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by Arista
Product Line: ARISTA DCS-7050SX-72-F
Product Type: Network switch
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Product Description

The DCS-7050SX-72-F Arista switch features 48xSFP+ ports and 6x40GbE ports, including 2x MXP, supporting a total of 72 10GbE ports and 6 40GbE ports, with a throughput of 1.44Tbps and a packet processing capability of 1080 Mpps. It is designed with front-to-rear airflow, dual AC power supplies, and hot-swappable components, including two power supplies and four fans, to ensure uninterrupted operation. Technical specifications include a quad-core x86 CPU, 4 Gigabytes of system memory and flash storage each, with an optional 120 Gigabytes SSD storage, and a dynamic 12MB packet buffer memory, all within a 19 x 1.75 x 16” chassis weighing 19lbs.

Key Feature for the DCS-7050SX-72-F

  • What is the total number of 10GbE ports available on the 48xSFP+ & 6x40GbE (2x MXP) switch?
    The switch offers a total of 72 10GbE ports.
  • How does the front-to-rear airflow mechanism benefit the 48xSFP+ & 6x40GbE (2x MXP) switch?
    Front-to-rear airflow aids in efficient cooling, maintaining optimal operating temperatures for hardware components.
  • Can you describe the power supply configuration of the switch?
    The switch is equipped with dual AC power supplies, which are hot-swappable and provide 1+1 redundancy for improved reliability.
  • What are the key performance metrics of the switch's throughput and packets per second (pps) capability?
    It delivers a throughput of 1.44Tbps and processes up to 1080 million packets per second (Mpps).
  • Detail the CPU and memory specifications of the switch.
    The switch features a Quad-Core x86 CPU, 4 Gigabytes of system memory, and 4 Gigabytes of flash storage memory. An optional 120 Gigabyte SSD storage is also available.
  • What is the size and weight of the switch?
    The switch measures 19 x 1.75 x 16 inches (48.3x 4.4x 40.6cm) and weighs 19lbs (8.6kg).
  • Explain the switch's packet buffer memory feature.
    It has 12MB of packet buffer memory, utilizing dynamic buffer allocation to efficiently manage network traffic and reduce congestion.
  • What types of physical connectivity ports are available on the switch?
    The switch includes 1 10/100/1000 management port, 1 RS-232 serial port (RJ-45), and 1 USB port.
  • How many hot-swappable fans does the switch have, and what redundancy do they offer?
    There are 4 hot-swappable fans with N+1 redundancy, ensuring uninterrupted operation even if one fan fails.
  • What are the power consumption specifications for the switch?
    The typical power draw is 144W, with a maximum of 267W under full operational load.

Product Review

The Arista DCS-7050SX-72-F offers a high throughput of 1.44Tbps and a packets per second rate of 1080 Mpps, making it suitable for environments requiring high performance and low latency, with a latency of 550 ns. Despite its capabilities, the switch is limited by its operating temperature range of 0 to 40°C, potentially restricting its deployment in environments with extreme temperatures. Additionally, the dual AC power supplies and hot-swappable components provide redundancy, but the system memory and flash storage at 4 Gigabytes each might be viewed as minimal for advanced networking tasks requiring extensive logging or complex rule sets.


The Arista DCS-7050SX-72-F is a high-performance switch designed for data center networks, featuring a comprehensive set of hardware specifications that cater to demanding networking environments. This switch offers a blend of 48 SFP+ ports and 6 40GbE ports, which include 2 MXP (multi-speed port) configurations, facilitating versatile connectivity options for a variety of network designs and bandwidth requirements. With a total of 72 10GbE ports and 6 40GbE ports, the switch is engineered to support extensive data throughput and high-speed connectivity across the network. It boasts a substantial throughput capacity of 1.44 Tbps and can handle 1080 million packets per second (Mpps), ensuring efficient data processing and transmission across the network infrastructure. The switch's latency is optimized at 550 nanoseconds, providing swift data transmission that is critical for time-sensitive applications. The hardware is powered by a quad-core x86 CPU and is equipped with 4 gigabytes of system memory, ensuring smooth operation and ample capacity for handling network management tasks. Additionally, it features 4 gigabytes of flash storage memory with an optional SSD storage upgrade available, offering up to 120 gigabytes for enhanced data storage capabilities. The packet buffer memory is 12MB, utilizing dynamic buffer allocation to efficiently manage network traffic and prevent congestion. Connectivity options include a single 10/100/1000 management port, one RS-232 serial port (RJ-45), and a USB port, facilitating versatile management and configuration interfaces. The switch is designed with redundancy in mind, featuring dual AC power supplies and hot-swappable components, including two power supplies and four fans, to ensure uninterrupted operation and easy maintenance.
  • Front-to-rear airflow design supports efficient cooling and reliable performance under various operating conditions.
  • Hot-swap power supply and fans offer 1+1 and N+1 redundancy, respectively, minimizing downtime and enhancing system reliability.
  • Energy efficiency is a focus, with a typical power draw of 144W and a maximum of 267W, reflecting the switch's ability to balance performance with energy consumption.
The physical dimensions of the switch are 19 inches in width, 1.75 inches in height, and 16 inches in depth, making it suitable for standard rack mounting in data centers. Weighing 19 pounds (8.6kg), it is designed to be both compact and lightweight, facilitating easy installation and handling. The operating temperature range is from 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F), and it can be stored in temperatures ranging from -25 to 70°C (-13 to 158°F), ensuring durability and reliability in various environmental conditions. The Arista DCS-7050SX-72-F is tailored for organizations requiring high-capacity, low-latency networking hardware that can efficiently handle large volumes of data. With its advanced features and specifications, it is an ideal solution for data centers looking to optimize their network performance and reliability.


Part Number and Manufacturer Arista DCS-7050SX-72-F
Configuration 48 SFP+ ports & 6 40GbE ports (includes 2 MXP)
Airflow Direction Front-to-back
Power Supply Units Two AC, redundant
40GbE Port Count 6
10GbE Port Count 72
Switching Capacity 1.44 Terabits per second
Forwarding Rate 1080 Million packets per second
Switch Latency 550 nanoseconds
Processor Type Quad-core x86
Main Memory 4 GB
Internal Flash Memory 4 GB
Optional SSD Capacity 120 GB
Buffer Memory 12 MB with dynamic allocation
Management Port 1 Gigabit Ethernet
Serial Console Port 1 RJ-45 RS-232
USB Interface 1 port
Redundant Power Supplies Yes, 1+1 configuration
Replaceable Fan Units 4, with N+1 redundancy
Power Consumption (Typical/Maximum) 144W / 267W
Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth) 19 x 1.75 x 16 inches (48.3 x 4.4 x 40.6 cm)
Unit Weight 19 pounds (8.6 kg)
Operational Temperature Range 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
Storage Temperature Range -13°F to 158°F (-25°C to 70°C)

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