CABLExpress and Arista Networks
Cabling solutions for all your Arista hardware

Arista Networks

Get maximum performance from your Arista switches with CABLExpress®

Arista Networks provides high-performance network switches for data centers, featuring cutting-edge hardware reaching speeds of up to 100G Ethernet. With speeds this fast, it is important to meet optical loss budgets and be able to manage your cabling in such a high-density environment.

How do you do that? By implementing the Skinny-Trunk® Solution to cable up your Arista hardware, that’s how.

Performance

Arista switches provide high performance - up to 100G Ethernet. The maximum optical loss budget for this speed is 1.9dB over OM3 fiber. This puts mere “standards-based” products out of reach for a structured cabling solution.

The Skinny-Trunk Solution exceeds the standards when it comes to dB loss, so you can have a structured cabling system that meets the loss budgets required for these speeds. This also increases the return on investment of the product, ensuring it will last longer in your infrastructure.

Return on Investment

Designed to last through multiple generations of hardware, the Skinny-Trunk Solution provides a scalable, modular framework that allows you to upgrade without replacing your cabling infrastructure. You can be ready to expand to meet your business needs with a well-designed structured cabling system featuring the Skinny-Trunk Solution.

The CABLExpress Skinny-Trunk Solution delivers on performance, design, repeatability and manageability. Call 1.800.913.9465 to find out how the Skinny-Trunk Solution will make your Arista switches perform the way they’re meant to.


Arista 7500E/7500R/7300X Connectivity Guide

The purpose of this connectivity guide is to offer clear options in cabling the Arista 7500E, 7500R, 7300X and 7320X Series modular switches. Ensuring these switches are cabled to run optimally in your enterprise network requires specific light paths and performance levels for connectivity.

Arista 7500E/7500R/7300X Connectivity Guide - Download PDF


Arista Fiber Cables

How do you get high-quality fiber optic cabling for Arista switches? We have you covered. Check out a full list of the cables you need here.


Modules for Arista Transceivers

We offer two Skinny-Trunk® modules specifically designed to replicate Arista transceivers.

 

Skinny-Trunk 120G/10G Module for Arista MXP TransceiverSkinny-Trunk 120G/10G Module for Arista MXP Transceiver

  • Adapts the 24-port MTP® to 12 LC connectors at 10G each
  • Enables the Arista MXP port to be split into standards-based 10GBASE-SR LC connectors when using SR or SRL optics over multi-mode OM4 fiber infrastructure

 

Skinny-Trunk 120G/10G Module for Arista MXP Transceiver Spec Sheet - Download PDF

Skinny-Trunk 120G/40G Module for Arista MXP TransceiverSkinny-Trunk 120G/40G Module for Arista MXP Transceiver

  • Adapts the 24-port MTP to three MTP connectors at 40G each
  • Enables the Arista MXP port to be split into standards-based 40GBASE-QSFP connectors when using SR or SRL optics over multi-mode OM4 fiber infrastructure

 

Skinny-Trunk 120G/40G Module for Arista MXP Transceiver Spec Sheet - Download PDF


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