Arista 7280R3 Series Universal Leaf and IP Storage Networks

Designed for next generation Cloud, Content Delivery, IP storage, leaf and spine networks and Data Center Interconnect the Arista 7280R3 Series of fixed switches combine a proven architecture with dynamic and deep buffering for lossless forwarding with high density 100G and 400G Ethernet, internet scale table sizes and rich L2 and L3 features that are space and power efficient for modern networks.

Advanced EOS® features for visibility, telemetry, network monitoring, VXLAN network virtualization and rich automation are combined with extensive hardware resources. A choice of density and interface types allows the 7280R to address the myriad different applications and traffic patterns found in modern data centers.

Arista 7280R3 Advantages:

  • Unparalleled Performance with Dynamic Deep Buffers and VOQ for Lossless forwarding
  • Flexible design choices for 10G/25G/40G/50G/100G and 400G
  • Arista FlexRoute™ and EOS NetDB™ for internet peering with high density and low power
  • Flexible and scalable network policy control
  • Embedded Accelerated sFlow and IPFIX for high capacity network security and application monitoring
  • Flexible pipeline for programmable features including Algorithmic ACLs and Inband Network Telemetry for flow and packet forensics
  • EOS Open Programmability for Advanced Traffic Control, Provisioning and Monitoring at all layers
  • 4th generation of deep buffer fixed systems with consistent features and proven architecture

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The Arista 7280R3 Series FlexRoute engine and EOS NetDB provides the scalability to support Internet IP routing scale with the lowest power consumption and fast convergence scaling to 2.7M routes with a choice of flexible forwarding profiles for a wide variety of network roles.

Arista Algorithmic ACLs enable flexible high scale access controls with expanded pattern matching, combined with sFlow sampling of all interfaces at the full forwarding capacity while providing additional capabilities for filtering.

Flexible Solutions with 400G

  • Up to 48 ports of 400G in 2RU, with 19.2Tbps of wirespeed performance
  • High Density wirespeed 1RU 32 port 100G systems with 4 400G uplinks
  • Flexible 25G systems with 100G uplinks and 8GB of buffer
  • Broad range of 1RU and 2RU systems with a combination of 400G, 100G and 25G systems for Universal Leaf and Spine designs
  • Internet Peering Scalability with Arista FlexRoute
  • High Bandwidth Ultra-deep packet buffer up to 32GB per system

Arista EOS

  • Open Extensibility and Programmability
  • Software Driven Cloud Networking
  • Fine-grain modular protected memory architecture
  • Access to Linux tools
  • In-service-software-patches and Self-healing stateful fault repair (SFR)

Datacenter Optimized

  • Flexible choice of 400G and 100G interfaces with OSFP and QSFP-DD
  • Under 11W per 100G port with rich features
  • 512 Way L3 and 256 Way L2 Multi-Pathing
  • Power efficient for lower total cost of ownership
  • Redundant and hot swap power and cooling
  • NEBS Compliant for Tier1 Service Providers
 

Cloud Grade Routing

  • Comprehensive routing: OSPF/ OSPFv3, MP-BGP, IS-IS, PIM, MSDP and MLD
  • Transport Signaling : LDP, RSVP-TE, SR-TE, BGP-LU, BGP-LS
  • Services: IPv4 VPNs (RFC 4364), 6PE/6VPE, L2/L3 EVPN , EVPN-VPWS, EVPN-DCI*, EVPN-Multicast, VPLS*, Pseudowires
  • Tunneling: LDP, RSVP, SR, LDP over RSVP, GRE, MPLS over GRE
  • Resiliency: ECMP/ UCMP, PIC, RSVP-TE FRR, SRLG, TI-LFA
  • QoS: Classification, Flexible rewrite, Ingress Policing, VoQ, Hierarchical-QoS, Shaping
  • Security: MACSEC, uRPF, ACLs, CoPP, AAA

Rich Feature Sets and Open Programmability

  • Comprehensive switching and routing feature set with rapid convergence
  • Segment Routing and EVPN Services for IX Providers and Cloud WAN
  • IPv4 and IPv6 Overlay and Underlay support
  • Internet scale IPv4 and IPv6 forwarding tables with over 5M IPv4 routes
  • Large scale IPv4 / IPv6, ACLs, and QoS with flexible profiles
  • CloudVision® provisioning and automation
  • VXLAN and 512-way multi-pathing for next generation DC
  • LANZ for microburst detection
  • Accelerated sFlow for high capacity network security and application monitoring
  • Inband Network Telemetry for flow and packet forensics at scale
  • CloudVision for Workflow Automation and Orchestration

Arista 7280R3 Series Technical Specifications

The Arista 7280R3 series is a set of purpose built 100/400G fixed configuration 1RU and 2RU systems designed for the highest performance environments such as Cloud DC, Content Delivery, IP storage, Enterprise leaf and spine networks and Data Center Interconnect and IP Peering.

Wire speed L2 and L3 forwarding are combined with advanced features for network virtualization, open monitoring and network analysis, resiliency and architectural flexibility with deterministic performance. Deep packet buffers and large routing tables allow for Internet peering applications and the broad range of interfaces and density choice provides deployment flexibility.

All Arista 7280R3 Series support FlexRoute™ engines providing the scalability to support deployment as a routing platform with Internet scale routing. Arista FlexRoute along with EOS NetDB™ enables innovations and convergence not natively available in merchant chipsets. The 7280R3K Series supports a series of flexible profiles that leverage common resources for different network roles including up to 5M IP routes.

7280R3 Benefits

  • Standards-based high density 400G and 100G switches ideal for future proof designs and high bandwidth needs such as in High Performance Storage or Content Delivery Networks (CDNs)
  • Dynamic deep buffers in a fixed form factor makes for an ideal spine switch where lossless performance and in-cast traffic is a concern such as in data analytics and IP storage
  • Directly connected 40G and 50G attached storage systems, requiring high performance and predictable latency
  • Streaming network state for advanced analytics with CloudVision®
  • Network–wide virtualization platform for next generation cloud bursting with wire-speed VXLAN routing
  • Hardware assisted PTP enables accurate timing solutions across Ethernet based networks without costly investment in separate timing networks
  • Unique monitoring and provisioning features – LANZ, DANZ, AEM, IEEE 1588 PTP, ZTP, VM Tracer, VXLAN, and eAPI
  • Comprehensive L2 and L3 feature set for open multi-vendor networks with no proprietary lock-in
  • Accelerated sFlow and IPFIX for network forensics
  • Large scale L2 and L3 table resources allow deployment flexibility in both large L2 and L3 environments with any-workload suitability
  • NEBS compliance and DC power supplies designed for service provider environments

Arista 7280R3 Series

   
7280PR3
400G 7280PR3 Series and 7280DR3 Series
  • 400G 1RU and 2RU systems
  • High Density 400G ports with OSFP or QSFP-DD for flexible 100G, 50G and 400G support
  • Maximum of 192 ports of 50GbE or 96 ports of 100G
  • Up to 9.6Tbps of wire speed performance with 16GB of ultra deep and dynamic buffers
  • Over 2M IPv4/v6 routes with FlexRoute
  • Over 5M IPv4/v6 routes with the 7280PR3K and 7280DR3K Series and FlexRoute
  • Scalable Accelerated sFlow on all models
7280CR3
7280CR3 Series
  • 100G 1RU and 2RU systems with a choice of port combinations with QSFP100 optics and cables
  • Up to 96 ports of 100G in 2RU and 48 ports in 1RU
  • Flexible interface combinations for 10/25/40/50/100G and 400G
  • Up to 9.6Tbps of wire speed performance with 16GB of buffer
  • Over 2M IPv4/v6 routes with FlexRoute
  • Over 5M IPv4/v6 routes with the 7280CR3K Series and FlexRoute
  • Scalable Accelerated sFlow on all models
7280SR3
7280SR3 Series
  • 25G 1RU systems with a choice of 1/10/25G port combinations on SFP optics and cables
  • Up to 48 ports of 25G in 1RU with 8 ports of 100G
  • Flexible interface combinations for 10/25/40/50 and 100G
  • Up to 2.4Tbps of wire speed performance with 8GB of buffer
  • Over 2M IPv4/v6 routes with FlexRoute
  • Over 5M IPv4/v6 routes with the 7280SR3K Series and FlexRoute
  • Scalable Accelerated sFlow on all models
 

Scalability:

Each 7280R3 Series system delivers a consistent set of features supporting layer 2 and layer 3 data center designs with predictable and linear scaling. Arista's FlexRoute Engine enables full Internet routing coupled with support for a variety of IP/MPLS/VXLAN protocols.

Resources1 7280R3 Series  7280R3K Series
Profile L3-Profile
(default)
Balanced Profile L3-XL Profile
(default)
L3-XXL Profile L3-XXXL Profile Balanced-XL Profile
ARP Entries 88K 88K  112K 112K 80K  96K 
MAC Addresses 224K 224K  256K  192K  384K 256K 
IPv4 Unicast Routes 1450K 800K 2250K 2850K 3950K  1850K 
Additional IPv4 Unicast Routes with FlexRoute +1792K +1792K  +2048K +1536K  +3072K  +2048K 
IPv6 Unicast Host Routes 433-483K 250-267K 683-750K 833-950K  1100-1317K  567-617K 
Multicast Routes 128K 128K  128K 128K  128K 128K 
TCAM ACL Entries (Per chip) 24K 24K  24K  24K  24K  24K 
Traffic Policy ACL IPv4 Prefixes 30K 30K 430K  296K  30K  430K 
Traffic Policy ACL IPv6 Prefixes 10K 10K  150K  100K  10K  150K 
ECMP 512-Way 512-Way  512-Way 512-Way 512-Way 512-Way 

 

Entry level 7280R3 platforms such as the 7280SR3-40YC6 provide platform specific scaling profiles as detailed in the table below:

Resources1 7280SR3-40YC6 Series
Profile L3-XL
Profile
L3-XXL
Profile
Balanced-XL
Profile
ARP Entries 72k 72k 64k
MAC Addresses 128k 96k 128k
IPv4 Unicast Routes 1100k 1300k 1800k
Additional IPv4 Unicast
Routes with FlexRoute
+ 1024k + 768k + 1024k
IPv6 Unicast Routes 683-750k 833-950k 567-617k
Multicast Routes 128k 128k 128k
TCAM ACL Entries
(Per chip)
12k 12k 12k
Traffic Policy ACL
IPv4 Prefixes
280k 187k 280k
Traffic Policy ACL IPv6 Prefixes 93k 62k 93k
ECMP 512-Way 512-Way 512-Way

 

1 Undimensional scaling maxima with currently available MDB profiles. Available resources depend on user configuration.

 

Arista 7280R3 Series Comparisons

The following tables compare Arista 7280R3 Series models. For a complete catalog of Arista 7000 Series switch specifications click here.

7280R3 100G/400G Systems

 

7280PR3-24
7280PR3K-24
7508 Specifications

7280DR3-24
7280DR3K-24
7504 Specifications


7280CR3-32P4
7280CR3K-32P4
7280CR3K-32P4A
7280CR2-60 Specifications

 


7280CR3-32D4
7280CR3K-32D4
7280CR3K-32D4A
7280CR2K-60 Specifications

 

7280CR3-36S
7280CR3K-36S
7280CR3K-36S

Description 24 x OSFP 24 x QSFP-DD 32 x QSFP
4 x OSFP
32 x QSFP
4 x QSFP-DD
28 x QSFP
6 x QSFP200
2 x QSFP-DD
Max 400G Ports 24 24 4 4 2
Max 200G Ports 48 48 8
Max 100G Ports 96 96 48  48  40
Max 50G Ports 192 192 96  96  80
Max 40G Ports 24 24 36  36  36
Max 25G Ports 192 192 96  96  120
Max 10G Ports 192 192 96  96  120
L2/3 Throughput 9.6 Tbps 9.6 Tbps 4.8 Tbps 4.8 Tbps  2.4 Tbps
L2/3 PPS 4 Bpps 4 Bpps 2 Bpps  2 Bpps   1 Bpps
Latency 3.8usec 3.8usec 3.8usec 3.8usec  3.8usec
Typical Power Draw 650W 650W 543W 543W  254W
Total System Buffer 16GB 16GB 8GB  8GB  4GB
Rack Units 1 1 1 1
CloudVision Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Smart System Upgrade* Yes Yes Yes  Yes  Yes
ZTP Yes Yes Yes  Yes  Yes
VM Tracers Yes Yes Yes  Yes  Yes
AEM Yes Yes Yes  Yes  Yes
VXLAN Yes Yes Yes  Yes  Yes
LANZ* Yes Yes Yes  Yes  Yes
Accelerated sFlow Yes Yes Yes  Yes  Yes
Airflow Front to Rear Front to Rear and Rear to Front Front to Rear
 

7280R3 25G/100G Systems

 

 


7280CR3-96
7280CR3K-96
7280CR2AK-30 Specifications

7280SR3-48YC8
7280SR3K-48YC8
7280SR3K-48YC8A
7280CR2AK-30 Specifications


7280SR3-40YC6
7280SR3E-40YC6
7280CR2AK-30 Specifications

Description 96 x QSFP 48 x 25G SFP
8 x 100G QSFP
40 x 25G SFP
6 x 100G QSFP
Max 400G Ports - - -
Max 200G Ports 48 - -
Max 100G Ports 96 8 6
Max 50G Ports 192 16 12
Max 40G Ports 96 8 6
Max 25G Ports 192 80 52
Max 10G Ports 192 80 52
Max 1G Ports - 48 36
L2/3 Throughput 9.6 Tbps 2.4 Tbps 800 Gbps
L2/3 PPS 4 Bpps 1 Bpps 600 Mpps
Latency 3.8usec 3.8usec 3.8usec
Typical Power Draw 1700W 154W - 162W 130W
Total System Buffer 16GB 4GB 2GB
Rack Units 2 1 1
CloudVision Yes Yes Yes
Smart System Upgrade* Yes Yes Yes
ZTP Yes Yes Yes
VM Tracers Yes Yes Yes
AEM Yes Yes Yes
VXLAN Yes Yes Yes
LANZ* Yes Yes Yes
Accelerated sFlow Yes Yes Yes
Synchronous Ethernet - - Inband (SR3E)
Airflow Front to Rear Front to Rear and Rear to Front Front to Rear and Rear to Front

 

 * Not yet supported in EOS

 

 

MACsec from 1-100G

Implementing cost effective and high performance bulk data encryption at scale is a major challenge for today’s cloud datacenters and interconnect providers. The Arista 7280R3 MACSec systems are high performance, high port density, 1RU switch-routers with built-in wire speed encryption, designed to meet the needs of the largest scale datacenters.

The 7280R3 MACSec systems utilize proven, standards based encryption technology (IEEE802.1AE MACsec) to provide secure communication for links between tiers in leaf and spine datacenter designs, data center interconnects (DCI), overlay networks and virtualized or traditional enterprise networks.

Key Benefits:

  • Provides high performance L2 and L3 features with wire speed MACsec encryption in a compact, 1RU form factor.
  • Multi-speed 1/10/25/40/50/100G Support.
  • Eliminates the need for external encryption devices.
  • Provide secure communication for a wide range of applications from large scale leaf and spine networks to data center interconnect.
  • Unparalleled Performance with Dynamic Deep Buffers and VOQ for Lossless forwarding.
  • Embedded Accelerated sFlow and IPFIX for high capacity network security and application monitoring.
  • Flexible pipeline for programmable features including Algorithmic ACLs and Inband Network Telemetry for flow and packet forensics.

Key Features:

  • High Density wirespeed 1 RU systems with up to:
    • 32 x 100G and 4 x 400G
    • 48 x 1/10/25G and 8 x 100G
  • Up to 4.8Tbps of wire speed L2 and L3 IP forwarding
  • IEEE 802.1AE MACsec encryption on SFP25 and QSFP100 ports
  • Internet scale IPv4 and IPv6 forwarding tables
  • Pluggable optics for pay as you grow expansion
  • Comprehensive switching and routing feature set with rapid convergence
  • Segment Routing and EVPN Services for IX Providers and Cloud WAN
  • IPv6 Overlay and Underlay support
  • Large scale full featured IPv4 / IPv6, ACLs, and QoS
  • VXLAN and 512-way multi-pathing
  • LANZ for Microburst Detection
  • VXLAN and EOS Network Tracers
  • CloudVision® for Workflow Automation and Orchestration
  • Inband Network Telemetry for flow and packet forensics at scale
  • Extensive and flexible counters for real-time monitoring and troubleshooting

Arista 7280R3 MACsec series comparisons

The following table compares Arista 7280R3 MACsec series models.

 

7280CR3MK-32P4S
7280CR2-60 Specifications 

7280CR3MK-32D4S
7280CR2K-60 Specifications

7280SR3M-48CY8
7280CR2K-60 Specifications

Description 32 Port QSFP100 and
4 Port 400G OSFP
32 Port QSFP100 and
4 Port 400G QSFP-DD
48 Port 25G SFP and
8 Port QSFP100
Max 400G Ports 4 4 0
Max 100G Ports 48  48 
Max 40G Ports 36  36 
Max 25G Ports 96  96  80 
Max 10G Ports 96  96  80 
L2/3 Throughput 4.8 Tbps 4.8 Tbps  2.4 Tbps 
L2/3 PPS 2 Bpps  2 Bpps   1 Bpps 
Latency 3.8usec 3.8usec  3.8usec 
Typical Power Draw 535W 535W  272W 
Total System Buffer 8GB  8GB  4GB 
Rack Units
CloudVision Yes
Smart System Upgrade Yes 
ZTP Yes 
VM Tracers Yes 
AEM Yes 
VXLAN Yes 
LANZ Yes 
Accelerated sFlow Yes 
AlgoMatch Yes
Airflow F/R or R/F

Scalability:

Each 7280R3 Series system delivers a consistent set of features supporting layer 2 and layer 3 data center designs with predictable and linear scaling. Arista's FlexRoute Engine enables full Internet routing coupled with support for a variety of IP/MPLS/VXLAN protocols.

Resources1 7280R3 Series  7280R3K Series
Profile L3-Profile
(default)
Balanced Profile L3-XL Profile
(default)
L3-XXL Profile L3-XXXL Profile Balanced-XL Profile
ARP Entries 88K 88K  112K 112K 80K  96K 
MAC Addresses 224K 224K  256K  192K  384K 256K 
IPv4 Unicast Routes 1450K 800K 2250K 2850K 3950K  1850K 
Additional IPv4 Unicast Routes with FlexRoute +1792K +1792K  +2048K +1536K  +3072K  +2048K 
IPv6 Unicast Host Routes 433-483K 250-267K 683-750K 833-950K  1100-1317K  567-617K 
Multicast Routes 128K 128K  128K 128K  128K 128K 
TCAM ACL Entries (Per chip) 24K 24K  24K  24K  24K  24K 
Traffic Policy ACL IPv4 Prefixes 30K 30K 430K  296K  30K  430K 
Traffic Policy ACL IPv6 Prefixes 10K 10K  150K  100K  10K  150K 
ECMP 512-Way 512-Way  512-Way 512-Way 512-Way 512-Way 

1 Undimensional scaling maxima with currently available MDB profiles. Available resources depend on user configuration.