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PowerConnect B-8000e Switch

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Organizations seeking a versatile Layer 2 CEE/DCB switch with 24 10 Gbps ports for LAN connections and 8 Gbps Fibre Channel ports for SAN connections.

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Dell PowerConnect B-8000e

 

Port Attributes

  • 8 upgradable Fibre Channel universal (E, F, M, and FL) ports with 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gbit/sec with Converged Services License

    CEE/DCB ports

    24 ports with 10 Gbps Ethernet

    CEE/DCB features

    Data Center Bridging eXchange (DCBX)
    Priority-based Flow Control (PFC) – IEEE 802.1Qbb
    Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS) – IEEE 802.1Qaz
    No Native FCoE on B-8000e

Performance

  • DCB/CEE: 10 GB line speed

    Maximum frame size: 9048-byte Ethernet frame

Availability

  • DCB/CEE
    Spanning Tree Protocol (STP, MSTP, RSTP), VLAN Tagging (802.1q), MAC address learning and aging; native FCoE switching; IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation (LACP); access control lists based on VLAN, source, destination address, and port; eight priority levels for QoS and approximately 4000 VLANs; Priority-based Flow Control (PFC); Data Center Bridging eXchange (DCBX)-Capabilities Exchange; Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS)

Port Types

  • FL_Port, F_Port, M_Port (Mirror Port), E_Port; self-discovery based on switch type (U_Port); optional port type control

Classes of Service

  • Class 2, Class 3, Class F (inter-switch frames)

Fabric Services

  • Simple Name Server (SNS), Registered State Change Notification (RSCN), NTP, RADIUS, LDAP, Reliable Commit Service (RCS), Dynamic Path Selection (DPS), Enhanced Group Management (EGM), and Web Tools; optional fabric services include Fabric Watch, ISL Trunking, and Advanced Performance Monitoring

Multicast

  • Data traffic types

    Fabric switches supporting unicast, multicast (255 groups), and broadcast

Other Switching

  • Link aggregation (10 Gigabit Ethernet)
    Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP), Brocade-enhanced and 802.3ad standards-based

    Data traffic types
    Fabric switches supporting unicast, multicast (255 groups), and broadcast

Management

  • Management software
    SSH v2, HTTP/HTTPS, SNMP v1/v3, Telnet; SNMP (FE MIB, FC Management MIB, RMON, and IF-MIB for CEE/DCB); Web Tools; Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM) Professional and Enterprise; SMI-S; RADIUS

    Management access
    One 10/100/1000 Megabit Ethernet, in-band over Fibre Channel, one serial port, and one USB port

    Diagnostics
    POST and embedded online/offline diagnostics, including FCping and Pathinfo (FCtraceroute)

    Licensing options

    Fabric OS includes the following optional features that can be enabled via license keys and are applicable only to the Fibre Channel ports of the PowerConnect B-8000e:
    Brocade Fibre Channel ISL Trunking
    Brocade Advanced Performance Monitoring
    Brocade Fabric Watch
    Converged Services Licence

Chassis

  • Management

    Enclosure
    Non-port to port side airflow; 1U, 19-inch EIA-compliant, power from non-port side

    Size
    Width: 43 cm (16.9")
    Height: 4 cm (1.7")
    Depth: 64 cm (25.0")

    System weight
    13.0 kg (28.6 lbs) with two power supply FRUs, without transceivers

    USB

    One USB port for firmware download, support save, and configuration upload/download

    Media types

    CEE/DCB media type: Hot-pluggable, Brocade 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ supports any combination of Short-Reach (SR) and Long-Reach (LR) optical transceivers; Brocade copper twinax cables of one, three, or five meters

Standards Supported

  • Media types

    Fibre Channel media type: Hot-pluggable, industry-standard Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) and SFP+, LC connector; Short-Wave Laser (SWL) and Long-Wave Laser (LWL); distance depends on fiber optic cable and port speed; supports SFP+ (2, 4, and 8 Gbit/sec) and SFP (1, 2, and 4 Gbit/sec) optical transceivers
    DCB/CEE media type: Hot-pluggable, Brocade 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ supports any combination of Short-Reach (SR) and Long-Reach (LR) optical transceivers; Brocade copper twinax cables of one, three, or five meters

Environmental Operating Conditions

  • Temperature
    Operating: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
    Non-operating: -25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)

    Humidity
    Operating: 10% to 85% non-condensing
    Non-operating: 10% to 90% non-condensing

    Altitude
    Operating: Up to 3000 meters (9842 feet)
    Storage: Up to 12 kilometers (39,370 feet)

    Shock
    Operating: 20 g, 6 ms half-sine
    Non-operating: Half-sine, 33 g 11 ms, 3/eg Axis

    Vibration
    Operating: 0.5 g sine, 0.4 grms random, 5 to 500 Hz
    Non-operating: 2.0 g sine, 1.1 grms random, 5 to 500 Hz

    CO2 emissions
    335 kg per year (with 40 ports at 0.42 kg/kWh)
    1.05 kg per Gbit/sec per year

    Airflow
    Maximum: 42 CFM
    Nominal (65% speed): 35 CFM

    Heat dissipation
    32 ports: 1044 BTU/hr

Power

  • Power
    Maximum: 350 watts
    Consumption: 306 watts

    Input voltage
    85 to 264 VAC nominal

    Input line frequency
    47 to 63 Hz

    Inrush current
    60 amps maximum

    Maximum current
    29 amps at 12V DC

Top-of-rack link layer (Layer 2) DCB/CEE switch with 24 10 GB ports for LAN connections and 8 GB Fibre Channel ports for SAN connections

A Versatile Layer 2 CEE/FCoE Switch

Supporting Windows and Linux environments, the PowerConnect B-8000e Switch enables access to the LANs, utilizing emerging Data Center Bridging/Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) protocols. LAN traffic is forwarded to aggregation layer Ethernet switches using advanced 10 GB connections. Part of a unified DCB/CEE solution, the PowerConnect B-8000e helps organizations reduce capital and operating expenses in enterprise data centers.

A Unified DCB/CEE Solution

The PowerConnect B-8000e connects to servers utilizing Brocade Converged Network Adapters (CNAs). Consolidating server I/O reduces the number of server adapters, which in turn reduces cabling and switch ports, resulting in lower infrastructure costs as well as lower power and cooling costs.

High Performance

The PowerConnect B-8000e has advanced ASIC technology that provides unique frame-based trunking of server connections at up to 40 GB of combined throughput. The switch also features standards-based Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) for LAN connections.

To meet current and future needs, organizations have the flexibility to activate both the CEE and Fibre Channel ports, with full FCoE support enabled (with the B-8000e). Alternatively, they can deploy the PowerConnect B-8000e initially as a 10 GbE Layer 2 Ethernet switch and activate only the DCB/CEE ports. To deliver SAN connectivity in the future, organizations can add optional licenses to activate the Fibre Channel ports and FCoE capabilities, providing a seamless path to server I/O consolidation.

Comprehensive Layer 2 LAN Capabilities

The PowerConnect B-8000e switch provides broad, standards-based data link layer (Layer 2) capabilities covering Quality of Service (QoS), security, and Layer 2 protocols. The switch’s 24 DCB/CEE ports provide uplink connections to conventional 10 GbE port aggregation layer Ethernet switches. Layer 2 functions are configured and administered accordingly at the access layer.

Enterprise-Class High Availability

The PowerConnect B-8000e provides a reliable foundation for disaster recovery and business continuance by employing enterprise-class availability features such as hot-swappable, redundant, and integrated fan and power supply assemblies. Combined with a wide range of diagnostic and monitoring functions.

Supporting Your Unique Environment

The right support is not one-size-fits-all, it’s what fits your environment. The Dell ProSupport portfolio of support services provides a flexible, reliable and easy support model that empowers you to customize services to meet your unique business needs. Choose support based on how you use technology and where you want to allocate resources.

If you don’t have an IT staff, Dell ProSupport for End Users is the way to go. You’ll receive:
  • 24x7x365 direct break-fix hardware and software support for your employees
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  • Remote set up assistance for simple networks (wired & wireless)
  • Award winning support from Global Command Centers for dispatch monitoring and end-to-end case management for critical situations or natural disasters

If you have an IT team, Dell ProSupport for IT is right for you. You’ll receive:
  • 24x7x365 direct access to Dell Expert Centers via email, chat & phone support
  • Mission Critical Response Options, including ability to self-designate Severity level 1
  • Hardware & software diagnostics & troubleshooting, including direct Dell OEM support & 3rd party collaborative support
  • Skip the script and save time with tech to tech support
  • Fast-Track Dispatch for Dell-certified technicians, enabling you to self-dispatch parts & Labor
  • Award winning support from Global Command Centers for dispatch monitoring and end-to-end case management for critical situations or natural disasters

Further maximize the availability and stability of your infrastructure through Dell ProSupport Options such as asset and data protection, speed of response, specialized onsite services, proactive maintenance and remote advisory services. Streamline patch management and get detailed reporting. Get advice via telephone access to technical expertise on applications and solutions such as Microsoft Exchange, Virtualization and more. And for more complex IT environments, choose the Enterprise-Wide Contract option which provides a designated Service Delivery Manager, performance benchmarking, proactive planning and custom reporting.

To learn more about Dell ProSupport visit www.dell.com/prosupport.

Simplify Your IT Infrastructure

Dell ProConsult global infrastructure consulting services can help integrate your new enterprise hardware into an existing or evolving IT infrastructure. We can provide guidance whether you’re adding single or multiple servers, a storage area network or virtualizing your environment. We can also help you enhance the overall performance of your IT infrastructure and data center by consolidating software and hardware, reviewing data usage to optimize the environment, developing a business continuity plan and by helping you migrate to standards-based technologies.
 
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Accelerating Deployment

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Empowering Your Team

Our education services provide training and certification courses to help you and your team better manage and use your new hardware so you can reap the full benefits of standards-based technologies.
 
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