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Title: Dell Inc. PowerConnect 5324 Tolly Verified Layer 2 Gigabit Ethernet Throughput Testing and Functionality Evaluation

Publication date:   20 August 2004
Document number:    204140


Dell Inc. commissioned The Tolly Group to evaluate its PowerConnect 5324, a 24-port Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch designed for use in medium and large business infrastructures. The PowerConnect 5324 is equipped with a variety of switching features and four Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP) fiber ports that are designated as port alternatives to Ethernet copper ports 21-24.

The Tolly Group engineers subjected the PowerConnect 5324 to a battery of tests designed to verify the key features of the device. Tests were conducted in June 2004 at The Tolly Group’s Boca Raton, FL., test facilities.

Tests show that the PowerConnect 5324 performs at GbE wire-speed at Layer 2 in a full-mesh port configuration for all frame sizes tested, which varied from 64 bytes through 1,518 bytes. The Tolly Group engineers also validated more than a dozen key switch functions essential to LAN switches under The Tolly Group’s Tolly Verified certification program. These features include auto-negotiation, link aggregation (802.3ad), VLAN support (802.1Q), prioritization tagging (802.1p), Rapid Reconfiguration of Spanning Tree support (802.1w), support for 9,000-byte Jumbo Frames and support for RADIUS authentication.

Number of pages: 4      Publication price: $0.00

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