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by Arista
Product Line: Arista Networks
Product Type: Switch
Original price $2,001.00 - Original price $3,348.00
Original price
$2,001.00 - $3,348.00
Current price $3,348.00
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Product Description

The DCS-7050SX-96-F is a high-performance switch featuring 48xSFP+ and 12x40GbE (4x MXP) ports, designed for efficient networking with a throughput of 1.92Tbps and a latency of 550 ns. It is equipped with dual AC power supplies, hot-swappable fans, and supports front-to-rear airflow to maintain optimal operating temperatures. Additional technical specifications include a Quad-Core x86 CPU, 4 Gigabytes of system memory, and optional 120 Gigabytes SSD storage, ensuring reliable and scalable network performance.

Key Feature for the DCS-7050SX-96-F

  • What is the total number of 40GbE ports available on the 48xSFP+ & 12x40GbE (4x MXP) switch?
    The total number of 40GbE ports available is 12.
  • Can you detail the airflow direction and cooling mechanism of the switch?
    The switch features front-to-rear airflow with hot-swappable fans, providing N+1 redundant cooling.
  • How many power supplies does the switch include, and what type are they?
    It includes dual AC power supplies, both of which are hot-swappable for 1+1 redundancy.
  • What is the switch's throughput capacity?
    The switch's throughput capacity is 1.92 Terabits per second (Tbps).
  • Does the switch support SSD storage, and if so, what is the capacity?
    Yes, the switch supports SSD storage as an option, with a capacity of 120 Gigabytes.
  • What is the CPU specification for the switch?
    The switch is powered by a Quad-Core x86 CPU.
  • What are the memory specifications for the switch, including system, flash, and packet buffer memory?
    The switch has 4 Gigabytes of system memory, 4 Gigabytes of flash storage memory, and 12MB of dynamic buffer allocation for packet buffer memory.
  • How many USB ports does the switch have, and what types are they?
    The switch has 1 USB port for management and peripheral connectivity.
  • What are the typical and maximum power draw values for the switch?
    The typical power draw is 159 Watts, and the maximum power draw is 290 Watts.
  • 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-96-F switch delivers high performance with a throughput of 1.92Tbps and low latency of 550 ns, supporting dense 10GbE and 40GbE configurations with 48 SFP+ and 12 40GbE ports. However, its operating temperature range is limited to 0-40°C, potentially restricting deployment in environments with extreme temperatures. The inclusion of redundant power supplies and hot-swappable fans enhances reliability, but the base system memory and flash storage at 4 Gigabytes each might be insufficient for complex, memory-intensive operations.


The Arista DCS-7050SX-96-F is a high-performance switch designed to meet the needs of data-intensive networks. This model integrates 48 SFP+ ports and 12 40GbE ports, which includes 4x MXP (Multiport Expansion ports), offering a versatile solution for various networking requirements. The switch is engineered to support a front-to-rear airflow scheme, ensuring optimal cooling for all components during operation. Powering the Arista DCS-7050SX-96-F are dual AC power supplies, which provide redundancy and reliability for continuous network operation. This feature is crucial for maintaining network integrity and reducing downtime in case of a power supply failure. The switch boasts a total of 12 40GbE ports and 96 10GbE ports, making it a formidable backbone for high-capacity networking tasks. With a throughput of 1.92Tbps and the capability to process up to 1440 million packets per second (Mpps), this switch is built to handle substantial data traffic with minimal latency, clocked at 550 nanoseconds. At its core, the device is powered by a Quad-Core x86 CPU, supplemented with 4 Gigabytes of system memory, and an equal amount of flash storage memory. For environments demanding additional storage, an optional SSD with a capacity of 120 Gigabytes is available. The Arista DCS-7050SX-96-F is equipped with a dynamic buffer allocation system that utilizes 12MB of packet buffer memory, optimizing the flow of data and reducing packet loss during peak loads. Connectivity options include a 10/100/1000 management port, an RS-232 serial port with an RJ-45 connector, and a USB port for local storage or configurations. For maintenance and upgrades, the switch offers hot-swappable components, including two power supplies and four fans. This design ensures minimal disruption to network operations when performing hardware replacements or maintenance.
  • Hot-swap Power Supply: 2 (1+1 redundant)
  • Hot-swappable Fans: 4 (N+1 redundant)
  • Typical/Max Power Draw: 159W / 290W
The physical dimensions of the switch are 19 inches in width, 1.75 inches in height, and 16 inches in depth, with a weight of 20lbs (9.1kg), allowing for easy integration into standard rack setups. It operates efficiently within a temperature range of 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F) and can be stored in conditions ranging from -25 to 70°C (-13 to 158°F). The Arista DCS-7050SX-96-F stands out not only for its hardware specifications but also for its ability to deliver high-speed connectivity, reliability, and flexibility in handling data traffic across various network environments. This switch is tailored for organizations looking to scale their network infrastructure efficiently while maintaining high levels of data throughput and reliability.


ModelArista DCS-7050SX-96-F
Configuration48 SFP+ ports & 12 40GbE ports (includes 4 MXP interfaces)
Airflow DirectionFront-to-rear
Power Supply TypeTwo AC units
Count of 40GbE Interfaces12
Count of 10GbE Interfaces96
Network Throughput1.92 Terabits per second
Forwarding Rate1440 Million packets per second
Network Latency550 nanoseconds
ProcessorQuad-Core x86 CPU
Main Memory4 GB
Internal Flash Memory4 GB
Optional SSD Capacity120 GB
Dynamic Packet Buffer Size12 Megabytes
Management PortOne 10/100/1000 port
Serial Console PortOne RS-232 (RJ-45 interface)
USB InterfaceOne port
Redundant Power UnitsTwo, with hot-swap capability
Redundant Fan ModulesFour, with N+1 redundancy
Energy Consumption (Typical/Maximum)159W / 290W
Dimensions19 x 1.75 x 16 inches (48.3 x 4.4 x 40.6 cm)
Unit Weight20 pounds (9.1 kg)
Operational Temperature Range0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Temperature Range for Storage-25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)

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