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Dell Networking C-Series chassis-based switches

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Build a resilient network infrastructure that offers flexibility, expansion and broad customization with Dell Networking C-Series chassis-based switches.

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Performance

  • MAC addresses:256K
    IPv4/IPv6 routes: 12K/6K
    Switching fabric capacity:
    C7004: 768 Gbps (476 Mpps)
    C7008: 1.536 Tbps (952 Mpps)
    Link aggregation: 8 links per group, 128 groups per chassis
    Queues per port: 4 queues
    VLANs: 1024 VLANs with 4096 tag value support
    Line-rate Layer 2 switching: all protocols, including IPv4 and IPv6
    Line-rate Layer 3 routing: IPv4 and IPv6
    LAG load balancing: based on Layer 2, IPv4 or IPv6 headers
    Switching latency: <5 µs for 64 byte frames

Availability

  • 1+1 redundant Switch Fabric & Route Processor Modules (RPM)
    1+1 redundant system AC Power Supply Modules
    Supports over 300 PoE+ ports at 30 W Redundant power supplies/PSUs (Note: all power supplies must be of the same type for switch operation) 

    C7004: 2+1 redundant system AC PSU (minimum) 2 PSU (redundant) or 1 PSU minimum for 100/120 or 200/240 VAC, using either 1600W or 1200W PSU Up to 5+1 redundant PSUs supported PoE+ operation requires 1600W PSU; PoE operation uses 1600W or 1200W PSU Online insertion and removal of all components Environmental self-monitoring

    C7008: 3 PSU (redundant) or 2 PSU minimum for 100/120 VAC, using either 1600W or 1200W PSU3 PSU (redundant) or 2 PSU minimum for 200/240 VAC, using 1200W PSU2 PSU (redundant) or 1 PSU minimum for 200/240 VAC, using 1600W PSU Up to 7+1 redundant PSUs supported PoE+ operation requires 1600W PSU; PoE operation uses 1600W or 1200W PSU

    General Internet Protocols
    768 UDP
    793 TCP
    854 Telnet
    959 FTP
    1321 MD5
    1350 TFTP
    2474 Differentiated Services
    3164 Syslog
    draft-ietf-bfd-base-03 BFD  

    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 (server and relay)
    2338 VRRP
    3021 31-bit Prefixes
    3046 DHCP Option 82
    3069 Private VLAN
    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

    RIP
    1058 RIPv1
    2453 RIPv2

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

    BGP
    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

    Multicast
    1112 IGMPv1
    2236 IGMPv2
    3376 IGMPv3
    3569 SSM for IPv4
    4541 IGMPv1/v2 Snooping
    draft-ietf-pim-sm-v2-new-05 PIM-SM for IPv4

    Network Management
    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
    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
    3376 IGMPv3
    3416 SNMPv2
    3418 SNMP MIB
    3434 RMON High Capacity Alarm MIB
    3580 802.1X with RADIUS
    5060 PIM MIB
    ANSI/TIA-1057 LLDP-MED MIB
    draft-grant-tacacs-02 TACACS+
    draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-mib-06 BGP MIBv1
    IEEE 802.1AB LLDP MIB, LLDP DOT1 MIB, LLDP DOT3 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-CS-CHASSIS-MIB
    Dell Networking-IF-EXTENSION-MIB
    Dell Networking-LINKAGG-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-X)
    802.3af Power over Ethernet
    802.3ak 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GBASE-CX4)802.3ba 40 Gigabit Ethernet (40GBase-SR4, 40GBase-CR4, 40GBase-LR4) on optical ports802.3i Ethernet (10BASE-T)
    802.3u Fast Ethernet
    (100BASE-FX, 100BASE-TX)
    802.3x Flow Control
    802.3z Gigabit Ethernet (1000BASE-X)
    ANSI/TIA-1057 LLDP-MED
    Dell Networking FRRP (Dell Networking Redundant Ring Protocol)
    Dell Networking PVST+
    MTU 9,252 bytes

Chassis

  • C7004  

    4 line card slots
    2 Route processor module with integrated switch fabric slots
    6 Power supply module slots and 1 fan tray slot
    Size: 9 RU, 15.7 h x 17.5 w x 15.3" d (39.88 h x 44.45 w x 38.86 cm d)
    Weight with factory-installed components: 38 lbs (17.24 kg)
    Weight fully loaded: 86.63 lbs (39.29 kg)
    ISO 7779 A-weighted sound pressure level: 69.3 dBA at 73.4°F (23°C)
    19" front rack mountable

     

    C7008

    8 line card slots
    2 Route processor module with integrated switch fabric slots
    8 Power supply module slots and 1 fan tray slot
    Size:13 RU, 22.7 h x 17.4 w x 14.4" d (57.66 h x 44.2 w x 37.58 cm d)
    Weight with factory-installed components: 55 lbs (24.95 kg)
    Weight fully loaded: 152.27 lbs (69.07 kg)
    ISO 7779 A-weighted sound pressure level: 73.8 dBA at 73.4°F (23°C)

Environmental

  • Maximum operating specifications:
    Temperature: 32° to 104°F
    (0° to 40°C)
    Altitude: no performance degradation to 10,000 feet (3,048 meters)
    Relative humidity: 5 to 85% (RH), non-condensing
    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% (RH), non-condensing

Power

  • AC Power

    C7004:
    Nominal input voltage: 100–240 VAC 50/60 Hz

    1600W PSU:

    Maximum thermal output: 5,618 BTU/h at 100/120 VAC
    5,304 BTU/h at 200/240 VAC
    Maximum input current per module:
    14 A at 100 VAC, 11 A at 120 VAC, 9 A at 200 VAC, 7 A at 240 VAC
    Maximum system power input:
    6,897 KVA at 100/120 VAC, 7,315 KVA at 200/240 VAC
    Maximum power consumption:
    1,647 W at 100/120 VAC, 1,555 W at 200/240 VAC

    1200W PSU:
    Maximum thermal output: 4,449 BTU/h (862 W) at 100/120 VAC
    4,122 BTU/h (840 W) at 200/240 VAC
    Maximum input current per module:
    14 A at 100 VAC, 11 A at 120 VAC, 7 A at 200 VAC, 6 A at 240 VAC
    Maximum system power input:
    4,261 KVA at 100/120 VAC, 4,165 KVA at 200/240 VAC Maximum power consumption:
    1,304 W at 100/120 VAC, 1,208 W at 200/240 VAC

    C7008:
    Nominal input voltage: 100–240 VAC 50/60 Hz

    1600W PSU:
    Maximum thermal output: 9,235 BTU/h at 100/120 VAC
    9,299 BTU/h at 200/240 VAC
    Maximum input current per module:
    14 A at 100 VAC, 11 A at 120 VAC, 9 A at 200 VAC, 7 A at 240 VAC
    Maximum system power input:
    9,667 KVA at 100/120 VAC, 12,596 KVA at 200/240 VAC
    Maximum power consumption:
    2,707 W at 100/120 VAC, 2,726 W at 200/240 VAC

    1200W PSU:
    Maximum thermal output: 8,055 BTU/h at 100/120 VAC
    7,420 BTU/h at 200/240 VAC
    Maximum input current per module:
    14 A at 100 VAC, 12 A at 120 VAC, 7 A at 200 VAC, 6 A at 240 VAC
    Maximum system power input:
    8,274 KVA at 100/120 VAC, 8,088 KVA at 200/240 VAC
    Maximum power consumption:
    2,361 W at 100/120 VAC, 2,175 W at 200/240 VAC
    Maximum thermal output: 4,449 BTU/h (862 W) at 100/120 VAC
    4,122 BTU/h (840 W) at 200/240 VAC
    Maximum input current per module:
    14 A at 100 VAC, 11 A at 120 VAC, 7 A at 200 VAC, 6 A at 240 VAC
    Maximum system power input:
    4,261 KVA at 100/120 VAC, 4,165 KVA at 200/240 VAC

Regulatory

  • Regulatory Compliance

    Safety
    UL/CSA 60950-1
    EN 60950-1
    IEC 60950-1 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

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

    Immunity
    EN 300 386: EMC for Network Equipment
    EN 55024
    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

    RoHS
    All C-Series components are EU RoHS compliant.
    Models available with US Trade Agreements Act (TAA) compliance

    Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
    Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
    Dell and the Environment
Dell networking c series networking switch - Modernize campus architectures

Modernize campus architectures

Dell C-Series chassis-based switches allow you to create an expandable, high-density infrastructure with tremendous throughput.
  • Alleviate bottlenecks and congestion, and simplify infrastructure with 10/40GbE and modern protocols.
  • Enable high-performance back-end infrastructure for end-user mobility with PoE+ where needed.
  • Readily support UC&C and VDI workloads across a global workforce with scalable user density and performance on-demand

Deliver agile functionality

With flexible capacity and a wide selection of line card options to choose from, Dell C-series chassis-based switches enable you to fully customize your network.

  • Choose from several deployment options, including resilient campus core, campus aggregation and wiring closet access.
  • Mix and match easily and pay as you grow with flexible Ethernet options, PoE+, and copper/fiber capability within a single chassis.
  • Connect as part of an Active Fabric deployment, providing campus-facing leaf connectivity to your data center spine.
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Deploy with confidence

Fully redundant power supplies and centralized management combine to deliver dependable performance and excellent control.
  • Enable customer-proven FTOS software to deliver non-stop, fail-safe operation.
  • Create redundancy in operation and help reduce downtime with dual controllers and innovative protocols such as Virtual Link Trunking (VLT).
  • Easily manage from anywhere with Dell Open Manage Network Manager, a flexible, powerful and comprehensive tool offering a unified console for key management functions.

Compared to the competition

  • Dell Networking C7000 Series enables more client connectivity and larger networks with 2x more MAC addresses than Cisco Catalyst 4500-E Series*
  • Dell Networking C7000 Series delivers up to 30 percent more performance than the Cisco Catalyst 6500-E Series*
  • Dell Networking C7000 Series delivers up to two to four times more switch performance than the Cisco Catalyst 4500-E Series*

Dell Networking C7008

The Dell Networking C7008 is a 13U chassis featuring up to eight line card I/O slots coupled with a backplane driving up to 1.536Tbps bandwidth. It’s designed to provide inherent reliability, network control and scalability for high-performance Ethernet environments.

Dell Networking C7008

The Dell Networking C7008 is a 13U chassis featuring up to eight line card I/O slots coupled with a backplane driving up to 1.536Tbps bandwidth. It’s designed to provide inherent reliability, network control and scalability for high-performance Ethernet environments.
Dell networking c series networking switch - Dell Networking  C7008
  • Switch fabric capacity of up to 1.538Tbps and up to 952Mpps L2/L3 packet forwarding capacity.
  • 1+1 Route Processor Module (RPM) design
  • Continuous runtime data plane monitoring and advanced in-service command-line interface (CLI) diagnostic functions
  • Power supply redundancy with load-sharing power bus enabling uninterrupted VoIP calls during a power supply failure
  • Over 300 line-rate 10/100/1000Base-T ports with full 30.8W Class 4 Power over Ethernet+ (PoE+) support in a 13U chassis.
  • Up to 128 10GbE ports for RJ-45 installations or up to 64 10GbE ports with pluggable SFP+ or XFP modules.
  • Full complement of standards-based Layer 2, IP version 4 (IPv4) and IP version 6 (IPv6) for unicast and multicast applications.
  • 5-microsecond switching latency under full load for 64 byte frames.
  • A suite of security, access control and wiring closet edge features for enterprise networks.
  • Robust Dell Networking OS enables resiliency and efficient operation.

Dell Networking C7004

Dell Networking C7004 is a 9U chassis featuring up to four line card I/O slots coupled with a backplane driving up to 768Gbps bandwidth. The Dell Networking C7004 is designed to provide inherent reliability, network control and scalability for high-performance Ethernet environments.

Compared to the competition

  • Dell Networking C7008 helps businesses scale easily to 1.6x more 40 Gigabit Ethernet density than the Cisco Catalyst 6513-E.*
  • Dell Networking C7008 delivers 2x more PoE+ ports than Cisco Catalyst 4500-E Series.*
dell networking c series networking switch - Dell Networking C7004
  • Switch fabric capacity of up to 768Gbps and up to 476Mpps L2/L3 packet forwarding capacity. 
  • 1+1 Route Processor Module (RPM) design
  • Continuous runtime data plane monitoring and advanced in-service command-line interface (CLI) diagnostic functions
  • Power supply redundancy with load-sharing power bus enabling uninterrupted VoIP calls during a power supply failure
  • Over 200 line-rate 10/100/1000Base-T ports with full 30.8W Class 4 Power over Ethernet+ (PoE+) support in a 9U chassis.
  • Up to 64 10GbE ports for RJ-45 installations or up to 32 10GbE ports with pluggable SFP+ or XFP modules.
  • Suite of security, access control and wiring closet edge features for enterprise networks.
  • Full complement of standards-based Layer 2, IP version 4 (IPv4) and IP version 6 (IPv6) for unicast and multicast applications.
  • 5-microsecond switching latency under full load for 64 byte frames.
  • Robust Dell Networking OS for resiliency and efficient operation.

Compared to the competition:

Dell Networking C7004 delivers more management and power redundancy for optimal network uptime over the Cisco Catalyst 4503-E and 4506-E.*

Assessments

Using specialized software, Dell professionals can pinpoint issues and expose flaws in your wired or wireless network. A report will then be issued that includes recommendations on how to improve performance, optimize devices and solutions to other identified problems.
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Great wireless connectivity starts with a detailed site survey. Dell can analyze RF interference, identify optimal placement of devices, and recommend the best design.
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The network is under constant attack. Let our experts examine and uncover any potential holes in the network and provide a comprehensive security design assessment.

Deployment

The Dell standardized deployment service guarantees that set-up and optimization is done correctly so that you can launch faster and focus on daily business
Deployment
Hardware InstallationHardware Installation
Mounting and cabling of wired and wireless devices can be tedious and time-consuming. Let Dell install it for you so you know it’s done right.
ConfigurationConfiguration
Setting up network protocols, and policies can be tricky. Dell certified network professionals can configure and optimize your new hardware remotely or onsite.
Multi-vendor IntegrationMulti-vendor Integration
Dell open systems architecture allows you to interconnect existing network infrastructure from Cisco, HP, Juniper, and others. Our experts will seamlessly weave it all together so you don’t have to.

Support

Dell offers a variety of onsite and remote support options that can be added at time of purchase. Dell ProSupport ensures problems are diagnosed and resolved by experts.
Support
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Get immediate access to Dell ProSupport professionals who can help you troubleshoot and diagnose issues that may arise in your network.
ServicesManaged Services
Free yourself to focus on the business and allow Dell to manage your network with dedicated professional support.
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Learn practical knowledge and operational techniques.

Consulting

When you need expert technical guidance, you can count on Dell. Our remote consulting team can help solve complex issues no matter where you're located. Plus, you can take advantage of the flexible pay-per-incident option.
Consulting
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Get professional insight with a half-day collaborative whiteboard session to discuss potential improvements. Contact us to request a workshop.
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For those times when you need a little extra technical guidance, certified experts are available to discuss system design or help resolve complex
issues.
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