FN IO Module for FX2 Chassis

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No-fuss network integration

Simplify FX2 cabling and enhance converged IO and Fibre Channel capabilities for the FX architecture with added full layer 2/3 switch mode.

PowerEdge FX2 FN410s


FN IO Module for FX2 Chassis - Reduce cable complexity

Reduce cable complexity

The FN IO Module (FN IOM) is designed specifically for the PowerEdge FX2 converged-infrastructure chassis, part of the PowerEdge FX architecture. Supporting up to two FN IOMs per chassis, the FX2 converged infrastructure also includes up to 8 x 10GbE internal ports, plus redundant cooling fans and power supplies.

The FN IOM can simplify FX2 connectivity by as much as 8-to-1, greatly reducing cabling complexity. Plug-and-play convenience with zero-touch and preconfigured features enables layer 2 control. This allows fast, easy network deployment using the Dell Blade IO Manager, with additional management of the FN IOM through a CLI using the Dell Networking OS 9, enabling full layer 3 switching functions.
FN IO Module for FX2 Chassis - Operate with dual mode capability

Operate with dual mode capability*

The FN IO Module has the ability to operate in two separate modes.

  • Plug-and-play mode designed for administrators to configure the FN IOM without having to configure networking settings. The device is managed through the Dell Blade IO Manager’s simple GUI interface.
  • Full switch mode, enabling layer 3 switch functions. This allows Dell OS 9 command line interface control, including routing protocols, multicast features, access control lists, IPv4 and IPv6 support, and OpenFlow capabilities for software-defined networking.

Optimize FX2 performance

Enhance east-west traffic flows within the FX2 enclosure for superior network performance. The FN IO Module takes full advantage of high-performance 10GbE throughput and the next-generation of PowerEdge servers, letting you easily connect to high-density network architectures.

In addition to the eight 10GbE internal ports, the FN IOM supports uplink-port link aggregation group (LAG) and virtual link trunking (VLT).

FN IO Module for FX2 Chassis - Optimize FX2 performance

Simplify converged IO and Fibre Channel connectivity

Choose the right module for your environment and simplify connectivity with your choice of external port configurations.

  • SFP+ (FN410s): Connect over long distances and minimize latency via optics with 4 x 10GbE SFP+ ports.
  • 10GBASE-T (FN410t): Support cost-effective copper media up to 100 meters with 4 x 10GBASE-T ports.
  • FC/SFP+ combination (FN2210s): Enable convergence directly within the FX2 enclosure, while reducing cabling and adapters, with a combination of two 2/4/8Gbps Fibre Channel ports* plus two 10GbE SFP+ ports(up to four 10GbE SFP+ ports with reboot).


FN IO Module for FX2 Chassis - Enable and ease LAN/SAN convergence

Enable and ease LAN/SAN convergence

Full data center bridging (DCB) support with zero-touch converged IO activation enable an automated LAN/SAN converged system that connects server nodes to upstream switches. The solution can:

 • Reduce cabling up to 75 percent
 • Remove up to 50 percent of your existing LAN/SAN adapters
 • Decrease upstream top-of-rack (ToR) ports by up to 75 percent

In addition, the FN IOM easily connects to the Dell Networking S5000 10/40GbE Switch that features up to 64 SFP+ ports and up to 12 Fibre Channel ports with full Fibre Channel fabric services support


FN410s 4-port SFP+ IO Module

FN410s 4-port SFP+ IO Module

  • 4 ports of SFP+ 10GbE connectivity
  • Supports optical and DAC cable media
FN410t 4-port 10GBASE-T IO Module

FN410t 4-port 10GBASE-T IO Module


  • 4 ports of 10GBASE-T connectivity
  • Supports cost-effective copper media up to 100 meters
FN2210s 4-port Combination Fibre Channel/Ethernet IO Module

FN2210s 4-port Combination Fibre Channel/Ethernet IO Module


  • Up to 2 ports of 2/4/8Gbps Fibre Channel* plus 2 ports ofSFP+10GbE
  • Up to 4 ports SFP+ 10GbE (with reboot)
  • NPG fiber channel and full fiber channel fabric services
  • capabilities

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  • MAC addresses: 64K
    Switch fabric capacity: 240 Gbps (Full-Duplex)
    Forwarding capacity: 179 Mpps
    Link aggregation: Up to 12 members per group, 24 LAG groups with stack support
    In standalone mode, max 4 members per group and 1 uplink LAG group (Port-channel 128 default mode)
    In stacking mode: max of 12 members per group and 1 uplink LAG group (stacking mode with FN410S and FN410T)
    In PMUX mode: max of 24 LAG groups and multiple uplink LAG groups
    In full-switch mode: max of 24 LAG groups and multiple uplink LAG groups
    Line-rate Layer 2 switching: All protocols, including IPv4
    Line-rate Layer 3 routing* : IPv4 and IPv6
    Packet buffer memory: 4MB
    CPU memory: 2GB
    ACLs ingress egress in full switch mode

Stacking Attributes

  • Stacked units: Up to 6 IOAs (using 10GbE ports deployed via CLI)
    Stacking bandwidth: Up to 40Gbps (using 1 x 10GbE ring)
    Stacking topology: Ring and daisy chain
    Virtual Link Trunking (VLT): mVLT and L2 over VLT (deployed via CLI)
    VLT supported in VLT, PMUX and Full-switch mode.
    Stacking supported in stacking, PMUX and Full-switch mode with FN410S and FN410T.


  • Layer 3 Routing - full switch mode:
    1058 RIPv1
    2453 RIPv2
    2154 MD5 (OSPF)
    1587 NSSA (OSPF)
    2328 OSPFv2
    2740 OSPFv3
    4222 Prioritization and congestion avoidance
    4552 OSPFv3 IPsec authentication

    1997 BGP Communities
    2385 BGP MD5
    2439 BGP Route Flap Damping
    2796 BGP Route Reflection
    2918 BGP Route Refresh
    3065 BGP Confederations
    4360 BGP Extended Communities
    4893 BGP 4-byte ASN
    5396 BGP 4-byte ASN representations
    draft-ietf-idr-restart-06 BG P Graceful Restart
    1195 Routing IPv4 with IS-IS
    5308 Routing IPv6 with IS-IS


  • 1155 SMIv1*
    1156 Internet MIB*
    1157 SNMPv1
    1212 Concise MIB Definitions*
    1215 SNMP Traps*
    1493 Bridges MIB*
    1850 OSPFv2 MIB*
    1901 Community-based SNMPv2
    2011 IP MIB*
    2012 TCP MIB*
    2013 UDP MIB*
    2096 IP Forwarding Table MIB*
    2570 SNMPv3*
    2571 Management Frameworks*
    2572 Message Processing and Dispatching*
    2575 SNMPv3 VACM*
    2576 Coexistence Between SNMPv1/v2/v3
    2578 SMIv2*
    2579 Textual Conventions for SMIv2*
    2580 Conformance Statements for SMIv2*
    2618 RADIUS Authentication MIB*
    2665 Ethernet-like Interfaces MIB*
    2787 VRRP MIB 2819 RMON MIB (groups 1, 2, 3, 9)*
    2863 Interfaces MIB*
    3273 RMON High Capacity MIB*
    3416 SNMPv2
    3418 SNMP MIB
    3434 RMON High Capacity Alarm MIB*
    IEEE 802.1AB LLDP MIB*
    sFlow.org sFlowv5*


  • 802.1Q VLAN tagging
    802.3ac frame extensions for VLAN tagging
    Native VLAN
    802.1D Bridging, STP*
    802.1s MSTP*
    802.1w RSTP*
    Force10 PVST+*
    2338 VRRP*


  • 4541 IGMPv1/v2 Snooping
    1112 IGMPv1*
    3569 SSM for IPv4*
    2236 IGMPv2*
    4541 IGMPv1/v2 Snooping
    3376 IGMPv3 draft-ietf-pim-sm-v2-new-05 PIM-SM*

IEEE Compliance

  • 802.1AB LLDP
    802.1p L2 Prioritization
    802.3ab Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T)
    802.3ad Link Aggregation with LACP
    802.3ae 10GbE (10GBase-X)
    802.3u Fast Ethernet (100Base-TX)
    802.3x Flow Control
    802.3z Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-X)
    MTU 12KB


  • Power supply: 100–240V AC 50/60Hz
    Max. thermal output: 955.36 BTU/h
    Max. current draw per system: 2A at 100/120V AC, 1A at 200/240V AC
    Max. power consumption: 123 Watts
    ISO 7779 A-weighted sound pressure level: 59.6dBA at 73.4°F (23°C)
    Operating temperature: 32° to 140°F (0° to 60°C)
    Operating humidity: 10 to 85% (RH), non-condensing
    Max. non-operating specifications: Storage temperature: –40° to 158°F (–40° to 70°C)
    Storage humidity: 5 to 95% (RH), non-condensing

    UL/CSA 60950-1, Second Edition
    EN 60950-1, Second Edition
    IEC 60950-1, Second Edition Including all National
    Deviations and Group Differences
    EN 60825-1 Safety of Laser Products Part 1: Equipment Classification Requirements and User’s Guide Optical Fibre Communication Systems
    FDA Regulation 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11 Emissions
    Australia/New Zealand: AS/NZS CISPR 22: 2006, Class A
    Canada: ICES-003, Issue-4, Class A
    Europe: EN 55022: 2006+A1:2007 (CISPR 22: 2006), Class A
    Japan: VCCI V3/2009 Class A
    USA: FCC CFR 47 Part 15, Subpart B:2009, Class A
    EN 300 386 V1.4.1:2008 EMC for Network Equipment
    EN 55024: 1998 + A1: 2001 + A2: 2003
    EN 61000-3-2: Harmonic Current Emissions
    EN 61000-3-3: Voltage Fluctuations and Flicker
    EN 61000-4-2: ESD
    EN 61000-4-3: Radiated Immunity
    EN 61000-4-4: EFT
    EN 61000-4-5: Surge
    EN 61000-4-6: Low Frequency Conducted Immunity
    All components are RoHS compliant.