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Dell Networking OS 9

Dell Networking OS 9
Designed to deliver high performance in the largest and most demanding IT environments in the world, Dell Networking OS 9 has been tested and hardened to meet stringent requirements for reliability, scalability and serviceability. OS 9 supports the full portfolio of Dell Networking data center switch products and enables you to build cost-effective, end-to-end networks while reducing operational complexity.
Dell OS 9: The power of one Dell OS 9: The power of one
With consistent functionality, a stable code base, and a common management interface, Dell Networking OS 9 provides a central source of power behind Dell Networking data center solutions. OS 9 ensures reliability and scalability across all tiers of the network and can help you simplify operations and reduce your total cost of ownership.

Rich functional coverage
Accelerate evolution in different domains with a modular and extensible OS that includes Layer 2 and Layer 3 services, management functionality and security features.

OS 9 leverages a distributed multiprocessor architecture that ensures reliability and delivers scalable protocols in each Dell Networking product line. Dell Networking E-Series and Z-Series route processor modules (RPMs) are designed with separate control-plane CPUs for Layer 2, Layer 3 and management functions, with distributed processing on line-card CPUs. Dell Networking C-Series RPMs and S-Series switches and routers use one control-plane CPU, with distributed processing on C-Series line cards and S-Series stack members.

The NetBSD kernel provides a stable operating system and performs efficient resource management via the HAL architecture, allowing it to deliver superior levels of concurrency, memory allocation and process scheduling. All other applications run as independent and modular processes in their own protected memory space.

Flexibility and fast time to market
The modular architecture of OS 9 helps to increase service innovation and reduce application time to market. In addition, OS 9 lets you easily expand and enhance your applications to meet current and future key propositions and increase operational efficiencies.

Common operations and management across platforms
Provide the foundation for always-on networks with the consistency of Dell Networking data center platforms and OS 9. Shared across Dell Networking switch platforms, a single code base that follows a linear release path makes it possible for M-Series, S-Series and Z-Series platforms to deliver uniform solution sets. This helps provide a consistent configuration environment and can help simplify software management.

Stable and reliable OS software
The single code base and single release train of OS 9 also ensures software stability and provides a consistent command line interface (CLI). This enables more comprehensive functionality and scalability testing and helps simplify software maintenance across Dell Networking platforms.

Stable and reliable OS software

Familiar CLI administration
A fully compliant, industry-standard CLI allows certified engineers to be productive from day one and helps you protect training investments. It provides the primary method to configure, monitor and administer Dell OS 9 applications and Dell Networking switches. The CLI has many powerful features that make it convenient for daily use, including:
  • Online help
  • Auto-completion
  • Plain-text or XML front ends
  • Unix-like tools such as grep
  • Non-interactive scripting mode

Scalable protocols
OS 9 accommodates demanding environments, with reliable switching and routing protocols that can scale to support growing, high-performance networks.
  • The OS 9 control plane inherits a high degree of maturity and stability from its roots in NetBSD’s high-performance IPv4 and IPv6 stacks.
  • Advanced inter-process communication mechanisms enable a scalable and distributed control plane.
  • Switching and routing protocols have been extensively tested and hardened through deployment in large global networks.

Streamlined management
Simplify network operation with common management functionality and a consistent user interface across Dell Networking product lines.
  • Identical system configuration, diagnostics, troubleshooting and software maintenance across platforms simplifies product training and reduces the learning curve.
  • Support for the same CLI, SNMP and XML management models throughout the network eases infrastructure lifecycle management.
Dell OS9 conforms to the following set of IEEE 802.X specifications.*

IEEE compliance
802.1AB LLDP
802.1ad Q-in-Q
802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management
802.1D Bridging, STP802.1p L2 Prioritization
802.1Q VLAN Tagging, Double VLAN Tagging, GVRP
802.1s MSTP
802.1w RSTP
802.1X Network Access Control
802.3ab Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T)
802.3ac Frame Extensions for VLAN Tagging
802.3ad Link Aggregation with LACP
802.3ae 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GBase-X)
802.3af Power over Ethernet
802.3ak 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GBase-CX4)
802.3ba 40 Gigabit Ethernet (40GBase-X) on optical ports
802.3ba 100 Gigabit Ethernet on optical ports 100 GBase-LR4/-SR4
802.3i Ethernet (10Base-T)
802.3u Fast Ethernet (100Base-TX)
802.3x Flow Control
802.3z Gigabit Ethernet (1000BaseX)
ANSI/TIA-1057 LLDP-MED
Networking FRRP (Networking Redundant Ring)
ProtocolNetworking PVST+
Dell OS 9 supports a wide range of Internet and network-management protocols, many of which are listed below.*

General Internet protocols

768 UDP
793 TCP
854 Telnet
959 FTP
1321 MD5
1350 TFTP
1661 PPP
1989 PPP Link Quality Monitoring
1990 PPP Multilink Protocol
1994 PPP CHAP
2474 Differentiated Services
2615 PPP over SONET/SDH
2698 Two Rate Three Color Marker
3164 Syslog
4254 SSHv2
draft-ietf-bfd-base-03 BFD

General IPv4 protocols

791 IPv4
792 ICMP
826 ARP
1027 Proxy ARP
1035 DNS (client)
1042 Ethernet Transmission
1191 Path MTU Discovery
1305 NTPv3
1519 CIDR
1542 BOOTP (relay)
1812 Routers
1858 IP Fragment Filtering
2131 DHCP (server and relay)
2338 VRRP
3021 31-bit Prefixes
3046 DHCP Option 82
3069 Private VLAN
3128 Tiny Fragment Attack Protection
4087 IP-in-IP Tunneling

General IPv6 protocols

1981 Path MTU Discovery (partial)
2460 IPv6
2461 Neighbor Discovery (partial)
2462 Stateless Address Autoconfiguration (partial)
2463 ICMPv6
2464 Ethernet Transmission
2675 Jumbograms
3587 Global Unicast Address Format
4291 Addressing
4443 ICMPv
5798 VRRPv3 for IPv6

IPv6 routing protocols

2080 RIPng
2545 BGP-4 extensions for IPv6
5308 IS-IS for IPv6
5340 OSPFv3
4601 PIM-SM for IPv4/IPv6

RIP

1058 RIPv1
2453 RIPv2

OSPF

1587 NSSA
1745 OSPF/BGP interaction
1765 OSPF Database overflow
2154 MD5
2328 OSPFv2
2370 Opaque LSA
2740 OSPFv3
3101 OSPF NSSA
3623 Graceful Restart
4222 Prioritization and Congestion Avoidance
OSPF Link-State Advertisement (LSA) Throttling

IS-IS

1142 IS-IS
1195 IPv4 Routing
2763 Dynamic Hostname
2966 Domain-wide Prefixes
3373 Three-way Handshake
3567 MD5
3784 Wide Metrics
5120 Multi-topology
5301 Dynamic Hostname Exchange.
5302 Dynamic Wide Prefixes
5303 Three-way Handshake
5304 MD5
5305 TE Extensions to ISIS
5306 Restart Signaling for IS-IS
draft-ietf-isis-igp-p2p-over-lan-06 Point-to-Point Operation
draft-ietf-isis-ipv6-06 IPv6 Routing
draft-kaplan-isis-ext-eth-02 Extended Frame Size

BGP

1997 Communities
2385 MD5
2439 Route Flap Damping
2545 Multiprotocol Extensions for IPv6
2796 Route Reflection
2842 Capabilities
2858 Multiprotocol Extensions
2918 Route Refresh
3065 Confederations
4271 BGP-4
4360 Extended Communities
4893 4-byte ASN
4724 BGP Graceful Restart
4760 Multiprotocol Extensions
5396 4-byte ASN Representation
5492 Capabilities Advertisement
draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-20 BGPv4
draft-ietf-idr-restart-06 Graceful Restart
draft-michaelson-4byte-as-representation-05
4-byte ASN Representation (partial)

Multicast

1112 IGMPv1
2236 IGMPv2
2710 MLDv1
3376 IGMPv3
3569 SSM for IPv4/IPv6
3618 MSDP
3810 MLDv2
3973 PIM-DM
4541 IGMPv1/v2/v3, MLDv1 Snooping, MLDv2 Snooping
draft-ietf-pim-sm-v2-new-05 PIM-SM for IPv4/IPv6

Network management

1155 SMIv1
1156 Internet MIB
1157 SNMPv1
1212 Concise MIB Definitions
1215 SNMP Traps
1493 Bridges MIB
1657 BGP-4
1724 RIPv2 MIB
1850 OSPFv2 MIB
1901 Community-based SNMPv2
1905 SNMPv2
1907 SNMP MIB
2011 IP MIB
2012 TCP MIB
2013 UDP MIB
2024 DLSw MIB
2096 IP Forwarding Table MIB
2233 Interfaces MIB
2558 SONET/SDH MIB
2570 SNMPv3
2571 Management Frameworks
2572 Message Processing and Dispatching
2574 SNMPv3 USM
2575 SNMPv3 VACM
2576 Coexistence Between SNMPv1/v2/v3
2578 SMIv2
2579 Textual Conventions for SMIv2
2580 Conformance Statements for SMIv2
2618 RADIUS Authentication MIB
2665 Ethernet-like Interfaces MIB
2674 Extended Bridge MIB
2787 VRRP MIB
2819 RMON MIB (groups 1, 2, 3, 9)
2863 Interfaces MIB
2865 RADIUS
2933 IGMP MIB
3273 RMON High Capacity MIB
3416 SNMPv2
3418 SNMP MIB
3434 RMON High Capacity Alarm MIB
3580 802.1X with RADIUS
3815 LDP MIB
4292 IPv6 Forwarding Table MIB
4293 IPv6 MIB
5060 PIM MIB
ANSI/TIA-1057 LLDP-MED MIB
draft-grant-tacacs-02 TACACS+
draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-mib-06 BGP MIBv1
draft-ietf-isis-wg-mib-16 IS-IS MIB
IEEE 802.1AB LLDP MIB
IEEE 802.1AB LLDP DOT1 MIB
IEEE 802.1AB LLDP DOT3 MIB
IPv4 Multicast MIB
ISIS MIB
ruzin-mstp-mib-02 MSTP MIB (traps)
sFlow.org sFlowv5
sFlow.org sFlowv5 MIB (version 1.3)

MIBs

Networking-BGP4-V2-MIB
Networking-CHASSIS-MIB
Networking-COPY-CONFIG-MIB
Networking-CS-CHASSIS-MIB
Networking-FIB-MIB
Networking-FORWARDINGPLANE-STATS-MIB
Networking-IF-EXTENSION-MIB
Networking-LINKAGG-MIB
Networking-MON-MIB
Networking-PRODUCTS-MIB
Networking-SMI
Networking-SS-CHASSIS-MIB
Networking-SYSTEM-COMPONENT-MIB
Networking-TC-MIB
Networking-TRAP-ALARM-MIB
Management and security
OpenFlow 1.0
Industry-standard CLI
Interface access control
IPSec
Layer 2 and 3 ACLs
NTPv3
Port mirroring
Port monitoring
RADIUS/TACACS+ authentication
REST API
RMON (groups 1, 2, 3, 9)
Secure copy (scp)
sFlow traffic accounting
SNMPv1/v2/v3
XML configuration and command output

Automation

Bare Metal Provisioning 3.0
iSCSI Auto-Configuration
SmartScripts
SwitchLink
Virtual Server Networking

Quality of service and rate policing

Weighted Fair Queuing (WFQ)
Virtualization
ACL-based accounting
Destination-based MAC accounting
DNS Client
Ping and Traceroute
Virtual Link Trunking