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Dell Networking S6000 10/40GbE Top-of-Rack Switch
High-Performance 10/40GbE Top-of-Rack Switch for Virtualized Data Centers

Dell Networking S6000 10/40GbE ToR Switch

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High-density 40GbE switch (32 ports of 40GbE or 96 ports of 10GbE1 and eight ports of 40GbE) with high performance for ToR, MoR and EoR deployments. The S6000 includes feature-rich Dell FTOS, VLT, and built-in network virtualization features with support for Dell Open Automation Framework.

Data Center Optimized

The Dell Networking S Series S6000 is a 10/40GbE top-of-rack (ToR) switch purpose-built for applications in high-performance data center and computing environments. Leveraging a non-blocking, cut-through switching architecture, the S6000 delivers line-rate L2 and L3 forwarding capacity to maximize network performance. The compact S6000 design provides industry-leading density of 32 ports of 40GbE or 96 ports of 10GbE1 and eight additional ports of 40GbE to conserve rack space while enabling denser footprints and simplifying migration to 40Gbps in the data center core. Priority-Based Flow Control (PFC), Data Center Bridge Exchange (DCBX) and Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS) make the S6000 ideally suited for DCB environments. In addition, the S6000 incorporates multiple architectural features that optimize data center network flexibility, efficiency and availability, including redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and fans.

The S6000 also supports Dell Networking's Open Automation Framework, which provides enhanced network automation and virtualization capabilities for virtual data center environments. The Open Automation Framework comprises a suite of inter-related network management tools that can be used together or independently to provide a network that is flexible, available and manageable while helping to reduce operational expenses. Furthermore, built-in support for key network virtualization and software-defined networking initiatives help enable customers with futureready agility, optimized for virtual services deployment and delivery.

Key applications

  • High-density 10/40GbE ToR server aggregation in high-performance data center environments
  • Active Fabric™ implementation for large deployments in conjunction with the Dell Z9000, creating a flat, two-tier, non-blocking2 10/40GbE data center network design
  • Small-scale Active Fabric implementation via the S6000 switch in leaf and spine along with S Series 1/10GbE ToR switches enabling cost-effective aggregation of 10/40GbE uplinks
  • iSCSI storage deployment including DCB converged lossless transactions
  • High-performance SDN/OpenFlow 1.0 enabled with ability to inter-operate with industry standard OpenFlow controllers

Key features

  • 1RU high-density 10/40GbE ToR switch with 32 ports of 40GbE (QSFP+) or 96 ports of 10GbE1 and eight ports of 40GbE
  • Up to 2.56Tbps of switching I/O bandwidth (fullduplex) and available non-blocking2 cut-through switching fabric delivering line-rate performance under full load2 with sub 600ns latency
  • Scalable L2 and L3 Ethernet switching with QoS and a full complement of standards-based IPv4 and IPv6 features, including OSPF and BGP routing support
  • L2 multipath support via Virtual Link Trunking (VLT) and multiple VLT (mVLT) multi-chassis link aggregation technology
  • VXLAN gateway functionality3 support for optimized virtual operation
  • Open Automation Framework adding automated configuration and provisioning capabilities to simplify the management of network environments
  • Modular Dell FTOS software delivering inherent stability as well as enhanced monitoring and serviceability functions
  • Jumbo frame support for large data transfers
  • 128 link aggregation groups with up to eight members per group, using enhanced hashing
  • Redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and fans
  • Converged network support for DCB, with priority flow control (802.1Qbb), ETS (802.1Qaz), DCBx and iSCSI TLV support
  • I/O panel to power supply airflow or power supply to I/O panel airflow
  • Tool-less enterprise ReadyRails™ mounting kits reducing time and resources for switch rack installation
  • Power-efficient operation up to 45°C helping reduce cooling costs in temperature-constrained deployments
  • Fastboot feature enables min-loss software upgrade on a standalone S6000 without VLT/stacking

1 Using QSFP+ breakout cables (available separately)
2 Performance rated over aggregate operation and with average packet transfers greater than 200 bytes
3 Future feature

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