Helping Extend Virtualization Efficiently Throughout Data Centers
Dell M8428-k is a converged 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) switch module for the Dell™ PowerEdge™ M1000e modular blade enclosure, with 600 ns low-latency, wire-speed, cut-through 10GbE performance, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) switching, and low-latency 8 Gb Fibre Channel (FC) switching and connectivity.
- Extend server virtualization to the network.
- Optimize data center infrastructure.
- Integrate seamlessly with existing infrastructure.
- 272GB full duplex bandwidth across 28 ports
Low latency: 600 nano second
- Highly scalable with features including
MAC addresses: 32,000 MAC address table entries
- 2112-byte Fibre Channel payload; 9048-byte Ethernet frame
Data Traffic Types
- Fabric switches supporting unicast, multicast, and broadcast
- Operating Modes
Fibre Channel and NPIV mode for SAN agnostic connectivity
10Gb Ethernet and FCoE
- External ports
8 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) speed and DCB support 4 Fibre Channel ports: Channel universal (E, F, M, N and FL) ports with 2, 4, and 8 Gbps full duplex
Internal Backplane ports
16 auto negotiated 1G or 10GbE ports
Wake on LAN (WoL) support
Supported NICs / CNAs
Brocade BR1741M-k Converged Network Adapter (product details available here)
Fibre Channel port types
F_Port (Fabric Ports), FL_Port (Fabric Loop Ports), M_Port (Mirror Port), N_Port (For NPIV uplinks) or E_Port (Expansion Ports)
Classes of Service
- Class 2, Class 3, Class F (inter-switch frames)
- A rich and comprehensive Fibre Channel services set including 255 NPIV (N_Port ID Virtualization), Simple Name Server (SNS)
Optional services available on FC ports including, ISL Trunking, Advanced Performance Monitoring and Fabric Watch
- Supported Mgmt Software
Command-line interface (CLI), Switch's SNMP agent, EZ Switch Wizard, Brocade Network Advisor (BNA), Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM) Professional, DCFM Professional Plus and DCFM Enterprise
Industry-common Command Line Interface (CLI), Security Shell (SSH) v2, Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA), Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) v1, v2, and v3, Unified username and passwords across CLI and SNMP, Syslog, Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (MS-CHAP), Remote Monitoring (RMON), Per-port ingress and egress counters, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Power-On Self-Test (POST), Comprehensive bootup diagnostics, Ethernet-like Interface MIB, RFC 1643, RFC 1213 MIB-II, RADIUS, RFC 2865
One external RJ45 serial console port for debugging and field support
Power-On Self-Test (POST) diagnostics and status reporting
POST and embedded online/offline diagnostics, including FCping and Pathinfo (FCtraceroute)
Approximate width: 27.27 cm (10.74 inches)
Approximate height: 3.25 cm (1.27 inches)
Approximate depth: 30.72 cm (12.09 inches)
Approximate weight: 2.1 kg (4.65 lb) without media
Environmental Operating Conditions
Operating: 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
Non-operating: -20° to 70° C (-4°F to 158° F)
Operating: 10% to 90% (non-condensing) at 29° C
Non-operating: 5% to 95% (non-condensing) at 38° C
Up to 3,048 meters (10,000 feet)
Up to 10,688 kilometers (35,000 feet)
20G for 6ms half-sine
50G with a velocity change of 4216 mm/sec squared
Operating: 0.4G, 5-500 Hz, 60 minutes
Non-operating: 0.5G, 2-200 Hz, 15 minutes; 1.04 GRMS Random for 15 minutes
- Maximum: 75 Watts
Extend Server Virtualization to the Network and StorageMeet the high-bandwidth demands of multicore CPUs and server virtualization with the 10GbE Dell M8428-k, and help extend the benefits of server virtualization to the network. With N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV)-capable converged network adapters (CNAs), such as BR1741M-k, the M8428-k switch module helps enable virtual machine (VM) awareness inside the storage area network (SAN) fabric for rapid workload mobility and quality of service (QoS).
For more information on the BR1741M-k CNA that provides FCoE functionality with this switch, click here
Do More With Less
Optimize your data center infrastructure for outstanding efficiency. Dell M8428-k features help reduce data center complexity and operating costs:
- Reduce your infrastructure up to two times, including adapters, switches, cables and management ports.
- Help improve availability, identify potential points of failure, and help reduce overall data center capital and operational costs by consolidating server access network elements.
Address Today’s Infrastructure Investment ChallengesYou can help protect your existing data center investments, because unlike most other convergent technologies, Dell M8428-k does not require a forklift upgrade of existing data center infrastructure. Dell M8428-k harnesses industry standards and technologies to seamlessly integrate with any existing Fibre Channel storage, switches and management utilities.
Dell M8428-k delivers high-performance, 600 ns low-latency wire-speed 10GbE, FCoE switching and 8 Gb FC switching. In addition, the switch module enables Fibre Channel SAN-to-Internet SCSI (iSCSI) storage network migration.
Set Up Without DelayThe Dell M8428-k switch module is delivered installation-ready, right out of the box, with all ports active and four cable-ready FC ports. It also supports no-strings-attached port upgrades with Fibre Channel- and NPIV-enabled default configuration.
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