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Dell Networking S4810 and Dell Force10
S4810
Switch Configuration Guide for EqualLogic SANs
Dell Storage Engineering
January 2016

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  • Page 1 Dell Networking S4810 and Dell Force10 S4810 Switch Configuration Guide for EqualLogic SANs Dell Storage Engineering January 2016...
  • Page 2: Revisions

    THE CONTENT IS PROVIDED AS IS, WITHOUT EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. Copyright © 2012-2016 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Dell and the Dell logo are trademarks of Dell Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Configure additional switches ............................. 11 Reverting from DCB to non-DCB configuration (Optional) .................... 12 Disable DCB ................................... 12 Remove DCB policies and apply standard flow control ..................12 SCG1000 | Dell Networking S4810 and Force10 S4810 Configuration Guide for EqualLogic SANs...
  • Page 4 Configure route for OOB management port (optional) ..................15 Configure login credentials ............................16 Configuring switch ports ............................. 16 5.10 Save configuration and reload ............................ 16 Additional resources ................................17 SCG1000 | Dell Networking S4810 and Force10 S4810 Configuration Guide for EqualLogic SANs...
  • Page 5: Introduction

    Introduction This document illustrates how to configure Dell™ Networking S4810 and Dell Force10™ S4810 switches for use with EqualLogic™ PS Series storage using Dell best practices. The recommended configuration uses link aggregation groups (LAGs) for inter-switch connections. Optional steps are provided in Section 3 to enable Data Center Bridging (DCB) and for stack configurations.
  • Page 6: Cabling Diagram

    Cabling diagram The cabling diagram shown below represents the Dell recommend method for deploying your servers and EqualLogic arrays. Figure 1 Cabling diagram SCG1000 | Dell Networking S4810 and Force10 S4810 Configuration Guide for EqualLogic SANs...
  • Page 7: Dell Recommended Switch Configuration

    Configure out of band (OOB) management port FTOS>enable After the startup configuration is deleted, the factory default Enable mode password is force10. FTOS>#config FTOS(conf)#interface ManagementEthernet 0/0 FTOS(conf-if-ma-0/0)#no shutdown FTOS(conf-if-ma-0/0)#ip address ipaddress mask FTOS(conf-if-ma-0/0)#exit SCG1000 | Dell Networking S4810 and Force10 S4810 Configuration Guide for EqualLogic SANs...
  • Page 8: Configure Route For Oob Management Port (optional)

    FTOS(conf -if-range-te-0/0-47)#no shutdown FTOS(conf -if-range-te-0/0-47)#exit FTOS(conf)#exit Enable Jumbo Frames FTOS#configure FTOS(conf)# interface range tengigabitethernet 0/0 – 47 FTOS(conf -if-range-te-0/0-47)#mtu 12000 Configure flow control FTOS(conf -if-range-te-0/0-47)#flowcontrol rx on tx off SCG1000 | Dell Networking S4810 and Force10 S4810 Configuration Guide for EqualLogic SANs...
  • Page 9: Configure Spanning Tree On Edge Ports

    Note: The preceding procedure places all switch ports in the default VLAN. If you prefer to place ports in a non-default VLAN, refer to the documentation for your switch. SCG1000 | Dell Networking S4810 and Force10 S4810 Configuration Guide for EqualLogic SANs...
  • Page 10: Configure Data Center Bridging (dcb) (optional)

    Configure Data Center Bridging (DCB) (Optional) To enable DCB mode on the switch, use the following commands. Note: You must complete the Dell recommended switch configuration steps in Sections 2.1 to 2.12 before configuring the switch for DCB mode. Disable 802.3x flowcontrol on SFP+ ports...
  • Page 11: Configure Dcb Policies

    Note: The sum of the bandwidth-percentages must be equal to 100. Save configuration FTOS#copy running-config startup-config Configure additional switches Repeat the commands from section 3 to configure DCB on additional switches. SCG1000 | Dell Networking S4810 and Force10 S4810 Configuration Guide for EqualLogic SANs...
  • Page 12: Reverting From Dcb To Non-dcb Configuration (optional)

    VLAN 100). If a non-default VLAN is configured, then any ports connected to the arrays must be configured as “untagged”. Note: Host NICS must also be updated with matching VLAN information. Use the steps below to configure the native VLAN on the switch. SCG1000 | Dell Networking S4810 and Force10 S4810 Configuration Guide for EqualLogic SANs...
  • Page 13: Save Configuration

    Verify DCB status FTOS#show dcb Figure 2 Screen shot of show DCB Configure additional switch Repeat the commands from section 4 to disable DCB on any additional switches. SCG1000 | Dell Networking S4810 and Force10 S4810 Configuration Guide for EqualLogic SANs...
  • Page 14: Optional Stack Configuration

    Delete startup configuration on the second switch FTOS>enable FTOS#delete startup-config Proceed to delete startup-config [confirm yes/no]yes FTOS#reload System configuration has been modified. Save? [yes/no]no Proceed with reload [confirm yes/no]yes SCG1000 | Dell Networking S4810 and Force10 S4810 Configuration Guide for EqualLogic SANs...
  • Page 15: Configure Stack On The Second Switch

    If your management system is on the same subnet as the switch, the previous step may be omitted. The example above assumes a class C subnet mask. SCG1000 | Dell Networking S4810 and Force10 S4810 Configuration Guide for EqualLogic SANs...
  • Page 16: Configure Login Credentials

    Note: The preceding procedure places all switch ports in the default VLAN. If you prefer to place ports in a non-default VLAN, refer to the documentation for your switch. SCG1000 | Dell Networking S4810 and Force10 S4810 Configuration Guide for EqualLogic SANs...
  • Page 17: Additional Resources

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