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Dell PowerConnect 8024, 8024F, M8024, and
M8024-k
Switch Configuration Guide for EqualLogic SANs
Dell Storage Engineering
October 2013
SISfeedback@Dell.com

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  • Page 1 Dell PowerConnect 8024, 8024F, M8024, and M8024-k Switch Configuration Guide for EqualLogic SANs Dell Storage Engineering October 2013 SISfeedback@Dell.com...
  • Page 2: Revisions

    October 2013 Initial release © 2013 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

    Configure out of band (OOB) management port ...................... 12 Configure login credentials ............................. 12 Configure Jumbo Frames ..............................13 3.10 Enable flow control ................................13 3.11 Configure spanning tree portfast on edge ports ......................13 SCG1008 PowerConnect 8024, 8024F, M8024 and M8024-k Switch Configuration Guide for EqualLogic SANs...
  • Page 4 4.12 Configure Jumbo Frames ............................... 18 4.13 Configure spanning tree portfast on edge ports ....................... 18 4.14 Enable flow control ................................18 4.15 Save configuration ................................19 Additional resources ..................................20 SCG1008 PowerConnect 8024, 8024F, M8024 and M8024-k Switch Configuration Guide for EqualLogic SANs...
  • Page 5: Introduction

    Introduction This document shows how to configure Dell™ PowerConnect™ 8024, 8024F, M8024, and M8024-k switches for use with EqualLogic™ PS Series storage using Dell best practices. The recommended configuration uses link aggregation groups (LAGs) for inter-switch connections. An optional configuration is provided for 8024 and 8024F switches using the virtual stacking feature.
  • Page 6: Dell Recommended Switch Configuration For 8024 And 8024F

    Dell recommended switch configuration for 8024 and 8024F These steps show how to configure two PowerConnect 8024 or 8024F series switches with a LAG. The switches are interconnected using four 10 GbE Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports, and the LAG is configured for Dynamic Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP).
  • Page 7: Hardware Configuration

    5. Connect the LAG cables between the switches. See this configuration in Figure 1. Check firmware version console>enable console#show version Note: If the active version displayed here is not 5.1.1.7 or later, please visit support.dell.com and download the latest update for your switches. Delete startup configuration Note: All configuration settings will be deleted.
  • Page 8: Configure Out Of Band (Oob) Management Port

    Management interfaces will not be available during this time. Are you sure you want to continue? (y/n)y 2.10 Configure spanning tree portfast on edge ports console(config)#interface range tengigabitethernet 1/0/1-20 console(config-if)#spanning-tree portfast console(config-if)#exit SCG1008 PowerConnect 8024, 8024F, M8024 and M8024-k Switch Configuration Guide for EqualLogic SANs...
  • Page 9: Configure Port Channel For Lag

    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. SCG1008 PowerConnect 8024, 8024F, M8024 and M8024-k Switch Configuration Guide for EqualLogic SANs...
  • Page 10: Dell Recommended Switch Configuration For M8024 And M8024-K

    LAG. The switches are interconnected using four 10 GbE Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports, and the LAG is configured for Dynamic Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP). Cabling diagram for M8024 and M8024-k The cabling diagram shown below represents the Dell recommend method for deploying your servers and EqualLogic arrays. Figure 2...
  • Page 11: Hardware Configuration

    5. Connect the LAG cables between the switches. See this configuration in Figure 2. Check firmware version console>enable console#show version Note: If the active version displayed here is not 5.1.1.7 or later, please visit support.dell.com and download the latest update for your switches. Delete startup configuration Note: All configuration settings will be deleted console#clear config console>enable...
  • Page 12: Check Current Operational Mode

    Configure out of band (OOB) management port console(config)#interface out-of-band console(config-if)#ip address ipaddress mask gateway console(config-if)#exit Configure login credentials console(config)#line telnet console(config-telnet)#login authentication default console(config-telnet)#exit SCG1008 PowerConnect 8024, 8024F, M8024 and M8024-k Switch Configuration Guide for EqualLogic SANs...
  • Page 13: Configure Jumbo Frames

    Note: The commands in this section assign the four built-in external 10Gb SFP+ ports to the Port Channel on the M8024-k. If you have the M8024 switch, skip this step and proceed to Section 3.14. console(conf)#interface range tengigabitethernet 1/0/17-20 SCG1008 PowerConnect 8024, 8024F, M8024 and M8024-k Switch Configuration Guide for EqualLogic SANs...
  • Page 14: Configure Sfp+ Ports For Lag (M8024)

    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. SCG1008 PowerConnect 8024, 8024F, M8024 and M8024-k Switch Configuration Guide for EqualLogic SANs...
  • Page 15: Optional Virtual Stack Configuration For 8024 And 8024F

    On both switches, enter the following commands: Check firmware version console>enable console#show version Note: If the active version displayed is not 5.1.1.7 or later, please visit support.dell.com and download the latest update for your switches. Delete startup configuration Note: All configuration settings will be deleted console#clear config console>enable...
  • Page 16: Configure Virtual Stack Ports (Switch 1)

    All the switches in the stack will be reset to perform Manager unit renumbering and the configuration of Manager switch interfaces will be cleared. Are you sure you want to renumber? (y/n)y SCG1008 PowerConnect 8024, 8024F, M8024 and M8024-k Switch Configuration Guide for EqualLogic SANs...
  • Page 17: Save Configuration (Switch 2)

    Note: Before proceeding ensure that the status for all switches in the stack show OK. Disable DCB Note: The PowerConnect 8024 and 8024F switches do not support Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS), therefore Data Center Bridging (DCB) must be manually disabled using the following steps:...
  • Page 18: Configure Out Of Band (Oob) Management Port

    Enable flow control console(config)#flowcontrol This operation may take a few minutes. Management interfaces will not be available during this time. Are you sure you want to continue? (y/n)y console(config)#exit SCG1008 PowerConnect 8024, 8024F, M8024 and M8024-k Switch Configuration Guide for EqualLogic SANs...
  • Page 19: Save Configuration

    4.15 Save configuration console#copy running-config startup-config This operation may take a few minutes. Management interfaces will not be available during this time. SCG1008 PowerConnect 8024, 8024F, M8024 and M8024-k Switch Configuration Guide for EqualLogic SANs...
  • Page 20: Additional Resources

    DellTechCenter.com is an IT Community where you can connect with Dell Customers and Dell employees for the purpose of sharing knowledge, best practices, and information about Dell products and your installations. Referenced or recommended Dell publications: •...
  • Page 21 This white paper is for informational purposes only. The content is provided as is, without express or implied warranties of any kind.