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by Arista
Product Line: Arista DCS-7050SX-72-R
Product Type: Network switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $1,443.00
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$0.00 - $1,443.00
Current price $1,443.00
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Product Description

The DCS-7160-48TC6-R is a high-capacity network switch featuring 48x10GbE RJ45 (1/10G) ports and 6x100GbE QSFP ports, designed for efficient data center operations with a rear to front air cooling system. It supports up to 72x10GbE, 24x25GbE, 12x50GbE, and 6x40GbE configurations, delivering a maximum throughput of 2.16Tbps and a packet processing capacity of 2.4 billion packets per second. The switch is engineered with a quad-core x86 CPU, 8 GB system memory, 4 GB flash storage, and features hot-swappable power supplies and fans for enhanced reliability and uptime.

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

  • What is the maximum number of 10GbE RJ45 ports available on this switch?
    The switch supports up to 72 10GbE RJ45 ports.
  • How does the switch ensure redundancy?
    It includes 2 hot-swap power supplies (1+1 redundant) and 4 hot-swappable fans (N+1 redundant).
  • What is the throughput capacity of the switch?
    The throughput capacity of the switch is 2.16 Terabits per second (Tbps).
  • Can the switch support 50GbE, and if yes, what is the maximum number of 50GbE ports?
    Yes, the switch can support 50GbE with a maximum of 12 ports.
  • What are the cooling direction and power supply specifications?
    The switch features rear to front air cooling and comes with 2 AC power supplies, along with 2 C13-C14 cables.
  • What type of CPU and how much system memory does the switch have?
    The switch is equipped with a Quad-Core x86 CPU and has 8 GB of system memory.
  • How many USB ports are available on the switch?
    There are 2 USB ports available on the switch.
  • What are the management and serial port specifications?
    It has 1 100/1000 management port and 1 RS-232 serial port (RJ-45).
  • What is the size and weight of the switch?
    The size of the switch is 19 x 1.75 x 16 inches (48.3 x 4.4 x 40.6 cm), and it weighs 20.42 lbs (9.3 kg).
  • What are the typical and maximum power draw values?
    The typical power draw is 408W, and the maximum power draw is 482W.

Product Review

The Arista DCS-7160-48TC6-R offers high port density with 48x10GbE RJ45 and 6x100GbE QSFP ports, supporting a variety of network deployments with its scalable throughput of 2.16Tbps and low latency starting from 3 microseconds. However, its power consumption, peaking at 482W, might be a concern for energy-sensitive environments. Additionally, the device's comprehensive redundancy features with hot-swappable power supplies and fans ensure minimal downtime, making it a reliable choice for critical network infrastructure.


The Arista DCS-7160-48TC6-R is a high-capacity, 1U network switch designed to accommodate the demanding needs of modern data centers and high-performance computing environments. This switch offers a comprehensive set of features with a focus on scalability, efficiency, and performance. At the core of its design, the device boasts 48 10GbE RJ45 ports that support both 1G and 10G speeds, providing flexibility for various networking requirements. Additionally, it includes 6 100GbE QSFP ports for high-speed uplinks or inter-switch connectivity, ensuring the capacity to handle significant data throughput and bandwidth-intensive applications. The switch supports up to 12 50GbE ports, 6 40GbE ports, 24 25GbE ports, and a total of 72 10GbE ports through the use of break-out cables, making it a versatile option for environments where a mix of port speeds is necessary. With a throughput of 2.16Tbps and the ability to process up to 2.4 billion packets per second (1.2Bpps per half-duplex), the Arista DCS-7160-48TC6-R can efficiently manage heavy traffic loads, minimizing bottlenecks and ensuring smooth data flow across the network. The switch's performance is further enhanced by its low latency, starting from 3 microseconds, which is critical for applications requiring high-speed data transmission and real-time processing. This feature is particularly beneficial in financial trading environments, high-performance computing, and cloud data centers where every microsecond counts. Powered by a quad-core x86 CPU and equipped with 8 GB of system memory and 4 GB of flash storage memory, the Arista DCS-7160-48TC6-R is capable of handling complex routing, security, and management tasks. Network administrators will appreciate the convenience of the 100/1000 management ports, RS-232 serial port for console access, and dual USB ports for additional storage or firmware updates. The switch is designed with operational efficiency and reliability in mind, featuring: - Hot-swappable dual AC power supplies for 1+1 redundancy, ensuring uninterrupted operation in case of a power supply failure. - Four hot-swappable fans configured for N+1 redundancy to maintain optimal cooling even if a fan fails. - Rear to front air flow, which aligns with the cooling strategies of most data center racks, helping to maintain temperature consistency and improve energy efficiency. Other notable specifications include:
  • Maximum power consumption of 482W with a typical operating power draw of 408W, reflecting its energy-efficient design.
  • Compact dimensions of 19 x 1.75 x 16 inches, allowing it to fit in standard data center racks without occupying excessive space.
  • A weight of 20.42lbs, making it relatively easy to handle during installation or maintenance activities.
Overall, the Arista DCS-7160-48TC6-R switch is engineered to meet the demands of next-generation data centers, offering extensive port density, high throughput, and low latency in a compact, energy-efficient form factor. Its advanced features and capabilities make it an ideal solution for organizations looking to optimize their network performance and scalability.


Part NumberArista DCS-7160-48TC6-R
Interface48x10GbE RJ45 (1/10G), 6x100GbE QSFP
Airflow DirectionRear to Front
Power Supplies Included2 AC Units
Power Cables2 C13-C14
Maximum 50GbE Ports12
Maximum 40GbE Ports6
Maximum 25GbE Ports24
Maximum 10GbE Ports72
Data Throughput2.16 Terabits per second
Packets per Second2.4 Billion (1.2 Billion per second per direction)
Network LatencyAs low as 3 microseconds
ProcessorQuad-Core x86
Main Memory8GB
Storage for Firmware and Logs4GB Flash
Management Port1x100/1000Base-T
Serial Console Port1 (RJ-45)
USB Interfaces2
Replaceable Power Supplies2 (with 1+1 redundancy)
Exchangeable Fans4 (with N+1 redundancy)
Form Factor1 Rack Unit
Dimensions19 x 1.75 x 16 inches (48.3 x 4.4 x 40.6 cm)
Energy ConsumptionTypical 408W / Maximum 482W
Device Mass20.42 pounds (9.3 kg)

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