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Overview:

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

Build your ideal data center

Optimize network performance and maximize the benefits of convergence with the Dell PowerEdge M I/O Aggregator, part of Dell Active System framework, an integrated framework for convergence that is simple, complete and flexible.

The Dell PowerEdge M I/O Aggregator blade is a component of the Dell Active System 800, a pre-integrated converged infrastructure solution. Pre-engineered and pre-assembled converged solutions from Dell offer outstanding agility and efficiency to help optimize your data center.

Consolidate through virtualization

PowerEdge M I/O Aggregator extends the consolidation benefits of virtualization by replacing multiple GbE NICs, mezzanine cards, and switches with fewer, higher-bandwidth 10GbE NICs and I/O modules per blade chassis.

Maximize your bandwidth

Take advantage of 10GbE capability to meet the bandwidth demands of multi-core CPUs and to build your server capacity without overprovisioning your data center.

With support for 10GbE in the PowerEdge M I/O Aggregator and support for 10GbE NICs in the server, your network can utilize the additional bandwidth of each individual server. This helps provide support for the growing number of virtual machines (VMs) per physical server.

Offers efficient installation and easy expandability

Offers efficient installation and easy expandabilityWith no-fuss installation and simple network integration, the Dell PowerEdge I/O Aggregator can be ready to work right out of the box.

The Dell PowerEdge I/O Aggregator comes install-ready with all ports active, enabling quick integration without concern for license upgrades. It can connect to 16 or 32 blade servers internally via SNAs or mezzanine cards located in the servers.

IT Administrators can start with the base model’s standard 40 10GbE ports (32 internal + 8 external), then expand their network with the addition of up to 2 optional FlexIO modules to utilize up to 16 10GbE ports:

  • 2-port 40GbE QSFP+ module (8-port 10GbE SFP+ using breakout cables)
  • 4-port 10GbE SFP+ module
  • 4-port 10GBASE-T module 

Enables flexible connectivity for maximum versatility

Optimize your IT schedule with an aggregator that offers simple deployment and plug-and-play connectivity, creating a nimble and flexible data center.

The Dell PowerEdge M I/O Aggregator blade offers low- to no-touch deployment with exceptional flexibility. It offers significantly simplified network management and a configuration that enables instant “plug and play” connectivity to Dell and multi-vendor networks.

Helps conserve space and reduce power consumption

Consolidate space and help improve power efficiency with the PowerEdge M I/O Aggregator, offering exceptional performance at an outstanding value.With standards-based 1/10GbE connectivity in the PowerEdge M I/O Aggregator, IT managers can connect to their LAN of choice quickly and easily. The PowerEdge M I/O Aggregator is fully IEEE DCB compliant for converged IO supporting iSCSI, NAS, converged Ethernet and Fibre-Channel-based storage applications. By reducing infrastructure requirements for both blade servers and interconnects, you can optimize your data center operations and realize cost reductions for your business.

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)
  • Native 40GbE is supported when IOA is in Manual Mode
  • 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
  • Packet buffer memory: 9MB
  • CPU memory: 2GB

Stacking

  • Stacked units: Up to 6 IOAs (using fixed 40GbE ports only and deployed via CLI)
  • Stacking bandwidth: Up to 160Gbps (using 1 x 40GbE ring)
  • Stacking topology: Ring and daisy chain
  • Virtual Link Trunking (VLT): mVLT and L2 over VLT (deployed via CLI)

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

Storage

  • DCB
  • DCBx
  • iSCSI
  • FIP snooping

VLAN

  • 802.1Q VLAN Tagging
  • 802.3ac Frame Extensions for VLAN Tagging
  • 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
  • 1 FCoE_Maps per IOM
  • 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
  • 1305 NTPv3
  • 1519 CIDR
  • 2131 DHCP (client)
  • 3021 31-bit Prefixes
  • 3128 Tiny Fragment Attack Protection

General IPv6 protocols

  • 4861 IPv6 Host for management port

Multicast

  • 4541 IGMPv1/v2 Snooping

Management

  • 1155 SMIv1 
  • 1156 Internet MIB 
  • 1157 SNMPv1 
  • 1212 Concise MIB Definitions 
  • 1493 Bridges MIB 
  • 1901 Community-based SNMPv2 (read only)
  • 2011 IP MIB 
  • 2012 TCP MIB 
  • 2013 UDP MIB 
  • 2571 Management Frameworks 
  • 2572 Message Processing and Dispatching 
  • 2576 Coexistence Between SNMPv1/v2
  • 2578 SMIv2 
  • 2579 Textual Conventions for SMIv2 
  • 2580 Conformance Statements for SMIv2 
  • 2665 Ethernet-like Interfaces MIB 
  • 2863 Interfaces MIB 
  • 3416 SNMPv2 
  • 3418 SNMP MIB 
  • ANSI/TIA-1057 LLDP-MED MIB 
  • IEEE 802.1AB LLDP MIB 
  • IEEE 802.1AB LLDP DOT1 MIB 
  • IEEE 802.1AB LLDP DOT3 MIB 
  • FORCE10-IF-EXTENSION-MIB 
  • FORCE10-LINKAGG-MIB 
  • FORCE10-COPY-CONFIG-MIB 
  • FORCE10-PRODUCTS-MIB 
  • FORCE10-MS-CHASSIS-MIB 
  • FORCE10-SMI 
  • FORCE10-SYSTEM-COMPONEN-MIB 
  • FORCE10-TC-MIB 
  • FORCE10-FIPSNOOPING-MIB
  • FORCE10-DCB-MIB
  • LLDP-EXT-DOT1-DCBX-MIB
  • IEEE8021-PFC-MIB 
  • DELLl_ITA.REV_1_1.MIB

Chassis

  • Single-wide I/O module for M1000e blade enclosure

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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