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SAN Switch Reference Architecture


As part of Dell's continuing effort to provide the best technical guidance available, Dell's SIS team runs a test and validation program focused on Ethernet switches used in EqualLogic SANs. Each switch that is tested is then added to the EqualLogic Validated Components list. In addition, we publish the reference architecture SAN design documents listed below as part of each switch test program.

Thanks to the Dell PG Storage Infrastructure and Solutions Team for putting these together!


10 Gb Switches Link(s) Published / Updated**
Dell PowerConnect 8024F 2-Switch Reference SAN
4-Switch Reference SAN
10/2010
Dell PowerConnect B-Series 8000/8000e and Brocade B-8000/8000e

2-Switch Reference SAN

4-Switch Reference SAN

7/2011
Dell Force10 S4810 2-Switch Reference SAN 10/2011
Juniper Networks EX4500 2-Switch Reference SAN
4-Switch Reference SAN
5/2011
Brocade VDX 6720 2-Switch VCS Enabled
2-Switch VCS Disabled
11/2011
Brocade TurboIron 24X 2-Switch Reference SAN
4-Switch Reference SAN
12/2010
Arista Networks 7148sx 2-Switch Reference SAN
4-Switch Reference SAN
1/2011



1 Gb Switches Link(s) Published / Updated**
Dell PowerConnect 7048> 2-Switch Reference SAN
4-Switch Reference SAN
9/2011
Dell PowerConnect J-Series EX4200-48T / Juniper EX4200-48T 2-Switch Reference SAN
4-Switch Reference SAN
9/2010
Dell PowerConnect B-Series RX4/RX8/RX16 and Brocade RX4/RX8/RX16 2-4-8 I/O Module Reference SAN 6/2011