Tag Archives: Dell Networking

Hyper-Converged with Dell-VMware EVO:RAIL

There’s a lot of interesting things going on in the industry with servers, storage, and networking: SDN (software defined networking), SDS (software defined storage), NFV (network function virtualization), SD-WAN (software defined WAN), hyper-convergence, and more and more focus on private … Continue reading

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Dell Networking with Dell-VMware EVO:RAIL

Checkout the Dell Networking with Dell-VMware EVO:RAIL Reference Architecture available here on Dell.com. In this white paper, I discuss the details of the network connectivity at the ToR for the Dell-VMware EVO:RAIL appliance, reference architecture and respective network configuration required, … Continue reading

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Cumulus Linux on Dell Switches: Spine-Leaf Architecture & OSPF on Unnumbered Interfaces

In a prior blog, Cumulus Linux on Dell Networking Switches, I demonstrated how to install Cumulus Linux on a Dell S6000 switch and do some basic configuration. In this blog, I’ll demonstrate how to configure routing on Dell switches running … Continue reading

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Dell VRF-lite & VMware NSX: Multitenancy Across Physical & Logical Networks

Please checkout the white paper Dell Networking: Multitenancy Across Physical and Logical Environments with VRF-lite and VMware NSX. In the white paper I discuss use cases and how NVO and VRF-lite can be used together to deploy a consistent multitenant … Continue reading

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Firewalling & Micro-segmentation with VMware NSX

One very exciting and strong use case for VMware NSX is advanced security. VMware NSX has some inherent security features and also allows for 3rd party security appliance integration. In this blog, I’ll briefly discuss the firewalling and micro-segmentation capabilities … 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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Multitenancy on Dell Networking Switches via VRF-lite

Check out the Dell Networking: Multitenancy with VRF-lite white paper. I describe in detail how multitenency can be achieved on supported Dell Networking switches via Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF). VRF-lite supports multitenancy by allowing multiple different routing tables within … Continue reading

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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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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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