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

The DCS-7170-64C-R Arista features 64x QSFP100 and 2x SFP+ ports, supporting up to 258x 10GbE, 256x 25GbE, 128x 50GbE, or 64x 100GbE ports, with a throughput of 12.8 Tbps and packet processing capability of up to 4.8 billion packets per second (Bpps). It is designed for efficiency and scalability in high-density networking environments, featuring rear to front air flow, hot-swappable 4 (N+1 redundant) fans, and dual hot-swap power supplies for reliable operation. The unit integrates a multi-core x86 CPU, 16 GB of system memory, and measures 19 x 3.5 x 18 inches in a 2RU size, making it a compact yet powerful solution for modern data centers.

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

  • What is the maximum 100GbE port capacity of the switch?
    The switch supports up to 64 100GbE ports.
  • How many SFP+ ports are available in part number 64x QSFP100?
    There are 2 SFP+ ports available.
  • What is the throughput capability of this networking hardware?
    The throughput capability is 12.8 Tbps.
  • Can you specify the latency range for the 64x QSFP100?
    Latency ranges from 800 ns.
  • What type of CPU does the switch use?
    The switch utilizes a multi-core x86 CPU.
  • How many power supplies does the part number 64x QSFP100 include?
    It includes 2 hot-swap power supplies (1+1 redundant).
  • What are the maximum power draw notes for this device?
    Typical power draw is 271 W, and maximum power draw is 571 W.
  • What rack unit size is the 64x QSFP100 designed for?
    It is designed for a 2 rack unit (2RU) size.
  • How many hot-swappable fans are included?
    There are 4 hot-swappable fans (N+1 redundant).
  • What are the dimensions and weight of the 64x QSFP100?
    Dimensions are 19 x 3.5 x 18 inches (48.3 x 8.8 x 45.7 cm), and it weighs 34lbs (15.6kg).

Product Review

The Arista DCS-7170-64C-R offers impressive scalability with up to 64 100GbE ports, supporting a wide range of Ethernet speeds up to 100GbE for diverse networking requirements. It delivers high performance with a throughput of 12.8 Tbps and low latency from 800 ns, suitable for high-demand environments. However, the system's power consumption, with a typical draw of 271W and a maximum of 571W, may be a consideration for energy-sensitive deployments.


The Arista DCS-7170-64C-R is a high-performance, flexible, and scalable networking solution designed to meet the needs of data centers, cloud computing environments, and high-frequency trading applications. This switch provides a comprehensive range of connectivity options, including 64 QSFP100 ports that can be configured to support up to 64 100GbE ports, 128 50GbE ports, 64 40GbE ports, 256 25GbE ports, or 258 10GbE ports, in addition to 2 SFP+ ports capable of 1GbE connectivity. This versatility ensures that the switch can adapt to various networking requirements, making it an ideal choice for organizations looking to future-proof their network infrastructure. The device boasts a high throughput of 12.8 Tbps and can handle up to 4.8 billion packets per second (Bpps), with a latency starting from 800 nanoseconds. These features ensure efficient data processing and minimal delay, critical in environments where speed and reliability are paramount. Under the hood, the Arista DCS-7170-64C-R is powered by a multi-core x86 CPU and comes with 16 GB of system memory, providing the necessary computational power to handle complex networking tasks and traffic management. Additionally, the switch features a single USB port for storage or external connectivity options. To ensure reliability and continuous operation, the switch is equipped with two hot-swap power supplies, offering 1+1 redundancy. It supports both 745W AC and 1900W DC power supplies, catering to different data center power configurations. The typical power draw is 271 W, with a maximum of 571 W under full load, making it an energy-efficient option for modern data centers. The Arista DCS-7170-64C-R also prioritizes operational continuity with its four hot-swappable fans, configured for N+1 redundancy. This design ensures that the switch remains cool and operational even if a fan fails, minimizing the risk of downtime. Designed for easy integration into data center racks, the switch occupies 2 rack units (RU) and measures 19 inches in width, 3.5 inches in height, and 18 inches in depth. Its compact form factor, combined with a weight of 34lbs (15.6kg), allows for efficient use of space without compromising on performance. Key hardware specifications include:
  • Rear to front air flow configuration for optimal cooling.
  • Operational in environments with relative humidity ranging from 5% to 95%, ensuring reliability under various conditions.
  • Compatibility with standard rack units, with dimensions tailored for easy installation in data center environments.
The Arista DCS-7170-64C-R is designed for organizations that demand high performance, flexibility, and scalability from their networking hardware. Its comprehensive connectivity options, high throughput and packet processing capabilities, and redundancy features make it a resilient and efficient choice for critical network environments.


Model NumberArista DCS-7170-64C-R
Port Configuration64 QSFP100, 2 SFP+
Airflow DirectionRear to Front
Maximum Ports for 100GbE64
Maximum Ports for 50GbE128
Maximum Ports for 40GbE64
Maximum Ports for 25GbE256
Maximum Ports for 10GbE258
Maximum Ports for 1GbE2
Data Throughput12.8 Terabits per second
Packet Forwarding RateUp to 4.8 Billion pps
Network LatencyAs low as 800 nanoseconds
CPU TypeMulti-core x86
USB Interface1 Port
Redundant Power Units2 (1+1 configuration)
Power ConsumptionTypical: 271W / Maximum: 571W
Operational Humidity Range5% to 95%
Form Factor2 Rack Units
Dimensions19 x 3.5 x 18 inches (48.3 x 8.8 x 45.7 cm)
Unit Weight34 pounds (15.6 kg)
Power Supply Rating745W AC, 1900W DC
Redundant Fans4 (N+1 configuration)

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