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Dell EMC PowerSwitch Z9264F-ON Switch

Dell Z9264F-ON

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High-performance, high-density open networking 100GbE multi rate aggregation switch

The Z9264F-ON 40/100GbE fixed switch comprises Dell Technologies’ latest disaggregated hardware and software data center networking solutions, providing state-of-the-art, high-density 40/100GbE ports and a broad range of functionality to meet the growing demands of today’s data center environment. These innovative, next-generation open networking high-density aggregation switches offer optimum flexibility and costeffectiveness for the web 2.0, enterprise, mid-market and cloud service provider with demanding compute and storage traffic environments.

The compact Z9264F-ON provides industry-leading density of either 64 ports of 40/100GbE in QSFP28 form factor or 128 ports of 10/25/50GbE (via breakout), in a 2RU design.

Using industry-leading hardware and a choice of Dell EMC’s OS10 or select 3rd party network operating systems and tools, the Z9264F-ON switch incorporates multiple architectural features that optimize data center network flexibility, efficiency and availability, including IO panel to PSU airflow or PSU to IO panel airflow for hot/ cold aisle environments, redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and fans and delivers nonblocking performance for workloads sensitive to packet loss. The compact Z9264F-ON model provides multi-rate speed, enabling denser footprints and simplifying migration to 100Gbps.

Priority-based flow control (PFC), data center bridge exchange (DCBX) and enhanced transmission selection (ETS) make the Z9264F-ON ideally suited for DCB environments.

Dell EMC PowerSwitch Z9264F-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 of alternative network operating systems.

Key applications

  • Organizations looking to enter the software-defined data center era with a choice of networking technologies designed to maximize flexibility
  • High-density multi-rate 40/100GbE ToR server aggregation in highperformance data center environments at the desired fabric speed
  • Small-scale Fabric implementation via the Z9264F-ON switch in leaf and spine along with S-Series 1/10/25/40GbE ToR switches enabling cost-effective aggregation of 10/25/40/50/100 uplinks
  • High-density 10/25/50GbE ToR server access in high-performance data center environments
  • Multi-functional 10/25/40/50/100/400GbE switching in High Performance Computing Clusters or other business-sensitive deployments requiring the highest bandwidth.
  • iSCSI and FCOE deployment, including DCB converged lossless transactions
  • L2 VXLAN support

Networking for the future-ready data center

Dell Networking Z-Series of core/aggregation switches provide optimal flexibility, performance, density and power efficiency for your data center. Offering a range of fixed-form-factor switches, the Z-Series is designed to deliver high performance for today's demanding workloads while providing headroom for future data-center demands.

Ultimate flexibility — from density to deployment

Dell Networking Z-Series switches not only simplify manageability, they give you the flexibility to stay ahead of data needs rather than react to them.

  • Optimized leaf/spine architecture with Z-Series switches supports data centers of virtually any size, with up to over 100,000 servers.
  • Exceptionally high density with the Z9264F-ON providing up to 128 x10/25GbE ports in a single switch.

Energy and resource efficient

Dell Networking Z-Series offers outstanding performance and is one of the most power-efficient fabric switches on the market today. The Z series switches help reduce energy costs, speed setup and improve the bottom line with:

  • Up to one-third the power consumption of comparable leading switches
  • Up to 7x faster deployment over traditional deployment methods
  • Tool-less enterprise ReadyRails™ for fast, easy installation

On-demand performance

For mid-sized to enterprise data centers, pay-as-you-grow licensing or multi-rate options can mean the difference between being leading edge or falling behind. Right out of the box, Z-Series switches give you scalable performance on demand.

  • Multi-rate options including 10, 25, 40, 50, 100 or 200GbE
  • Up to 12.8Tbps (full duplex) throughput performance with the Z9264F-ON
  • Exceptional low latency delivering sub microsec latency
  • User-configurable table adjustments for virtualized data-center deployments


Key Features

  • 2RU high-density 40/100GbE aggregation switch with up to 64 ports of 40/100GbE (QSFP28) or up to 128 ports of 10/25/50GbE ports (using breakout cable)
  • Multi-rate 100GbE ports support 10/25/40/50/100GbE. 40GbE ports support 10/40GbE
  • 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
  • 12.8Tbps non-blocking, switching fabric delivers line-rate performance under full load on Z9264F-ON
  • 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 (hardware only)
  • 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
  • Z9264F-ON supports Routable RoCE to enable convergence of compute and storage on Active Fabric
  • IO panel to PSU airflow or PSU to IO panel airflow Redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and fans
  • Supports the open source Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) for zero touch installation of alternate network operating systems
  • L2 VXLAN support
  • 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

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 Technologies’ 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)
  • 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


Z9264F-ON Technical Specifications
Z9432F-ON Z9264F, 64x 100GbE QSFP28, 2x AC PSU, Fan module, I/O Panel to PSU Airflow, OS10 Enterprise Edition
Z9264F, 64x 100GbE QSFP28, 2x AC PSU, Fan module, PSU to I/O Panel Airflow, OS10 Enterprise Edition
Z9264F, 64x 100GbE QSFP28, 2x AC PSU, Fan module, I/O Panel to PSU Airflow, NO-OS
Z9264F, 64x 100GbE QSFP28, 2x AC PSU, Fan module, PSU to I/O Panel Airflow, NO-OS
Z9264F, 64x 100GbE QSFP28, 2x AC PSU, Fan module, I/O Panel to PSU Airflow, OS10 Enterprise Edition. TAA Certified
Z9264F, 64x 100GbE QSFP28, 2x AC PSU, Fan module, PSU to I/O Panel Airflow, OS10 Enterprise Edition. TAA Certified
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 customer kit)
DC Power Supply, PSU to IO Panel Airflow (available as customer kit)
Fans Fan module, IO Panel to PSU Airflow
Fan module, PSU to IO Panel Airflow
Optics Transceiver, 100GbE, SR4 QSFP28
Transceiver, 100GbE, eSR4 QSFP28
Transceiver, 100GbE, SWDM4 QSFP28 (Duplex)
Transceiver, 100GbE, BiDi QSFP28 (Duplex)
Transceiver, 100GbE, PSM4 (500m) QSFP28
Transceiver, 100tGbE, CWDM4 (2Km) QSFP28
Transceiver, 100GbE, LR4 QSFP28
Transceiver, 100GbE, ER4 Lite (30Km) QSFP28
Transceiver, 100GbE, DWDM2 (80Km) QSFP28
Transceiver, 40GbE, SR4 optic QSFP+
Transceiver, 40GbE, eSR4 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+
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
  • 64x100GE QSFP28 ports + 2xSFP+ 10GE


  • Size: 2 RU, 337” (h) x 17.04” (w) x 20.08” (d) (8.56h x 44.2w x 51.0 cm d)
  • Weight: 44lbs (20kg)


  • Power supply: 100–240 VAC 50/60 Hz
  • Max Power consumption: 1104 Watts
  • Typ. Power consumption: 340 Watts
  • Max Operating specifications:
  • AC Max. Operating specifications:
    • Operating temperature: 32° to 113°F (0° to 45°C)
    • Operating humidity: 10 to 90% (RH), non-condensing
  • Max. Non-operating specifications:
    • Storage temperature: –40° to 158°F (–40° to 70°C)
    • Storage humidity: 5 to 95% (RH), non-condensing
  • Fresh air Compliant to 45°C


  • Hot swappable redundant power
  • Hot swappable redundant fans


  • Switch fabric capacity: 12.8Tbps (full-duplex)
  • Forwarding capacity: 2900Mpps for 64<250 bytes, 4200Mpps when average packet size >250 bytes
  • Latency: sub 500ns
  • Packet buffer memory: 42MB
  • CPU memory: 16GB
  • MAC addresses: 160K
  • ARP table: 128K
  • IPv4 routes: 128K
  • IPv6 routes: 64K
  • Multicast hosts: 32K
  • Link aggregation: 64 links per group, 128 groups
  • Layer 2 VLANs: 4K
  • MSTP: 64 instances
  • LAG load balancing: Based on layer 2, IPv4 or IPv6 headers

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

Layer2 Protocols

  • 802.1D Compatible
  • 802.1p L2 Prioritization
  • 802.1Q VLAN Tagging
  • 802.1s MSTP
  • 802.1w RSTP
  • 802.1t RPVST+
  • VLT (Virtual Link Trunking)
  • VRRP Active/Active
  • Port Mirroring on VLT ports
  • DCB, iSCSI, FSB on VLT
  • 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
  • 1191 Path MTU Discovery
  • 1305 NTPv4
  • 1519 CIDR
  • 1588v2 PTP support
  • 1812 Routers, Static Routes
  • 1858 IP Fragment Filtering
  • 2131 DHCPv4 (server and relay)
  • 5798 VRRPv3
  • 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 (BGPv4/v6)

General IPv6 Protocols

  • 1981 Path MTU for IPv6
  • 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 Jumbograms
  • 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 Transition Mechanisms for IPv6 Hosts and Routers
  • 3633 DHCPv6 Relay
  • IPv6 Static Routes


  • 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


  • 2236 IGMPv2 Snooping
  • 3810 MLDv2 Snooping


  • 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
  • IP Access Control Lists


  • 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 8
  • Linux Kernel 3.16

Network Management and Monitoring

  • SNMPv1/2c
  • IPv4/IPv6 Management support (Telnet, FTP, TACACS, RADIUS, SSH, NTP)
  • Syslog
  • Port Mirroring
  • 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)


  • Control Plane Services APIs
  • Linux Utilities and Scripting Tools
  • CLI Automation (Multiline Alias)
  • Zero Touch Deployment (ZTD)
  • Ansible, Puppet, Chef, SaltStack

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)


  • IP MIB
  • IP Forward MIB
  • Host Resources MIB
  • IF MIB
  • Entity MIB
  • Dell-Vendor MIB
  • SNMPv2 MIB

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

* Note that units configured in the PSU to IO airflow direction are subject to tighter restrictions for power consumptions on cables and optics used for 400GbE ports
** Available post launch


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