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Dell Networking S6000 10/40GbE Top-of-Rack Switch
High-Performance 10/40GbE Top-of-Rack Switch for Virtualized Data Centers

Dell Networking S6000 10/40GbE ToR Switch

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Overview:

High-density 40GbE switch (32 ports of 40GbE or 96 ports of 10GbE1 and eight ports of 40GbE) with high performance for ToR, MoR and EoR deployments. The S6000 includes feature-rich Dell FTOS, VLT, and built-in network virtualization features with support for Dell Open Automation Framework.

Data Center Optimized

The Dell Networking S Series S6000 is a 10/40GbE top-of-rack (ToR) switch purpose-built for applications in high-performance data center and computing environments. Leveraging a non-blocking, cut-through switching architecture, the S6000 delivers line-rate L2 and L3 forwarding capacity to maximize network performance. The compact S6000 design provides industry-leading density of 32 ports of 40GbE or 96 ports of 10GbE1 and eight additional ports of 40GbE to conserve rack space while enabling denser footprints and simplifying migration to 40Gbps in the data center core. Priority-Based Flow Control (PFC), Data Center Bridge Exchange (DCBX) and Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS) make the S6000 ideally suited for DCB environments. In addition, the S6000 incorporates multiple architectural features that optimize data center network flexibility, efficiency and availability, including redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and fans.

The S6000 also supports Dell Networking's Open Automation Framework, which provides enhanced network automation and virtualization capabilities for virtual data center environments. The Open Automation Framework comprises a suite of inter-related network management tools that can be used together or independently to provide a network that is flexible, available and manageable while helping to reduce operational expenses. Furthermore, built-in support for key network virtualization and software-defined networking initiatives help enable customers with futureready agility, optimized for virtual services deployment and delivery.

Key applications

  • High-density 10/40GbE ToR server aggregation in high-performance data center environments
  • Active Fabric™ implementation for large deployments in conjunction with the Dell Z9000, creating a flat, two-tier, non-blocking2 10/40GbE data center network design
  • Small-scale Active Fabric implementation via the S6000 switch in leaf and spine along with S Series 1/10GbE ToR switches enabling cost-effective aggregation of 10/40GbE uplinks
  • iSCSI storage deployment including DCB converged lossless transactions
  • High-performance SDN/OpenFlow 1.0 enabled with ability to inter-operate with industry standard OpenFlow controllers

Key features

  • 1RU high-density 10/40GbE ToR switch with 32 ports of 40GbE (QSFP+) or 96 ports of 10GbE1 and eight ports of 40GbE
  • Up to 2.56Tbps of switching I/O bandwidth (fullduplex) and available non-blocking2 cut-through switching fabric delivering line-rate performance under full load2 with sub 600ns latency
  • Scalable L2 and L3 Ethernet switching with QoS and a full complement of standards-based IPv4 and IPv6 features, including OSPF and BGP routing support
  • L2 multipath support via Virtual Link Trunking (VLT) and multiple VLT (mVLT) multi-chassis link aggregation technology
  • VXLAN gateway functionality3 support for optimized virtual operation
  • Open Automation Framework adding automated configuration and provisioning capabilities to simplify the management of network environments
  • Modular Dell FTOS software delivering inherent stability as well as enhanced monitoring and serviceability functions
  • Jumbo frame support for large data transfers
  • 128 link aggregation groups with up to eight members per group, using enhanced hashing
  • Redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and fans
  • Converged network support for DCB, with priority flow control (802.1Qbb), ETS (802.1Qaz), DCBx and iSCSI TLV support
  • I/O panel to power supply airflow or power supply to I/O panel airflow
  • Tool-less enterprise ReadyRails™ mounting kits reducing time and resources for switch rack installation
  • Power-efficient operation up to 45°C helping reduce cooling costs in temperature-constrained deployments
  • Fastboot feature enables min-loss software upgrade on a standalone S6000 without VLT/stacking

1 Using QSFP+ breakout cables (available separately)
2 Performance rated over aggregate operation and with average packet transfers greater than 200 bytes
3 Future feature

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 S6000 Spec Sheet (PDF).

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