Network Interconnection for Arista 7500R Series Switch

Network Interconnection for Arista 7500R Series Switch

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There is a tendency nowadays that large-scale data centers and networks demand for a mix of 10Gb, 40Gb and 100Gb Ethernet interface speeds, with the purpose of utilizing a wider range of flexible connectivity options. And for simple migrations to satisfy future network speeds and density requirements. In this case, Arista launched its 7500R series switch, which offers a wide range of standards based interconnect options. The 7500R series allows the maximum flexibility and scalability in the data center while maintaining investment protection. This article explains interconnection options for Arista 7500R series switch.

Arista 7500R Series Description

The Arista 7500R series is designed to build modular switches that deliver the industry’s highest performance. With 115Tbps of system throughput, it is capable of satisfying the needs of the largest scale data centers. The 7500R series combines scalable L2 and L3 resources and high density with advanced features for network monitoring, precision timing and network virtualization while simplifying designs and reducing costs.

Arista 7500R Series

Available in a choice of a 12, 8 and 4 slot system while combining high density 10/40 and 100GbE with low latency and wire speed performance, the Arista 7500R series is designed for large virtualized data centers and mission critical environments. It can support up to 1,728 ports of 10GbE or 432 ports of 100GbE. Every 100GbE interface supports a choice of 5 speeds including 25GbE and 50GbE, thus providing unparalleled flexibility, as well as the ability to seamlessly data center transition to the next generation of Ethernet performance.

Arista 7500R Series Highlights

The Arista 7500R can handle the most demanding data center requirements with ease while still delivering low latency. This series is specifically built for high availability and continuous operations. The following concerns some of its highlights:

  • Non-blocking 115Tbps per second fabric capacity
  • Dense 40GbE and 100GbE, and flexible support for 25GbE and 50GbE
  • Support for over 1,700 10Gb and 25Gb Ethernet ports – 1,728 x 10G / 25G, 432 x 40G / 100G Ethernet interfaces
  • Seamless investment protection with 7500E line cards, fabric and supervisor
  • Streaming network state for advanced analytics with Cloud Vision
  • Directly connected 25GbE, 40GbE and 50GbE attached storage systems, requiring high performance and predictable latency
Arista 7500R Series Line Cards Analysis

The 7500R offers a choice of line cards, with consistent support for the full set of 7500R features. The options are 7500R-36CQ, 7500R-36Q and 7500R-48 S2CQ, and the description of each is presented below.

Arista 7500R-36CQ

The Arista 7500R-36CQ allows for a high degree of flexibility in a mixed 10G/40G/100G environment. All 36 ports can operate as either a single 100Gb or 40Gb Ethernet port. So they are able to support 4 x 10G Ethernet, 4 x 25G Ethernet or 2 x 50G Ethernet. This flexibility allows for a choice of 5 speeds on all ports and allow for simple migration from 10G to 100G and a wide range of combinations.

Arista 7500R-36CQ

Arista 7500R-36Q

The Arista 7500R-36Q allows for a wide range of flexibility in a mixed 10G/40G environment. All QSFP+ ports can operate as either a single 40Gb Ethernet port. With up to 24 ports able to support 4x10G mode and 6 ports of 1x100G mode. These interface speed choices allow for simple migration from 10G to 100G and a wide range of possible combinations as well.

Arista 7500R-36Q

Arista 7500R-48S2CQ

The Arista 7500R-48S2CQ provides a flexible combination of 48 ports of SFP+ and 2 QSFP100 ports for up to 56 10Gb Ethernet ports. The two 100G QSFP100 ports allow for 1x 100G, 1x40G, or 4x10G capability.

Arista 7500R-48S2CQ

Interconnection Options for Arista 7500R Series

The 7500 series switch offers three different physical interface choices – SFP+, QSFP+, QSFP100 to provide a wide variety of port density, link distance and interface speed combinations. Choosing the correct module and optic option depends on the design requirements of the data center.

SFP Transceiver
Model ID Description
36901 Arista Networks SFP-1G-SX Compatible 1000BASE-SX SFP 850nm 550m DOM Transceiver, LC, MMF
36979 Arista Networks SFP-1G-LX Compatible 1000BASE-LX SFP 1310nm 10km DOM Transceiver, LC, MMF/SMF
36980 Arista Networks SFP-1G-T Compatible 100/1000BASE-T SFP Copper RJ-45 100m Transceiver, RJ-45, Cat 5
49945 Arista Networks SFP-1G-T Compatible 1000BASE-T SFP Copper RJ-45 100m Transceiver, RJ-45, Cat 5
10G SFP+ Transceiver
Model ID Description
36981 Arista Networks SFP-10G-SRL Compatible 10GBASE-SRL SFP+ 850nm 100m DOM Transceiver, LC, MMF
36982 Arista Networks SFP-10G-SR Compatible 10GBASE-SR SFP+ 850nm 300m DOM Transceiver, LC, MMF
36983 Arista Networks SFP-10G-LR Compatible 10GBASE-LR SFP+ 1310nm 10km DOM Transceiver, LC, SMF
36984 Arista Networks SFP-10G-LRL Compatible 10GBASE-LRL SFP+ 1310nm 1km DOM Transceiver, LC, MMF
36985 Arista Networks SFP-10G-ER Compatible 10GBASE-ER SFP+ 1550nm 40km DOM Transceiver, LC, SMF
36986 Arista Networks SFP-10G-ZR Compatible 10GBASE-ZR SFP+ 1550nm 80km DOM Transceiver, LC, SMF
10G SFP+ Direct Attach Cable (DAC)
Model ID Description
36649 1m Arista Networks CAB-SFP-SFP-1M Compatible 10G SFP+ Passive Direct Attach Copper Twinax Cable, passive
36653 3m Arista Networks CAB-SFP-SFP-3M Compatible 10G SFP+ Passive Direct Attach Copper Twinax Cable, passive
36654 5m Arista Networks CAB-SFP-SFP-5M Compatible 10G SFP+ Passive Direct Attach Copper Twinax Cable, passive
36655 7m Arista Networks CAB-SFP-SFP-7M Compatible 10G SFP+ Passive Direct Attach Copper Twinax Cable, passive
40119 10m Arista Networks CAB-SFP-SFP-10M Compatible 10G SFP+ Active Direct Attach Copper Twinax Cable, active
10G SFP+ Active Optical Cable (AOC)
Model ID Description
40108 1-30m (customized) Arista Networks AOC-S-S-10G-1M Compatible 10G SFP+ Active Optical Cable, active
40G QSFP+ Transceiver
Model ID Description
36189 Arista Networks QSFP-40G-SR4 Compatible 40GBASE-SR4 QSFP+ 850nm 150m MTP/MPO DOM Transceiver, MTP/MPO, MMF
36191 Arista Networks QSFP-40G-XSR4 Compatible 40GBASE-XSR4 QSFP+ 850nm 400m MTP/MPO DOM Transceiver, MTP/MPO, MMF
36196 Arista Networks QSFP-40G-UNIV Compatible 40GBASE-UNIV QSFP+ 1310nm 500m DOM Transceiver, LC, MMF
36202 Arista Networks QSFP-40G-LR4 Compatible 40GBASE-LR4 QSFP+ 1310nm 10km DOM Transceiver, LC, SMF
36199 Arista Networks QSFP-40G-LRL4 Compatible 40GBASE-LRL4 QSFP+ 1310nm 1km DOM Transceiver, LC, SMF
36206 Arista Networks QSFP-40G-PLR4 Compatible 40GBASE-PLR4 QSFP+ 1310nm 10km MTP/MPO DOM Transceiver, MTP/MPO, SMF
36205 Arista Networks QSFP-40G-PLRL4 Compatible 40GBASE-PLRL4 QSFP+ 1310nm 1km MTP/MPO DOM Transceiver, MTP/MPO, SMF
36207 Arista Networks QSFP-40G-ER4 Compatible 40GBASE-ER4 QSFP+ 1310nm 40km DOM Transceiver, LC, SMF
40G QSFP+ Direct Attach Cable (DAC)
Model ID Description
36225 1-7m (customized) Arista Networks CAB-Q-Q-1M Compatible 40G QSFP+ Passive Direct Attach Copper Cable, passive
48936 1-10m (customized) Arista Networks CAB-Q-Q-1MA Compatible 40G QSFP+ Active Direct Attach Copper Cable, active
36216 1-5m (customized) Arista Networks CAB-Q-S-1M Compatible 40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ Passive Direct Attach Copper Breakout Cable, passive
40G QSFP+ Active Optical Cable (AOC)
Model ID Description
40111 1-100m (customized) Arista Networks AOC-Q-Q-40G-1M Compatible 40G QSFP+ Active Optical Cable, active
48664 1-30m (customized) Arista Networks QSFP-4X10G-AOC1M Compatible 40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ Breakout Active Optical Cable, active
100G QSFP28 Transceiver
Model ID Description
48852 QSFP28 Arista QSFP-100G-SR4 Compatible 100GBASE-SR4 850nm 100m Transceiver, MTP/MPO-12, MMF
48853 QSFP28 Arista QSFP-100G-LR4 Compatible 100GBASE-LR4 1310nm 10km Transceiver, LC, SMF
100G QSFP28 Direct Attach Cable (DAC)
Model ID Description
50475 1-5m(customized) Arista Networks CAB-Q-Q-100G-1M Compatible 100G QSFP28 Passive Direct Attach Copper Twinax Cable 30AWG, passive
50497 1-5m(customized) Arista Networks CAB-Q-4S-100G-1M Compatible 100G QSFP28 to 4x25G SFP28 Passive Direct Attach Copper Twinax Cable 30AWG, passive
100G QSFP28 Active Optical Cable (AOC)
Model ID Description
50180 1-10m(customized) Arista Networks AOC-Q-Q-100G-1M Compatible 100G QSFP28 Active Optical Cable, active
Conclusion

To sum it up, a wide range of transceiver modules and cable options allow the 7500R series to grow, scale, and interoperate with almost any data center design and requirements. FS.COM offers all above Arista compatible transceivers, DACs and AOCs with affordable prices and high performance. All those products are tested before shipping to ensure superior quality. For more details, please visit www.fs.com or contact us via sales@fs.com.

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