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Product Line: Arista DCS-7516R-FM
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Product Description

The DCS-7516R-FM is a fabric module designed specifically for the DCS-7516N chassis, supporting fabric slots 1-6 with a 5+1 redundancy configuration. It weighs 36 lbs (16.4 kg) and operates within a power range of 570W (Max 770W), integrating a fan module to ensure optimal performance. The module operates efficiently between 0°C and 40°C, with a storage temperature range of -40°C to 70°C, and can function up to an altitude of 10,000 ft, maintaining a relative humidity between 5% and 90%.

Key Feature for the DCS-7516R-FM

  • What is the required configuration for the Fabric Module in the DCS-7516N chassis?
    The Fabric Module is required for slots 1-6 in the DCS-7516N chassis, with a redundancy configuration of 5+1.
  • How much does the Fabric Module for the 7516 Chassis weigh?
    It weighs 36 lbs (16.4 kg).
  • What is the typical and maximum power consumption of the Fabric Module?
    The typical power consumption is 570W, with a maximum of 770W.
  • Is an integrated fan module included with the Fabric Module for the DCS-7516N chassis?
    Yes, an integrated fan module is included.
  • What are the operating temperature limits for the Fabric Module designed for the 7516 Chassis?
    The operating temperature can range from 0°C to 40°C.
  • What storage temperature range can the Fabric Module withstand?
    It can withstand a storage temperature range from -40°C to 70°C.
  • What is the minimum and maximum relative humidity the Fabric Module can operate under?
    The relative humidity range for operation is from 5% to 90%.
  • Up to what altitude can the Fabric Module operate without degradation?
    It can operate up to an altitude of 10,000 ft without degradation.
  • What chassis is compatible with the Fabric (integrated fan) Module?
    The module is specifically designed for compatibility with the DCS-7516N chassis.
  • Is redundancy supported by the Fabric Module for the 7516 Chassis?
    Yes, it supports a 5+1 redundancy configuration.

Product Review

The Arista DCS-7516R-FM offers vital redundancy with a 5+1 configuration, ensuring network reliability for the DCS-7516N chassis, especially in critical environments. Its integrated fan module supports optimal thermal management, maintaining operational temperatures between 0°C and 40°C, which is crucial for maintaining performance stability. However, its substantial weight at 36 lbs and high power consumption peaking at 770W might pose challenges in environments with strict power efficiency or space constraints.


The Arista DCS-7516R-FM is a fabric module designed specifically for the 7516 Chassis, playing a crucial role in network infrastructure by facilitating efficient data flow across the system. This module, necessary for fabric slots 1 through 6, incorporates an integrated fan to maintain optimal operating temperatures, ensuring reliable performance under various conditions. With a focus on hardware specifications, the DCS-7516R-FM stands out for its adherence to high standards of durability and efficiency, catering to the rigorous demands of modern data centers. Weighing 36 lbs (16.4 kg), the module is built to fit seamlessly into the DCS-7516N chassis, supporting the structure's overall functionality. It operates within a power range, consuming a typical 570W, which can peak at 770W under maximum load, indicative of its capacity to handle intensive operations without compromising on performance. The integrated fan module underscores Arista's commitment to reliability, maintaining operational integrity by regulating the internal temperature. This is critical in environments where the difference between optimal performance and downtime can hinge on the ability to dissipate heat effectively. Operating within a broad temperature range, the DCS-7516R-FM can function optimally at a minimum of 0°C and a maximum of 40°C. Its storage temperature capabilities are even more impressive, ranging from -40°C to 70°C, ensuring the module's components remain unaffected by extreme conditions when not in use. The relative humidity range, from a minimum of 5% to a maximum of 90%, alongside the operating altitude thresholds (from 0 ft to 10,000 ft), further demonstrate the module's robustness, capable of operating in varied environmental conditions without degradation in performance.
  • Redundancy is a key feature, with a 5+1 configuration, enhancing system reliability by ensuring continuous operation even if a module fails.
  • The DCS-7516R-FM's design integrates seamlessly with the DCS-7516N chassis, facilitating easy installation and maintenance while contributing to the overall efficiency of the network infrastructure.
  • Its environmental and operational specifications, including temperature ranges, humidity levels, and altitude tolerance, are designed to meet the demands of modern data centers, ensuring reliability and performance.
The Arista DCS-7516R-FM is not just a component; it's a testament to Arista's engineering expertise, designed to enhance the efficiency and reliability of the 7516 Chassis. With its carefully considered specifications and built-in redundancies, it represents a significant investment in the stability and performance of network infrastructures, making it an essential element for businesses aiming to maintain competitive edge through technological excellence.


Product NumberDCS-7516R-FM
Component TypeFan Module with Fabric Integration for 7516 Series Chassis
CompatibilitySlots 1 through 6 in 7516 Chassis
Failover ConfigurationSupports 5+1 redundancy
Mass36 pounds (16.4 kilograms)
Energy Consumption (Typical/Peak)570W / 770W
Supported Chassis ModelDCS-7516N
Fan Module IncludedYes
Minimum Operating Temperature0 degrees Celsius
Maximum Operating Temperature40 degrees Celsius
Minimum Storage Temperature-40 degrees Celsius
Maximum Storage Temperature70 degrees Celsius
Minimum Operating Humidity5 percent
Maximum Operating Humidity90 percent
Minimum Operating Elevation0 feet
Maximum Operating Elevation10,000 feet

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