Dell 210-AODC 16 Port Switch Fiber Channel
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Dell 210-AODC 16 Port Switch Mx9116n 4 X 100GBE QSFP28 + 12 Refurbished

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210-AODC 16 Port Switch Mx9116n 4 X 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (QSFP+) 28 12 X QSFP28-dd Fiber Channel (FC) Engine | Made by Dell | Refurbished
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Product overview for the Dell 210-AODC

The Dell 210-AODC is a network switch that plays a vital role in modern data centers and enterprise-level networks. In this explanation, we will delve into its features, specifications, and the significance of its components, such as the 16 Port Switch Mx9116n, the 4 X 100GBE QSFP28, and the 12 X QSFP28-dd Fabric Engine.

Dell 210-AODC Overview

The Dell 210-AODC is a high-performance networking fiber Channel device designed to meet the ever-increasing demands of data centers and large-scale networks. This switch is equipped with several key components that make it a powerful and versatile solution for handling data traffic efficiently.

16 Port Switch Mx9116n

The 16 Port Switch Mx9116n is one of the core elements of the Dell 210-AODC. This component is responsible for managing the flow of data within a network. Let's take a closer look at its features and significance:

  • Port Count: The "16 Port" designation indicates that this switch has 16 ports or interfaces for connecting various devices or network segments. Ports are like entryways for data to enter or exit the switch.
  • Switching Capacity: The Mx9116n is known for its high switching capacity, which means it can process a large volume of data packets quickly and efficiently. This is essential for handling the traffic in data centers and large enterprise networks.
  • Network Segmentation: With 16 ports, the Mx9116n allows for network segmentation. Network segmentation involves dividing a larger network into smaller, isolated segments. This can enhance security, improve network performance, and facilitate troubleshooting.
  • Scalability: The 16-Port Switch Mx9116n is scalable, which means you can expand your network by adding more switches if needed. This makes it adaptable to the growing needs of businesses and data centers.
  • Redundancy and High Availability: Dell switches are often designed with features like redundancy and high availability. Redundancy ensures that if one component fails, another can take over seamlessly, minimizing network downtime.
4 X 100GBE QSFP28

The "4 X 100GBE QSFP28" is another significant feature of the Dell 210-AODC. This specification refers to the type and quantity of ports available on the switch:

  • 100GBE: 100GBE stands for 100 Gigabit Ethernet. This is an ultra-high-speed network technology capable of transmitting data at 100 gigabits per second. It is used for demanding applications and in environments where large data transfers are common.
  • QSFP28: QSFP28 stands for Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable 28. It is a compact and versatile transceiver type used to connect network switches and other networking equipment. The "28" in QSFP28 indicates its speed, which is 28 gigabits per second per channel.

Having "4 X 100GBE QSFP28" means that the switch has four ports capable of 100 Gigabit Ethernet connections using QSFP28 transceivers. This configuration is well-suited for high-speed, high-capacity data transfer, which is crucial in data centers and enterprise environments where massive data processing and storage needs exist.

12 X QSFP28-dd Fabric Engine

The "12 X QSFP28-dd Fabric Engine" is another critical aspect of the Dell 210-AODC. Let's break down what this specification signifies:

  • 12 X: The "12 X" indicates that there are twelve ports or interfaces available for connecting devices or network segments.
  • QSFP28-dd: Similar to the QSFP28 mentioned earlier, the "dd" in QSFP28-dd stands for "double density." This type of transceiver allows for higher port density, meaning you can have more ports in a smaller physical space.
  • Fabric Engine: In networking, a fabric engine typically refers to a component responsible for managing the switching and routing of data. In this case, the Fabric Engine plays a crucial role in directing the data flow within the switch.

Having a "12 X QSFP28-dd Fabric Engine" means that this switch has twelve high-speed ports with the capacity for efficient data transfer and the ability to handle complex network configurations.

Key Benefits of the Dell 210-AODC

Now that we've examined the core components of the Dell 210-AODC, let's explore the key benefits it offers:

  • High Performance: The Dell 210-AODC is designed to deliver top-notch performance. With its high switching capacity and support for 100GBE connections, it can handle the most data-intensive applications and workloads.
  • Network Scalability: The 16-Port Switch Mx9116n and the 12 X QSFP28-dd Fabric Engine provide room for network expansion. As your network grows, you can add more devices and segments, ensuring your infrastructure keeps up with your needs.
  • Redundancy and Reliability: Dell switches are known for their reliability. With features like redundancy, they can ensure network uptime and availability, reducing the risk of downtime and data loss.
  • High-Speed Data Transfer: The presence of 100GBE and QSFP28 ports allows for high-speed data transfers, making the Dell 210-AODC suitable for tasks like real-time data analytics and high-definition video streaming.
  • Network Segmentation: Network segmentation is essential for security and network optimization. The 16 ports in the Mx9116n allow for the logical separation of network segments, ensuring that sensitive data is kept separate from less critical information.
  • Compact Design: The QSFP28-dd transceivers enable higher port density in a compact design. This can be a significant advantage in data centers where space is at a premium.

Use Cases

The Dell 210-AODC, with its unique features, is well-suited to various use cases in enterprise environments:

  • Data Centers: In data centers, the need for high-performance networking equipment is paramount. The Dell 210-AODC can efficiently manage the traffic generated by numerous servers and storage systems. Its high-speed ports are ideal for handling the immense data flows typical of data center operations.
  • Cloud Computing: Cloud service providers can benefit from the Dell 210-AODC's scalability and redundancy. It can support the demands of cloud services that rely on rapid data access and processing.
  • High-Performance Computing (HPC): HPC clusters often require fast, low-latency networking. The Dell 210-AODC can be used to interconnect the nodes of HPC clusters, enabling efficient data exchange and processing.
  • Enterprise Networks: Large enterprises with extensive network infrastructure can take advantage of the Dell 210-AODC's network segmentation capabilities. It allows them to isolate different parts of their network for security and performance optimization.
  • Media and Entertainment: In the media and entertainment industry, where large media files need to be transferred and streamed, the high-speed ports of the Dell 210-AODC are beneficial. It ensures smooth and uninterrupted content delivery.
  • Telecommunications: Telecommunications companies handling massive data traffic, especially in the era of 5G and beyond, can use the Dell 210-AODC to support their network infrastructure.
General Information about Dell 210-AODC
  • Manufacturer: Dell
  • Model Number or SKU# 210-AODC
  • Product Type: Switch
Networking for the 16-Port Switch
  • 16 x 25 Gigabit Ethernet internal ports
  • 4 x 100 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP28 external ports
  • 12 x 100 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP28-DD uplink ports
  • QSFP28-DD ports can provide capacity for 8 x 25GbE per QSFP28-DD cable (cable not included)
  • 1 x USB 2.0 Type-A storage port
  • 1 x Micro USB Type-B port for console/management port access
  • Only compatible with MX7000 chassis
  • Dell OS10 installed.

In summary, the Dell 210-AODC, with its 16 Port Switch Mx9116n, 4 X 100GBE QSFP28, and 12 X QSFP28-dd Fabric Engine, is a powerful and versatile network switch designed to meet the demands of modern data centers and enterprise networks. Its high performance, scalability, and reliability make it a valuable asset for various applications, from data centers and cloud computing to HPC and telecommunications. The switch's capacity for high-speed data transfer and network segmentation ensures that it can support the most data-intensive tasks and maintain the security and integrity of network traffic. In a world where data connectivity and speed are of paramount importance, the Dell 210-AODC stands as a robust and efficient solution for network management and data handling.

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