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Cisco MDS 9222i for System Storage

Cisco MDS 9222i for System Storage

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

Highlights

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 businesses 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 small medium business (SMB) customers in support of IT simplification and business continuity solutions. It can also be used for remote site device aggregation and SAN extension connectivity to large customer data centre directors.

A wide range of IBM System Storage mid-range and enterprise SAN IT simplification and business continuity solutions can be created with the Cisco MDS 9222i for IBM System Storage multi-service modular switch. IT simplification solutions for IBM System i, System p, System x and System z servers include storage consolidation and high-availability server clustering with IBM System Storage disk storage arrays. Business continuity capabilities can help businesses protect valuable data with IBM System Storage tape libraries and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager data protection software. Advanced connectivity capabilities can help business protect against major disasters with IBM System Storage disk metro and global mirroring disaster recovery solutions.

Common features

Hardware summary


Feature Benefits
Multi- service design
Modular design
High performance design
Auto- sensing 4, 2 and 1 Gbps ports
Redundant, swappable power supplies
Hot- swappable SFP transceivers
Non- disruptive firmware upgrades
Cisco Fabric Manager, Cisco CLI, third party management tools
Advanced security capabilities
Cisco MDS 9000 Enterprise Package
Cisco MDS 9000 Fabric Manager Server Package
Cisco MDS 9000 Mainframe Package
Compatibility with Cisco MDS 9000 family
Wide range of IBM supported servers and storage products
Energy efficient package

Physical characteristics
Height 13.3 cm mm/5.25 in. (3RU)
Width 440 mm/17.3 in.
Depth 576 mm/22.7 in.
Weight 28.2 kg/62.0 lb. (with optional switching module)
Operating environment
Temperature 0° C to 40° C/32° F to 104° F
Electrical requirements
Power supplies 845 W AC
Input 100-240 VAC
Product number 2054-E01
Base fabric switch Cisco MDS 9222i for IBM System Storage includes eighteen 4 Gbps FC ports, two 4 Gbps shortwave SFPs, four 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, Multi-service 18/4 or Storage Services module and SAN-OS 3.2 firmware with Fabric Manager, VSAN and PortChannel capabilities
FC interfaces E_Port, F_Port, FL_Port
Optical transceivers Optical Tri-rate GbE, 1 or 2 Gbps FC; FC 4 Gbps SFP; FiC 10 Gbps X2 
Copper GbE SFP and 10 Gbps X2
Fans and power Replaceable redundant power supplies and cooling fans
Hot-swap components Power supplies, cooling fans, transceivers
Rack support 19 inch, 1RU industry-standard rack
Management software Cisco CLI, Cisco Fabric Manager, IBM TotalStorage Productivity Centre supported
Servers supported A IBM System x servers and selected IBM Netfinity servers
Other Intel ® processor-based servers
IBM System p and selected RS/6000 servers
IBM System i and IBM System z
Selected Sun and HP servers
Operating systems supported A Microsoft ® Windows NT ®, Windows 2000, Windows 2003
Red Hat Linux, Red Hat Linux Advanced
Server SUSE Linux, SUSE Linux
Enterprise Server (SLES) United Linux
Novell NetWare
Storage products supported A IBM Storage System DS6000, DS8000 and Enterprise Storage Server (ESS)
IBM TotalStorage ESS Systems
IBM System Storage DS4000 Disk Systems
IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive
IBM System Storage TS3100, TS3200, TS3310 and TS3500 Tape Libraries
IBM TotalStorage 3494 Tape Library
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC)
Fibre optic cable Fibre optic cables are required and are available in various lengths in single mode and multi-mode formats
Optional features 4 Gbps 4-, 12-, 24- and 48-port FC module
Storage Services module
8-port IP and 18/4-port multiservice modules
SAN Extension over IP for 8-port and 18/4-port modules
MDS 9200 Enterprise Package
MDS 9200 Mainframe Package
MDS 9200 Fabric Manager Server Package
MDS 9200 Storage Services Enabler Package
Optical and copper SFP and X2 transceivers
Fibre optical and copper cables
Country specific power cords

A Refer to: http://www.ibm.com/systems/storage/san/ctype/ (US) for the most current and complete details

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