What is Dell Force10 Switch?

The Dell Force10 switches are high-performance 1/10 GbE access switches optimized for lowering operational costs at the network edge. The switches answers the key challenges related to network congestion in data center ToR (Top-of-Rack) and service provider aggregation deployments. As the use of bursty applications and services continue to increase, huge spikes in network traffic that can cause network congestion and packet loss, also become more common. The S60 is equipped with the industry’s largest packet buffer (1.25 GB), enabling it to deliver lower application latency and maintain predictable network performance even when faced with significant spikes in network traffic. Providing 48 line-rate GbE ports and up to four optional 10 GbE uplinks in just 1-RU, the S60 conserves valuable rack space. Further, the S60 design delivers unmatched configuration flexibility, high reliability, and power and cooling efficiency to reduce costs.In addition to delivering a compact and scalable design, the S60 also supports the Dell Force10 Open Automation Framework, which provides advanced network automation and virtualization capabilities for virtual data center environments. The Open Automation Framework is comprised of a suite of inter-related network management tools that can be used together or independently to provide a network that is more flexible, available and manageable while reducing operational expenses.

Why Monitor Dell Force10 Switch?

Any issues with the switch could be the possible source of critical problems like increased down time, abnormal temperature and high resource utilization! To avoid such issues, the performance of the Dell Force10 Switch has to be monitored 24 *7. eG Enterprise helps network administrators by continuously monitoring the Dell Force10 Switches in the network environment.