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by Arista
Product Line: Arista 7060SX2 Series
Product Type: Data Center Switch
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Product Description

The DCS-7060SX2-48YC6-R is equipped with 48x25GbE SFP ports and 6x100GbE QSFP ports, supporting a maximum of 72x25GbE and 72x10GbE ports through breakout cables. It features a throughput of 3.6 Tbps and a packet processing capability of 2.7 billion packets per second (Bpps), with a low latency of 450ns. The switch is designed for efficiency with rear-to-front air cooling, 2xAC power supplies for redundancy, and a power draw of 240W typical/385W maximum.

FAQs for the DCS-7060SX2-48YC6-R

  • What is the maximum number of 100GbE ports available on the switch?
    The maximum number of 100GbE ports available is 6.
  • How does the air flow direction in the 48x25GbE SFP switch benefit its operation?
    The rear-to-front air flow direction ensures efficient cooling, optimizing performance and reliability.
  • What are the power supply options for this networking switch?
    The switch comes with 2xAC power supplies and includes 2xC13-C14 cords for connectivity.
  • Can you detail the CPU specifications of the switch?
    The switch is equipped with a multi-core x86 CPU.
  • What is the total throughput capacity of the switch?
    The switch's total throughput capacity is 3.6 Terabits per second (Tbps).
  • What type of memory is used for system storage and how much is available?
    The switch uses 8 GB of system memory and 4 Gigabytes of flash storage memory.
  • How many 1GbE ports does the switch support?
    The switch supports a maximum of 48 1GbE ports.
  • What are the dimensions and weight of the switch?
    The dimensions are 19 x 1.75 x 16 inches (48.3 x 4.4 x 40.64 cm) and it weighs 19.4lbs (8.8kg).
  • Describe the switch's packet buffer characteristics.
    The switch features a 22MB packet buffer with dynamic buffer allocation.
  • What are the typical and maximum power draw values for this switch?
    The typical power draw is 240W, with a maximum of 385W.

Product Review

The Arista DCS-7060SX2-48YC6-R switch offers a high-density configuration with 48x25GbE SFP and 6x100GbE QSFP ports, accommodating a wide range of connectivity options for scaling network infrastructure. With a throughput of 3.6 Tbps and low latency of 450ns, it ensures efficient data processing and transfer speeds, suitable for demanding data center environments. However, its power consumption, peaking at 385W, might raise concerns for energy-conscious deployments, despite its advanced features and performance capabilities.


The Arista DCS-7060SX2-48YC6-R is a high-performance switch designed to meet the demands of modern data centers and high-density networking environments. This switch features 48x25 Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports and 6x100 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP ports, catering to a wide range of connectivity needs. With its rear-to-front airflow design, it ensures optimal cooling for reliable operation in various installation scenarios. Key specifications include a throughput of 3.6 Terabits per second and a packet processing capacity of 2.7 billion packets per second, with a low latency of 450 nanoseconds. This performance level supports data-intensive applications and ensures efficient traffic handling. The device is powered by a multi-core x86 CPU, comes with 8 Gigabytes of system memory, and offers 4 Gigabytes of flash storage for firmware and configuration files. Additionally, it features a dynamic packet buffer memory of 22MB to manage sudden bursts in network traffic. Connectivity options on the Arista DCS-7060SX2-48YC6-R are extensive. It supports up to 6x100 Gigabit Ethernet ports, 6x40 Gigabit Ethernet ports through breakout cables, and a maximum of 72x25 Gigabit Ethernet or 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, as well as 48x1 Gigabit Ethernet ports, providing flexibility in network design and expansion. This range of connectivity options makes the switch suitable for various applications, including aggregation, high-frequency trading environments, and cloud data centers.
  • Management is facilitated through a dedicated 100/1000 management port and an RS-232 serial port (RJ-45), enabling straightforward setup and monitoring.
  • The switch is equipped with two hot-swap power supplies for 1+1 redundancy and four hot-swappable fans for N+1 redundancy, ensuring uninterrupted operation and easy maintenance.
  • Energy efficiency is a key consideration, with a typical power draw of 240 Watts and a maximum of 385 Watts, which is relatively low for its performance class.
The compact design, measuring 19 inches in width, 1.75 inches in height, and 16 inches in depth, and weighing 19.4 pounds, allows for easy installation in standard racks, optimizing space utilization in data centers. It comes with two AC power supplies and two C13-C14 cords, ensuring it can be quickly set up in a variety of power environments. In summary, the Arista DCS-7060SX2-48YC6-R switch combines high-density connectivity with powerful performance features, making it an ideal choice for organizations looking to upgrade their network infrastructure to support high-speed data, storage, and voice services. Its design considerations for redundancy, low power consumption, and efficient cooling further underscore its suitability for critical network environments.


Part Number and Manufacturer Arista DCS-7060SX2-48YC6-R
Ports Configuration 48 ports of 25GbE SFP, 6 ports of 100GbE QSFP
Airflow Direction Back to front
Power Supply Units 2 units, Alternating Current (AC)
Power Cords 2 units, C13 to C14 type
Maximum Ports for 100GbE 6
Maximum Ports for 40GbE 6
Maximum Ports for 25GbE 72 (including 48 SFP25 ports and 6 QSFP ports split into 4x25G)
Maximum Ports for 10GbE 72 (including 48 SFP+ ports and 6 QSFP ports split into 4x10G)
Maximum Ports for 1GbE 48
Data Transfer Capacity 3.6 Terabits per second
Rate of Packet Processing 2.7 Billion packets per second
Network Latency 450 nanoseconds
Processor Type x86 architecture, Multi-Core
Main Memory 8 Gigabytes
Storage Memory 4 Gigabytes Flash
Buffer Memory for Packets 22 Megabytes, with dynamic allocation
Management Interface Speeds 100/1000 Mbps, 1 port
Serial Interface 1 port, RJ-45 for RS-232
Power Supply Redundancy Yes, with 2 hot-swappable units (1+1 configuration)
Fan Redundancy Yes, with 4 hot-swappable fans (N+1 configuration)
Power Consumption 240 Watts (typical), 385 Watts (maximum)
Physical Dimensions 19 inches wide x 1.75 inches high x 16 inches deep (48.3 x 4.4 x 40.64 cm)
Unit Weight 19.4 pounds (8.8 kg)

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