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by Arista
Product Line: Arista 7060CX Series
Product Type: Data Center Switch
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Product Description

The DCS-7060CX-32S-F Arista switch features 32x100GbE QSFP ports and 2xSFP+ ports, supporting a maximum of 32 100GbE, 32 40GbE, 128 25GbE, and 130 10GbE connections, alongside 2 1GbE ports for comprehensive networking solutions. It delivers a throughput of 6.4 Tbps and a packet processing rate of 3.3 billion packets per second (Bpps), with a low latency of 450 nanoseconds. The unit is equipped with 4GB of system memory, 4GB of flash storage, and a 16MB dynamic packet buffer, housed in a 19 x 1.75 x 16 inch chassis, featuring front-to-rear air flow, two AC power supplies, and hot-swappable components for enhanced reliability and serviceability.

FAQs for the DCS-7060CX-32S-F

  • What is the maximum number of 100GbE ports available on this switch?
    The maximum number of 100GbE ports is 32.
  • How does the 32x100GbE QSFP switch support 10GbE and 40GbE speeds?
    It supports up to 32 40GbE ports and 130 10GbE ports by utilizing breakouts (4x25G for 100GbE and 4x10G for 40GbE).
  • What type of cooling system does the switch use?
    The switch uses a front-to-rear air cooling system.
  • Can you detail the power redundancy features of the 2xSFP+ switch?
    It includes 2xAC power supplies with 1+1 redundancy and supports hot-swappable operation.
  • What is the throughput capacity of this networking hardware?
    The throughput capacity is 6.4 Tbps.
  • How much system memory and flash storage does the switch have?
    The switch is equipped with 4 GB of system memory and 4 Gigabytes of flash storage.
  • What kind of packet buffer memory is utilized in the switch?
    It uses 16MB of dynamic buffer allocation for packet buffering.
  • Describe the physical dimensions and weight of the switch.
    The switch measures 19 x 1.75 x 16 inches (48.3x 4.4x 40.64cm) and weighs 21lbs (9.5kg).
  • What are the management and console port specifications?
    It has 1 100/1000 Mgmt port and 1 RS-232 serial port (RJ-45).
  • What is the typical and maximum power draw of this device?
    The typical power draw is 187W, with a maximum of 333W.

Product Review

The Arista DCS-7060CX-32S-F switch offers high density with 32x100GbE QSFP ports, supporting up to 128x25GbE or 130x10GbE configurations, catering to diverse networking demands. Despite its comprehensive port availability and 6.4 Tbps throughput, the device is limited by its modest system memory and CPU, potentially impacting complex operations and future scalability. Additionally, while the switch benefits from redundant power supplies and fans, ensuring reliability, its 450ns latency might not meet the most stringent low-latency requirements.


The Arista DCS-7060CX-32S-F is a high-performance switch designed for data center environments requiring maximum throughput and flexibility. It features 32 ports of 100GbE QSFP, allowing for extensive connectivity and network scalability. Additionally, it supports 2xSFP+ for enhanced compatibility with a variety of networking equipment. This switch is engineered for efficient operation, with front-to-rear air cooling ensuring optimal performance under heavy loads. Key hardware specifications include: - A maximum capacity of 32 100GbE ports, which can also be configured for 32 40GbE ports, highlighting the switch's versatility. - The ability to support up to 128 25GbE ports and 130 10GbE ports through breakout cables, providing extensive connectivity options for high-density networking environments. - Two 1GbE ports are available for management purposes, ensuring easy and efficient switch management. - The switch offers a throughput of 6.4 terabits per second and a processing capacity of 3.3 billion packets per second, enabling it to handle intense network traffic with low latency of 450 nanoseconds. - It is powered by a multi-core x86 CPU, with 4 GB of system memory and 4 GB of flash storage memory, ensuring smooth operation and ample storage for the operating system and applications. - Packet buffer memory is set at 16MB with dynamic buffer allocation, optimizing the switch's performance in various networking scenarios. - For management and connectivity, it includes one 100/1000 management port and one RS-232 serial port (RJ-45), facilitating easy access and control. The hardware is designed with redundancy and reliability in mind: - Two hot-swappable AC power supplies and four hot-swappable fans (N+1 redundant) ensure continuous operation and easy maintenance without the need for system downtime. - Typical power consumption is 187W, with a maximum draw of 333W, reflecting the switch's efficiency and its ability to conserve energy even under full load. Physical specifications highlight the switch's compact and durable design: - Dimensions are 19 inches in width, 1.75 inches in height, and 16 inches in depth, making it suitable for standard rack mounting in data centers. - It weighs 21 lbs (9.5 kg), ensuring it is both sturdy and manageable for installation and relocation. Included with the switch are two C13-C14 cords, facilitating straightforward integration into existing power infrastructure. In summary, the Arista DCS-7060CX-32S-F combines high-density connectivity with powerful performance features, making it suitable for data centers that demand high throughput, low latency, and flexible networking options. Its design emphasizes reliability and efficiency, with redundant components and effective cooling mechanisms ensuring uninterrupted service.


Part Number / Manufacturer Arista DCS-7060CX-32S-F
Connectivity Options 32x100GbE QSFP, 2xSFP+
Airflow Direction Front-to-Rear
Power Supply Units 2xAC
Power Cords 2xC13-C14 cords
100GbE Ports Maximum 32
40GbE Ports Maximum 32
25GbE Ports Maximum 128 (via 4x25G breakout)
10GbE Ports Maximum 130 (32 via 4x10G breakout & 2xSFP+)
1GbE Ports Maximum 2
Data Throughput 6.4 Terabits per second
Forwarding Rate 3.3 Billion packets per second
Network Latency 450 nanoseconds
Processor Type Multi-Core x86
Main Memory 4 Gigabytes
Internal Storage 4 Gigabytes Flash
Buffer Memory 16 Megabytes (Dynamic Allocation)
Management Interface 1x100/1000Base-T
Serial Console Port 1 (RJ-45)
Redundant Power Supply Yes (1+1)
User-Replaceable Fans 4 (N+1 redundancy)
Power Consumption 187W Typical, 333W Maximum
Dimensions 19x1.75x16 inches (48.3x4.4x40.64cm)
Device Weight 21 pounds (9.5 kg)

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