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How to configure MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) for Jumbo Frames on Dell Networking Force10 switches


This article explains how to configure MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) for Jumbo Frames on Dell Networking Force10 switches.

How to configure MTU

The MTU is set at the interface level.

Command Parameter
FTOS# configure Enter global configuration mode.
FTOS(conf)# interface te 0/1
FTOS(conf)# interface range te 0/1 - 24
Enter the interface or range of interfaces that need the MTU set.
FTOS(conf-if-range-te-0/1-24)# mtu 12000 Set value of MTU. Default is 1554. Value range is from 594 to 12000
Some previous models range from 594 to 9252.
FTOS(conf-if-range-te-0/1-24)# no mtu Returns the specified ports back to default mtu of 1554



Verify MTU status

FTOS#show interfaces te 0/1
TenGigabitEthernet 0/1 is down, line protocol is down
Hardware is DellEth, address is 00:01:e8:8b:18:bb
Current address is 00:01:e8:8b:18:bb
Pluggable media not present
Interface index is 17368066
Internet address is not set
Mode of IPv4 Address Assignment : NONE
DHCP Client-ID :0001e88b18bb
MTU 12000 bytes, IP MTU 11982 bytes





Article ID: HOW10713

Last Date Modified: 06/02/2016 10:13 AM


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