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Product Description

The DCS-7170-64C-F is a high-capacity, Arista-based networking switch featuring 64x QSFP100 and 2x SFP+ ports, enabling up to 64 Max 100GbE ports or 256 Max 25GbE ports for diverse connectivity options. It delivers substantial throughput and processing capability with a 12.8 Tbps throughput, up to 4.8 Bpps packets per second, and is powered by a multi-core x86 CPU with 16 GB system memory. Designed for efficiency and reliability, the unit includes hot-swap power supplies and hot-swappable fans, ensuring consistent performance with a typical power draw of 271 W and maximum of 571 W, all within a 2RU form factor.

Key Feature for the DCS-7170-64C-F

  • What is the maximum 100GbE port capacity of the networking device?
    The device supports up to 64 100GbE ports.
  • How does the device ensure high availability?
    It includes 2 (1+1 redundant) hot-swap power supplies and 4 (N+1 redundant) hot-swappable fans.
  • Can the device handle high-throughput applications?
    Yes, it has a throughput capacity of 12.8 Tbps and can process up to 4.8 billion packets per second.
  • What are the minimum and maximum relative humidity levels the device can operate within?
    The device operates within a relative humidity range of 5% (min) to 95% (max).
  • What type of CPU does the device use?
    It utilizes a multi-core x86 CPU.
  • What is the latency range of the device?
    Latency starts from 800 nanoseconds.
  • How much system memory is available on the device?
    There is 16 GB of system memory.
  • What are the power supply options for the device?
    The device offers 745W AC and 1900W DC power supplies.
  • What is the rack unit size and weight of the device?
    The device occupies 2RU and weighs 34lbs (15.6kg).
  • How many USB ports are available on the device?
    There is 1 USB port available.

Product Review

The Arista DCS-7170-64C-F offers high-density connectivity with up to 64 100GbE ports, supporting a range of other speeds for versatile network configurations, and its 12.8 Tbps throughput and up to 4.8 Bpps ensure high performance for data-intensive applications. However, its latency starts from 800 ns, which might not be the lowest available but is adequate for most applications. The switch also features redundancy with N+1 hot-swappable fans and 1+1 redundant power supplies, enhancing reliability, but its power consumption can peak at 571 W, which could impact operational costs in large-scale deployments.


The Arista DCS-7170-64C-F is a high-performance networking switch designed for data centers and high-demand computing environments. This device is engineered to deliver exceptional throughput and low latency, making it an ideal choice for a wide range of applications, including cloud computing, big data analytics, and high-frequency trading platforms. At the core of the Arista DCS-7170-64C-F are 64 QSFP100 ports, which provide the flexibility to support up to 64 100GbE connections. This capability is further expanded with the inclusion of 2 SFP+ Ports, allowing for up to 258 10GbE ports or 256 25GbE ports, depending on the configuration. This versatility ensures that the switch can handle the diverse connectivity requirements of modern data centers. Furthermore, the device supports a maximum of 128 50GbE ports and 64 40GbE ports, providing ample bandwidth for data-intensive operations. The Arista DCS-7170-64C-F boasts a throughput of 12.8 Tbps and can process up to 4.8 billion packets per second, ensuring efficient data handling under heavy loads. Latency is kept to a minimum, starting from 800 nanoseconds, which helps in maintaining high-speed data transmission across the network. Powered by a multi-core x86 CPU and equipped with 16 GB of system memory, this switch is designed for reliability and efficient operation. The system also includes a USB port for additional connectivity options. For redundancy and reliability, the Arista DCS-7170-64C-F features two hot-swap power supplies configured in a 1+1 redundant setup to ensure continuous operation, even in the event of a power supply failure. Power consumption is optimized with a typical draw of 271 W and a maximum of 571 W under peak load. The hardware specifications are rounded off with four hot-swappable fans that provide N+1 redundancy, ensuring that the system remains cool even under heavy usage. The switch is designed for easy integration into data center racks, occupying only 2 rack units (RU) and measuring 19 x 3.5 x 18 inches (48.3 x 8.8 x 45.7 cm). It weighs 34lbs (15.6kg), making it manageable for installation and maintenance. Key hardware features include: -
  • 64x QSFP100 and 2x SFP+ ports for extensive connectivity options.
  • 12.8 Tbps throughput and up to 4.8 billion packets per second for high-speed data processing.
  • Hot-swap power supplies and fans for uninterrupted operation and easy maintenance.
Designed to operate within a broad range of environmental conditions, the Arista DCS-7170-64C-F can function in relative humidity ranging from 5% to 95%, ensuring reliability across various deployment scenarios. Power supply options include 745W AC and 1900W DC, providing flexibility in power sourcing. In summary, the Arista DCS-7170-64C-F is a high-capacity, low-latency, and versatile networking switch that meets the demanding requirements of modern data centers, offering a comprehensive solution for managing large volumes of data traffic with reliability and efficiency.


Item Number DCS-7170-64C-F
Produced by Arista
Coding Capability Yes
Connectivity Interfaces 64x QSFP100, 2x SFP+
Cooling Direction Front to Back Airflow
Maximum 100GbE Interfaces 64
Maximum 50GbE Interfaces 128
Maximum 40GbE Interfaces 64
Maximum 25GbE Interfaces 256
Maximum 10GbE Interfaces 258
Maximum 1GbE Interfaces 2
Data Throughput 12.8 Terabits per Second
Processing Capacity Up to 4.8 Billion Packets per Second
Signal Delay As low as 800 Nanoseconds
Processor Type Multi-core x86
External Ports 1 USB Interface
Power Supply Redundancy 2 (1+1 Redundant)
Power Consumption (Typical/Maximum) 271 W / 571 W
Humidity Range 5% Minimum, 95% Maximum
Enclosure Size 2 Rack Units
Dimensions 19 x 3.5 x 18 in (48.3 x 8.8 x 45.7 cm)
Equipment Weight 34 lbs (15.6 kg)
Available Power Units 745W AC, 1900W DC
Fan Mechanism 4 (N+1 Redundant)

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