Cisco MDS 9148 for IBM System Storage

Designed for ease of use in high-performance SAN environments


Cisco MDS 9148 for small, midrange and large enterprise customers

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. The switch provides line rate 8 Gbps ports with high-performance, high-density, and enterprise-class availability. The switch is designed to offer outstanding value by providing flexibility, high availability, security, and ease of use at an affordable price in a compact 1RU form factor. With the ability to expand from 16 to 48 ports in eight-port increments, the Cisco MDS 9148 can be used as the foundation for small, stand-alone SANs, as a top-of-rack switch, or as an edge switch in larger core-edge SAN infrastructures.

The Cisco MDS 9148 Multilayer Fabric Switch is designed to support quick configuration with zero-touch plug-and-play features and task wizards that allow it to be deployed quickly and easily in networks of any size. Powered by Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Software, it includes advanced storage networking features and functions and is compatible with Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Directors and Switches, providing transparent, end-to-end service delivery in core-edge deployments.

Fabric connectivity capabilities can be the basis for infrastructure simplification solutions for IBM System i, System p and System x servers and storage consolidation and high availability server clustering with IBM System Storage disk storage arrays. Business continuity capabilities can help businesses protect valuable data with IBM System Storage tape subsystems and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) data protection software.

Feature Benefits
Quick Configuration Wizard
On-Demand Port Activation
Redundant, swappable power supplies
Cisco Fabric Manager and Cisco Cisco Command Line Interface (CLI) Designed to help:
Autosensing 8-,4-, 2- and 1-Gbps ports Designed to help:
Hot-swappable SFP transceivers
Non-disruptive firmware upgrades Designed to:
Wide range of IBM supported servers and storage products
Compatibility with Cisco MDS 9000 family
Cisco MDS 9000 Enterprise Package
Cisco MDS 9000 Fabric Manager Server Package
Product characteristics
Product Number 2417-C48
Base fabric switch Cisco MDS 9148 with 16-port entry configuration and 8 Gb activated FC ports, zero shortwave SFP transceivers, two AC power supplies and fans, Cisco Fabric Manager (embedded Web Server) and support for VSANs, Access Control Lists (ACLs) and Fabric Zoning, Cisco Device Manager, Cisco CLI
FC interfaces E-Port, F_Port, FL- Port
Optical transceivers (*chargeable) 4 Gb SW SFPs*
8 Gb SW SFPs *
4 Gb Longwave 4 Km SFPs*
4 Gb Longwave 10 Km SFPs*
8 Gb Longwave 10 Km SFPs*
Fans and power Redundant fans and power supplies
Hot-swap components Power supplies, fan trays, SFP and SFP+ optical transceivers
Rack support 19-inch, 1RU industry-standard rack
Management software* Cisco Fabric Manager
Servers supported*
Operating systems supported*
Storage products supported*
Fibre optic cable Fibre optic cables are required and available in multi-mode format
Optional features

Physical characteristics
Height 44.70 cm/1.72 in (1RU)
Width 43.59 cm/17.16 in
Depth 47.98 cm/18.89 in
Weight 10 kg/22.2 lb (dual power supplies)
Operating environment
Temperature 0° C to 40° C/32° F to 104° F
Humidity 10 to 90 percent relative humidity (RH) non-condensing at 40 degrees C (104 degrees F)
Altitude Up to 2 kilometres/6500 feet

Electrical requirements
Power 100 - 240 V ac, 50 - 60 Hz

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