Dell M8428-K Converged 10Gb Ethernet Blade Switch
Helping Extend Virtualization Efficiently Throughout Data Centers
Converged 10GbE Switch Module for the Dell™ PowerEdge™ M1000e Modular Blade Enclosure.
Extend Server Virtualization to the Network and Storage
Meet 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).
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 Challenges
You 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 Delay
The 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.
10/40Gb Ethernet Blade Switches:
|Dell Networking Products|
|10/40Gb Ethernet Blade Switches|
Dell Networking MXL 10/40GbE blade switch
10Gb Plug & Play I/O Aggregator
Dell Networking M8024-k Switch
Dell M8428-K SAN Switch
10Gb Ethernet Pass-Through modules for M1000e Blade Enclosures
Cisco Nexus B22DELL Blade Fabric Extender
Maximum frame size
Data Traffic Types
Internal Backplane ports
Supported NICs / CNAs
Fibre Channel port types
Classes of Service
Environmental Operating Conditions
Download the Dell Networking M8428-K Ethernet Blade Switch Spec Sheet (PDF).
Download the Dell PowerEdge M Series Blades IO Guide Datasheet (PDF).
- Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.