Dell Networking M6220 Switch

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Dell Networking M6220 Switch



Port Attributes

  • 20 (16 internal, 4 external) 10/100/1000BASE-T auto-sensing Gigabit Ethernet switching ports
    10 Gigabit Ethernet uplink modules (optional)
    48Gbps Stacking module (optional)
    Auto-negotiation for speed, duplex mode and flow control
    Auto MDI/MDIX
    Port mirroring
    Flow-based port mirroring
    Broadcast storm control


  • Switch Fabric Capacity 128 Gb/s
    Forwarding Rate 95 Mpps
    Up to 8,000 MAC Addresses
    256MB of CPU SDRAM
    32MB of Flash Memory


  • 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)
    Cable diagnostics
    Optical transceiver diagnostics


  • 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 Querier
    Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM-DM, PIM-SM)


  • IEEE 802.1x based edge authentication -- supports single and multiple host access, guest access, voice authorization, and Microsoft Active Directory
    Switch access password protection
    User-definable settings for enabling or disabling Web, SSH, Telnet, SSL management access
    Port-based MAC Address alert and lock-down
    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

Other Switching

  • Link Aggregation with support for up to 18 static 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)


  • Supports a simple switch mode to allow auto configuration of complex network settings
    Web-based management interface
    Industry-standard CLI accessible via Telnet or Local Serial Port
    SNMPv1, SNMP v2c and SNMPv3 supported
    4 RMON groups supported (history, statistics, alarms and events)
    TFTP 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 management supported
    Syslog remote logging capabilities
    Temperature sensors for environmental monitoring


  • 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


  • 256MB of CPU SDRAM

    32MB of Flash Memory

MIB Support

  • RFC 1213 MIB II
    RFC 1215 Standard Traps
    RFC 1286 Bridge MIB
    RFC 1442 SMIv2 (SNMPv2 MIB)
    RFC 1451 Manager-to-Manager MIB
    RFC 1492 TACACS+
    RFC 1493 Definitions of Managed Objects for Bridges
    RFC 1573 Evolution of Interfaces
    RFC 1643 Etherlike MIB
    RFC 1757 Remote Network Monitoring (RMON) MIB
    RFC 1907 SNMP v2 MIB
    RFC 2011 Internet Protocol (IP) MIB using SMIv2
    RFC 2012 Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) MIB using SMIv2
    RFC 2013 User Datagram Protocol (UDP) MIB using SMIv2
    RFC 2233 Interfaces Group using SMIv2
    RFC 2665 Ethernet-like Interface Types MIB
    RFC 2666 Identification of Ethernet Chip sets
    RFC 2674 MIB for Bridge with Traffic Classes, Multicast Filtering and VLAN Extension (IEEE802.1p/q MIB)
    RFC 2819 RMON MIB
    RFC 2863 Interface Evolution

Standards Supported

  • IEEE 802.1AB
    IEEE 802.1D
    IEEE 802.1Q
    IEEE 802.1p
    IEEE 802.1w
    IEEE 802.1x
    IEEE 802.2
    IEEE 802.3
    IEEE 802.3I
    IEEE 802.3u
    IEEE 802.3x
    IEEE 802.3z
    IEEE 802.ab
    IEEE 802.3ac
    IEEE 802.3ad
    IEEE 802.3ae
    IEEE 802.3ak

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


  • See M1000e Modular Server Enclosure Owner’s Manual

One of Dell’s Most Advanced Switch Offerings

The Dell Networking M6220 is one of Dell’s most advanced switch offerings with advanced core switching capabilities specifically designed for the PowerEdge M1000e Modular Server Enclosure. This 20-port (16 internal, 4 external) Gigabit Ethernet Layer 3 switch is stackable and offers optional 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks and supports the latest version of the Internet Protocol—IPv6—enabling broader worldwide scalability. High performance stacking is supported for up to twelve systems, and advanced security and Quality of Service (QoS) features make this switch ideal for blade server applications such as Layer 3 routing, High Performance Cluster Computing (HPPC), and iSCSI storage.

The M6220 also supports a simple switch mode to allow auto configuration of complex network settings. This helps to enable administrators to map internal ports to external ports without involving STP (Spanning Tree Protocol), VLANs (Virtual Local Area Networks), or LACP (Link Aggregation Control Protocol) groups. This feature helps IT administrators to deploy high performance network switching equipment more quickly and easily helping to save time and resources.

High Performance Stacking

The Dell Networking M6220 supports high performance stacking for up to 12 systems (each running at 48 Gbps), which allows increased throughput to be added as needed without affecting network performance. With each switch supporting up to 128 Gbps in switch capacity, the customer can have over 1.5 Terabits of capacity in a single stack of 12 switches.
Optional 10 Gigabit Ethernet

Optional 10 Gigabit Ethernet

The Dell Networking M6220 switch supports up to four 10 Gigabit fiber and two 10 GBase-T copper Ethernet uplinks for connectivity directly to 10 GE server routers, enterprise backbones and data centers.

Advanced Layer 3 Capabilities

The Dell Networking M6220 supports advanced Layer 3 routing and multicast protocols to help reduce congestion and manage traffic in the network. Frequently used LAN routing protocols such as RIPv1/v2, OSPFv2/v3, VRRP, IGMP, DVMRP, PIM and LLDP-MED, are also supported.

Advanced Quality of Service

The Dell Networking M6220 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 level 2 or level 3 information, such as IP QoS, and provide greater control over traffic flow within the network. Voice VLANs are provided specifically for voice over IP (VoIP) applications.

Advanced Security

Up to 1,024 level 2-level 4 Access Control Lists (ACLs) can be supported on the switch, allowing the user to perform deep packet inspection. 802.1x port authentication offers both single and multiple host access. Further security is provided through Denial of Service (DoS) Attack Prevention, whereby the switch can protect against common network and CPU attacks.

IP Version 6 Certified

IP Version 6 (IPv6) is version six of the Internet Protocol that has been in development for over 20 years. IPv6 has been designed to tackle IP address limitations of the previous version of the Internet Protocol, enabling an increased number of unique IP addresses for broader scalability worldwide now and in the future.


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