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by Arista
Product Line: Arista
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The DCS-7160-48TC6-F Arista switch features 48x10GbE RJ45 ports and 6x100GbE QSFP ports, with a capability to support up to 72 10GbE ports through configuration. It delivers a high throughput of 2.16Tbps and a packet processing rate of 2.4 billion packets per second, with a minimal latency starting from 3 microseconds. Equipped with a quad-core x86 CPU, 8 GB system memory, and 4 GB flash storage, this 1U-sized switch is designed for efficient operation with front to rear air cooling, two AC power supplies, and four hot-swappable fans for redundancy.

Key Feature for the DCS-7160-48TC6-F

  • What is the maximum number of 10GbE ports available on this switch?
    The maximum number of 10GbE ports is 72.
  • Can you provide the power consumption details for part number High Capacity 48x10GbE RJ45 (1/10G) 6 x 100GbE QSFP switch?
    Typical power draw is 408W, with a maximum of 482W.
  • What is the throughput capability of this networking switch?
    The throughput capability is 2.16 Terabits per second (Tbps).
  • How many hot-swappable power supplies does the High Capacity 48x10GbE RJ45 (1/10G) 6 x 100GbE QSFP switch support?
    It supports 2 hot-swap power supplies (1+1 redundant).
  • What type of cooling system is implemented in this device?
    The device uses a front to rear air cooling system.
  • What are the rack unit dimensions for the High Capacity 48x10GbE RJ45 (1/10G) 6 x 100GbE QSFP switch?
    The dimensions are 19 x 1.75 x 16 inches (48.3 x 4.4 x 40.6 cm).
  • How many USB ports are available on this switch?
    There are 2 USB ports available.
  • What is the latency range for the High Capacity 48x10GbE RJ45 (1/10G) 6 x 100GbE QSFP switch?
    Latency starts from 3 microseconds.
  • What is the CPU specification for this networking hardware?
    The CPU is a Quad-Core x86.
  • How many RS-232 serial ports does the High Capacity 48x10GbE RJ45 (1/10G) 6 x 100GbE QSFP switch have?
    It has 1 RS-232 serial port (RJ-45).

Product Review

The Arista DCS-7160-48TC6-F switch offers high-density connectivity with 48x10GbE and 6x100GbE ports, supporting a range of port speeds for versatile network configurations. Though it boasts a substantial throughput of 2.16Tbps and low latency from 3 microseconds, potential users should note its power consumption, with a maximum draw of 482W. Additionally, the switch includes redundant power supplies and fans, enhancing reliability, but its quad-core CPU and 8 GB of system memory may be limiting for extremely demanding tasks or future-proofing needs.


The Arista DCS-7160-48TC6-F is a high-performance switch designed to meet the demands of modern data centers and high-end enterprise networks. It features 48 10GbE RJ45 ports that support both 1G and 10G speeds, offering flexibility for various network deployments. Additionally, the switch is equipped with six 100GbE QSFP ports, enhancing its capability to handle high-capacity uplinks and network spine connections. This combination of port types and speeds makes the device suitable for a wide range of applications, from server aggregation to high-density wiring closets. Key hardware specifications include: - High throughput capacity of 2.16Tbps and packet processing rate of 2.4 billion packets per second (Bpps), which ensures low latency and high data transfer rates. The switch's latency starts from 3 microseconds, enabling fast communication between connected devices. - A powerful quad-core x86 CPU, coupled with 8 GB of system memory and 4 GB of flash storage memory, provides ample processing power and storage for the switch's operating system and applications. - The switch offers various connectivity options, including a 100/1000 management port, an RS-232 serial port via RJ-45 for console management, and two USB ports for additional storage or peripheral connectivity. Other notable features include: - The switch supports up to 12 50GbE ports, 6 40GbE ports, 24 25GbE ports, and a maximum of 72 10GbE ports when using breakout cables, providing exceptional port density and flexibility for network design. - Designed for reliability, the Arista DCS-7160-48TC6-F includes two hot-swappable AC power supplies with 1+1 redundancy and four hot-swappable fans with N+1 redundancy, ensuring uninterrupted operation and easy maintenance. - The device's efficient cooling mechanism is supported by a front-to-rear air flow scheme, which helps maintain optimal operating temperatures and improves energy efficiency. - With a 1U form factor, the switch has dimensions of 19 x 1.75 x 16 inches (48.3 x 4.4 x 40.6 cm) and weighs 20.42 lbs (9.3 kg), making it compact and suitable for space-constrained environments. - The typical and maximum power draw of the switch are 408W and 482W, respectively, indicating its energy efficiency while handling high workloads. Connectivity and Expansion Options: -
  • 1 x 100/1000 Management Port
  • 1 x RS-232 Serial Port (RJ-45)
  • 2 x USB Ports
Designed for scalability, the Arista DCS-7160-48TC6-F can cater to the evolving needs of complex networks by offering a high degree of port customization alongside its robust performance metrics. This switch represents a strategic investment for organizations aiming to build or upgrade their network infrastructure with a device that offers high throughput, low latency, and a rich feature set tailored for modern networking demands.


Item Number DCS-7160-48TC6-F
Creator Arista
Interface Count 48-port 10GbE RJ45 (1/10G), 6-port 100GbE QSFP
Cooling Direction Airflow from front to back
Power Supply Units 2 AC
Power Cord Type 2 C13-C14
Maximum 50GbE Port Count 12
Maximum 40GbE Port Count 6
Maximum 25GbE Port Count 24
Maximum 10GbE Port Count 72
Data Transfer Rate 2.16 Terabits per second
Packet Forwarding Rate 2.4 billion pps (1.2 billion pps per direction)
Signal Latency As low as 3 microseconds
Processor Type Quad-Core x86
Main Memory 8 GB
Storage Memory 4 GB Flash
Management Port 1 x 100/1000
Serial Port Type 1 x RS-232 (RJ-45)
USB Port Count 2
Redundant Power Modules 2 (1+1 configuration)
Replaceable Fan Modules 4 (N+1 configuration)
Form Factor 1U
Dimensions 19 x 1.75 x 16 inches (48.3 x 4.4 x 40.6 cm)
Power Consumption (Typical/Maximum) 408W / 482W
Unit Weight 20.42 lbs (9.3 kg)

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