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Cisco MDS 9509 Multilayer Director Data Sheet

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Product Overview

The Cisco® MDS 9509 Multilayer Director is a director-class SAN switch designed for deployment in large-scale storage networks that can support enterprise clouds and business transformation. Layering a rich set of intelligent features onto a high-performance, protocol-independent switch fabric, the Cisco MDS 9509 addresses the stringent requirements of large virtualized data center storage environments: uncompromising high availability, security, scalability, ease of management, and transparent integration of new technologies for extremely flexible data center SAN solutions. Sharing the same operating system and management interface with other Cisco data center switches, the Cisco MDS 9509 enables seamless deployment of unified fabrics with high-performance Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) connectivity to achieve low total cost of ownership (TCO). Compatible with all generations of Cisco MDS 9000 Family switching modules, the Cisco MDS 9509 continues to provide outstanding investment protection.

Figure 1. Cisco MDS 9509 Multilayer Director

Product Highlights

The Cisco MDS 9509 offers the following benefits:

Scalability and availability: The Cisco MDS 9509 combines non-disruptive software upgrades, stateful process restart/failover, and full redundancy of all major components for best-in-class availability. Supporting up to 336 Fibre Channel ports in a single chassis and up to 1008 Fibre Channel ports in a single rack, the Cisco MDS 9509 is designed to meet the requirements of large data center storage environments.

Multiprotocol architecture: The multilayer architecture of the Cisco MDS 9000 Family enables a consistent feature set over a protocol-independent switch fabric. The Cisco MDS 9509 transparently integrates Fibre Channel, FCoE, IBM Fiber Connectivity (FICON), Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI), and Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) in one system.

- 1/2/4/8-Gbps and 10-Gbps Fibre Channel: The Cisco MDS 9509 supports new Cisco MDS 9500 8‑Gbps Advanced Fibre Channel switching modules as well as existing 10-Gbps and 8-Gbps MDS Fibre Channel switching modules for deployment in both open systems and FICON environments.

- 10-Gbps Multihop FCoE: The Cisco MDS 9509 supports multihop FCoE, extending connectivity from FCoE/Fibre Channel fabrics to FCoE/Fibre Channel storage devices. With 10-Gbps Multihop FCoE switching modules, the Cisco MDS 9509 supports extension of Fibre Channel SAN to devices that are connected using FCoE protocol over Ethernet, thereby extending the rich capabilities of intelligent services to unified fabric deployments.

- 1/2/4/8-Gbps FICON: The Cisco MDS 9509 supports advanced FICON services including cascaded FICON fabrics, VSAN-enabled intermix of mainframe and open systems environments, and N_Port ID virtualization (NPIV) for mainframe Linux partitions. Control Unit Port (CUP) support enables in-band management of Cisco MDS 9000 Family switches from mainframe management applications.

Intelligent network services: VSAN technology, access control lists (ACLs) for hardware-based intelligent frame processing, and fabricwide quality of service (QoS) enable migration from SAN islands to enterprise-wide storage networks. Furthermore, the Cisco Arbitrated Local Switching feature provides high-performance, predictable, fair switching between all hosts attached to the same 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre Channel switching module and their associated storage devices.

- Smart Zoning: When the Smart Zoning feature is enabled, Cisco MDS 9000 Family fabrics provision the hardware access control entries specified by the zone set more efficiently, avoiding the superfluous entries that would allow servers (initiators) to talk to other servers, or allow storage devices (targets) to talk to other storage devices. This feature makes larger zones with multiple initiators and multiple targets feasible without excessive consumption of hardware resources. Thus, smart zones can correspond to applications, application clusters, hypervisor clusters, or other data center entities, saving the time that administrators previously spent creating many small zones, and enabling the automation of zoning tasks.

- Integrated hardware-based VSANs and Inter-VSAN Routing (IVR): Integration of VSANs into port-level hardware allows any port in a system or fabric to be partitioned into any VSAN. Integrated hardware-based IVR provides line-rate routing between any ports in a system or fabric without the need for external routing appliances.

- Arbitrated local switching: The Cisco Arbitrated Local Switching feature provides line-rate switching across all ports on the same module without degrading performance or increasing latency for traffic to and from other modules in the chassis. This benefit is achieved through the Cisco MDS 9500 Series Multilayer Director’s crossbar architecture with a central arbiter arbitrating fairly between local traffic and traffic to and from other modules.

Platform for intelligent storage applications: The Cisco MDS 9509 serves as a platform for intelligent services such as acceleration of storage applications for data replication and backup, storage media encryption for tapes and disks, data migration, and third-party applications such as continuous data protection and remote replication.

- I/O Accelerator (IOA): Cisco MDS 9000 IOA is a transport- and speed-agnostic traffic acceleration service capable of mitigating the effects of distance (and hence latency) on application throughput, thereby bringing flexibility to the choice of the data center location. Cisco MDS 9000 IOA is supported on the Cisco MDS 9000 Family 18/4-Port Multiservice Module (MSM) and 16-Port Storage Services Node (SSN-16) module.

- Cisco Storage Media Encryption (SME): Cisco SME services offer solutions that enable companies to address Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) 2.0 compliance and other legislative regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which require companies to store and protect data at rest for a specified number of years while publicly disclosing security breaches. Cisco SME is a fabric-based service and so is scalable and nondisruptive and addresses heterogeneous server and storage environments. Cisco SME enables data on disk arrays, tapes, and VTLs to be compressed, encrypted, and authenticated for centralized security management and data management and recovery. Cisco SME services employ clustering technology to create a highly available solution. The cryptographic cluster formed enhances reliability and availability, provides automated load balancing and failover capabilities, and simplifies provisioning as a single SAN fabric service rather than as individual switches or modules. The Cisco Key Management Center (KMC) provides comprehensive key management for Cisco SME, with support for single- and multiple-site deployments. Cisco KMC provides essential features such as key archival, secure export and import and translation for distribution, and key shredding.

- Cisco Data Mobility Manager (DMM): Cisco DMM is a fabric-based data migration solution that transfers block data non-disruptively across heterogeneous storage volumes and across distances, whether the host is online or offline. This data center-class solution helps address the challenges experienced in migrating data, such as downtime, the need to add data migration software to servers, and the potential for data loss and corruption. Enabling the Cisco DMM feature on the Cisco MDS 9000 18/4-Port Multiservice Modules located anywhere in the SAN allows data migration to be configured without host agents, without rewiring, with minimal effect on performance, and without downtime.

Virtual machine transparency: The Cisco MDS 9000 Family provides deterministic hardware performance and a rich feature set that allows virtual machines to have the same SAN attributes as a physical server. Ona per-virtual machine basis, the Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Software offers VSANs, QoS policies, access control, performance monitoring, and data protection to promote the scalability and mobility of virtual machines. Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) for SAN provides end-to-end visibility all the way from the virtual machine down to storage, with resource allocation, performance measurements, and predictions available on a per-virtual machine basis to enable rapid troubleshooting in mission-critical virtualized environments.

Comprehensive security: In addition to support for services such as VSANs, hardware-enforced zoning, ACLs, per-VSAN role-based access control (RBAC), Cisco SME for tapes and disks, and Cisco TrustSec® Fibre Channel Link Encryption, the Cisco MDS 9000 Family supports a comprehensive security framework consisting of RADIUS and TACACS+, Fibre Channel Security Protocol (FC-SP), Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol, and Simple Network Management Protocol Version 3 (SNMPv3) implementing Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). Cisco TrustSec Fibre Channel Link Encryption delivers transparent, hardware-based 8-Gbps line-rate encryption of Fibre Channel data on both generations of 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching modules.

Unified SAN management: The Cisco MDS 9000 Family includes built-in storage network management with all features available through a command-line interface (CLI) or the Cisco DCNM (formerly called Cisco Fabric Manager), a centralized management tool that simplifies management of unified fabrics. Cisco DCNM supports integration with third-party storage management applications to allow seamless interaction with existing management tools. Cisco DCNM supports federation of up to 10 Cisco DCNM servers to manage up to 150,000 devices using a single management console.

Sophisticated diagnostics: The Cisco MDS 9509 provides intelligent diagnostics, protocol decoding, network analysis tools as well as integrated Call Home capability for added reliability, faster problem resolution, and reduced service costs.

Main Benefits

Business Transformation with Enterprise Cloud Deployment

Enterprise clouds provide organizations with elastic compute and network capabilities enabling IT to scale up or scale down resources on an as needed basis in a quick and cost efficient manner. Cisco MDS 9509 provides pay‑as-you-grow flexibility to meet the scalability needs of enterprise clouds, multihop FCoE required to provision storage in a multiprotocol unified fabric, robust security required for multi-tenancy cloud applications, predictable high performance required to meet stringent service-level agreements (SLAs), resilient connectivity required for always-on cloud infrastructure, and Advanced Traffic Management capabilities such as QoS and Port Bandwidth Reservation to quickly and cost efficiently allocate elastic network capabilities to cloud applications. Furthermore, Cisco DCNM for SAN provides resource monitoring and capacity planning on a per-virtual machine basis, enabling efficient, consolidated enterprise cloud deployments, federation of up to 10 Cisco DCNM servers for ease of management of large-scale clouds, and resource usage information via SMI-S based developer APIs to deliver IT as a service.

Convergence with Multihop FCoE

FCoE enables an evolutionary approach towards network and I/O convergence by preserving all Fibre Channel constructs, maintaining the latency, security, and traffic management attributes of Fibre Channel while preserving investments in Fibre Channel tools, training, and SANs. With multihop FCoE connectivity, Cisco MDS 9509 extends advanced fabric services to unified fabric deployments attached to Cisco Nexus® Family data center switches. Sharing the same operating system and management plane with Cisco Nexus switches, the Cisco MDS 9509 provides seamless coexistence in a unified fabric with any-to-any connectivity for Fibre Channel, FCoE, iSCSI, and network-attached (NAS) storage.

Scalable Expansion with Outstanding Investment Protection

Using Cisco MDS 9000 Family switching modules, the Cisco MDS 9509 supports up to 336 1/2/4/8-Gbps autosensing Fibre Channel ports, up to 112 1-Gbps Ethernet ports, and up to 28 10-Gbps Fibre Channel ports in a nine-slot modular chassis. The Cisco MDS 9509 provides up to 1008 Fibre Channel ports in a single rack.

The Cisco MDS 9509 provides a very high level of system commonality. All Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fibre Channel switching modules are compatible with all Cisco MDS 9500 Series Multilayer Directors. Designed to grow with your storage environment, the Cisco MDS 9509 provides smooth migration, common sparing, and outstanding investment protection.

Enterprise-Class Availability

The Cisco MDS 9509 was designed from the beginning for high availability. Beyond meeting the basic requirements of non-disruptive software upgrades and redundancy of all critical hardware components, the Cisco MDS 9509 software architecture offers an exceptional level of availability. The Cisco MDS 9500 Series Supervisor Modules automatically restart failed processes, making the Cisco MDS 9509 exceptionally robust. In the rare event that a supervisor module is reset, complete synchronization between the active and standby supervisor modules helps ensure stateful failover with no disruption to traffic.

High availability is implemented at the fabric level using robust and high-performance Inter-Switch Links (ISLs). PortChannel capability allows users to aggregate up to 16 physical links into one logical bundle. The bundle can consist of any speed-matched ports in the chassis, helping ensure that the bundle can remain active in the event of a port, application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC), or module failure. ISLs in a PortChannel can have significantly different lengths. This capability is valuable in campus and metropolitan area network (MAN) environments, because logical links can now be spread over multiple physical paths, helping ensure uninterrupted connectivity even if one of the physical paths is disrupted. The Cisco MDS 9509 takes high availability to a new level, helping ensure that solutions exceed the 99.999 percent uptime requirements of today's most demanding environments.

Integrated Mainframe Support

The Cisco MDS 9509 is mainframe-ready, with full support for IBM System z FICON and Linux environments. Qualified by IBM for attachment to all FICON-enabled devices in an IBM System z operating environment, the Cisco MDS 9509 supports transport of the FICON protocol in both cascaded and non-cascaded fabrics, as well as an intermix of FICON and open systems Fibre Channel Protocol traffic on the same switch. VSANs simplify an intermix of SAN resources between z/OS, mainframe Linux, and open systems environments, allowing for increased SAN utilization and simplified SAN management. VSAN-based intermix mode eliminates the uncertainty and instability often associated with zoning-based intermix techniques. VSANs also eliminate the possibility of a mis-configuration or component failure in one VSAN affecting operation in other VSANs. VSAN-based management access control simplifies partitioning of SAN management responsibilities between mainframe and open systems environments, enhancing security. FICON VSANs can be managed using the integrated Cisco DCNM; the Cisco CLI; or IBM CUP-enabled management tools, including SA/390, Resource Measurement Facility (RMF), or Dynamic Channel Path Management (DCM). Extended Remote Copy (XRC) acceleration improves performance and bandwidth utilization over WAN links for IBM z/OS Global Mirror dynamic updates. FICON Tape Acceleration (FTA) improves read and write performance of physical and virtual tape applications across WAN links.

Advanced Traffic Management

Advanced traffic management capabilities integrated into the Cisco MDS 9509 simplify deployment and optimization of large-scale fabrics:

Virtual output queuing: Helps ensure line-rate performance on each port, independent of traffic pattern, by eliminating head-of-line blocking

Up to 4095 buffer-to-buffer credits: Can be assigned to an individual port for optimal bandwidth utilization across distance

PortChannels: Allow users to aggregate up to 16 physical ISLs into a single logical bundle, providing optimized bandwidth utilization across all links; the bundle can consist of any speed-matched ports from any module in the chassis, helping ensure that the bundle can remain active even in the event of a module failure

Fabric Shortest Path First (FSPF)-based multipathing: Provides the intelligence to load balance across up to 16 Fibre Channel or FCoE equal-cost paths and, in the event of a switch failure, dynamically reroute traffic

QoS: Can be used to manage bandwidth and control latency to prioritize critical traffic

Port bandwidth reservation: Allows users to define dedicated bandwidth on a per-port basis

Ease of Management

To meet the needs of all users, the Cisco MDS 9509 provides three principal modes of management: the Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI, Cisco DCNM, and integration with third-party storage management tools.

The Cisco MDS 9509 presents the user with a consistent, logical CLI. Adhering to the syntax of the widely known Cisco IOS® Software CLI, the Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI is easy to learn and delivers broad management capabilities. The Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI is an extremely efficient and direct interface designed to provide optimal capabilities to administrators in enterprise environments.

Cisco DCNM (formerly Cisco Fabric Manager) is an easy-to-use application that simplifies management across multiple switches and converged fabrics. Focused on supporting efficient operations and management of virtual machine-aware fabrics, Cisco DCNM provides a robust framework and comprehensive feature set that meets the routing, switching, and storage administration needs of present and future virtualized data centers. Cisco DCNM streamlines provisioning the unified fabric and proactively monitors the LAN and SAN components. Cisco DCNM can be licensed for managing a combination of SAN and LAN environments.

Cisco DCNM can be used independently or in conjunction with third-party management applications. Cisco provides an extensive API for integration with third-party and user-developed management tools.

Comprehensive Solution for Robust Security

Addressing the need for fool-proof security in storage networks, the Cisco MDS 9509 offers an extensive security framework to protect the highly sensitive data crossing today's enterprise networks. The MDS 9509 employs intelligent packet inspection at the port level, including the application of ACLs for hardware enforcement of zones, VSANs, and advanced Port Security features. VSANs are used to achieve higher security and greater stability by providing complete isolation among devices that are connected to the same physical SAN. IVR enables controlled sharing of resources between VSANs. In addition, FC-SP provides switch-to-switch and host-to-switch Diffie-Hellman Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (DH-CHAP) authentication supporting RADIUS or TACACS+, to help ensure that only authorized devices access protected storage networks. Cisco TrustSec Fibre Channel Link Encryption, available on the Cisco MDS 9000 Family 8-Gbps modules, allows you to transparently encrypt ISLs at up to line-rate 10-Gbps Fibre Channel speeds, providing an additional layer of protection for traffic within and between data centers.

Advanced Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Tools

Management of large-scale storage networks requires proactive diagnostics, tools to verify connectivity and route latency, and mechanisms for capturing and analyzing traffic. The Cisco MDS 9509 integrates advanced analysis and debugging tools. Power-on self test (POST) and online diagnostics provide proactive health monitoring. The Cisco MDS 9509 provides the integrated functions required to implement diagnostic capabilities such as Fibre Channel Traceroute to detail the exact path and timing of flows and Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) and Remote Switched Port Analyzer (RSPAN) to intelligently capture network traffic. After traffic has been captured, it can be analyzed with Cisco Fabric Analyzer, an embedded Fibre Channel analyzer. Comprehensive port-based and flow-based statistics enable sophisticated performance analysis and SLA accounting. With the Cisco MDS 9509, Cisco delivers a comprehensive tool set for troubleshooting and analysis of storage networks.

Product Specifications

Table 1 lists the product specifications for the Cisco MDS 9509 Multilayer Director.

Table 1. Product Specifications

Feature

Description

Product Compatibility

Cisco MDS 9000 Family

Software Compatibility

Cisco MDS SAN-OS Software Release 3.0(1) or later

Protocols

Fibre Channel standards

FC-PH, Revision 4.3 (ANSI INCITS 230-1994)

FC-PH, Amendment 1 (ANSI INCITS 230-1994/AM1-1996)

FC-PH, Amendment 2 (ANSI INCITS 230-1994/AM2-1999)

FC-PH-2, Revision 7.4 (ANSI INCITS 297-1997)

FC-PH-3, Revision 9.4 (ANSI INCITS 303-1998)

FC-PI, Revision 13 (ANSI INCITS 352-2002)

FC-PI-2, Revision 10 (ANSI INCITS 404-2006)

FC-PI-3, Revision 4 (ANSI INCITS 460-2011)

FC-PI-4, Revision 8 (ANSI INCITS 450-2008)

FC-PI-5, Revision 6 (ANSI INCITS 479-2011)

FC-FS, Revision 1.9 (ANSI INCITS 373-2003)

FC-FS-2, Revision 1.01 (ANSI INCITS 424-2007)

FC-FS-2, Amendment 1 (ANSI INCITS 424-2007/AM1-2007)

FC-FS-3, Revision 1.11 (ANSI INCITS 470-2011)

FC-LS, Revision 1.62 (ANSI INCITS 433-2007)

FC-LS-2, Revision 2.21 (ANSI INCITS 477-2011)

FC-SW-2, Revision 5.3 (ANSI INCITS 355-2001)

FC-SW-3, Revision 6.6 (ANSI INCITS 384-2004)

FC-SW-4, Revision 7.5 (ANSI INCITS 418-2006)

FC-SW-5, Revision 8.5 (ANSI INCITS 461-2010)

FC-GS-3, Revision 7.01 (ANSI INCITS 348-2001)

FC-GS-4, Revision 7.91 (ANSI INCITS 387-2004)

FC-GS-5, Revision 8.51 (ANSI INCITS 427-2007)

FC-GS-6, Revision 9.4 (ANSI INCITS 463-2010)

FCP, Revision 12 (ANSI INCITS 269-1996)

FCP-2, Revision 8 (ANSI INCITS 350-2003)

FCP-3, Revision 4 (ANSI INCITS 416-2006)

FCP-4, Revision 2

FC-SB-2, Revision 2.1 (ANSI INCITS 349-2001)

FC-SB-3, Revision 1.6 (ANSI INCITS 374-2003)

FC-SB-3, Amendment 1 (ANSI INCITS 374-2003/AM1-2007)

FC-SB-4, Revision 3.0 (ANSI INCITS 466-2011)

FC-BB-2, Revision 6.0 (ANSI INCITS 372-2003)

FC-BB-3, Revision 6.8 (ANSI INCITS 414-2006)

FC-BB-4, Revision 2.7 (ANSI INCITS 419-2008)

FC-BB-5, Revision 2.0 (ANSI INCITS 462-2010)

FC-VI, Revision 1.84 (ANSI INCITS 357-2002)

FC-SP, Revision 1.8 (ANSI INCITS 426-2007)

FAIS, Revision 1.03 (ANSI INCITS 432-2007)

FAIS-2, Revision 2.23 (ANSI INCITS 449-2008)

FC-IFR, Revision 1.06 (ANSI INCITS 475-2011)

FC-FLA, Revision 2.7 (INCITS TR-20-1998)

FC-PLDA, Revision 2.1 (INCITS TR-19-1998)

FC-Tape, Revision 1.17 (INCITS TR-24-1999)
FC-MI, Revision 1.92 (INCITS TR-30-2002)
FC-MI-2, Revision 2.6 (INCITS TR-39-2005)
FC-DA, Revision 3.1 (INCITS TR-36-2004)
Class of service: Class 2, Class 3, and Class F
Fibre Channel standard port types: E, F, FL, and B
Fibre Channel enhanced port types: SD, ST, and TE
T11 standards-compliant FC-BB-5 Revision 2.0
T11 FCoE Initialization Protocol (FIP) (FC-BB-5)
Fibre Channel forwarding (FCF)
Fibre Channel enhanced port types: VE, TE and VF
IP over Fibre Channel (RFC 2625)
IPv6, IPv4, and ARP over Fibre Channel (RFC 4338)
Extensive IETF-standards-based TCP/IP, SNMPv3, and remote monitoring (RMON) MIBs

Protocols (continued)

IP standards

RFC 791 IPv4

RFC 793 and 1323 TCP

RFC 894 IP/Ethernet

RFC 1041 IP/802

RFC 792, 950, and 1256 ICMP

RFC 1323 TCP performance enhancements

RFC 2338 VRRP

RFC 2460 and 4291 IPv6

RFC 2463 and 4443 ICMPv6

RFC 2461 and 2462 IPv6 neighbor discovery and stateless autoconfiguration

RFC 2464 IPv6/Ethernet

RFC 3270 and 3980 iSCSI

RFC 3643 and 3821 FCIP

Ethernet standards

IEEE 802.3-2005 Ethernet

IEEE 802.1Q-2005 VLAN

IPsec

RFC 2401 and 4301 security architecture for IP

RFC 2403 and 2404 HMAC

RFC 2405, 2406, 2451, and 4303 IP ESP

RFC 2407 and 2408 ISAKMP

RFC 2412 OAKLEY Key Determination Protocol

RFC 3566, 3602, and 3686 AES

Internet Key Exchange (IKE)

RFC 2409 IKEv1

RFC 4306 IKEv2

CEE DCB

PFC (per-priority pause frame support)

DCBX (Data Center Bridging eXchange)

ETS (Enhanced Transmission Selection)

Chassis slot configuration

Module slots: 7
Supervisor slots: 2
Fan tray: front fan tray
Power supply bays: 2

Performance and scalability

Supported Fibre Channel port speeds:

1/2/4/8-Gbps auto-sensing

1/2/4-Gbps auto-sensing

10-Gbps fixed rate

Supported FCoE port speeds

10-Gbps fixed rate

Supported Ethernet port speeds:

1-Gbps fixed rate

Buffer credits: 32-port and 48-port 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre Channel modules:

32 per port (shared-mode ports)

Up to 500 per port (dedicated-mode ports) standard

Up to 4095 on an individual port (dedicated-mode ports with optional Cisco MDS 9000 Enterprise Package license activated)

Buffer credits: 24-port and 48-port 8G Fibre Channel modules:

32 per port (shared-mode ports)

Up to 500 per port (dedicated-mode ports) standard

Up to 4095 on an individual port (dedicated-mode ports with optional Cisco MDS 9000 Enterprise Package license activated)

Buffer credits: 4/44-port 8G Fibre Channel module:

32 per port (shared-mode ports)

Up to 250 per port (dedicated-mode ports) standard

Up to 4095 on an individual port (dedicated-mode ports with optional Cisco MDS 9000 Enterprise Package license activated)

Ports per chassis:

Up to 336 1/2/4/8-Gbps auto-sensing ports

Up to 56 10-Gbps Fibre Channel over Ethernet ports

Up to 28 10-Gbps Fibre Channel ports

Up to 112 1-Gbps Ethernet ports

Ports per rack:

Up to 1008 1/2/4/8-Gbps Fibre Channel ports

Up to 168 10-Gbps Fibre Channel over Ethernet ports

Up to 84 10-Gbps Fibre Channel ports

Up to 336 1-Gbps Ethernet ports

PortChannel: Up to 16 ports (the channel can span any speed-matched port on any module in the chassis)

Features and Functions

Fabric services

Name server
Registered State Change Notification (RSCN)
Login services
Fabric Configuration Server (FCS)
Public loop
Broadcast
In-order delivery

Advanced functionality

VSAN
Inter-VSAN Routing
PortChannel with Multipath Load Balancing
QoS: flow-based, zone-based
N_Port ID Virtualization

Diagnostics and troubleshooting tools

Power-on-self-test (POST) diagnostics
Online diagnostics
Internal port loopbacks
Switch Port Analyzer (SPAN) and Remote SPAN (RSPAN)
Fibre Channel Traceroute
Fibre Channel Ping
Fibre Channel Debug
Cisco Fabric Analyzer
Syslog
Online system health
Port-level statistics
Real Time Protocol Debug

Network security

VSANs
Access control lists
Per-VSAN role-based access control
Fibre Channel Zoning

N_Port WWN

N_Port FC-ID

Fx_Port WWN

Fx_Port WWN and interface index

Fx_Port domain ID and interface index

Fx_Port domain ID and port number

Fibre Channel Security Protocol (FC-SP)

DH-CHAP switch-switch authentication

DH-CHAP host-switch authentication

Port Security and Fabric Binding
Management access

SSHv2 implementing AES

SNMPv3 implementing AES

SFTP

Cisco TrustSec Fibre Channel Link Encryption

FICON

FC-SB-3 Compliant
Cascaded FICON fabrics
Intermix of FICON and Fibre Channel FCP traffic
CUP management interface
FICON tape read and write acceleration
XRC Acceleration for IBM z/OS Global Mirror

Serviceability

Configuration file management
Non-disruptive software upgrades for Fibre Channel interfaces
Call Home
Power-management LEDs
Port beaconing
System LED
SNMP traps for alerts
Network boot

Reliability and availability

Online, non-disruptive software upgrades
Stateful non-disruptive supervisor module failover
Hot swappable redundant supervisor modules
Hot swappable 1+1 redundant power
Hot-swappable fan tray with integrated temperature and power management
Hot swappable small form-factor pluggable (SFP) optics
Hot swappable Enhanced small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) optics
Hot swappable small pluggable (X2) optics (10-Gbps)
Hot swappable switching modules
Stateful process restart
Any module, any port configuration for PortChannels
Fabric-based multipathing
Per VSAN fabric services
Online diagnostics
Port tracking
Virtual Routing Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) for management

Network management

Access methods through Cisco MDS 9500 Series Supervisor Module
Out-of-band 10/100 Ethernet port (Supervisor-1 Module)
Out-of-band 10/100/1000 Ethernet port (Supervisor-2 and Supervisor-2A Module)
RS-232 serial console port
In-band IP-over-Fibre Channel
DB-9 COM port
Access methods through Cisco MDS 9500 Series Fibre Channel Switching Module
In-band FICON-CUP over-Fibre Channel
Access protocols
CLI: via console and Ethernet ports
SNMPv3: via Ethernet port and in-band IP over-Fibre Channel access
Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S)
FICON CUP
Distributed Device Alias service
Network security
Per-VSAN role-based access control using RADIUS and TACACS+ based authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) functions
SFTP
SSH v2 implementing AES
SNMPv3 implementing AES
Management applications
Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI
Cisco Data Center Network Manager
Cisco Device Manager
CiscoWorks Resource Manager Essentials (RME) and Device Fault Manager (DFM)

Programming interfaces

Scriptable CLI
Data Center Network Manager web services API
Device Manager GUI

Power and Cooling

Power and cooling

Power supplies (3000W AC)
Input: 100-240V AC nominal (±10% for full range); 16A maximum; 50-60 Hz nominal (±3 Hz for full range)
Output: 1400W (100V AC at 16A); 3000W (200V AC at 16A)
Airflow
300 lfm through system fan assembly
Cisco recommends that you maintain a minimum air space of 2.5 inches (6.4 cm) between walls and the chassis air vents and a minimum horizontal separation of 6inches (15.2 cm) between two chassis to prevent overheating

Power Consumption

Cisco MDS 9509

Ports

Typical (Watts)

192-ports

1448

336-ports

2249

Environmental

Temperature, ambient operating: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Temperature, ambient non-operating and storage: -40 to 167°F (-40 to 75°C)
Relative humidity, ambient (non-condensing) operating: 10 to 90 percent
Relative humidity, ambient (non-condensing) non-operating and storage: 10to95percent
Altitude, operating: -197 to 6500 feet (-60 to 2000m)

Physical dimensions

Dimensions (H x W x D)
24.5 x 17.37 x 18.4 in (62.3 x 44.1 x 46.8 cm),14 RU
Chassis depth including cable guide is 21.64 in. (55.0 cm). All units are rack-mountable in standard 19 inch EIA rack

Weight

Chassis only: 55 lb (25 kg)
Chassis fully configured with two supervisor/fabric modules, seven switching modules, and two 3000W power supplies: 170 lb (78kg)

Approvals and compliance

Safety compliance

CE Marking

UL 60950

CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950

EN 60950

IEC 60950

TS 001

AS/NZS 3260

IEC60825

EN60825

21 CFR 1040

EMC compliance

FCC Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A

ICES-003 Class A

EN 55022 Class A

CISPR 22 Class A

AS/NZS 3548 Class A

VCCI Class A

EN 55024

EN 50082-1

EN 61000-6-1

EN 61000-3-2

EN 61000-3-3

FIPS certified
FIPS 140-2 Level 2

Ordering Information

Table 2 provides ordering information for the Cisco MDS 9509 Multilayer Director.

Table 2. Ordering Information

Part Number

Product Description

Cisco MDS 9509 Components

DS-C9509

Cisco MDS 9509 Chassis

DS-X9530-SF2AK9

Cisco MDS 9500 Series Supervisor/Fabric-2A

DS-X9232-256K9

Cisco MDS 9000 Family 32-Port 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre Channel Switching Module

DS-X9248-256K9

Cisco MDS 9000 Family 48-Port 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre Channel Switching Module

DS-X9224-96K9

Cisco MDS 9000 Family 1/2/4/8-Gbps 24-Port Fibre Channel Module

DS-X9248-96K9

Cisco MDS 9000 Family 1/2/4/8-Gbps 48-Port Fibre Channel Module

DS-X9248-48K9

Cisco MDS 9000 Family 1/2/4/8-Gbps 4/44-Port Host-Optimized Fibre Channel Module

DS-X9304-18K9

Cisco MDS 9000 Family 18/4-Port Multiservice Module

DS-X9316-SSNK9

Cisco MDS 9000 Family 16-Port GE Storage Services Node

DS-X9704

Cisco MDS 9000 Family 10-Gbps 4-port Fibre Channel switching module

DS-X9708-K9

Cisco MDS 9000 10-Gbps 8-Port FCoE Module

SFP-10G-SR

10GBASE-SR SFP+ Module (supported only with DS-X9708-K9)

SFP-10G-LR

10GBASE-LR SFP+ Module (supported only with DS-X9708-K9)

SFP-H10GB-CU1M

10GBASE-CU SFP+ Cable 1 Meter, passive (supported only with DS-X9708-K9)

SFP-H10GB-CU3M

10GBASE-CU SFP+ Cable 3 Meter, passive (supported only with DS-X9708-K9)

SFP-H10GB-CU5M

10GBASE-CU SFP+ Cable 5 Meter, passive (supported only with DS-X9708-K9)

SFP-H10GB-ACU7M

10GBASE-CU SFP+ Active Copper Cable 7 Meter (supported only with DS-X9708-K9)

SFP-H10GB-ACU10M

10GBASE-CU SFP+ Active Copper Cable 10 Meter (supported only with DS-X9708-K9)

DS-SFP-FC8G-SW

Cisco MDS 9000 Family 2/4/8-Gbps Fibre Channel-Shortwave, SFP+, LC

DS-SFP-FC8G-LW

Cisco MDS 9000 Family 2/4/8-Gbps Fibre Channel-Longwave, SFP+, LC (10-km reach)

DS-SFP-FC8G-ER

2/4/8-Gbps Fibre Channel Extended Reach SFP+, LC (40km Reach)

DS-SFP-FC4G-SW

1/2/4-Gbps Fibre Channel: Shortwave, Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP), LC (Supported only with 1/2/4-Gbps and 1/2/4/8-Gbps FC ports)

DS-SFP-FC4G-LW

1/2/4-Gbps Fibre Channel: Longwave, SFP, LC (10-km reach) (Supported only with 1/2/4-Gbps and 1/2/4/8-Gbps FC ports)

DS-X2-FC10G-SR

10-Gbps Fibre Channel: Shortreach X2, SC (Supported only with 10-Gbps FC ports)

DS-X2-FC10G-LR

10-Gbps Fibre Channel: Longreach X2, SC (Supported only with 10-Gbps FC ports)

DS-X2-FC10G-ER

10-Gbps Fibre Channel-ER X2, SC (Supported only with 10-Gbps FC ports)

DS-SFP-FCGE-SW

1-Gbps Ethernet and 1/2-Gbps Fibre Channel: Shortwave SFP, LC

DS-SFP-FCGE-LW

1-Gbps Ethernet and 1/2-Gbps Fibre Channel: Longwave SFP, LC

DS-SFP-GE-T

Gigabit Ethernet Copper SFP, RJ-45

DS-CAC-3000W

Cisco MDS 9509 3000W AC Power Supply

MEM-MDS-FLD512M

Cisco MDS 9500 Supervisor Compact Flash Disk, 512 MB

CAB-9K16A-AUS

Power Cord 250VAC 16A, Australia, Src Plug AU20S3

CAB-C19-CBN

Cabinet Jumper Power Cord, 250 VAC 16A, C20-C19 Connectors

CAB-9K16A-CH

Power Cord 250VAC 16A, China, Src Plug GB16C

CAB-9K16A-EU

Power Cord 250VAC 16A, Europe, Src Plug CEE 7/7

CAB-9K16A-INT

Power Cord 250VAC 16A, International, Src Plug IEC 309

CAB-9K16A-ISR

Power Cord 250VAC 16A, Israel, Src Plug SI16S3

CAB-9K16A-KOR

Power Cord 250VAC 16A, Korea, Src Plug

CAB-9K20A-NA

Power Cord, 125VAC 20A NEMA 5-20 Plug, North America/Japan

CAB-9K16A-SA

Power Cord 250VAC 16A, S Africa, Src Plug EL 208, SABS 164-1

CAB-9K16A-SW

Power Cord 250VAC 16A, Switzerland Src Plug SEV 5934-2 Type 23

CAB-9K16A-US1

Power Cord 250VAC 16A, U.S./Japan, Src Plug NEMA 6-20

CAB-9K16A-US2

Power Cord 250VAC 16A, U.S./Japan, Src Plug NEMA L6-20

Advanced Software Packages

M9500EXT1AK9

SAN Extension Over IP package for one 18/4-Port Multiservice Module in MDS 9500

M95EXTSSNK9

SAN Extension License (1 engine) for the SSN-16 module in MDS 9500

M9500ENT1K9

Cisco MDS 9500 Series Enterprise Package

DCNM-SAN-M95-K9

DCNM for SAN Advanced Edition for MDS 9500

DCNM-S-PAK-M95-K9

DCNM for SAN Advanced Edition for MDS 9500 configurable PAK (part of DCNM-SAN-PAK=)

L-DCNM-S-M95-K9

E-Delivery DCNM for SAN Advanced Edition for MDS 9500 PAK (part of L-DCNM-S-PAK=)

M9500FIC1K9

Cisco MDS 9500 Series Mainframe Package

M95DMM184K9

MDS 9500 Data Mobility Manager (DMM) License for one 18/4

M9500SME1MK9

Storage Media Encryption package for one 18/4-port Multiservice Module

M95SMESSNK9

Storage Media Encryption package for one service engine on SSN-16 on MDS 9500

M95IOA184

Cisco I/O Accelerator License for MSM-18/4 on MDS 9500, Spare

M95IOASSN

Cisco I/O Accelerator License (1 engine) for SSN-16 on MDS 9500

Spare Components

DS-C9509=

Cisco MDS 9509 Chassis, Spare

DS-X9530-SF2AK9=

Cisco MDS 9500 Series Supervisor/Fabric-2A, Spare

DS-X9232-256K9=

Cisco MDS 9000 Family 32-Port 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre Channel Switching Module, Spare

DS-X9248-256K9=

Cisco MDS 9000 Family 48-Port 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre Channel Switching Module, Spare

DS-X9224-96K9=

Cisco MDS 9000 Family 1/2/4/8-Gbps 24-Port Fibre Channel Module, Spare

DS-X9248-96K9=

Cisco MDS 9000 Family 1/2/4/8-Gbps 48-Port Fibre Channel Module, Spare

DS-X9248-48K9=

Cisco MDS 9000 Family 1/2/4/8-Gbps 4/44-Port Host-Optimized Fibre Channel Module, Spare

DS-X9304-18K9=

Cisco MDS 9000 Family 18/4-Port Multiservice Module, Spare

DS-X9316-SSNK9=

Cisco MDS 9000 Family 16-Port GE Storage Services Node, Spare

DS-X9704=

Cisco MDS 9000 Family 10-Gbps 4-port Fibre Channel switching module, Spare

DS-X9708-K9=

Cisco MDS 9000 10-Gbps 8-Port FCoE Module, Spare

SFP-10G-SR=

10GBASE-SR SFP+ Module, Spare (supported only with DS-X9708-K9)

SFP-10G-LR=

10GBASE-LR SFP+ Module, Spare (supported only with DS-X9708-K9)

SFP-H10GB-CU1M=

10GBASE-CU SFP+ Cable 1 Meter, passive, spare (supported only with DS-X9708-K9)

SFP-H10GB-CU3M=

10GBASE-CU SFP+ Cable 3 Meter, passive, spare (supported only with DS-X9708-K9)

SFP-H10GB-CU5M=

10GBASE-CU SFP+ Cable 5 Meter, passive, spare (supported only with DS-X9708-K9)

SFP-H10GB-ACU7M=

10GBASE-CU SFP+ Active Copper Cable 7 Meter, Spare (supported only with DS-X9708-K9)

SFP-H10GB-ACU10M=

10GBASE-CU SFP+ Active Copper Cable 10 Meter, Spare (supported only with DS-X9708-K9)

DS-SFP-FC8G-SW=

Cisco MDS 9000 Family 2/4/8-Gbps Fibre Channel-Shortwave, SFP+, LC, Spare (Supported only with 1/2/4/8-Gbps FC ports)

DS-SFP-8G-SW-4=

Cisco MDS 9000 Family 2/4/8-Gbps Fibre Channel-Shortwave, SFP+, LC, Four Pack, Spare (Supported only with 1/2/4/8-Gbps FC ports)

DS-SFP-FC8G-LW=

Cisco MDS 9000 Family 2/4/8-Gbps Fibre Channel-Longwave, SFP+, LC (10-km reach), Spare (Supported only with 1/2/4/8-Gbps FC ports)

DS-SFP-FC8G-ER=

2/4/8-Gbps Fibre Channel Extended Reach SFP+, LC, Spare (40km Reach)

DS-SFP-4G-SW=

1/2/4-Gbps Fibre Channel: Shortwave, SFP, LC, Spare (Supported only with 1/2/4-Gbps and 1/2/4/8-Gbps FC ports)

DS-SFP-4G-SW-4=

1/2/4-Gbps Fibre Channel: Shortwave, SFP, LC, Four Pack, Spare (Supported only with 1/2/4-Gbps and 1/2/4/8-Gbps FC ports)

DS-SFP-FC4G-LW=

1/2/4-Gbps Fibre Channel: Longwave, SFP, LC (10 Km reach), Spare (Supported only with 1/2/4-Gbps and 1/2/4/8-Gbps FC ports)

DS-X2-FC10G-SR=

10-Gbps Fibre Channel: Shortreach X2, SC, Spare (Supported only with 10-Gbps FC ports)

DS-X2-FC10G-LR=

10-Gbps Fibre Channel: Longreach X2, SC, Spare (Supported only with 10-Gbps FC ports)

DS-X2-FC10G-ER=

10-Gbps Fibre Channel-ER X2, spare (Supported only with 10-Gbps FC ports)

DS-X2-E10G-SR=

10-Gbps Ethernet-SR X2, spare (Supported only with 10-Gbps FC ports)

DS-SFP-FCGE-SW=

1-Gbps Ethernet and 1/2-Gbps Fibre Channel: Shortwave, SFP, LC, Spare

DS-SFP-FCGE-LW=

1-Gbps Ethernet and 1/2-Gbps Fibre Channel: Longwave, SFP, LC, Spare

DS-SFP-GE-T=

Gigabit Ethernet Copper SFP, RJ-45, Spare

DS-CWDM-XXXX=

Cisco XXXX NM CWDM Gigabit Ethernet and 1/2-Gbps Fibre Channel SFP, spare (where XXXX=1470, 1490, 1510, 1530, 1550, 1570, 1590, 1610)

ONS-SC-4G-xx.x=

Cisco 4-Gbps DWDM SFP Transceiver, Spare (where xx.x = 50.1, 50.9, 51.7, 52.5, 54.1, 54.9, 55.7, 56.5, 58.1, 58.9, 59.7, 60.6, 30.3, 31.1, 31.9, 32.6, 33.4, 34.2, 35.0, 35.8, 36.6, 37.4, 38.1, 38.9, 39.7, 40.5, 41.3, 42.1, 42.9, 43.7, 44.5, 45.3, 46.1, 46.9, 47.7, 48.5, 49.3, 53.3, 57.3, 61.4)

DS-CWDM4GXXXX=

Cisco XXXX NM CWDM 4-Gbps Fibre Channel SFP, spare (where XXXX=1470, 1490, 1510, 1530, 1550, 1570, 1590, 1610)

DWDM-SFP-XXXX=

Cisco 15XX.XX NM DWDM 1/2-Gbps Fibre Channel SFP, spare (where XXXX=6061, 5979, 5898, 5817, 5655, 5575, 5494, 5413, 5252, 5172, 5092, 5012, 4851, 4772, 4692, 4612, 4453, 4373, 4294, 4214, 4056, 3977, 3898, 3819, 3661, 3582, 3504, 3425, 3268, 3190, 3112, 3033)

DWDM-X2-YY.YY=

10GBASE-DWDM 15YY.YY nm X2, spare (100-GHz ITU grid) (where YYYY=6061, 5979, 5898, 5817, 5655, 5575, 5494, 5413, 5252, 5172, 5092, 5012, 4851, 4772, 4692, 4612, 4453, 4373, 4294, 4214, 4056, 3977, 3898, 3819, 3661, 3582, 3504, 3425, 3268, 3190, 3112, 3033)

DS-C9509-CL=

Cisco MDS 9509 Clock Module, Spare

DS-9SL0T-FAN=

Cisco MDS 9509 Fan Tray, Spare

DS-CAC-3000W=

Cisco MDS 9509 3000W AC Power Supply, Spare

MEM-MDS-FLD512M=

Cisco MDS 9500 Supervisor Compact Flash Disk, 512MB, Spare

DS-SCR-K9=

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Smart Card Reader, Spare

DS-SC-K9=

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Smart Cards, Spare

CAB-9K16A-AUS=

Power Cord 250VAC 16A, Australia, Src Plug AU20S3, Spare

CAB-C19-CBN=

Cabinet Jumper Power Cord, 250 VAC 16A, C20-C19 Connectors, Spare

CAB-9K16A-CH=

Power Cord 250VAC 16A, China, Src Plug GB16C, Spare

CAB-9K16A-EU=

Power Cord 250VAC 16A, Europe, Src Plug CEE 7/7, Spare

CAB-9K16A-INT=

Power Cord 250VAC 16A, International, Src Plug IEC 309, Spare

CAB-9K16A-ISR=

Power Cord 250VAC 16A, Israel, Src Plug SI16S3, Spare

CAB-9K16A-SA=

Power Cord 250VAC 16A, South Africa , Src Plug EL 208, SABS 164-1, Spare

CAB-9K16A-SW=

Power Cord 250VAC 16A, Switzerland, Src Plug SEV 5934-2 Type 23, Spare

CAB-9K16A-KOR=

Power Cord 250VAC 16A, Korea, Src Plug, Spare

CAB-9K20A-NA=

Power Cord, 125VAC 20A NEMA 5-20 Plug, North America/Japan, Spare

CAB-9K16A-US1=

Power Cord 250VAC 16A, U.S./Japan, Src Plug NEMA 6-20, Spare

CAB-9K16A-US2=

Power Cord 250VAC 16A, U.S./Japan, Src Plug NEMA L6-20, Spare

M9500ENT1K9=

Cisco MDS 9500 Enterprise Package license for 1 Cisco MDS 9500 switch, Spare

M9500FIC1K9=

Cisco MDS 9500 Mainframe Package license for 1 Cisco MDS 9500 switch, Spare

M9500XRC=

Cisco MDS 9500 XRC Accel for IBM, Spare

M9500EXT1AK9=

SAN Extension over IP package for one 18/4-Port Multiservice Module in Cisco MDS 9500 Series, Spare

M95EXTSSNK9=

SAN Extension License (1 engine) for the SSN-16 module in Cisco MDS 9500, spare

L-M95EXTSSNK9=

SAN Extension License (1 engine) for the SSN-16 module in MDS 9500, spare, E-delivery

M95IOA184=

Cisco I/O Accelerator License for MSM-18/4 on MDS 9500, Spare

M95IOASSN=

Cisco I/O Accelerator License (1 engine) for the SSN-16 in Cisco MDS 9500, spare

L-M95IOASSN=

Cisco I/O Accelerator License (1 engine) for SSN-16 on MDS 9500, Spare, E-delivery

M95SMESSNK9=

Storage Media Encryption License (1 engine) for one the SSN-16 in Cisco MDS 9500, spare

L-M95SMESSNK9=

Cisco Storage Media Encryption License (1 engine) for SSN-16 on MDS 9500, spare (E-delivery)

M95DMM184K9=

MDS 9500 Data Mobility Manager (DMM) License for one 18/4-Port Multiservice Module, Spare

M95DMM184TSK9=

MDS 9500 Data Mobility Manager (DMM) License for 18/4-Port Multiservice Module for 180 days, Spare

L-M95IOA184=

Cisco I/O Accelerator License for MSM-18/4 on MDS 9500, Spare, E-delivery

L-M95DMM184K9=

MDS 9500 Data Mobility Manager (DMM) License for one 18/4, E-delivery

L-M95DMM184TSK9=

MDS 9500 Data Mobility Manager (DMM) License for 18/4 for 180 days, E-delivery

M9500SSE184K9=

Storage Services Enabler License for MSM-18/4 on MDS 9500, spare

L-DCNM-S-PAK=

E-Delivery DCNM for SAN Advanced Edition configurable pack

DCNM-SAN-PAK=

DCNM for SAN Advanced Edition e-delivery configurable pack

L-DCNM-S-M95-K9=

E-Delivery DCNM for SAN Advanced Edition MDS 9500 spare

DCNM-SAN-M95-K9=

DCNM for SAN Advanced Edition for Cisco MDS 9500 spare

For detailed information about supported transceivers, see Cisco MDS 9000 Family Pluggable Transceivers.

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For More Information

For more information about the Cisco MDS 9509, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/ps4159/ps4358/index.html or contact your local account representative.