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Overview:

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

Improve infrastructure performance

Help ensure high-speed support for the growing number of required virtual machines (VMs) per physical server with standards-based 10/40GbE connectivity.

  • Change your economies of scale and help stretch your infrastructure budget by doubling your nodes per chassis from 16 to 32 with the Dell Networking MXL switch and PowerEdge M420 blade.
  • Replace multiple GbE NICs, mezzanine cards and switches with fewer, higher-bandwidth 10GbE NICs and I/O modules (IOMs) per blade chassis.
  • Reduce physical port connectivity requirements between top-of-rack (ToR) and blade servers with local switching, and help improve east-west traffic performance within the M1000e chassis.
  • Achieve Ethernet stacking using 40GbE ports and direct attach cables in a ring or daisy-chain topology. Stacking enables scalable network switch growth for up to six interconnected IOMs managed as one logical device across a single M1000e chassis or multiple chassis.

Improve system flexibility

Improve data center flexibility and utilization with 10GBase-T, SFP+, and QSFP+ FlexIO modules for the Dell Networking 10 MXL switch.

  • Dell Networking 10 MXL includes 32 internal server-facing ports, two fixed 40GbE QSFP+ ports and two optional expansion slots.
  • Optional FlexIO modules enable rapid network upgrades (Dell Networking 10 MXL supports up to six external 40GbE ports or 24 external 10GbE SFP+ ports) when business demands require higher data center performance.

Maximize functionality

Virtualize, automate and orchestrate networking functions and services with the reliable and feature-rich Dell Networking Operating System (FTOS).

  • Leverages a distributed multiprocessor architecture that offers best-in-class performance, stability and reliability
  • Provides software portability and modularity for high-performance application features
  • Hardware abstraction layer (HAL) makes FTOS applications portable across products
  • Includes industry-standard command-line interface (CLI)
  • Interoperable with third-party vendor products

Operate with confidence

Operate with confidenceHelp reduce cost and complexity by simplifying management using the Dell Networking 10 MXL 10/40GbE Switch, which supports the following features:

  • Hardware stacking using 40GbE ports, which enables scalable network switch growth for up to six interconnected IOMs that are managed as one logical device
  • High-performance, high-density, full-featured L2 and L3 switching and routing using industry standard CLI
  • Bare-metal provisioning that reduces installation time, helps eliminate configuration errors and enforces standard configurations by automatically configuring network switches
  • 32 internal 1/10GbE ports as well as two integrated 40GbE QSFP+ ports and two optional FlexIO modules
  • FlexIO modules that provide two 40GbE QSFP+, four ports SFP+ or four ports of 10GBase-T to help ensure room to grow

Plan for the future

Help protect your investment. Harness industry standards and technologies for seamless integration while future-proofing the data center solution. The Dell Networking MXL 10/40GbE Switch offers:

  • Full IEEE Data Center Bridging (DCB) compliance for converged I/O switching, allowing lossless Ethernet connectivity and transport for DCB and iSCSI Type/Length Value (TLV) traffic
  • Improved hardware support for Data Center Bridging Capability Exchange Protocol (DCBx), Priority Flow Control (PFC) and Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS)
  • Support for iSCSI, NAS, converged Ethernet and Fibre Channel-based storage applications

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.

Flex IO Modules:

Flex IO Modules
4-port FC Flex IO module 

4-port FC Flex IO module 

  • 2/4/8Gb FC SFP+ optics
  • 4 ports of 8Gb FC offering up to 32Gb FC traffic per module (max 64Gb of FC throughput per MXL)
  • NPIV Proxy Gateway (NPG)
4-port SFP+ module

4-port SFP+ module

  • 1GbE and 10GbE ports
  • 10GbE optical and DAC copper twinax
4-port 10GBASE-T module

4-port 10GBASE-T module

  • 1GbE and 10GbE ports
  • Supports auto-negotiation
  • RJ45/Cat6a copper
2-port QSFP+ module

2-port QSFP+ module

  • 2 x 40GbE ports
  • 10GbE support using breakout cables

Specifications:

Port Attributes
  • 4 optional FlexIO plug-in modules giving flexible media choices:
    • 2 port QSFP+ module (in 4x10GbE breakout mode)
    • 4-port SFP+ 10GbE module
    • 4-port 10GBase-T 10GbE copper module (1/10GB, only 1 module of this type is supported per IOA
    • 4-port Fibre Channel module (2/4/8G)
  • 1 USB (Type A) port for storage
  • 1 USB (Type A) port for console/management

Performance

  • MAC addresses: 128K
  • IPv4 routes: 16K
  • Switch fabric capacity: 1.28 Tbps (full-duplex)
  • Forwarding capacity: 960 Mpps
  • Link aggregation: Up to 16 Members per group, 128 LAG groups
  • Queues per port: 4 queues
  • VLANs: 4094
  • Line-rate Layer 2 switching: all protocols, including IPv4
  • Line-rate Layer 3 routing: IPv4
  • ACLs: 2K ingress, 1k egress
  • Packet buffer memory: 9MB
  • CPU memory: 2GB

Stacking

  • Stacked units: Up to 6 MXLs (using 40GbE ports only)
  • Stacking bandwidth: Up to 320Gbps (using 2 x 40GbE ring)
  • Stacking topology: Ring and daisy chain
  • Virtual Link Trunking (VLT): mVLT and L2/L3 over VLT

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)
  • 802.3ba 40GbE (40GBase-SR4, 40GBase-CR4) on optical ports
  • 802.3u Fast Ethernet (100Base-TX)
  • 802.3x Flow Control
  • 802.3z Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-X)
  • ANSI/TIA-1057 LLDP-MED
  • MTU 12KB

Availability

  • 802.1D Bridging, STP
  • 802.1s MSTP
  • 802.1w RSTP
  • 2338 VRRP

Layer 3 Routing

  • 1058 RIPv1
  • 2453 RIPv2
  • 2154 MD5 (OSPF)
  • 1587 NSSA (OSPF)
  • 2328 OSPFv2
  • 4222 Prioritization and Congestion Avoidance

VLAN

  • 802.1Q VLAN Tagging, Double VLAN Tagging, GVRP
  • 802.3ac Frame Extensions for VLAN Tagging
  • Dell Networking PVST+
  • Native VLAN

Data center bridging

  • IEEE 802.1Qbb Priority-Based Flow Contrl (PFC)
  • IEEE 802.1Qaz Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS)
  • Data Center Bridging eXchange (DCBx)
  • DCBx Application TLV (iSCSI, FCoE)

Fiber channel

  • NPIV Proxy Gateway (NPG)
  • Fiber Channel port types : N
  • Bridging to FC SAN
  • Up to 8 FCoE_Maps per switch
  • FCoE features
  • Native FCoE forwarding
  • FCoE Initialization Protocol (FIP) v1
  • FCoE Transit (FIP Snooping Bridge)
  • FCoE to FC Forwarding
  • Dynamic FCoE to FC Load Balancing

IEEE Compliance

  • 802.1AB LLDP 
  • 802.1p L2 Prioritization
  • 802.3ab Gigabit Ethernet (1000BASE-T)
  • 802.3ad Link Aggregation with LACP
  • 802.3ae 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GBASE-X)
  • 802.3ba 40 Gigabit Ethernet 
  • 802.3u Fast Ethernet (100BASE-TX)
  • 802.3x Flow Control
  • 802.3z Gigabit Ethernet (1000BASE-X)
  • ANSI/TIA-1057 LLDP-MED
  • MTU 12K bytes

General IPv4 Protocols

  • 768 UDP
  • 791 IPv4
  • 792 ICMP
  • 793 TCP
  • 826 ARP
  • 1027 Proxy ARP
  • 1035 DNS (client)
  • 1042 Ethernet Transmission
  • 1191 Path MTU Discovery
  • 1305 NTPv3
  • 1519 CIDR
  • 1542 BOOTP (relay)
  • 1812 Routers
  • 1858 IP Fragment Filtering
  • 2131 DHCP (relay)
  • 3021 31-bit Prefixes
  • 3046 DHCP Option 82
  • 3069 Private VLAN
  • 3128 Tiny Fragment Attack Protection

Storage

  • DCB
  • DCBx
  • iSCSI
  • FIP snooping

Open Automation

  • Bare Metal Provisioning

Security

  • 854 Telnet
  • 959 FTP
  • 1321 MD5
  • 1350 TFTP
  • 2474 Differentiated Services
  • 2856 RADIUS
  • 3164 Syslog

Chassis

  • Single-wide I/O module for M1000e blade enclosure
  • Ring stacking topology with dynamic master election

MIB Support

  • 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
  • 2674 Extended Bridge 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
  • ANSI/TIA-1057 LLDP-MED MIB
  • IEEE 802.1AB LLDP MIB
  • IEEE 802.1AB LLDP DOT1 MIB
  • IEEE 802.1AB LLDP DOT3 MIB
  • sFlow.org sFlowv5
  • Dell Networking -IF-EXTENSION-MIB
  • Dell Networking -LINKAGG-MIB
  • Dell Networking -COPY-CONFIG-MIB
  • Dell Networking -MON-MIB
  • Dell Networking -PRODUCTS-MIB
  • Dell Networking -MS-CHASSIS-MIB
  • Dell Networking -SMI
  • Dell Networking -SYSTEM-COMPONEN-MIB
  • Dell Networking -TC-MIB
  • Dell Networking -TRAP-ALARM-MIB
  • Dell Networking -FIPSNOOPING-MIB
  • Dell Networking -DCB-MIB
  • LLDP-EXT-DOT1-DCBX-MIB
  • IEEE 8021-PFC-MIB
  • DELLl_ITA.REC_1_1.MIB
  • F10-JUMPSTART-MIB
  • Dell Networking -MSTP-MIB

Environmental Operating Conditions

  • Power supply: 100–240 VAC 50/60 Hz
  • Max. thermal output: 955.36 BTU/h
  • Max. current draw per system: 2 A at 100/120 VAC, 1 A at 200/240 VAC
  • Max. power consumption: 123 Watts 
  • ISO 7779 A-weighted sound pressure level: 59.6 dBA at 73.4°F (23°C)
  • Operating temperature: 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°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

Regulatory

  • 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

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