Dell C-Series chassis-based switches allow you to create an expandable, high-density infrastructure with tremendous throughput.
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.
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.
• 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 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.
Dell Networking C7004 delivers more management and power redundancy for optimal network uptime over the Cisco Catalyst 4503-E and 4506-E.*
Expand and configure your chassis based on your needs.
|6-port 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP Line Card |
This six-port (6) QSFP+ line card enables high density 40GbE connectivity to your data center and large scale enterprise aggregation so you can drive up to 48* 40GbE ports for high performance, non-stop networking (*applies to C7008, or per chassis). Each QSFP port can also be split into individual 10GbE ports with optional breakout cables and ready connectivity to 10GbE nodes. Connect long distances over 10km with 40GbE cables and transceiver support.
|16-port 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet Line Card |
This 16-port 10Gbase-T line card delivers cost-effective high density EoR and edge switch aggregation for campus installations with RJ-45 connectivity. Drive up to 128* 10GbE ports for high performance, non-stop networking (*applies to C7008, or per chassis) and step up to 10GbE connectivity cost-effectively with a pay-as-you-grow model.
|48-port 10/100/1000Base-T line card with PoE+|
Deliver high density, cost-effective 1GbE with Power-Over-Ethernet Plus capability (IEEE 802.3at) for access and end-user connectivity with this 48-port 1Gbase-T line card. Drive over 300* PoE+ nodes (at 30.8W each) to support high-power Voice-over-IP, Unified Communications equipment and WiFi access points, including Gigabit 802.11ae peripherals with a single connection for Ethernet and power delivery (*applies to C7008, or per chassis).
|8-port 10GbE SFP+ line card with pluggable SFP+ modules|
This line card provides industry-leading density of up to 64 line-rate, non-blocking 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ ports in a single chassis. Generate cost-effective uplink capability with open-standards SFP+ operation coupled with lower total cost of ownership (TCO) than XFP options, for aggregation, top-of-rack, end-of-row and core switches.
|48-port 10/100/1000Base-T line card with PoE|
The 48-port 10/100/1000Base-T line card for the Dell Networking C-Series C150 and C300 provides IEEE 802.3af PoE support. Using intelligent power management, each chassis can provide up to 15.4W of power per port while maintaining full system and PoE power supply redundancy.
|FlexMedia Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet line card with pluggable media modules |
The multiport FlexMedia line card for the Dell Networking C-Series C150 and C300 features 36 10/100/1000Base-T ports, 8 Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports and two 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ ports. This line card provides industry-leading flexibility for supporting applications that require a diverse set of Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces in the same chassis.
|48-port 10/100/1000Base-T line card|
The 48-port 10/100/1000Base-T line card for the Dell Networking C-Series C150 and C300 provides industry-leading density of up to 384 line-rate, non-blocking 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet ports in a single chassis. Additionally, the C-Series ASICs and architecture enables line-rate performance with QoS and ACLs enabled, jumbo frame support, and simultaneous L2 switching and IPv4 routing. Embedded intelligence allows localized switching for very low latency.
|48-port GbE line card with pluggable SFP modules |
The 48-port Gigabit Ethernet line card for the Dell Networking C-Series C150 and C300 with pluggable small form-factor pluggable (SFP) modules supports distances up to 80 km over fiber, and pluggable 1000Base-T modules support distances up to 100 m over Cat 5 UTP. 100Base-FX SFP modules support distances up to 2 km, providing a flexible solution for applications spanning the local area network (LAN), metropolitan area network (MAN) and wide area network (WAN) in mixed fiber/copper and mixed speed installations.
|4-port 10GbE with pluggable XFP modules |
This line card provides density of up to 32 line-rate, non-blocking 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports in a single chassis. Additionally, the C-Series ASICs and architecture enables line-rate performance with QoS and ACLs enabled, jumbo frame support and simultaneous L2 switching and IPv4 routing.
|8-port 10GbE with pluggable XFP modules|
This line card provides industry-leading density of up to 64 line-rate, non-blocking 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports in a single chassis. Additionally, the C-Series ASICs and architecture enables line-rate performance with QoS and ACLs enabled, jumbo frame support and simultaneous L2 switching and IPv4 routing.
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