Dell Networking E1200i Virtualized Core Switching and Routing

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Large scale chassis-based switch delivering 1/10GbE aggregation and core switching for virtualized data centers and cloud networks.

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Dell Networking E1200i Chassis Switch

Dell Networking E1200i Chassis Switch E-Series: Virtualized core switching and routing modular chassis





  • Redundancy/Availability
    1+1 redundant RPMs
    4:1 redundant SFMs
    1+1 redundant DC PEMs
    2+2 redundant AC PSMs - 200/240 VAC
    3+1 redundant AC PSMs - 100/120 VAC and 200/240 VAC

    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 (relay)
    2338 VRRP
    3021 31-bit Prefixes
    3046 DHCP Relay Agent Information Option
    3128 Tiny Fragment Attack Protection

    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

    1058 RIPv1
    2453 RIPv2

    1587 NSSA
    2154 MD5
    2328 OSPFv2
    2370 Opaque LSA
    2740 OSPFv3
    3623 Graceful Restart
    4222 Prioritization and Congestion Avoidance

    1142 IS-IS
    1195 IPv4 Routing
    2763 Dynamic Hostname
    2966 Domain-Wide Prefixes
    3373 Three-way Handshake
    3567 MD5
    3784 Wide Metrics
    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

    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
    4360 Extended Communities
    4893 4-byte ASN
    5396 4-byte ASN Representation
    draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-20 BGPv4
    draft-ietf-idr-restart-06 Graceful Restart

    1112 IGMPv1
    2236 IGMPv2
    2710 MLDv1
    3376 IGMPv3
    3569 SSM for IPv4/IPv6
    3618 MSDP
    3810 MLDv2
    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
    1724 RIPv2 MIB
    1850 OSPFv2 MIB
    1901 Community-based SNMPv2
    2011 IP MIB
    2012 TCP MIB
    2013 UDP MIB
    2024 DLSw MIB
    2096 IP Forwarding Table 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
    3273 RMON High Capacity MIB
    3416 SNMPv2
    3418 SNMP MIB
    3434 RMON High Capacity Alarm MIB
    3580 802.1X with RADIUS
    3815 LDP MIB
    5060 PIM MIB
    draft-grant-tacacs-02 TACACS+
    draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-mib-06 BGP MIBv1
    draft-ietf-isis-wg-mib-16 IS-IS MIB
    ruzin-mstp-mib-02 MSTP MIB (traps)
    sFlow.org sFlowv5
    sFlow.org sFlowv5 MIB (version 1.3)
    Dell Networking-BGP4-V2-MIB
    Dell Networking-FIB-MIB
    Dell Networking-IF-EXTENSION-MIB
    Dell Networking-LINKAGG-MIB
    Dell Networking-CHASSIS-MIB
    Dell Networking-COPY-CONFIG-MIB
    Dell Networking-MON-MIB
    Dell Networking-PRODUCTS-MIB
    Dell Networking-SMI
    Dell Networking-SYSTEM-COMPONENT-MIB
    Dell Networking-TC-MIB
    Dell Networking-TRAP-ALARM-MIB

    IEEE Compliance
    802.1AB LLDP
    802.1D Bridging, STP
    802.1p 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-W, 10GBASE-X)
    802.3i Ethernet (10BASE-T)
    802.3u Fast Ethernet (100BASE-TX)
    802.3x Flow Control
    Dell Networking FRRP (Dell Networking Redundant Ring Protocol) 
    Dell Networking PVST+
    MTU 9,252 bytes

    RFC and I-D Compliance
    General Internet Protocols
    768 UDP
    793 TCP
    854 Telnet
    959 FTP
    1321 MD5
    1350 TFTP
    2474 Differentiated Services
    2698 Two Rate Three Color Marker
    3164 Syslog


  • E1200i-DC
    14 line card slots
    21 RU, 36.75 h x 17.4 w x 21" d
    (93.3 h x 44.2 w x 53.3 cm d)
    Weight (factory-installed components): 97 lbs (44 kg)
    Weight fully loaded: 319 lbs (144.7 kg)

    14 line card slots
    24 RU, 42 h x 17.4 w x 22.25" d
    (106.68 h x 44.20 w x 56.51 cm d)
    Weight (factory-installed components): 139 lbs (63.05 kg)
    Weight fully loaded: 422 lbs (191.2 kg)


  • Maximum Operating Specifications:
    Temperature: 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
    Altitude: no degradation to 10,000 feet (3,048 m)
    Relative humidity: 5 to 85 percent, noncondensing

    Maximum Non-operating Specifications:
    Temperature: -40° to 158°F (-40° to 70°C)
    Maximum altitude: 15,000 feet (4,572 meters)
    Relative humidity: 5 to 95 percent, noncondensing


  • E1200i-DC
    DC Power
    Nominal input voltage: –44 to –60 VDC
    Maximum thermal output: 20,438 BTU/h (5,990 W)
    Maximum current draw per DC PEM: 150 A
    Maximum power consumption: 6,240 W

    AC Power
    Nominal input voltage: 200-240 VAC 50/60 Hz
    Maximum thermal output: 22,804 BTU/h (6,684 W)
    Maximum input current per module: 14.6 A at 200 VAC
    12.2 A at 240 VAC
    Maximum system power input: 7.0 KVA at 200/240 VAC
    Maximum power consumption: 6,934 W at 200/240 VAC


  • Safety
    UL/CSA 60950-1, 1st Edition
    EN 60950-1, 1st Edition
    IEC 60950-1, 1st Edition Including all National Deviations
    and Group Differences
    EN 60825-1 Safety of Laser Products Part 1: Equipment Classification Requirements and User's Guide
    EN 60825-2 Safety of Laser Products Part 2: Safety of Optical Fibre Communication Systems
    FDA Regulation 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11

    Australia/New Zealand: AS/NZS CISPR 22: 2006, Class A
    Canada: ICES-003, Issue-4, Class A
    Europe: EN 55022: 2006 (CISPR 22: 2006), Class A
    Japan: VCCI V3/2007.04 Class A
    USA: FCC CFR 47 Part 15, Subpart B, Class A

    EN 300 386 V1.3.3: 2005 EMC for Network Equipment
    EN 55024: 1998 + A1: 2001 + A2: 2003
    EN 61000-3-2: Harmonic Current Emissions
    EN 61000-3-3:Voltage Fluctuations and Flicker
    EN 61000-4-2: ESD
    EN 61000-4-3: Radiated Immunity
    EN 61000-4-4: EFT
    EN 61000-4-5: Surge
    EN 61000-4-6: Low Frequency Conducted Immunity

    All E-Series components are EU RoHS compliant.

    Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
    Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
    Dell and the Environment

Virtualized core switching and routing

The Dell Networking E Series delivers the high density required for virtualized data centers and cloud networks with two-key models:
  • E600i is a 16RU chassis featuring up to 7 blade I/O (Input/Output) slots coupled with a backplane driving up to 1.75 Tbps bandwidth
  • E1200i is a 24RU chassis featuring up to 14 blade I/O slots coupled with a backplane driving up to 3.5 Tbps bandwidth

Enable a new way of designing switching and routing infrastructures with Dell Networking E1200i platforms. The E1200i architecture, patented backplane and application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) technology are designed to increase network availability, agility and efficiency while reducing power and cooling costs. The E1200i supports mission-critical applications across converged fabrics in data center, telecommunication provider, service provider, enterprise and HPCC networks.

Dell Networking E1200i platform coupled with FTOS makes a cost-effective and flexible deployment option complete with comprehensive management, automation and resource provisioning capabilities.


Total cost of ownership (TCO)

  • Lower TCO through true non-blocking, line-rate throughput that removes performance bottlenecks from the network — all packet sizes, all the time
  • High-density fabrics enable simpler network topologies that reduce both network capital and operational costs
    • Up to 100 Gbps of data capacity per slot today (125 Gbps/slot raw capacity)
    • Up to 560 total 10GbE ports in one half-rack chassis using the high-density 40-port line card
    • Switching fabric capacity of up to 3.5 Tbps, and packet forwarding capacity of more than 2 Bpps using hardware based distributed forwarding engines
    • Low power per line-rate port consumption with an eco-efficient power and cooling design that saves energy
  • Scale for tomorrow’s network with converged fabric
    • IPv4 unicast and multicast routing for advanced services networks
    • IPv6-ready for native and dual-stack next-generation IP networks
    • 100 Gbps/slot data capacity
    • Predictable and consistent latency at all frame sizes with high-touch features enabled


  • Tunable, scalable high-capacity link aggregation group (LAG) with 64 links per group and 32 LAGs per system or 8 links per group and 255 LAGs per system uses advanced hashing algorithms to balance traffic evenly across links in backbone or aggregation applications
  • Buffering and virtual-output queues eliminate head-of-line blocking and minimize queuing delay to guarantee packet delivery
  • Configurable CAM profiles enable custom space allocation in hardware forwarding and classification tables to support flexibility and scalability as network requirements change

High availability, serviceability and manageability

  • Dell FTOS software, built on NetBSD® and a Unix®-like kernel and running on-the-route processor modules (RPM) and line cards, enables new advances in control-plane scalability and system reliability
  • High-performance RPM uses distributed control-plane processing on three CPUs and provides 1+1 control-plane redundancy with hitless forwarding
  • Redundant switch fabric modules (SFM) with graceful and deterministic failure recovery
  • High-availability hardware and software architecture with OIR (hot swap) of all components
  • Patented passive copper backplane
  • Power and cooling redundancy