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Product Line: Arista DCS-7308-CH
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Product Description

The DCS-7308-CH Arista chassis features a 7308 empty chassis design, with 2 supervisor slots and 8 linecard slots, supported by 4 fabric module slots and 6 power supply slots. It achieves a maximum throughput of 20 Tbps / 15 Bpps, with power configurations such as 1+1 Supervisor redundancy and N+N Grid redundant power system, ensuring reliable operation. Designed for high-density networking, it supports up to 1,024 10GbE ports or 256 40GbE ports, within a 13RU space, and operates within a temperature range of 0°C to 40°C.

Key Feature for the DCS-7308-CH

  • What is the maximum 10GbE port density supported by the 7308 chassis?
    The 7308 chassis supports a maximum of 1,024 10GbE ports.
  • How many supervisor and linecard slots does the chassis have?
    It has 2 supervisor slots and 8 linecard slots.
  • What are the physical dimensions of the chassis?
    The dimensions are 22.53” x 17.36” x 23.74” (57.2 x 44.1 x 60.3cm).
  • Describe the power redundancy features of the chassis.
    The chassis features 1+1 Supervisor redundancy and an N+N Grid redundant power system.
  • What is the maximum power consumption of the chassis?
    Maximum power consumption is 6000W.
  • How many fabric module slots are available?
    There are 4 fabric module slots available.
  • What is the operating temperature range for the chassis?
    The operating temperature range is from 0°C to 40°C.
  • Can you detail the chassis's rack space and weight when fully configured?
    The rack space required is 13RU, and the weight of a fully configured system is 299 lbs (135.6 kg).
  • What is the maximum 40GbE port density the chassis supports?
    The chassis supports a maximum of 256 40GbE ports.
  • What are the minimum and maximum operating altitude specifications?
    The operating altitude ranges from 0 ft to 10,000 ft.

Product Review

The Arista DCS-7308-CH chassis offers high scalability with 8 linecard slots and maximum 10GbE/40GbE port densities of 1,024 and 256 respectively, coupled with a 20 Tbps throughput, catering to demanding network environments. However, its large physical footprint, requiring 13RU of rack space and weighing 299 lbs when fully configured, may pose challenges for space-constrained data centers. Additionally, the system's maximum power consumption of 6000W and the need for 16 fan modules for cooling highlight potential concerns for operational costs and environmental control.


The Arista DCS-7308-CH is a network chassis designed for high performance and scalability in data center environments. This model features an empty chassis that provides flexibility for customized configurations. It is equipped with two slots for supervisor modules, ensuring 1+1 supervisor redundancy for enhanced system reliability. Additionally, the chassis houses eight slots for linecards, allowing for expansion and adaptation to network demands. For further system robustness, the DCS-7308-CH includes four slots dedicated to fabric modules. These modules are essential for interconnecting linecards and providing the backbone of the system's networking capabilities. Power management is a critical aspect of any network system, and this chassis addresses it with six power supply slots. This design supports an N+N grid redundant power system, ensuring continuous operation even in the event of a power supply failure. Cooling is managed through 16 fan modules, distributed to ensure efficient heat dissipation across the system's components. This is vital for maintaining optimal performance and extending the lifespan of the hardware. The physical dimensions of the DCS-7308-CH are 22.53 inches in height, 17.36 inches in width, and 23.74 inches in depth. This size makes it occupy 13 rack units (RU) in a standard data center rack. Despite its substantial capabilities, the fully configured system weighs 299 lbs, making it manageable for data center operations. - Maximum 10GbE Port Density: 1,024 Ports - Maximum 40GbE Port Density: 256 Ports - Maximum Throughput / Packets per Second: 20 Tbps / 15 Bpps These specifications highlight the chassis's capability to support extensive network architectures, offering a high degree of flexibility in port configurations and throughput capacities. The maximum power consumption of the Arista DCS-7308-CH is 6000W, reflecting its capacity to support a high-density, high-throughput network infrastructure. Operational efficiency is further emphasized by its environmental specifications, with an operating temperature range from 0°C to 40°C and a storage temperature range from -25°C to 70°C. The chassis can operate in conditions with relative humidity between 5% and 95%, and at altitudes from 0 to 10,000 feet, ensuring reliable performance across various data center environments. In summary, the Arista DCS-7308-CH is designed for data centers requiring high-capacity, scalable network infrastructure. Its modular design, redundancy features, and environmental tolerances make it a suitable foundation for building resilient, high-performance networking solutions.


Model NumberArista DCS-7308-CH
Chassis TypeEmpty
Supervisor Engine Slots2
Line Card Slots8
Fabric Module Slots4
Number of Power Supply Units Supported6
Fan Tray Quantity16
Unit Size (HxWxD)22.53" x 17.36" x 23.74" (57.2 x 44.1 x 60.3cm)
Occupied Rack Units13 RU
Maximum Weight (When Fully Equipped)299 lbs (135.6 kg)
Peak 10GbE Ports1,024
Peak 40GbE Ports256
Top Throughput / Packet Rate20 Tbps / 15 Bpps
Highest Power Draw6000W
Minimum Operating Temperature0°C
Maximum Operating Temperature40°C
Minimum Storage Temperature-25°C
Maximum Storage Temperature70°C
Minimum Operational Humidity5%
Maximum Operational Humidity95%
Lowest Operating Elevation0 ft
Highest Operating Elevation10,000 ft
Supervisor Redundancy Configuration1+1
Power Redundancy SchemeN+N Grid

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