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Dell Force10 S4810
Switch Configuration Guide
Dell Product Group
January 2013
SISfeedback@Dell.com

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    Dell Force10 S4810 Switch Configuration Guide Dell Product Group January 2013 SISfeedback@Dell.com...

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    © 2012 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of this material in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. For more information, contact Dell. Dell, the Dell logo, and the Dell badge, PowerConnect, EqualLogic, and Force10 are trademarks of Dell Inc.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Introduction ....................................5 Audience ................................... 5 Switch details ................................... 5 Cabling diagram ................................6 Dell recommended switch configuration ..........................7 Hardware configuration ..............................7 Delete startup configuration ............................7 Configure out of band (OOB) management port ..................... 7 Configure route for OOB management port (optional) ..................8 Configure login credentials ............................

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    Revert to default VLAN ID on switch and arrays ..................... 15 Save configuration ................................ 15 Reload ..................................... 15 Verify DCB status ................................15 Configure additional switch ............................15 Additional resources ..................................16 SCG1000 Force10 S4810 Configuration Guide...

  • Page 5: Introduction

    Introduction This document illustrates how to configure 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).

  • 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 Force10 S4810 Configuration Guide...

  • Page 7: Dell Recommended Switch Configuration

    Dell recommended switch configuration These steps show you how to configure two Force10 S4810 switches with a LAG. The switches are interconnected using two of the 40 GbE Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable (QSFP) uplink ports, and the LAG is configured for Dynamic Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP).

  • Page 8: Configure Route For Oob Management Port (optional)

    FTOS(conf)#iscsi enable FTOS(conf)#exit Enable switch ports Option 1: You can enable the array or host facing ports individually. Note: This method is more secure than Option 2. FTOS#configure FTOS(conf)#interface tengigabitethernet 0/0 FTOS(conf-if-te-0/0)#switchport FTOS(conf-if-te-0/0)#no shutdown FTOS(conf-if-te-0/0)#exit FTOS(conf)#exit SCG1000 Force10 S4810 Configuration Guide...

  • Page 9: Spanning Tree

    These commands configure the switch interconnect as a LAG. FTOS#configure FTOS(conf)#interface Port-channel 1 FTOS(conf-if-po-1)#no ip address FTOS(conf-if-po-1)#mtu 12000 FTOS(conf-if-po-1)#switchport FTOS(conf-if-po-1)#no shutdown FTOS(conf-if-po-1)#exit 2.10 Configure QSFP ports for LAG FTOS(conf)#interface range fortyGigE 0/48 , fortyGigE 0/52 SCG1000 Force10 S4810 Configuration Guide...

  • Page 10: Save Configuration

    FTOS(conf-if-range-fo-0/48-52)#flowcontrol rx on tx off FTOS(conf-if-range-fo-0/48-52)#port-channel-protocol lacp FTOS(conf-if-range-fo-0/48-52-lacp)#port-channel 1 mode active FTOS(conf-if-range-fo-0/48-52-lacp)#exit FTOS(conf-if-range-fo-0/48-52)#exit FTOS(conf)#exit 2.11 Save configuration FTOS#copy run start 2.12 Configure additional switch Repeat the commands from section 2 to configure the second switch. SCG1000 Force10 S4810 Configuration Guide...

  • Page 11: 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 12: Apply Policies To Switch Ports

    FTOS (conf)#service-class dynamic dot1p Apply policies to switch ports FTOS(conf)#interface range ten 0/0 – 47 FTOS(conf-if-range-te-0/0-47)#dcb-policy input pfc FTOS(conf-if-range-te-0/0-47)#dcb-policy output ets FTOS(conf-if-range-te-0/0-47)#protocol lldp FTOS(conf-if-range-te-0/0-47-lldp)#exit FTOS(conf-if-range-te-0/0-47)#exit FTOS(conf)#interface range fortyGigE 0/48 - 60 FTOS(conf-if-range-fo-0/48-60)#dcb-policy input pfc FTOS(conf-if-range-fo-0/48-60)#dcb-policy output ets FTOS(conf-if-range-fo-0/48-60)#exit SCG1000 Force10 S4810 Configuration Guide...

  • Page 13: Configure Ets Values

    System configuration has been modified. Save? [yes/no]yes Proceed with reload [confirm yes/no]yes Note: The switch will reboot. Save configuration FTOS#copy run start 3.10 Configure additional switches Repeat the commands from section 3 to configure DCB on additional switches. SCG1000 Force10 S4810 Configuration Guide...

  • Page 14: Reverting From Dcb To Non-dcb Configuration (optional)

    FTOS(conf)#interface range tengigabitethernet 0/0 - 47 FTOS(conf-if-range-te-0/0-47)#no dcb-policy input pfc FTOS(conf-if-range-te-0/0-47)#no dcb-policy output ets FTOS(conf-if-range-te-0/0-47)#flowcontrol rx on tx off FTOS(conf-if-range-te-0/0-47)#exit FTOS(conf)#interface range fortyGigE 0/48 - 60 FTOS(conf-if-range-fo-0/48-60)#no dcb-policy input pfc FTOS(conf-if-range-fo-0/48-60)#no dcb-policy output ets FTOS(conf-if-range-fo-0/48-60)#flowcontrol rx on tx off FTOS(conf-if-range-fo-0/48-60)#exit SCG1000 Force10 S4810 Configuration Guide...

  • Page 15: Revert To Default Vlan Id On Switch And Arrays

    Proceed with reload [confirm yes/no]yes Note: The switch will reboot. 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 Force10 S4810 Configuration Guide...

  • Page 16: Additional Resources

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