Spanning Tree (IEEE 802.1D) and Rapid Spanning Tree (IEEE 802.1w) with Fast Link Support
Multiple spanning trees (IEEE 802.1s)
Supports Virtual Redundant Routing Protocol (VRRP)
Optical transceiver diagnostics
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
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
Data centers deploying blade servers requiring fewer switch modules in conjunction with increased server networking ports.
512MB of CPU SDRAM
64MB of Flash Memory
RFC 768, 783, 791, 792, 793, 826, 854, 855, 894, 896, 951, 1027, 1112, 1155, 1157, 1212, 1213, 1215, 1256, 1286, 1321, 1442, 1451, 1492, 1493, 1519, 1534, 1573, 1643, 1757, 1765, 1812,1867, 1901,1907, 1908, 1981, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2030, 2031, 2032, 2082, 2131, 2233, 2236, 2328, 2373, 2453, 2460, 2461, 2462, 2464, 2474, 2475, 2597, 2618, 2665, 2666, 2068, 2246, 2271, 2295, 2296, 2346, 2365, 2576, 2578, 2579, 2580, 2674, 2710, 2711, 2737, 2740, 2818, 2819, 2863, 2865, 2866, 2868, 2869, 2869bis, 3046, 3101, 3164, 3246, 3260, 3315, 3376, 3410, 3411, 3412, 3413, 3414, 3415, 3416, 3417, 3418, 3484, 3493, 3513, 3542, 3580, 3587, 3736, 3768, 3810, 3973, 4213, 4251, 4252, 4253, 4254, 4291, 4419, 4443, 4541, 4601, and 4716
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)
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)
Switch Fabric Capacity 184 Gb/s
Forwarding Rate up to 160 Mpps
Up to 32K MAC Addresses
512MB of CPU SDRAM
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
48 auto-sensing 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet switching ports:
32 internal server ports
16 external RJ45 Ethernet ports
Two 10GE SFP+ uplink ports
Two CX4 / 32Gbps Stacking ports (each port can be configured as either CX4 or 32Gbps stacking. 16Gbps in each direction)
Auto-negotiation for speed, duplex mode and flow control
Flow-based port mirroring
Broadcast storm control
Routing Information Protocol (RIP) v1/v2
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) v1/v2/v3
Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR)
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
ICMP Router Discover Protocol (IRDP)
Virtual Redundant Routing Protocol (VRRP)
Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) v2
Distance-Vector Multicast Routing Protocol (DVMRP)
DHCP – Helper/Relay
Support IGMP v3
See M1000e Modular Server Enclosure Owner’s Manual
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
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
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
The Dell Networking M6348 is one of the most advanced blade switch offerings from Dell™, with advanced core switching capabilities for today’s data center. This 48-port GbE Layer 3 switch supports stacking, offers integrated 10 Gigabit uplink ports and is IP version 6 (IPv6)-certified, enabling broader worldwide scalability.
High density: Delivering extreme rack density in a bladed form factor, the Dell Networking M6348 is designed to give users the flexibility to maximize blade server connectivity in a 0U form factor. Up to 192 nonredundant servers can be connected in a stack of 12 M6348 series blade switches to provide the maximum density, flexibility and manageability.
Integrated 10 GbE: The Dell Networking M6348 provides excellent performance for GbE and additionally provides four integrated ports of 10 GbE. Two SFP+ ports can be used to aggregate and deliver I/O (input/output) over optical connections at greater distances or to top-of-rack switches over short reach connections. Two CX4 ports are also available as 10GbE connections or can alternatively be used to stack up to 12 M6348 switches.
Advanced QoS: The Dell Networking M6348 offers flexibility in QoS by giving network administrators the ability to prioritize time-critical network traffic based on a variety of user-defined criteria. Administrators can expedite traffic based on L2 or L3 information, such as IP QoS, and provide greater control over traffic flow within the network. Voice virtual LANs (VLANs) are provided specifically for VoIP applications.
IPv6 Certified: IPv6 is version six of the Internet Protocol that has been in development for over 20 years. IPv6 has been designed to address IP address limitations of previous version of the Internet Protocol, enabling an increased number of unique IP addresses for broader scalability worldwide, now and in the future.
Advanced Layer 3 capabilities: The Dell Networking M6348 supports advanced Layer 3 routing and multicast protocols to help reduce congestion and manage traffic in the network. It also supports frequently used LAN routing protocols, namely:
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