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EqualLogic Best Practices for using Dell Force10 Leaf-Spine Architecture A Dell EqualLogic Best Practices Technical White Paper Dell Storage Engineering April 2013

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BP1047 | EqualLogic Best Practices for using Dell Force10 Spine & Leaf Architecture

Table of contents Acknowledgements .......................................................................................................................................................................... 5 Feedback ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 5 1

Introduction ................................................................................................................................................................................ 6 1.1

Audience ........................................................................................................................................................................... 6

1.2

Terminology ..................................................................................................................................................................... 6

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Dell Force10 leaf-spine architecture overview .................................................................................................................... 7

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Test configuration ..................................................................................................................................................................... 8 3.1

iSCSI separation ............................................................................................................................................................... 8

3.1.1 VLANs and IP address scheme ..................................................................................................................................... 8 3.2

Leaf01 – Force10 S4810 ................................................................................................................................................ 9

3.2.1 Switch configuration ...................................................................................................................................................... 9 3.2.2 Workload ........................................................................................................................................................................ 15 3.2.3 Results ............................................................................................................................................................................. 15 3.3

Leaf02 – Force10 s60 .................................................................................................................................................. 16

3.3.1 Switch configuration .................................................................................................................................................... 16 3.3.2 Workload ........................................................................................................................................................................ 19 3.3.3 Results ............................................................................................................................................................................. 19 3.4

Spine – Force10 Z900