Cisco MDS 9500 Series Multilayer Directors

Product characteristics
Product numbers
Base machine Base chassis includes the following components:

One Director chassis, fans, shelf bracket kit, cable management kit, manuals and accessory kit from Cisco

2054-E11—MDS 9513 for System Storage includes two Supervisor-2A cards, two Fabric3 cards, and two AC power supplies

2054-E07—MDS 9509 for System Storage includes two Supervisor-2A cards and two AC power supplies

2054-E04—MDS 9506 for System Storage includes two Supervisor-2A cards and two AC power supplies

Base Functionality:

DCNM, VSAN, ACLs, fabric zoning and trunking. All models include NX-OS Software Release 5.2 or later firmware with DCNM, VSAN and Port Channel capabilities and one-year IBM warranty
Transceivers Note: Some SFPs are available in 4-pack
Hot-swap components Supervisor modules, crossbar modules, power supplies, fan modules, SFPs, SFP X2, switching modules
Rack support Directors are rack-mountable in a standard 19-inch EIA rack, meeting Cisco requirements defined in the recommended installation procedures. IBM TotalStorage SAN Cabinet Model C36 (2109-C36) meets these requirements.
Management software MDS 9000 Family Command Line Interface

Cisco Data Center Network Manager

Cisco Device Manager
Servers supported ***
Operating systems supported Microsoft Windows, UNIX, Linux, NetWare, IBM OS/400®, IBM z/OS®
Storage products supported2
Fibre optic cables Singlemode and multimode (9u/50u respectively) fiber optical cables with LC connectors are available
Power cords Jumper cables are included for installation; country-specific power cords must be ordered for desktop/stand-alone installation
Warranty 1 year; 24×7 same-day maintenance service options are available
Optional features Note: Switching modules do not include optics unless specified otherwise
Physical characteristics
Dimensions (height × width × depth)
Operating environment (ambient)
Temperature 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Relative humidity (noncondensing) 10 to 90 percent
Altitude Up to 2000m (6500 ft)
Airflow Because these directors are designed with side-to-side airflow, Cisco recommends a minimum air space of 16 cm (6 in) between walls and the chassis air vents, and a minimum separation of 30 cm (12 in.) between two chassis to prevent overheating.
Electrical requirements
Power and cooling

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