Dell Networking E600i Virtualized Core Switching and Routing
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Features and Design
Virtualized core switching and routing
The Dell Networking E Series delivers the high density required for virtualized data centers and cloud networks with two key models:
E600i is a 16RU chassis featuring up to 7 blade I/O slots coupled with a backplane driving up to 1.75 Tbps bandwidth
E1200i is a 24RU chassis featuring up to 14 blade I/O slots coupled with a backplane driving up to 3.5 Tbps bandwidth
Enable a new way of designing switching and routing infrastructures with Dell Networking E600i platforms. The E600i architecture, patented backplane and application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) technology are designed to increase network availability, agility and efficiency while reducing power and cooling costs. The E600i supports mission-critical applications across converged fabrics in data center, telecommunication provider, service provider, enterprise and high-performance computing cluster (HPCC networks).
Dell Networking’s E600i platform coupled with Force10 Operating System (FTOS) makes a cost-effective and flexible deployment option complete with comprehensive management, automation and resource provisioning capabilities.
Total cost of ownership (TCO)
Lower TCO through true non-blocking, line-rate throughput that removes performance bottlenecks from the network — all packet sizes, all the time
High-density fabrics enable simpler network topologies that reduce both network capital and operational costs
Up to 100 Gbps of data capacity per slot today (125 Gbps/slot raw capacity)
Up to 280 total 10GbE ports in one half-rack chassis using the high density 40-port line card
Switching fabric capacity of up to 1.75 Tbps and packet forwarding capacity of more than 1Bpps using hardware-based distributed forwarding engines
Low power per line-rate port consumption with an eco-efficient power and cooling design that saves energy
Scale for tomorrow’s network with converged fabric
IPv4 unicast and multicast routing for advanced services networks
IPv6-ready for native and dual-stack next-generation IP networks
100 Gbps/slot data capacity
Predictable and consistent latency at all frame sizes with high touch features enabled
Tunable, scalable high-capacity LAG with 64 links per group and 32 LAGs per system or 8 links per group and 255 LAGs per system uses advanced hashing algorithms to balance traffic evenly across links in backbone or aggregation applications
Buffering and virtual-output queues eliminate head-of-line blocking and minimize queuing delay to guarantee packet delivery
Configurable CAM profiles enable custom space allocation in hardware forwarding and classification tables to support flexibility and scalability as network requirements change
High availability, serviceability and manageability
Dell FTOS software, built on NetBSD and a Unix®-like kernel and running on the route processor modules (RPM) and line cards, enables new advances in control-plane scalability and system reliability
High-performance RPM uses distributed control-plane processing on three CPUs and provides 1+1 control-plane redundancy with hitless forwarding
Redundant switch fabric modules (SFM) with graceful and deterministic failure recovery
High-availability hardware and software architecture with OIR (hot swap) of all components
Patented passive copper backplane
Power and cooling redundancy
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