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Dell Networking MXL blade switch
For Dell M1000e blade enclosures
Expand the value of your blade investment. The Dell Networking MXL blade switch delivers
performance and scalability in a flexible package to meet the shifting demands of your business and
data center as it transitions to 1/10/40GbE.
The Dell Networking MXL blade switch provides 1/10GbE
connectivity on server-facing ports for up to 32 M-Series
blade servers equipped with the latest KR-based 10GbE
network daughter or mezzanine cards. The MXL switch
offers 1/10/40GbE connectivity on the uplinks to interface
with a top of rack switch, directly to the core, or directly to
an Ethernet-based SAN. The MXL switch also has enhanced
bandwidth, performance and flexibility to satisfy the
changing demands of data centers embracing virtualization,
network convergence and other I/O-intensive applications
or workloads.
Flexibility and pay as you grow
The Dell Networking MXL blade switch provides rich
functionality using 1/10/40GbE, addressing the diverse
needs of environments ranging from data centers, large
enterprises, government networks, education/research and
high-performance computing. The MXL switch supports 32
internal 1/10GbE ports as well as two fixed 40GbE QSFP+
ports and offers two bays for optional FlexIO modules.
Uplinks via the FlexIO modules can be added or swapped as
needed to ensure your business has room to grow. Choose
from 2-port QSFP+, 4-port SFP+, 4-port 10GBase-T FlexIO
or 4-port FC modules. The MXL switch provides the flexibility
to mix and match the FlexIO module types.
The MXL blade switch is an
industry-first, 40GbE-capable,
modular and stackable blade
switch for the M1000e chassis.
High-performing architecture and
Ethernet stacking
The MXL switch is an industry-first, 40GbE-capable,
modular and stackable blade switch for the M1000e chassis.
Ethernet stacking using two 40GbE ports enables scalable
network switch growth for up to six interconnected blade
switches that are managed as one logical device. Both
stacking across chassis and local switching of traffic within
the chassis offer high performance, efficiency and lower
TCO.
Powerful and robust OS
Dell Networking Operating System 9 (OS9) is a robust and
scalable operating system comprised of feature-rich Layer 2
and Layer 3 switching and routing functionality using industry
standard command line interface. Deployed by some of the
most demanding data center customers, the MXL switch
brings this high-performing and resilient OS9 to the M1000e
chassis.
Built-in convergence capabilities
The MXL switch is fully IEEE data center bridging (DCB)
compliant, supporting iSCSI, NAS and FCoE transit. With the
optional FC FlexIO module, the MXL switch is transformed
into an NPIV Proxy Gateway capable of bridging Ethernet
and Fibre Channel. Converged networking lowers costs
by immediately reducing infrastructure requirements for
blade servers and interconnects. In addition to infrastructure
savings, convergence reduces complexity, simplifies
management and increases efficiency in data center
operations.

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  • Page 1 Dell Networking MXL blade switch For Dell M1000e blade enclosures Expand the value of your blade investment. The Dell Networking MXL blade switch delivers performance and scalability in a flexible package to meet the shifting demands of your business and data center as it transitions to 1/10/40GbE.
  • Page 2 Breakout Cables *The Dell FC FlexIO module uses NPIV Proxy Gateway (NPG) technology, which provides the capability to use converged FCoE inside the M1000e chassis while maintaining traditional unconverged Ethernet and native Fibre Channel outside of the M1000e. With the FC FlexIO module, the MXL provides bridging capabilities between Ethernet and Fibre Channel via FCoE.
  • Page 3 2096 IP Forwarding Table MIB © 2013 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Dell, the DELL logo and the DELL badge are trademarks of Dell Inc. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell disclaims proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.

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