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by Arista
Product Line: Arista 7280SR Series
Product Type: Data Center Switch
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Product Description

The DCS-7280SR-48C6-F Arista switch features 48x10GbE (SFP+) and 6x100GbE QSFP ports, supporting a maximum throughput of 2.16 Tbps and processing up to 720 Mpps. It is equipped with a Quad-Core x86 CPU, 8 GB system memory (expandable to 32 GB), and 4 GB flash storage, ensuring efficient data handling and storage. The unit is designed for front to rear air cooling, includes 2x AC power supplies for redundancy, and has a latency as low as 3.8 us, making it suitable for high-performance computing environments.

FAQs for the DCS-7280SR-48C6-F

  • What is the throughput capability of the 48x10GbE (SFP+) 6x100GbE QSFP switch?
    The switch offers a throughput of 2.16 terabits per second (Tbps) full-duplex.
  • How many USB ports does the switch include?
    The switch includes 2 USB ports.
  • Can the 48x10GbE (SFP+) 6x100GbE QSFP switch support 40GbE ports, and if so, how many?
    Yes, the switch can support up to 6 40GbE ports.
  • What are the dimensions of the switch?
    The dimensions are 19 inches in width, 1.75 inches in height, and 16 inches in depth.
  • Describe the power supply configuration of the switch.
    The switch is equipped with 2 AC power supplies, which are 1+1 redundant, and comes with 2xC13-C14 cords.
  • What is the maximum number of 10GbE ports supported by the switch?
    The switch supports a maximum of 72 10GbE ports.
  • What is the CPU configuration of the switch?
    The switch utilizes a Quad-Core x86 CPU.
  • How is the air flow direction configured in the switch?
    The air flow direction is configured from front to rear.
  • What is the switch's latency range?
    Latency starts from 3.8 microseconds (us).
  • What type of memory and how much is installed in the switch by default?
    The switch comes with 8 GB of system memory, with an option to expand up to 32 GB.

Product Review

The Arista DCS-7280SR-48C6-F offers a comprehensive range of connectivity options, including 48x10GbE SFP+ and 6x100GbE QSFP ports, catering to diverse network demands and facilitating high-density deployments. However, its maximum power draw of 381W may be a concern for energy-conscious environments, potentially impacting operational costs. Additionally, the switch's low latency, starting from 3.8 microseconds, and high throughput capacity of 2.16 Tbps, ensure efficient data processing and transmission, crucial for performance-sensitive applications.


The Arista DCS-7280SR-48C6-F is a high-performance switch designed to meet the demands of modern data centers and high-density networking environments. This device stands out for its combination of speed, flexibility, and efficiency, making it an ideal solution for a wide range of applications including cloud computing, data center interconnect, and high-frequency trading operations. At the core of its design, the switch features 48 10GbE (SFP+) ports and 6 100GbE QSFP ports. This configuration provides a versatile mix of connectivity options, supporting up to 12 50GbE ports, 6 40GbE ports, 24 25GbE ports, and a maximum of 72 10GbE ports through breakout cables. Such flexibility allows organizations to scale their networks according to evolving needs without the immediate need for hardware replacements. The Arista DCS-7280SR-48C6-F boasts an impressive throughput of 2.16 Terabits per second (Tbps) full-duplex and can handle up to 720 million packets per second (Mpps), ensuring high-speed data transfer and processing capabilities. Latency is minimized, starting from 3.8 microseconds, which is critical for applications requiring real-time processing. Under the hood, the switch is powered by a quad-core x86 CPU and comes with 8 GB of system memory, which can be optionally upgraded to 32 GB. This robust processing power is complemented by 4 GB of flash storage memory for firmware and configuration files. The device also includes two USB ports for additional connectivity and storage options. For management and connectivity, the Arista DCS-7280SR-48C6-F is equipped with a 100/1000 management port and an RJ-45 RS-232 serial port. This ensures easy integration and management within a variety of network infrastructures. The hardware design emphasizes reliability and operational efficiency: - Hot-swap power supplies and fans ensure uninterrupted operation and easy maintenance. The system includes two AC power supplies and four fans, both sets operating with redundancy (1+1 for power supplies and N+1 for fans). - The switch operates with a front-to-rear airflow scheme, promoting effective cooling and energy efficiency. This design supports a typical power draw of 263W and a maximum of 381W, highlighting its energy efficiency. - It comes with two C13-C14 cords, facilitating straightforward installation in standard rack environments. The device's dimensions are 19 x 1.75 x 16 inches (48.3 x 4.4 x 40.6 cm), and it weighs 17.8 lbs (8.1 kg), making it compact and lightweight for its class. The Arista DCS-7280SR-48C6-F is designed for reliability, featuring: -
  • Hot-swappable components for easy maintenance and minimal downtime.
  • Front-to-rear airflow for efficient cooling.
  • Redundant power supplies and fans for increased system reliability.
In conclusion, the Arista DCS-7280SR-48C6-F switch combines powerful performance, extensive connectivity options, and efficient operation, making it a versatile and reliable choice for high-density networking environments. Its specifications cater to the rigorous demands of modern data centers, offering a scalable and efficient solution for managing complex networks.


Item Number and MakerArista DCS-7280SR-48C6-F
Interface48x10GbE SFP+ ports, 6x100GbE QSFP ports
Cooling DirectionAirflow from front to back
Power Units2 AC power supplies
Power Cables2 C13-C14 cords included
Maximum 50GbE Ports12 ports
Maximum 40GbE Ports6 ports
Maximum 25GbE Ports24 ports
Maximum 10GbE Ports72 ports
Data Rate (full-duplex)2.16 Terabits per second
Packet Processing Rate720 million packets per second
Network LatencyAs low as 3.8 microseconds
ProcessorQuad-core x86 CPU
Main Memory8 GB, expandable to 32 GB
USB Interfaces2 ports
Onboard Storage4 GB Flash
Management Interface1x 100/1000 Base-T
Console Port1 RS-232 (RJ-45 interface)
Power Supply RedundancyYes, 1+1 redundant
Fan RedundancyYes, 4 (N+1 configuration)
Dimensions19 x 1.75 x 16 inches (48.3 x 4.4 x 40.6 cm)
Energy ConsumptionTypical: 263W, Maximum: 381W
Unit Mass17.8 pounds (8.1 kilograms)

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