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Cisco MDS 9718 Multilayer Director for IBM Storage Networking

Cisco MDS 9718 Multilayer Director for IBM® Storage 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, MDS 9718 addresses the stringent requirements of large virtualized data center storage environments: high availability, scalability, flexibility, security, ease of management and transparent integration of new technologies for extremely flexible data center SAN solutions.

Ports Up to 768 Fibre Channel ports per chassis, Up to 768 Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) ports per chassis
Link speeds 2/4/8/10/16-Gbps full line-rate speed, 10-Gbps FCoE full line-rate speed, 40-Gbps FCoE full line-rate speed
Operating systems For most current and complete information, refer to SSIC
Optional features 48-port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module (Feature Code 3648), 48-port 10-Gbps FCoE Switching Module (Feature Code 3620), 24-port 40-Gbps FCoE Switching Module (Feature Code 3640), MDS 9700 Enterprise Package (7610), MDS 9700 DCNM SAN Advanced Edition(7611), SFPs, MDS 9700 3000W AC power supply (5960), fans*
* For more information, please refer to the Cisco MDS 9718 Multilayer Director for IBM Storage Networking Redbooks Product Guide.

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 z Systems™ servers. The MDS 9700 platform provides multi-protocol flexibility for storage area networks (SANs) delivering 16-Gbps Fibre Channel, 10-Gbps Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and 40-Gbps FCoE capabilities.

Ports Up to 384 16-Gbps Fibre Channel or 10-Gbps FCoE ports per chassis
Up to 192 40-Gbps FCoE 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 24-port 40-Gbps FCoE Switching Module (3640), 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

IBM® System Storage® SAN768B-2 and SAN384B-2


 

IBM System Storage SAN768B-2 and SAN384B-2 fabric backbones are among the industry's most powerful Fibre Channel switching infrastructure offerings, providing reliable, scalable, high-performance foundations for private or hybrid cloud storage and highly virtualized environments. These fabric backbones have been enhanced with enterprise connectivity options to add support for IBM FICON® connectivity, offering a highly reliable FICON infrastructure with fast and scalable IBM z Systems™ servers.

Designed to increase business agility while providing nonstop access to information and reducing both infrastructure and administrative costs, the SAN768B-2 and SAN384B-2 fabric backbones with Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology, 16 Gbps performance and Fabric Vision technology capabilities deliver a new level of scalability and advanced capabilities to this robust, reliable and high-performance technology. This enables organizations to continue leveraging their existing IT investments as they grow their businesses and solve their most difficult business challenges.

Ports Single chassis: Up to 512 (SAN768B-2) or 256 (SAN384B-2) 16 Gbps universal Fibre Channel ports, scalable using 16 Gbps Fibre Channel blades.
Multi-chassis scalability with inter-chassis link (ICL) ports.
Deploying four or more chassis with UltraScale ICL connections within a fabric requires an Enterprise ICL license.
Link speeds Auto-sensing 16, 8, 4 and 2 Gbps Fibre Channel ports; 10 Gbps and optionally programmable to fixed port speed
Operating systems
Optional features Please refer to the SAN768B-2 and SAN384B-2 Redbooks Product Guide to review most current optional features

Cisco MDS 9706 Multilayer Director for IBM® System Storage®

MDS 9706 is a director-class storage area network (SAN) switch designed for deployment in small to midsized storage networks that can support enterprise clouds and business transformation. It layers a comprehensive set of intelligent features onto a high-performance, protocol-independent switch fabric.

Ports Up to 192 16-Gbps Fibre Channel or 10-Gbps Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) ports per chassis
Up to 96 40-Gbps FCoE 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 24-port 40-Gbps FCoE Switching Module (3640), MDS 9700 48-port 10-Gbps FCoE Switching Module (3620), MDS 9700 48-port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module (3648),MDS 9706 Fabric-1 Switching Module (3611), MDS 9700 Enterprise Package (7610), MDS 9700 DCNM SAN Advanced Edition (7611), MDS 9710 Mainframe Package (7612), small form-factor pluggables, fans

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