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Product Line: Arista Series
Product Type: Chassis
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Product Description

The DCS-7508N chassis features a configuration that includes 2 supervisor slots, 8 line card slots, and 6 fabric slots, designed to support a range of networking demands. It offers a maximum Ethernet density with 1,152 ports for both 10GbE and 25GbE, 288 ports for 40GbE, 576 ports for 50GbE, and 288 ports for 100GbE, alongside a maximum throughput of 75Tbps and a packet processing speed of 34.5Bpps. The chassis allows for flexible power input with options for AC or DC, accommodates 8 power supply slots, and operates efficiently within a temperature range of 0˚C (32˚F) to 40˚C (104˚F), ensuring reliability and performance in diverse environments.

FAQs for the DCS-7508N

  • What are the physical dimensions of the 7508N chassis?
    The 7508N chassis has physical dimensions of 22.75 inches (H) x 19 inches (W) x 31.3 inches (D), equivalent to 57.8 cm x 48.3 cm x 79.5 cm, and fits within a 13RU rack space.
  • How many supervisor and line card slots does it have?
    It has 2 supervisor slots and 8 line card slots.
  • What power options are available for the 7508N chassis?
    The 7508N chassis supports both AC and DC power, which must be ordered separately.
  • What is the weight of the 7508N chassis when fully loaded?
    When fully loaded, the 7508N chassis weighs approximately 400 lbs (182 kg).
  • How many power supply slots are available in the 7508N chassis?
    There are 8 power supply slots available in the 7508N chassis.
  • What is the maximum 100GbE density supported by the 7508N chassis?
    The maximum 100GbE density supported is 288 ports.
  • What are the operating and storage temperature ranges for the 7508N chassis?
    The operating temperature range is 0˚C (32˚F) to 40˚C (104˚F), and the storage temperature range is -40˚C (-40˚F) to 70˚C (158˚F).
  • What is the maximum power consumption of the 7508N chassis?
    The maximum power consumption of the 7508N chassis is 11,000W.
  • How does the 7508N chassis handle cooling and humidity?
    The 7508N chassis can operate in relative humidity ranging from 5% to 90% and requires adequate cooling to maintain operational temperatures.
  • What are the maximum throughput and packets per second (PPS) the 7508N chassis can handle?
    The maximum throughput is 75Tbps, and it can handle 34.5 billion packets per second (Bpps).

Product Review

The Arista DCS-7508N offers high port density, supporting up to 1,152 ports for both 10GbE and 25GbE configurations, making it suitable for environments requiring high bandwidth and scalability. However, its significant power consumption of up to 11,000W and a fully loaded weight of 400 lbs (182 kg) may pose challenges for power efficiency and physical installation. Additionally, the chassis supports both AC and DC power supplies, providing flexibility in power management for diverse data center environments.


The Arista DCS-7508N is a networking chassis designed to accommodate a variety of configurations tailored to the specific needs of data centers and high-capacity network environments. This product features a chassis with 2 supervisor slots and 8 line card slots, supplemented by 6 fabric slots, providing a flexible platform for high-performance networking. The chassis supports both AC and DC power supplies, which are ordered separately, ensuring adaptability to different power setups. With power supply slots totaling 8, the Arista DCS-7508N allows for redundant power configurations, enhancing system reliability. The physical dimensions of the chassis are 22.75 inches in height, 19 inches in width, and 31.3 inches in depth, occupying 13 rack units (RU) in a standard equipment rack. The chassis weight is 95 lbs when empty and can reach up to 400 lbs when fully equipped with its components. The Arista DCS-7508N stands out for its high port density and throughput capabilities. It supports up to 1,152 10GbE or 25GbE ports, 288 40GbE ports, 576 50GbE ports, and 288 100GbE ports. This extensive range of supported port densities makes it suitable for environments requiring high bandwidth and connectivity options. The maximum throughput of the system reaches 75Tbps with a packet processing capacity of 34.5 billion packets per second (Bpps), addressing the needs of the most demanding data center operations. Power consumption is a critical consideration in large-scale deployments, and the Arista DCS-7508N has a maximum power consumption of 11,000W. Its operational temperature range is from 0°C (32°F) to 40°C (104°F), with a storage temperature range from -40°C (-40°F) to 70°C (158°F), ensuring reliability under various environmental conditions. The system is designed to operate efficiently within a relative humidity range of 5 to 90% and can be deployed at altitudes from 0 ft to 10,000 ft, accommodating a wide range of data center locations.
  • Maximum 10GbE and 25GbE Port Density: 1,152 Ports
  • Maximum Throughput and Packet Processing: 75Tbps/34.5Bpps
  • Operational Flexibility: Supports both AC and DC power supplies
The Arista DCS-7508N is engineered to meet the demands of next-generation data centers and high-performance computing environments. Its high port density, superior throughput capabilities, and operational flexibility make it an ideal choice for organizations looking to scale their network infrastructure efficiently. With its robust power and thermal management features, along with a comprehensive range of supported Ethernet port speeds, the Arista DCS-7508N stands as a versatile and high-capacity networking solution.


Product Number and MakerArista DCS-7508N
Chassis Configuration7508N frame
Supervisor Module Capacity2 slots available
Interface Card Capacity8 slots accessible
Fabric Module Capacity6 slots provisioned
Power OptionsSupports both AC and DC (purchase separately)
Number of Power Supply Units8
Height22.75 inches (57.8 cm) / 13RU
Width19 inches (48.3 cm) / 13RU
Depth31.3 inches (79.5 cm) / 13RU
Empty Chassis Weight95 pounds (43.1 kg)
Fully Equipped Weight400 pounds (182 kg)
10GbE Port CapacityUp to 1,152 ports
25GbE Port CapacityUp to 1,152 ports
40GbE Port CapacityUp to 288 ports
50GbE Port CapacityUp to 576 ports
100GbE Port CapacityUp to 288 ports
Peak Throughput/Billions of Packets per Second75 Tbps/34.5 Bpps
Energy Usage Peak11,000W
Minimum Operational Temperature0˚C (32˚F)
Maximum Operational Temperature40˚C (104˚F)
Lowest Storage Temperature-40˚C (-40˚F)
Highest Storage Temperature70˚C (158˚F)
Humidity Tolerance5% to 90% non-condensing
Minimum Altitude for Operation0 feet (0 meters)
Maximum Altitude for Operation10,000 feet (3,000 meters)

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