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Product Line: Arista 7050SX3 Series
Product Type: Data Center Switch
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Product Description

The DCS-7050SX3-96YC8-R is a high-performance switch offering 96x25GbE SFP ports and 8x100GbE QSFP100 ports, with a throughput of 3.2 (6.4) Tbps and packets per second rate of 2 Bpps. It features a quad-core x86 CPU, 8 GB of system memory and flash storage each, and supports up to 129 max total interfaces with a latency of 800 ns. Designed for efficiency, it includes rear-to-front air cooling, 4 hot-swappable fans (N+1 redundant), and operates within a power range of 218W / 453W, all within a 2RU form factor.

FAQs for the DCS-7050SX3-96YC8-R

  • What is the maximum number of 100GbE ports available on the 8x100GbE QSFP100 switch?
    The maximum number of 100GbE ports available is 8.
  • How does the cooling system work in the described switch?
    The switch utilizes a rear-to-front air cooling system.
  • Can the 96x25GbE SFP switch support 50GbE ports, and if so, how many?
    Yes, it can support up to 16 50GbE ports.
  • What power supplies are included with the switch?
    The switch includes 2xAC power supplies.
  • What is the throughput capacity of the 8x100GbE QSFP100 switch?
    The throughput capacity is 3.2 Tbps, scalable to 6.4 Tbps.
  • How many hot-swappable fans are there, and what redundancy do they offer?
    There are 4 hot-swappable fans, offering N+1 redundancy.
  • What is the packet processing capability per second of the switch?
    The switch is capable of processing 2 billion packets per second (Bpps).
  • What are the dimensions and weight of the switch?
    The switch measures 19 x 3.46 x 19.8 inches (48.3 x 8.8 x 50.2 cm) and weighs 43lbs (19.5kgs).
  • Describe the CPU and memory specifications of the switch.
    The switch is equipped with a Quad-Core x86 CPU and 8 GB of system memory, along with 8 GB of flash storage.
  • What is the latency rate of the 96x25GbE SFP switch?
    The latency rate is 800 nanoseconds.

Product Review

The Arista DCS-7050SX3-96YC8-R offers high-density connectivity with 96x25GbE SFP and 8x100GbE QSFP100 ports, catering to extensive network demands. However, its latency of 800 ns may not meet the requirements for ultra-low-latency applications. Additionally, the switch's power consumption ranges from 218W to 453W, indicating a need for efficient power management in high-performance settings.


The Arista DCS-7050SX3-96YC8-R is a high-performance, scalable network switch designed for data center and high-density environments. It features a comprehensive set of hardware specifications that cater to a wide range of networking requirements. The core of the device is its support for 96x25GbE SFP ports and 8x100GbE QSFP100 ports, providing flexible connectivity options for various network speeds and configurations. This switch is engineered for maximum throughput and low latency, making it suitable for demanding applications. Key specifications include: - The maximum capacity for 100GbE ports is 8, which allows for high-speed uplinks or inter-switch connections. - It supports up to 16x50GbE ports, 128x25GbE ports, and extends its versatility down to 129x10GbE and 1GbE ports, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of devices and network speeds. - The total number of interfaces the switch can handle is 129, making it scalable for growing network environments. - With a throughput of 3.2 Tbps (doubling under specific conditions to 6.4 Tbps) and a packet processing capability of 2 billion packets per second (Bpps), the switch is designed to handle heavy data flows efficiently. - It maintains a low latency rate of 800 nanoseconds, crucial for applications that require real-time processing. The hardware is powered by a Quad-Core x86 CPU, accompanied by 8 GB of system memory and 8 GB of flash storage, which provides robust performance and storage capacity for the switch's operating system and applications. Management is facilitated through a dedicated management port and an RS-232 serial port, allowing for various local and remote configuration and monitoring options.
  • Rear-to-front air cooling ensures optimal operation by maintaining appropriate temperatures, even under high loads.
  • Power efficiency is a focus, with typical power consumption at 218W and maximum at 453W, supported by two AC power supplies for redundancy.
  • Hot-swappable fans are included, with an N+1 redundancy configuration, ensuring uninterrupted operation even if a fan fails.
The physical dimensions of the switch are 19 inches in width, 3.46 inches in height, and 19.8 inches in depth, fitting in a 2RU space in standard racks. It weighs 43 pounds (19.5 kg), making it relatively easy to handle during installation or maintenance. Overall, the Arista DCS-7050SX3-96YC8-R is engineered to meet the demands of modern data centers, supporting a wide range of network configurations and speeds. Its design emphasizes performance, scalability, and reliability, making it a suitable choice for organizations looking to optimize their network infrastructure for high-speed data transmission and efficient operation.


Item NumberDCS-7050SX3-96YC8-R
Ports Configuration96x25GbE SFP and 8x100GbE QSFP28
Airflow DirectionBack to Front
Power Supplies2x AC Units
Maximum Ports for 100GbE8
Maximum Ports for 50GbE16
Maximum Ports for 25GbE128
Maximum Ports for 10GbE129
Maximum Ports for 1GbE129
Total Interface Count129
Switching Capacity3.2 Tbps (Bilateral 6.4 Tbps)
Forwarding Rate2 Billion pps
Switch Latency800 Nanoseconds
ProcessorQuad-Core x86
Storage8 GB Flash
Management Interface1 Port
Serial Interface1 Port (RJ-45)
Cooling Fans4 (with N+1 Redundancy)
Power Consumption (Typical/Maximum)218W / 453W
Dimensions19 x 3.46 x 19.8 Inches (48.3 x 8.8 x 50.2 cm)
Device Weight43 Pounds (19.5 kg)
Form Factor2 Rack Units

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