Dell PowerConnect Network Switches

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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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Q-BRIDGE-MIB representation of ports on Dell PowerConnect 6248

I have a Dell PowerEdge 6248 with a 2x10Gb uplink module. I'm trying to make sense of the representation of the ports from the following snmp output: Q-BRIDGE-MIB::dot1qVlanStaticUntaggedPorts.4081 = ...
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Managing managed switches

I have a number of Dell PowerConnect switches. I've successfully setup various 'trunks' and vLANs and all working sweet. But one thing annoys me. I can't seem to 'manage' my switches from my laptop as ...
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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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PowerConnect switches, Juniper firewalls and esx redundancy

Let me preface this question by saying that I am a developer and have basic knowledge of networking. My current job requires that I wear many hats. I am building out a DataCenter for our SaaS ...
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PowerEdge 1955 Blade Switches - PowerConnect 5316m

I currently working on a project to expand my companies storage while virtualizing our infrastructure. One road block I'm running into at the moment is trying to figure out conceptually how the blade ...
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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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Passing Wake On LAN traffic across subnets with Dell PowerConnect 62xx

I am working on an SCCM project that requires powering on computers in the middle of the night to run updates. SCCM can send the WoL packets, but I am struggling to figure out how to pass this across ...
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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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Can't reliably ping 6224 router from directly-attached system

OK, here's my situation. This is on the internet. The 6224 is the router in this picture and physically resides in Kanata. Both VLAN 1697 and 3994 are provided by an internet service provider. ...
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How can I block traffic between two specific VLANs

I have a Dell 6224 powerconenct switch acting as the core switch on our network. I have a number of VLANs configured, and the time has come for us to now consider blocking traffic between specific ...
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Dell PowerConnect 2824 VLAN isolation question

We have an environment with 4 Hyper-V servers connected through a Dell PowerConnect 2824 switch to two Cisco PIX redundant firwalls. Right now, it all works without a VLAN, but I want to isolate some ...
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list known mac-addresses on Dell PowerConnect 5324

I have a Dell PowerConnect 5324 (SW version: 2.0.1.3) which I hardly ever use. I need to list out the mac-addresses it sees on certain ports, such as g23. I have fooled around with the cli and done ...
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How to upgrade an iSCSI Switch stack with minimal downtime?

We have several Dell 6248 swtich stacks (of 3 each) that form the backbone of our iSCSI Storage network. We need to perform firmware updates on the switch stacks, but are concerned about the downtime ...
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Does a router have to explicitly support GRE in order to pass those connections?

I have replaced a mess of Cisco routers with a single Dell PowerConnect 6224. These routers serve (and served) public IPs to clients, and just acted as routers to the upstream provider. Prior to the ...
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Bridging two VLANs together

I have a connection to a network service provider with two VLANs on it. One VLAN has the internet. The service provider has defined a default router and assigned me a subnet of IPs attached to that ...
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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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Strange Network / Switch Behavior

A few days ago I rewired two racks at my local datacenter. They are side by side and have about 40 servers. I was using an old office type switch and two Dell PowerConnects 5324 and I wanted to ...
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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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Assign computers to specific VLANs with Dell PowerConnect 3524/6224

Our network consists of a number of Dell PowerConnect switches. 1 x 6224 (core switch) 5 x 3524 cabinet switches. We are using VLANs, to segregate different classes of systems. This was first ...
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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 ...
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How to reset Dell PowerConnect 2824 switch

I have the mentioned router and I seam to have somehow removed my ability to access it via the browser...I can connect to it through the serial and it still allows connections through it to the ...
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Spanning Tree required/desired for Port-Channel?

I have two Dell PowerConnect switches I want to connect together via Port-Channel links (2 ethernet links). Spanning tree is enabled on both switches, so therefore applied to all interfaces unless ...
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VLANs through a trunk between Dell Powerconnect 6248 and 2848?

I have a Powerconnect 6248 connected to a 2848 and I am trying to get VLANS working on the 2848. VLANS work and receive DHCP addresses, traffic routes correctly and DNS works on the 6248. The DHCP, ...
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How to Configure Different Gateways for Different VLANs

I have around 10 VLANs, and two different internet gateways. I want traffic on some VLANs to use one gateway, and traffic on other VLANs to use another gateway. (e.g. I wish to route server traffic ...
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Broadcom NIC Teaming w/ 802.3ad and Dell Powerconnect 2824

We have a Poweredge R210 running WS2K8R2. The server has two Broadcom 5716C NICs running Broadcom BASP. I can team the NICs using the 802.3ad protocol on the server end no problem. I have no VLAN. ...
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Why DELL PowerConnect and Juniper are so rare ? Why do enterprises stick with Cisco? [closed]

I have a little question, I'm actually studing IT in France, and when looking on alternative on the very [...] very expensive Cisco equipments, I've found Juniper and DELL PowerConnect pretty ...
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Windows Network Load Balancing on ESX Cluster with Dell PowerConnect stacks

We recently switched out our Cisco 6500 core switch for a pair of Dell PowerConnect 6248 stacks. Since then, our Network Load Balanced Sharepoint, which runs on two virtual machines on an ESX cluster ...
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Reset Button on Dell PowerConnect 5324

The instructions for this switch say about the reset button on the front of the switch: "The reset button, located on the front panel, manually resets the device." Well thanks Dell :-) Is a ...
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What would make a PowerConnect Gigabit switch run at 100 Mbit speeds?

I am pretty much a total "serious" networking newbie, so I am sorry if this is really stupid. I bought a Gigabit PowerConnect 2824 switch and tried to install it onto our very small start-up ...
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Redundant links from Router to Switches

With a setup of two NICs on a server into two different switches where each NIC has a different IP (But both on the same network), and then the switches to the router. How would I configure the two ...
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Gigabit ports on Dell Powerconnect 2324 never worked

I have a Dell Powerconnect 2324 with Gigabit ports - 24 ports 10/100 ports with 2 Gigabit ports - that never worked. It's supposed to auto-detect everything, but even trying different combinations I ...