Cloud Data Center  |  25G / 10G

  |  DCS208



48 x 10G SFP+, 6 x 40G QSFP+ switch ports with Trident 2+.
Cost-effective, open network switch for data center fabric

Multirole Capable
Rich Partner Ecosystem
Field Proven
Front to Back/ Back to Front Airflow


The Edgecore DCS208 switch meets the high-performance, availability, and network-scaling requirements of enterprise and cloud data centers. The DCS208 provides full line-rate switching at Layer 2 or Layer 3 across 48 x 10GbE ports and 6 x 40GbE uplinks. The switch can be deployed either as a top-of-rack switch, or as part of a 10GbE or 40GbE distributed spine, forming a non-blocking folded-Clos data center fabric. The switch is rack mountable in either a standard 19 inch rack, or with the Open Rack Switch Adapter in the 21 inch Open Rack.

The DCS208 hardware provides the high availability features required for data center operation, including redundant, hot-swappable AC or -48 VDC PSUs or 12 VDC power input; 4+1 redundant fan modules; and front-to-back or back-to-front airflow options. The DCS208 is an ideal top-of-rack switch for virtualized data centers, with its support of VXLAN and NVGRE tunneling functions in hardware. This open network switch is loaded with the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE), which supports the installation of compatible Network Operating System soſtware, including the open source options, plus commercial NOS offerings.


  • 48 x SFP+ switch ports, supporting 10GbE (DAC, 10GBASE-SR/LR) or 1GbE (1000BASE-T/SX/LX).
  • 6 x 40 QSFP switch ports, each supporting 40GbE (DAC, 40GBASE-SR4/LR4) or 4 x 10GbE (DAC or fiber breakout cable).
  • Port Grouping to group 4 x 10G ports into one 40G port at the physical layer for maximum bandwidth utilization, and for 300 m optical reach over MMF (Subject to NOS options).
  • VXLAN and NVGRE tunneling support in hardware for network virtualization.
  • Rack mountable in standard 19″ racks. Mountable in 21″ Open Rack with the Open Rack Switch Adapter.
  • Supports hot/cold aisle with front-to-back or back-to-front airflow SKUs.
  • All ports on front; PSUs, fan modules on rear.
  • Hot-swappable, load sharing, redundant AC or -48 VDC PSUs. 12 VDC power input option.
  • Hot swappable 4+1 redundant fan modules.
  • Management: Ethernet and console RJ-45 ports; USB storage port.
  • Hardware switch pre-loaded with Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) for automated loading of compatible open source and commerical NOS offerings.

Software Option

  • CGS – COS
  • Ixia – Vision Edge OS
  • Netscout – Packet Flow Switch
  • Pica8 – PicOS

  • Pluribus Netvisor ONE
  • SONiC


  • 10G SFP
  • 40G QSFP+


  • 10G SFP+ DAC
  • 10G SFP+ AOC

  • 40G QSFP+ DAC
  • 40G QSFP+ AOC

  • 40G DAC QSFP+ to SFP+ Breakout
  • 40G AOC QSFP+ to SFP+ Breakout


DCS208 (AS5812-54X) DS R15

Datasheet  456 KB

DCS208 (AS5812-54X) Safety and Regulatory Information R06

Safety and Regulatory Information  1 MB

DCS208 (AS5812-54X) Quick Start Guide R08

User Manual  2 MB

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