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by Arista
Product Line: Arista
Product Type: Switch
Original price $6,695.00 - Original price $9,359.00
Original price
$6,695.00 - $9,359.00
Current price $9,359.00
Title: Surplus

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Product Description

The DCS-7160-32CQ-R is a high-capacity network switch offering 32 x 100GbE QSFP ports and supports up to 128 x 25GbE and 128 x 10GbE configurations, providing versatile connectivity options. It delivers exceptional performance with a throughput of 6.4Tbps and a packets per second rate of 2.4Bpps, with ultra-low latency starting from 2us. This 1U switch is equipped with dual AC power supplies, 4 hot-swappable fans for optimal cooling, and a quad-core x86 CPU with 8 GB of system memory, ensuring reliable and efficient operation in demanding network environments.

Key Feature for the DCS-7160-32CQ-R

  • What is the maximum number of 100GbE ports available on this switch?
    The High Capacity 32 x 100GbE QSFP switch supports up to 32 100GbE ports.
  • How does air flow through the device?
    Air flows from the rear to the front, ensuring efficient cooling.
  • What are the power supply specifications for this switch?
    It comes equipped with 2 x AC power supplies and includes 2 x C13-C14 cords.
  • Can the switch support 50GbE ports, and if so, how many?
    Yes, the switch can support up to 64 50GbE ports.
  • What is the throughput capability of the switch?
    The switch offers a throughput of 6.4Tbps.
  • What are the maximum 40GbE and 25GbE port capacities?
    The switch can support up to 32 40GbE ports and 128 25GbE ports, respectively.
  • What type of CPU does the switch use?
    The switch is powered by a Quad-Core x86 CPU.
  • How much system memory is standard, and what is the maximum supported?
    Standard system memory is 8 GB, with an option to expand up to 32 GB.
  • What are the dimensions and weight of the switch?
    The switch measures 19 x 1.75 x 16 inches (48.3 x 4.4 x40.6cm) and weighs 19.2lbs (8.7kg).
  • Describe the redundancy features of the switch.
    The switch includes 2 (1+1 redundant) hot-swap power supplies and 4 (N+1 redundant) hot-swappable fans.

Product Review

The Arista DCS-7160-32CQ-R offers high-density connectivity with 32 x 100GbE QSFP ports, supporting up to 128 10/25GbE ports, making it highly versatile for various network demands. However, its throughput of 6.4Tbps, while substantial, is paired with a minimum latency of 2us, which could be a limiting factor in ultra-low latency environments. Additionally, the switch features redundant power supplies and fans, enhancing its reliability, but its power consumption, peaking at 465W, may be a concern for energy-conscious deployments.


The Arista DCS-7160-32CQ-R is a high-capacity switch designed for data center and high-performance computing environments. This 1U device offers 32 x 100GbE QSFP ports, providing the flexibility to support a wide range of speeds and a high density of connections. It's engineered for scalability and efficiency, making it suitable for demanding network tasks. Key hardware specifications include: - 32 x 100GbE QSFP ports: These ports support breakout cables, allowing for increased port density and the ability to connect to devices at various speeds. This feature makes the switch versatile in different network architectures. - Throughput and Performance: The switch delivers a throughput of 6.4Tbps and can handle 2.4 billion packets per second (Bpps), with a latency as low as 2 microseconds. This high throughput ensures that data flows efficiently through the network, reducing bottlenecks and improving overall network performance. - CPU and Memory: It is equipped with a quad-core x86 CPU and comes with 8 GB of system memory, which can be optionally expanded to 32 GB. The flash storage memory of 4 GB is sufficient for operating system files and various applications, ensuring smooth operation. The Arista DCS-7160-32CQ-R also features: - A maximum capacity of 64 x 50GbE ports, 32 x 40GbE ports, 128 x 25GbE ports, and 128 x 10GbE ports, offering unparalleled flexibility in network design and connectivity options. - Hot-swappable power supplies and fans, ensuring uninterrupted operation and easy maintenance without the need to power down the switch. This redundancy is critical for maintaining network uptime and reliability. - A configuration that supports both rear to front air flow and comes with 2 AC power supplies along with 2 C13-C14 cords, making it adaptable to different data center layouts and power configurations. - Management and connectivity options including a 100/1000 management port, an RS-232 serial port (RJ-45), and a USB port, providing flexibility in network management and device configuration. Physically, the switch measures 19 x 1.75 x 16 inches (48.3 x 4.4 x 40.6 cm) and weighs 19.2 lbs (8.7 kg), making it compact enough for efficient use of rack space without compromising on port density or network capabilities. Its design accommodates efficient cooling and easy installation in a standard rack. The typical power draw of 310W, with a maximum of 465W, and the option for 500W AC or DC power supplies, underline the device's energy efficiency, considering its high performance and port density. This efficiency helps reduce operational costs, particularly in environments where multiple switches are deployed. In summary, the Arista DCS-7160-32CQ-R switch is designed to meet the needs of modern data centers. Its high port density, flexible connectivity options, and efficient performance specifications make it an ideal choice for organizations looking to build scalable, high-performance computing environments.


Model NumberArista DCS-7160-32CQ-R
Type32-port 100GbE QSFP Switch
Airflow DirectionBack to Front
Power Supply Units2 AC
Power Cables2 C13-C14 cords
Maximum 50GbE Ports64
Maximum 40GbE Ports32
Maximum 25GbE Ports128
Maximum 10GbE Ports128
Data Rate6.4 Terabits per second
Packets per Second2.4 Billion
Network LatencyMinimum 2 microseconds
ProcessorQuad-Core x86
Main Memory8 GB (Upgradeable to 32 GB)
Storage Memory4 GB Flash
Management Port1x 100/1000 Mbps
Serial Port1 RS-232 (RJ-45)
USB Ports1
Power Supply Redundancy2 (1+1 configuration)
Fan Redundancy4 (N+1 configuration)
Form Factor1U Rack Unit
Dimensions19 x 1.75 x 16 inches (48.3 x 4.4 x 40.6 cm)
Power ConsumptionTypical 310W / Maximum 465W
Device Weight19.2 pounds (8.7 kg)
Alternative Power Supplies500W AC and DC options

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