Dell EMC PowerEdge MX SmartFabric Configuration and Troubleshooting Guide

Dell EMC PowerEdge MX SmartFabric Configuration and Troubleshooting Guide




Published May 2019 (Updated September 2019)


This document provides the steps for configuring and troubleshooting the Dell EMC PowerEdge MX networking switches in SmartFabric mode. This document also provides examples for the deployment of two PowerEdge MX7000 chassis and the setup and configuration of SmartFabric Services. In SmartFabric mode, switches operate as Layer 2 I/O aggregation fabric and are managed through the Open Manage Enterprise Modular (OME-M) console. This document includes the updates related to MSM 1.10.00 and Dell EMC SmartFabric OS 10.5.0.1.

This guide also demonstrates connectivity with different upstream switch options, including Dell EMC PowerSwitch Z9100-ON, Cisco Nexus 3232C. It also covers the Fiber Channel connectivity methods such as NPG, Direct Attach and FSB mode.

This document replaces the Dell EMC PowerEdge MX SmartFabric Mode Deployment Guide, which is now deprecated. This document also includes content from Dell EMC PowerEdge MX Series Fibre Channel Storage Network Deployment with Ethernet IOMs, which is now deprecated.


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Last Date Modified: 10/15/2019 10:34 AM


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