Dell S5296F-ON | 25G

Dell S5296F

Overview – Dell Technologies S5296F-ON

The PowerSwitch S5200-ON 25/100GbE fixed switches comprise Dell Technologies’ latest disaggregated hardware and software data center networking solutions, providing state-of-the-art, high-density 25/100GbE ports and a broad range of functionality to meet the growing demands of today’s data center environment. These innovative, next-generation open networking switches offer optimum flexibility and cost-effectiveness for web 2.0, enterprise and cloud service providers with demanding compute and storage traffic environments.

The S5200-ON is a complete family of switches:12-port, 24-port, and 48-port 25GbE/100GbE ToR switches, 96- port 25GbE/100GbE Middle of Row (MoR)/End of Row (EoR) switch, and a 32-port 100GbE Multi-Rate Spine/ Leaf switch. From the compact half-rack width S5212FON providing an ideal form factor for hyper-converged deployments, to the high density S5296F-ON for Middle of Row deployments, the S5200-ON series offers performance and flexibility for a variety of network designs.


  • 1 or 2RU high-density ToR switches with up to 48 or 96 ports of 25GbE or 32 ports of 100GbE
  • Multi-rate 100GbE ports support 10/25/40/50/100GbE
  • Scalable L2 and L3 Ethernet switching with QoS and a full complement of standards-based IPv4 and IPv6 features, including OSPF and BGP routing support
  • Line-rate performance via non-blocking switch fabrics: 3.2Tbps (6.4Tbps full-duplex) on S5296F-ON and S5232F-ON, 2.0Tbps (4.0Tbps full-duplex) on S5248FON, and 1.08Tbps (2.16Tbps full-duplex) on S5224FON and S5212F-ON
  • L2 multipath support via Virtual Link Trunking (VLT) and Routed VLT support
  • VXLAN gateway functionality support for bridging and routing the non-virtualized and the virtualized overlay networks with line rate performance
  • Supports Dell Enterprise SONiC Distribution by Dell Technologies. Dell Enterprise SONiC Distribution by Dell Technologies helps IT organizations to run their business with the innovation, automation and reliability that comes from a commercial offering of SONiC with production-ready enterprise feature enhancements, hardening and global support targeted for demanding data center leaf and spine fabrics
  • Supports Dell SmartFabric OS10
  • Converged network support for DCB, with priority flow control (802.1Qbb), ETS (802.1Qaz), DCBx and iSCSI TLV support
  • Routable RoCE to enable convergence of compute and storage on Leaf/Spine Fabric
  • IO panel to PSU airflow or PSU to IO panel airflow Redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and fans on most models
  • Supports the open source Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) for zero touch installation of alternate network operating systems
  • Tool-less enterprise ReadyRails™ mounting kits for most models reducing time and resources for switch rack installation (S5212F-ON will utilize a tandem tray for mounting)
  • Power-efficient operation and Dell Fresh Air 2.0 compliant up to 45ºC helps reduce cooling costs in temperature constrained deployments