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Dell Networking M6348 Ethernet Blade Switch


48-Port Gigabit Ethernet Blade Switch

Data centers deploying blade servers requiring fewer switch modules in conjunction with increased server networking ports.

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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


Switch Fabric Capacity 184 Gb/s
Forwarding Rate up to 160 Mpps
Up to 32K MAC Addresses
64MB of Flash Memory

Layer 3 Routing Performance

Up to 10K IPv4 Routes
Up to 3K IPv6 Routes
Up to 512 RIP Routing Interfaces
Maximum OSPF V2 LSAs is 25165
Maximum OSPF V3 LSAs is 16992
Up to 32 routes for ECMP Routing; up to 4 next hops per ECMP
Up to 128 VLAN Routing Interfaces
Up to 2K Multicast Forwarding Entries
Up to 400 NDP entries
Up to 8K IPv4 ARP Entries
Up to 4K IPv6 ARP Entries


See M1000e Modular Server Enclosure Owner’s Manual


IEEE 802.1x based edge authentication -- supports single and multiple host access, guest access, and voice authorization.
Switch access password protection
User-definable settings for enabling or disabling Web, SSH, Telnet, SSL management access
IP Address filtering for management access via Telnet, HTTP, HTTPS/SSL, SSH and SNMP
RADIUS and TACACS+ remote authentication for switch management access
Up to 100 Access Control Lists (ACLs) supported; up to 12 Access Control Entries (ACEs) per ACL
SSLv3 and SSHv2 encryption for switch management traffic
Management access filtering via Management Access Profiles


  • Supports a simple switch mode to allow auto configuration of complex network settings
  • Web-based management interface
  • Industry-standard CLI accessible via Telnet, SSH or Local Serial Port
  • SNMPv1, SNMP v2c and SNMPv3 supported
  • 4 RMON groups supported (history, statistics, alarms and events)
  • FTP, HTTP, FTP, SFTP and SCP transfers of firmware and configuration files
  • Dual Firmware images on-board
  • Multiple Configuration file upload/download supported
  • Statistics for error monitoring and performance optimization including port summary tables
  • BootP/DHCP IP address and configuration management supported
  • Syslog remote logging capabilities
  • Temperature sensors for environmental monitoring


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
Voice VLAN support

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


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

Other Switching

Link Aggregation with support for up to 48 LAGs total, up to 18 of which can be dynamic, aggregated links, 8 dynamic aggregated links per switch and up to 8 member ports per aggregated link; LACP support (IEEE 802.3ad), LLDP-MED
Support for unicast NLB (multicast NLB not supported)

Environmental Operating Conditions

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

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