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Maximize agility and choice with a full portfolio of 1/10GbE and 10/40GbE open networking switches, disaggregated OS including third-party OS, and software options.

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Line-rate ports48 x 1000Base-T48 x 10GbE SFP+ ports48 x 10GbE SFP+ ports or 72 10GbE ports with breakout cables32 x 40GbE QSFP+ ports or 96 x 10GbE and 8 x 40GbE ports
40GbE ports4 x 10GbE4 x 40GbE QSFP+ ports6 x 40GbE QSFP+ ports32 x 40GbE QSFP+ ports
Size1RU, 1.71 h x 17.09 w x 12.6" d (4.4 h x 43.4 w x 32 cm d)1RU, 1.73 h x 17.32 w x 18.11" d (4.4 h x 44 w x 46 cm d)1RU, 1.71 h x 17.09 w x 17.13" d (4.35 h x 43.4 w x 46 cm d)1RU, 1.73 h x 17.32 w x 18.11" d (4.4 h x 44 w x 46 cm d)
Weight12.8 lbs (5.84 kg)14.39 lbs (6.54 kg)18.52 lbs (8.4 kg)14.4 lbs (6.54 kg)
Power supply90 - 264 VAC 50/60 Hz100 - 240 VAC 50/60 Hz100 - 240 VAC 50/60 Hz100 - 240 VAC 50/60 Hz
Switch I/O bandwidth260Gbps (full-duplex)1.28 Tbps1.44 Tbps2.56 Tbps
Forwarding rate131 Mpps960 Mpps720Gbps1462 Mpps
Switching latency3.7 microsec for 1000Base-T, 1.8 microsec for SFP+800nssub 600ns600ns
Packet buffer memory4MB9MB12MB12MB
CPU memory2GB2GB2GB4GB

Hot swappable redundant power

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UL/CSA 60950-L 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 Part1: Equipment Classification Requirements and User’s Guide, EN 60825-2 Safety of Laser Products Part 2: Safety of Optical Fibre Communications Systems, FDA Regulation 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11


Australia/New Zealand: ASNZS CISPR 22: 2006,m 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


EN300 386 V1.4.1:2008 EMC for Network Equipment, EN 55024: 1988 + A1: 2001 + A2: 2003, EN 61000-3-2: Harmonic Current Emissions, EN 61000-3-3: Voltage Fluctuations and Flicker, EN61000-4-2: 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 Open Networking components are EU RoHS compliant.


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Made for modern workloads

With an expanded lineup of open networking switches from Dell, your network is ready to adapt as workloads demand. Designed to deliver low-latency performance and network agility, our 1/10GbE and 10/40GbE top-of-rack (ToR) switches are purpose-built to accelerate applications and improve workload management.

  • Accelerate performance with low-latency switches ideal for VM migration, big data analytics and cloud applications.
  • Easily deploy and scale with a full switch portfolio that offers flexible configurations and a range of disaggregated OS and software options.
  • Minimize operational costs and save rack space with high-density, 1U switches and Linux or OpenSource-based management tools.
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Optimized for the open networking era

Get more agility, more choices and lower costs than proprietary networks with open, standards-based switches.

  • Disaggregated-hardware/software solutions bring new levels of freedom and flexibility to your data center.
  • Support for Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) enables zero-touch installation of alternate network operating systems.
  • Your choice of network operating system helps simplify data-center fabric orchestration and automation.
  • A broad ecosystem of applications and tools, open-source and Linux-based, provides more options to optimize and manage your network.
  • Proven global services and support from Dell help you innovate with confidence.
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Ready for software-defined networking

Deploy modern workloads and applications while providing an easy on-ramp to software-defined networking (SDN).

  • Support for OpenFlow 1.3 provides interoperability with industry-standard OpenFlow controllers.
  • VXLAN Layer 2 Gateway support allows your switches to connect to hypervisor-based overlay networks.
  • Third party OS support provides an easy entry point to SDN for part or all of your production environment.
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Dell Networking S3048-ON
Accelerate applications in high-performance environments with a low-latency top-of-rack (ToR) switch that features 48 x 1GbE and 4 x 10GbE ports, a dense 1U design and up to 260Gbps performance. The S3048-ON also supports Open Network Installation Environment (ONIE) for zero-touch installation of alternate network operating systems.

open networking-Dell Networking S4048-ON

Dell Networking S4048-ON
Optimize your network for virtualization with a high-density, ultra-low-latency ToR switch that features 48 x 10GbE SFP+ and 6 x 40GbE ports (or 72 x 10GbE ports in breakout mode) and up to 720Gbps performance. The S4048-ON also supports ONIE for zero-touch installation of alternate network operating systems.

open networking-Dell Networking S4810-ON

Dell Networking S4810-ON
Deploy modern workloads and applications with a high-density ToR switch that features 48 x 10GbE and 4 x 40GbE ports and offers low-latency, non-blocking operation. The S4810-ON also supports ONIE for zero-touch installation of alternate network operating systems.

open networking-Dell Networking S6000-ON

Dell Networking S6000-ON
Provide high-density switching for top-, middle- and end-of-rack deployments with a 1U switch that features 32 x 40GbE ports or 96 x 10GbE ports plus 8 x 40GbE ports. The S6000-ON also supports ONIE for zero-touch installation of network operating systems.

Your choice of third-party operating systems and software

Your choice of third-party operating systems and software

Enable business agility and avoid vendor lock-in with third-party OS and software options, including:
  • Cumulus Linux OS: Simplify network management, orchestration and automation, and leverage a broad ecosystem of Linux applications.
  • Big Switch Networks Switch Light™ OS*: Enable a range of SDN-controller-based fabric solutions, and help reduce cost and complexity.
  • Big Switch Networks Big Tap™ Monitoring Fabric*: Tap traffic everywhere in the network for exceptional visibility with an SDN-based monitoring solution.
Cumulus Linux

Cumulus Linux

Cumulus Linux is a full-featured networking operating system that enables you to build a modern, scalable and cost-effective data center. Combined with Dell’s open-networking switches, this disaggregated solution offers enhanced manageability, clustering, monitoring and orchestration – many of the same benefits found in virtualized-server environments.

Cumulus OS leverages a large ecosystem of native Linux applications and automation tools, allowing you to adopt innovations and add agility to your data center. Now you can deploy next-generation workloads on feature-rich solutions built on large-scale Clos fabrics and new data-center architectures.

Cumulus Linux 2.0 integrated packages:

  • Layer 3 features: Enhanced Quagga IPv4/v6 routing suite (OSPFv2, OSPFv3, BGPv4/v6), Prescriptive Topology Module (PTM), Hardware ECMP Hashing
  • Layer 2 features: STP/RSTP, Bridge Assurance, BPDU Guard, VLAN trunks, LACP, LLDP, Ethernet Bridging (VLANs), Link Aggregation (Bonding), IPv6 neighbor discovery, unicast/broadcast, Storm control, Configuring VXLANs, Spanning Tree, Rapid Spanning Tree, configuring switch port attributes, configuring buffer and queue management, virtual router redundancy VRR, IGMP and MLD snooping
  • Management: AAA with RADIUS, LDAP, native Linux management tools, image and packet management, Netfilter ACLs
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting: PTM, SNMP v2/v3, SPAN/ERSPAN, ACL counters, real time queue-depth and buffer utilization reporting, inventory and log files, ping, trace route, manipulating system ARP cache, traffic generation using mz
  • Operating system: Resilient Linux Modular Operating System, zero-touch install with ONIE, in-service software patching, in-service process restart/termination
  • Security: ACL, CPU protection
  • QoS: CoS based queuing/scheduling (DWRR, strict priority), ingress policing

Big Switch Networks Switch Light OS

Switch Light™ OS* is an SDN operating system that is ideal for building next-generation data-center fabrics. Based on Open Network Linux (ONL), the open-source Linux operating system, Switch Light OS brings modern server or compute models to the network and allows you to adopt a disaggregated-software/hardware solution. It provides powerful automation capabilities that can significantly reduce your operating costs.

Switch Light OS uses ONIE to install onto on-board flash memory and includes standard ONL features such as:
  • Debian Linux kernel
  • Set of device drivers and installation scripts
  • A net-boot-capable, zero-touch networking bootloader
  • Enhanced features that optimize headless switch operations
  • Ability to increase performance by minimizing writes to flash memory
Big Switch Networks Big Tap Monitoring Fabric

Big Switch Networks Big Tap Monitoring Fabric

Big Tap™ Monitoring Fabric* is an innovative network monitoring solution that allows you to tap traffic anywhere in the network and deliver it to troubleshooting, network monitoring, application-performance monitoring or security tools. It offers a practical, cost-effective entry point for SDN and provides optimal visibility and scalability.

At the core of the Big Tap Monitoring Fabric is the Big Tap Controller. This software compiles user-defined policies into optimized flows that are programmed into the forwarding ASICs of "non-OS" switches running the Switch Light™ OS.

Big Tap Monitoring Fabric features:

Network-wide visibility
Network-wide visibility
  • Enables "non-OS," Ethernet-switch-based, centralized monitoring of network fabrics
  • Ensures efficient utilization of switch capabilities with an enhanced controller policy optimizer engine
  • Filter Interfaces selectively forward packets and capture statistics depending upon Match Rule policies
  • Delivery Interfaces copy and deliver traffic to select tools; policies can be configured from a centralized controller to forward flows from multiple filter interfaces to multiple delivery interfaces, including optional service nodes; packet replication is made at the last common hop to optimize the fabric bandwidth
  • Services nodes can be selectively configured with service chaining to apply services en route between Filter and Delivery Interfaces
  • Host tracking enables you to maintain a time-sorted inventory of IP-MAC bindings of hosts across your production network and track the data centrally, and helps identify ownership of IP addresses dynamically assigned to the hosts as well as their location in the network
  • Packet manipulation services through third-party NPBs, include deduplication, packet-slicing, payload obfuscation and time-stamping
  • Supports multiple overlapping Match Rules per Filter Interface based on a variety of L2, L3 and L4 header attributes
Security features and controlled administrative accessSecurity features and controlled administrative access
  • Role-based access control (RBAC) implements administratively defined access control per user
  • Support for advanced overlapping policies enable multiple user groups to monitor the traffic from the same tap interface to various tool interfaces — providing true multi-tenancy
  • Web-based management GUI enforces fine-grained RBAC-based User View privileges
High performance, highly scalable network-monitoring fabricHigh performance, highly scalable network-monitoring fabric
  • Centralized-policy definition and instrumentation of "non-OS" Ethernet switches within the network
  • Supports single-switch networks, where filter and delivery are completed within a single device
  • Supports two-tier and three-tier monitoring fabrics to scale with the largest network monitoring needs
  • Multi-site monitoring support can be managed by cluster of controllers residing at a single site
  • Link Aggregation (LAG) in the Ethernet fabric and across deliver interfaces
  • Policy-based load balancing of core links with failover detection to efficiently utilize fabric bandwidth and ensure resiliency
  • Filter, Core and Deliver switch support delivers a range of configuration, services and topologies
  • Support for security, monitoring and NPB tools from a variety of vendors
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