Cisco MDS 9000 Family 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 is a director-class 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, virtualized data-center storage environments with high availability, scalability, flexibility, security, ease of management and transparent integration of new technologies. By adding enterprise connectivity options that support IBM FICON® connectivity, MDS 9710 delivers a high performing and reliable FICON infrastructure designed to support fast and scalable IBM System z® servers. The MDS 9700 platform provides multi-protocol flexibility for storage area networks (SANs) delivering both 16-Gbps Fibre Channel and 10-Gbps FCoE capabilities.

Ports Up to 384 Fibre Channel ports per chassis
Link speeds 2, 4, 8, 10 and 16 Gbps at full line-rate speed
Operating systems For most current and complete information, refer to SSIC
Optional features MDS 9700 48-Port 10-Gbps FCoE Switching Module (3620), MDS 9700 Series 48-port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module (3648), MDS 9700 Series Supervisor-1 Module (3601), MDS 9700 Series Enterprise Package (7610), MDS 9700 Series DCNM for SAN Advanced Edition (7611), MDS 9700 Mainframe Package (7612), MDS 9700 Series 3000 W AC power supply (5960), small form-factor pluggables, fans

Cisco MDS 9500 Series Multilayer Directors for IBM System Storage

The Cisco MDS 9500 Series Multilayer Directors for IBM® System Storage® are director-class Storage Area Networking (SAN) switches designed for deployment in scalable-enterprise and service provider clouds to enable business transformation. Layering a comprehensive set of intelligent features onto a high-performance, protocol-independent switch fabric, the MDS 9500 Series Multilayer Directors for System Storage address the severe requirements of large virtualized data center storage environments: high availability, security, scalability, ease of management and simple integration of new technologies for extremely flexible data center SAN solutions.

Ports Offers scalability to 192, 336 and 528 maximum Fiber Channel port count (respectively)
Link Speeds 1, 2, 4, 8 and 10 Gbps Fibre Channel speed
Operating Systems Microsoft Windows, UNIX, Linux, NetWare, IBM OS/400®, IBM z/OS®
Optional Features 4-port 10 Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module, 18/4 Multiservice Module (includes two 4 Gbps shortwave SFPs), 16-port GbE Storage Services Node-16 (SSN-16) Module, 32-port 8 Gbps Advanced Fibre Channel Switching Module, 48-port 8 Gbps Advanced Fibre Channel Switching Module,24-port 8 Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module, 48-port 8 Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module, 4/44-port 8 Gbps Host Optimized Fibre Channel Switching Module, 8-port 10 Gbps FCoE Module, Cisco MDS 9500 Series Supervisor-2 and Supervisor-2A Module, 9513 Fabric2/Fabric3 Switching Modules, Flash memory card, IBM FICON Package, MDS 9500 Enterprise and Mainframe Packages, MDS 9500 Fabric Manager Server Package, Storage Media Encryption (SME) package for one MSM 18/4-port for MDS 9500, SME License (1 engine) for one SSN-16 on MDS 9500, MDS 9500 DCNM for SAN Advanced Edition, MDS 9500 I/O Acceleration for 18/4 Module, MDS 9500 FCIP Activation for SSN-16, MDS 9500 FCIP Activation for MSM, MDS 9500 I/O Acceleration for SSN-16, MDS 9500 SAN Extension Over IP package for one 18/4-Port Multiservice Module, MDS 9500 SAN Extension License (1 engine) for the SSN-16 module, Note: Switching modules do not include optics unless specified otherwise

Cisco MDS 9148 for 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 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 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 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch for IBM® System Storage®


Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch for IBM System Storage is an optimized platform for deploying high performance SAN extension solutions, distributed intelligent fabric services, and cost-effective multiprotocol connectivity for open systems.

Ports 40 ports of 16-Gbps Fibre Channel and 10 ports of 10-Gigabit Ethernet
Link speeds Port speed: 4/8/16-Gbps autosensing, optionally configurable
Operating systems For most current and complete information, refer to SSIC
Optional features MDS 9200 Enterprise Package (7011), MDS 9250i I/O Accelerator (7012), MDS 9200 DCNM Advanced Edition (7050), MDS 9250i 20-port Fibre Channel Upgrade License (7065)

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 center 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 8 Gbps 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

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