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Product Line: Arista 7260X Series
Product Type: Data Center Switches
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Product Description

The DCS-7260QX-64-F Arista switch features 64x40GbE QSFP+ and 2xSFP+ ports, supporting flexible Ethernet configurations including 10/40 and 25/100 Gigabit speeds, optimized for high-density networking environments. It delivers exceptional performance with up to 12.8 terabits per second and 9.5 billion packets per second, ensuring efficient wire speed L2 and L3 forwarding with low latency from 450ns. Designed for high availability, it includes 1+1 hot-swappable power supplies, four N+1 hot-swap fans, and supports advanced features such as Multi-Chassis Link Aggregation (MLAG) and 128-way ECMP routing for enhanced load balancing and redundancy.

FAQs for the DCS-7260QX-64-F

  • What is the port configuration on the Arista 7260X switch?
    The Arista 7260X switch features 64x40GbE QSFP+ ports and 2xSFP+ ports, supporting front-to-rear air flow, and includes 2xAC power supplies with 2xC13-C14 cords.
  • How does the 7060CX2-32S support flexible Ethernet speeds?
    The 7060CX2-32S supports flexible Ethernet speeds by offering 32x QSFP100 ports for 100GbE and 2x SFP+ ports, alongside the capability to operate in quad 10GbE or 25GbE mode for 40GbE and 100GbE support.
  • Can the Arista switches support high-speed data transfer?
    Yes, the switches can support high-speed data transfer, with capabilities up to 12.8 terabits per second and up to 9.5 billion packets per second, ensuring efficient wire speed L2 and L3 forwarding.
  • What are the latency figures for the 7060CX2-32S and 7060CX-32S models?
    Latency for the 7060CX2-32S and 7060CX-32S models starts from 450ns, providing fast data transmission speeds.
  • How do Arista switches ensure power efficiency and redundancy?
    Arista switches ensure power efficiency and redundancy with over 93% efficient power supplies, 1+1 redundant & hot-swappable power, and N+1 redundant & hot-swappable fans.
  • What cooling options are available for these switches?
    These switches offer front-to-rear or rear-to-front cooling, ensuring optimal operating temperatures with tool-less rails for simple installation.
  • What advanced networking features do the Arista switches support?
    They support advanced networking features like VXLAN and VM Tracer, resilient LAG Hashing, Multi-Chassis Link Aggregation (MLAG), and 128-way ECMP routing for load balancing and redundancy.
  • How many MAC entries can the Arista switches handle?
    The Arista switches can handle up to 136K MAC entries, supporting large-scale network environments.
  • What measures are in place for high availability in these switches?
    For high availability, these switches feature 1+1 hot-swappable power supplies, four N+1 hot-swap fans, color-coded PSUs and fans, and live software patching.
  • What is the maximum number of 10/25/40/50/100GbE ports supported per link aggregation group?
    Up to 64 10/25/40/50/100GbE ports are supported per link aggregation group, enhancing connection flexibility and network scalability.

Product Review

The Arista DCS-7260QX-64-F offers high flexibility and scalability with its support for up to 64x40GbE QSFP+ ports and dual SFP+ ports, catering to diverse networking demands. However, its high performance is counterbalanced by potential complexity in setup and management for those not well-versed in Arista's ecosystem. Additionally, the switch ensures high availability and efficiency with redundant, hot-swappable power supplies, N+1 fans, and energy-efficient operations, though the initial investment might be significant for smaller operations.


The Arista DCS-7260QX-64-F is a high-performance switch designed for data center environments, offering exceptional speed and flexibility. This switch includes 64 40GbE QSFP+ ports and 2 SFP+ ports, providing a versatile platform for 10/40 and 25/100 Gigabit Ethernet switching. It features front-to-rear airflow, dual AC power supplies, and comes with two C13-C14 power cords, ensuring efficient power management and operational reliability. Key hardware specifications of the Arista DCS-7260QX-64-F include its capability to deliver up to 12.8 terabits per second of bandwidth and handle up to 9.5 billion packets per second, making it suitable for high-demand network environments. The switch supports wire-speed Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding, ensuring rapid data processing and transmission across the network. Additionally, it offers flexible port configurations, including quad 10GbE or 25GbE mode, to meet diverse networking requirements.
  • Latency as low as 450ns, providing swift data transmission and reducing delay in high-frequency trading and other latency-sensitive applications.
  • Energy efficiency, with over 93% efficient power supplies, contributes to lower operational costs and supports environmentally friendly data center operations.
  • Enhanced network resilience and high availability features, including 1+1 hot-swappable power supplies and four N+1 hot-swap fans, ensuring uninterrupted service and easy maintenance.
The switch's hardware design focuses on reliability and ease of use. It features 1+1 redundant and hot-swappable power supplies alongside N+1 redundant, hot-swappable fans, ensuring continuous operation and minimal downtime. The cooling system can be configured for front-to-rear or rear-to-front airflow, accommodating different rack setups. Installation is simplified with tool-less rails, facilitating quick and easy deployment. From a networking perspective, the Arista DCS-7260QX-64-F excels in supporting advanced features such as VXLAN and VM Tracer for efficient network virtualization and monitoring. It can handle up to 136K MAC entries, allowing for extensive device connectivity across the network. The switch also promotes high availability through both hardware and software, featuring color-coded power supply units (PSUs) and fans for easy identification and replacement, and supports live software patching to ensure continuous system protection and uptime. For network scalability and redundancy, the switch supports up to 64 10/25/40/50/100GbE ports per link aggregation group and Multi-chassis Link Aggregation (MLAG) for active/active Layer 2 multi-pathing. Resilient LAG Hashing and 128-way ECMP routing enhance load balancing and redundancy, ensuring efficient data flow and network reliability. In conclusion, the Arista DCS-7260QX-64-F is engineered to meet the demands of modern data centers, offering high-speed connectivity, flexible port configurations, and a suite of advanced features for network optimization and reliability. Its design prioritizes energy efficiency, ease of maintenance, and high availability, making it a suitable choice for organizations seeking to enhance their network infrastructure's performance and resilience.


Part Number Arista DCS-7260QX-64-F
Manufacturer Arista
Model 7260X, 64x40GbE QSFP+ & 2xSFP+ switch, airflow from front to rear, dual AC power supplies, includes two C13-C14 power cords
Switching Capacity Supports 10/40 and 25/100 Gigabit Ethernet
Model Variant 7060CX2-32S: Equipped with 32 QSFP100 and 2 SFP+ ports
Flexibility Supports both 40GbE and 100GbE configurations
Mode Options Support for Quad 10GbE or 25GbE configurations
Throughput Maximum of 12.8 Tbps
Packet Forwarding Rate Capable of processing up to 9.5 billion packets per second
Forwarding Capability Supports wire-speed Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding
Latency Minimum latency of 450ns in models 7060CX2-32S & 7060CX-32S
Power Efficiency Power supplies operate at over 93% efficiency
Power Redundancy Dual redundant, hot-swappable power supplies
Fan Redundancy Modular N+1 redundant, hot-swappable fans
Cooling Direction Optional configurations for front-to-rear or rear-to-front cooling
Installation Rail kits that require no tools for installation
Network Virtualization Supports VXLAN and VM Tracer for advanced networking capabilities
MAC Address Table Size Capacity for 136K MAC addresses
Reliability Designed for high availability with both software and hardware resilience
Power and Fan Redundancy Features Equipped with dual hot-swappable power supplies and four N+1 hot-swap fans for enhanced system reliability
Component Identification Power supply units and fans marked with color codes for easy identification
Maintenance Features Enables live software updates without system interruptions
Link Aggregation Capacity Allows up to 64 10/25/40/50/100GbE ports per link aggregation group for increased bandwidth and redundancy
Multi-Chassis Support Facilitates Multi-Chassis Link Aggregation (MLAG) for enhanced L2 multi-pathing in an active/active configuration
ECMP Support 128-way Equal-Cost Multi-Path (ECMP) routing for efficient load balancing and failover
Link Aggregation Resilience Features resilient hashing algorithms for consistent link aggregation performance

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