Dell MXL Blade Switch Configuration with Explanations

We go through a lot to train our teams on how to configure blade switches however  it can be difficult for one to remember everything that a Dell Network Sales Engineer has taught them.  As an administrator, you often need to be able to look at an actual configuration in front of you and have each line explained to you in as much detail as is reasonable or “necessary.” A “cheat sheet” of sorts.   One of my peers at Dell created the document below for operations teams needing to get up to speed quickly on Dell Networking CLI. Along with explanations, he threw in some best practices where applicable.  I encourage you to take a moment to review – even if you aren’t a Dell customer.

Check it out here.
Kevin Houston - Founder, BladesMadeSimple.comKevin Houston is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of  He has over 18 years of experience in the x86 server marketplace.  Since 1997 Kevin has worked at several resellers in the Atlanta area, and has a vast array of competitive x86 server knowledge and certifications as well as an in-depth understanding of VMware and Citrix virtualization.  Kevin works for Dell as a Server Sales Engineer covering the Global Enterprise market.


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