High Performance and Deep Buffer Gigabit Ethernet Switch

Datacenters demand high performance networking solutions. The Arista 7020R Series expands the portfolio of Arista fixed and modular deep buffer systems with a high performance and power efficient solution.

Designed for IP storage, Content Delivery and leaf and spine networks, the Arista 7020R Series fixed configuration switches combine dynamic and deep buffering for lossless forwarding with high density, large table sizes and comprehensive L2 and L3 features. Ultra deep buffers and VOQ provide lossless performance in demanding environments where congestion and large flows are present such as in Big Data environments or Media and Entertainment. The non blocking architecture improves performance of bandwidth intensive applications found in High Performance Storage or streaming video.

When used in conjunction with the Arista 7000 series of fixed and modular switches it allows networks to scale out in a high performance two-tier network that provides predictable and consistent application performance.

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Datacenter Gigabit Ethernet Switches

Offering a choice of two models the 7020R Series have 48 RJ45 ports for 100/1000Mb Ethernet and 6 SFP+ ports for both 1GbE or 10GbE uplink connections using a wide range of optics and cables and support a choice of AC or DC power.

Unparalleled Performance and Routing Scale with Dynamic Deep Buffers and VOQ

  • Dynamic deep buffers solve 1GbE and 10GbE speed mismatches in High Performance Computing and Oil and Gas Exploration Systems due to TCP incast
  • Virtual Output Queue (VOQ) eliminates head of line blocking and virtually eliminates packet drops due to network congestion
  • Arista FlexRoute™ and EOS NetDB™ for large scale routing with high density and low power
  • EOS Open Programmability and comprehensive Advanced Traffic Control, Provisioning and Monitoring features
  • High availability and power efficient, purpose built for for modern data centers

High-Performance Universal Leaf

  • High performance solution with non-blocking 48 100/1000 Mbps (RJ-45) & six 1/10GbE uplinks (SFP+) for top of rack
  • Wire speed layer 2/3 switching up to 216 Gbps and 162 Mpps of throughput
  • 3GB packet buffer for lossless forwarding
  • Consistent architecture to 7280R Series for common operations, certification and sparing
  • 60 Gigabits of interconnect capacity from leaf to the spine

Cloud Networking and Arista FlexRoute

  • Up to 256K MAC entries
  • Up to 80K IPv4 and IPv6 Host Routes
  • Up to 200K IPv4 and 100K IPv6 Routes with FlexRoute
  • 128-way ECMP and 54-port MLAG
  • Up to 12K ACLs

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)

Rich Feature Sets and Open Programmability

  • Comprehensive switching and routing feature set with rapid convergence
  • Full featured IPv4 / IPv6, ACLs, and QoS
  • VXLAN and 128-way multi-pathing
  • LANZ for Microburst Detection
  • VXLAN and EOS Network Tracers
  • CloudVision® for Workflow Automation and Orchestration

Datacenter Optimized

  • High availability and simple provisioning
  • Redundant & hot-swappable AC and DC power with power consumption under 1Watt per Gb
  • Redundant & hot-swappable fans
  • 2 post and 4 post mounting with tool-less rails
  • High performance CPU with 8GB of memory

Arista 7020R Series Technical Specifications

The Arista 7020R family of Ethernet switches combine a compact form factor, low power and cooling with performance, scalability, availability and operational ease to meet the demands of today’s higher performance enterprises.

Featuring a choice of two models the 7020R Series provide a choice of AC or DC power. Both models have 48 100/1000Mb RJ45 ports and 6 SFP+ ports for both 1G or 10G uplink connections with a full range of optics and cables. The Arista 7020R switches offer low latency and a dynamic deep buffer architecture with VOQs for Lossless forwarding.

Arista 7020R Series Specifications

7020R Series - Specifications
7020R Series - Specifications
Description 48-Port RJ45 and 6-Port SFP+ switch 48-Port RJ45 and 6-Port SFP+ switch 
Form Factor 1 RU 1 RU 
Switching Throughput 216 Gbps 216 Gbps 
Max Forwarding Rate 162 Mpps 162 Mpps 
Latency Under 3.8 microseconds Under 3.8 microseconds 
System Buffer 3GB 3GB 
MAC Table Size Up to 256K Up to 256K 
Maximum IPv4 Hosts Up to 64K Up to 64K 
Maximum IPv6 Hosts Up to 64K Up to 64K 
IPv4/IPv6 Routes 32K/16K 32K/16K 
IPv4/IPv6 FlexRoute 200K/100K 200K/100K 
ECMP Fanout 128-Way 128-Way 
LAG Members 32 Ports / Channel 32 Ports / Channel 
LAG Groups 54 groups per system 54 groups per system 
ACL Entries NA 12K 
Power Supplies 2 (1+1 Redundant) 2 (1+1 Redundant) 
AC and DC Yes Yes 
Fans 4 hot swappable 4 hot swappable 
Airflow F/R or R/F F/R or R/F 
CloudVision® Yes Yes 
Smart System Upgrade* Yes Yes
ZTP Yes Yes 
VM Tracers Yes Yes 
AEM Yes Yes 
VXLAN Yes Yes 
LANZ* Yes Yes 
Hitless Speed Changes Yes Yes 
Typical Power 105W 115W 

* Not yet supported in EOS

Arista EOS and 7020R Series

The 7020R Series enable highly scalable universal cloud network designs with MLAG and ECMP technologies, open protocols and a comprehensive set of advanced monitoring and provisioning features to meet the demands of high performance networks.

MLAG - All Active Multipath for Layer 2

  • Standards based protocol (LACP)
  • Simplified or eliminates Spanning Tree topology
  • Simple to understand and easy to engineer traffic
  • ISSU for fully independent upgrades of MLAG members

ECMP - All Active Multipath for Layer 3

  • Standards based protocol (OSPF, BGP, ISIS)
  • Eliminates L2 for exceptional scalability and fault tolerance
  • Exceptional scale with consistent performance in 2 tiers

IPv4 and IPv6 Routing Support

  • Comprehensive L2 and L3 forwarding table resources for more design choice
  • IPv4 and IPv6 Layer 3 routing (OSPF, BGP, ISIS and PIM), enabling highly resilient multi-path networks
  • Network–wide virtualization platform for next generation hybrid cloud bursting with wire-speed VXLAN routing and 128-way multi-pathing

Advanced Monitoring and Provisioning

  • ZTP fully automates network and server provisioning using standards based protocols and scripting tools
  • Advanced Event Management suite (AEM)
  • eAPI provides an open interface to EOS to allow Netops to build robust workflow automation
  • OpenStack Neutron Support for integrated orchestration
  • CloudVision for a topology agnostic single point of management
  • VMTracer integration with VMWare to simplify monitoring of physical and virtualized environments