Dell PowerEdge MX5108n Ethernet Switch
High performance 25 Gigabit Ethernet switch for single PowerEdge MX7000 chassis deployments
The Dell EMC Networking MX5108n Ethernet Switch is a high-performance, low latency single chassis 25Gbps Ethernet switch purpose-built for the PowerEdge MX platform providing enhanced capabilities and costeffectiveness for enterprise and mid-market environments with traditional compute traffic environments.
Delivering industry leading performance in a blade switch, the non-blocking switching architecture in the MX5108n provides line-rate 25GbE L2 and L3 forwarding capacity with no oversubscription and a sub 800ns latency. In addition to 8 internal 25GbE ports, the MX5108n provides four 10G-BaseT, two QSFP28 100GbE, and one QSFP+ 40GbE port for uplinks.
Maximum performance and functionality
The Dell EMC Networking MX5108n is a high-performance, multi-function, 25GbE Ethernet switch designed for applications in demanding data center, cloud and computing environments. The MX5108n also supports the open source Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) for zero touch installation of alternate operating systems in future releases.
SmartFabric OS10 is a Network Operating System supporting multiple architectures and environments. The networking world is moving from a monolithic stack to a pick-your-own world. The OS10 solution is designed to allow multi-layered disaggregation of network functionality. While OS10 contributions to Open Source provide users freedom and flexibility to pick their own 3rd party networking, monitoring, management and orchestration applications, OS10 bundles an industry hardened networking stack featuring standard L2 and L3 protocols over a standard and well accepted CLI interface.
Included in SmartFabric OS10, SmartFabric Services provides single pane of glass management and automation across every fabric in a PowerEdge MX deployment, up to the 20 chassis Multi-Chassis Management group limit. SmartFabric Services key features include:
- I/O Aggregation to simplify connectivity to existing networks
- Integration of VLAN and automated QoS settings with Server Deployment Templates
- Fabric-wide firmware upgrades and configuration consistency checks
- Automatic topology validation – detects physical topology misconfigurations and provides corrective guidance
- Automatically heals fabric upon failure condition removal
- Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.