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

The DCS-7280SE-68-R Arista is a high-capacity network switch featuring 48xSFP+ ports and 2x100GbE (QSFP100) ports, designed to support a maximum of 56 10GbE ports and 2 40GbE ports. It delivers a throughput of 1.36Tbps and a packet processing rate of 900 Mpps, with a low latency of 3.8us. The unit includes a quad-core x86 CPU, 4 Gigabytes of system memory, 4 Gigabytes of flash storage, and 120 Gigabytes of SSD storage, supported by dual AC power supplies and designed with a rear-to-front airflow mechanism to maintain optimal operating temperatures from 0 to 40°C.

Key Feature for the DCS-7280SE-68-R

  • What is the maximum number of 10GbE ports available on the 48xSFP+ & 2x100GbE switch?
    The maximum number of 10GbE ports available is 56.
  • How does the airflow direction in the switch contribute to its operation?
    The switch uses rear-to-front airflow to ensure efficient cooling during operation.
  • What are the power supply specifications for this switch?
    It has dual AC power supplies that are hot-swap capable, providing 1+1 redundancy.
  • Can you detail the switch's performance in terms of throughput and packets per second?
    The switch boasts a throughput of 1.36Tbps and can handle 900 million packets per second (Mpps).
  • What type of CPU does the switch use, and how much system memory does it have?
    The switch is equipped with a Quad-Core x86 CPU and has 4 Gigabytes of system memory.
  • Discuss the storage capabilities of the switch.
    It comes with 4 Gigabytes of flash storage memory and an SSD with 120 Gigabytes of storage.
  • What are the management and connectivity options available on this switch?
    The switch features one 100/1000 Mgmt port, one RS-232 serial port (RJ-45), and one USB port.
  • Describe the physical dimensions and weight of the switch.
    The switch measures 19 x 1.75 x 20.6 inches (44.5 x 4.4 x 52.3cm) and weighs 22.2lbs (10.1kg).
  • What are the environmental operating conditions for the switch?
    It operates in temperatures from 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F) and can withstand relative humidity from 5% to 95%.
  • How do the hot-swappable components of the switch enhance its reliability?
    The switch's design includes hot-swappable power supplies and fans, ensuring minimal downtime and easy maintenance.

Product Review

The Arista DCS-7280SE-68-R offers high-performance capabilities with a throughput of 1.36Tbps and low latency of 3.8us, catering to networks requiring fast data processing and minimal transmission delay. However, its maximum 40GbE port availability is limited to only two, which could be a constraint for environments aiming for a higher density of 40GbE connections. Additionally, the unit's dual AC power supplies and hot-swappable components ensure enhanced reliability and ease of maintenance for continuous operation.


The Arista DCS-7280SE-68-R is a high-performance switch designed for data center environments requiring efficient, high-speed data transfer and reliable connectivity. This model features 48 SFP+ ports and 2 QSFP100 ports, supporting up to 56 10GbE ports or a maximum of 2 40GbE ports, catering to diverse networking needs. Its architecture delivers a throughput of 1.36 Terabits per second (Tbps) and a forwarding rate of 900 million packets per second (Mpps), ensuring rapid data processing and transmission across the network. With a low latency of 3.8 microseconds, it is optimized for applications requiring quick response times. The switch is powered by a quad-core x86 CPU, accompanied by 4 Gigabytes of system memory, which facilitates smooth operation and efficient handling of networking tasks. For storage, it is equipped with 4 Gigabytes of flash memory and a 120 Gigabyte solid-state drive, providing ample space for the operating system, applications, and logs. Connectivity options include a 100/1000 management port, an RS-232 serial port (RJ-45), and a USB port, offering flexibility in management and configuration. Designed with redundancy and reliability in mind, the DCS-7280SE-68-R features dual AC power supplies and four hot-swappable fans, following a 1+1 and N+1 redundancy model, respectively. This ensures uninterrupted operation and optimal cooling, even in the event of a component failure. The switch's physical dimensions are 19 x 1.75 x 20.6 inches, and it weighs 22.2 pounds, making it suitable for standard rack mounting in data centers.
  • Rear-to-front airflow design supports efficient cooling and is compatible with common data center cooling practices.
  • Dual AC power supplies and hot-swappable components (power supplies and fans) enhance reliability and ease of maintenance.
  • Supports operating temperatures from 0 to 40°C and storage temperatures from -25 to 70°C, accommodating a wide range of environmental conditions.
The switch's operating environment specifications include an operating temperature range of 0 to 40°C and a storage temperature range of -25 to 70°C, allowing it to perform reliably in various conditions. Additionally, it can operate in environments with relative humidity levels ranging from 5% to 95%, ensuring durability in diverse data center climates. In summary, the Arista DCS-7280SE-68-R is designed for organizations needing high-speed, reliable network connectivity and data transfer capabilities. Its comprehensive set of features, including high throughput, low latency, ample storage, and robust management and connectivity options, make it a suitable choice for data centers looking to scale their operations and support advanced networking applications.


Part NumberDCS-7280SE-68-R
Switch Type48xSFP+ & 2x100GbE (QSFP100)
Airflow Directionrear-to-front
Power Supply Configurationdual AC, redundant
Maximum 40GbE Ports2
Maximum 10GbE Ports56
Data Transfer Rate1.36 Terabits per second
Packet Processing Rate900 Million packets per second
Network Latency3.8 microseconds
ProcessorQuad-Core x86
Main Memory4 GB
Non-volatile Memory4 GB Flash
Solid State Drive Capacity120 GB
Management Interface1x 100/1000
Serial Interface1x RS-232 (RJ-45)
USB Interface1
Redundant Power Supply Units2 (1+1)
Redundant Fan Modules4 (N+1)
Dimensions19 x 1.75 x 20.6 inches (44.5 x 4.4 x 52.3 cm)
Unit Weight22.2 pounds (10.1 kg)
Operational Temperature Range0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Storage Temperature Range-25 to 70°C (-13 to 158°F)
Minimum Relative Humidity5%
Maximum Relative Humidity95%

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