Dell Networking Z-Series Core and Aggregation switches

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Outstanding flexibility and performance.

Optimize performance for today’s applications with multi-rate, flexible solutions supporting 10/25/40/50/100GbE throughput.

Z9500 Networking Switch


ChassisDell Networking Z9100Dell Networking Z9500
100 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP28 ports320
40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ ports32132
Size1 RU, 1.72"h x 17.1"w x 18”d (4.4 h x 43.4 w x 45.7 cm d)3RU, 5.25” h x 17.08” w x 34” d (13.3 h x 43.4 w x 86.4 cm d)
Weight22 lbs (9.98 kg)122 lbs
EnvironmentalDell Networking Z9100Dell Networking Z9500
Operating temperature32°F to 113°F (0°C to 45°C)32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Operating humidity10 to 90% (RH), non-condensing10 to 85% (RH), non-condensing
PowerDell Networking Z9100Dell Networking Z9500
Power supply100–240 VAC 50/60 Hz100–240V AC 50/60Hz
Max. power consumption605 Watts3100W


Hot-swappable redundant power
Hot-swappable redundant fans


1 RJ45 console/management port with RS232 signaling
1 RJ45 10/100/1000 Base-T management port
1 x USB 2.0 type A storage port
1 x micro USB 2.0 type B console/management port


Storage temperature: –40° to 158°F (–40° to 70°C)
Storage humidity: 5 to 95% (RH), non-condensing

Standards and compliance:

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

Regulatory Information:

Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Data Sheets
Dell Regulatory Compliance Homepage
Dell and the Environment
Dell Networking Z-Series - Networking for the future-ready data center

Networking for the future-ready data center

Dell Networking Z-Series of core/aggregation switches provide optimal flexibility, performance, density and power efficiency for your data center. Offering a range of fixed-form-factor switches, the Z-Series is designed to deliver high performance for today's demanding workloads while providing headroom for future data-center demands.
Dell Networking Z-Series - Ultimate flexibility — from density to deployment

Ultimate flexibility — from density to deployment

Dell Networking Z-Series switches not only simplify manageability, they give you the flexibility to stay ahead of data needs rather than react to them.
  • Pay-as-you-grow licensing with 36-, 84- or 132-port options (Z9500) allows you to scale according to your business needs.
  • Optimized leaf/spine architecture with Z-Series switches supports data centers of virtually any size, with up to over 100,000 servers.
  • Exceptionally high density with the Z9500 provides up to 528 x 10GbE ports in a single switch — twice the density per rack unit over the CiscoNexus 9508 Series switches.

On-demand performance

For mid-sized to enterprise data centers, pay-as-you-grow licensing or multi-rate options can mean the difference between being leading edge or falling behind. Right out of the box, Z-Series switches give you scalable performance on demand.

  • Multi-rate options including 10, 25, 40, 50, or 100Gb Ethernet ports with the Z9100-ON
  • Up to 10Tbps throughput performance with the Z9500
  • Exceptional low latency delivering as low as 400 ns
  • User-configurable table adjustments for virtualized data-center deployments

Dell Networking Z-Series - On-demand performance
Dell Networking Z-Series - Energy and resource efficient

Energy and resource efficient

Dell Networking Z-Series offers outstanding performance and is one of the most power-efficient fabric switches on the market today. The Z series switches help reduce energy costs, speed setup and improve the bottom line with:
  • Up to one-third the power consumption of comparable leading switches
  • Up to 7x faster deployment with Active Fabric Manager over traditional deployment methods
  • Tool-less enterprise ReadyRails for fast, easy installation

Dell Networking Z-Series - Dell Networking Z9100-ON Multi-rate Fabric Switch


Dell Networking Z9100-ON Multi-rate Fabric Switch

This open networking, SDN-ready fixed form factor switch is purpose-built for applications in high-performance data centers and modern computing environments.

  •  Multi-rate switch offering 10/25/40/50/100GbE
  •  High density with up to 32 ports of 100GbE in 1RU
  •  Choice of leading network operating systems to
      simplify data center fabric orchestration and 
  •  Easy on-ramp to SDN for part or all of your
      production environment

Dell Networking Z-Series - Dell Networking Z9500 Ethernet Fabric Switch

Dell Networking Z9500 Ethernet Fabric Switch

This powerful, high-density core switch offers pay-as-you-grow pricing and built-in Dell support for large virtualized and cloud networks.

Key features include:


  •  10/40GbE core switch with 132 40GbE ports
  •  Expandable to 528 10GbE ports with breakout
  •  License 36, 84, or 132 ports according to your
      business needs* 
  •  Line-rate performance under full load, at 10.5Tbps
  •  Includes tool-less enterprise ReadyRails
  •  Low power consumption at 4.7W per 10GbE port

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