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53-1001980-01
15 November 2010
Dell M8428-k
Hardware Reference Manual

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    53-1001980-01 15 November 2010 Dell M8428-k Hardware Reference Manual...

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    © 2010 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, Inspiron, Dell Precision, Dimension, OptiPlex, Latitude, PowerEdge, PowerVault, PowerApp, PowerConnect, and Dell OpenManage are trademarks of Dell Inc.;...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Dell M8428-k overview........1...

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    Using the CMC GUI to set the IP address ....11 Using the Dell M8428-k CLI to set the IP address... 12 Configuring for FCoE .

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    Index Dell M8428-k Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001980-01 Regulatory compliance ........31 FCC warning (US only) .

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  • Page 7: About This Document

    Chapter 3, “Operating the Dell M8428-k,” switch module. • Appendix A, “Dell M8428-k specifications,” Supported hardware and software This document includes information specific to the Dell M8428-k only. What’s new in this document This is a new document. Dell M8428-k Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001980-01...

  • Page 8: Document Conventions

    < >. Repeat the previous element, for example “member[;member...]” Fixed values following arguments are printed in plain font. For example, show WWN Boolean. Elements are exclusive. Example: show mode egress | ingress Dell M8428-k Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001980-01...

  • Page 9: Notes, Cautions, And Warnings

    These references are made for informational purposes only. Corporation Dell, Inc. Microsoft Corporation Sun Microsystems, Inc. Red Hat Inc. Novell, Inc Dell M8428-k Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001980-01 Referenced Trademarks and Products PowerEdge Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP Solaris Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

  • Page 10: Additional Information

    Use the licenseIdShow command to display the WWN of the chassis. If you cannot use the licenseIdShow command because the switch is inoperable, you can get the WWN from the same place as the serial number. Dell M8428-k Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001980-01...

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  • Page 13: Introducing The Dell M8428-k

    Dell M8428-k overview ........

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    Open E_Port Performance Monitor Port Mirroring “NPIV Mode default port mapping” Support Yes (limited roles) Yes (limited) Yes** No (no relevance from fabric perspective) Yes (Basic PM only, no APM support) Dell M8428-k Hardware Reference Manual on page 27. 53-1001980-01...

  • Page 15: Npiv Mode Hardware Considerations

    Access the converged network switch handle at the front of the port side of the switch module. By lifting the handle’s release latch, you can open the handle to remove and insert the unit. To extend the release lever, gently squeeze the release latch and pull outward. Dell M8428-k Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001980-01 Hardware description...

  • Page 16: Top View

    When the switch module is inserted, the midplane connectors activate a connection port, allowing the switch module to be configured in the Blade Server Enclosure. RJ45 console port Switch status LED (green/amber) Release latch Release lever Figure 2) is seated into the enclosure. You do not Dell M8428-k Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001980-01...

  • Page 17: Labeling

    You must install Dell-approved transceivers in the switch module. The converged network switch was designed to work with small form-factor pluggable (SFP) optical modules. The basic switch module ships with four 8 Gbps Dell-approved transceivers for the Fibre Channel ports.

  • Page 18: Isl Trunking Groups

    NOTE The converged network switch is designed to work in I/O bays B1/B2 and C1/C2 of the Dell M1000e Blade Server Enclosure for SAN connectivity. Make sure to comply with installation requirements in the Blade Server Enclosure Hardware Owner’s Manual.

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    Enclosure, refer to the section on installing answitch module in the Blade Server Enclosure Hardware Owner’s Manual. NOTE Be sure to remove the protective covers from the midplane connectors before installing the module into the enclosure. Dell M8428-k Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001980-01 Unpacking and installing the Dell M8428-k...

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    Unpacking and installing the Dell M8428-k Dell M8428-k Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001980-01...

  • Page 21: Configuring The Dell M8428-k

    17. This chapter provides configuration procedures that use switch module command line interface (CLI) and the browser-based GUI application. For details refer to the Dell Converged Enhanced Ethernet Administrator’s Guide, and Dell Converged Enhanced Ethernet Command Reference. If the same operation can be performed using the Blade Server Enclosure’s Chassis Management...

  • Page 22: Modifying The Converged Network Switch Ip Address

    Transceivers and compatible fibre cables, as required. The switch module can also use twin-ax copper cables. NOTE Use only Dell-approved transceivers on the external ports of this module. • Access to an FTP server for backing up the converged network switch configuration.

  • Page 23: Using The Cmc Cli To Set The Ip Address

    3. Enter the new information in the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Gateway fields as appropriate and click Apply. 4. To enable DHCP, select DHCP Enabled and click Apply. FIGURE 3 CMC Setup Tab Dell M8428-k Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001980-01 Modifying the converged network switch IP address...

  • Page 24: Using The Dell M8428-k Cli To Set The Ip Address

    NOTE Refer to the documentation for the CMC GUI application for additional detail. Using the Dell M8428-k CLI to set the IP address Use the following tasks to change the IP address on the switch module using the module’s CLI.

  • Page 25: Configuring For Fcoe

    CEE command shell. Use the following steps to configure the CEE ports. 1. Login to the switch. 2. Enter the following command: cmsh 3. Once in the command shell, enter the following command: enable Dell M8428-k Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001980-01 Configuring for FCoE...

  • Page 26: Connecting The Switch To The Ethernet Management Network

    Answer yes to overwrite. See the Dell Converged Enhanced Ethernet Administrator’s Guide for information about CEE CLI interface and configuring switches for FCoE operation and the Dell Converged Enhanced Ethernet Command Reference for more details on the commands.

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    System WARNING: The domain ID will be changed. The port level zoning may be affected Re-enable the switch module by entering the switchEnable command. Dell M8428-k Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001980-01 Connecting the switch to the fabric step (yes, y, no, n): [no]...

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    Repeat substeps a, b, and c for the remaining ports, as required. NOTE Use only Dell-approved transceivers in the external optical ports of this module. 5. Connect the cables to the transceivers. The transceivers are keyed to ensure correct orientation. If a transceiver does not install easily, ensure that it is correctly oriented and that the end caps have been removed.

  • Page 29: Changing From Npiv Aggregator Mode To Full Fabric Mode

    These commands upload the converged network switch configuration to the server, making it available for downloading to a replacement converged network switch if necessary. Dell recommends backing up the configuration on a regular basis to ensure that a complete configuration is available for downloading to a replacement switch module.

  • Page 30: Changing To Full Fabric Mode Using The Command Line

    Once you enable the converged network switch in NPIV mode, only a limited subset of the fabric operating system commands are available and all fabric-related service requests are forwarded to the fabric switches. “Backing up the configuration” on page 20 for Dell M8428-k Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001980-01...

  • Page 31: Changing To Npiv Mode Using The Command Line Interface

    ––modeEnable The switch module automatically reboots and comes back online in NPIV mode using a factory default F_Port to N_Port mapping. Dell M8428-k Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001980-01 Changing from full fabric mode to NPIV aggregator mode “Backing up the configuration”...

  • Page 32: Backing Up The Configuration

    These commands upload the switch module configurations to the server, making it available for downloading to a replacement switch module if necessary. Dell recommends backing up the configuration on a regular basis to ensure that a complete configuration is available for downloading to a replacement switch module.

  • Page 33: Operating The Dell M8428-k

    NOTE You must install Dell-approved transceivers in the switch module. If the converged network switch is connected to a device, but is unable to negotiate the signaling rate, the operator can manually set the speed of each port through the management interfaces.

  • Page 34: Accessing The Converged Network Switch

    Any errors detected during POST are written to the system log. Access this log through the Module’s CLI errShow command. 8 13:39:25 GMT 2010 8 13:39:54 GMT 2010 took 8 13:39:54 GMT 2010 “Interpreting LED activity,” next. Dell M8428-k Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001980-01...

  • Page 35: Interpreting Led Activity

    Switch module status LEDs The following table provides descriptions of the switch module status LEDs on the front panel of the switch module. Dell M8428-k Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001980-01 Interpreting LED activity Bi-color (green/amber) LEDs for 8 Gbps FC ports...

  • Page 36: Port Status Leds

    Steady green - link is present Flickering green - normal activity Slowly flashing green - segmented Rapidly flashing green - loopback Steady amber - no sync Slowly flashing amber - disabled Rapidly flashing amber - fault Dell M8428-k Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001980-01...

  • Page 37: Removing And Replacing The Converged Network Switch

    4. Remove the transceiver modules according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Figure 5 on page 26 details the generic process for removing a cable from an transceiver and an transceiver from a port. Dell M8428-k Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001980-01 Removing and replacing the converged network switch “Backing up the configuration”...

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    ATTENTION If you are not replacing the converged network switch, use a filler panel to fill the empty slot to maintain proper air flow. Do not leave the slot empty. Dell M8428-k Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001980-01...

  • Page 39: In This Chapter

    9-12, 21, 22 13-16, 23, 24 Ports 17-24 are the eight external CEE ports. Processor and memory specifications The processor and memory installed in the switch module are shown in Dell M8428-k Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001980-01 mapped to N_Ports Appendix Table...

  • Page 40: Weight And Physical Dimensions

    272.75 mm (10.74 in) 307.24 mm (12.09 in) 2.10 kg (4.65 lb) — without media Table 7 shows the operating and non-operating limitations of the Dell M8428-k. Operating 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) 10% to 90%, non-condensing at 29°C (84.2°F)

  • Page 41: Electrical

    Maximum frame size Class of service Port types Fabric services (full fabric mode only) Supported software Dell M8428-k Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001980-01 Measurements 12 V and 3.3 V from chassis About 60 W normally and 70 W maximum measured Table...

  • Page 42: Supported Mezzanine Cards

    Supported mezzanine cards Supported mezzanine cards The Dell M8428-k currently supports the BR1741M-k 2P mezzanine card. Fibre Channel standards compliance The switch module switch meets or exceeds the Fibre Channel standards for compliance, performance, and feature capabilities as defined in the standards compliance list below.

  • Page 43: Regulatory Compliance

    SNIA Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) Version 1.2.0 Regulatory compliance This section describes the regulatory compliance requirements for the Dell M8428-k. FCC warning (US only) This equipment has been tested and complies with the limits for a Class A computing device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.

  • Page 44: Bsmi Statement (republic Of Taiwan)

    Regulatory compliance BSMI statement (Republic of Taiwan) Dell M8428-k Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001980-01...

  • Page 45: Ce Statement

    Standards, 21 CFR Subchapter I and the international laser safety standard IEC 825-2. CAUTION Use only optical transceivers that are supported by Dell and comply with the FDA Class 1 radiation performance requirements defined in 21 CFR Subchapter I, and with IEC 825-2. Optical products that do not comply with these standards might emit light that is hazardous to the eyes.

  • Page 46: Environmental Regulation Compliance

    In no event do the EPUP logos shown on the product and FRUs alter or expand that warranty that Dell provides with respect to its products as set forth in the applicable contract between Dell and its customer. Dell hereby disclaims all other warranties and representations with respect to the information contained on this CD including the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purposes and non-infringement.

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    SJ/T11363-2006 Requirements for Concentration Limits. O indicates that no such substances are used or that the concentration is within the aforementioned limits. Dell M8428-k Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001980-01 Environmental regulation compliance Hazardous/Toxic Substance/Elements...

  • Page 48: Regulatory Certifications

    EN 61000-4-6 Conducted Emissions EN 61000-4-8 Magnetic Fields EN 61000-4-11 Voltage Dips and Interruptions EN 61000-3-2 Limits for Harmonic Current Emissions EN 61000-3-3 Flicker EN55022 Class A EN55022 Class A EN 61000-3-2 Harmonics (JEIDA Limits) Dell M8428-k Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001980-01...

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    Safety specification Republic of Korea Russia GOST R IEC 60950-2002 Taiwan (power supply only) United States UL 60950-1 1st Ed. Dell M8428-k Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001980-01 Environmental regulation compliance EMC specification KN24 KN22 GOST R 51318.22-99 (Class A) GOST R 51318.24-99 GOST R 51317.3.2-99...

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    Environmental regulation compliance Dell M8428-k Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001980-01...

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    FC configuration beacon boot flash BSMI statement (Chinese) cabling guidelines Canadian requirements CEE command shell CEE ports, configuring China RoHS cmsh command Dell M8428-k Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001980-01 commands ag --help ag --mapshow ag --modeEnable cmsh conf t configUpload configure...

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    MIC statement (Republic of Korea) no shut command NPIV mode default port mapping enable through browser-based GUI enable through CLI limitations Dell M8428-k Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001980-01...

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    HBAs supported transceivers switch module OS switch status LEDs switchDisable command switchShow command Dell M8428-k Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001980-01 Telnet temperature terminal session with switch module transceivers trunking unpacking the converged network switch VCCI statement...

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