Dell/Force10 40GbE Switch

PithyChats

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Dell Force10 Z9000 32 Port Switch w Dual Power No Hard Drive No Software | eBay

This is from the same seller that many got the Gnodal 40GbE switches from. Might be able to go low with BO. (As I recall took around $550 for the Gnodal also listed around $1300). This switch is L2/L3 but fewer ports than the Gnodal. One problem is no software. I am not sure if you can load ONIE (some force10 switches support it) or if there are other options.

Can anyone chime in on the software issue?
 

01helloworld01

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It appears the software is Dell specific called "Dell Active Fabric Controller". Could be really expensive to get a hold of the software.
 

Chuckleb

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Ack, he's local to me too. Dang. I've got a coworker picking up a Quanta from him I think, he carried the Gnodals as well? That power consumption is a bit much ;)