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Cisco Nexus B22DELL Blade Fabric Extender
Simplify data center server access

Cisco Nexus B22DELL Blade Fabric Extender

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Overview:

The B22DELL Blade Fabric Extender extends the Cisco Nexus switch fabric to the Dell™ M1000e blade enclosure for a scalable, unified server access platform.

The Cisco Nexus B22DELL Blade Fabric Extender is designed to simplify data center server access architecture and operations in environments in which third-party blade servers are used. The Cisco Nexus B22DELL provides a highly scalable unified server access platform supporting 100 Megabit to 10 Gigabit Ethernet over fiber and copper, and Data Center Bridging (DCB) protocol. The Cisco Nexus B22DELL Blade Fabric Extender behaves like a remote line card for a parent Cisco Nexus switch, together forming a distributed modular system. This architecture simplifies data center access operations and architecture by combining the management simplicity of a single high-density access switch with the cabling simplicity of integrated blade switches and top-of-rack (ToR) access switches.

Scalable, consistent server access

The Cisco Nexus B22DELL Fabric Extenders behave as remote line cards for a parent Cisco Nexus 5000 switch. The Fabric Extenders are essentially extensions of the parent Cisco Nexus switch fabric, with the Fabric Extenders and the parent Cisco Nexus switch together forming a distributed modular system.

Simplified operations

Ease the commissioning and decommissioning of blades through a single point of management, zero-touch installation and automatic configuration of fabric extenders. Implement upstream policy enforcement with Cisco Nexus switches.

Reduced power and cooling

Ensure optimal cabling, device consolidation and efficient bandwidth utilization with the M1000e Blade System for a significant reduction in data center power and cooling needs.

Increased business benefits

The Cisco Nexus B22DELL Fabric Extender is an excellent platform for migration from 1GbE to 10GbE. Scalable 10GbE provides 10 times the bandwith for only about double the cost of GbE.

Cost-effective consolidation and migration

Help protect your investment into the future by providing an easy migration path to low-latency 10GbE, high-performance computing (HPC) and virtual machine-aware networks.

Transform your Dell M1000e blade server enclosure

10/40Gb Ethernet Blade Switches:

Dell Networking Products
10/40Gb Ethernet Blade Switches
Dell Networking MXL 10/40GbE blade switch

Dell Networking MXL 10/40GbE blade switch
Consolidate virtualization benefits in M1000e blade deployments and apply more bandwidth to critical network links with the Dell Networking MXL 10/40GbE switch.

10Gb Plug & Play I/O Aggregator

10Gb Plug & Play I/O Aggregator
Simplify network management and increase server bandwidth with the PowerEdge™ M I/O Aggregator, enabling easy, plug-and-play data center convergence.

Dell Networking M8024-k Switch

Dell Networking M8024-k Switch
Ease transition to 10GbE in your data center and expand the value of your blade investments with the Dell Networking M8024-k 10GbE and FCoE transit switch.

Dell M8428-K SAN Switch

Dell M8428-K SAN Switch
Converged 10GbE Switch Module for the Dell™ PowerEdge™ M1000e Modular Blade Enclosure

10Gb Ethernet Pass-Through modules for M1000e Blade Enclosures

10Gb Ethernet Pass-Through modules for M1000e Blade Enclosures
Connecting to XAUI-based 10GbE mezzanine cards (10Gb Ethernet Pass-Through II) and KR-based 10GbE mezzanine cards and NDCs (10Gb Ethernet Pass-Through-k).

Cisco Nexus B22DELL Blade Fabric Extender

Cisco Nexus B22DELL Blade Fabric Extender
The B22DELL Blade Fabric Extender extends the Cisco Nexus switch fabric to the Dell™ M1000e blade enclosure for a scalable, unified server access platform.

Specifications:


Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender Product Specifications
Supported blade chassis Dell PowerEdge M1000e blade enclosure
Fabric extender host interfaces 16
Fabric extender host interfaces type 1/10GBASE-KR internal midplane connections
Fabric extender fabric interfaces 8
Fabric extender fabric interfaces type
  • Fiber: SFP+ optics (FET-10G, SFP-10GSR, and SFP-10G-LR, and SFP-10G-ER)
  • Copper: 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ passive Twinax copper cables (SFPH10GB-CU1M, SFP-H10GB-CU3M, and SFP-H10GB-CU5M) and active Twinax copper cables (SFP-H10GB-ACU7M and SFP-H10GB-ACU10M)
  • Distance between Cisco Nexus B22 Blade Fabric Extender and Cisco Nexus parent switch: Up to 3 km (300m for FCoE traffic)
Fabric speed 80 Gbps in each direction (160-Gbps full duplex)
Oversubscription 2:1
Performance Hardware forwarding at 400 Gbps or 297 mpps
Supported Cisco Nexus parent switch and version Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch running
Cisco NX-OS Software Release 5.2(1)N1(3)
Dimensions (L x W x D) 10.73 x 10.04 x 1.16 in. (272.50 x 255.20 x 29.45 mm)
Weight 4.4 lb (1.9 kg)
Indicator and port specification
  • Power LED: green (enabled).
  • Health LED: blue (booted normal) and flashing amber (fault)
  • Port status LEDs: green (link established), amber (administratively disabled), and flashing amber (fault)
Environment
  • Operating temperature: 50 to 104°F (10 to 40°C)
  • Storage temperature: –40 to 140°F (–40 to 60°C)
  • Humidity: 10 to 95 percent (noncondensing)
  • Altitude: 0 to 10,000 ft (0 to 3000m)
Power supply Provided by blade chassis
Fan tray Provided by blade chassis
Typical operating power 56W
Maximum input power 70W
Power specifications 12V @ 6A
Heat dissipation 239 BTU/hour
Predicted mean time between failure (MTBF) 291,523 hours
Compliance Information
Regulatory Compliance Products should comply with CE Markings according to directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC.
Safety
  • UL 60950 (NRTL)
  • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No 60950
  • EN 60950
  • IEC 60950
  • TUV/VDE EN 60950 for B22DELL
EMC: Emissions
  • 47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
  • AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
  • CISPR22 Class A
  • EN55022 Class A
  • ICES003 Class A
  • VCCI Class A
  • EN61000-3-2
  • EN61000-3-3
  • KN22 Class A
  • CNS13438 Class A
EMC: Immunity
  • EN50082-1
  • EN61000-6-1
  • EN55024
  • CISPR24
  • KN 61000-4 series
RoHS RoHS 6 compliant

Layer 2 features
  • Layer 2 VLAN trunks
  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN encapsulation
  • Cisco EtherChannel technology on uplinks
  • PortChannel on server ports
  • Advanced PortChannel hashing
  • Jumbo frames on all ports (up to 9216 bytes)
  • Pause frames (priority flow control [PFC] and IEEE 802.3x)
  • Private VLANs (promiscuous only on uplinks)
  • Local multicast replication
  • Autonegotiation to 1 Gigabit Ethernet; full duplex on host interfaces

Enhanced Ethernet

  • DCB

Quality of service (QoS)

  • Layer 2 IEEE 802.1p (class of service [CoS])
  • 8 hardware queues per port
  • Per-port QoS configuration
  • Local policing
  • Class-of-service (CoS) trust
  • Configurable tail-drop threshold
  • Egress strict-priority queuing
  • Egress port-based scheduling: Weighted Round Robin (WRR)

High availability

  • Uplink traffic management through Cisco EtherChannel hashing or static port pinning
  • vPCs for dual-homed active-active connectivity across two Cisco Nexus parent switches
  • vPCs for dual-homed straight-through NIC connectivity across two Cisco Nexus B22 Blade Fabric Extenders
  • ISSU

Security

  • Local classification (256 access control list [ACL] entries)

Management

  • Fabric extender management using in-band management
  • UID and health LEDs
  • Syslog
  • Simple Network Management Protocol Versions 1, 2, and 3 (SNMP v1, v2, and v3)
  • Enhanced SNMP MIB support
  • XML (NETCONF) support
  • Remote monitoring (RMON)
  • Cisco Discovery Protocol Versions 1 and 2
  • Cisco Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) source on server ports
  • Power-on self-test (POST)
  • Cisco Generic Online Diagnostics (GOLD): Ethernet
  • Comprehensive bootup diagnostic tests
  • CiscoWorks
  • Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM); the Cisco Nexus B22 is managed through the parent Cisco Nexus switch using Cisco DCNM and standard SNMP, XML interfaces, and the command-line interface (CLI)

Configuration MIBs

  • ENTITY-MIB
  • IF-MIB
  • FABRIC-EXTENDER MIB
  • CISCO-ENTITY-EXT-MIB
  • CISCO-ENTITY-FRU-CONTROL-MIB
  • CISCO-ENTITY-SENSOR-MIB
  • CISCO-ETHERNET-FABRIC-EXTENDER-MIB
  • RMON-MIB

Industry standards

  • IEEE 802.1p: CoS prioritization
  • IEEE 802.1Q: VLAN tagging
  • IEEE 802.3: Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.3ae: 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.3ap: 10GBASE-KR
  • SFF 8431 SFP+ support
  • 10GBASE-SR
  • 10GBASE-LR
  • RMON
  • SFF-8461

Documentation:

Download the Cisco Nexus B22DELL Blade Fabric Extender Datasheet (PDF).

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