Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice

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Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch for IBM® System Storage is an optimised platform for deploying high-performance SAN extension solutions, distributed intelligent fabric services and cost-effective multiprotocol connectivity for open systems. With a compact form factor and advanced capabilities normally available only on director-class switches, MDS 9250i is an ideal solution for departmental and remote branch-office SANs as well as large-scale SANs in conjunction with the Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director.

MDS 9250i offers up to 40 16-Gbps FC ports, two 1/10-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) IP storage services ports and eight 10-GbE FCoE ports in a fixed, two-rack-unit (2RU) form factor. MDS 9250i connects to existing native FC networks, protecting current investments in storage networks.

Feature Benefits
Inter-VSAN routing Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) for remote SAN extension
I/O Accelerator (IOA) Services
Robust network security
Model 9710-E01
Hot-swappable components Power supplies, fan modules, small form-factor pluggable
Warranty One-year Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU), around the clock same-day maintenance service options available
Dimensions 975 mm (3.84 in.) H x 437 mm (17.22 in.) W x 543 mm (21.4 in.) D, 2RUs; all units rack-mountable in standard 19-inch Electronic Industries Alliance [EIA] rack)
Weight Fully configured chassis: 10.2 kg (22.4 lb)
Airflow Front to back
Ports 40 ports of 16-Gbps FC and 10 ports of 10-GbE
Link speeds Port speed: 4/8/16-Gbps autosensing, optionally configurable
Optional features MDS 9200 Enterprise Package (7011), MDS 9250i IOA (7012), MDS 9200 DCNM Advanced Edition (7050), MDS 9250i 20-port FC Upgrade License (7065)

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