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Dell Networking S5000 10/40G Unified Storage Switch
Modular 1RU, top-of-rack 10/40 GbE and FC 2/4/8 Unified Storage Switch

Dell Networking S5000 10/40G Unified Storage Switch

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Overview:

High-density 1RU 1/10GbE or 2/4/8G FC modules with four fixed 40GbE uplinks and low latency for line-rate performance, feature-rich layer 2/3 and storage networking for iSCSI, FC/FCoE and RoCE.

The Dell S5000 1RU top-o f-rack (ToR) switch offers innovative modular, converged networking capabilities. The switch converges LAN and SAN traffic over a single 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) connection to help optimiz e server and storage connectivity in enterprise-scale data centers deploying separate networks based on different networking protocols.

Converged LAN/SAN ToR Switch

The Dell S5000 is a 10/40GbE unified storage switch architected for a ToR virtualized data center environment. It provides a fully modular conver ged LAN/SAN switch purposebuilt for applications in high-performance data center and fabric deployments. The S5000 supports LAN and na tive Fibre Channel ports using optional modules f or maximum flexibility and scalability.

Leveraging a non-blocking, cut-through switching architecture, the S5000 provides line-rate L2 and L3 forwarding capacity with low latency to maximize network performance. The S5000 is a fully modular switch with f our modular bays and four fixed 40GbE uplink ports. Each 40GbE QSFP+ uplink can also support four 10 GbE ports using a br eakout cable. The Ethernet module supports 12 1 /10GbE ports, while the Unified port module supports up to 12 FC 2/4/8 and/or 12 1 /10GbE ports.

S5000 is powered by the industry-hardened, feature-rich Dell Networking OS9 (OS9) designed f or maximum dependability and uptime. Virtual link trunking ( VLT) provides a loop-free topology with active-active load-sharing of links from access to core. Hardware stacking using front port stacking up to six units provides maximum flexibility and scalability f or data center environments. The S5000 supports Dell Open Automa tion Framework, which provides advanced network automation and virtualization capabilities for virtual data center environments. The Open Automation Framework is comprised of a suite of interrelated network management tools which can be used together or independently to pr ovide a more flexible, available and manageable network while helping to r educe operational expenses.

Key applications

  • Lossless fabric for LAN/SAN deployments
  • Design with the Dell Z Series core switch to create a flat, two-tier, non-blocking 1/10/40 GbE data center network design
  • Design a Clos fabric with S5000 switch in leaf and spine with the S Series 1/10GbE ToR switches for cost-effective aggregation of 10 GbE uplinks

Key features

  • OS9 offers inherent stability as well as advanced monitoring and serviceability functions
  • Open Automation Framework adds VM-awareness as well as automated configuration and provisioning capabilities to simplify the management of virtual network environments
  • Scalable L2 and L3 Ethernet switching with QoS and a full complement of standards-based IPv4 and IPv6 features
  • VLT and mVLT for layer 2 multipath
  • User port stacking support for up to six units
  • Support for jumbo frames for high-end server connectivity
  • 128 link aggregation groups with up to eight members per group, using advanced hashing
  • Fibre Channel, FCoE, FCoE transit (FIP Snooping) and NPIV Proxy Gateway (NPG), Fibre Channel Forwarding (FCF)
  • Full data center bridging (DCB) support for lossless iSCSI SANs and converged network.
  • Redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and fans
  • I/O panel to PSU airflow or PSU to I/O panel airflow (reversable airflow)
  • Software-defined networking/OpenFlow support
  • 16, 28, 40, 52, 64 10GbE ports available

Dell S5000 overview

Server virtualization and cloud-based deployment models are increasing IT organizations' productivity while improving their ability to respond to continuously changing business needs. However, the rate at which the technology is evolving is forcing IT departments to invest in solutions tha t are flexible, future-ready and cost-effective.

The Dell S5000 is a high-density 1RU switch tha t offers innovative flexibility due to its unique modular ar chitecture. S5000 is well suited f or data center access and aggr egation layer deployments for physical and virtual servers and LAN and SAN convergence over lossless fabrics.

  • 1RU high-density switch with four module slots and four fixed 40GbE (QSFP+) uplinks (totaling 64 10GbE ports with breakout cables)
  • Two optional modules supported are Ethernet and Unified Port Module. Ethernet module supports 12 1/10GbE ports and Unified Port Module supports up to 12 FC 2/4/8 and/or 12 1/10GbE ports.
  • 1.28Tbps (full-duplex) non-blocking, cut-through switching fabric delivers line-rate performance
  • FCoE, iSCSI and RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) is supported on all Ethernet ports

S5000 I/O module options

The S5000 supports the f ollowing I/O modules.

Module Port Type and Count Purpose
Unified port module
Unified port module
Up to 12 FC 2/4/8 and/or 12 1/10GbE ports. Supports LAN and SAN connectivity on the same module
Ethernet module
Ethernet module
12 1/10GbE ports using SFP+ interface Supports Ethernet based LAN traffic and Ethernet based SAN traffic for FCoE, iSCSI and RoCE
  • Ethernet module provides 12 1/10GbE ports using SFP+ interface. The Ethernet module supports Ethernet-based LAN traffic and Ethernet-based SAN traffic for FCoE and iSCSI, and RoCE.
  • Unified port module provides up to 12 ports for 2/4/8Gbps native Fibre Channel using SFP+/SFP interface. The unified port module supports Fibre Channel-based SAN traffic as well as up to 12 FC 2/4/8 and/or 12 1 /10GbE ports.

Deployments:

Traditional Ethernet Deployments

Redundant connections from 10GbE rack and blade servers deployed in a traditional Ethernet environment
Redundant connections from 10GbE rack and blade servers deployed in a traditional Ethernet environment

Each server rack in this deployment model contains two S5000 switches offering redundant 10GbE connections to each server. The switches may be deployed as stand-alone switches or stacked for management simplification. Typical stacking configurations include a pair of stacked switches in each rack or two stacks of switches extending horizontally across multiple switches. In a typical single high-density server rack with redundant connections, up to 48 Dell PowerEdge rack servers or up to 96 PowerEdge Blades can be connected to a pair of S5000 in a single rack.

Large-scale 1GbE server connections
Large-scale 1GbE server connections

Servers with 1GbE redundant ports are connected to a pair of Dell Networking S55 or S60 1GbE ToR switches. Using 10GbE up link connections, S55 or S60 leaf switches are connected to a pair of S5000 spine switches to form a large access layer fabric. In a typical high-density server configuration with redundant connections, up to 576 1GbE (1152 if redundancy not required) servers can be connected to a pair of S5000 switches through 24 Dell S55 or S60 switches.

Layer 2 fabrics
1/10GbE rack servers in a virtualized data center
1/10GbE rack servers in a virtualized data center

Virtual Link Trunking (VLT) is a Dell Networking multi-path solution to create a dynamic or static LAG that terminates on two different VLT-enabled physical switches. VLT is a dual active control plane implementation of multi-system LAG. VLT creates a single logical view of the two physical switches for the node at the other end.

In a virtualized data center, each server can transmit a significant amount of data easily overwhelming a traditional network infrastructure. VLT-based network infrastructure provides activeactive connections from the server expanding the available bandwidth while increasing network resiliency. In a typical high-density server configuration with redundant connections, up to 1188 1/10GbE servers can be connected to a pair of Z9500 switches through 66 S5000 switches.

10GbE blade servers in a virtualized data center
10GbE blade servers in a virtualized data center

For organizations creating the next-generation architecture for their information technology, meeting performance requirements for critical workloads is paramount. Dell blade solutions combine high-speed connectivity in the form of the backplane of the Dell PowerEdge M1000e blade enclosure with the compute density of Dell blade servers. The MXL/IOA switch for M1000e blade enclosure is a 40GbE capable, modular and stackable blade switch.

In a typical high-density server configuration with redundant connections, up to 4752 10GbE servers can be connected to a pair of Z9500 switches through 58 S5000 switches.

M1000e comparisons showing East/West traffic advantage
M1000e comparisons showing East/West traffic advantage

Modern data centers are going through a dramatic shift of traffic patterns from mostly north-south to mostly east-west traffic. Dell solutions with local switching capabilities help ensure that server to server traffic will take the least amount of hops, which can significantly enhance application performance.

LAN and SAN convergence

Organizations can take advantage of LAN/SAN convergence by deploying Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), or even both network fabrics, on the DCB-enabled network. These technologies allow IT organizations to leverage a single, lossless and converged Ethernet network to enable LAN and SAN convergence.

Lossless converged LAN and iSCSI SAN
Lossless converged LAN and iSCSI SAN

A typical architecture will connect Dell PowerEdge rack servers directly to S5000 or M1000e blade servers through MXL/IOA blade switches to S5000. Such architecture reduces the number of server and switch optics, fiber optic cables, and number of ToR switches in the data center. This approach can result in simplification of I/O, reduced capital and operational costs, and improved IT staff productivity.

Lossless converged LAN and FCoE SAN
Lossless converged LAN and FCoE SAN

S5000 consolidates LAN and SAN networks on one physical network infrastructure while providing logical separation of LAN and SAN traffic in the network. This approach helps ensure organizations are able to connect to existing FC SANs for nonstop and optimal IT operations while extending the advantages associated with LAN and SAN convergence. A typical architecture will connect Dell PowerEdge rack servers directly to S5000 or M1000e blade servers through MXL/IOA blade switches to S5000.

S5000 acts as an FCF offering direct connectivity to FC storage or as an NPG, offering connectivity between servers and FC SANs. Using 10GbE Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) servers are able to connect to S5000 using FCoE capability. Up to 12 ports on S5000 can be configured for native Fibre Channel connectivity to FC storage, servers or SANs. All Ethernet ports can be connected to FCoE servers.

S Series managed switches:

Designed for performance Dell Networking switching technology helps enable outstanding productivity from your high-performance data center and computing environments.

Developed for flexibility The Dell Networking S Series switches offer a family of products that enable you to find the ideal solution for your specific needs.

Built for cost-effective deployment Selected S Series switches support the Dell Networking Open Automation Framework, a suite of interrelated network management tools that can be used together or independently to provide a flexible, available and manageable network while helping reduce operational expenses.

Global services and support Dell Services can help reduce IT complexity, lower costs and eliminate inefficiencies by making IT and business solutions work harder for you. The Dell Services team delivers distinctive capabilities, including full data migration solutions to facilitate consolidation from multiple file systems. Dell takes a holistic view of your needs and designs solutions for your environment and business objectives, and uses established delivery methods, local talent and in-depth domain knowledge to help lower your total cost of ownership.

Model Lineup

Dell Networking S6000 10/40GbE ToR Switch
The S6000 supports top-of-rack (ToR), middle-of-row (MoR) and end-of-row (EOR) connectivity to 10GbE servers and 40GbE fabrics for enterprise and midmarket implementations. The 1U S6000 enables streamlined connectivity and workflow operation with low latency operation and includes support for Network Virtualization with VXLAN Gateway hardware built-in. Virtual Link Trunking (VLT) helps eliminate spanning tree protocol (STP)-blocked ports and provides fast convergence if a link or device fails.

Dell Networking S6000 10/40GbE ToR Switch

Dell Networking S5000 10/40G Unified Storage Switch
The S5000 enables converging LAN and SAN traffic in a single 1U top-of-rack switch. It features a unique modular design to enable adding Ethernet and Fibre Channel/FcoE modules when needed, and DCB support for lossless Ethernet. In addition, the S5000 helps standardize and simplify the Dell Active System Infrastructure pre-integrated systems.

Dell Networking S5000 10/40G Unified Storage Switch

Dell Networking S4820T 10G Base T Switch
Deploy 1/10GbE for 10G copper terminations to server with the S4820T 10G Base T switch. The high-density switch features 48 ports of 1/10GbE and four 40GbE uplinks in a 1U rack chassis. Powered by the Dell Networking Operating System (FTOS), it offers non-blocking, line-rate performance for top-of-rack storage solutions and Dell 12G rack servers as well as 12G blade servers with Dell Networking MXL switches.

Dell Networking S4820T 10G Base T Switch

Dell Networking S4810 high-performance 10/40GbE switch
Deliver low-latency throughput with the Dell Networking S4810. The 1/10/40GbE top-of-rack, aggregation or core switch features a 1.28 Tbps (full-duplex), nonblocking, cut-through switching fabric designed to deliver line-rate performance under full load with 800ns latency.

Dell Networking S4810 high-performance 10/40GbE switch

Dell Networking S60 high-performance 1/10GbE switch
Optimized to improve manageability at the network edge, the Dell Networking S60 is a stackable, 48-port GbE top-of-rack switch that delivers nonblocking, line-rate switching and routing with a 1.25GB deep-packet buffer to help eliminate congestion.

Dell Networking S60 high-performance 1/10GbE switch

Dell Networking S55 high-performance 1/10GbE switch
Designed for high-performance data center applications, the Dell Networking S55 features a 192 Gbps switch fabric that supports line-rate, nonblocking switching with less than five microseconds of latency.

Dell Networking S55 high-performance 1/10GbE switch

Dell Networking S25V/S50V power-over-Ethernet switches
The scalable, stacking technologies of the Dell Networking S25v/S50v PoE switches bring core-like resiliency to the network edge, supporting up to 384GbE ports with up to eight S50Vs.

Dell Networking S25V/S50V power-over-Ethernet switches

Dell Networking S25P fiber switch
Delivering high-GbE fiber density at the network edge, the Dell Networking S25P switch enables cost-effective scalability while helping eliminate bandwidth bottlenecks at key aggregation points.

Dell Networking S25P fiber switch

Dell Networking S25N/S50N edge switches
The S25N and S50N are high-performance and low latency 1/10GbE fixed configuration switches designed principally for data center top-or-rack systems and access applications.

Dell Networking S25N/S50N edge switches

Comparison Specifications:

Legend: S — Standard, OA — Option Available, N — Not Available
  S4810 S4820T S5000 S6000
Performance
MAC Address 128,000 128,000 128,000 160,000
IPv4 routes 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000
IPv6 routes 8K (shared CAM space with IPv4) 8K (shared CAM space with IPv4) 8K (shared CAM space with IPv4) 8K (shared CAM space with IPv4)
Switching fabric capacity 1.28 Tbps (full-duplex)
640 Gbps (half-duplex)
1.28 Tbps (full-duplex)
640 Gbps (half-duplex)
1.28 Tbps (full-duplex)
640 Gbps (half-duplex)
2.56 Tbps (full-duplex)
1.28 Tbps (half-duplex)
User traffic capacity 960 Mpps 960 Mpps 960 Mpps 1462 Mpps
Link aggregation 8 links per group, 128 groups per stack 8 links per group, 128 groups per stack 8 links per group, 128 groups per stack 8 links per group, 128 groups per stack
Stacking capacity 160Gbps 160Gbps 160Gbps 160Gbps
Queues per port 4 queues 4 queues 4 queues 8 queues
VLANs with 4096 tag value support 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000
Line-rate Layer 2 switching — All protocols, including IPv4 and IPv6 S S S S
Line-rate Layer 3 routing — IPv4 and IPv6 S S S S
LAG load balancing — Based on Layer 2, IPv4 or IPv6 headers S S S S
Switching latency 800ns 3.3us 800ns 600ns
Packet buffer memory 9MB 9MB 9MB 12MB
CPU memory 2GB 2GB 2GB 4GB
IPv4 host table size 4,000 8,000 8,000 48,000
IPv6 host table size 4,000 8,000 8,000 32,000
IPv4 Multicast table size 4,000 8,000 8,000 64,000
  S4810 S4820T S5000 S6000
Availability
Ring stacking topology with dynamic master election S S S N
Dual modular slots with up to four 10 GbE ports S S S N
Link aggregation across stack members S S S S
Built-in power redundancy S S S S
Hot swappable redundant AC or DC power S S S S
Hot swappable redundant fans S S S S
  S4810 S4820T S5000 S6000
Chassis
Line-rate ports 48 - 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ ports 48 - 10 GBASE-T ports 48 - 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ ports & FC/FCoE ports 32 - 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ ports or up to 96 - 10 GbE SFP+ & 8 - 40GbE ports (breakout mode)
SFP Ports 4 - 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ ports 4 - 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ ports 4 - 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ ports 32 - 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ ports
1 RJ45 console/management port with RS232 signaling S S S S
1 RJ45 Ethernet management port N N N S
USB Ports N N S S
2 line-rate ports 10 Gigabit Ethernet XFP N N N N
2 line-rate ports 10 Gigabit Ethernet CX4 N N N N
2 line-rate ports 12 Gigabit Stacking N N N N
2 line-rate ports 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ N N N N
1 line-rate port 24 Gigabit Stacking N N N N
  S4810 S4820T S5000 S6000
Dimensions
Size 1 RU, 1.73 h x 17.32 w x 18.11" d (4.4 h x 44 w x 46 cm d) 1 RU, 1.71 h x 17.09 w x 18.11" d (4.35 h x 43.4 w x 46 cm d) 1RU, 1.73 h x 17.32 w x 28" d (4.4 h x 44 w x 46 cm d) RU, 1.73 h x 17.32 w x 18.11" d (4.39 h x 43.99 w x 46 cm d)
Weight 14.39 lbs (6.54 kg) 21.7 lbs (9.86 kg) 34 lb (15.42 kg) 14.41 lbs (6.54 kg)
ISO 7779 A-weighted sound pressure level 59.6 dBA at 73.4°F (23°C) 65 dBA at 78.8°F (26°C) 59.6 dBA at 73.4°F (23°C) 20 dBA at 73.4°F (23°C)
  S4810 S4820T S5000 S6000
Environmental
Operating temperature 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C) 32° to 113°F (0° to 45°C) 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C) 32° to 113°F (0° to 45°C)
Operating humidity 10 to 85% (RH), noncondensing 10 to 90% (RH), noncondensing 10 to 85% (RH), noncondensing 10 to 90% (RH), noncondensing
Storage temperature –40° to 158°F (–40° to 70°C) –40° to 158°F (–40° to 70°C) –40° to 158°F (–40° to 70°C) –40° to 158°F (–40° to 70°C)
Storage humidity 5 to 95% (RH), noncondensing 5 to 95% (RH), noncondensing 5 to 95% (RH), noncondensing 5 to 95% (RH), noncondensing
  S4810 S4820T S5000 S6000
Power
Power supply 100–240 VAC 50/60 Hz 100–240 VAC 50/60 Hz 100–240 VAC 50/60 Hz
-48 to -60 VDC
100–240 VAC 50/60 Hz
Max. thermal output: 955.36 BTU/h 1433 BTU/h 1878 BTU/h 1265.9 BTU/h
Max. current draw per system 2 A at 100/120 VAC, 1 A at 200/240 VAC 4.2A at 100/120VAC, 2.1A at 200/240VAC, 1.04A at 40.5VDC, 7A at 60VDC 7A at 100/120VAC, 3.5A at 200/240VAC, 15.2A at -46VDC, 11.7A at -60VDC 3.8A at 100/120 VAC, 1.6A at 200/240 VAC
Max. power consumption 350 Watts 460 Watts 550 Watts 371 Watts
Max. PoE power N N N N
Reliability N N N N
  S4810 S4820T S5000 S6000
Safety
EN 60825-1 Safety of Laser Products Part 1: Equipment S S S S
EN 60825-2 Safety of Laser Products Part 2: Safety of S S S S
EN 60950-1, Second Edition S S S S
Equipment Classification Requirements and User's Guide S S S S
FDA Regulation 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11 S S S S
IEC 60950-1, Second Edition Including all National S S S S
Optical Fibre Communication Systems S S S S
UL/CSA 60950-1, Second Edition S S S S
  S4810 S4820T S5000 S6000
Emissions
Australia/New Zealand: AS/NZS CISPR 22: 2006, Class A S S S S
Canada: ICES-003, Issue-4, Class A S S S S
Europe: EN 55022: 2006 (CISPR 22: 2006), Class A S S S S
Japan: VCCI V3/2007.04 Class A S S S S
USA: FCC CFR 47 Part 15, Subpart B, Class A S S S S
  S4810 S4820T S5000 S6000
Immunity
EN 300 386 V1.3.3: 2005 EMC for Network Equipment S S S S
EN 55024: 1998 + A1: 2001 + A2: 2003 S S S S
EN 61000-3-2: Harmonic Current Emissions S S S S
EN 61000-3-3:Voltage Fluctuations and Flicker S S S S
EN 61000-4-2: ESD S S S S
EN 61000-4-3: Radiated Immunity S S S S
EN 61000-4-4: EFT S S S S
EN 61000-4-5: Surge S S S S
EN 61000-4-6: Low Frequency Conducted Immunity S S S S
  S4810 S4820T S5000 S6000
RoHS
All S Series components are EU RoHS compliant. S S S S

Documentation:

Download the Dell Networking S5000 Spec Sheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

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