Arista Networks Switch Quick Look Datasheet
Quick Look Datasheet

Arista 7050X Series Network Switch

low latency data center ethernet switches
Arista 7050X Series Network Switch

High Performance

  • 2.56 Tbps system capacity
  • 1.44 billion packets per sec on
  • Wire speed unicast & mast
  • Class leading latency
  • High density 10G/40G
  • Dynamic buffer allocation
  • Under 5W per 10G port

Feature Rich

  • High Availability
  • DC optimized airflow
  • Rich L2 and L3 features
  • 64-Way MLAG
  • 64-Way ECMP
  • VXLAN gateway
  • Zero Touch Provisioning
  • Smart System Upgrade

High Scalability

  • System scalability
  • 32 x 40G QSFP+
  • 4 x 10G SFP+
  • Up to 96 x 10G + 8 x 40G
  • Scalable leaf spine designs
  • MAC up to 288K
  • Host Routes up to 208K
  • v4 LPM Routes: 16K [144K ALPM Mode]
  • v6 LPM Routes: 8K [77K ALPM Mode]
  • Multicast Routes up to 104K

Advanced Monitoring

  • CloudVision
  • LANZ microburst detection
  • DANZ advance monitoring
  • AEM proactive management
  • IEEE 1588 precision timing
  • sFlow for network visibility
  • SSD for local monitoring
  • VM Tracer integration
  • RAIL for Big Data and Hadoop

Arista 7050X Series Network Switch

The Arista 7050 Series are the benchmark for performance, scale and power efficiency in 1RU data center switches. Increased adoption of 10G servers is accelerating the need for flexible, dense 10GbE/40GbE solutions. The Arista 7050X Series extends the industry leading 7050 Series with increased performance, scalability, density and features designed for software defined networking.

7050X Deployment Flexibility

The Arista 7050X Series are a range of compact 1RU and 2RU 10GbE and 40GbE wire speed, low latency and scalable multilayer switches powered by Arista EOS, the worlds most advanced network operating system.

The 7050X Series is available in a choice of three ranges, based on the primary interface connectivity option offered by each platform:
  • 7050SX Series - 1/10GbE connectivity via SFP+ interfaces
  • 7050TX Series - 1/10GbE connectivity via 10GBASE-T interfaces
  • 7050QXSeries - 10/40GbE connectivity via QSFP+ interfaces
Multilayer Network Switch Multilayer Datacenter Switch Datacenter Networking Switch



40G QSFP+ & SFP+

Consistent Software, Architecture, Throughput and Performance

Each of the 7050X ranges offers a variety of density options that provide wide flexibility in building scalable leaf and spine designs. The operational flexibility offered by the entire 7050X series ensures suitability for a variety of deployment scenarios. The following are a selection of use cases:
  • Grid / HPC

    — designs requiring cost effective and power efficient systems to enable non-blocking or minimal over-subscription
  • Leaf-Spine

    — open standards based L2 and L3 with monitoring and visibility features — VM Tracer, LANZ, sFlow and Tracers
  • Software Defined Networking

    — with support for OpenFlow, DirectFlow, eAPI and VXLAN
  • Enterprise server access

    — as middle or end of row supporting range of 1G, 10G and 40G connection options without fork lift upgrades
  • Enterprise aggregation

    — with up to 96 x 10G ports or 32 x 40G - full L2 and L3 features
  • Dense

    top of rack for server racks

    — with both rack and blade systems
  • 40GbE attached storage

    — dense NFS systems, high performance
  • ECMP designs up to 64-way

    — cost-effective multi-pathing using open protocols and the Arista 7300X and 7500E as spine switches

Arista EOS

Arista EOS is a modular switch operating system with a unique state sharing architecture that cleanly separates switch state from protocol processing and application logic. Built on top of a standard Linux kernel, all EOS processes run in their own protected memory space and exchange state through an in-memory database. This multi-process state sharing architecture provides the foundation for in-service-software updates and self-healing resiliency.


Network Address Translation

Network address translation with no performance impact to resolve overlapping addressing challenges without penalty

Wirespeed VXLAN Gateway

Seamless integration between VXLAN and L2/L3 environments, physical and virtualized networks


Build and scale accurate timing solutions with sub-microsecond accuracy

Accelerated SW Update

Optimized SW upgrades to reduce the impact of software upgrades and avoid network convergence

64-way ECMP and LAG

Improve network scalability and balance traffic across large-scale leaf-spine designs or server load balancers

Latency Analyzer

A solution to improve monitoring and visibility at both 10G and 40G for congestion from persistent or microbursts

Cloud Control & SDN

Support for Openflow and OpenStack automation and self-service provisioning with cloud scale economics

Scalable Tables — ALPM and UFT

Flexible allocation of L2 and L3 forwarding table resources for greater design choice

7050X Series Systems

Arista 7050X Series support hot-swappable power supplies and N+1 fan redundancy, EOS high availability, a choice of L2 and L3 multi-pathing designs and powerful EOS innovations for visibility, application level performance monitoring and virtualization.





32 32S 48 64 72 96 128 64 72 96 128
Switch Height (RU) 1RU 1RU 1RU 1RU 1RU 1RU 2RU 1RU 1RU 1RU 2RU
10G BASE-T Ports 32 48 48 48 48
10G SFP+ Ports 4 48 48 48 96
40G QSFP+ Ports 32 32 4 4 8 4 8
10/40G MXP Ports 2 4 2 4
Maximum Density 10GbE ports 96 96 48 64 72 96 96 64 72 96 96
Maximum Density 40GbE ports 32 32 4 4 6 12 8 4 6 12 8
Maximum System Throughput (pps) 2.56B 2.56B 960G 1.28B 1.44B 1.92B 2.56B 1.28B 1.44B 1.92B 2.56B
Maximum Forwarding Rate (PPS) 1.44B 1.44B 720M 960M 1.08B 1.44B 1.44B 960M 1.08B 1.44B 1.44B
Latency 550ns 3usec 550ns
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