Storage Networking

Storage Networking


Modernize and transform your storage network


Storage Networking
Figure 1: Storage Networking


Solutions for traditional Storage Area Networks (SANs) and emerging Software Defined Storage (SDS) Environments


Today’s IT plays a vital role in generating new business value, delivering new services and capturing new markets. Information and technology teams are radically rethinking how they can take advantage of cloud, data management and security strategies to create value for the enterprise. The core of all successful IT initiatives is the efficient, cost-effective and secure access to enterprise data. Traditionally, this data has been stored in arrays accessible through Fibre Channel (FC), iSCSI, or FCoE Storage Area Networks (SANs).

More recently, the well-established SAN methodologies are being challenged by virtualization and Software Defined Storage (SDS). While virtualization brings numerous advantages to the data center, such as more efficient resource utilization, decreased level of management complexity, lower power and cooling demands, etc., it also introduces new challenges, including specific performance requirements, application isolation, security aspects and business continuance and disaster recovery considerations.

Dell EMC embraces both methodologies, offering robust, comprehensive storage networking solutions that enable organizations to access their vital data where and when it’s needed within an efficient, secure, and cost-effective environment.

Start small and scale as you grow with the Dell EMC storage networking portfolio. Whether you need an entry-level switch for a departmental SAN or a large fabric for an enterprise level application, Dell EMC can help with traditional or SDS-based configurations, providing the best cost for performance solutions.

Some businesses are expanding their existing SAN and NAS infrastructure while others are deploying software-defined storage (SDS) solutions with hypervisor-integrated systems and open-source solutions. Dell EMC and Dell EMC partners enable you to choose the best approach for your data center and evolve at a pace that meets your business needs.


Dell EMC Multi-protocol Switches


Multi-protocol Switches
Figure 2: Multi-protocol Switches

Dell EMC offers a comprehensive portfolio of multi-protocol switches that are ready to meet your storage connectivity needs.
Switch Type Ports iSCSI FCoE FC SDS NAS FE RoCE
S6000 ToR/Fixed

32x40GbE

112x10GbE with 4x40GbE

Yes FSB No Yes Yes Yes
N4000 ToR/Fixed 48x10GbE with 4x40GbE Yes FSB No Yes Yes Yes
MXL Blade (M1000e) 32x10GbE with 6x40GbE Yes Direct attach, NPG, FSB Yes Yes Yes Yes
M-IOA Blade (M1000e) 32x10GbE with 6x40GbE Yes Direct attach, NPG, FSB Yes Yes Yes Yes
FN-IOM Blade (FX2) 8x10GbE with 4x10GbE Yes Direct attach, NPG, FSB Yes Yes Yes Yes
N3000 ToR/Fixed 48x1GbE with 2x40GbE Yes No No No Yes Yes
Table 1: Comprehensive portfolio of multi-protocol switches

Dell EMC Fibre Channel Switches


FC Switches
Figure 3: FC Switches

Dell EMC offers an industry leading Fibre Channel switch portfolio based on Brocade and Cisco Fibre Channel products and technology. For more than 15 years Dell EMC has been working hard to identify, validate, and offer a comprehensive line of Fibre Channel switches. Customers can purchase the following OEM products along with Dell EMC servers, storage, and networking through Dell. Additionally, customers will also benefit from industry-leading Dell EMC support and services for these products.
Switch Type Max port speed Max ports
Brocade 300 ToR/Fixed 8Gb FC 24
Brocade 6505 ToR/Fixed 16Gb FC 24
Brocade 6510 ToR/Fixed 16Gb FC 48
Brocade 6520 ToR/Fixed 16Gb FC 96
PowerConnect M5424 Blade (M1000e) 8Gb FC 24
Brocade M6505 Blade (M1000e) 16Gb FC 24
Brocade DCX 8510-4 Director 16Gb FC 192
Brocade 8510-8 Director 16Gb FC 384
Table 2: Fibre Channel switch portfolio

Deployment and Technical Guides


Deployment and Technical Guides
Figure 4: Deployment and Technical Guides

I/O Guides


Solution Brief


Workloads and applications


Document Title Product Focus Tags
Accelerating Oracle OLTP with Compellent Flash Optimized Array M820, SC8000., MXL, M8024-k, M6505 Oracle RAC, FC, blade
High Performance SQL Server with Storage Center All Flash Array R820, SC8000, 6505 Microsoft SQL, FC, Rack
Dell Compellent Storage Center 6.5 SC4020 4,500 Mailbox Exchange 2013 Resiliency Storage Solution R620, SC4020, 300 Microsoft Exchange, FC, HA
Dell Compellent Storage Center 6.5 SC4020 10,000 Mailbox Exchange 2013 Resiliency Storage Solution R620, SC4020, 300 Microsoft Exchange, FC, HA
Microsoft Exchange 2013 on Dell PowerEdge R730xd 3.5" Chassis and Dell PowerVault MD1400 R730xd, MD1400, H830, S4810, S5000 Microsoft Exchange, DAS
Dell Unified Communication Solution with Microsoft Lync Server 2013 R630, N4000, PC7024P, W-3200 controller, W-AP135 Microsoft Lync 2013, Microsoft SQL, Hhyper-V
Microsoft Sharepoint Server 2013 on Dell PowerEdge R630 with Microsoft Windows Server 2012R2 Hyper-V R630, PS6210, S4810 Microsoft SharePoint 2013, Microsoft Hyper-V
VDI with Citrix XenDesktop and Vmware vSphere on Dell EqualLogic PS-M4110XS Hybrid Blade Storage Arrays M620, MXL, PS-M4110XS Vmware vSphere, vCenter, Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft SQL, VDI
Dell XC web-scale converged appliance for Vmware Horizon View XC, Wyse, Horizon View VDI, XC, SDS, Vmware Horizon View
Dell XC web-scale converged appliance for Wyse vWorkspace XC, Wyse, vWorkSpace VDI, XC, SDS, vWorkspace
Dell XC web-scale converged appliance for VMware ESXi cluster XC, S4048-ON, ESXi XC, ESXi, S4048-ON, S3048-ON, HA
Dell XC web-scale converged appliance for Microsoft Hyper-V cluster XC, S4048-ON, Hyper-V XC, Hyper-V, S4048-ON, S3048-ON, HA
Table 3: Workloads and applications


Infrastructure


Document Title Product Focus Tags
Dell EMC Networking S4148-ON and S4128-ON Switch Configuration Guide for Dell EMC PS Series SANs S4148-ON, S4128-ON, PS-Series iSCSI
Dell EMC Networking S4148-ON and S4128-ON Switch Configuration Guide for Dell EMC SC Series SANs S4148-ON, S4128-ON, SC-Series iSCSI
Dell Networking S5000: Deployment of a Converged Infrastructure with FCoE R720, S5000, SC8000, 6505 FCoE, FC, NPG
Dell Networking FC Flex IOM: Deployment of FCoE with Dell FC Flex IOM, Brocade FC switches, and Dell Compellent Storage Array M1000e, R620, MXL, FC FlexIOM, S6000, SC8000, 6505 FCoE, NPG, CNA, FC
Dell Networking S5000 Switch Configuration Guide for Compellent iSCSI SAN SC8000, SC4020, S5000 iSCSI
Dell Networking S4810 and Dell Force10 S4810 Switch Configuration Guide for EqualLogic iSCSI SANs S4810, PS-series iSCSI
Dell Networking S5000: 3-Step Deployment (Full Fabric Mode) R720, S5000, SC8000, SC4020 FCoE, FC, FCF
Dell S5000 w/ MXL Blade Switch and PowerEdge Blade Servers – Full Fabric Mode Example with Configs M620, S5000, MXL, MD3660f FCoE, FC, FCF
Dell Networking S5000 Switch Configuration Guide R620, S5000, PS6110 iSCSI
Dell Networking MXCL and M IOA FC FlexIO Direct Connect Storage Deployment Guide M1000e, MXL, FC FlexIOM FCoE, FC, F_Port
Deploying Dell Networking MXL and PowerEdge M IOA with FC FLexIO module in a Cisco MDS Environment M1000e, MXL, . M-IOA, FC FlexIOM FCoE, NPG, CNA, FC, MDS
Configuring FC/FCoE with PowerEdge FX2 and FN2210S FX2, FN2210S FCoE, NPG, CNA, FC
Configuring FCoE (FIP Snooping Bridge) with PowerEdge FX2 and FN410S IO Aggregator FX2, FN410S FCoE, FSB, CNA
Dell Networking C9000 Series Switch Configuration Guide for Dell SC Series iSCSI SANs SC8000, C9000, R630 iSCSI
Dell Networking S4048-ON Switch Configuration Guide for Dell SC Series iSCSI SANs SC8000, S4048-ON, R630 iSCSI
Dell Networking S3048-ON Switch Configuration Guide for Dell SC Series iSCSI SANs SC8000, S3048-ON, R630 iSCSI
Table 4: Infrastructure


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Last Date Modified: 08/31/2018 01:14 PM


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