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by Arista
Product Line: Arista Networks
Product Type: Switch
Original price $8,684.00 - Original price $12,635.00
Original price
$8,684.00 - $12,635.00
Current price $12,635.00
Title: Surplus

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Product Description

The DCS-7050SX3-48C8-F Arista switch features 48x10GbE SFP and 8x100GbE QSFP100 ports, supporting up to 64 Max Total Interfaces with a throughput of 1.28 (2.56) Tbps and a packets per second rate of 1 Bpps. It is equipped with a Quad-Core x86 CPU, 16GB of system memory, and 32 GB of flash storage, alongside a dynamic packet buffer memory of 32 MB. The unit is designed for efficiency with front-to-rear air cooling, measures 19 x 1.75 x 18.4 in, and includes 2xAC power supplies for reliability in high-demand environments.

Key Feature for the DCS-7050SX3-48C8-F

  • What is the maximum number of 10GbE ports available on the switch?
    The maximum number of 10GbE ports available is 64.
  • How does the 8x100GbE QSFP100 switch manage cooling?
    It utilizes a front-to-rear air cooling mechanism.
  • What is the total throughput capacity of the switch?
    The total throughput capacity is 1.28 Tbps, expandable to 2.56 Tbps.
  • Can you detail the power supply options for this device?
    The device supports AC power supplies with part numbers PWR-511-AC-RED/BLUE.
  • What are the maximum 40GbE and 50GbE port capacities?
    Maximum capacities are 8 for 40GbE ports and 16 for 50GbE ports.
  • Describe the CPU and memory specifications.
    The switch is equipped with a Quad-Core x86 CPU, 16GB of system memory, and 32GB of flash storage.
  • What is the switch's packet buffer memory size?
    The packet buffer memory size is 32 MB with Dynamic Buffer Allocation.
  • What are the dimensions and weight of the switch?
    The dimensions are 19 x 1.75 x 18.4 inches (48.3 x 4.4 x 46.8 cm), and it weighs 21 lbs (9.45kgs).
  • How many management and RS-232 serial ports does the switch have?
    There is 1 management port and 1 RS-232 serial port (RJ-45).
  • What are the latency and packets per second capabilities of the switch?
    The latency is 800 ns, and it can handle 1 billion packets per second (1 Bpps).

Product Review

The Arista DCS-7050SX3-48C8-F offers high throughput and low latency, with 1.28 Tbps throughput and 800 ns latency, catering to demanding network environments. However, its packet buffer memory is limited to 32 MB, which may pose challenges during high-traffic scenarios. Additionally, the switch provides flexibility in network design with a variety of port speeds, though the maximum number of 100GbE ports is restricted to eight, potentially limiting in high-density deployments.


The Arista DCS-7050SX3-48C8-F is a high-performance switch designed to meet the demands of modern data centers and networking environments. This switch provides a comprehensive set of features to support a wide range of applications, including cloud computing, virtualization, and high-performance computing. At its core, the Arista DCS-7050SX3-48C8-F offers 48x10GbE SFP and 8x100GbE QSFP100 ports, enabling versatile connectivity options for various network architectures. This flexibility is further enhanced by the ability to support up to 64x10GbE ports through breakout cables, making it an ideal solution for environments requiring high-density 10GbE or 25GbE deployments. Additionally, the switch supports up to 16x50GbE, 8x40GbE, and 16x25GbE configurations, providing scalability for growing network demands. The switch's performance is highlighted by its throughput of 1.28 Tbps, which can be doubled to 2.56 Tbps, and its ability to handle 1 billion packets per second (Bpps) with a low latency of 800 nanoseconds. These specifications ensure efficient data processing and rapid transmission across the network, minimizing bottlenecks and enhancing overall system performance. Under the hood, the Arista DCS-7050SX3-48C8-F is powered by a quad-core x86 CPU and equipped with 16GB of system memory and 32GB of flash storage. This robust processing capability allows for smooth operation and efficient handling of complex routing, switching, and security protocols. The switch also features 32MB of dynamic buffer allocation, which optimizes memory utilization and ensures consistent performance under varying network conditions.
  • Management is simplified with a dedicated management port and an RS-232 serial port for console access, allowing for straightforward configuration and monitoring.
  • The switch's physical design is optimized for data center environments, with front-to-rear airflow ensuring efficient cooling and dual AC power supplies for redundancy.
  • For maintenance and peripheral connectivity, the switch includes a USB port, facilitating firmware upgrades and file transfers.
Measuring 19 inches in width, 1.75 inches in height, and 18.4 inches in depth, and weighing 21 pounds, the Arista DCS-7050SX3-48C8-F is designed to fit seamlessly into standard data center racks. Its compact form factor and lightweight design make it easy to deploy and manage, without compromising on power and performance. In conclusion, the Arista DCS-7050SX3-48C8-F is a versatile and efficient switch that caters to the needs of high-performance networks. With its advanced hardware specifications and support for multiple port configurations, it provides a scalable solution for organizations looking to upgrade their network infrastructure to support higher speeds and more connections.


Part Number & Manufacturer Arista DCS-7050SX3-48C8-F
Configuration 48x10GbE SFP ports, 8x100GbE QSFP28 ports
Airflow Direction Front-to-back
Power Supply Units 2xAC
Maximum 100GbE Ports 8
Maximum 50GbE Ports 16
Maximum 40GbE Ports 8
Maximum 25GbE Ports 16
Maximum 10GbE Ports 64
Maximum 1GbE Ports 48
Total Interface Capacity 64
Data Throughput 1.28 Tbps (up to 2.56 Tbps with oversubscription)
Forwarding Rate 1 Billion pps
Network Latency 800 nanoseconds
Processor Quad-Core x86 architecture
Internal Storage 32 GB Flash
Packet Buffer Memory 32 MB with Dynamic Allocation
Management Interface 1 port
Serial Console Port 1 (RJ-45 connector)
Dimensions 19 x 1.75 x 18.4 inches (48.3 x 4.4 x 46.8 cm)
Unit Weight 21 pounds (9.45 kg)
Compatible Power Supplies PWR-511-AC-RED/BLUE, PWR-511-DC-RED/BLUE
USB Interface 1 port

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