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by Arista
Product Line: Arista
Product Type: Switch
Original price $3,666.00 - Original price $17,009.00
Original price
$3,666.00 - $17,009.00
Current price $17,009.00
Title: Surplus

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Product Description

The DCS-7500R2-18CQ-LC Arista line card features 18 QSFP100 ports, delivering 18 x 100G of wire rate performance, designed for high-capacity networking. It operates within a power draw range of 313W (typical) to 350W (maximum), and is engineered to function in environments with temperatures ranging from 0° to 40°C and altitudes up to 3,000 meters. The card supports a substantial number of network routes and addresses, including 768K MAC addresses, over 1.3M IPv4 Unicast LPM routes, and 1M IPv6 Unicast LPM routes, alongside 24K ACL entries per Forwarding Engine, catering to extensive networking requirements.

Key Feature for the DCS-7500R2-18CQ-LC

  • What is the maximum wire rate performance of the 18 port QSFP100 line card?
    The 18 port QSFP100 line card supports up to 18 x 100G of wire rate performance.
  • How much power does the line card typically draw?
    The typical power draw for the line card is 313W.
  • What is the maximum power draw under hot conditions for the QSFP100 line card?
    Under hot conditions, the maximum power draw for the QSFP100 line card is 350W.
  • What are the operating temperature ranges for the line card?
    The operating temperature range is from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F).
  • Can the QSFP100 line card be stored in extreme temperatures?
    Yes, it can be stored in temperatures ranging from -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F).
  • What is the relative humidity tolerance for this line card?
    The relative humidity tolerance is from 5% to 90%.
  • Up to what altitude can the line card operate without issues?
    The line card can operate at altitudes up to 3,000 meters (0 to 10,000 feet).
  • How many MAC addresses can the line card support?
    The line card supports up to 768K MAC addresses.
  • What is the capacity for IPv4 Host Routes on this device?
    The device can handle up to 768K IPv4 Host Routes.
  • How many ACL entries can each Forwarding Engine handle?
    Each Forwarding Engine can handle up to 24K ACL entries.

Product Review

The Arista DCS-7500R2-18CQ-LC line card offers substantial connectivity with 18 QSFP100 ports, supporting up to 100G of wire-rate performance per port, catering to high-density networking demands. However, its power consumption is relatively high, with a typical draw of 313W and a maximum of 350W, potentially impacting operational costs in large deployments. It boasts a wide operating temperature range and high capacity for MAC addresses, IPv4/IPv6 routes, and ACL entries, making it suitable for complex routing and security requirements in diverse environmental conditions.


The Arista DCS-7500R2-18CQ-LC is a high-performance line card designed to deliver comprehensive networking solutions. This line card is equipped with 18 QSFP100 ports, enabling it to support 18 x 100G of wire rate performance, making it suitable for environments that demand high bandwidth and throughput. The product is engineered for efficiency and performance, with a typical power draw of 313W and a maximum power draw under hot conditions of 350W. This balance of power and performance ensures that the device operates effectively without excessive energy consumption. Operating within an ambient temperature range of 0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F) and a storage temperature range of -40° to 70°C (-40° to 158°F), the Arista DCS-7500R2-18CQ-LC is built to withstand a variety of environmental conditions. Additionally, it can operate at relative humidity levels from 5 to 90%, ensuring reliability in diverse operational environments. The line card is also designed to function at altitudes up to 3,000 meters (0 to 10,000 feet), offering flexibility for deployment in various geographical locations. Key specifications include: - MAC Addresses: Supports up to 768K, providing ample capacity for large-scale deployments and complex network configurations. - IPv4 and IPv6 Route Support: Capable of handling 768K IPv4 host routes, over 1.3M IPv4 Unicast LPM routes, and 1M IPv6 Unicast LPM routes, this line card is designed for efficient routing and scalability in growing network infrastructures. - Multicast and ACL: Supports up to 768K multicast routes and 24K ACL entries per forwarding engine, facilitating secure and flexible network segmentation and policy enforcement. Furthermore, the Arista DCS-7500R2-18CQ-LC's advanced features are complemented by its support for a substantial number of MAC addresses, reaching up to 768K. This capacity enables the management of extensive network interfaces and devices, making the line card a versatile solution for large-scale network environments. The device's routing capabilities are equally impressive, with support for 768K IPv4 host routes, over 1.3M IPv4 Unicast Longest Prefix Match (LPM) routes, and 1M IPv6 Unicast LPM routes. These specifications ensure the line card can handle complex routing requirements with efficiency. In terms of network security and segmentation, the Arista DCS-7500R2-18CQ-LC provides robust support for up to 768K multicast routes, allowing for efficient data distribution to multiple destinations. Additionally, it offers 24K Access Control List (ACL) entries per forwarding engine, enabling detailed and granular policy enforcement to secure network traffic. In summary, the Arista DCS-7500R2-18CQ-LC line card is an essential component for organizations seeking to build or expand their network infrastructure. Its combination of high port density, energy efficiency, and advanced routing and security features make it an ideal choice for handling the demands of modern data centers and high-performance computing environments.


Item Number and Creator Arista DCS-7500R2-18CQ-LC
Connectivity Options 18 slots for QSFP100 modules, supporting 18x100Gbps full-duplex data transfer
Typical Energy Consumption 313 Watts
Maximum Power Usage (Peak) 350 Watts
Operational Temperature Range 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Non-Operational Temperature Range -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
Humidity Tolerance 5% to 90% non-condensing
Maximum Operating Elevation Up to 3,000m (up to 10,000 feet)
MAC Address Capacity 768,000
IPv4 Host Routes Capacity 768,000
IPv4 Unicast Longest Prefix Match (LPM) Routes More than 1.3 million
IPv6 Unicast LPM Routes 1 million
Multicast Route Support Up to 768,000
Access Control List (ACL) Entries per Engine 24,000

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