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MXL

  • 1/10/40GbE switch with converged iSCSI/FCoE and full fiber channel services transit capability
  • Scalable and modular: two FlexIO module slots
  • Four FlexIO modules, 4 ports 10GbE SFP+, 4 ports 10GbE 10GbaseT, 2 ports 40GbE QSFP+, and 4 ports 2,4, 8 Gbps fiber channel (NPV mode or full fabric services)
  • Stack up to six switches as one logical device
  • Industry standard CLI with Layer 2/3 switching and routing support
Tech Specs
Dell Networking Blade Interconnects
Performance

Model

MXL

I/O aggregator

M8024-k

M6348

M6220

Speeds

1, 10 or 40GbE

1 and 10GbE

1 and 10GbE

1 and 10GbE

1 and 10GbE

Switch fabric capacity

1.28Tbps

1.28Tbps

480Gbps

184Gbps

128Gbps

Forwarding capacity (Mpps)

960

960

357

160

95

Buffer size

9MB

9MB

2MB

4MB

768KB

Latency (Microseconds)

0.68 µs

0.68 µs

1.85 µs

3.6 µs

6.3 µs

Ports

Internal blade server ports

32 (10GbE)

32 (10GbE)

16 (10GbE)

32 (1GbE)

16 (1GbE)

External 1/10GbE (Base-T)

4 (using module)

4 (using module)

2 (using module)

16 fixed (1GbE)

4 fixed (1GbE)

External 10GbE

8 ports using QSFP+ breakout cables
(up to 24 using modules)

8 ports using QSFP+ breakout cables

4 fixed SFP+ ports (Add 4 more 10Gb ports using module)(1/10Gb)

2 fixed SFP+ and 2 fixed CX4

4 (using modules)

External 40GbE (QSFP+)

2 integrated QSFP+ (up to 6 using modules)

2 integrated QSFP+ fixed in breakout mode (up to 6 using modules)

-

-

-

Native Fibre Channel support

up to 8 FC ports (2, 4, 8 Gbps)

Up to 8 FC ports (2, 4, 8 Gbps)

-

-

-

Features

DCB: PFC, DCBx and ETS

Yes

Yes

Yes (PFC and DCBx)

-

-

FCoE

FCoE transit or direct connect

FCoE transit or direct connect

Transit

-

-

Converged iSCSI (LAN and SAN)

Yes

Yes

Not suitable for iSCSI over DCB

-

-

Stacking

up to 6 using QSFP ports

2 via CLI only

up to 6 using SFP+ ports or SFP+ module

up to 12 using CX4 ports

up to 6 using module

PVST+

Yes

-

-

-

-

Simplified Networking Mode

-

Default

Simple Mode

Simple Mode

Simple Mode

Accepts Cisco Twin-ax cables

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Optical transceivers supported

QSFP+ (SR only) QSFP+ (SR only) SFP+ (SR or LR) SFP (SX, LX, and SFP to RJ45)

QSFP+ (SR only) QSFP+ (SR only) SFP+ (SR or LR) SFP (SX, LX, and SFP to RJ45)

SFP+ (SR, LR, LRM)SFP*: (SX, LX, or SFP to RJ45)*Optics work in fixed ports only

SFP+ (SR, LR, LRM)

SFP+ (SR, LR, LRM)

Max L2 and L3 VLANs

4094/511

4094 (Layer 2 only)

1024/128

1024/128

1024/128

Link Aggregation (Groups/Members)

128/16

1/16

12/8

48/8

18/8

Jumbo frames (Bytes)

12000

12000

9216

9216

9216

Max Routes (IPv4/IPv6)

16000/IPv6 Future

-

8160/4096

10000/3000

224/128

IPv4 Routing

RIP, OSPF, BGP

-

RIP, OSPF

RIP, OSPF

RIP, OSPF

IPv6 Routing

OSPFv3, RIPv2, BGP

-

OSPFv3

OSPFv3

OSPFv3

Multicast Routing

IGMP

IGMP Snooping only

IGMP, PIM, DVMRP

IGMP, PIM, DVMRP, MLD

IGMP, PIM, DVMRP

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M8024-K

  • 1/10GbE switch with converged FCoE transit capability
  • 24 ports with one FlexIO module
  • Stack up to six switches as one logical device
  • Layer 2/3 switching and routing support
Tech Specs
Dell Networking Blade Interconnects
Performance

Model

MXL

I/O aggregator

M8024-k

M6348

M6220

Speeds

1, 10 or 40GbE

1 and 10GbE

1 and 10GbE

1 and 10GbE

1 and 10GbE

Switch fabric capacity

1.28Tbps

1.28Tbps

480Gbps

184Gbps

128Gbps

Forwarding capacity (Mpps)

960

960

357

160

95

Buffer size

9MB

9MB

2MB

4MB

768KB

Latency (Microseconds)

0.68 µs

0.68 µs

1.85 µs

3.6 µs

6.3 µs

Ports

Internal blade server ports

32 (10GbE)

32 (10GbE)

16 (10GbE)

32 (1GbE)

16 (1GbE)

External 1/10GbE (Base-T)

4 (using module)

4 (using module)

2 (using module)

16 fixed (1GbE)

4 fixed (1GbE)

External 10GbE

8 ports using QSFP+ breakout cables
(up to 24 using modules)

8 ports using QSFP+ breakout cables

4 fixed SFP+ ports (Add 4 more 10Gb ports using module)(1/10Gb)

2 fixed SFP+ and 2 fixed CX4

4 (using modules)

External 40GbE (QSFP+)

2 integrated QSFP+ (up to 6 using modules)

2 integrated QSFP+ fixed in breakout mode (up to 6 using modules)

-

-

-

Native Fibre Channel support

up to 8 FC ports (2, 4, 8 Gbps)

Up to 8 FC ports (2, 4, 8 Gbps)

-

-

-

Features

DCB: PFC, DCBx and ETS

Yes

Yes

Yes (PFC and DCBx)

-

-

FCoE

FCoE transit or direct connect

FCoE transit or direct connect

Transit

-

-

Converged iSCSI (LAN and SAN)

Yes

Yes

Not suitable for iSCSI over DCB

-

-

Stacking

up to 6 using QSFP ports

2 via CLI only

up to 6 using SFP+ ports or SFP+ module

up to 12 using CX4 ports

up to 6 using module

PVST+

Yes

-

-

-

-

Simplified Networking Mode

-

Default

Simple Mode

Simple Mode

Simple Mode

Accepts Cisco Twin-ax cables

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Optical transceivers supported

QSFP+ (SR only) QSFP+ (SR only) SFP+ (SR or LR) SFP (SX, LX, and SFP to RJ45)

QSFP+ (SR only) QSFP+ (SR only) SFP+ (SR or LR) SFP (SX, LX, and SFP to RJ45)

SFP+ (SR, LR, LRM)SFP*: (SX, LX, or SFP to RJ45)*Optics work in fixed ports only

SFP+ (SR, LR, LRM)

SFP+ (SR, LR, LRM)

Max L2 and L3 VLANs

4094/511

4094 (Layer 2 only)

1024/128

1024/128

1024/128

Link Aggregation (Groups/Members)

128/16

1/16

12/8

48/8

18/8

Jumbo frames (Bytes)

12000

12000

9216

9216

9216

Max Routes (IPv4/IPv6)

16000/IPv6 Future

-

8160/4096

10000/3000

224/128

IPv4 Routing

RIP, OSPF, BGP

-

RIP, OSPF

RIP, OSPF

RIP, OSPF

IPv6 Routing

OSPFv3, RIPv2, BGP

-

OSPFv3

OSPFv3

OSPFv3

Multicast Routing

IGMP

IGMP Snooping only

IGMP, PIM, DVMRP

IGMP, PIM, DVMRP, MLD

IGMP, PIM, DVMRP

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Brocade M6505

  • 16 Gbps Fibre Channel switch with 24 ports
  • 16 internal server ports and eight external SAN ports
  • Configurable as full fabric switch or Access Gateway Mode (NPIV) for multi-vendor interoperability
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M6348

  • 1/10 GbE switch with 48 ports
  • 32 ports internal GbE and 16 external RJ45 GbE ports
  • Stack up to 12 switches as one logical device
  • Supports 10GbE uplinks using CX4 and SFP+ connections
Tech Specs
Dell Networking Blade Interconnects
Performance

Model

MXL

I/O aggregator

M8024-k

M6348

M6220

Speeds

1, 10 or 40GbE

1 and 10GbE

1 and 10GbE

1 and 10GbE

1 and 10GbE

Switch fabric capacity

1.28Tbps

1.28Tbps

480Gbps

184Gbps

128Gbps

Forwarding capacity (Mpps)

960

960

357

160

95

Buffer size

9MB

9MB

2MB

4MB

768KB

Latency (Microseconds)

0.68 µs

0.68 µs

1.85 µs

3.6 µs

6.3 µs

Ports

Internal blade server ports

32 (10GbE)

32 (10GbE)

16 (10GbE)

32 (1GbE)

16 (1GbE)

External 1/10GbE (Base-T)

4 (using module)

4 (using module)

2 (using module)

16 fixed (1GbE)

4 fixed (1GbE)

External 10GbE

8 ports using QSFP+ breakout cables
(up to 24 using modules)

8 ports using QSFP+ breakout cables

4 fixed SFP+ ports (Add 4 more 10Gb ports using module)(1/10Gb)

2 fixed SFP+ and 2 fixed CX4

4 (using modules)

External 40GbE (QSFP+)

2 integrated QSFP+ (up to 6 using modules)

2 integrated QSFP+ fixed in breakout mode (up to 6 using modules)

-

-

-

Native Fibre Channel support

up to 8 FC ports (2, 4, 8 Gbps)

Up to 8 FC ports (2, 4, 8 Gbps)

-

-

-

Features

DCB: PFC, DCBx and ETS

Yes

Yes

Yes (PFC and DCBx)

-

-

FCoE

FCoE transit or direct connect

FCoE transit or direct connect

Transit

-

-

Converged iSCSI (LAN and SAN)

Yes

Yes

Not suitable for iSCSI over DCB

-

-

Stacking

up to 6 using QSFP ports

2 via CLI only

up to 6 using SFP+ ports or SFP+ module

up to 12 using CX4 ports

up to 6 using module

PVST+

Yes

-

-

-

-

Simplified Networking Mode

-

Default

Simple Mode

Simple Mode

Simple Mode

Accepts Cisco Twin-ax cables

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Optical transceivers supported

QSFP+ (SR only) QSFP+ (SR only) SFP+ (SR or LR) SFP (SX, LX, and SFP to RJ45)

QSFP+ (SR only) QSFP+ (SR only) SFP+ (SR or LR) SFP (SX, LX, and SFP to RJ45)

SFP+ (SR, LR, LRM)SFP*: (SX, LX, or SFP to RJ45)*Optics work in fixed ports only

SFP+ (SR, LR, LRM)

SFP+ (SR, LR, LRM)

Max L2 and L3 VLANs

4094/511

4094 (Layer 2 only)

1024/128

1024/128

1024/128

Link Aggregation (Groups/Members)

128/16

1/16

12/8

48/8

18/8

Jumbo frames (Bytes)

12000

12000

9216

9216

9216

Max Routes (IPv4/IPv6)

16000/IPv6 Future

-

8160/4096

10000/3000

224/128

IPv4 Routing

RIP, OSPF, BGP

-

RIP, OSPF

RIP, OSPF

RIP, OSPF

IPv6 Routing

OSPFv3, RIPv2, BGP

-

OSPFv3

OSPFv3

OSPFv3

Multicast Routing

IGMP

IGMP Snooping only

IGMP, PIM, DVMRP

IGMP, PIM, DVMRP, MLD

IGMP, PIM, DVMRP

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Dell 6220

  • 1/10GbE switch with 24 ports and two FlexIO bays
  • 16 internal server ports, four copper ports and two FlexIO bays
  • Ideal for gigabit Layer 2/3 switching
  • IPv6 support, advanced QoS and routing protocols
Tech Specs
Dell Networking Blade Interconnects
Performance

Model

MXL

I/O aggregator

M8024-k

M6348

M6220

Speeds

1, 10 or 40GbE

1 and 10GbE

1 and 10GbE

1 and 10GbE

1 and 10GbE

Switch fabric capacity

1.28Tbps

1.28Tbps

480Gbps

184Gbps

128Gbps

Forwarding capacity (Mpps)

960

960

357

160

95

Buffer size

9MB

9MB

2MB

4MB

768KB

Latency (Microseconds)

0.68 µs

0.68 µs

1.85 µs

3.6 µs

6.3 µs

Ports

Internal blade server ports

32 (10GbE)

32 (10GbE)

16 (10GbE)

32 (1GbE)

16 (1GbE)

External 1/10GbE (Base-T)

4 (using module)

4 (using module)

2 (using module)

16 fixed (1GbE)

4 fixed (1GbE)

External 10GbE

8 ports using QSFP+ breakout cables
(up to 24 using modules)

8 ports using QSFP+ breakout cables

4 fixed SFP+ ports (Add 4 more 10Gb ports using module)(1/10Gb)

2 fixed SFP+ and 2 fixed CX4

4 (using modules)

External 40GbE (QSFP+)

2 integrated QSFP+ (up to 6 using modules)

2 integrated QSFP+ fixed in breakout mode (up to 6 using modules)

-

-

-

Native Fibre Channel support

up to 8 FC ports (2, 4, 8 Gbps)

Up to 8 FC ports (2, 4, 8 Gbps)

-

-

-

Features

DCB: PFC, DCBx and ETS

Yes

Yes

Yes (PFC and DCBx)

-

-

FCoE

FCoE transit or direct connect

FCoE transit or direct connect

Transit

-

-

Converged iSCSI (LAN and SAN)

Yes

Yes

Not suitable for iSCSI over DCB

-

-

Stacking

up to 6 using QSFP ports

2 via CLI only

up to 6 using SFP+ ports or SFP+ module

up to 12 using CX4 ports

up to 6 using module

PVST+

Yes

-

-

-

-

Simplified Networking Mode

-

Default

Simple Mode

Simple Mode

Simple Mode

Accepts Cisco Twin-ax cables

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Optical transceivers supported

QSFP+ (SR only) QSFP+ (SR only) SFP+ (SR or LR) SFP (SX, LX, and SFP to RJ45)

QSFP+ (SR only) QSFP+ (SR only) SFP+ (SR or LR) SFP (SX, LX, and SFP to RJ45)

SFP+ (SR, LR, LRM)SFP*: (SX, LX, or SFP to RJ45)*Optics work in fixed ports only

SFP+ (SR, LR, LRM)

SFP+ (SR, LR, LRM)

Max L2 and L3 VLANs

4094/511

4094 (Layer 2 only)

1024/128

1024/128

1024/128

Link Aggregation (Groups/Members)

128/16

1/16

12/8

48/8

18/8

Jumbo frames (Bytes)

12000

12000

9216

9216

9216

Max Routes (IPv4/IPv6)

16000/IPv6 Future

-

8160/4096

10000/3000

224/128

IPv4 Routing

RIP, OSPF, BGP

-

RIP, OSPF

RIP, OSPF

RIP, OSPF

IPv6 Routing

OSPFv3, RIPv2, BGP

-

OSPFv3

OSPFv3

OSPFv3

Multicast Routing

IGMP

IGMP Snooping only

IGMP, PIM, DVMRP

IGMP, PIM, DVMRP, MLD

IGMP, PIM, DVMRP

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PowerEdge M I/O Aggregator

  • End-to-end convergence: unite servers, storage and networking
  • Easy to deploy: instant connectivity to multi-vendor networks
  • High-density, high scalability, low-latency 1/10GbE aggregator
  • Scalable and modular: two FlexIO module slots
  • Four FlexIO modules, 4 ports 10GbE SFP+, 4 ports 10GbE 10GbaseT, 2 ports 40GbE QSFP+, and 4 ports 2, 4, 8Gbps fiber channel (NPV mode or full fabric services)
Tech Specs
Dell Networking Blade Interconnects
Performance

Model

MXL

I/O aggregator

M8024-k

M6348

M6220

Speeds

1, 10 or 40GbE

1 and 10GbE

1 and 10GbE

1 and 10GbE

1 and 10GbE

Switch fabric capacity

1.28Tbps

1.28Tbps

480Gbps

184Gbps

128Gbps

Forwarding capacity (Mpps)

960

960

357

160

95

Buffer size

9MB

9MB

2MB

4MB

768KB

Latency (Microseconds)

0.68 µs

0.68 µs

1.85 µs

3.6 µs

6.3 µs

Ports

Internal blade server ports

32 (10GbE)

32 (10GbE)

16 (10GbE)

32 (1GbE)

16 (1GbE)

External 1/10GbE (Base-T)

4 (using module)

4 (using module)

2 (using module)

16 fixed (1GbE)

4 fixed (1GbE)

External 10GbE

8 ports using QSFP+ breakout cables
(up to 24 using modules)

8 ports using QSFP+ breakout cables

4 fixed SFP+ ports (Add 4 more 10Gb ports using module)(1/10Gb)

2 fixed SFP+ and 2 fixed CX4

4 (using modules)

External 40GbE (QSFP+)

2 integrated QSFP+ (up to 6 using modules)

2 integrated QSFP+ fixed in breakout mode (up to 6 using modules)

-

-

-

Native Fibre Channel support

up to 8 FC ports (2, 4, 8 Gbps)

Up to 8 FC ports (2, 4, 8 Gbps)

-

-

-

Features

DCB: PFC, DCBx and ETS

Yes

Yes

Yes (PFC and DCBx)

-

-

FCoE

FCoE transit or direct connect

FCoE transit or direct connect

Transit

-

-

Converged iSCSI (LAN and SAN)

Yes

Yes

Not suitable for iSCSI over DCB

-

-

Stacking

up to 6 using QSFP ports

2 via CLI only

up to 6 using SFP+ ports or SFP+ module

up to 12 using CX4 ports

up to 6 using module

PVST+

Yes

-

-

-

-

Simplified Networking Mode

-

Default

Simple Mode

Simple Mode

Simple Mode

Accepts Cisco Twin-ax cables

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Optical transceivers supported

QSFP+ (SR only) QSFP+ (SR only) SFP+ (SR or LR) SFP (SX, LX, and SFP to RJ45)

QSFP+ (SR only) QSFP+ (SR only) SFP+ (SR or LR) SFP (SX, LX, and SFP to RJ45)

SFP+ (SR, LR, LRM)SFP*: (SX, LX, or SFP to RJ45)*Optics work in fixed ports only

SFP+ (SR, LR, LRM)

SFP+ (SR, LR, LRM)

Max L2 and L3 VLANs

4094/511

4094 (Layer 2 only)

1024/128

1024/128

1024/128

Link Aggregation (Groups/Members)

128/16

1/16

12/8

48/8

18/8

Jumbo frames (Bytes)

12000

12000

9216

9216

9216

Max Routes (IPv4/IPv6)

16000/IPv6 Future

-

8160/4096

10000/3000

224/128

IPv4 Routing

RIP, OSPF, BGP

-

RIP, OSPF

RIP, OSPF

RIP, OSPF

IPv6 Routing

OSPFv3, RIPv2, BGP

-

OSPFv3

OSPFv3

OSPFv3

Multicast Routing

IGMP

IGMP Snooping only

IGMP, PIM, DVMRP

IGMP, PIM, DVMRP, MLD

IGMP, PIM, DVMRP

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