For Ethernet network traffic, the preferred choice for Ready Stack is Dell EMC PowerSwitch switches. Using Dell EMC PowerSwitch OS10 or select third-party network operating systems and tools, IP switches from Dell Technologies deliver nonblocking performance for workloads that are sensitive to packet loss.
Key features include scalable Layer 2 and Layer 3 Ethernet switching with Quality of Service (QoS) and a full complement of standards-based IPv4 and IPv6 features, including Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routing support. Layer 2 multipathing is supported through Virtual Link Trunking (VLT) and multi-domain VLT (mVLT) multichassis link aggregation technology.
Dell EMC PowerSwitch OS10 has been tested and hardened to meet stringent requirements for reliability, scalability, and serviceability. OS10 supports the full portfolio of PowerSwitch data center switch products and enables building cost-effective, end-to-end networks while reducing operational complexity. A fully compliant, industry-standard command-line interface (CLI) enables certified engineers to be productive immediately. The CLI provides the primary method to configure, monitor, and administer OS10 applications and switches.