Basic Config for DELL 10G switches

Hi Experts,

I have a new DELL EQUALLOGIC and 2 DELL SWICHTES for the SAN STACK.
The EQL is a PS4210X.
The Switches are DELL N4032F.

Can you help me with the basic setup of the switches ?
Which is the best config for it ?
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Either Stack or Individual switches.

We always configure them as a stack, but some would argue this is not resilient, if someone was to shutdown the entire stack.

You will want at least a path via one switch, and a path via another switch.

these are the documents you want to follow

http://en.community.dell.com/cfs-file/__key/telligent-evolution-components-attachments/13-4491-00-00-20-44-03-75/CML_2D00_Dell-Networking-N4000-SCG.pdf?forcedownload=true

http://en.community.dell.com/cfs-file/__key/telligent-evolution-components-attachments/13-3862-00-00-19-85-25-16/DellEqualLogicConfigurationGuide_5F00_v15.2.pdf
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
How to delete a port-channel on the DELL switch ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
that is really a new question? (go to the GUI and delete it!)


Here is a much better Guide for your specific configuration

http://en.community.dell.com/cfs-file/__key/telligent-evolution-components-attachments/13-3862-00-00-20-30-85-59/Dell-Networking-N4000-6.0.1.3-series-SCG.pdf?forcedownload=true
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
This port config is set for the EQL ports


interface Te1/0/23
speed 10000
switchport access vlan 2
switchport trunk native vlan 2
exit
!
interface Te1/0/24
switchport access vlan 2
switchport trunk native vlan 2
exit


But I think this is wrong. I want to delete the trunk.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
and these ports always inactive, do you know why ?

Te1/0/23                            2     Full   10000   Off  Down   Inactive
Te1/0/24                            2     Full   10000   Off  Down   Inactive
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
are you working with GUI or Console ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
switchport mode general

on the interface assigned to the trunk will remove them from the trunk.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Now I am back and have GUI and console running again.

I have two switches with 2 40Gb QSFP+ ports and cables.
Do I have to configure a STACK or a LAG for my scenario ?

Because the basic config for the Switch is a little bit confusing when configuring the 40Gb QSFP+ ports.
They write I have to do:

interface range fortygigabitethernet 1/1/1-2
datacenter-bridging
and so on

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Do I really have to do this ?
I thought these ports just for stacking.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Dell recommends using QSFP (40 Gb) uplink module ports to create a Link Aggregation Group (LAG)
between switches.

did you see this guide to follow:-

http://en.community.dell.com/cfs-file/__key/telligent-evolution-components-attachments/13-3862-00-00-20-30-85-59/Dell-Networking-N4000-6.0.1.3-series-SCG.pdf?forcedownload=true

it gives you cable diagrams, and configuration, step by step
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Yes I have this document and did until page 13.
on page 13 I have to create also datacenter binding on the 40gb ports. but I stopped I thought I have to make a stack.
So I have to go on with 3.4 and 3.5 ?
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Now I changed the 40Gb ports back to Ethernet, right ?

Fo1/1/1   Ethernet   Ethernet   Link Up      40           Disabled
Fo1/1/2   Ethernet   Ethernet   Link Up      40           Disabled

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
you are doing a LAG as per the recommended Dell solution, exactly as per the guide.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Ok I understnad now.
I also configured step 3.5 in the manual.

Configure ETS values
console(config)#traffic-class-group weight 50 50 0

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Is it ok like this or do I get performance problems later on, because of 50% iSCSI traffic....
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
As advised by Dell this will be fine.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
ok LAG is created and the switches working now.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Very goods, test, test, test and test again, and test switch failure.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
ok. Thanks.

Another thing about DCB.
Dell told me, when this is not used in the whole network, then switch it off.
So in my case it is off now.
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