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Dell Open Networking and SDN – All About Disaggregation

When Dell first announced its Open Networking initiative a little over a year ago, they were the first major networking vendor to do so. Very similar to what Dell did for servers, Dell is now doing for networking – allowing … Continue reading

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Cumulus Linux on Dell Networking Switches

It’s pretty cool that Dell allows its customers to install other network switch OSes on their networking switches; it’s the only major networking hardware vendor in the industry that allows for this. Other networking hardware vendors tie their proprietary network … Continue reading

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Network Virtualization with Dell and VMware NSX [Video]

Check out my latest Dell Networking video on Network Virtualization with Dell and VMware NSX. You can view it on the Dell VMware wiki site, the Dell YouTube channel, or see the video embedded below via direct link.

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EMEA DEF HOL Labs – Get Hands-on Experience with Dell Networking, Servers, and Storage

EMEA Dell Enterprise Forum (DEF) kicked off this week in Frankfurt, Germany. Great venue with tons of information and training for Dell customers and partners. Make sure to stop by the Hands-on labs in the Skyloft. I will be there … Continue reading

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LACP and Trunking Between Juniper JunOS and Dell FTOS Switches

In this blog I demonstrate how to configure a LACP LAG and 8021.Q trunking between Juniper JunOS switches and Dell FTOS switches. I will utilize 2 x Juniper EX4200-48T switches [JunOS 11.1R6.4] and a Dell S60 switch [FTOS 8.3.3.9]. Below … Continue reading

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Dell MXL/IOA with FC Flex IOM: Network and Infrastructure Convergence with NPIV Proxy Gateway

Very exciting news from Dell today as they announced the availability of the Dell FC Flex IOM module which transforms the Dell M1000e MXL/IOA blade switch into a NPIV Proxy Gateway (NPG). This allows the MXL/IOA to bridge between Ethernet … Continue reading

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Dell Networking Extends Multipathing Capabilities with VLT Routing

Dell Networking recently released enhancements to their VLT multipathing technology in FTOS 9.2 now available on S4810, S4820T, and Z9000. For a quick primer on Dell’s VLT technology read my prior blog post here. The most noticeable enhancement is the … Continue reading

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Buying a Converged/FCoE Switch?

I felt the urge to write this article after receiving several inquiries about buying used Cisco Nexus 5010 and Nexus 5020 switches because they are available on some third-party site at large discounts – at least compared to the new … Continue reading

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Dell Bare Metal Provisioning 3.0 – Automate the Network

Today Dell released FTOS 9.1 for its Z9000 and S4810 data center switches. A lot of cool features have been added to the ubiquitous switch operating system, perhaps most notably the support for OpenFlow. However, in this blog I will … Continue reading

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