Dell PowerConnect Network Switches

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Rear Rack Ears for Dell PowerConnect 2824 Switch

I've been looking for a solution to mount the Dell switch from the back instead of the front, since we don't have a rack for switches yet.. My original thought was to find some special rack ears that ...
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Setting Up VLAN on Dell Switches

I need to create a vlan on a dell switch. I'm brand new to vlans, and have a few simple questions. I have the MAC addresses for devices that are plugged into the switch, how can I figure out which ...
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PowerConnect 5424 caps

I have a PowerConnect 5424 switch with a combo port holding a 1GB sfp. I suspect that it is running on maximum at 1GB throughput (600MBit input + 400MBit output), and that is the cause for some packet ...
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Spanning Tree Necessary With 2 Stacked Dell Managed Switches?

I have a PowerConnect 6248 and 6224P stacked with the 6248 acting as the managing switch. They're connected using the 48Gbps stacking module with 2 cables running between the switches. Do I need to ...
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NIC Bonding/balance-rr with Dell PowerConnect 5324

I'm trying to get NIC bonding to work with balance-rr so that three NIC ports are combined, so that instead of getting 1 Gbps we get 3 Gbps. We are doing this on two servers connected to the same ...
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Portfast on a trunk port on a Cisco 3750

Good morning everyone! Some history, we have mixed environment of Dell Powerconnect 6248 switches and Cisco 3750 switches and a Cisco 6500 core for our Head office. We have two VLANs 1 & 20 ...
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Cheapest Way To Stack 48 Port Switch With My Dell 6248?

I have a Dell 6248 managed switch with 48 1 GB ports. I'm out of ports and would like to add an additional 48 1GB ports. The official Dell-Recommended solution is to get another 6248 and link the ...
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Dell PowerConnect 2848 Link Aggregation

I saw some similar posts but nothing like my problem. Thing is, I have a R210II server with NIC Teaming enabled, so 2 nics look like 1. So far so good, both ports of the teammed nics are connected to ...
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Attempting to configure Dell PowerConnect 6244 No Output from Serial Port

I am trying to configure a Dell PowerConnect 6224 Switch managed switch. The documentation for setup can be found here. However I am unable to connect via serial port to the switch. I do not have ...
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Tool to parse Dell PowerConnect switch configs to make them more readable and diff friendly

I've been working with many Dell PowerConnect switch configurations over the years, and even though their configuration console is quite IOS like, it doesn't manage configuration statements the same ...
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Inexplicable STP Behaviour

I have a problem with a couple of Dell PowerConnect 6248 switches (latest firmware) connected to a pair of external (3rd party) switches providing Internet connectivity via HSRP. I'll post more ...
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stop arp poisoning on a 5448 powerconnect switch

We have to disable arp poisoning on our dell 5448 switch. Right now it has all our production machines running on it and I'm not a networking guy at all so I don't want to run a command that will ...
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Basic VLAN configuration with Dell PowerConnect 2848

I'm hoping someone will help me since I've been googling around for some answers but I can't seem to get a straight forward answer. Disclaimer first... I'm not a network guy, programmer by trade. ...
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How to troubleshoot slow powerconnect 62xx management interface

Our Dell Powerconnect 62xx switches have a very high packetloss on the management interface. I presume this is caused by a new appliance which uses multicast for communication but I am not sure. Our ...
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PowerConnect 3548p SNTP and web interface not working

I have been unable to get SNTP and access to the web interface working properly on a Dell PowerConnect 3548p. In the logs, this message appears over and over again: 04-Jan-2000 20:19:29 ...
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Spanning tree outage with root port removal

Today, A tech at a remote server site unplugged a single port from one of our fiber converters for our WAN uplink from a Dell PowerConnect Switch. We lost all networking on the 3 stacked 48 port ...
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Dell PowerConnect Console connection via Ethernet

When you buy a Dell PowerConnect (In my case it's a 5548) you are given a console cable that is serial to ethernet. Let's say you don't have a serial port on your laptop and but you still want to run ...
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Static Routing on PowerConnect 5524

I'm trying to set up a Dell PowerConnect 5524 switch. I have 5 vlans running on it. Each being also at the same time a seperate subnet. Now I'd like to add all vlans to the ipv4 routing table as route ...
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Dell PowerConnect 5448 QoS policy based on TCP port specification?

I am working with a set of Dell PowerConnect 5448 switches where I'm trying to prioritize traffic for specific TCP ports/services. In this case, it's a production warehouse printing environment, and ...
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spanning tree protocol(STP) bridge priority configuration

I'm trying to figure out the appropriate spanning tree protocol settings for a redundant network topology I'm in the process of implementing. The graphic demonstrates what the physical layer will look ...
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Equivalent of Cisco's logging synchronous CLI command on Dell PowerConnect switch

When using the CLI of cisco devices, there is the "logging syncronous" command that keeps the log messages from interrupting the command prompt. Do Dell PowerConnect switches have a similar command ...
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Non-Default VLAN on Dell PowerConnect 6224 is Blocking All Traffic. Why?

So, I have two Dell PowerConnect 6224 switches (non-stacked). On both of the switches I've taken ports 8 and 9 and assigned them to VLAN 2. The other ends of those ports go to two Windows 2008 R2 ...
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How can we tell our switch is dying?

We have two dell powerconnect 5324 (about 5-6 years old). For the last few weeks, we have been seeing connectivity warnings for 2-3 minutes ata time for unkonwn reason (colo says everything is fine, ...
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Why aren't certain devices getting an ip address over the wifi?

Here is how our network is setup: We have one Sonicwall NSA 3500 that feeds internet to the entire campus. Connected to the Sonicwall is a Dell PowerConnect 5548. Connected to that are the 4 main ...
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Trying to authenticate to a Dell PowerConnect 5324 switch using FreeRADIUS and OpenLDAP

So here's the situation. I want to be able to use my LDAP credentials to log into this switch. Since there is no support for LDAP on the switch itself, I figured that FreeRADIUS has an LDAP module, ...
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Should a Dell 5424 switch have an arp entry for every machine connected to it?

I've got a Dell 5424 with about 20 machines directly attached to it. I did a ping sweep of my network (and got answers from all 20), then went to the CLI of the switch and did show arp. To my ...
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LAN segregation for security reasons using VLAN

I was asked to segregate the testing environment in our network to improve our security. Our structure includes: 1 switch Dell Power Connect 3448 1 switch Dell Power Connect 2748 A few 5 ports Star ...
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dell powerconnect switch logs

Is it possible to view an event log on managed Dell PowerConnect switches (using the CLI)? We use a mix of 6224F, 6224, 3524P, and 3548P switches and having just had some network related issues which ...
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Making a L3 Switch Pretend to be an L2 Switch

Note: I am not a network engineer. My background is coding but I'm just helping someone out with a small hardware upgrade. Basically, we're talking about a small network of 14 computers currently ...
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Dell PowerConnect 2824 - DHCP takes 30 - 40 seconds to respond

I have a very strange problem. DHCP requests (to my router, going through my PowerConnect switch) take 35 - 40 seconds. Here is my setup: Router (pfSense) --> PowerConnect 2824 switch --> LAN DHCP ...
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Configure LAG group for specific ports on Dell PowerConnect 5424 switches

I have two Dell PowerConnect 5424 switches, with current firmware installed. I'm trying to configure a LAG group, which will link the two switches for a certain number of ports (8-16) on each switch. ...
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Using Plink to script commands to Dell PowerConnect 6224

I'm trying to setup a simple script to update the configuration on a Dell PowerConnect 6224. I have SSH setup and working and can connect to the switch using either Putty or PLink but when I use ...
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How to reset password for Dell PowerConnect 2708?

I do as the user manual says and press "Managed Mode" button to get into unmanaged mode and then press "Managed Mode" button again for managed mode. This should reset the device to factory defaults ...
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VMware vSwitches and Dell PowerConnect BPDU guard

I am using two Dell PowerConnect 6248 switches to connect a VMware host vSwitch. A discussion of config of Cisco switches for use with VMware advises to set physical ports connected to vSwitch with ...
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Simplest way to do failover routing with Dell PowerConnect core switch

I have a number of remote sites connecting back to head office via Cisco ASA 5505s and Cisco PIX 506es. At head office we have an old Cisco 3000 VPN Concentrator, and a new Cisco ASA 5510. The ...
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Need help getting Dynamic VLAN Assignment working with RADIUS and Dell PowerConnect 3524

I'm attempting to get Dynamic VLAN Assignment working on a number of Dell PowerConnect 3524 switches. I've got a two RADIUS servers, both of which I've proved to be working using radtest on Linux. ...
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How to remove second ip address from vlan interface on switch

I am using ssh to remotely connect to a Dell PowerConnect switch (Dell uses the same commands as Cisco). I need to change the ip address of vlan 1 from 192.x.x.x to 10.x.x.x. I am able to add the new ...