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Dell PS Series DCB Configuration Best Practices Dell Storage Engineering May 2017

Dell EMC Best Practices

Revisions Date

Description

February 2013

Initial publication

February 2013

Changed PC81xx configuration steps to external SGC link

May 2013

Added Force10 S4820T information

May 2014

Updated links to new Switch Configuration Guides

May 2017

Updated document to include consolidation of two other documents (BP1017 & BP1044)

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Dell PS Series DCB Configuration Best Practices | BP1058

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Introduction ...................................................................................................................................................................5 1.1

Objective .............................................................................................................................................................5

1.2

Audience .............................................................................................................................................................5

Data Center Bridging (DCB) Explained ........................................................................................................................6 2.1

DCB requirements ..............................................................................................................................................6

2.2

DCB Terminology ...............................................................................................................................................7

2.2.1 Priority-based Flow Control ................................................................................................................................7 2.2.2 Enhanced Transmission Selection .....................................................................................................................8 2.2.3 Application priority configuration.........................................................................................................................8 2.2.4 Data Center Bridging Capability Exchange ........................................................................................................9 2.3

DCB parameter configuration ...........................................................................................................................10

2.3.1 End-device auto configuration ..........................................................................................................................10 2.3.2 Switch to switch configuration ..........................................................................................................................11 2.4

Converged network example ............................................................................................................................12

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DCB configuration process overview..................................