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Dell Networking M6220 Ethernet Blade Switch
Advanced layer 3 modular stacking for PowerEdge M1000e enclosures

Dell Networking M6220 Ethernet Blade Switch

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The Dell Networking M6220 is a key component of the FlexIO™ architecture of the PowerEdge™ M1000e Modular Server Enclosure. It has:

  • High-performance 24-port Ethernet switch
  • Breakthrough modular bay design
  • 10 GBase T and SFP+ 10GE Modules support

One of Dell’s Most Advanced Switch Offerings

The Dell Networking M6220 is one of Dell’s most advanced switch offerings with advanced core switching capabilities specifically designed for the PowerEdge M1000e Modular Server Enclosure. This 20-port (16 internal, 4 external) Gigabit Ethernet Layer 3 switch is stackable and offers optional 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks and supports the latest version of the Internet Protocol—IPv6—enabling broader worldwide scalability. High performance stacking is supported for up to twelve systems, and advanced security and Quality of Service (QoS) features make this switch ideal for blade server applications such as Layer 3 routing, High Performance Cluster Computing (HPPC), and iSCSI storage.

The M6220 also supports a simple switch mode to allow auto configuration of complex network settings. This helps to enable administrators to map internal ports to external ports without involving STP (Spanning Tree Protocol), VLANs (Virtual Local Area Networks), or LACP (Link Aggregation Control Protocol) groups. This feature helps IT administrators to deploy high performance network switching equipment more quickly and easily helping to save time and resources.

High Performance Stacking

The Dell Networking M6220 supports high performance stacking for up to 12 systems (each running at 48 Gbps), which allows increased throughput to be added as needed without affecting network performance. With each switch supporting up to 128 Gbps in switch capacity, the customer can have over 1.5 Terabits of capacity in a single stack of 12 switches.

Optional 10 Gigabit Ethernet

10 Gigabit EthernetThe Dell Networking M6220 switch supports up to four 10 Gigabit fiber and two 10 GBase-T copper Ethernet uplinks for connectivity directly to 10 GE server routers, enterprise backbones and data centers.

Advanced Layer 3 Capabilities

The Dell Networking M6220 supports advanced Layer 3 routing and multicast protocols to help reduce congestion and manage traffic in the network. Frequently used LAN routing protocols such as RIPv1/v2, OSPFv2/v3, VRRP, IGMP, DVMRP, PIM and LLDP-MED, are also supported.

Advanced Quality of Service

The Dell Networking M6220 offers flexibility in QoS by giving network administrators the ability to prioritize time-critical network traffic based on a variety of user-defined criteria. Administrators can expedite traffic based on level 2 or level 3 information, such as IP QoS, and provide greater control over traffic flow within the network. Voice VLANs are provided specifically for voice over IP (VoIP) applications.

Advanced Security

Up to 1,024 level 2-level 4 Access Control Lists (ACLs) can be supported on the switch, allowing the user to perform deep packet inspection. 802.1x port authentication offers both single and multiple host access. Further security is provided through Denial of Service (DoS) Attack Prevention, whereby the switch can protect against common network and CPU attacks.

IP Version 6 Certified

IP Version 6 (IPv6) is version six of the Internet Protocol that has been in development for over 20 years. IPv6 has been designed to tackle IP address limitations of the previous version of the Internet Protocol, enabling an increased number of unique IP addresses for broader scalability worldwide now and in the future.

Transform your Dell M1000e blade server enclosure

1/10Gb Ethernet Blade Switches:

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Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3032

Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3032
Dell M1000e customers seeking to use their existing network investment to help reduce operating expenses.

Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3130G

Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3130G
Existing Dell M1000e customers seeking to use existing network investment to help reduce operating expenses

Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3130X

Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3130X
Existing Dell M1000e customers seeking to use existing network investment to help reduce operating expenses

Dell 1Gb Ethernet Pass-Through

Dell 1Gb Ethernet Pass-Through
Integrating M-Series blades into the Ethernet infrastructure of your choice.

1Gb Basic M6220

1Gb Basic M6220
Server administrators wishing to auto-deploy network settings for blade switches.

Dell Networking M6348 Switch

Dell Networking M6348 Switch
Data centers deploying blade servers requiring fewer switch modules in conjunction with increased server networking ports.


Port Attributes
  • 20 (16 internal, 4 external) 10/100/1000BASE-T auto-sensing Gigabit Ethernet switching ports
  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplink modules (optional)
  • 48Gbps Stacking module (optional)
  • Auto-negotiation for speed, duplex mode and flow control
  • Auto MDI/MDIX
  • Port mirroring
  • Flow-based port mirroring
  • Broadcast storm control


  • Switch Fabric Capacity 128 Gb/s
  • Forwarding Rate 95 Mpps
  • Up to 8,000 MAC Addresses
  • 256MB of CPU SDRAM
  • 32MB of Flash Memory


  • Spanning Tree (IEEE 802.1D) and Rapid Spanning Tree (IEEE
  • 802.1w) with Fast Link Support
  • Multiple spanning trees (IEEE 802.1s)
  • Supports Virtual Redundant Routing Protocol (VRRP)
  • Cable diagnostics
  • Optical transceiver diagnostics


  • VLAN support for tagging and port-based as per IEEE 802.1Q
  • Double VLAN tagging (QinQ)
  • Up to 1024 VLANs supported
  • Dynamic VLAN with GVRP support
  • Voice VLAN support

Quality of Service

  • Layer 2 Trusted Mode (IEEE 802.1p tagging)
  • Layer 3 Trusted Mode (DSCP)
  • Layer 4 Trusted Mode (TCP/UDP)
  • Advanced Mode using Layer 2/3/4 flow-based Policies, including metering/rate limiting, marking and bandwidth guarantees; up to 100 ACLs can be used for QoS flow identification via Class-maps
  • 8 Priority Queues per Port
  • Adjustable Weighted-Round-Robin (WRR) and Strict Queue Scheduling
  • Port-based QoS Services Mode
  • Flow-based QoS Services Mode


  • Static IP Multicast
  • Dynamic Multicast Support – 1024 Multicast groups supported in IGMP Snooping
  • IGMP snooping for IP multicast support
  • IGMP Querier
  • Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM-DM, PIM-SM)


  • IEEE 802.1x based edge authentication -- supports single and multiple host access, guest access, voice authorization, and Microsoft Active Directory
  • Switch access password protection
  • User-definable settings for enabling or disabling Web, SSH, Telnet, SSL management access
  • Port-based MAC Address alert and lock-down
  • IP Address filtering for management access via Telnet, HTTP, HTTPS/SSL, SSH and SNMP
  • RADIUS and TACACS+ remote authentication for switch management access
  • Up to 100 Access Control Lists (ACLs) supported; up to 12 Access Control Entries (ACEs) per ACL
  • SSLv3 and SSHv2 encryption for switch management traffic
  • Management access filtering via Management Access Profiles

Other Switching

  • Link Aggregation with support for up to 18 static aggregated links, 8 dynamic aggregated links per switch and up to 8 member ports per aggregated link; LACP support (IEEE 802.3ad), LLDP-MED
  • Support for unicast NLB (multicast NLB not supported)


  • Supports a simple switch mode to allow auto configuration of complex network settings
  • Web-based management interface
  • Industry-standard CLI accessible via Telnet or Local Serial Port
  • SNMPv1, SNMP v2c and SNMPv3 supported
  • 4 RMON groups supported (history, statistics, alarms and events)
  • TFTP transfers of firmware and configuration files
  • Dual Firmware images on-board
  • Multiple Configuration file upload/download supported
  • Statistics for error monitoring and performance optimization including port summary tables
  • BootP/DHCP IP address management supported
  • Syslog remote logging capabilities
  • Temperature sensors for environmental monitoring


  • 267 x 258 x 31mm (W x D x H)
  • 10.5" x 10.2" x 1.2"
  • Approximate weight: 2.7kg, 5.8 lbs


  • 256MB of CPU SDRAM
  • 32MB of Flash Memory

MIB Support

  • RFC 1213 MIB II 
  • RFC 1215 Standard Traps 
  • RFC 1286 Bridge MIB 
  • RFC 1442 SMIv2 (SNMPv2 MIB) 
  • RFC 1451 Manager-to-Manager MIB 
  • RFC 1492 TACACS+
  • RFC 1493 Definitions of Managed Objects for Bridges 
  • RFC 1573 Evolution of Interfaces 
  • RFC 1643 Etherlike MIB 
  • RFC 1757 Remote Network Monitoring (RMON) MIB 
  • RFC 1907 SNMP v2 MIB 
  • RFC 2011 Internet Protocol (IP) MIB using SMIv2 
  • RFC 2012 Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) MIB using SMIv2 
  • RFC 2013 User Datagram Protocol (UDP) MIB using SMIv2 
  • RFC 2233 Interfaces Group using SMIv2 
  • RFC 2618 RADIUS MIB 
  • RFC 2665 Ethernet-like Interface Types MIB 
  • RFC 2666 Identification of Ethernet Chip sets 
  • RFC 2674 MIB for Bridge with Traffic Classes, Multicast Filtering and VLAN Extension (IEEE802.1p/q MIB) 
  • RFC 2737 ENTITY-MIB 
  • RFC 2819 RMON MIB 
  • RFC 2863 Interface Evolution

Standards Supported

  • IEEE 802.1AB
  • IEEE 802.1D
  • IEEE 802.1Q
  • IEEE 802.1p
  • IEEE 802.1w
  • IEEE 802.1x
  • IEEE 802.2
  • IEEE 802.3
  • IEEE 802.3I
  • IEEE 802.3u
  • IEEE 802.3x
  • IEEE 802.3z
  • IEEE 802.3ab
  • IEEE 802.3ac
  • IEEE 802.3ad
  • IEEE 802.3ae
  • IEEE 802.3ak

Environmental Operating Conditions

  • Operating Temperature: 0º C to 45º C
  • Storage Temperature: -20º C to 70º C
  • Operating Relative Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing
  • Storage Relative Humidity: 10% to 95% non-condensing


  • See M1000e Modular Server Enclosure Owner’s Manual


Download the Dell PowerEdge M Series Blades IO Guide Datasheet (PDF).

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