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6.4T Data Center Switch

64 x 100G QSFP28 switch ports with Tomahawk 2.
100G open network switch for data center fabric

 Front to Back/ Back to Front Airflow      High Port Density   
 Suitable Super Spine for Datacenter      Resiliency

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The Edgecore DCS500 is a Top-of-Rack (TOR) or spine switch for high-performance data centers. The switch provides line-rate L2 and L3 switching across the 64 x QSFP28 ports, each supporting 1 x 100 GbE or 1x 40 GbE, or via breakout cables 4 x 25 GbE or 4 x 10 GbE to a maximum of 128 logical ports. The DCS500 can be deployed as a TOR switch supporting 10/25 GbE to servers with 40/100 GbE uplinks, or as a spine switch supporting 40/100 GbE spine interconnects. This open network switch is loaded with the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE), which supports the installation of compatible Network Operating System (NOS) soſtware, including the open source plus commercial NOS offerings.


Ports 64
Predominant Port Type 100GbE QSFP28
High Availability Redundant Power Supply
Redundant Fans
Compatible Software Option Arrcus - ArcOS
IP Infusion - OcNOS
Netscout - Packet Flow Switch
Open Compute Project - Open Network Linux
Pica8 - PicOS
Pluribus Netvisor ONE
Compatible Transceivers 40G QSFP+
100G QSFP28
Compatible Cables 40G QSFP+ DAC
100G DAC QSFP28 to SFP28 Breakout
100G AOC QSFP28 to SFP28 Breakout


  • 64 x QSFP28 switch ports, each supporting 1 x 100 GbE or 1 x 40 GbE, or via breakout cables 4 x 25 GbE or 4 x 10 GbE to a maximum of 128 logical ports.
  • Incorporates Broadcom StrataXGS Tomahawk II switch series silicon.
  • High performance Intel® Xeon® D-1518 CPU.
  • 2 RU form factor.
  • Supports hot/cold aisles with front-to-back and back-to-front airflow SKUs.
  • All ports on front; PSUs and fans accessible from rear.
  • Hot-swappable, load-sharing, redundant 850W PSUs.
  • 3+1 redundant, hot-swappable fan modules.
  • Hardware switch pre-loaded with Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) for automated loading of compatible open source and commerical NOS offerings.  
  • Compatible with Arrcus ArcOS
  • Compatible with IP Infusion OcNOS™
  • Compatible with Netscout Packet Flow Switch
  • Compatible with Open Network Linux (ONL), the open-source, OCP reference NOS.
  • Compatible with Pica8 Inc. PicOS™
  • Compatible with Pluribus Networks Netvisor ONE Network operating system
  • Supports the Redfish management API, now a requirement of the Open Compute Project.
  • Compatible with SONiC open source network software.


Category File Name Version Release Date File Size Download
Datasheet DCS500 (AS7816-64X) DS R14 US 2023-07-17 529.75 KB Download
User Manual DCS500 (AS7816-64X) Quick Start Guide R04 US 2021-09-15 1134.87 KB Download
Safety and Regulatory Information DCS500 (AS7816-64X) Safety and Regulatory Information R01 US 2021-09-15 335.32 KB Download

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