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Connecting high-performance blade servers to the network with 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet technology, ideal for demanding network environments.

Dell Networking MXL Blade Switch

10/40Gb Switch

Consolidate virtualization benefits in M1000e blade deployments and apply more bandwidth to critical network links with the Dell Networking MXL 10/40GbE switch.

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PowerEdge M I/O Aggregator

PowerEdge M I/O Aggregator

Simplify network management and increase server bandwidth with the PowerEdge™ M I/O Aggregator, enabling easy, plug-and-play data center convergence.

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Dell Networking M8024-k Switch

10Gb Basic

Ease transition to 10GbE in your data center and expand the value of your blade investments with the Dell Networking M8024-k 10GbE and FCoE transit switch.

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Dell M8428-k converged 10GbE Switch

Ethernet/FC Switch

Converged 10GbE Switch Module for the Dell™ PowerEdge™ M1000e Modular Blade Enclosure

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Dell 10GB Ethernet Pass Through

10Gb Pass-Through

Connecting to XAUI-based 10GbE mezzanine cards (10Gb Ethernet Pass-Through II) and KR-based 10GbE mezzanine cards and NDCs (10Gb Ethernet Pass-Through-k).

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Cisco Nexus B22DELL Fabric Extender

Cisco Nexus Blade

The B22DELL Blade Fabric Extender extends the Cisco Nexus® switch fabric to the Dell™ M1000e blade enclosure for a scalable, unified server access platform.

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GREAT FOR

Transitioning data centers from GbE to 1/10/40GbE through converged (input/output) I/O with local switching and stacking, and a flexible pay-as-you-grow architecture.

IT specialists seeking a scalable, easily deployed network solution to help maximize server performance, consolidate network elements and simplify management.

Unified fabric deployments, such as converged Ethernet environments supporting virtualization, iSCSI storage and 10Gb traffic aggregation.

Converged 10GbE Switch Module for the Dell™ PowerEdge™ M1000e Modular Blade Enclosure

Connecting to XAUI-based 10GbE mezzanine cards (10Gb Ethernet Pass-Through II) and KR-based 10GbE mezzanine cards and NDCs (10Gb Ethernet Pass-Through-k).

Network administrators using Cisco Nexus® 5000 switches or those in environments where M1000e blade servers are used.

Port Attributes

4 optional FlexIO plug-in modules giving flexible media choices:
    - 2 port QSFP+ module (in 4x10GbE breakout mode)
    - 4-port SFP+ 10GbE module
    - 4-port 10GBase-T 10GbE copper module (1/10GB, only 1 module of this type is supported per IOA
    - 4-port Fibre Channel module (2/4/8G)

1 USB (Type A) port for storage
1 USB (Type A) port for console/management
4 optional FlexIO plug-in modules giving flexible media choices:
    - 2 port QSFP+ module (in 4x10GbE breakout mode)
    - 4-port SFP+ 10GbE module
    - 4-port 10GBase-T 10GbE copper module (1/10GB, only 1 module of this type is supported per IOA
    - 4-port Fibre Channel module (2/4/8G)

Native 40GbE is supported when IOA is in Manual Mode
1 USB (Type A) port for storage
1 USB (Type A) port for console/management
Resilient HA stacking with up to 6 switches (only SFP+ ports can be used for stack connections)
Up to 24 auto-sensing 1/10Gb Ethernet switching ports available 
16 internal server 10Gb (KR) Ethernet ports with auto-negotiation capability to 1Gb Ethernet
4 external integrated 1/10Gb SFP+ Ethernet ports
Flexible media choices for up to 4 additional 1/10Gb uplink ports with one optional FlexIO Module:

        4-port SFP+ 10GbE module
        3-port CX-4 10GbE copper module (supports 10Gb connections only)
        2-port 10GBASE-T 10GbE copper module (supports 1/10Gb connections)

Auto-negotiation for speed, duplex mode and flow control
Auto MDI/MDIX
Port mirroring
Flow-based port mirroring
Broadcast storm control
Supports DCB requirements including PFC (802.1Qbb), DCBx, iSCSI TLV 2.2, iSCSI Optimization
FCoE FIP Snooping (FCoE Transit), single-hop

Supported Adapters (NIC/CNA)

Dell Adaptors (Mezz / NDC) 
    Broadcom 57712-K NDC (M710HD)
    Brocade BR1741M-k 2x10GbE KR mezz (KR Only)
    Intel X520-x/k 2x10Gb mezz (XAUI/KR Both)
    QLogic QME8242-k P3+ 2x10GbE KR mezz (KR Only)

1Gb NICs (mezz card and LOM) are also supported
Ports:
32 total Ethernet ports: 16 internal (server) ports and 16 external (LAN) ports
1:1 Internal-external port pairs provide dedicated connections for isolated bandwidth between server and LAN
Ships with all 32-ports enabled
All external ports are hot-pluggable, enabling expansion without server interruption

Options:
All ports enabled standard
External ports also support 10Gb SFP+ LR optics and SFP+ Direct-Attach (copper) cables (0.5m, 1m, 3m, 5m, 7m)

Supported Adapters (by model):Adapter (NIC/CNA) support varies based on model of Pass Through
Dell 10Gb Ethernet Pass Through II supports the following XAUI-based adapters:
    Broadcom 57710 mezzanine card
    Broadcom 57711 mezzanine card
    Intel X520 mezzanine card
    Intel X520-x/k mezzanine card
    QLogic QME8142 mezzanine card
    Emulex OCm10102-f-m mezzanine card
Dell 10Gb Ethernet Pass Through-k supports the following KR-based adapters:
    Brocade BR1741M-k mezzanine card
    Broadcom 57712-k network daughter card (NDC)
    Intel X520-x/k mezzanine card
    Future 10Gb adapters for PowerEdge blade servers
Note: 1Gb NICs are not supported with either model of pass-through

Performance

MAC addresses: 128K
IPv4 routes: 16K
Switch fabric capacity: 1.28 Tbps (full-duplex)
Forwarding capacity: 960 Mpps
Link aggregation: Up to 16 Members per group, 128 LAG groups
Queues per port: 4 queues
VLANs: 4094
Line-rate Layer 2 switching: all protocols, including IPv4
Line-rate Layer 3 routing: IPv4
ACLs: 2K ingress, 1k egress
Packet buffer memory: 9MB
CPU memory: 2GB

Stacking
Stacked units: Up to 6 MXLs (using 40GbE ports only)
Stacking bandwidth: Up to 320Gbps (using 2 x 40GbE ring)
Stacking topology: Ring and daisy chain

 

Virtual Link Trunking (VLT): mVLT and L2/L3 over VLT

IEEE compliance
802.1AB LLDP
802.1p L2 Prioritization
802.3ab Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T)
802.3ad Link Aggregation with LACP
802.3ae 10GbE (10GBase-X)
802.3ba 40GbE (40GBase-SR4, 40GBase-CR4) on optical ports
802.3u Fast Ethernet (100Base-TX)
802.3x Flow Control
802.3z Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-X)
ANSI/TIA-1057 LLDP-MED
MTU 12KB
MAC addresses: 128K
IPv4 routes: 16K
Switch fabric capacity: 1.28 Tbps (full-duplex)
Forwarding capacity: 960 Mpps
Link aggregation: Up to 16 members per group, 128 LAG groups
Queues per port: 4 queues
VLANs: 4094
Line-rate Layer 2 switching: All protocols, including IPv4
Packet buffer memory: 9MB
CPU memory: 2GB

Stacking

Stacked units: Up to 6 IOAs (using fixed 40GbE ports only and deployed via CLI)
Stacking bandwidth: Up to 160Gbps (using 1 x 40GbE ring)
Stacking topology: Ring and daisy chain

 

Virtual Link Trunking (VLT): mVLT and L2 over VLT (deployed via CLI)

IEEE compliance

802.1AB LLDP
802.1p L2 Prioritization
802.3ab Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T)
802.3ad Link Aggregation with LACP
802.3ae 10GbE (10GBase-X)
802.3ba 40GbE (40GBase-SR4, 40GBase-CR4) on optical ports in manual mode
802.3u Fast Ethernet (100Base-TX)
802.3x Flow Control
802.3z Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-X)
ANSI/TIA-1057 LLDP-MED
MTU 12KB
Switch Fabric Capacity 480 Gbps aggregate bandwidth (bi-directional)
Forwarding Rate 357 Mpps
Up to 16K MAC Addresses
512MB of CPU SDRAM
32MB of Flash Memory
272GB full duplex bandwidth across 28 ports 
Low latency: 600 nano second
10 Gigabit per second line speed per port, full duplex

Availability

802.1D Bridging, STP
802.1s MSTP
802.1w RSTP
2338 VRRP

Layer 3 Routing

1058 RIPv1
2453 RIPv2
2154 MD5 (OSPF)
1587 NSSA (OSPF)
2328 OSPFv2
4222 Prioritization and Congestion Avoidance

VLAN
802.1Q VLAN Tagging, Double VLAN Tagging, GVRP
802.3ac Frame Extensions for VLAN Tagging
Dell Networking PVST+
Native VLAN

Data center bridging
IEEE 802.1Qbb Priority-Based Flow Contrl (PFC)
IEEE 802.1Qaz Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS)
Data Center Bridging eXchange (DCBx)
DCBx Application TLV (iSCSI, FCoE)

Fiber channel
NPIV Proxy Gateway (NPG)
Fiber Channel port types : N
Bridging to FC SAN
Up to 8 FCoE_Maps per switch
FCoE features
Native FCoE forwarding
FCoE Initialization Protocol (FIP) v1
FCoE Transit (FIP Snooping Bridge)
FCoE to FC Forwarding
Dynamic FCoE to FC Load Balancing



IEEE Compliance
802.1AB LLDP
802.1p L2 Prioritization
802.3ab Gigabit Ethernet (1000BASE-T)
802.3ad Link Aggregation with LACP
802.3ae 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GBASE-X)
802.3ba 40 Gigabit Ethernet
802.3u Fast Ethernet (100BASE-TX)
802.3x Flow Control
802.3z Gigabit Ethernet (1000BASE-X)
ANSI/TIA-1057 LLDP-MED
MTU 12K bytes

General IPv4 Protocols
768 UDP
791 IPv4
792 ICMP
793 TCP
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)
3021 31-bit Prefixes
3046 DHCP Option 82
3069 Private VLAN
3128 Tiny Fragment Attack Protection

Storage
DCB
DCBx
iSCSI
FIP snooping

Open Automation
Bare Metal Provisioning
Spanning Tree (IEEE 802.1D) and Rapid Spanning Tree (IEEE 802.1w) with Fast Link Support

Multiple spanning trees (IEEE 802.1s)

Supports Virtual Redundant Routing Protocol (VRRP)
Connects Dell blade servers using 10 Gigabit Ethernet NIC blade mezzanine I/O cards to external switches

Great solution for Dell™ PowerConnect™, Cisco Catalyst/Nexus switches as well as your choice of external Ethernet switches

Security

854 Telnet
959 FTP
1321 MD5
1350 TFTP
2474 Differentiated Services
2856 RADIUS
3164 Syslog
854 Telnet
959 FTP
1350 TFTP
2856 RADIUS
3164 Syslog
4254 SSHv2
TACACS+

 

General IPv4 protocols

768 UDP
791 IPv4
792 ICMP
793 TCP
826 ARP
1042 Ethernet Transmission
1305 NTPv3
1519 CIDR
2131 DHCP (client)
3021 31-bit Prefixes
3128 Tiny Fragment Attack Protection

General IPv6 protocols

4861 IPv6 Host for management port

Multicast

4541 IGMPv1/v2 Snooping
IEEE 802.1x based edge authentication -- supports single and multiple host access, guest access, voice authorization, and Microsoft Active Directory
Switch access password protection
User-definable settings for enabling or disabling Web, SSH, Telnet, SSL management access
Port-based MAC Address alert and lock-down
IP Address filtering for management access via Telnet, HTTP, HTTPS/SSL, SSH and SNMP
RADIUS and TACACS+ remote authentication for switch management access
SSLv3 and SSHv2 encryption for switch management traffic
Management access filtering via Management Access Profiles

ACL Limits
    Maximum Number of ACLs (any type) - 100
    Maximum Number Configurable Rules per List - 1023
    Maximum ACL Rules per Interface and Direction (IPv4/L2) - 1023 ing/ 511 egr
    Maximum ACL Rules per Interface and Direction (IPv6) - 509 ing/ 255 egr
    Maximum ACL Rules (system-wide) - 4096
    Maximum ACL Logging Rules (system-wide) - 128

Chassis

Single-wide I/O module for M1000e blade enclosure
Ring stacking topology with dynamic master election

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267 x 258 x 31mm (W x D x H)

10.5" x 10.2" x 1.2"

Approximate weight: 2.7kg, 5.8 lbs
Enclosure
Approximate width: 27.27 cm (10.74 inches)
Approximate height: 3.25 cm (1.27 inches)
Approximate depth: 30.72 cm (12.09 inches)
Approximate weight: 2.1 kg (4.65 lb) without media
Dimensions:

Height: 272.75 mm
Width: 32.48 mm
Depth: 307.24 mm

Weight:

2.6 kg without SFP’s; 3.0 kg with SFP’s

Standards Supported

MIB Support

1155 SMIv1
1156 Internet MIB
1157 SNMPv1
1212 Concise MIB Definitions
1215 SNMP Traps
1493 Bridges MIB
1850 OSPFv2 MIB
1901 Community-based SNMPv2
2011 IP MIB
2012 TCP MIB
2013 UDP MIB
2096 IP Forwarding Table MIB
2570 SNMPv3
2571 Management Frameworks
2572 Message Processing and
Dispatching
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
3273 RMON High Capacity MIB
3416 SNMPv2
3418 SNMP MIB
3434 RMON High Capacity Alarm MIB
ANSI/TIA-1057 LLDP-MED MIB
IEEE 802.1AB LLDP MIB
IEEE 802.1AB LLDP DOT1 MIB
IEEE 802.1AB LLDP DOT3 MIB
sFlow.org sFlowv5
Dell Networking -IF-EXTENSION-MIB
Dell Networking -LINKAGG-MIB
Dell Networking -COPY-CONFIG-MIB
Dell Networking -MON-MIB
Dell Networking -PRODUCTS-MIB
Dell Networking -MS-CHASSIS-MIB
Dell Networking -SMI
Dell Networking -SYSTEM-COMPONEN-MIB
Dell Networking -TC-MIB
Dell Networking -TRAP-ALARM-MIB
Dell Networking -FIPSNOOPING-MIB
Dell Networking -DCB-MIB
LLDP-EXT-DOT1-DCBX-MIB
IEEE 8021-PFC-MIB
DELLl_ITA.REC_1_1.MIB
F10-JUMPSTART-MIB
Dell Networking -MSTP-MIB
IEEE 802.1AB
IEEE 802.1D
IEEE 802.1Q
IEEE 802.1p
IEEE 802.1w
IEEE 802.1x
IEEE 802.2
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.3I
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3x
IEEE 802.3z
IEEE 802.ab
IEEE 802.3ac
IEEE 802.3ad
IEEE 802.3ae
IEEE 802.3ak

Environmental Operating Conditions

Power supply: 100–240 VAC 50/60 Hz
Max. thermal output: 955.36 BTU/h
Max. current draw per system: 2 A at 100/120 VAC, 1 A at 200/240 VAC
Max. power consumption: 123 Watts

ISO 7779 A-weighted sound pressure level: 59.6 dBA at 73.4°F (23°C)
Operating temperature: 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Operating humidity: 10 to 85% (RH), non-condensing
Max. non-operating specifications: Storage temperature: –40° to 158°F (–40° to 70°C)
Storage humidity: 5 to 95% (RH), non-condensing
Power supply: 100–240 VAC 50/60 Hz
Max. thermal output: 955.36 BTU/h
Max. current draw per system: 2 A at 100/120 VAC, 1 A at 200/240 VAC
Max. power consumption: 123 Watts
ISO 7779 A-weighted sound pressure level: 59.6 dBA at 73.4°F (23°C)
Operating temperature: 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Operating humidity: 10 to 85% (RH), non-condensing
Max. non-operating specifications:
- Storage temperature: –40° to 158°F (–40° to 70°C)
- Storage humidity: 5 to 95% (RH), non-condensing
Operating Temperature: 0º C to 45º C

Storage Temperature:
-20º C to 70º C

Operating Relative Humidity:
10% to 90% non-condensing

Storage Relative Humidity:
10% to 95% non-condensing
Temperature
Operating: 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
Non-operating: -20° to 70° C (-4°F to 158° F)

Humidity
Operating: 10% to 90% (non-condensing) at 29° C
Non-operating: 5% to 95% (non-condensing) at 38° C

Operating altitude
Up to 3,048 meters (10,000 feet)

Storage altitude
Up to 10,688 kilometers (35,000 feet)

Operating Shock
20G for 6ms half-sine

Non-operating Shock
50G with a velocity change of 4216 mm/sec squared

Vibration
Operating: 0.4G, 5-500 Hz, 60 minutes
Non-operating: 0.5G, 2-200 Hz, 15 minutes; 1.04 GRMS Random for 15 minutes
Please see limits associated with M1000e blade enclosure

Regulatory

UL/CSA 60950-1, Second Edition
EN 60950-1, Second Edition
IEC 60950-1, Second Edition Including all
National Deviations and Group Differences
EN 60825-1 Safety of Laser Products Part 1:
Equipment Classification Requirements and
User's Guide Optical Fibre Communication
Systems
FDA Regulation 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11
Emissions
Australia/New Zealand: AS/NZS CISPR 22: 2006,
Class A
Canada: ICES-003, Issue-4, Class A
Europe: EN 55022: 2006+A1:2007
(CISPR 22: 2006), Class A
Japan: VCCI V3/2009 Class A
USA: FCC CFR 47 Part 15, Subpart B:2009,
Class A
EN 300 386 V1.4.1:2008 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 components are RoHS compliant

Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
Dell Regulatory Compliance
Dell and the Environment
UL/CSA 60950-1, Second Edition
EN 60950-1, Second Edition
IEC 60950-1, Second Edition Including all National Deviations and Group Differences
EN 60825-1 Safety of Laser Products Part 1:
Equipment Classification Requirements and
User’s Guide Optical Fibre Communication Systems
FDA Regulation 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11 Emissions
Australia/New Zealand: AS/NZS CISPR 22: 2006, Class A
Canada: ICES-003, Issue-4, Class A
Europe: EN 55022: 2006+A1:2007 (CISPR 22: 2006), Class A
Japan: VCCI V3/2009 Class A
USA: FCC CFR 47 Part 15, Subpart B:2009, Class A
EN 300 386 V1.4.1:2008 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 components are RoHS compliant

Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
Dell and the Environment
 
Regulatory Model: PCM8024-k

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

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

Storage

DCB
DCBx
iSCSI
FIP snooping

VLAN

802.1Q VLAN Tagging
802.3ac Frame Extensions for VLAN Tagging
Native VLAN

Data center bridging

IEEE 802.1Qbb Priority-Based Flow Contrl (PFC)
IEEE 802.1Qaz Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS)
Data Center Bridging eXchange (DCBx)
DCBx Application TLV (iSCSI, FCoE)

Fiber channel

NPIV Proxy Gateway (NPG)
Fiber Channel port types : N
Bridging to FC SAN
1 FCoE_Maps per IOM
FCoE features
Native FCoE forwarding
FCoE Initialization Protocol (FIP) v1
FCoE Transit (FIP Snooping Bridge)
FCoE to FC Forwarding
Dynamic FCoE to FC Load Balancing
VLAN support for tagging and port-based as per IEEE 802.1Q
Double VLAN tagging (QinQ)
Up to 1024 VLANs supported
Dynamic VLAN with GVRP support

Management

1155 SMIv1
1156 Internet MIB
1157 SNMPv1
1212 Concise MIB Definitions
1493 Bridges MIB
1901 Community-based SNMPv2 (read only)
2011 IP MIB
2012 TCP MIB
2013 UDP MIB
2571 Management Frameworks
2572 Message Processing and Dispatching
2576 Coexistence Between SNMPv1/v2
2578 SMIv2
2579 Textual Conventions for SMIv2
2580 Conformance Statements for SMIv2
2665 Ethernet-like Interfaces MIB
2863 Interfaces MIB
3416 SNMPv2
3418 SNMP MIB
ANSI/TIA-1057 LLDP-MED MIB
IEEE 802.1AB LLDP MIB
IEEE 802.1AB LLDP DOT1 MIB
IEEE 802.1AB LLDP DOT3 MIB
FORCE10-IF-EXTENSION-MIB
FORCE10-LINKAGG-MIB
FORCE10-COPY-CONFIG-MIB
FORCE10-PRODUCTS-MIB
FORCE10-MS-CHASSIS-MIB
FORCE10-SMI
FORCE10-SYSTEM-COMPONEN-MIB
FORCE10-TC-MIB

FORCE10-FIPSNOOPING-MIB
FORCE10-DCB-MIB
LLDP-EXT-DOT1-DCBX-MIB
IEEE8021-PFC-MIB
DELLl_ITA.REV_1_1.MIB
Default mode of operation is Simple Switch (port aggregator) mode to allow auto configuration of complex network settings
User configurable to full managed switch mode
Web-based management interface
Industry-standard CLI accessible via Telnet or Local Serial Port
SNMPv1, SNMP v2c and SNMPv3 supported
4 RMON groups supported (history, statistics, alarms and events)
TFTP transfers of firmware and configuration files
Dual Firmware images
Multiple Configuration file upload/download supported
Statistics for error monitoring and performance optimization including port summary tables
BootP/DHCP IP address management supported
Syslog remote logging capabilities
Temperature sensors for environmental monitoring
Supported Mgmt Software
Command-line interface (CLI), Switch's SNMP agent, EZ Switch Wizard, Brocade Network Advisor (BNA), Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM) Professional, DCFM Professional Plus and DCFM Enterprise

Security
Industry-common Command Line Interface (CLI), Security Shell (SSH) v2, Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA), Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) v1, v2, and v3, Unified username and passwords across CLI and SNMP, Syslog, Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (MS-CHAP), Remote Monitoring (RMON), Per-port ingress and egress counters, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Power-On Self-Test (POST), Comprehensive bootup diagnostics, Ethernet-like Interface MIB, RFC 1643, RFC 1213 MIB-II, RADIUS, RFC 2865

Management access
One external RJ45 serial console port for debugging and field support

Diagnostics
Power-On Self-Test (POST) diagnostics and status reporting
POST and embedded online/offline diagnostics, including FCping and Pathinfo (FCtraceroute)
Module is unmanaged – all management occurs via NIC firmware or O/S, or external switch Device status is available through the M1000e Chassis Management Controller (CMC)

Diagnostics:
Dell 10GbE-k Pass-Through Module performs a power on self-test and various ongoing diagnostics to ensure proper operation

Routing

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
Support IGMP v3


Layer 3 Routing Performance

Up to 128 RIP Routing Interfaces
Up to 128 OSPF Routing Interfaces; up to 128 OSPF Areas; up to 128 Routing Interfaces per OSPF
Area; up to 32 routes for ECMP Routing; up to 4 next hops per ECMP
Up to 128 VLAN Routing Interfaces
Up to 256 Multicast Forwarding Entries
Up to 8K ARP entries; Up to 4K NDP entries

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; up to 100 ACLs can be used for QoS flow identification via Class-maps
8 Priority Queues per Port
Adjustable Weighted-Round-Robin (WRR) and Strict Queue Scheduling
Port-based QoS Services Mode
Flow-based QoS Services Mode
Priority Flow Control (PFC)
iSCSI Optimization based on Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)

Multicast

Layer 2 Multicast

Static IP Multicast
Dynamic Multicast Support – 1024 Multicast groups supported in IGMP Snooping
IGMP snooping for IP multicast support
IGMP Querier
Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM-DM, PIM-SM)

 

Other Switching

Link Aggregation with support for up to 12 static aggregated links, 8 dynamic aggregated links per switch and up to 8 member ports per aggregated link; LACP support (IEEE 802.3ad)

Hardware

512MB of CPU SDRAM

32MB of Flash Memory

MIB Support

RFC 1213 MIB II
RFC 1215 Standard Traps
RFC 1442 SMIv2 (SNMPv2 MIB)
RFC 1451 Manager-to-Manager MIB
RFC 1492 TACACS+
RFC 1493 Definitions of Managed Objects for Bridges
RFC 1573 Evolution of Interfaces
RFC 1643 Etherlike MIB
RFC 1757 Remote Network Monitoring (RMON) MIB
RFC 1907 SNMP v2 MIB
RFC 2011 Internet Protocol (IP) MIB using SMIv2
RFC 2012 Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) MIB using SMIv2
RFC 2013 User Datagram Protocol (UDP) MIB using SMIv2
RFC 2233 Interfaces Group using SMIv2
RFC 2618 RADIUS MIB
RFC 2665 Ethernet-like Interface Types MIB
RFC 2666 Identification of Ethernet Chip sets
RFC 2674 MIB for Bridge with Traffic Classes, Multicast Filtering and VLAN Extension (IEEE802.1p/q MIB)
RFC 2737 ENTITY-MIB
RFC 2819 RMON MIB
RFC 2863 Interface Evolution

 

Scalability

Highly scalable with features including
VLANs: 3583
MAC addresses: 32,000 MAC address table entries
ACLs: 5000

Maximum frame size

2112-byte Fibre Channel payload; 9048-byte Ethernet frame

Data Traffic Types

Fabric switches supporting unicast, multicast, and broadcast

Interoperability

Operating Modes
Fibre Channel and NPIV mode for SAN agnostic connectivity
10Gb Ethernet and FCoE
  • Dell 10Gb Ethernet Pass Through Modules are transparent to all Ethernet topologies, providing connectivity from Dell blades to any vendor’s external LAN switch
  • Connect to any industry standard Ethernet compliant device

Port Types

External ports
8 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) speed and DCB support 4 Fibre Channel ports: Channel universal (E, F, M, N and FL) ports with 2, 4, and 8 Gbps full duplex

Internal Backplane ports
16 auto negotiated 1G or 10GbE ports
Wake on LAN (WoL) support

Supported NICs / CNAs
Brocade BR1741M-k Converged Network Adapter (product details available here)

Fibre Channel port types
F_Port (Fabric Ports), FL_Port (Fabric Loop Ports), M_Port (Mirror Port), N_Port (For NPIV uplinks) or E_Port (Expansion Ports)


Classes of Service

Class 2, Class 3, Class F (inter-switch frames)

Fabric Services

A rich and comprehensive Fibre Channel services set including 255 NPIV (N_Port ID Virtualization), Simple Name Server (SNS)
Optional services available on FC ports including, ISL Trunking, Advanced Performance Monitoring and Fabric Watch

Power

Maximum: 75 WattsDC Input:

2V from shared power supplies in M1000e blade enclosure

Power Consumption:

Approximately 20 Watts without SFP’s
Approximately 28 Watts with SFP’s

Peripherals

Transceivers
10GbE SFP+ Optical Transceiver, SR, LC Connector
10GbE SFP+ Optical Transceiver, LRM, LC Connector

Cables
1m SFP+ Direct Attach Cable Transceiver Assembly
3m SFP+ Direct Attach Cable Transceiver Assembly
5m SFP+ Direct Attach Cable Transceiver Assembly
7m SFP+ Direct Attach Cable Transceiver Assembly
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