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Dell Powerconnect Manged Switches

Discussion in 'Networks' started by Slam, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. Slam

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    Hi guys,

    Does anyone have any experience setting up Dell Switches? Have a few teething problems so looking for some help.

    Cheers
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  2. BosonMichael
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    I've installed Dell switches before, but none that required configuration...
     
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  3. Boycie
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    Slam,

    Can you be a bit more specific about the help you need? I take it you mean a layer 3 managed switch.
     
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  4. Slam

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    Ok, we have:

    Powerconnect 6248 (X2)
    Powerconnect 2724 (X6)

    The servers are split and connected to the two big switches (Switch 1 and 2), the desktop machines are split between the smaller ones (Switch 3 to 8). Each small switch has been configured with a LAG, each LAG is directly connected to Switch 1 and Switch 2 is stacked using the 10Gb uplink.

    Basically the only configuration that has been implemented is assigning IP addresses for web management, setting up a lag per switch, but 6 LAG's on Switch 1.

    We're having a few problems... Ping's drop out, some machine's using Broadcom 57XX gig adapters seem to send millions of packets but not receive anything. The culprit machines are mostly Dell SX280's.
     
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    Move to more a relevant forum. :)
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    Jabbering NICs? What happens when you disconnect some/all of the smaller switches? Do pings clear up?
     
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  7. Slam

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    Unfortunately, the switches are now in production and we can't mess about to much. We're going to phone Dell tomorrow.
     
  8. BosonMichael
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    Be advised that Dell may have you do the same sort of tests. If you're worried about uptime for your clients, test at night if you're not in a 24/7 environment.
     
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