Arista 720XP Series Cognitive Campus POE Leaf Switches

Designed for the demands of the interconnected IoT enabled campus, the 720XP series delivers wirespeed connectivity for all campus user workloads under the management and monitoring of Arista cognitive campus services. The suite of platforms offer a variety of connection options for user desktops, POE appliances and IoT devices.

Arista’s cornerstone EOS® combines cognitive campus network features and state of the art merchant silicon to deliver critical services that automate deployment, configuration, visibility troubleshooting and security. The Arista cognitive campus architecture encompasses spline, leaf and wireless infrastructure platforms, telemetry and analytics, and a single image EOS that supports an expanding feature set and partner ecosystem of solutions.

Arista 720XP Advantages:

  • Providing options for 10M to 5G PoE copper downlink and 25G SFP28 and 100G QSFP
  • Industry standard 802.1Q, VRFs and VXLAN/EVPN segmentation
  • Cognitive real time Flow Trackers for CloudVision, IPFIX and sFlow
  • Cognitive, cloud grade reliability, in service maintenance and upgrades
  • EOS programmability and cognitive management plane monitoring APIs

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Arista EOS delivers cloud grade QoS, security, and reliability that are required for campus networks.

The cognitive management plane, native in EOS, provides real time telemetry to capture key performance metrics of infrastructure, device, application and user data for SLA monitoring and troubleshooting.

Support various user, IoT and uplink connections:

  • 10-100M, 1G, 2.5 and 5 mGig with up to 60W 802.3bt
  • SFP and QSFP modules supporting 1, 10, 25, 40, 50 and 100G
  • Wire speed architecture
  • Compact, 1RU rack mountable. Only 12.5”/31.75cm deep

Campus optimized reliability and efficiency

  • N+1 cooling
  • Dual load sharing 650W and 1050W power supply options
  • Persistent POE on reboot
  • Priority power assignment
  • Less than 175W power for switching (excluding POE)

Arista EOS

  • Common OS for all Arista platforms
  • Field proven reliability
  • Fault Isolating, Self healing
  • In service updates
  • Smart System Upgrades
  • Extensive APIs

Cognitive Management Plane

  • Hardware based real time telemetry
  • Flowtracker monitors infrastructure, device, user and application flows
  • CVP, IPFIX and SFlow APIs
  • Inventorying and threat assessment capabilities
  • Application support from third parties

Arista 720XP Series Technical Specifications

The following table compares the capabilities of the 720XP series campus switches

Ports 96 RJ45
4 25G SFP
2 100G QSFP
48 RJ45
4 25G SFP
2 100G QSFP
24 RJ45
4 25G SFP
48 RJ45
6 25G SFP
24 RJ45
6 25G SFP
10M-1G UTP (30W)1 N/A N/A N/A 48 24
100M-2.5G UTP (30W)1 0 40 16 N/A N/A 
100M-2.5G UTP (60W)2 80 0 0 0 0
100M-5G UTP (60W)2 16 8 8 N/A N/A
POE power budget (single/dual PS) 809/3798W 873/1923W 473/1123W 873/1923W 473/1123W
Std Power supply 2 x 1050W 1050W 650W 1050W 650W
SFP-25G 4 4 4 6 6
QSFP-100G 2 2 N/A N/A N/A
(2 way)
1160Gbps 880Gbps 360Gbps 396Gbps 348Gbps
(2 way)
1726Mpps 1309Mpps 536Mpps 589Mpps 518Mpps
Latency 1.2usec RJ45-RJ45 
CPU Dual Core-x86
System Memory 4GB
System Flash 8GB
Packet Buffer 16MB 8MB 8MB 8MB 8MB
USB Port 1
Console Port 1
100M/1G 1
Management Port 1
Airflow Front-Rear(Port Side - Power)     Front-Rear/Rear-Front(R-F only 650W PWR-621-AC-BLUE)   

1 802.3af/t

2 802.3bt


 All Platforms* Mode 0 Mode 1 Mode 2 Mode 3 Mode 4
MAC Addresses  112K   96K 64K 32K 16K
IPv4 Host Routes 16K 32K 64K 96K 16K
IPv4 LPM Routes  16K 16K 16K 16K 144K
IPv6 LPM Routes 8K 8K 8K 8K 72K
IGMP Groups  4K
IPv4 Multicast Groups 8K
ACL Entries (Ingress/Egress) 7.6K / 1K