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Dell Networking M6348 Ethernet Blade Switch
48-Port Gigabit Ethernet Blade Switch

Dell Networking M6348 Ethernet Blade Switch

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Overview:

The Dell Networking M6348 Ethernet blade switch delivers increased port density that is valuable to blades utilizing virtualization in today’s data centers.

  • 32 internal Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) server ports (two per server blade)
  • 16 external integrated RJ45 GbE ports
  • Stacking for up to 12 systems
  • Supports CX4 and small form-factor pluggable + (SFP+) 10GE uplink connections

Advanced 48-port blade switch offering from Dell

The Dell Networking M6348 is one of the most advanced blade switch offerings from Dell™, with advanced core switching capabilities for today’s data center. This 48-port GbE Layer 3 switch supports stacking, offers integrated 10 Gigabit uplink ports and is IP version 6 (IPv6)-certified, enabling broader worldwide scalability.

High-performance stacking is supported for up to 12 systems, and advanced security and quality-of-service (QoS) features make this switch ideal for applications, such as server virtualization, Voice over IP (VoIP), Layer 3 routing, high-performance computing cluster (HPPC) and Internet SCSI (iSCSI) storage.

Advanced security: The switch can support Access Control Lists (ACLs), 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 help protect against common network attacks and CPU attacks.

High density Integrated 10 GbE Advanced QoS
High density: Delivering extreme rack density in a bladed form factor, the Dell Networking M6348 is designed to give users the flexibility to maximize blade server connectivity in a 0U form factor. Up to 192 nonredundant servers can be connected in a stack of 12 M6348 series blade switches to provide the maximum density, flexibility and manageability. Integrated 10 GbE: The Dell Networking M6348 provides excellent performance for GbE and additionally provides four integrated ports of 10 GbE. Two SFP+ ports can be used to aggregate and deliver I/O (input/output) over optical connections at greater distances or to top-of-rack switches over short reach connections. Two CX4 ports are also available as 10GbE connections or can alternatively be used to stack up to 12 M6348 switches. Advanced QoS: The Dell Networking M6348 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 L2 or L3 information, such as IP QoS, and provide greater control over traffic flow within the network. Voice virtual LANs (VLANs) are provided specifically for VoIP applications.

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

Advanced Layer 3 capabilities: The Dell Networking M6348 supports advanced Layer 3 routing and multicast protocols to help reduce congestion and manage traffic in the network. It also supports frequently used LAN routing protocols, namely:

  • Routing Information Protocol (RIP) v1/v2
  • Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) v2/v3
  • Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
  • Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP)
  • Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol (DVMRP)
  • Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM)
  • Link Layer Discover Protocol-Media (LLDP-MED)

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Data centers deploying blade servers requiring fewer switch modules in conjunction with increased server networking ports.

Specifications:

Port Attributes
  • 48 auto-sensing 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet switching ports:
    • 32 internal server ports
    • 16 external RJ45 Ethernet ports
    • Two 10GE SFP+ uplink ports
    • Two CX4 / 32Gbps Stacking ports (each port can be configured as either CX4 or 32Gbps stacking. 16Gbps in each direction)
    • Auto-negotiation for speed, duplex mode and flow control
    • Auto MDI/MDIX
    • Port mirroring
    • Flow-based port mirroring
    • Broadcast storm control

Performance

  • Switch Fabric Capacity 184 Gb/s
  • Forwarding Rate up to 160 Mpps
  • Up to 32K MAC Addresses
  • 512MB of CPU SDRAM
  • 64MB of Flash Memory

Layer 3 Routing Performance

  • Up to 10K IPv4 Routes
  • Up to 3K IPv6 Routes
  • Up to 512 RIP Routing Interfaces
  • Maximum OSPF V2 LSAs is 25165
  • Maximum OSPF V3 LSAs is 16992
  • Up to 32 routes for ECMP Routing; up to 4 next hops per ECMP
  • Up to 128 VLAN Routing Interfaces
  • Up to 2K Multicast Forwarding Entries
  • Up to 400 NDP entries
  • Up to 8K IPv4 ARP Entries
  • Up to 4K IPv6 ARP Entries

Availability

  • 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

  • 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

Multicast

  • 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)

Security

  • 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
  • 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 48 LAGs total, up to 18 of which can be dynamic, 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)

Management

  • 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)
  • FTP, HTTP, FTP, SFTP and SCP 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 and configuration management supported
  • Syslog remote logging capabilities
  • Temperature sensors for environmental monitoring

Chassis

  • 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

Hardware

  • 512MB of CPU SDRAM
  • 64MB of Flash Memory

MIB Support

  • RFC 768, 783, 791, 792, 793, 826, 854, 855, 894, 896, 951, 1027, 1112, 1155, 1157, 1212, 1213, 1215, 1256, 1286, 1321, 1442, 1451, 1492, 1493, 1519, 1534, 1573, 1643, 1757, 1765, 1812,1867, 1901,1907, 1908, 1981, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2030, 2031, 2032, 2082, 2131, 2233, 2236, 2328, 2373, 2453, 2460, 2461, 2462, 2464, 2474, 2475, 2597, 2618, 2665, 2666, 2068, 2246, 2271, 2295, 2296, 2346, 2365, 2576, 2578, 2579, 2580, 2674, 2710, 2711, 2737, 2740, 2818, 2819, 2863, 2865, 2866, 2868, 2869, 2869bis, 3046, 3101, 3164, 3246, 3260, 3315, 3376, 3410, 3411, 3412, 3413, 3414, 3415, 3416, 3417, 3418, 3484, 3493, 3513, 3542, 3580, 3587, 3736, 3768, 3810, 3973, 4213, 4251, 4252, 4253, 4254, 4291, 4419, 4443, 4541, 4601, and 4716

Standards Supported

  • IEEE 802.1AB
  • IEEE 802.1D
  • IEEE 802.1Q
  • IEEE 802.1p
  • IEEE 802.1S
  • IEEE 802.1v
  • 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 802.3ab
  • 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

Power

  • See M1000e Modular Server Enclosure Owner’s Manual

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