PowerConnect 8024 Ethernet Switch

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Scalable 10Gb performance switch

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Deliver efficient 10Gb wire-speed switching for virtualized, large campus and small data center environments with the PowerConnect™ 8024.

  • High throughput: Supports wire-speed performance with up to 24 ports of 10GbE and four combo ports
  • Scalable with high availability: Manages multiple wire-speed switches as a single unit, each with redundant power
  • Energy conscious: Reduces power to ports in sleep mode or cuts power to inactive ports, while the 80 PLUS-certified power supply helps lower overall power and cooling costs

PowerConnect 8024 Switch

10GbE Performance

Deploy high throughput and availability for your entry-level top-of-rack, aggregation and unified fabric deployments with the PowerConnect™ 8024 high-density 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) switch. It's designed to deliver energy-efficient 10GbE connectivity for converged Ethernet environments supporting dense virtualization, 10Gb server/storage aggregation and medium to large enterprise wiring closets. The 8024 also provides full Layer 3 routing features, redundancy and front-to-rear cooling in a compact 1U form factor. Expand your network easily by stacking switches (managed as a single unit) for high-availability environments while simultaneously benefitting from robust security and enterprise management capabilities.
Dell PowerConnect 8024 - Unified Fabric Ready

Unified Fabric Ready

The PowerConnect 8024 family is one of the key components in Dell Unified Fabric 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.
Dell PowerConnect 8024 - 10Gb Performance and Flexibility

10Gb performance and flexibility

Experience the benefits of 10GbE in a compact and reliable switching platform, with the quality and great service of Dell PowerConnect 8024 and 10GbE provide a superb return on IT investment through:
  • Investment protection: 10GbE is a network fabric of the future, with an ever-expanding ecosystem of solutions and the capabilities to help you grow.
  • Energy efficiency: Reduce power requirements and heat loads by replacing multiple GbE components in your infrastructure with 10GbE.
  • High performance: Enable 480Gb of throughput for wire-speed 10Gb switching.
Dell PowerConnect 8024 - Energy Efficient

Energy conscious

Go easy on the environment as well as your budget with the PowerConnect 8024 family. Designed for energy savings from the power cord to the ports, the PowerConnect 8024 redundant power supplies operate above 80 percent efficiency in all modes. Variable speed fans automatically adjust speeds according to environmental conditions, and power-efficient 10GBASE-T ports reduce power draw for short cable runs.
Dell PowerConnect 8024 - High Availability

High availability

The PowerConnect™ 8024 is designed to be highly available, with dual internal hot-swap power supplies and removable hot-swap fan modules. It also incorporates dual firmware images to enable image promotions or image redundancy in the network.
Dell PowerConnect 8024 - Flexible Management

Flexible management

Monitor and manage the power-saving features, high-availability functions and other switch operations from your choice of management options, including:
  • Industry-standard command-line interface (CLI)
  • Remote management using the embedded Web server and browser-based graphical-user interface (GUI)
  • Support for SNMP-based management applications, such as OpenManage Network Manager
The Web GUI for PowerConnect switches provides a robust management, with control comparable to the command-line environment. This means you can choose a preferred method for interacting with the switch.

Single IP stack management allows simple scalability without adding complexity.

Port Attributes

  • 24x 10GBASE-T (10Gb/1Gb/100Mb) with 4x Combo Ports of SFP+ (10Gb/1Gb) or 10GBASE-T
    Dedicated Out-of-Band Ethernet management and serial console ports
    Power efficient 10GBASE-T ports that reduce power draw by as much as 20% for short cable runs
    Auto-negotiation for speed (10Gb/1Gb/100Mb), duplex mode and flow control on 10GBASE-T ports. SFP+ ports are 10Gb or 1Gb (supports SFP+ or SFP modules)
    Supports DCB requirements including PFC (802.1Qbb), DCBx, iSCSI TLV 2.2, iSCSI Optimization with wire speed performance on all ports
    iSCSI Auto-Configuration
    Resilient HA stacking with up to 6 switches (only SFP+ ports can be used for stack connections)
    FCoE FIP Snooping (FCoE Transit), single-hop
    Integrated LEDs for improved visual monitoring and analysis
    Cable and Transceiver Diagnostics
    Port Profile support including Admin profiles


  • Total Switch Fabric Capacity up to 480 Gbps
    Forwarding Rate 357.14 Mpps
    Up to 32,000 MAC Addresses
    16 Mb Packet Buffer Memory
    9216 Byte maximum packet size (Jumbo Frame)


  • Layer 3 Routing Protocols
    Static routes
    Routing Information Protocol (RIP) v1/v2
    Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) v1/v2/v3
    Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR)
    Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
    ICMP Router Discover Protocol (IRDP)
    Virtual Redundant Routing Protocol (VRRP)
    Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
    Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) v2
    Distance-Vector Multicast Routing Protocol (DVMRP)
    DHCP – Helper/Relay

    Layer 3 Routing Performance
    Up to 512 RIP Routes
    Up to 3,072 OSPF Routes
    Up to 2,000 Multicast Forwarding Entries
    Up to 4,000 ARP entries


  • Supports up to 1000 Simultaneous VLANs, with 4000 VLAN IDs

Quality of Service

  • Layer 2 Trusted Mode (IEEE 802.1p tagging)
    Layer 3 Trusted Mode (DSCP)
    Layer 4 Trusted Mode (TCP/UDP)
    Advanced Mode using Layer 2/3/4 flow-based Policies, including metering/rate limiting, marking and bandwidth guarantees
    8 Priority Queues per Port
    Adjustable Weighted-Round-Robin (WRR) and Strict Queue Scheduling
    Port-based QoS Services Mode
    Flow-based QoS Services Mode

Other Switching

  • Link Aggregation with support for up to 8 member ports per aggregated link
    LACP support (IEEE 802.3ad)
    Support for unicast NLB (multicast NLB not supported)
    Local Preference for LAG
    Private VLAN Extensions
    AAA Authorization
    TACACS+ Accounting
    Administrative Profiles
    Routing Enhancements for OSPF

Standards Supported

  • Management
    RFC 854 – Telnet
    RFC 855 – Telnet Option
    RFC 1155 – SMI v1
    RFC 1157 – SNMP
    RFC 1212 – Concise MIB Definitions
    RFC 1867 – HTML/2.0 Forms with file upload extensions
    RFC 1901 – Community-based SNMP v2
    RFC 1908 – Coexistence between SNMP v1 and SNMP v2
    RFC 2068 – HTTP/1.1 protocol as updated by draft-ietf-http-v11-spec-rev-03
    RFC 2246 – The TLS Protocol, Version 1.0
    RFC 2271 – SNMP Framework MIB
    RFC 2295 – Transparent Content Negotiation
    RFC 2296 – Remote Variant Selection
    RFC 2346 – AES Ciphersuites for Transport Layer Security
    RFC 2576 – Coexistence between SNMP v1, v2 and v3
    RFC 2578 – SMI v2
    RFC 2579 – Textual Conventions for SMI v2
    RFC 2580 – Conformance statements for SMI v2
    RFC 2818 – HTTP over TLS
    RFC 3410 – (Informational): Introduction and Applicability Statements for Internet Standard Management Framework (December 2002)
    RFC 3411 – An Architecture for Describing SNMP Management Frameworks (December 2002)
    RFC 3412 – Message Processing and Dispatching (December 2002)
    RFC 3413 – SNMP Applications (December 2002)
    RFC 3414 – User-based Security Model (December 2002)
    RFC 3415 – View-based Access Control Model (December 2002)
    RFC 3416 – Version 2 of SNMP Protocol Operations (December 2002)
    RFC 3417 – Transport Mappings (December 2002)
    RFC 3418 – Management Information Base (MIB) for the Simple Network Management Protocol(SNMP) (December 2002).
    RFC 4251 – SSH Protocol Architecture
    RFC 4252 – SSH Authentication Protocol
    RFC 4253 – SSH Transport Layer Protocol
    RFC 4254 – SSH Connection Protocol
    RFC 4419 – Diffie-Hellman Group exchange for the SSH Transport Layer Protocol
    RFC 4716 – SECSH Public Key File Format
    HTML 4.0 Specification - December, 1997
    JavaScriptTM version 1.3
    SSL 3.0
    SSH 1.5 & 2.0
    IEEE 802.3 – 10 Base-T
    IEEE 802.3u – 100 Base-T
    IEEE 802.3ab – 1000 Base-T
    IEEE 802.3ac – VLAN Tagging
    IEEE 802.3ad – Link Aggregation
    IEEE 802.3ae – 10 GigE
    IEEE 802.1D – Spanning Tree
    IEEE 802.1S – Multiple Spanning Tree
    IEEE 802.1W – Rapid Spanning Tree
    GARP – Generic Attribute Registration Protocol
    GMRP – Dynamic L2 Multicast Registration
    GVRP – Dynamic VLAN Registration
    IEEE 802.1Q – Virtual LANs with Port-based VLANs
    IEEE 802.1v – Protocol-based VLANs
    IEEE 802.1p – Ethernet Priority with User Provisioning and Mapping
    IEEE 802.1X – Port-based Authentication
    IEEE 802.3x – Flow Control
    RFC 768 – UDP
    RFC 783 – TFTP
    RFC 791 – IP
    RFC 792 – ICMP
    RFC 793 – TCP
    RFC 826 – ARP
    RFC 951 – BootP
    RFC 1321 – Message Digest Algorithm
    RFC 1534 – Interoperation between BootP and DHCP
    RFC 2030 – Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) Version 4 for IPv4, IPv6 and OSI
    RFC 2131 – DHCP Client/Server
    RFC 2132 – DHCP Options and BootP Vendor Extensions
    RFC 2132 – DHCP Options and BootP Vendor Extensions Supported via 802.1S implementation
    RFC 2865 – RADIUS Client
    RFC 2866 – RADIUS Accounting
    RFC 2868 – RADIUS Attributes for Tunnel Protocol Support
    RFC 2869 – RADIUS Extensions
    RFC2869bis – RADIUS support for Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
    RFC 3164 – The BSD Syslog Protocol
    RFC 3580 – 802.1X RADIUS Usage Guidelines
    RFC 4541 – IGMP Snooping and MLD Snooping
    IEEE 802.1AB – LLDP
    ANSI/TIA-1057 – LLDP-MED

    RFC 826 – Ethernet ARP
    RFC 894 – Transmission of IP Datagrams over Ethernet Networks
    RFC 896 – Congestion Control in IP/TCP Networks
    RFC 1027 – Using ARP to implement Transparent Subnet Gateways (Proxy ARP)
    RFC 1256 – ICMP Router Discovery Messages
    RFC 1321 – Message Digest Algorithm
    RFC 1519 – CIDR
    RFC 1765 – OSPF Database Overflow
    RFC 1812 – Requirements for IP Version 4 Routers
    RFC 2082 – RIP-2 MD5 Authentication
    RFC 2131 – DHCP Relay
    RFC 2328 – OSPF Version 2
    RFC 2453 – RIP v2
    RFC 3046 – DHCP/BootP Relay
    RFC 3101 – The OSPF "Not So Stubby Area" (NSSA) Option
    RFC 3768 – VRRP - Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
    RFC 2474 – Definition of the Differentiated Services Field (DS Field) in the IPv4 and IPv6 Headers
    RFC 2475 – An Architecture for Differentiated Services
    RFC 2597 – Assured Forwarding Per-Hop Behavior (PHB)
    RFC 3246 – An Expedited Forwarding PHB
    RFC 3260 – New Terminology and Clarifications for DiffServ
    802.1p user priority (outer and/or inner VLAN tag)
    RFC 1112 – Host Extensions for IP Multicasting (IGMPv1)
    RFC 2236 – IGMPv2
    RFC 2710 – MLDv1
    RFC 3376 – Internet Group Management Protocol, Version 3 (IGMPv3)
    RFC 3810 – MLDv2
    RFC 4601 – PIM-SM
    RFC 2365 – Administratively Scoped Boundaries
    RFC 3973 – PIM-DM
    Draft-ietf-idmr-dvmrp-v3-10 – DVMRP
    draft-ietf-magma-igmp-proxy-06.txt – IGMP/MLD-based Multicast Forwarding ("IGMP/MLD Proxying")
    draft-ietf-magma-igmpv3-and-routing-05.txt – IGMPv3 and Multicast Routing Protocol Interaction

    IPv6 Routing
    RFC 1981 – Path MTU for IPv6
    RFC 2373 – IPv6 Addressing
    RFC 2460 – IPv6 Protocol Specification
    RFC 2461 – Neighbor Discovery
    RFC 2462 – Stateless Autoconfiguration
    RFC 2464 – IPv6 over Ethernet
    RFC 2711 – IPv6 Router Alert
    RFC 2740 – OSPFv3
    RFC 3315 – DHCPv6 (stateless + relay)
    RFC 3484 – Default Address Selection for IPv6
    RFC 3493 – Basic Socket Interface for IPv6
    RFC 3513 – Addressing Architecture for IPv6
    RFC 3542 – Advanced Sockets API for IPv6
    RFC 3587 – IPv6 Global Unicast Address Format
    RFC 3736 – Stateless DHCPv6
    RFC 4213 – Basic Transition Mechanisms for IPv6
    RFC 4291 – Addressing Architecture for IPv6
    RFC 4443 – ICMPv6

Environmental Operating Conditions

  • 100% Lead-Free
    Operating Temperature: 0º C to 45º C (32º F to 113º F)
    Storage Temperature: -20º C to 70º C (-4º F to 158º F)
    Operating Relative Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing
    Storage Relative Humidity: 10% to 95% non-condensing

    Energy Saving Features:

    80% or better power supply efficiency in all operational modes
    Power efficient 10GBASE-T ports that reduce power draw by as much as 20% for short cable runs
    Includes variable speed fans that adjust speed for their environment through multiple temperature monitors Energy Monitoring via CLI and GUI


  • Internal Power Supply Voltage: AC 110/240 V +- 10% (50/60Hz)
    Power Consumption Max (Watts): 237.77
    Power Consumption (BTU/hr): 811.39
    Maximum Wattage: 237.77

    Maximum Amperage (Inrush):
    50Hz @90V 9.1A
    60Hz @90V 7.7A
    50Hz @264V 22.7A
    60Hz @264V 24.3A

    Continuous Amperage (Watts):
    50Hz @90V 2.63A
    60Hz @90V 2.63A
    50Hz @264V 0.98A
    60Hz @264V 1.01A

    Power Supply Efficiency: 81% or better in all operating modes
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