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Dell M8428-K Converged 10Gb Ethernet Blade Switch
Helping Extend Virtualization Efficiently Throughout Data Centers

Dell M8428-K Converged 10Gb Ethernet Blade Switch

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Converged 10GbE Switch Module for the Dell™ PowerEdge™ M1000e Modular Blade Enclosure.

Extend Server Virtualization to the Network and Storage

Meet the high-bandwidth demands of multicore CPUs and server virtualization with the 10GbE Dell M8428-k, and help extend the benefits of server virtualization to the network. With N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV)-capable converged network adapters (CNAs), such as BR1741M-k, the M8428-k switch module helps enable virtual machine (VM) awareness inside the storage area network (SAN) fabric for rapid workload mobility and quality of service (QoS).

Do More With Less

Optimize your data center infrastructure for outstanding efficiency. Dell M8428-k features help reduce data center complexity and operating costs:

  • Reduce your infrastructure up to two times, including adapters, switches, cables and management ports.
  • Help improve availability, identify potential points of failure, and help reduce overall data center capital and operational costs by consolidating server access network elements.

Address Today’s Infrastructure Investment Challenges

You can help protect your existing data center investments, because unlike most other convergent technologies, Dell M8428-k does not require a forklift upgrade of existing data center infrastructure. Dell M8428-k harnesses industry standards and technologies to seamlessly integrate with any existing Fibre Channel storage, switches and management utilities.

Dell M8428-k delivers high-performance, 600 ns low-latency wire-speed 10GbE, FCoE switching and 8 Gb FC switching. In addition, the switch module enables Fibre Channel SAN-to-Internet SCSI (iSCSI) storage network migration.

Set Up Without Delay

The Dell M8428-k switch module is delivered installation-ready, right out of the box, with all ports active and four cable-ready FC ports. It also supports no-strings-attached port upgrades with Fibre Channel- and NPIV-enabled default configuration.

Transform your Dell M1000e blade server enclosure

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Port Attributes
  • 272GB full duplex bandwidth across 28 ports 
  • Low latency: 600 nano second


  • Highly scalable with features including VLANs: 3583
  • MAC addresses: 32,000 MAC address table entries
  • ACLs: 5000

Maximum frame size

  • 2112-byte Fibre Channel payload; 9048-byte Ethernet frame

Data Traffic Types

  • Fabric switches supporting unicast, multicast, and broadcast


  • Operating Modes
    • Fibre Channel and NPIV mode for SAN agnostic connectivity
    • 10Gb Ethernet and FCoE

External ports

  • 8 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) speed and DCB support 4 Fibre Channel ports: Channel universal (E, F, M, N and FL) ports with 2, 4, and 8 Gbps full duplex

Internal Backplane ports

  • 16 auto negotiated 1G or 10GbE ports
  • Wake on LAN (WoL) support

Supported NICs / CNAs

  • Brocade BR1741M-k Converged Network Adapter

Fibre Channel port types

  • F_Port (Fabric Ports), FL_Port (Fabric Loop Ports), M_Port (Mirror Port), N_Port (For NPIV uplinks) or E_Port (Expansion Ports)

Classes of Service

  • Class 2, Class 3, Class F (inter-switch frames)

Fabric Services

  • A rich and comprehensive Fibre Channel services set including 255 NPIV (N_Port ID Virtualization), Simple Name Server (SNS) 
  • Optional services available on FC ports including, ISL Trunking, Advanced Performance Monitoring and Fabric Watch


  • Supported Mgmt Software
    Command-line interface (CLI), Switch's SNMP agent, EZ Switch Wizard, Brocade Network Advisor (BNA), Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM) Professional, DCFM Professional Plus and DCFM Enterprise
  • Security
    Industry-common Command Line Interface (CLI), Security Shell (SSH) v2, Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA), Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) v1, v2, and v3, Unified username and passwords across CLI and SNMP, Syslog, Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (MS-CHAP), Remote Monitoring (RMON), Per-port ingress and egress counters, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Power-On Self-Test (POST), Comprehensive bootup diagnostics, Ethernet-like Interface MIB, RFC 1643, RFC 1213 MIB-II, RADIUS, RFC 2865
  • Management access
    One external RJ45 serial console port for debugging and field support
  • Diagnostics
    Power-On Self-Test (POST) diagnostics and status reporting
    POST and embedded online/offline diagnostics, including FCping and Pathinfo (FCtraceroute)


  • Enclosure
    Approximate width: 27.27 cm (10.74 inches)
    Approximate height: 3.25 cm (1.27 inches)
    Approximate depth: 30.72 cm (12.09 inches)
    Approximate weight: 2.1 kg (4.65 lb) without media

Environmental Operating Conditions

  • Temperature 
    Operating: 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
    Non-operating: -20° to 70° C (-4°F to 158° F)
  • Humidity 
    Operating: 10% to 90% (non-condensing) at 29° C
    Non-operating: 5% to 95% (non-condensing) at 38° C 
  • Operating altitude 
    Up to 3,048 meters (10,000 feet) 
  • Storage altitude 
    Up to 10,688 kilometers (35,000 feet) 
  • Operating Shock 
    20G for 6ms half-sine 
  • Non-operating Shock 
    50G with a velocity change of 4216 mm/sec squared 
  • Vibration 
    Operating: 0.4G, 5-500 Hz, 60 minutes
    Non-operating: 0.5G, 2-200 Hz, 15 minutes; 1.04 GRMS Random for 15 minutes


  • Maximum: 75 Watts

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