This blog gives you some of the useful CLI commands on Dell’s OS9 (S & Z series) switch OS and how they compare to the Cisco IOS commands that people might be more familiar with.Read More
Over the past week, I have spent 3 days in Barcelona at the Dell Internal and Channel Partners Technical Summit. The Tech Summit represents an opportunity for all of Dell's Technical sales force (Channel and Direct) to be united in learning the length and breadth of Dell's portfolio and understanding the direction of the industry alongside Dell's strategy. Over the three days, we got to hear from leaders within Dell, who were fully articulating the trends they are seeing within the industry.Read More
All of your network engineers have taken the Cisco training route and all feel comfortable with the ios cmd line, and that’s a good thing the cisco training is fantastic. However, with the cisco known cmd line comes a huge amount of cost, but none the less the IT managers use a huge amount of the budget to go for the Cisco option.Read More
Most people are used to using a certain vendors CLI and sometimes having a loan switch for a week or two just isn’t enough time to get a feel for the OS and put its paces.
Dell have realised this and come up with a simple answer for the Force10 series……VIRTUALISE IT! That’s right you can now download the Force10 OS as an ISO and in conjunction with Virtual Box (which is what Dell recommend, sorry VMware lovers I was as disappointed as you) this allows you to have a fully functioning Force10 OS to play with.
Here you can see a small snippet of configuration using the same commands you would use on the physical hardware, in this case a VLAN has been created with VRRP for redundancy but that’s for another blog post so make sure you come back soon for that one.
The OS can be downloaded from the link below once you have registered:
Look for “FTOS for S-Series OS-Emulator” currently on version 9.8
OR via the Dropbox link below which also includes the setup guide with a configuration example.
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