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I/O Connectivity Options for the Dell PowerEdge M1000e Blade Enclosure
January 15, 2014
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  • Page 1 M-Series Blade I/O Guide I/O Connectivity Options for the Dell PowerEdge M1000e Blade Enclosure January 15, 2014 Send feedback to: BladeInterconnects@dell.com...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    - 1GbE Pass-Through Deployment & Technical Guides - Cisco Catalyst Blades Change Revision Fibre Channel Blades - 16Gb switch – Brocade M6505 - 8Gb switch – Brocade M5424 - 8Gb SAN module - 8Gb Pass-Through Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 3: Ethernet Switching

    Blade Interconnects Transform your Dell M1000e blade server enclosure. M-Series Blade I/O Guide Ethernet Switching Models I/O aggregator M8024-k M8428-k M6348 M6220 10Gb pass-through 10/40GbE Switch 10GbE Plug and Play 10GbE Basic Ethernet/FC Switch 1GbE High-density 1GbE Basic Direct connection...
  • Page 4: Fibre Channel Switching

    Blade Interconnects M-Series Blade I/O Guide Transform your Dell M1000e blade server enclosure. Fibre channel switching Models Brocade M6505 Brocade M5424 Dell 8/4Gbps SAN module Dell 8/4Gbps Pass-Through High-performance 16Gb Switch Advanced 8Gb Switch Basic 8Gb Switch Basic 8Gb Aggregator...
  • Page 5 11,000 (IPv4 only) Ships with IP Base features: Static routes and RIP. Additional features can © 2014 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Dell, the DELL logo, the DELL badge and PowerConnect are trademarks of Dell Inc. Other IPv4 Routing Managed at top-of-rack be purchased: EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP as part of IP Services license.
  • Page 6 Brocade M6505 PowerEdge M I/O Aggregator Brocade M5424 M8024-k FC SAN Module M8428-k Pass Through FC8/4 10 Gb Pass-Through Cisco B22DELL FEX 1Gb Ethernet InfiniBand M6348 Mellanox M4001F M6220 Mellanox M4001T 1Gb Pass-Through Cisco Catalyst Blade Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 7 Ethernet Blade I/O Modules Product Portfolio External Ports: 40Gb (2) 10/40GbE QSFP+ (2) Optional Modules QSFP+, SFP+, Base-T, or FC Cisco Nexus M8428-k M8024-k I/O Aggregator 10Gb B22DELL (FEX External Ports: External Ports: External Ports: External Ports: (2) QSFP+ ports in (8) SFP+ 10GbE (4) SFP+ 1/10GbE (8) SFP+ 10GbE...
  • Page 8: Converged Ethernet Blades

    Converged Ethernet 10/40Gb 10Gb 10Gb Ethernet & 10Gb Cisco Switch Plug & Play Basic FC Switch Pass- B22DELL FEX M-IOA M8024-k M8428-k Through Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 9 Native Fibre Channel uplinks with FC FlexIO module (FCoE on internal ports to the • servers) FCoE transit to top of rack switch with IOM acting as a FIP Snooping Bridge • Industry standard CLI • Enterprise class OS (FTOS) • Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 10 SFP+ 40Gb: SR only Two Integrated QSFP+ ports Ports are defaulted to stacking mode but mode can be changed QSFP+ to QSFP+ Secondary Management Serial Port Fiber Cables (Cable included) Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide QSFP+ to 4xSFP+ Fiber Breakout Cables USB Port...
  • Page 11 Native Fibre Channel uplinks with FC FlexIO module (FCoE on internal ports to the servers) • FCoE transit to top of rack switch with IOM acting as a FIP Snooping Bridge • Industry standard CLI. Standard troubleshooting commands via CLI • VLT up to 2 devices • Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 12 Two integrated QSFP+ ports All QSFP+ ports and modules for this device are fixed in 4x10Gb breakout mode QSFP+ to QSFP+ Secondary Management Serial Port Fiber Cables (Cable included) Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide QSFP+ to 4xSFP+ Fiber Breakout Cables USB Port...
  • Page 13 SFP+, and 10GBASE-T Default mode of operation is Simple Switch Mode (port • aggregator); user-configurable to full switch mode Provides connectivity for the latest 10Gb-KR NICs and • CNAs, including those supporting Switch Independent 4-port Partitioning SFP+ Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 14 Fixed ports can support both SFP and SFP+ optics Secondary (multi-speed 1/10Gb) SFP to RJ45 converter Management 1000Base-T (only capable of 1Gbps) Serial Port (Cable included) 1GbE Optical Transceivers SFP 1GbE: SX, LX Fixed ports can support both SFP and SFP+ optics. Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 15 Converged M8428-k Converged Ethernet & Fibre Channel Switch Dell 10GbE Converged Network Switch • – DCB compliant design accommodates both NIC and Fibre Channel Over Ethernet I/O Single wide blade I/O module supporting all 10GbE capable • M1000e fabric bays Robust I/O bandwidth solution with 28 active fixed ports •...
  • Page 16 4 ports 8Gbps Fibre Channel More details in Adapter Portfolio section Brocade Optical Transceivers Speeds: 8, 4, 2 Gbps Designed for I/O bays Cables Short Wave, Multi-Mode SFP+ Optics (Four included with every M8248-k) Long Wave, Multi-Mode SFP+ Optics Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 17: 10Gb Pass-Through

    16 external 10GbE SFP+ ports • – Supports 10Gb connections ONLY Supports DCB/CEE and FCoE • – Connect to top-of-rack FCoE switches and Converged Network Adapters (CNA’s) in individual blades Transparent connection between blade servers and • external LAN Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 18 10Gb-KR adapters, all of which are notated with “-k.” It does not provide connectivity to legacy 10Gb-XAUI NICs/CNAs 1Gb Ethernet mezzanine cards and LOMs are not supported. More details in Adapter Portfolio section Designed for I/O bays Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 19 Converged Cisco Nexus Blade B22DELL Fabric Extender (FEX) Cisco 10GbE offering for the Dell M1000e Blade System • – The 16 internal 10Gb or 1Gb ports and 8 external 10Gb ports enables customers to connect via 10GbE to a Cisco Nexus...
  • Page 20 Adapter Portfolio section FET optics are sold with FEX at time of purchase. You CANNOT purchase these optics separately Designed for I/O bays The minimum Cisco Nexus software versions to support the B22DELL FEX are -5.2(1)N1(3) -6.0(2)N1(2) Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 21 Comparison of Converged Blade options Dell MXL Dell PowerEdge M Cisco Nexus Model Switch I/O Aggregator B22DELL FEX Dell M8024-k Dell M8428-k Overview 10/40GbE Switch 10GbE Plug & Play 10GbE Extender 10GbE Basic Ethernet / FC Server Ports Supported 32 (10GbE)
  • Page 22: 1Gb Ethernet Blades

    1Gb Ethernet 1/10Gb 1/10Gb Cisco High-density Basic Pass- Catalyst M6348 M6220 Through 3130X & 3130G Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 23 2x 10Gb Optical SFP+ (SR/LR) and/or SFP+ DAC • 2x 10Gb Copper CX4 or 32Gb stacking for M6348 • Management console port • Supports Dell Simple Switch Mode • Stackable with rack-mount PowerConnect 7000 Series • For optimized use (full internal-port utilization), pair with: •...
  • Page 24 CX4 Cables Adapter Portfolio section for 10Gb uplinks or 32Gb M6348 stacking (with other M6348 or rack-mount PC 7000 series switches) Designed for I/O bays (1m or 3m available) Secondary Management Serial Port (Cable included) Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 25 Module SFP+ Uplinks Routing protocols – Multicast routing protocols – Advanced QoS – Advanced Security – 2 x 10Gb Copper 2 x 10GBASE-T Copper Uplinks CX-4 Uplinks IPv6 – Supports Dell Simple Switch Mode • Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 26 10GBase-T adapter. (Copper) Cables Uplink Module More details in CAT 5 (10Gb speed only) Adapter Portfolio section Designed for I/O bays 10GbE Uplink Module for CX4 Copper Secondary Management Serial Port (Cable included) Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 27: 1Gbe Pass-Through

    – Transparent connection between LAN and server blades since the switch only has one internal port per adapter. More details in Adapter Portfolio section Designed for I/O bays Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 28: Cisco Catalyst Blades

    • IP Base software stack included in each SKU • Advanced L2 switching + basic IP routing features • Optional IP Services available ONLY for CBS 3130 • Adds advanced IP routing and IPv6 compatibility Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 29 (for 3130X) 3m: SFP-H10GB-CU3M= 10GBASE-LRM OneX SFP+ 5m: SFP-H10GB-CU5M= Secondary X2 Module Converter Management Module Serial Port (3130X only) SFP+ Optical: CVR-X2-SFP10G Fibre Cisco SR SFP+ Not sold by Dell – 3130X Modules (SFP-10G-SR=) purchase elsewhere Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 30: Fibre Channel Blades

    Fibre Channel See also the M8428-k in the 16Gb Converged Ethernet section Pass- M6505 M5424 Module Through Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 31 Supported Available a-la-carte Brocade FC SAN devices only Watch Brocade Enterprise Performance Optional Included Pack (license option bundle) Supported Diagnostic Ports, Hardware Buffer Credit Loss Detection/Recovery, Included Supported Supported Forward Error Correction Good Better Best Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 32 Dynamic Ports on Demand (PoD) and “pay-as-you- Management • port grow” port upgrades for 12-port configurations Heterogeneous SAN fabric interoperability • Access Gateway (NPIV) or fabric switch connectivity • Auto-sensing and speed-matching connections to • 16/8/4 Gbps to Fibre Channel devices Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 33 • 24 ports with eight SFP+ transceivers Adapter Portfolio section • 24 ports with four SFP+ transceivers • 12 ports with two SFP+ transceivers Designed for I/O bays (12 port model expands to 24 ports with on-demand license) Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 34 Configurable as Brocade full fabric switch or • Access Gateway Mode (NPIV) for multi-vendor interoperability Auto-negotiates between 4Gbps and 8Gbps based • on linked mezzanine cards and top-of-rack switches Supports future FOS features and upgrades • Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 35 • 24 ports with eight SFP+ transceivers Adapter Portfolio section • 24 ports with four SFP+ transceivers • 12 ports with two SFP+ transceivers Designed for I/O bays (12 port model expands to 24 ports with on-demand license) Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 36 Ideal scalability for data centers deploying increasingly • more blade enclosures while requiring FC connectivity Device is in Access Gateway Mode (NPIV) for multi-vendor • interoperability Ideal for Dell blade enclosure connectivity to any FC SAN • Supports 8-4-2Gbps I/O • Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 37 Fibre Channel Dell 8/4Gbps FC SAN Module SimpleConnect for SAN Best solution for modular SAN connectivity Based on industry-standard NPIV • (N-port ID Virtualization) Combines pass-through simplicity for connecting each server to • any SAN fabric with beneficial I/O and cable aggregation Helps solve interoperability issues with heterogeneous fabrics, i.e.
  • Page 38 Fibre Channel Dell 8/4Gbps FC SAN Module Adapters Mezzanine cards Cables Brocade Transceivers SWL 8Gb SFP+ Optics LWL 8Gb SFP+ Optics - Qlogic QME2572, - Emulex LPe1205 - Qlogic QME2572 - Emulex LPe1205-M Secondary Management FC4 Mezzanine cards are Serial Port also supported with this switch at 4Gbps.
  • Page 39 Transparent connection between SAN and server • blades As an alternative to this FC8 Pass-Through, • the Dell 8/4Gbps FC SAN Module (NPIV aggregator) which provides the simplicity of a pass-through with the aggregation/redundancy benefits of a switch Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 40 (one per port) *FC4 Mezzanine cards will function with this pass- through. Doing so will cause the pass-through to run at 4Gbps rather than the full-capability 8Gbps. More details in Adapter Portfolio section Designed for I/O bays Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 41 InfiniBand 56Gb 40Gb M4001F M4001T FDR10 Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 42 For high performance computing (HPC) & low latency applications • Available in redundant switch configuration • • Full non-blocking throughput Models M4001F M4001T Speed FDR10 Data rate 56Gbps 40Gbps Total ports 32 (16 internal and 16 external) Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 43 They will connect at QDR speeds. More details in Adapter Portfolio section Designed for I/O bays Not a Management Not a Management Port. Debug port only Port. Debug port only M4001F FDR M4001T FDR10 Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 44: Fabric Topologies

    Fabric Topologies Find more topologies and guides here: • EqualLogic Compatibility Matrix http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/storage/w/wiki/2661.equallogic-compatibility-matrix.aspx • EqualLogic Configuration Guide - http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/storage/w/wiki/2639.equallogic-configuration-guide.aspx • Rapid EqualLogic Configuration Portal - http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/storage/w/wiki/3615.rapid-equallogic-configuration-portal-by-sis.aspx Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 45 IOM, then to the Top-of-Rack switch • FC is broken out at the Top-of- FCoE Rack switch and moves to the SAN or directly to the storage Inside Chassis array FCoE from Adapter to Blade Switch Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 46 SAN B Blade model: MXL, IOA, M8428-k Top-of-Rack switch: Dell S5000, S4810, S4820T Configuration FCoE inside chassis (from adapter to blade switch) and Native FC outside the chassis Inside Chassis FCoE from Adapter to Blade Switch Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 47 Top-of-Rack switch: S5000, S4810, S4820T Storage: iSCSI External Array Configuration Converged iSCSI traffic (LAN and iSCSI) up to the Top-of-Rack switch iSCSI & LAN Inside Chassis iSCSI and LAN from Adapter to iSCSI Blade switch Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 48 • Converged iSCSI to the blades and & LAN up to the Top-of-Rack switch • Blade IOMs are using VLT so that iSCSI array to array traffic can stay inside Storage Dual Port the M1000e chassis Blade Adapter Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 49 Stack Ring 1 Note that IOA is limited to a two unit Stack Ring 2 stack. IOA has a simplified CLI command for stacking and IOA must be managed via CLI when stacked. Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 50 Stacked blade switches connected directly to the Network Core switches Stacked IOMs Stacked IOMs Configuration Stacked blade switches act as the Stack Ring 1 aggregation layer. No need for Top of Stack Ring 2 Rack switches. Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 51: Automation & Management

    Automation & Management Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 52 The a Dell blade chassis and allows you to manage up to nine fully simplified software interface, pictured below, loaded Dell blade server chassis using a robust management software system.
  • Page 53: Flexaddress Plus

    Persistence which allows blades to be swapped without affecting SAN Zoning, iSCSI zoning, or any MAC-dependent functions FlexAddress Plus SD card provisioned with unique pool of 3136 MACs/WWNs • Original hardware- FlexAddress- assigned MACs assigned MACs Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 54 Reduce involvement of network admin in blade deployments by eliminating the need to understand • STP (Spanning Tree Protocol), VLANs (Virtual Local Area Networks), & LACP (Link Aggregation Control Protocol) groups For an overview demo of Simple Switch mode, visit: (English only) http://www.delltechcenter.com/page/PowerEdge+Blade+Demos Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 55: Fabrics & Port Mapping

    Fabrics and Port Mapping Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 56 PowerEdge M1000e Chassis Fabrics and Capabilities Fabric A Fabric A Reserved for Reserved for 1/10GbE LOMs or 1/10GbE LOMs or Select Network Select Network Adapters Adapters Fabric B Fabric B 1/10/40 GbE, 1/10/40 GbE, 4/8/16Gb FC, 4/8/16Gb FC, 20/40/56Gb IB...
  • Page 57 M-Series Blade I/O Fabrics Quarter Height Blades One dual port LOM •IOM with 32 internal ports (M6348 or Dell Force10 MXL) is needed to connect Quarter all LOM ports on all blades Height •2 x 32 port IOMs needed to connect the...
  • Page 58 Mezzanine A lane represents a single link between I/O Module 8.4Tb Mid-plane an adapter and an IOM. Each port will utilize 1, 2 or 4 lanes depending on the Left side of chassis communication protocol. Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 59 Mezzanine Link between a dual port adapter and I/O Module 8.4Tb Mid-plane switch of same fabric type Left side of chassis Additional link provided by quad-port adapter cards and an IOM with 32 internal ports Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 60 Port Mapping of Half Height blades with Dual Port Adapters to IOMs with 16 or 32 Internal Ports IOM ports mapped to half height blade slots All six IOMs have the same • port mapping for half height blades Slot1 Slot2 Slot3 Slot4...
  • Page 61 Port Mapping of Half Height blades with Quad Port Adapters to IOMs with 32 Internal Ports IOM ports mapped to half height blade slots An IOM with 32 internal ports is • required to connect to all quad port adapters Slot1 Slot2 Slot3...
  • Page 62 Mezzanine Link between a dual port adapter and I/O Module 8.4Tb Mid-plane switch of same fabric type Left side of chassis Additional link provided by quad-port adapter cards and an IOM with 32 internal ports Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 63 Port Mapping of Full Height blades with Dual Port Adapters to IOMs with 16 or 32 Internal Ports IOM ports mapped to full height blade slots All six IOMs have the same • port mapping for half height blades Slot1 Slot2 Slot3 Slot4...
  • Page 64 Port Mapping of Full Height blades with Quad Port Adapters to IOMs with 32 Internal Ports IOM ports mapped to full height blade slots All six IOMs have the same port • mapping for half height blades An IOM with 32 internal ports is Slot1 Slot2 Slot3...
  • Page 65 IOM with 32 internal ports Left side of chassis Redundant LOM link that requires an IOM with 32 internal ports. There will be no connection on this link with IOMs with only 16 ports Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 66 Port Mapping of Quarter Height blades to two IOMs with 32 Internal Ports on Fabric A: Full LOM Port Redundancy IOM ports mapped to quarter height blade slots On fabric A, two IOMs with • 32 internal ports provide connectivity to two ports of Slot1a Slot2a Slot3a...
  • Page 67 Port Mapping of Quarter Height blades to two IOMs with 16 Internal Ports on Fabric A: No LOM Port Redundancy On fabric A, two IOMs with • IOM ports mapped to quarter height blade slots 16 internal ports provide connectivity to one port of Slot1a Slot2a Slot3a...
  • Page 68: Mezzanine Cards

    Port Mapping of Quarter Height blades to four IOMs on Fabric B&C: Full Mezz Card Port Redundancy IOM ports mapped to quarter height blade slots On fabric B&C, four IOMs • provide full redundancy (connect all ports) to all Slot1a Slot2a Slot3a Slot4a...
  • Page 69: Interoperability Guide

    Dell PowerEdge M1000e I/O Interoperability guide Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 70 PowerEdge M1000e 1Gb Ethernet I/O Interoperability 1Gb Ethernet I/O Modules Cisco Cisco Cisco 1GbE M6348 M6220 3032 3130G 3130X Pass-Through       Broadcom 5708 Mezz       Broadcom 5709 LOM/Mezz  ...
  • Page 71 PowerEdge M1000e 10Gb Ethernet I/O Interoperability 10Gb Ethernet I/O Modules 10Gb PowerEdge 10Gb 10Gb Pass- M8024-k M8024 M8428-k B22DELL Pass-Through Pass-Through Through (original model) Aggregator    Broadcom 57710 Mezz Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible   ...
  • Page 72 QDR* : Requires switch firmware version “fw-sx_0JP9G6_9_1_6562” and adapter version “fw-ConnectX3-rel_0J05YT_B1_2_11_0550_Flexboot-3_4_000.bin”. Customers with this combination can call Dell Support if they would like it to function on the M420 or M820  FDR** : Not supported with original mid-plane (1.0)
  • Page 73 Connect-X Connect-X2 Connect-X3 Connect-X3 Connect-X3  Supported Supported Supported Supported   Supported Supported Supported    Supported Supported  Supported Supported Supported Supported     Supported     Supported Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 74 PowerEdge M1000e Fibre Channel I/O Interoperability I/O Modules M5424 M4424 Dell 8/4Gbps FC M6505 Passthrough Brocade FC4 Passthrough SAN Module Brocade FC16 Brocade FC8      Emulex FC4 compatible      QLogic FC4 compatible Emulex LPe1205-M FC8 ...
  • Page 75 Mezzanine Cards for 12G Servers QLogic QLogic Emulex Emulex QME2572 QME2662 LPe1205-M LPm16002 FC16 FC16   Supported Supported   Supported Supported                 Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 76: Server Adapter Portfolio

    Server Adapter Portfolio Includes: Server Adapter products, features, compatibility and software support matrix Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 77 Broadcom 57810S-k 2P Mezz Brocade BR1741M-k Mezz Broadcom 57840S-k 4P NDC 1Gb Ethernet QDR/FDR Broadcom 5720 4P LOM InfiniBand Broadcom 5719 4P Mezz Intel I350 4P Mezz Mellanox CX3 FDR Mezz Mellanox CX3 FDR10 Mezz Global Marketing Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 78 NPAR 1: Citrix Xenserver 6.0 and Linux KVM only. 63 VFs per port 2: No. of queues will vary depending upon hypervisor memory limitations Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide Global Marketing 3: 4 partitions per 10Gb port 4: 2 partitions per 10Gb port...
  • Page 79 SR-IOV 128 TX, 128 RX 8 TX, 8 RX Multi-queue (per port) Supported Servers M420 M520 1: No. of queues will vary depending upon hypervisor memory limitations 2: 4 partitions per 10Gb port Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide Global Marketing...
  • Page 80 M420, M520, M620, M420, M520, M620, Supported Servers M820 M820 Preference for Intel Ethernet Continuity from previous Great for solutions generation server designs 1: No. of queues will vary depending upon hypervisor memory limitations Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide Global Marketing...
  • Page 81 Blade Mezzanine Card: 10Gb Broadcom Intel X520 10Gb QLogic Brocade BR1741M- Features 57810S-k DP DP –x/k QME8262-k k KR 10Gb Ports x Link Speed 2x10Gb 2x10Gb 2x10Gb 2x10Gb Supported Speed 1Gb,10Gb 1Gb,10Gb 10Gb 1Gb, 10Gb Chipset 57810S X520 Catapult I Interface Type XAUI/KR ISCSI HBA...
  • Page 82 4Gb, 8Gb 4Gb, 8Gb 8Gb, 16Gb 8Gb, 16Gb Speed Chipset 2500 LightPulse 2600 LightPulse FC Boot Supported M420, M520, M420, M520, M620, M820, M620, M820, Servers M620, M820, M620, M820 M910, M915 M910, M915 Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide Global Marketing...
  • Page 83 2 x 40Gb 2 x 56Gb Chipset CX-3 CX-3 Supported Protocols Supported M420, M520, M620, M620 servers M820 HFT, co-located Real time market data investment banks, Great for distribution algorithmic trading, low latency applications Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide Global Marketing...
  • Page 84 Broadcom 5709 4P 1Gb Blade NDC (M710HD, M915 only) Broadcom 57810S-k 2P 10Gb NDC Blade Broadcom 57840S-k 4P 10Gb NDC Broadcom 57712-k 2P 10Gb KR 10Gb NDC (M710HD, M915 only) Intel X520-k 2P 10Gb NDC QLogic QMD8262-k 2P NDC Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 85 QLogic QME8242-k 2P Mezz QLogic QME8262-k 2P Mezz 10Gb Blade Mezz Brocade BR1741M-k 2P Mezz Brocade BR1741M-k 2P Mezz Intel X520 x/k 2P Mezz Intel X520 x/k 2P Mezz 1: no iSCSI offload support with 1Gb devices Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 86 Form factor QLogic QME2572 2P FC8 HBA QLogic QME2572 2P FC8 HBA Blade Mezz Emulex LPe1205-M 2P FC8 HBA Emulex LPe1205-M 2P FC8 Mezz HBA Mezz Qlogic QME2662 FC16 16Gb Blade Mezz Emulex LPm16002 FC16 Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 87 Broadcom 5720 LOM 1GbE Broadcom 57810S-k 10GbE Broadcom 5719 Serdes 1GbE Blade Intel I350 Serdes 1GbE Mezz Intel X520 x/k 10GbE QLogic QME8262-k 10GbE Brocade BR1741M-k 10GbE Note: FC HBAs are not currently supported by LC Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 88 Deployment and Technical Guides Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 89: Deployment & Technical Guides

    Stacking the Dell MXL blade switch http://del.ly/mxlfipsnooping Deploying FCoE (FIP Snooping) on Dell Force 10 MXL MXL, IOA, M8024-k, M8428-k, 10GbE pass-th Dell PowerEdge M1000e Blade and EqualLogic PS Series SAN Design Best Practices Using Force10 http://del.ly/sandesignbestpractices PowerEdge M I/O Aggregator (IOA) http://del.ly/ioaconfigquickref...
  • Page 90 • portfolio and explore the innovative technologies inside the servers with the new Dell Interactive Rack, Tower and Blade 3D demo tool. Using the tool, you can turn, spin, and pull out components of our servers via their laptop, tablet, phone or touchscreen display.
  • Page 91 Feedback We encourage readers of this publication to provide feedback on the quality and usefulness of this information by sending an email to BladeInterconnects@Dell.com. Dell M-Series Blade I/O Guide...
  • Page 92: Change Revision

    Removed Cisco Catalyst 3032 since it is EOL. Note the 3130G and 3130X are still being sold. • Corrected a statement to indicate that M6505 requires the enhanced midplane (1.1) and will not function with the original midplane (1.0) • Corrected the listed order of the IOM slots on several port mapping page • Dell Inc.