Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director


A next-generation, director-class SAN switch designed for deployment in large-scale storage networks, Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director for IBM System Networking enables not only enterprise clouds, but business transformation. By adding enterprise connectivity options that support FICON, MDS 9710 delivers a high-performing and reliable FICON infrastructure designed to support fast and scalable z Systems servers. The MDS 9700 platform also provides multi-protocol flexibility for SANs delivering 16- gigabits per second (Gbps) FC, 10-Gbps FCoE and 40-Gbps FCoE capabilities.1

Layering a comprehensive set of intelligent features over a high-performance, protocol-independent switch fabric, MDS 9710 addresses the rigorous requirements of large, virtualised DC storage environments with features such as high availability, extreme scalability, flexibility, security and ease of management. Importantly, it enables the transparent integration of new technologies into the DC to provide highly flexible SAN solutions.

Product features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
Intelligent network services
VM transparency
Comprehensive security
Unified SAN management
Sophisticated diagnostics
Total cost of ownership
Multiprotocol intelligence
Model 9710-E08
Payload slots 8
Hot-swappable components Power supplies, fan modules, small form-factor pluggables, supervisor modules, fabric modules
Warranty One year,around-the-clock same-day maintenance service options available
Dimensions 619 mm (24.35 in.) H x 439 mm (17.3 in.) W x 864 mm (34 in.) D
Weight 84.2 kg (185.5 lb) with three fan field-replaceable units (FRUs), not including power supplies, fabric modules or transceivers

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