Data Center Performance
The PowerConnect 8024F is a high density 10Gb Ethernet switch designed for data center, aggregation, and unified fabric deployments requiring high throughput and availability. These high density 24-port 10Gb switches are ready for converged Ethernet environments supporting dense virtualization, iSCSI storage, and 10Gb traffic aggregation. The 8024F also provides full routing features in a compact 1U form factor with data center friendly front-to-rear cooling. PowerConnect 8000 series switches also support automatic configuration which allows the switch to download configuration information on first boot, making complex configuration on new switches a thing of the past.
Lifetime Limited Warranty*
PowerConnect switches not only provide the quality, reliability and capability you expect from Dell, but also the peace of mind that guarantees hardware for life - a true Lifetime Warranty. For more details see www.dell.com/LifetimeWarranty
Unified Fabric Ready
The PowerConnect 8024 family is one of the key components in Dell Unified Fabric Data Center solutions, and supports converged fabric requirements such as Priority Flow Control (802.1Qbb), iSCSI Optimization, and 10Gb wire speed performance on all ports. iSCSI traffic can also be monitored at the fabric level, allowing the administrator to track active iSCSI sessions.
10 Gb Performance and Flexibility
The PowerConnect 8024F brings the benefits of 10Gb Ethernet to a compact and reliable switching platform, with the quality and great service of Dell. 10Gb Ethernet provides a superior return on IT investment through:
- Investment Protection – 10Gb Ethernet is the network fabric of the future, with an ever-expanding ecosystem of solutions and the capabilities to grow
- Energy-Efficient – Replace multiple 1Gb components in your infrastructure to reduce power requirements and heat loads.
- High Performance – 480Gb of throughput for wire-speed 10Gb switching
The PowerConnect 8024 family is designed to be easy on budgets as well as the environment. Dell designed the PowerConnect 8024 for energy savings from the power cord to the ports, starting with redundant power supplies that operate above 80% efficiency in all modes. We then added variable speed fans that adjust their speed for their environment through multiple temperature monitors. We also included power efficient 10GBASE-T ports that reduce power draw by as much as 20% for short cable runs, and then provided network administrators with multiple ways to manage and monitor these power savings features via command line interface (CLI), web GUI, and SNMP.
The PowerConnect 8024F is designed to be highly available with dual internal hot-swap power supplies, and removable hot-swap fan modules. The unit also incorporates dual firmware images to allow for image promotions or image redundancy in a network. All of these functions can be monitored via CLI, web GUI, and SNMP.
PowerConnect switches provide numerous management options including an industry-standard CLI, remote management using the embedded web server, and support for SNMP-based management applications such as OpenManage Network Manager. The web GUI for PowerConnect switches provides very robust management with comparable control to the command-line environment, allowing the administrator to choose the best method of interacting with the switch.