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Cisco MDS 9222i for IBM System Storage

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A wide range of IBM System Storage mid-sized and enterprise SAN IT simplification and business continuity solutions can be created with the Cisco MDS 9222i for IBM System Storage multiservice modular switch. Infrastructure simplification solutions for the IBM Power Systems, IBM System i, IBM System p, IBM System x and IBM System z families of servers include storage consolidation and high-availability (HA) server clustering with System Storage disk storage arrays. Business continuity solutions include data protection with System Storage tape libraries and devices and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) data protection software; and disaster protection with IBM System Storage disk metro and global mirroring disaster recovery (DR) solutions.

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Cisco MDS 9222i for medium-sized businesses and large enterprises

The Cisco MDS 9222i for IBM System Storage is designed to address the needs of medium-sized and large enterprises with a wide range of SAN capabilities. It can be used as a cost-effective high performance SAN extension over internet protocol (IP) router switch for midrange mid-size customers in support of IT simplification, replication, disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity solutions. It can also provide remote site device aggregation and SAN extension connectivity to large customer data centre directors.

A wide range of System Storage midrange and enterprise SAN IT simplification and business continuity solutions can be created with the Cisco MDS 9222i for IBM System Storage multiservice modular switch. IT simplification solutions for IBM Power Systems, IBM System i, IBM System p, IBM System x and IBM System z servers include storage consolidation and high-availability (HA) server clustering with IBM System Storage disk storage arrays. Business continuity capabilities can help businesses protect valuable data with IBM System Storage tape libraries, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) data protection software and intelligent fabric services, such as SME. Advanced connectivity capabilities can help business protect against major disasters with IBM System Storage disk metro and global mirroring DR solutions.

Common features

Hardware summary


Feature Benefits
Multiservice design
Modular design
High performance design
Autosensing 8, 4, 2 and 1 Gbps ports
Cisco Data Centre Network Manager, Cisco command line interface (CLI), third party management tools
Advanced security capabilities
Cisco MDS 9000 Enterprise Package
Cisco MDS 9000 DCNM Package
Cisco MDS 9000 Mainframe Package
Compatibility with Cisco MDS 9000 family
Wide range of IBM supported servers and storage products
Energy efficient package

Product characteristics
Product number 2054-E01
Base machine Cisco MDS 9222i for IBM System Storage includes eighteen 4 Gbps FC ports, two 4 Gbps shortwave SFPs, 4 GbE IP ports (no optics), dual AC power supplies and SAN Extension over IP Package for integrated IP ports in the base switch. The Cisco MDS 9222i includes one slot for an optional FC; IP, Multiservice 18/4 with Cisco DCNM for SAN (formerly Cisco Fabric Manager), VSAN and PortChannel capabilities
FC interface E_Port, F_Port, FL_Port
Transceivers Note: Some SFPs are available in a four-pack
Hot-swap components Power supplies, cooling fans, transceivers
Rack support 19-inch, 3RU industry-standard rack
Management software Cisco CLI, Cisco DCNM for SAN, IBM TotalStorage Productivity Centre supported
Servers supported* IBM System x servers and selected IBM Netfinity servers

Other Intel® processor-based servers

Power Systems, System p and selected RS/6000 and System i servers

System z

Selected Sun and HP servers
Operating systems supported* Microsoft® Windows 2003 and 2008

Red Hat Linux, Red Hat Linux Advanced

Server SUSE Linux, SUSE Linux

Enterprise Server (SLES) United Linux

Novell NetWare
Storage products supported*
Fibre optic cable Fibre optic cables are required and are available in various lengths in single mode and multimode formats
Warranty One year limited warranty; on-site service, same day around-the-clock (four hour)
Power cords You must specify the type of power cord when ordering the product from IBM. Specify the required country-specific feature number in the initial order or choose the Cabinet Jumper Power Cord.
Optional features
Physical characteristics
Height 13.3 cm /5.25 in. (3RU)
Width 4.40 cm/17.3 in.
Depth 5.76 cm/22.7 in.
Weight 28.2 kg/62.0 lb (with optional switching module)
Temperature 0°C to 40°C/32°F to 104°F
Electrical requirements
Power supplies 845 W ac
Input 100-240 V ac

50 - 60 Hz nominal

* Refer to ibm.com/systems/networking/switches/san/ctype/ (US) for the most current and complete details

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