Dell Networking C9000 Series Switches

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Unify the campus network

The Dell Networking C9010 is a centrally managed, highly scalable modular switch for enterprise campus and mid-market data center networks.

Dell Networking C9000 Series Switches


Port Attributes

  • Up to 60 40GbE QSFP+ ports

    Up to 248 10GbE ports (240 SFP+ or 10GBASE-T ports plus eight SFP+ ports on two RPMs)

    Support for 2,000 virtual ports (via rapid access nodes), and concurrent support for traditional Ethernet switches/devices

    C9010 network director:
    10 slot, includes 1x RPM, 1x AC PSU, 3x Fan

    C9010 Modular Switch, 10 slot, includes 1x RPM, 1x AC PSU, 3x Fan Modules, TAA

    Redundant RPM:
    C9000 RPM 2.56T, Redundant RPM

    Line cards:
    C9000 24-port 10GbE 10GBASE-T Line Card
    C9000 24-port 10GbE SFP+ Line Card
    C9000 6-port 40GbE QSFP+ Line Card

    Redundant power supplies:

    C9000 2,900W Power Supply

    C9000 Hot Swappable Fan Module

    C1048P rapid access node:
    48x 10/100/1000BASE-T PoE+ ports, 2x SFP+ ports, 2x stacking ports, 1 integrated 1000W power supply (requires C15 plug)


  • MAC addresses: 160K
    IPv4 routes: 128K in scaled mode (16K in default mode)
    IPv6 routes: 32K (shared CAM space with IPv4)
    RPM switch fabric capacity: 2.56Tbps (full-duplex), 1.28Tbps (half-duplex)
    RPM throughput: 1,462 Mpps
    Line Card switch fabric capacity: 1.44Tbps (fullduplex), 720Gbps (half-duplex)
    Line Card throughput: 714 Mpps
    Link aggregation: 16 links per group, 128 groups per stack
    Queues per port: 8 queues
    Layer 2 VLANs: 4K
    MSTP : 64 instances
    VRF-lite: 32 instances (64 in future release)
    Line-rate Layer 2 switching: all protocols, including IPv4 and IPv6
    Line-rate Layer 3 routing: IPv4 and IPv6
    IPv4 host table size 32K
    IPv6 host table size 16K
    IPv4 Multicast table size 4K
    LAG load balancing: based on Layer 2, IPv4 or IPv6 headers


  • C9010:
    Up to 240 line-rate1 1/10GBASE-T ports
    Up to 248 line-rate1 1/10GbE SFP+ ports
    Up to 60 line-rate1 40GbE QSFP+ ports
    3 fan modules
    4 2,900W power supplies
    Up to 2 RPMs
    1 RJ45 console/management port with RS232 signaling and 1 USB-B port (per RPM)
    Size: 8 RU, 13.9”h x 17.4” w x 18.0” d (35.26 cm h x 44.20 cm w x 45.70 cm d)
    Weight: 55.4 lbs (25.2 kg) empty, 151.3 to 165.3 lbs (68.8 to 75.1 kg) fully loaded, depending on line cards installed

    48 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ45 PoE+
    2 integrated SFP+ uplink ports
    2 integrated 21Gbps stack ports
    1 RJ45 Console/management port with RS232 signaling
    1 USB-A Port
    Size: 1 RU, 1.7”h x 17.3” w x 10.1” d (4.4 cm h x 44.0 cm w x 38.7 cm d)
    Weight: 15.0 lbs (6.8 kg)

Environmental Operating Conditions

  • C9010P:
    Max. operating specifications:
    Operating temperature: 32° to 113°F (0° to 45°C)
    Operating humidity: 5 to 85% (RH), noncondensing
    Operating altitude: 0ft to 10,000ft above sea level
    Max. non-operating specifications:
    Storage temperature: –40° to 158°F (–40° to 70°C)
    Storage humidity: 5 to 95% (RH), non-condensing

    Max. operating specifications:
    Operating temperature: 32° to 113°F (0° to 45°C)
    Operating humidity: 5 to 95% (RH), noncondensing
    Operating altitude: 0ft to 10,000ft above sea level
    Max. non-operating specifications:
    Storage temperature: –40° to 149°F (–40° to 65°C)
    Storage humidity: 5 to 95% (RH), non-condensing
    PoE/PoE+ Power Budget: 850W using integrated
    power supply. 1,700W when used in conjunction with MPS1000


  • Nominal Input Voltage: 100/120 VAC 50/60 Hz and 200/240 VAC 50/60 Hz
    Max input current per power supply @ 1,450W (100/120V): 16A at 100V, 14A at 120V
    Max input current per power supply @ 2,900W (200/240V): 16A at 200V, 14A at 240V
    Max system power input (using 4 power supplies): 2,950 VA
    Max. power consumption: 2,950W
    Max. thermal output: 10,066 BTU/hr
    Typ. power consumption: 1410-2400 Watts fully loaded, depending on line cards installed


  • Safety
    UL/CSA 60950-1, Second Edition
    EN 60950-1, Second Edition
    IEC 60950-1, Second Edition Including All
    National Deviations and Group Differences
    EN 60825-1 Safety of Laser Products
    Part 1: Equipment Classification Requirements and User’s Guide
    EN 60825-2 Safety of Laser Products
    Part 2: Safety of Optical Fibre Communication Systems
    FDA Regulation 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11

    Australia/New Zealand: AS/NZS CISPR 22: Class A
    Canada: ICES-003, Issue-4, Class A
    Europe: EN 55022: (CISPR 22:), Class A
    Japan: VCCI Class A
    USA: FCC CFR 47 Part 15, Subpart B: Class A

    EN 300 386 EMC for Network Equipment
    EN 55024
    EN 61000-3-2: Harmonic Current Emissions
    EN 61000-3-3: Voltage Fluctuations and Flicker
    EN 61000-4-2: ESD
    EN 61000-4-3: Radiated Immunity
    EN 61000-4-4: EFT
    EN 61000-4-5: Surge
    EN 61000-4-6: Low Frequency Conducted Immunity

    All C Series components are EU RoHS compliant.

    Available with US Trade Agreements Act (TAA) compliance
    USGv6 Host and Router Certified on Dell Networking OS 9.5 and greater*
    IPv6 Ready for both Host and Router*
    UCR DoD APL (core and distribution ALSAN switch)*

    *USGv6, IPv6 Ready, and UC APL certifications contingent upon successful test completion[DS1]

    Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
    Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
    Dell and the Environment
Dell Networking C-Series (C9000) - Next - Generation Modular Chassis Switch

Next-generation modular chassis switch

Manage your network with Dell’s next-generation, multi-rate, modular switching platform. You can support campus, mid-market and large-enterprise networks with the Dell Networking C9010. Use the C9010 as the network director, together with C1048P rapid access nodes, to usher in a new way to manage your network.
Dell Networking C-Series (C9000) - Reduce Complexity With A Single Point Of Control

Reduce complexity with a single point of control

Simplify management by merging core and access layers into a single unified network layer. Build, manage and maintain your entire network from a single console — and enable comprehensive network visibility and control. You can dramatically reduce the risk of manual error with this streamlined network configuration.
Dell Networking C-Series (C9000) - Built On Open Standards for Future-Ready Deployments

Built on open standards for future-ready deployments

Enable future capacity with the unique multi-rate backplane and tool-free C9010 modular switch design. The intelligently designed C9010 8RU platform has slots for up to 10 line card modules, two route processor modules (RPM), three fan modules and four power supply modules. This chassis comes equipped with an integrated, 100GbE multi-rate capable backplane to deliver long-term investment protection.
Dell Networking C-Series (C9000) - Next-Generation Access

Next-generation access

Extend C9010 capabilities to the access layer with the Dell Networking C1048P rapid access node. The C1048P provides 48 10/100/1000BASE-T PoE+ ports for user/server access and two SFP+ uplinks for connectivity back to the C9010.

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  Dell Networking C9000 Series Route Processor Module (RPM)

2.56Tbps Route Processor Module with 4 integrated SFP+ ports
 S Dell Networking C9000 Series 6-port 10/40GbE QSFP+ line card

6-port QSFP+ line card that supports 10 or 40GbE connectivity
 a Dell Networking C9000 Series 24-port 1/10GbE SFP+ line card

24-port SFP+ line card that supports 1 or 10GbE connectivity
 s Dell Networking C9000 Series 24-port 1/10GBASE-T line card

24-port 10GBASE-T line card that supports 1 or 10GbE connectivity
 d Dell Networking C1048P rapid access node

48-port 1GbE PoE+ capable rapid access node


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