If you are using Dell blade servers, I may have a little known resource that could help you. Ever heard of the “PowerEdge MX I/O Guide?” If not, I’m not surprised. It was primarily used as an internal resource, but now it’s available to the public.
What can you find in the PowerEdge MX I/O Guide?
The sum of it is “all things network related in the PowerEdge MX architecture.” This includes:
- Overviews of the Dell Technologies blade server architecture
- Deep dive specs of the different network I/O options
- Breakout options for using the MX7116n with Dell Networking switches
- Example topologies
- Cable & Optic Information
What’s New in This Version?
The latest version (v.1.7), released last week, provides the following:
- Clarification of some content, including the number of NPAR (network partitions)for Marvell NICs
- An updated number of maximum supported VLANs for switches
- Updated MX7116n breakout options for 10G Support
Where can you find the PowerEdge MX I/O Guide?
Version 1.7 of the MX I/O Guide is available download here:
Kevin Houston is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of BladesMadeSimple.com. He has over 20 years of experience in the x86 server marketplace. Since 1997 Kevin has worked at several resellers in the Atlanta area, and has a vast array of competitive x86 server knowledge and certifications as well as an in-depth understanding of VMware and Citrix virtualization. Kevin has worked at Dell Technologies since August 2011 and he is a Principal Engineer and Chief Technical Server Architect supporting the Enterprise server sales at Dell. He is also a CTO Ambassador in the Office of the CTO at Dell Technologies.
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