Cisco MDS 9000 for IBM System Storage

Cisco MDS 9000 family provides midrange switches and enterprise directors


Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director for IBM System Networking


Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director for IBM System Networking

Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director for IBM® System Networking is a director-class storage area network (SAN) switch designed for deployment in large-scale storage networks to enable enterprise clouds and business transformation. Layering a comprehensive set of intelligent features onto a high performance, protocol-independent switch fabric, Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director for IBM System Networking addresses the rigorous requirements of large, virtualised data centre (DC) storage environments with high availability (HA), scalability, flexibility, security, ease of management and transparent integration of new technologies.


Ports Up to 384 Fibre Channel (FC) ports per chassis
Link Speeds 2, 4, 8, 10 and 16 gigabits per second (Gbps) at full line-rate speed
Operating Systems For most current and complete information, refer to SSIC
Optional Features Cisco MDS 9700 Series 48-port 16 Gbps FC Switching Module (3648), Cisco MDS 9700 Series Supervisor-1 Module (3601), Cisco MDS 9700 Series Enterprise Package (7610), Cisco MDS 9700 Series Data Centre Network Manager (DCNM) for SAN Advanced Edition (7611), Cisco MDS 9700 Series 3000 W AC power supply (5960), small form-factor pluggables (SFPs), fans

Cisco MDS 9222i for IBM System Storage


Cisco MDS 9222i for IBM System Storage

The Cisco MDS 9222i for IBM System Storage™ is designed to address the needs of medium-sized businesses and large enterprises with a wide range of Storage Area Network (SAN) capabilities. It can be used as a cost-effective high performance SAN extension over IP router switch for midrange SMB customers in support of IT simplification and business continuity solutions. It can also be used as a remote site router switch for device aggregation and SAN extension over IP to data centre directors for large enterprise customers.


Ports 18 Fibre Channel and 4 IP ports; expandable with one 12, 24 or 48-port 4 Gbps FC switch module or one 4/44 8 Gbps FC switch module or one 4-port 10 Gbps FC switch module
Link Speeds 1, 2, 4 and 8Gbps auto-sensing fabric; Gigabit Ethernet IP; 10 Gbps ISL
Operating systems Microsoft® Windows®, UNIX®, Linux®, NetWare®, IBM OS/400® and z/OS®
Optional Features Assorted optical and copper transceivers and cables; MDS 9200 Enterprise, Fabric Manager Server, 8-port and 18/4-port SAN Extension over IP, Mainframe, Storage Service Enabler Packages; 4 port 10 Gbps ISL; 12-, 24-, 48-port 4 Gbps FC; 4/44-port 8 Gbps FC, 8 port IP and18 FC/4 IP port; Storage Services (32 2 Gbps FC) modules

Cisco MDS 9148 for IBM System Storage


Cisco MDS 9134 for IBM System Storage

The Cisco MDS 9148 for IBM System Storage Multilayer Fabric Switch (2417-C48) is designed to provide an affordable, highly capable and scalable storage networking solution for small, midrange and large enterprise customers. It can be used as part of Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions from simple single-switch configurations to larger multiswitch configurations in support of fabric connectivity and advanced business continuity capabilities.


Ports 16, 24, 32, 40 and 48 ports
Link Speeds 1, 2, 4 and 8 Gigabits per second (Gbps)
Servers IBM System x servers
Other Intel® processor-based servers
IBM System p servers
IBM System i servers
Selected Sun and HP servers

Cisco MDS 9134 for IBM System Storage


Cisco MDS 9134 for IBM System Storage

The Cisco MDS 9134 for IBM System Storage™ is designed to address the needs of medium-sized businesses and large enterprises with a wide range of Storage Area Network (SAN) capabilities. It can be used as part of a high performance simple SAN with single-switch or stacked switch configurations for business-class customers in support of IT simplification and business continuity solutions. It can also be used as an edge switch for device aggregation with 10 Gbps core director configurations for large enterprise customers.


Ports Single switch: 24, 32; Stacked switches: 48, 56, 64 fabric
Link Speeds 4, 2 and 1 Gbps auto-sensing; 10 Gbps ISL
Operating Systems Microsoft® Windows®, UNIX®, Linux®, NetWare®, IBM OS/400® and z/OS®
Optional Features On-Demand ports; optical and copper transceivers and fibre cables; MDS 9100 Enterprise, Mainframe, Fabric Manager Server Packages

Cisco MDS 9124 Express for System Storage


Cisco MDS 9124 Express for System Storage

The Cisco MDS 9124 Express for System Storage™ is designed to address the needs of small- and medium-sized businesses with a wide range of SAN capabilities. It can be used as part of SAN solutions from simple single-switch configurations to larger multi-switch configurations in support of fabric connectivity and advanced business continuity capabilities.


Ports 8, 16, 24 (2053-424) 16, 24 (2417-C24, PN 2417C24)
Link Speeds 1, 2 and 4 Gbps
Servers IBM System i™, System p™, System x™ and IBM BladeCenter®

Cisco MDS 9513 for IBM System Storage


Cisco MDS 9513 for IBM System Storage

The Cisco MDS 9513 for IBM® System Storage™ provides 12 to 524 ports, 4 and 8 Gbps fabric switching for Windows® NT®/2000, UNIX® and mainframe IBM FICON® switching for server clustering, infrastructure simplification and business continuity solutions. The base director offers Virtual SAN (VSAN), Cisco Fabric Manager and 11 feature slots. Features include 12-, 24- and 48-port 4 Gbps, 24-, 48- and 4/44-port 8 Gbps, and 4-port 10 Gbps FC Modules; IP and Multiservice 18/4 Modules; Enterprise, SAN Extension over IP, Fabric Manager Server, Storage Services Enabler and Mainframe Packages.


Ports up to 528
Link Speeds 1, 2, 4, 8 and 10 Gbps
Servers IBM System z9™, IBM Power Systems™, IBM System p5™, IBM System i®, System p®, IBM System x™ and IBM System z®

Cisco MDS 9506 for IBM System Storage


Cisco MDS 9506 for IBM System Storage

The Cisco MDS 9506 for IBM System Storage provides 24 to 192 Fibre channel ports-with up to 8 Gigabits per Second (Gbps) performance-and 4 to 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports for iSCSI or FCIP connectivity. With a high-availability design, it includes Virtual SAN (VSAN) capability for SAN consolidation into virtual SAN "islands" on a single physical fabric and comprehensive security for large enterprise SANs deployment. The director uses intelligent networking services to help simplify mainframe FICON and Fibre Channel SAN management and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO).


Ports Up to 192
Link Speeds 1, 2, 4, 8 and 10Gbps
Servers IBM AIX®, Linux®, Microsoft® Windows NT® or Microsoft Windows® 2000 and IBM mainframe operating systems

Cisco MDS 9509 for IBM System Storage


Cisco MDS 9509 for IBM System Storage

The Cisco MDS 9509 for IBM® System Storage™ provides 24 to 336 Fibre channel ports-with up to 8 Gigabit per second (Gbps) performance-and 4 to 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports for iSCSI or FCIP connectivity. With a high-availability design, it includes Virtual SAN (VSAN) capability for SAN consolidation into virtual SAN "islands" on a single physical fabric and comprehensive security for large enterprise SANs deployment. The director uses intelligent networking services to help simplify mainframe FICON® and Fibre Channel SAN management and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO).


Ports Up to 336 Fibre Channel ports
Link Speeds 1, 2, 4, 8 and 10 Gbps
Servers AIX®, Linux®, Microsoft® Windows NT® or Microsoft Windows® 2000 and IBM mainframe operating systems

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