Adding a Dell™ PowerConnect™ blade (M-Series) switch, with a Dell PowerEdge™ M1000e modular blade enclosure, to an external Cisco Nexus® Switch is a straightforward process. The addition of Simple Switch Mode on the Dell PowerConnect blade switch further simplifies the process, allowing integration into existing network with minimal effort. This document is part of the Simple Connect campaign that includes both Simple Connect for SAN and Simple Connect for LANs — both targeted at today’s FC SAN and Ethernet LAN environments and meant to serve as a supplement guide on how to interconnect equipment that makes up data center.

This document provides an easy to use step-by-step guide on how to configure and deploy

Dell M-Series 10Gbit/s blade switch (M8024-k) with a Cisco Nexus 5020 Switch