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Product Line: Arista DCS-7050SX-72-R
Product Type: Network switch
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Product Description

The DCS-7050SX-72-R is a high-capacity network switch featuring 48xSFP+ and 6x40GbE (2x MXP) ports, supporting a total of 72 10GbE and 6 40GbE ports. It delivers a throughput of 1.44Tbps and a packet forwarding rate of 1080 Mpps, with a low latency of 550 ns. Designed for efficiency and reliability, it includes dual AC power supplies, rear-to-front airflow, hot-swappable components, and operates within a temperature range of 0 to 40°C.

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

  • What are the total 40GbE and 10GbE ports available on the 48xSFP+ & 6x40GbE (2x MXP) switch?
    The switch has 6 Total 40GbE ports and 72 Total 10GbE ports.
  • How does the airflow direction function in this device?
    It utilizes a rear-to-front airflow system.
  • Can you detail the power supply configuration of the switch?
    The switch is equipped with dual AC power supplies, supporting 1+1 redundancy.
  • What is the throughput capability of the 48xSFP+ & 6x40GbE (2x MXP) switch?
    It can achieve a throughput of 1.44Tbps.
  • What are the CPU specifications and system memory size?
    The switch features a Quad-Core x86 CPU and has 4 Gigabytes of system memory.
  • Is SSD storage available on this switch?
    Yes, SSD storage is optional and available up to 120Gigabytes.
  • What are the management and connectivity options available?
    It has 1 10/100/1000 management port, 1 RS-232 serial port (RJ-45), and 1 USB port.
  • How is the cooling system designed in the switch to ensure reliability?
    The cooling system includes hot-swappable fans with N+1 redundancy.
  • What is the typical and maximum power draw of the 48xSFP+ & 6x40GbE (2x MXP) switch?
    The typical power draw is 144W, and the maximum power draw is 267W.
  • What are the operating and storage temperature ranges for the switch?
    The operating temperature range is 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F), and the storage temperature range is -25 to 70°C (-13 to 158°F).

Product Review

The Arista DCS-7050SX-72-R offers high throughput and low latency, with a capacity of 1.44Tbps and 550 ns respectively, making it suitable for data-intensive applications. However, its operating temperature range is limited to 0-40°C, potentially restricting deployment in environments with extreme temperatures. Additionally, the switch provides flexibility through its 72x10GbE and 6x40GbE ports, but the fixed configuration may not meet the needs of all network designs requiring higher port density or different configurations.


The Arista DCS-7050SX-72-R is a high-performance switch designed for data center environments requiring high bandwidth and low latency. It features 48 SFP+ ports and 6 40GbE ports, which includes 2 Multiport eXpansion (MXP) slots, providing a flexible and scalable solution for network infrastructure. This switch supports a total of 72 10GbE ports and 6 40GbE ports, catering to diverse networking requirements. With a throughput of 1.44Tbps and the capability to process up to 1080 million packets per second (Mpps), the Arista DCS-7050SX-72-R ensures efficient data transmission across the network. It boasts a low latency of 550 nanoseconds, facilitating swift data processing and transmission, which is critical for applications requiring real-time responses. The hardware is powered by a quad-core x86 CPU and comes with 4 gigabytes of system memory. Additionally, it has 4 gigabytes of flash storage memory, with an option to expand storage using a 120-gigabyte SSD. The switch is equipped with a 12MB packet buffer memory that utilizes dynamic buffer allocation, optimizing memory usage and enhancing network performance. Connectivity options include a single 10/100/1000 management port, one RS-232 serial port (RJ-45), and a USB port, providing versatility in management and configuration. The Arista DCS-7050SX-72-R is designed with redundancy in mind, featuring dual AC power supplies and four hot-swappable fans with N+1 redundancy, ensuring uninterrupted operation and reliability. Energy efficiency is a key consideration, with a typical power draw of 144 watts and a maximum power draw of 267 watts. The compact design measures 19 inches in width, 1.75 inches in height, and 16 inches in depth, making it suitable for space-constrained environments. It weighs 19 pounds (8.6 kilograms), allowing for easy installation and maintenance. The switch operates effectively within a temperature range of 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F) and can be stored in temperatures ranging from -25 to 70°C (-13 to 158°F), ensuring durability and reliability in various environmental conditions. Key features include: -
  • Rear-to-front airflow design, promoting efficient cooling and system reliability.
  • Dual AC power supplies for power redundancy, minimizing downtime and enhancing network availability.
  • Hot-swappable components, including power supplies and fans, for easy maintenance without disrupting network operations.
The Arista DCS-7050SX-72-R is an ideal solution for data centers and high-density networking environments that demand high performance, scalability, and reliability. Its comprehensive feature set and hardware specifications make it a versatile choice for managing complex network architectures and supporting critical applications.


ModelArista DCS-7050SX-72-R
Ports48x SFP+ & 6x 40GbE (includes 2 MXP)
Airflow DirectionRear to Front
Power Supply ConfigurationTwo AC units
40GbE Interface Count6
10GbE Interface Count72
Data Transfer Rate1.44 Terabits per second
Packet Forwarding Rate1080 Million packets per second
Network Latency550 nanoseconds
Processor TypeQuad-Core x86 Processor
Internal Flash Memory4 GB
Optional SSD120 GB
Buffer Size12 MB (Dynamic Allocation)
Management Interface1x 10/100/1000 Ethernet
Serial Console Port1 (RJ-45)
USB Interface1
Power SuppliesDual, Hot-swappable (1+1 redundancy)
Fan ModulesFour, Hot-swappable (N+1 redundancy)
Power ConsumptionTypical: 144W / Maximum: 267W
Dimensions19 x 1.75 x 16 inches (48.3 x 4.4 x 40.6 cm)
Unit Weight19 pounds (8.6 kg)
Operational Temperature Range0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature Range-25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)

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