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by Arista
Product Line: Arista DCS
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $5,136.00
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Current price $5,136.00
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Product Description

The DCS-7500R2M-36CQ-LC Arista line card features 36 QSFP100 ports, delivering 36 x 100G of wire-rate performance for high-bandwidth applications. It operates within an ambient temperature range of 0° to 40°C and supports a power draw of 845W (typical) to 941W (maximum). The card is designed for extensive scalability and network control, supporting up to 768K MAC addresses, 768K IPv4 Host Routes, and over 1.3M IPv4 Unicast LPM Routes, with a maximum altitude operation of 0 to 3,000 meters.

Key Feature for the DCS-7500R2M-36CQ-LC

  • What is the maximum wire rate performance of the 36 port QSFP100 line card?
    The 36 port QSFP100 line card supports up to 36 x 100G of wire rate performance.
  • How much power does the line card typically consume?
    The typical power draw of the line card is 845W.
  • What is the maximum ambient temperature the line card can operate in?
    The line card can operate in ambient temperatures ranging from 0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F).
  • What is the maximum power draw under hot conditions for this device?
    Under hot conditions, the maximum power draw for the device is 941W.
  • Can the line card function at high altitudes?
    Yes, the line card can function at altitudes up to 3,000 meters (0 to 10,000 feet).
  • How many MAC addresses does the line card support?
    The line card supports 768K MAC addresses.
  • What range of storage temperatures can the line card withstand?
    The line card can withstand storage temperatures from -40° to 70°C (-40° to 158°F).
  • How many IPv4 Host Routes can the line card handle?
    The line card can handle 768K IPv4 Host Routes.
  • What is the capacity for IPv6 Unicast LPM Routes on this line card?
    The line card supports 1M IPv6 Unicast LPM Routes.
  • How many ACL Entries per Forwarding Engine does the line card support?
    The line card supports 24K ACL Entries per Forwarding Engine.

Product Review

The Arista DCS-7500R2M-36CQ-LC line card delivers significant performance, supporting 36 x 100G connections for high-capacity networking, catering well to data centers with demanding throughput needs. However, its power consumption is considerable, with a typical draw of 845W and a maximum of 941W under heavy load, which could impact operational costs and cooling requirements. The card is equipped to handle a wide range of environmental conditions and offers extensive routing and access control capabilities, making it suitable for complex network architectures.


The Arista DCS-7500R2M-36CQ-LC is a high-capacity line card designed for demanding network environments, offering unparalleled performance and scalability. It features 36 QSFP100 ports, enabling a total of 36 x 100G of wire-rate performance, making it an ideal solution for data centers requiring high bandwidth and throughput. This line card is specifically engineered to cater to the needs of large-scale virtualization, cloud services, and high-performance computing applications. Power efficiency is a key aspect of the Arista DCS-7500R2M-36CQ-LC, with a typical power draw of 845W and a maximum power consumption under peak conditions reaching up to 941W. This efficient power usage ensures that the line card delivers optimal performance without excessive energy expenditure, contributing to a more sustainable network operation. Environmental conditions and durability have been thoroughly considered in the design of this line card. It operates reliably in a wide range of temperatures from 0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F) and can be stored in temperatures from -40° to 70°C (-40° to 158°F). The line card also maintains its performance in relative humidity levels from 5 to 90% and at altitudes up to 3,000 meters (0 to 10,000 feet), ensuring consistent operation in various deployment scenarios.
  • MAC Address Capacity: The card supports up to 768K MAC addresses, allowing for extensive device connectivity and network scalability.
  • Routing and Multicast Capabilities: It boasts significant routing capabilities with 768K IPv4 host routes, over 1.3M IPv4 unicast LPM routes, and 1M IPv6 unicast LPM routes, alongside supporting up to 768K multicast routes.
  • Advanced Security: With up to 24K ACL entries per forwarding engine, the line card provides comprehensive security measures and fine-grained control over network traffic.
The Arista DCS-7500R2M-36CQ-LC is not just about raw performance; it also emphasizes on network efficiency and security. The high capacity for MAC addresses ensures that the line card can handle a large number of devices and user sessions, making it ideal for growing networks. The substantial support for IPv4 and IPv6 routes underlines its capability to manage vast amounts of data efficiently, ensuring smooth and reliable data transmission across the network. Moreover, the line card's support for a significant number of multicast routes and ACL entries enables it to effectively distribute data and implement security policies, respectively. These features ensure that the network remains both efficient in data handling and secure against unauthorized access or data breaches. In conclusion, the Arista DCS-7500R2M-36CQ-LC line card is a powerful and efficient solution for modern data centers and high-demand networking environments. Its combination of high-speed connectivity, energy efficiency, and robust security and routing capabilities make it a comprehensive solution for organizations looking to build or upgrade their network infrastructure to meet the challenges of today's data and application delivery requirements.


Part Number and Manufacturer Arista DCS-7500R2M-36CQ-LC
Description 36-port QSFP100 line card supporting 36 x 100G full-duplex throughput
Typical Power Consumption 845 Watts
Peak Power Consumption 941 Watts
Operating Temperature Range 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature Range -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
Operating Humidity Range 5% to 90% non-condensing
Operational Altitude Up to 3,000 meters (Up to 10,000 feet)
MAC Address Capacity 768,000
IPv4 Host Addresses 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 Forwarding Engine 24,000

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