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Dell EMC PowerSwitch S5248F-ON Switch

Dell S5248F-ON

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4 x 100GbE QSFP28 ports, 2 x 100GbE QFSP28-DD ports, Open Network Install Environment (ONIE)
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High-performance, open networking 25GbE top-of-rack and 100GbE spine/leaf switches

The PowerSwitch S5200-ON 25/100GbE fixed switches comprise Dell Technologies’ latest disaggregated hardware and software data center networking solutions, providing state-of-the-art, high-density 25/100GbE ports and a broad range of functionality to meet the growing demands of today’s data center environment. These innovative, next-generation open networking switches offer optimum flexibility and cost-effectiveness for web 2.0, enterprise and cloud service providers with demanding compute and storage traffic environments.

The S5200-ON is a complete family of switches:12-port, 24-port, and 48-port 25GbE/100GbE ToR switches, 96- port 25GbE/100GbE Middle of Row (MoR)/End of Row (EoR) switch, and a 32-port 100GbE Multi-Rate Spine/ Leaf switch. From the compact half-rack width S5212FON providing an ideal form factor for hyper-converged deployments, to the high density S5296F-ON for Middle of Row deployments, the S5200-ON series offers performance and flexibility for a variety of network designs.

In addition to 100GbE Spine/Leaf deployments, the S5232F-ON can also be used in high density deployments using breakout cables to achieve up to 128 10GbE or 128 25GbE ports.

Using industry-leading hardware and a choice of Dell EMC SmartFabric OS10 or select 3rd party network operating systems and tools, the S5200-ON switches incorporate multiple architectural features that optimize data center network flexibility, efficiency and availability, including IO panel to PSU or PSU to IO panel airflow for hot/cold aisle environments, redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and fans and deliver non-blocking performance for workloads sensitive to packet loss.

Priority-based flow control (PFC), data center bridge exchange (DCBX) and enhanced transmission selection (ETS) make the S5200-ON family ideally suited for DCB environments.

Dell EMC PowerSwitch S5200-ON switches support the open source Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) for zero touch installation of Dell EMC SmartFabric OS10 networking operating system, as well as alternative network operating systems.

Key applications

  • Organizations looking to enter the softwaredefined data center era with a choice of networking technologies designed to maximize flexibility
  • High-density 10/25GbE ToR server aggregation in high-performance data center environments at the desired fabric speed with the S5248F-ON or S5296FON
  • Low-density 10/25GbE server and storage aggregation with the S5212F-ON and S5224F-ON
  • Small-scale Fabric implementation via the S5232FON switch in leaf and spine along with S5248F-ON 1/10/25GbE ToR switches enabling cost-effective aggregation of 10/25/40/50/100 uplinks
  • Multi-functional 10/25/40/50/100GbE switching in High Performance Computing Clusters or other businesssensitive deployments requiring the highest bandwidth.
  • iSCSI deployments, including DCB converged lossless transactions
  • Single-pass VXLAN routing

Innovative data center architectural agility with 25/40/50/100GbE switches

Gain the flexibility to transform your data centers with high-capacity network fabrics that are easy to deploy, cost-effective and provide a clear path to a software-defined data center. They offer:

  • High density for 25/40/50/100GbE deployments in top-of-rack, middle-of-row, and end-of-row deployments
  • A choice of S5212F-ON, S5224F-ON, S5248F-ON, S5296F-ON and S5232F-ON 25 &100GbE switches.
  • An ideal solution for modern workloads and applications designed for the open networking era

Optimized for the open networking era

Get more agility, more choices and lower costs than proprietary networks with select open-standards-based ON (open networking) switches.

  • Disaggregated-hardware/software solutions bring new levels of freedom and flexibility to your data center.
  • Support for Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) enables zero-touch installation of alternate network operating systems.
  • Your choice of network operating system helps simplify data-center fabric orchestration and automation.
  • A broad ecosystem of open-source and Linux-based applications and tools provides more options to optimize and manage your network.

Ready for software-defined networking

Deploy modern workloads and applications while providing an easy on-ramp to software-defined networking (SDN).

  • Support for OpenFlow v1.3 provides interoperability with industry-standard OpenFlow controllers.
  • VXLAN Layer 2 Gateway enabling allows connection to hypervisor-based overlay networks.
  • Third-party OS support provides an easy entry point to SDN for part or all of your production environment.


Key Features

  • 1RU high-density ToR switches with up to 48 ports of 25GbE
  • Multi-rate 100GbE ports support 10/25/40/50/100GbE
  • 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
  • Line-rate performance via non-blocking switch fabrics: 2.0Tbps (4.0Tbps full-duplex) on S5248FON
  • L2 multipath support via Virtual Link Trunking (VLT) and Routed VLT support
  • VXLAN gateway functionality support for bridging and routing the non-virtualized and the virtualized overlay networks with line rate performance
  • Support for Dell EMC SmartFabric OS10
  • Converged network support for DCB, with priority flow control (802.1Qbb), ETS (802.1Qaz), DCBx and iSCSI TLV support
  • Routable RoCE to enable convergence of compute and storage on Leaf/Spine Fabric
  • IO panel to PSU airflow or PSU to IO panel airflow Redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and fans on most models
  • Supports the open source Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) for zero touch installation of alternate network operating systems
  • Tool-less enterprise ReadyRails™ mounting kits for most models reducing time and resources for switch rack installation
  • Power-efficient operation and Dell Fresh Air 2.0 compliant up to 45ºC helps reduce cooling costs in temperature constrained deployments

Key Features with Dell EMC SmartFabric OS10

  • Consistent DevOps framework across compute, storage and networking elements
  • Standard networking features, interfaces and scripting functions for legacy network operations integration
  • Standards-based switching hardware abstraction via Switch Abstraction Interface (SAI)
  • Pervasive, unrestricted developer environment via Control Plane Services (CPS)
  • Dell EMC SmartFabric OS10 software enables Dell EMC layer 2 and 3 switching and routing protocols with integrated IP services, quality of service, manageability and automation features
  • OS10 supports Precision Time Protocol (PTP, IEEE 1588v2) to synchronize clocks on network devices.
  • Leverage common open source tools and best practices (data models, commit rollbacks)
  • Increase VM Mobility region by stretching L2 VLAN within or across two DCs with unique VLT capabilities
  • Scalable L2 and L3 Ethernet Switching with QoS, ACL and a full complement of standards based IPv4 and IPv6 features including OSPF, BGP and PBR
  • Enhanced mirroring capabilities including local mirroring, Remote Port Mirroring (RPM), and Encapsulated Remote Port Mirroring (ERPM)
  • Converged network support for Data Center Bridging, with priority flow control (802.1Qbb), ETS (802.1Qaz), DCBx and iSCSI TLV
  • BGP EVPN with Integrated Routing and Bridging (IRB) in both Asymmetric and Symmetric modes, enabling controller less NVO


S5212F-ON S5224F-ON S5248F-ON S5296F-ON S5232F-ON
Ports 12xSFP28
Max 10GbE density 12 (SFP28)
12 (QSFP28 Breakout)
24 (SFP28)
16 (QSFP28 breakout)
48 (SFP28)
16 (QSFP28-DD breakout)
16 (QSFP28 breakout)
96 (SFP28)
32 (QSFP28 breakout)
124 (QSFP28 breakout)
2 (SFP+)
Max 25GbE density 12 (SFP28)
12 (QSFP28 Breakout)
24 (SFP28)
16 (QSFP28 breakout)
48 (SFP28)
16 (QSFP28-DD breakout)
16 (QSFP28 breakout)
96 (SFP28)
32 (QSFP28 breakout)
124 (QSFP28 breakout)
Max 40GbE density 3 (QSFP28) 4 (QSFP28) 6 (QSFP28)
4 (QSFP28-DD breakout)
8 (QSFP28) 32 (QSFP28)
Max 50GbE density 6 (QSFP28 breakout) 8 (QSFP28 breakout) 16 (QSFP28 breakout) 16 (QSFP28 breakout) 64 (QSFP28 breakout)
Max 100GbE density 3 (QSFP28) 4 (QSFP28) 4 (QSFP28)
4 (QSFP28-DD breakout)
8 (QSFP28) 32 (QSFP28)
Switching capacity 1.08 Tbps (2.16 Tbps full duplex) 1.08 Tbps (2.16 Tbps full duplex) 2.0 Tbps (4.0 Tbps full duplex) 3.2 Tbps (6.4 Tbps full duplex) 3.2 Tbps (6.4 Tbps full duplex)
Throughput 440 Mpps (880 Mpps full duplex) 720 Mpps (1.42 Bpps full duplex) 1.5 Bpps (3.0 Bpps full duplex) 2.4 Bpps (4.8 Bpps full duplex) 2.4 Bpps (4.8 Bpps full duplex)
Latency (nano sec) 906 881 847 850 877
1588v2 PTP timing (hardware) No Yes Yes Yes Yes
CPU Memory 16GB 16GB 16GB 16GB 16GB
SSD 64GB 64GB 64GB 64GB 64GB
Packet Buffer 32MB 32MB 32MB 32MB 32MB
Maximum power 304W 455W 647W 893W 635W
Typical power 140W 200W 310W 457W 360W
Maximum current 2.8A@110VAC /
4.2A@110VAC /
5.8A@110VAC /
8.2A@110VAC /
5.8A@110VAC /
Fan modules Fixed 4 4 4 4
Form Factor 1RU (half-width) 1RU 1RU 2RU 1RU
Dimensions 8.2”Wx19.3”D x1.6”H
20.9Wx49.0D x4.1H (cm)
17.1”Wx18.1”D x1.7”H
43.4Wx46.0D x4.4H (cm)
17.1”Wx18.1”D x1.7”H
43.4Wx46.0D x4.4H (cm)
17.4”Wx20.1”D x3.4”H
44.2Wx51.1D x8.7H (cm)
17.1”Wx18.1”D x1.7”H
43.4Wx46.0D x4.4H (cm)
Weight 4.5kg (10.05lbs) 9.7kg (21.4lbs) 9.7kg (21.4lbs) 15.1kg (33.2lbs) 9.8kg (21.6lbs)
Max thermal output 1037 BTU/h 1552 BTU/h 2208 BTU/h 3047 BTU/h 2167 BTU/h
Product Specifications
Redundant power supplies AC Power Supply, IO Panel to PSU Airflow AC Power Supply, PSU to IO Panel Airflow
DC Power Supply, IO Panel to PSU Airflow (available as custom kit) DC Power Supply, PSU to IO Panel Airflow (available as custom kit)
Fans Fan module, IO Panel to PSU Airflow
Fan module, PSU to IO Panel Airflow
Optics Transceiver, 2x100GbE, 2xSR4, QSFP28-DD
Transceiver, 2x100GbE, 2xPSM4-IR, QSFP28-DD
Transceiver, 2x100GbE, 2xCWDM4, QSFP28-DD
Transceiver, 100GbE, SR4 QSFP28
Transceiver, 100GbE, PSM4 (500m) QSFP28
Transceiver, 100GbE, CWDM4 (2Km) QSFP28
Transceiver, 100GbE, LR4 QSFP28
Transceiver, 40GbE, SR4 optic QSFP+
Transceiver, 40GbE, BIDI optic QSFP+ (Duplex)
Transceiver, 40GbE, SM4 optic QSFP+ (Duplex)
Transceiver, 40GbE, LM4 optic QSFP+ (Duplex)
Transceiver, 40GbE, PSM4 10Km, QSFP+
Transceiver, 40GbE, LR4 optic QSFP+
Transceiver, 40GbE, ER4 optics QSFP+
Transceiver, 25GbE, SR, NOF SFP28
Transceiver, 25GbE, LR, SFP28
Transceiver, 10GbE, SR SFP+, short reach
Transceiver, 10GbE, LR SFP+, long reach
Transceiver, 10GbE, ER SFP+, extended reach
Transceiver, 10GbE, ZR SFP+ extra extended reach 10G,
Transceiver, 10GBASE-T use with QSA in QSFP+ port, 30m reach on CAT6a/7
Transceiver, 1GbE, SX SFP
Transceiver, 1GbE, LX SFP
Transceiver, 1GbE, ZX SFP
Transceiver, 1GbE, 10km, BiDi SFP
Transceiver, 1GbE, 40km, BiDi SFP
Transceiver, 1GbE, 80km, BiDi SFP
Transceiver, 1GbE, 1000BASE-T, Gen2, SFP
Cables 100GbE, 4x25GbE, QSFP28 to 4xSFP28, passive DAC 100GbE, QSFP28 to QSFP28, active optical
100GbE, QSFP28 to QSFP28, passive DAC
100GbE, 2x50GbE, 2xQSFP to 2xQSFP28, passive DAC, breakout
40GbE, QSFP+ to QSFP+, active optical
40GbE, QSFP+ to QSFP+, passive DAC
40GbE, MTP to 4xLC optical breakout
40GbE, 4x10GbE, QSFP+ to 4xSFP+, passive DAC
Cable management Z9100 Cable Breakout Kit, MTP to LC (1RU 64-port LC over MMF)
Z9100 Cable Breakout Kit, MTP to LC (1RU 64-port LC over SMF)


  • 1 RJ45 console/management port with RS232 signaling
  • S5212F-ON: 12x25GbE SFP28 + 3x 100GbE QSFP28
  • S5224F-ON: 24x25GbE SFP28 + 4x 100GbE QSFP28
  • S5248F-ON: 48x25GbE SFP28 + 4x 100GbE QSFP28 + 2x100GbE QSFP28-DD
  • S5296F-ON: 96x25GbE SFP28 + 8x 100GbE QSFP28
  • S5232F-ON: 32x100GbE QSFP28 ports + 2xSFP+ 10GbE
  • Environmental
    • Power supply: 100–240 VAC 50/60 Hz
    • Max Operating specifications:
      • AC Max. Operating specifications: Operating temperature: 32° to 113°F (0° to 45°C)
      • Operating humidity: 5 to 90% (RH), non-condensing
      • Non-operating specifications: Storage temperature: –40° to 158°F (–40° to 70°C)
      • Storage humidity: 5 to 90% (RH), non-condensing
    • Fresh air Compliant to 45°C
  • Redundancy
    • Hot swappable redundant power
    • Hot swappable redundant fans (fixed power supply and fans on S5212F-ON)
  • Performance
    • Packet buffer memory: 32MB
    • CPU memory: 16GB
    • MAC Addresses: 32K min, 288K max**
    • IPv4 Hosts: 16K min, 168K max**
    • IPv6 Hosts: 8K min, 100K max**
    • IPv4 Routes: 128K**
    • IPv6 Routes: 64K**
    • Multicast Routes: 16K
    • L2 Ingress ACL: 2K
    • L2 Egress ACL: 256
    • IPv4 Ingress ACL: 2K
    • IPv4 Egress ACL: 2K
    • IPv6 Ingress ACL: 1K
    • IPv6 Egress ACL: 1K
    • VLANs: 4K
    • MSTP instances: 63 instances
    • PVST instances: 150 instances
    • Total LAG: 128
    • Total members per LAG: 16
    • LAG load balancing: Based on layer 2, IPv4 or IPv6 headers

Regulatory compliance

  • Safety
    • UL/CSA 60950-1, Second Edition
    • EN 60950-1, Second Edition
    • IEC 60950-1, Second Edition Including All National Deviations and Group Differences
    • EN 60825-1 Safety of Laser Products Part 1: Equipment Classification Requirements and User’s Guide
    • EN 60825-2 Safety of Laser Products Part 2: Safety of Optical Fibre Communication Systems
    • FDA Regulation 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11 Emissions
    • Australia/New Zealand: AS/NZS CISPR 22: 2006, Class A
    • Canada: ICES-003, Issue-4, Class A
    • Europe: EN 55022: 2006+A1:2007 (CISPR 22: 2006), Class A
    • Japan: VCCI V3/2009 Class A
    • USA: FCC CFR 47 Part 15, Subpart B:2011, Class A
  • Immunity
    • EN 300 386 V1.4.1:2008 EMC for Network Equipment
    • EN 55024: 1998 + A1: 2001 + A2: 2003
    • EN 61000-3-2: Harmonic Current Emissions
    • EN 61000-3-3: Voltage Fluctuations and Flicker
    • EN 61000-4-2: ESD
    • EN 61000-4-3: Radiated Immunity
    • EN 61000-4-4: EFT
    • EN 61000-4-5: Surge
    • EN 61000-4-6: Low Frequency Conducted Immunity
  • RoHS
    • All S-Series components are EU RoHS compliant
  • Certifications
    • Available with US Trade Agreements Act (TAA) compliance
    • USGv6 Host and Router Certified on Dell Networking OS 9.5 and greater
    • IPv6 Ready for both Host and Router
    • UCR DoD APL (core and distribution ALSAN switch
  • Warranty
    • 1 Year Return to Depot

IEEE Compliance

  • 802.1AB LLDP
  • TIA-1057 LLDP-MED
  • 802.3ad Link Aggregation
  • 802.1D Bridging, STP
  • 802.1p L2 Prioritization
  • 802.1Q VLAN Tagging
  • 802.1Qbb PFC
  • 802.1Qaz ETS
  • 802.1X Network Access Control
  • 802.3ac Frame Extensions for VLAN Tagging
  • 802.3x Flow Control Jumbo MTU support 9,216 bytes
  • Layer2 Protocols
    • 802.1D Compatible
    • 802.1s MSTP
    • 802.1w RSTP
    • 802.1t RPVST+
    • VLT (Virtual Link Trunking)
    • VRRP Active/Active
    • RSTP & RPVST+
    • Port Mirroring on VLT ports
    • DCB, iSCSI, FIP Snooping Bridge
    • RPM/ERPM over VLT
    • VLT Minloss upgrade

RFC Compliance

  • 768 UDP
  • 793 TCP
  • 854 Telnet
  • 959 FTP
  • 1321 MD5
  • 1350 TFTP
  • 2474 Differentiated Services
  • 2698 Two Rate Three Color Marker
  • 3164 Syslog
  • 4254 SSHv2
  • General IPv4 protocols
    • 791 IPv4
    • 792 ICMP
    • 826 ARP
    • 1027 Proxy ARP
    • 1035 DNS (client)
    • 1042 Ethernet Transmission
    • 1305 NTPv3
    • 1519 CIDR
    • 1588v2 PTP support
    • 1812 Requirements for IPv4 Routers
    • 1858 IP Fragment Filtering
    • 3021 31-bit Prefixes
    • 1812 Requirements for IPv4 Routers
    • 1918 Address Allocation for Private Internets
    • 2474 Diffserv Field in IPv4 and Ipv6 Headers
    • 2597 Assured Forwarding PHB Group
    • 3195 Reliable Delivery for Syslog
    • 3246 Expedited Forwarding PHB Group VRF(BGP v4/v6)
  • General IPv6 Protocols
    • 1981 Path MTU Discovery
    • 2372 IPv6 Addressing
    • 2460 IPv6 Protocol Specification
    • 2461 Neighbor Discovery
    • 2462 Stateless Address AutoConfig
    • 2711 IPv6 Router alert
    • 2463 ICMPv6
    • 2464 Ethernet Transmission
    • 2675 IPv6 Jumbo grams
    • 3484 Default Address Selection
    • 3493 Basic Socket Interface
    • 4291 Addressing Architecture
    • 3542 Advanced Sockets API
    • 3587 Global Unicast Address Format
    • 4291 IPv6 Addressing
    • 2464 Transmission of IPv6 Packets over Ethernet Networks
    • 2711 IPv6 Router Alert Option
    • 4007 IPv6 Scoped Address Architecture
    • 4213 Basic Transition Mechanisms for IPv6 Hosts and Routers
    • 3315 DHCPv6 Server & Relay
    • IPv6 Static Routes
  • OSPF
    • 1745 OSPF/BGP interaction
    • 1765 OSPF Database overflow
    • 2154 OSPF with DigitalSignatures
    • 2328 OSPFv2
    • 5340 OSPF for IPv6 (OSPFv3)
    • 2370 Opaque LSA
    • 3101 OSPF NSSA
    • 4552 OSPFv3 Authentication
  • Multicast
    • 4541 IGMPv1/v2/v3 and MLDv1/v2 Snooping
  • Security
    • 2865 RADIUS
    • 3162 Radius and IPv6
    • 3579 Radius support for EAP
    • 3580 802.1X with RADIUS
    • 3826 AES Cipher in SNMP
    • 1492 TACACS (Authentication, Accounting) Control Plane, VTY & SNMP ACLs
    • IP Access Control Lists
  • BGP
    • 1997 Communities
    • 2385 MD5
    • 2439 Route Flap Damping
    • 2796 Route Reflection
    • 2918 Route Refresh
    • 3065 Confederations
    • 4271 BGP-4
    • 2545 BGP-4 Multiprotocol Extensions for IPv6 Inter-Domain Routing
    • 2858 Multiprotocol Extensions
    • 4360 Extended Communities
    • 4893 4-byte ASN
    • 5396 4-byte ASN Representation
    • 5492 Capabilities Advertisement
    • draft-ietf-idr-add-paths-04.txt ADD PATH
  • Linux Distribution
    • Debian Linux version 9
    • Linux Kernel 4.9
  • Network Management and Monitoring
    • SNMPv1/2c
    • IPv4/IPv6 Management support (Telnet, FTP, TACACS, RADIUS, SSH, NTP)
    • Syslog
    • Port Mirroring
    • RPM/ERPM
    • 3176 SFlow Support Assist (Phone Home)
    • RestConf APIs (Layer 2 features)
    • XML Schema
    • CLI Commit (Scratchpad)
    • Uplink Failure Detection
    • Object Tracking
    • Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)
    • Automation
    • Control Plane Services APIs
    • Linux Utilities and Scripting Tools
    • CLI Automation (Multiline Alias)
    • Zero Touch Deployment (ZTD)
    • Ansible, Puppet, Chef, SaltStack
    • 8040 RESTCONF APIs (L3)
  • Quality of Service
    • Prefix List
    • Route-Map
    • Rate Shaping (Egress)
    • Rate Policing (Ingress)
    • Scheduling Algorithms
      • Round Robin
      • Weighted Round Robin
      • Deficit Round Robin
      • Strict Priority
      • Weighted Random Early Detect
  • Data center bridging
    • 802.1Qbb Priority-Based Flow Control
    • 802.1Qaz Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS)
    • Explicit Congestion Notification
    • Data Center Bridging eXchange (DCBx)
    • DCBx Application TLV (iSCSI, FCoE)
    • RoCEv2
    • Software Defined Networking
    • OpenFlow 1.3 (Native)
  • MIBS
    • IP MIB
    • IP Forward MIB
    • Host Resources MIB
    • IF MIB
    • LLDP EXT1/3 MIB
    • Entity MIB
    • LAG MIB
    • Dell-Vendor MIB
    • TCP MIB
    • UDP MIB
    • SNMPv2 MIB
    • PFC-MIB

*Maximum NPU and hardware performance. Please refer to specific Network Operating System scalability numbers for actual, validated values.
**Depends on ALPM mode.


Download the Dell EMC PowerSwitch S5200-ON Series Switch Datasheet (PDF).

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Dell Products
USA: FREE Ground ShippingDell EMC PowerSwitch S5248F-ON Switch
4 x 100GbE QSFP28 ports, 2 x 100GbE QFSP28-DD ports, Open Network Install Environment (ONIE)
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