Cisco MDS 9200 Series Hardware Installation Guide
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Product Overview

Table Of Contents

Product Overview

Chassis

Cisco MDS Fibre Channel Bladeswitch for IBM Blade Center

Integrated Supervisor Modules

Cisco MDS 9222i Integrated Supervisor Module

Cisco MDS 9216i Integrated Supervisor Module

Cisco MDS 9216A Integrated Supervisor Module

LEDs on the Cisco MDS 9200 Series Integrated Supervisor Modules

Interface Modules

LEDs on the Interface Module

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Module Compatibility

Switching Modules

48-Port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

24-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

12-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

4-port 10-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

LEDs on the Generation 2 Switching Modules

32-Port 2-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

16-Port 2-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

Switching Module Features

LEDs on the Generation 1 Switching Module

Services Modules

1 8/4-Port Multiservice Module

18/4-Port Multiservice Federal Information Processing Standards Module

LEDs on the 18/4-Port Multiservice Module

14/2-Port Multiprotocol Services Module

LEDs on the 14/2-Port Multiprotocol Services Module

IP Storage Services Modules

LEDs on IP Storage Services Module

32-Port Fibre Channel Storage Services Module

LEDs on the Storage Services Module

32-Port Fibre Channel Advanced Services Module

LEDs on the Fibre Channel Advanced Services Module

Caching Services Module

LEDs on the Caching Services Module

Power Supplies

Fan Module

Supported Transceivers

X2 Fibre Channel Transceivers

Fibre Channel SFP Transceivers

Combination Fibre Channel/Gigabit Ethernet SFP Transceivers

CWDM Combination Fibre Channel/Gigabit Ethernet SFP Transceivers

Gigabit Ethernet SFP Transceivers

DWDM Fibre Channel SFP Transceivers


Product Overview


The Cisco MDS 9200 Series of multilayer modular fabric switches supports storage area network (SAN) applications. The Cisco MDS 9200 Series switches provide scalability, multitransport capability, security, and manageability to enterprise SANs. The Cisco MDS 9200 Series shares a consistent architecture with the Cisco MDS 9500 Series of multilayer directors, making it an intelligent and flexible fabric switch series. The Cisco MDS 9200 Series includes the Cisco MDS 9222i Multiservice Modular Switch, the Cisco MDS 9216i Multilayer Fabric Switch, and the Cisco MDS 9216A Multilayer Fabric Switch.

The Cisco MDS 9200 Series provides the following features:

An interface module providing local and remote management interfaces for the supervisor module.

A spare slot for an optional hot-swappable switching or services module.

Redundant and hot-swappable power supplies and fan modules.

Power and cooling management and environmental monitoring.

Switch module port interfaces that support field-replaceable, hot-swappable X2 transceivers.

Switch module port interfaces that support field-replaceable, hot-swappable small form-factor pluggable (SFP) transceivers.

Nondisruptive code load and activation.

Redundant and self-monitoring system clocks.

The Cisco MDS 9222i Multiservice Modular Switch provides an 18-port Fibre Channel switching and 4-port Gigabit Ethernet IP services module, and a modular expansion slot to host Cisco MDS 9000 Family Switching and Services modules.

The Cisco 9216i Switch includes a nonremovable supervisor module with an integrated 14-port Fibre Channel and 2-port Gigabit Ethernet switching module. The integrated supervisor module supports IP services on the 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports. It also provides switching and local and remote management.

The Cisco 9216A Switch includes a nonremovable supervisor module with an integrated 16-port Fibre Channel switching module. The integrated supervisor module provides switching and local and remote management.

The Cisco MDS 9200 Series enhances the Cisco MDS 9216 Switch with a flexible backplane that is designed to meet the requirements of future modules in the Cisco MDS 9000 Family, while maintaining backward compatibility with all existing modules. The Cisco MDS 9200 Series is also compatible with all existing Cisco MDS 9216 power supplies and fan trays, and provides a COM1 port interface that is compatible with a standard RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter.

For information on how to configure the Cisco MDS 9200 Series, see the Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide and the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Configuration Guide.


Note The Cisco MDS 9200 Series requires Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 2.0(x) or later. The Cisco MDS 9222i Switch requires MDS SAN-OS Release 3.2(1)


The following hot-swappable, field-replaceable modules are supported by the Cisco MDS 9200 Series:

48-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module (DS-X9148)

24-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module (DS-X9124)

12-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module (DS-X9112)

4-port 10-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module (DS-X9704)

32-port 2-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module (DS-X9032)

16-port 2-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module (DS-X9016)

18/4-port Multiservice (MSM-18/4) module (DS-X9304-18K9)

18/4-port Multiservice FIPS (MSFM-18/4) module (DS-X9304-18FK9

14/2-port Multiprotocol Services (MPS-14/2) module (DS-X9302-14K9)

8-port IP Storage Services (IPS-8) module (DS-X9308-SMIP)

4-port IP Storage Services (IPS-4) module (DS-X9304-SMIP)

Storage Services Module (SSM) (DS-X9032-SSM)

Advanced Services Module (ASM) (DS-X9032-SMV)

Caching Services Module (CSM) (DS-X9560-SMC)

This chapter includes the following sections:

Chassis

Cisco MDS Fibre Channel Bladeswitch for IBM Blade Center

Integrated Supervisor Modules

Interface Modules

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Module Compatibility

Switching Modules

Services Modules

Fan Module

Supported Transceivers

Chassis

The Cisco MDS 9200 Series switches have a two-slot chassis. The Cisco MDS 9222i (see Figure 1-1) has a nonremovable supervisor module (in slot 1) with an integrated 18-port Fibre Channel switching and 4-port Gigabit Ethernet IP services module, and a modular expansion slot to host Cisco MDS 9000 Family Switching and Services modules. See the "Cisco MDS 9222i Integrated Supervisor Module" section.

The Cisco MDS 9216i (see Figure 1-2) has a nonremovable supervisor module (in slot 1) with an integrated 14-port Fibre Channel and 2-port Gigabit Ethernet switching module. See the "Cisco MDS 9216i Integrated Supervisor Module" section.

The Cisco MDS 9216A (see Figure 1-3) has a nonremovable supervisor module (in slot 1) with an integrated 16-port Fibre Channel switching module. See the "Cisco MDS 9216A Integrated Supervisor Module" section.

Figure 1-1 Cisco MDS 9222i Chassis

1

Fan module

3

Supervisor module with integrated 18-port Fibre Channel switching and 4-port Gigabit Ethernet IP Storage Services module

2

Switching module or the services module

4

Interface module


Figure 1-2 Cisco MDS 9216i Chassis

1

Fan module

3

Supervisor module with integrated 14-port Fibre Channel and 2-port Gigabit Ethernet switching module

2

Switching module or Services module (such as the IPS module)

4

Interface module


Figure 1-3 Cisco MDS 9216A Chassis

1

Fan module

3

Supervisor module with integrated 16-port Fibre Channel switching module

2

Switching module or Services module (such as the IPS module)

4

Interface module


The Cisco MDS 9200 Series supports the following additional modules:

The nonremovable interface module (located above the integrated supervisor module), provides the console port (COM1 port) and the MGMT 10/100 Ethernet port for the integrated supervisor module. See the "Interface Modules" section.

An optional module in the open slot (slot 2).

Two power supplies that are redundant by default and can be configured to be combined if desired.

A hot-swappable fan module with four fans provides redundancy. See the "Fan Module" section.

Cisco MDS Fibre Channel Bladeswitch for IBM Blade Center

The Cisco MDS Fibre Channel Bladeswitch for IBM BladeCenter is designed for IBM BladeCenter environments. The Cisco MDS Fibre Channel Bladeswitch is based on the Cisco MDS 9000 Family SAN switching technology, which integrates the Cisco MDS 9000 Family of switches and directors into a blade-switch architecture. The advanced architecture of the Cisco MDS Fibre Channel Bladeswitch for IBM BladeCenter, along with 4-GB technology, provides outstanding performance between Bladeswitches and the rest of the Fibre Channel infrastructure.

The Cisco MDS Fibre Channel Bladeswitch for IBM BladeCenter provides 4-GB Fibre Channel performance to blade-server switching. It also provides network intelligence features such as virtual SANs (VSANs), quality of service (QoS), and N-port interface virtualization (NPIV). It also offers nondisruptive software upgrades and on-demand port activation and is the most complete embedded Fibre Channel switching available for the IBM BladeCenter, BladeCenter-T, and BladeCenter-H platforms.

The Cisco MDS Fibre Channel Bladeswitch for IBM BladeCenter provides up to 20 nonblocking 1-, 2-, and 4-GB Fibre Channel ports that are available in two configurations: 7 internal ports and 3 external ports, or 14 internal ports and 6 external ports. Each port provides line-rate performance up to 4-GB without any performance loss for integrated features such as VSANs, QoS, or Network Address Translation (NAT). The Cisco MDS Fibre Channel Bladeswitch for IBM BladeCenter supports up to 16 VSANs per blade switch.

Each external port on the Cisco MDS FC Bladeswitch for IBM BladeCenter also provides line-rate performance up to 4-GB for Inter-Switch Links (ISLs) or additional device connectivity such as storage or host bus adapters (HBAs).

The Cisco SAN-OS software provides role-based access control (RBAC) for management access of the Cisco Fibre Channel Bladeswitch for IBM BladeCenter command-line interface (CLI) and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). For more information, see the Cisco 9000 Family Command Reference.

Integrated Supervisor Modules

The Cisco MDS 9200 Series switches have nonremovable integrated supervisor modules in each chassis. These modules include the following:

Cisco MDS 9222i Integrated Supervisor Module

Cisco MDS 9216i Integrated Supervisor Module

Cisco MDS 9216A Integrated Supervisor Module

Cisco MDS 9222i Integrated Supervisor Module

The nonremovable Cisco MDS 9222i integrated supervisor module provides the control and management functions of the Cisco MDS 9222i Switch, and it includes an integrated 18-port Fibre Channel switching and 4-port Gigabit Ethernet IP services module. The Cisco MDS 9222i integrated supervisor module provides multiple communication and control paths to avoid a single point of failure.


Note For description of the integrated 18/4-port Multiservice and the 18/4-port Multiservice FIPS module and their capabilities, see the "1 8/4-Port Multiservice Module" section and the "18/4-Port Multiservice Federal Information Processing Standards Module" section.


Figure 1-4 shows the Cisco MDS 9222i integrated supervisor module with an integrated 18-port Fibre Channel and 4-port Gigabit Ethernet module.

Figure 1-4 Cisco MDS 9222i Supervisor Module with Integrated 18-Port Fibre Channel and 4-Port Gigabit Ethernet Module

1

Status LED

3

Gigabit Ethernet ports

2

4-Gbps Fibre Channel ports

4

Link LEDs


The Cisco MDS 9222i integrated supervisor module has a PowerPC PowerQUICC III class processor, 1 GB of DRAM, and an internal CompactFlash card that provides 1 GB of storage for software images.

Cisco MDS 9216i Integrated Supervisor Module

The nonremovable Cisco MDS 9216i integrated supervisor module provides the control and management functions for the Cisco MDS 9216i Switch, and it includes an integrated 14-port Fibre Channel switching and 2-port Gigabit Ethernet with IP services module. The Cisco MDS 9216i integrated supervisor module provides multiple communication and control paths to avoid a single point of failure.


Note For a description of the integrated 14/2-port Multiprotocol Services module and its capabilities, see the "14/2-Port Multiprotocol Services Module" section.


Figure 1-5 shows the Cisco MDS 9216i integrated supervisor module with an integrated 14-port Fibre Channel and 2-port Gigabit Ethernet module.

Figure 1-5 Cisco MDS 9216i Supervisor Module with Integrated 14-Port Fibre Channel and 2-Port Gigabit Ethernet Module

1

Status LED

4

Gigabit Ethernet ports

2

1-Gbps/2-Gbps Fibre Channel ports

5

Link LEDs

3

Link LEDs (under ports, on left) and Speed LEDs (under ports, on right)

6

Asset tag


The Cisco MDS 9216i integrated supervisor module has a Pentium III class processor, 1 GB of DRAM, and an internal CompactFlash card that provides 256 MB of storage for software images.

Cisco MDS 9216A Integrated Supervisor Module

The nonremovable Cisco MDS 9216A integrated supervisor module provides the control and management functions for the Cisco MDS 9216A Switch, and it includes an integrated 16-port switching module. The Cisco MDS 9216A integrated supervisor module provides multiple communication and control paths to avoid a single point of failure.


Note For a description of the integrated 16-port switching module and its capabilities, see the "16-Port 2-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module" section.


Figure 1-6 shows the Cisco MDS 9216A supervisor module with an integrated 16-port Switching module.

Figure 1-6 Cisco MDS 9216A Supervisor Module with Integrated 16-Port Switching Module

1

Status LED

3

Link LEDs (under ports, on left) and Speed LEDs (under ports, on right)

2

1-Gbps/2-Gbps Fibre Channel ports

4

Asset tag


The Cisco MDS 9216A integrated supervisor module has a Pentium III class processor, 1 GB of DRAM, and an internal CompactFlash card that provides 256 MB of storage for software images.

LEDs on the Cisco MDS 9200 Series Integrated Supervisor Modules

Table 1-1 describes the LEDs for the Cisco MDS 9200 Series integrated supervisor modules.

Table 1-1 LEDs for the Cisco MDS 9200 Series Integrated Supervisor Modules  

LED
Status
Description

Status

Green

All diagnostics pass. The module is operational (normal initialization sequence).

Orange

One of the following occurs or occurred:

The module is booting or running diagnostics (normal initialization sequence).

The inlet air temperature of the system exceeded the maximum system operating temperature limit (a minor environmental warning). To ensure maximum product life, you should immediately correct the environmental temperature and restore the system to normal operation.

Red

One of the following occurred:

The diagnostic test failed. The module is not operational because a fault occurred during the initialization sequence.

The inlet air temperature of the system exceeded the safe operating temperature limits of the card (a major environmental warning). The card shut down to prevent permanent damage. The system will be shut down after two minutes if this condition is not cleared.

Speed1

On

2-Gbps mode.

Off

1-Gbps mode.

Link

Solid green

Link is up.

Flashing green

Link is up (beacon used to identify port).

Solid yellow

Link is disabled by software.

Flashing yellow

A fault condition exists.

Off

No link.

1 The Speed LEDs are available only on Cisco MDS 9216i and Cisco MDS 9216A Supervisor Modules.


Interface Modules

The nonremovable interface module is located above slot 1 (see Figure 1-7) and is identical for all Cisco MDS 9200 Series switches. It provides the following local and remote management interfaces:

RS-232 (EIA/TIA-232) console port with an RJ-45 connection that you can use to:

Configure the switch from the CLI.

Monitor network statistics and errors.

Configure SNMP agent parameters.

MGMT 10/100 Ethernet port with an RJ-45 connection that provides network management capabilities.

RS-232 COM1 port with a DB-9 connector that can be attached to a modem.

Figure 1-7 Nonremoveable Interface Module of the Cisco MDS 9200 Series

1

ESD socket (for ESD strap)

6

MGMT 10/100 Ethernet port (with integrated Link and Activity LEDs)

2

Grounding pad (beneath tape)

7

COM1 port

3

Status and System LEDs

8

Asset tag

4

Reset button

9

Interface module

5

Console port

   

The clock module is also part of the interface module.


Note The system clocks in the Cisco MDS 9200 Series have a field-measured mean time between failures (MTBF) of approximately 3.2 million hours or 365 years. In the event of a clock module failure, the system generates an error message and a switchover from one clock module to the other occurs, causing the system to reset automatically.


LEDs on the Interface Module

Table 1-2 describes the LEDs for the Cisco MDS 9200 Series interface module.

Table 1-2 LEDs on the Cisco MDS 9200 Series Interface Module 

LED
Status
Description

Status

Green

All diagnostics pass. The module is operational (normal initialization sequence).

Orange

One of the following occurs or occurred:

The module is booting or running diagnostics (normal initialization sequence).

The inlet air temperature of the system exceeded the maximum system operating temperature limit (a minor environmental warning). To ensure maximum product life, you should immediately correct the environmental temperature and restore the system to normal operation.

Red

One of the following occurred:

The diagnostic test failed. The module is not operational because a fault occurred during the initialization sequence.

The inlet air temperature of the system exceeded the safe operating temperature limits of the card (a major environmental warning). The card shut down to prevent permanent damage.

System

Green

All chassis environmental monitors are reporting OK.

Orange

One of the following occurs or occurred:

The power supply failed or the power supply fan failed.

Incompatible power supplies are installed.

The redundant clock failed.

Red

The temperature of the supervisor module exceeded the major threshold.

MGMT 10/100 Ethernet Link LED

Green

Link is up.

Off

No link.

MGMT 10/100 Ethernet Activity LED

Green

Traffic is flowing through port.

Off

No link or no traffic.


Cisco MDS 9000 Family Module Compatibility

Table 1-3 lists the hardware modules available and the chassis compatibility associated with them.

Table 1-3 MDS 9000 Modules and Platform Compatibility Matrix 

Module
9513
9509
9506
9222i
9216A
9216i
9216

Supervisor-2 module

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

Supervisor-1 module

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

48-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

24-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

12-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

4-port 10-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

32-port 1-Gbps/2-Gbps Fibre Channel module

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

16-port 1-Gbps/2-Gbps Fibre Channel module

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

8-port Gigabit Ethernet IP Storage Services module

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

4-port Gigabit Ethernet IP Storage Services module

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

32-port Fibre Channel Advanced Services Module (ASM)

 

X

X

 

X

X

X

32-port 1-Gbps/2-Gbps Fibre Channel Storage Services Module (SSM)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Caching Services Module (CSM)

 

X

X

 

X

X

X

18-port Fibre Channel /4-port Gigabit Ethernet Multiservice (MSM-18/4) module

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

18-port Fibre Channel /4-port Gigabit Ethernet Multiservice FIPS (MSFM-18/4) module

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

14-port Fibre Channel/2-port Gigabit Ethernet Multiprotocol Services (MPS-14/2) module

X

X

X

 

X

X

X


Switching Modules

The Cisco MDS 9200 Series supports the following hot-swappable Fibre Channel switching modules:

Generation 2 Modules

48-Port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

24-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

12-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

4-port 10-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

Generation 1 Modules

32-Port 2-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

16-Port 2-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

The Cisco MDS 9200 Series supports one hot-swappable switching or services module in addition to the integrated module that is part of the supervisor module.

The Fibre Channel switching modules provide system-wide power management and autonegotiation, which allows ports to negotiate for speed at the other end of the link. Each module has temperature sensors and an EEPROM that stores serial number and model number information.

The Fibre Channel port interfaces support hot-swappable Fibre Channel SFP transceivers that can be short wavelength (SWL) or long wavelength (LWL). The port interfaces also support coarse wavelength-division multiplexing (CWDM) SFP transceivers, which can be used for extended long wavelength (ELWL) transmission or for CWDM. See the "Supported Transceivers" section.


Note The internal bootflash installed on the modules are not field-replaceable units. Do not remove or replace internal bootflash on the modules. Modifying the factory-installed bootflash is not supported.


48-Port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

The 48-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module offers 48 autosensing 1-, 2-, and 4-Gbps Fibre Channel ports and can be used in any of the Cisco MDS 9500 Series chassis and in the Cisco MDS 9222i, 9216i, and 9216A Switches. The 48-port switching module can be configured in one of two operational modes: shared bandwidth mode (default) and dedicated bandwidth mode.

Figure 1-8 shows a 48-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module. The front panel connectors are standard modular SFP and the speed detection is autosensing.

Figure 1-8 48-Port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

Figure 1-9 shows the port numbering and LEDs on the 48-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module.

Figure 1-9 48-Port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module LEDs

1

Status LED

3

Fibre Channel ports

2

Link LEDs

   

24-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

The 24-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module offers 24 autosensing 1-, 2-, and 4-Gbps Fibre Channel ports and can be used in any of the Cisco MDS 9500 Series chassis and in the Cisco MDS 9216i and 9216A Switches. The 24-port switching module can be configured in one of two operational modes: shared bandwidth mode (default) and dedicated bandwidth mode.

Figure 1-10 shows a 24-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module. The front panel connectors are standard modular SFP and the speed detection is autosensing.

Figure 1-10 24-Port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

1

Status LED

3

Fibre Channel ports

2

Link LEDs

4

Port Group


12-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

The 12-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module can be used in any of the Cisco MDS 9500 Series chassis and in the Cisco MDS 9216i and 9216A Switches. The 12-port 4-Gbps switching module is a full-rate mode module providing 12 SFP-based Fibre Channel interfaces. Each interface can support full- line rate operation at 4 Gbps interface speed. The module delivers a sustained data rate of up to 4-Gbps in each direction, on all ports simultaneously, and up to 96 Gbps of continuous, aggregate bandwidth when attached to high-performance servers and storage subsystems.

Figure 1-11 shows a 12-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module. The front panel connectors are standard modular SFP and the speed detection is autosensing.

Figure 1-11 12-Port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

1

Status LED

3

Link LEDs

2

Fibre Channel ports

   

4-port 10-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

The 4-port 10-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module offers four dedicated bandwidth Fibre Channel ports running at 10 Gbps with no oversubscription. This module can be used in any of the Cisco MDS 9500 Series chassis and in the Cisco MDS 9216i and 9216A Switches. The module delivers a sustained data rate of up to 10 Gbps in each direction, on all ports simultaneously, and up to 80 Gbps of continuous, aggregate bandwidth.

Figure 1-12 shows a 4-port 10-Gbps switching module. The front panel connectors are standard modular X2 interfaces and the speed is fixed at 10 Gbps.

Figure 1-12 4-Port 10-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

1

Status LED

3

Link LED

2

X2 port interfaces

   

LEDs on the Generation 2 Switching Modules

Table 1-4 describes the LEDs for the 48-port, 24-port, and 12-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Modules and the 4-port 10-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module.

Table 1-4 LEDs for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Generation 2 Fibre Channel Switching Modules  

LED
Status
Description

Status

Green

All diagnostics pass. The module is operational (normal initialization sequence).

Orange

One of the following occurs or occurred:

The module is booting or running diagnostics (normal initialization sequence).

The inlet air temperature of the system has exceeded the maximum system operating temperature limit (a minor environmental warning). To ensure maximum product life, you should immediately correct the environmental temperature and restore the system to normal operation.

Red

One of the following occurs or occurred:

The diagnostic test failed. The module is not operational because a fault occurred during the initialization sequence.

The inlet air temperature of the system has exceeded the safe operating temperature limits of the card (a major environmental warning). The card has been shut down to prevent permanent damage.

Link

Solid green

Link is up.

Intermittent flashing green

Link is up (traffic on port).

Solid yellow

Link is disabled by software.

Flashing yellow

A fault condition exists.

Off

No link.


32-Port 2-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

The 32-port 2-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module can be used to allocate bandwidth optimally. The module is organized into eight four-port groups. Only the first port in each four-port group can be an ISL. If the first port is an ISL, the other three ports in the group are disabled. The four ports within a port group share a single internal channel resulting in a subscription ratio of approximately 3.2:1. The 32-port 2-Gbps switching module provides more ports at a lower price per port. Figure 1-13 shows a 32-port switching module.


Tip For a full 2-Gbps bandwidth between two hosts, connect one host to the first port group and the second host to the second port group.


Figure 1-13 Cisco MDS 9000 Family 32-Port 1-Gbps/2-Gbps Switching Module

1

Status LED

3

Link LED (to left of port) and
Speed LED (to right of port)

2

1-Gbps/2-Gbps Fibre Channel port group

4

Asset tag


16-Port 2-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

The 16-port 2-Gbps switching module is best used for applications requiring high bandwidth; for example, Inter-Switch Link (ISL) connections between switches and high-performance host or storage controllers. The 16-port switching module supports a sustained data rate of up to 2 Gbps in each direction, on all ports simultaneously. Figure 1-14 shows a 16-port 2-Gbps switching module.

The autosensing 1-Gbps/2-Gbps ports of the 16-port Fibre Channel switching module deliver up to 64 Gbps of continuous, aggregate bandwidth when attached to high-performance servers and storage subsystems.

Figure 1-14 Cisco MDS 9000 Family 16-Port 2-Gbps Switching Module

1

Status LED

3

Link LED (to left of port) and
Speed LED (to right of port)

2

1-Gbps/2-Gbps Fibre Channel ports

4

Asset tag


Switching Module Features

Each switching module draws its power from the 42 V supplied on the backplane with local DC/DC power converters and regulators.

The control processor on the switching module provides power-on, offline, and online diagnostics. The control processor can be used to configure devices on the switching module and to gather statistical data from each port.

The control processor can determine which slot it is plugged into, and it can monitor its DC/DC power source and temperature. The control processor signals the supervisor module and displays an alarm on its front panel when a problem is detected.

The front panel on the switching module provides basic status information, such as power-on, self-test running, self-test passed, alarm, and ready.

The binary image for the switching module is downloaded from the supervisor module. Prior to the image download, the control processor on the switching module runs from code stored on its local CompactFlash card.


Note Routine software downloads are not required.


The integrated supervisor module can force a reset on the switching module and controls whether power is applied to the switching module.

If a single component or a set of components on the switching module fails, this does not disable other switching modules if that is the only failure in the system.

Each switching module has a hardware watchdog timer to detect most component failures. The watchdog timer resets the card if it is not serviced periodically.

LEDs on the Generation 1 Switching Module

Table 1-5 describes the LEDs for the 16-port and 32-port switching modules.

Table 1-5 LEDs for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Generation 1 Fibre Channel Switching Modules  

LED
Status
Description

Status

Green

All diagnostics pass. The module is operational (normal initialization sequence).

Orange

One of the following occurs or occurred:

The module is booting or running diagnostics (normal initialization sequence).

The inlet air temperature of the system has exceeded the maximum system operating temperature limit (a minor environmental warning). To ensure maximum product life, you should immediately correct the environmental temperature and restore the system to normal operation.

Red

One of the following occurs or occurred:

The diagnostic test failed. The module is not operational because a fault occurred during the initialization sequence.

The inlet air temperature of the system has exceeded the safe operating temperature limits of the card (a major environmental warning). The card has been shut down to prevent permanent damage.

Speed

On

2-Gbps mode.

Off

1-Gbps mode.

Steady flashing green

Link is up (beacon used to identify port).1

Link

Solid green

Link is up.

Intermittent flashing green

Link is up (traffic on port).

Solid yellow

Link is disabled by software.

Flashing yellow

A fault condition exists.

Off

No link.

1 The flashing green light turns on automatically when an external loopback is detected that causes the interfaces to be isolated. The flashing green light overrides the beacon mode configuration. The state of the LED is restored to reflect the beacon mode configuration after the external loopback is removed.


The Fibre Channel switching modules provide auto-configuring Fibre Channel ports that support Fibre Channel speeds of 1.0625 Gbps and 2.125 Gbps.

Services Modules

The Cisco MDS 9200 Series supports the following hot-swappable services modules:

1 8/4-Port Multiservice Module

18/4-Port Multiservice Federal Information Processing Standards Module

14/2-Port Multiprotocol Services Module

IP Storage Services Modules

32-Port Fibre Channel Storage Services Module

32-Port Fibre Channel Advanced Services Module

Caching Services Module

The Cisco MDS 9200 Series supports one hot-swappable switching or services module in addition to the integrated module that is part of the supervisor module. Each module has temperature sensors and an EEPROM that stores serial number and model number information.


Note The internal bootflash installed on the modules are not field-replaceable units. Do not remove or replace internal bootflash on the modules. You cannot modify the factory installed bootflash.


1 8/4-Port Multiservice Module

The Cisco MDS 9000 Family 18/4-port Multiservice (MSM-18/4) module provides 18 autosensing 1-, 2-, and 4-Gbps Fibre Channel ports and four Gigabit Ethernet IP services ports. The MSM-18/4 module provides multiprotocol capabilities such as Fibre Channel, Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP), Small Computer System Interface over IP (iSCSI), IBM Fiber Connectivity (FICON), and FICON Control Unit Port (CUP) management.

The MSM-18/4 module provides 18 4-Gbps Fibre Channel interfaces for high-performance SAN and mainframe connectivity and four Gigabit Ethernet ports for FCIP and iSCSI storage services. Individual ports can be configured with hot-swappable short wavelength, long wavelength, extended-reach, coarse wavelength-division multiplexing (CWDM) or dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) Small Form-Factor Pluggables (SFPs) for connectivity up to 125 miles (200 km).

The MSM-18/4 module can minimize latency for disk and tape through FCIP write acceleration and FCIP tape write and read acceleration. The MSM-18/4 module provides up to 16 virtual Inter-Switch Link (ISL) connections on the four 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports through tunneling, and provides up to 4095 buffer-to-buffer credits that can be assigned to a single Fibre Channel port.

The MSM-18/4 supports hardware-based encryption and it is required to run the Storage Media Encryption (SME), which is a part of the Cisco SAN-OS. For more information on SME, see the Cisco MDS Storage Media Encryption Guide.

The MSM-18/4 supports SAN extension over IP and is compatible with current SAN extension products, such as, MPS-14/2, 9216i, and IPS. The MSM-18/4 provides an integrated next generation 4-Gbps FC platform for SAN extension. The MSM-18/4 module supports Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) as mandated by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Japan, and China. The IPv6 support is provided for FCIP, iSCSI, and management traffic routed in-band and out-of-band.

The MSM-18/4 module provides intelligent diagnostics, protocol decoding, and network analysis tools wit h the integrated Call Home capability.

18/4-Port Multiservice Federal Information Processing Standards Module

The Cisco MDS 9000 Family 18/4-port Multiservice Federal Information Processing Standards (MSFM-18/4) module is a FIPS 140-2 Level 3-compliant version of the MSM-18/4 module. The MSFM-18/4 module is identical to the MSM-18/4 module in form and function, with the exception of an opaque potting material encapsulating the cryptographic boundary of the MSFM-18/4 module to prevent unauthorized access and tampering.


Note Cisco MDS 9200 Series switches running Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 3.2(1) or later support the 18/4-port Multiservice module and the 18/4-port Multiservice FIPS module.


Figure 1-15 shows the Cisco MDS 9000 Family 18/4-Port Multiservice module

Figure 1-15 Cisco MDS 9000 Family 18/4-Port Multiservice Module

1

Status LED

3

Gigabit Ethernet ports

2

1-Gbps/2-Gbps/4-Gbps Fibre Channel ports

4

Link LEDs


LEDs on the 18/4-Port Multiservice Module

Table 1-6 describes the LEDs for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family 18/4-port Multiservice module.

Table 1-6 LEDs for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family 18/4-Port Multiservice Modules  

LED
Status
Description

Status

Green

All diagnostics pass. The module is operational (normal initialization sequence).

Orange

One of the following occurs or occurred:

The module is booting or running diagnostics (normal initialization sequence).

The inlet air temperature of the system exceeded the maximum system operating temperature limit (a minor environmental warning). To ensure maximum product life, you should immediately correct the environmental temperature and restore the system to normal operation.

Red

One of the following occurred:

The diagnostic test failed. The module is not operational because a fault occurred during the initialization sequence.

The inlet air temperature of the system exceeded the safe operating temperature limits of the card (a major environmental warning). The card shut down to prevent permanent damage.

Link

Solid green

Link is up.

Solid yellow

Link is disabled by software.

Flashing yellow

A fault condition exists.

Off

No link.


14/2-Port Multiprotocol Services Module

The 14/2-port Multiprotocol Services (MPS-14/2) module provides 14 1-Gbps/2-Gbps Fibre Channel autosensing ports and two 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports for iSCSI and FCIP over Gigabit Ethernet. The MPS-14/2 module supports the intelligent features available on other modules, including VSANs, security, and traffic management.

The 14 1-Gbps/2-Gbps autosensing Fibre Channel ports (labeled 1 through 14) are best used for applications requiring high bandwidth; for example, Inter-Switch Link (ISL) connections between switches and high-performance host or storage controllers. Each Fibre Channel port supports a sustained data rate of up to 2 Gbps in each direction.

The Cisco MDS 9216 Switch supports one MPS-14/2 module. The two Gigabit Ethernet ports (labeled 1 and 2) provide 1-Gbps throughput for IP services, including iSCSI and FCIP over Gigabit Ethernet. The MPS-14/2 also supports hardware-based encryption and compression for these Gigabit Ethernet ports. This hardware-based encryption handles the computationally intensive IPsec feature for IP services.

The MPS-14/2 modules support FCIP compression to maximize the effective WAN bandwidth of SAN extension solutions. It achieves up to a 30-to-1 compression ratio, with typical ratios of 2-to-1 over a wide variety of data sources. With the addition of hardware-based compression, the MPS-14/2 module is able to provide optimal levels of compressed throughput for implementations across low to high-bandwidth links.

The Gigabit Ethernet ports on the MPS-14/2 module support iSCSI protocol, FCIP protocol, or both protocols simultaneously. For information about configuring the ports, see the Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide or the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Configuration Guide.

The Fibre Channel port interfaces support hot-swappable Fibre Channel SFP transceivers, which can be short wavelength (SWL) for connectivity up to 1640 feet (500 meters), or long wavelength (LWL) for connectivity up to 6.2 miles (10 km). All interfaces are autosensing 1-Gbps or 2-Gbps compatible. The port interfaces also support coarse wavelength-division multiplexing (CWDM) SFP transceivers, which can be used for extended long wavelength (ELWL) transmission or for CWDM. See the "Supported Transceivers" section.


Note Cisco MDS 9200 Series switches running Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 2.0(1b) or later support the MPS-14/2 module.


Figure 1-16 Cisco MDS 9000 Family MPS-14/2 module.

Figure 1-16 Cisco MDS 9000 Family MPS-14/2 Module

1

Status LED

4

Gigabit Ethernet ports

2

1-Gbps/2-Gbps Fibre Channel ports

5

Link LEDs

3

Link LEDs (under ports, on left) and Speed LEDs (under ports, on right)

6

Asset tag


LEDs on the 14/2-Port Multiprotocol Services Module

Table 1-7 describes the LEDs for the MPS-14/2 modules.

Table 1-7 LEDs for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family MPS-14/2 Modules  

LED
Status
Description

Status

Green

All diagnostics pass. The module is operational (normal initialization sequence).

Orange

One of the following occurs or occurred:

The module is booting or running diagnostics (normal initialization sequence).

The inlet air temperature of the system exceeded the maximum system operating temperature limit (a minor environmental warning). To ensure maximum product life, you should immediately correct the environmental temperature and restore the system to normal operation.

Red

One of the following occurred:

The diagnostic test failed. The module is not operational because a fault occurred during the initialization sequence.

The inlet air temperature of the system exceeded the safe operating temperature limits of the card (a major environmental warning). The card shut down to prevent permanent damage.

Speed

On

2-Gbps mode.

Off

1-Gbps mode.

Flashing green

Link is up (beacon used to identify port).

Link

Solid green

Link is up.

Solid yellow

Link is disabled by software.

Flashing yellow

A fault condition exists.

Off

No link.


IP Storage Services Modules

The 8-port and 4-port IP Storage services (IPS-8 and IPS-4) modules provide eight or four 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports for iSCSI as well as FCIP over Gigabit Ethernet, and they support the intelligent features available on other modules, including VSANs, security, and traffic management.

The IPS module ports support the iSCSI protocol, the FCIP protocol, or both protocols simultaneously. For information about configuring the ports, see the Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide and the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Configuration Guide.

The Fibre Channel port interfaces support hot-swappable Fibre Channel SFP transceivers, which can be short wavelength (SWL) for connectivity up to 1640 feet (500 meters), or long wavelength (LWL) for connectivity up to 6.2 miles (10 km). The port interfaces also support coarse wavelength-division multiplexing (CWDM) SFP transceivers, which can be used for extended long wavelength (ELWL) transmission or for CWDM. See the "Supported Transceivers" section.

Figure 1-17 shows an IPS-8 module.

Figure 1-17 Cisco MDS 9000 Family IPS-8 Module

1

Status LED

3

Link LEDs

2

Gigabit Ethernet ports

4

Asset tag


Figure 1-18 shows an IPS-4 module.

Figure 1-18 Cisco MDS 9000 Family IPS-4 Module

1

Status LED

3

Link LEDs

2

Gigabit Ethernet ports

4

Asset tag


LEDs on IP Storage Services Module

Table 1-8 describes the LEDs for the IPS module.

Table 1-8 LEDs for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family IPS Modules  

LED
Status
Description

Status

Green

All diagnostics pass. The module is operational (normal initialization sequence).

Orange

One of the following occurs or occurred:

The module is booting or running diagnostics (normal initialization sequence).

The inlet air temperature of the system exceeded the maximum system operating temperature limit (a minor environmental warning). To ensure maximum product life, you should immediately correct the environmental temperature and restore the system to normal operation.

Red

One of the following occurred:

The diagnostic test failed. The module is not operational because a fault occurred during the initialization sequence.

The inlet air temperature of the system exceeded the safe operating temperature limits of the card (a major environmental warning). The card shut down to prevent permanent damage.

Link

Solid green

Link is up.

Flashing green

Link is up (beacon used to identify port).

Solid yellow

Link is disabled by software.

Flashing yellow

A fault condition exists.

Off

No link.


32-Port Fibre Channel Storage Services Module

The 32-port Fibre Channel Storage Services Module (SSM) for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family supports up to 32 Fibre Channel ports, provides distributed intelligent storage services, and supports future storage services.


Note Cisco MDS 9200 Series switches running Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 2.0(2b) or later support the SSM.


The Fibre Channel ports support hot-swappable Fibre Channel SFP transceivers, which can be short wavelength (SWL) for connectivity up to 1050 feet (500 m), or long wavelength (LWL) for connectivity up to 6.2 miles (10 km). All interfaces are autosensing 1-Gbps or 2-Gbps compatible. The ports also support coarse wavelength-division multiplexing (CWDM) SFP transceivers, which can be used for extended long wavelength (EWL) transmission or for CWDM. For more information about SFP transceivers, see the "Supported Transceivers" section.

Figure 1-19 shows the SSM, which has the part number DS-X9032-SSM on the left side.

Figure 1-19 Cisco MDS 9000 Family SSM

1

Status LED

3

Link and speed LEDs

2

1-Gbps/2-Gbps Fibre Channel port group

4

Asset tag


Each module draws power from the 42 V supplied on the backplane with local DC/DC power converters and regulators.

The control processor on the module provides power-on, offline, and online diagnostics. The control processor can be used to configure devices on the switching module and to gather statistical data from each port.

The control processor monitors the DC/DC power source and temperature. The control processor signals the supervisor module and displays an alarm on its front panel when it detects a problem.

The front panel on the services module provides basic status information, such as power-on, self-test running, self-test passed, alarm, and ready.

The binary image for the services module is downloaded from the supervisor module. Prior to the image download, the control processor on the services module runs from the code stored on its local CompactFlash card. The image for an SSM can be specified using the SSI boot variable. For more information on how to specify the SSI boot variable, see the Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide.


Note Software downloads are only necessary when a revision of the code is needed.


The supervisor module can force a reset on the services module and controls whether or not power is applied to the switching module.

If a single component or a set of components on the switching module fails, this failure does not disable another switching module if that is the only failure in the system.

For the detection of most component failures, each switching module has a hardware watchdog timer that resets the card if it is not serviced periodically.

LEDs on the Storage Services Module

Table 1-9 describes the LEDs for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Storage Services Module.

Table 1-9 LEDs for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Storage Services Module 

LED
Status
Description

Status

Green

All diagnostics pass. The module is operational (normal initialization sequence).

Orange

One of the following occurs or occurred:

The module is booting or running diagnostics (normal initialization sequence).

The inlet air temperature of the system exceeded the maximum system operating temperature limit (a minor environmental warning). To assure maximum product life, you should immediately correct the environmental temperature and restore the system to normal operation.

Red

One of the following occurs or occurred:

The diagnostic test failed. The module is not operational because a fault occurred during the initialization sequence.

The inlet air temperature of the system exceeded the safe operating temperature limits of the card (a major environmental warning). The card shut down to prevent permanent damage.

Speed

On

2-Gbps mode.

Off

1-Gbps mode.

Link

Solid green

Link is healthy.

Steady flashing green

Link is healthy and beacon is enabled.

Intermittent flashing green

Link is up and traffic is flowing through port.

Solid yellow

Link is disabled by software.

Flashing yellow

A fault condition exists.

Off

No link.


32-Port Fibre Channel Advanced Services Module

The Cisco MDS 9000 Family 32-port Fibre Channel Advanced Services Module (ASM) enables pooling of heterogeneous storage for increased storage utilization, simplified storage management, and reduced total cost of storage ownership. The ASM incorporates all the capabilities of the Cisco MDS 9000 DS-X9032 Fibre Channel switching module and also provides scalable, in-band storage virtualization services. The ASM module makes it possible to allocate bandwidth optimally.

The Fibre Channel port interfaces support hot-swappable Fibre Channel SFP transceivers, which can be SWL for connectivity up to 1640 feet (500 meters), or LWL for connectivity up to 6.2 miles (10 km). All interfaces are autosensing 1-Gbps or 2-Gbps compatible. The port interfaces also support CWDM SFP transceivers, which can be used for extended long wavelength (ELWL) transmission or for CWDM. See the "Supported Transceivers" section.

Figure 1-20 shows the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fibre Channel ASM.

Figure 1-20 Cisco MDS 9000 Family ASM

1

Status LED

3

Link and Speed LEDs

2

1-Gbps/2-Gbps Fibre Channel port group

4

Asset tag


Each module draws power from the 42 V supplied on the backplane with local DC/DC power converters and regulators.

The control processor on the module provides power-on, offline, and online diagnostics. The control processor can be used to configure devices on the switching module and to gather statistical data from each port.

The control processor monitors the DC/DC power source and temperature. The control processor signals the supervisor module and displays an alarm on its front panel when a problem is detected.

The front panel on the services module provides basic status information, such as power-on, self-test running, self-test passed, alarm, and ready.

The binary image for the services module is downloaded from the supervisor module. Prior to the image download, the control processor on the switching module runs from code stored on its local CompactFlash card. The image for an ASM-SFN can be specified using the ASM-SFN boot variable. For more information on how to specify the SSI boot variable, see the Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide.


Note Software downloads are only necessary when a revision of the code is needed.


The supervisor module can force a reset on the services module and controls whether power is applied to the switching module.

If a single component or a set of components on the switching module fails, this failure does not disable another switching module if that is the only failure in the system.

Each ASM has a hardware watchdog timer to detect most component failures. The watchdog timer resets the card if it is not serviced periodically.

LEDs on the Fibre Channel Advanced Services Module

Table 1-10 describes the LEDs for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family ASM.

Table 1-10 LEDs for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family ASM 

LED
Status
Description

Status

Green

All diagnostics pass and the module is operational (normal initialization sequence).

Orange

One of the following occurs or occurred:

The module is booting or running diagnostics (normal initialization sequence).

The inlet air temperature of the system exceeded the maximum system operating temperature limit (a minor environmental warning). To ensure maximum product life, you should immediately correct the environmental temperature and restore the system to normal operation.

Red

One of the following occurs or occurred:

The diagnostic test failed. The module is not operational because a fault occurred during the initialization sequence.

The inlet air temperature of the system exceeded the safe operating temperature limits of the card (a major environmental warning). The card shut down to prevent permanent damage.

Speed

On

2-Gbps mode.

Off

1-Gbps mode.

Link

Solid green

Link is up.

Steady flashing green

Link is up (beacon used to identify port).

Intermittent flashing green

Link is up (traffic on port).

Solid yellow

Link is disabled by software.

Flashing yellow

A fault condition exists.

Off

No link.


Caching Services Module

The Caching Services Module (CSM) provides virtualization services that allow the Cisco MDS 9000 Family switches to reallocate physical resources as virtual resources for increased efficiency. The CSM receives and sends data through the switch backplane. It has two disk drives, two internal batteries for backup in case of power failure, and no external ports.

CSMs must be implemented in pairs in the fabric to provide redundancy and backup. Only two or more CSMs in a fabric are supported. However, the CSMs need not to be installed in the same switch.

The CSM shuts down if the software failure or an external power failure occurs, or if the module is separated from the backplane while it is still powered on. The CSM automatically backs up the data in memory to the disk drives and then shuts down. The CSM batteries provide adequate power to back up data without external power.

Figure 1-21 shows the Cisco MDS 9000 Family CSM.

Figure 1-21 Cisco MDS 9000 Family CSM

1

Status LED

5

Disk 1 Status LED

2

Battery LED

6

Node 2 LEDs

3

Node 1 LEDs

7

Node 2 Status LED

4

Node 1 Status LED

8

Disk 2 Status LED


Figure 1-22 shows the location of the disk drives and batteries on the CSM.


Caution The batteries are shipped fully charged and should be handled accordingly.

Figure 1-22 Cisco MDS 9000 Family CSM (Internal View)

1

Disk drive 2

3

Battery 2

2

Disk drive 1

4

Battery 1


See the "Removing and Installing Switching and Services Modules" section on page 2-28 for information about removing and installing the CSM and maintaining the CSM batteries.

LEDs on the Caching Services Module

Table 1-11 describes the LEDs for the CSM.

Table 1-11 LEDs for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family CSM

LED
Status
Description

Status

Green

All diagnostics pass, and the module is operational (normal initialization sequence).

Orange

One of the following occurs or occurred:

The module is booting or running diagnostics (normal initialization sequence).

The inlet air temperature of the system exceeded the maximum system operating temperature limit (a minor environmental warning). To ensure maximum product life, you should immediately correct the environmental temperature and restore the system to normal operation.

Red

One of the following occurs or occurred:

The diagnostic test failed. The module is not operational because a fault occurred during the initialization sequence.

The inlet air temperature of the system exceeded the safe operating temperature limits of the card (a major environmental warning). The card shut down to prevent permanent damage.

Node

Green

Node is fully operational.

Flashing green

Node is not yet part of a cluster.

Orange

The module is booting or node is administratively down.

Flashing orange

Node is in service mode.

Red

Node failure.

Off

Node does not have power.

Battery

Green

Battery has sufficient charge to dump cache.

Flashing green

Battery is charging and has sufficient charge to dump cache.

Battery conditioning in progress.

Flashing orange

Battery is charging but has insufficient charge to dump cache.

Red

Battery failure or battery is charged to the extent possible but insufficient to dump cache; replace CSM.

Off

Battery does not have power and is not charged.

Disk

Solid green

Disk is operational.

Flashing orange

Dumping cache to disk.

Flashing green

Restoring cache from disk.

Red

Disk failure.

 

Off

Disk does not have power.


Power Supplies

The Cisco MDS 9200 Series supports dual hot-swappable 845-W AC power supplies, each of which can supply sufficient power to the entire chassis should one power supply fail. The power supplies monitor their output voltage and provide status to the supervisor module. To prevent the unexpected shutdown of an optional module, power management software only allows a module to power up if adequate power is available.

The Cisco MDS 9200 Series power supplies can be configured to be redundant or combined. By default, they are configured as redundant, so that if one fails, the remaining power supply can still power the entire system. For information on how to configure the power supplies, see the Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide or the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Configuration Guide.

The power supplies, which are accessed from the rear of the chassis, are illustrated in Figure 1-23.

Figure 1-23 Cisco MDS 9200 Series with 845-W Dual Power Supplies

 

1

Power supply switch

3

Power supply handle

2

AC power connection

4

Power supply LEDs


Table 1-12 describes the LEDs for the Cisco MDS 9200 Series power supplies.

Table 1-12 LEDs for the Cisco MDS 9200 Series Power Supplies

LED
Status
Description

Input OK

Green

AC input is good and power supply is functioning normally.

Off

Power supply is turned off or is not seated properly in the chassis.

Fan OK

Green

Power supply fans are operating properly.

Off

Fan is not operating or power supply is off.

Output Fail

Red

Power supply is not in a stable state. If this indication continues after initial power on, check that all connections are secure, including the system fan tray.

Off

Normal operation or power supply is turned off.


Fan Module

The Cisco MDS 9200 Series supports a hot-swappable fan module with four fans. The fan module provides 80 cfm (cubic feet per minute) of cooling per slot, allowing 400 W of power dissipation per slot. Sensors on the supervisor module monitor the internal air temperature. If the air temperature exceeds a preset lower-level threshold, the environmental monitor displays warning messages. If the air temperature exceeds a preset higher-level threshold, the switch will shut down.

If one or more fans within the fan module fail, the Fan Status LED turns red and the module must be replaced. Individual fans cannot be replaced, you must replace the entire fan module. If the higher-level temperature threshold is not exceeded, the switch continues to run for five minutes after the fan module is removed. This means you can swap out a fan module without having to bring the system down. To replace a fan module, see the "Removing and Installing the Fan Module" section on page 2-38. The fan module has one Status LED that indicates the following conditions:

Green—Fan module is operating normally.

Red—One or more fans failed. Fan module should be replaced.

Off—Fan module is not properly seated in the chassis or power supply has failed.


Caution The Cisco MDS 9000 Family switches have internal temperature sensors that are capable of shutting down the system if the temperature at different points within the chassis exceed certain safety thresholds. To be effective, the temperature sensors require the presence of airflow; therefore, in the event a fan module is removed from the chassis, the Cisco MDS 9000 Family switches shut down after five minutes to prevent potentially undetectable overheating. However, the switches shut down sooner if the higher-level temperature threshold is exceeded.

Supported Transceivers

The following types of transceivers are available from Cisco and are supported on the Cisco MDS 9200 Series:

X2 Fibre Channel transceivers

Fibre Channel SFP transceivers, in either SWL or LWL

Combination Fibre Channel/Gigabit Ethernet SFP transceivers, in either SWL or LWL

Combination Fibre Channel/Gigabit Ethernet CWDM SFP transceivers, which can be used for ELWL transmission or for CWDM

Gigabit Ethernet SFP transceiver, 1-Gbps copper

Fibre Channel DWDM SFP transceiver, which can be used for ELWL transmission or for DWDM


Note Switches running Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 1.1(1a) or later support combination Fibre Channel/Gigabit Ethernet SFP transceivers.


The transceivers are field-replaceable and hot-swappable. You can use any combination of SFP transceivers that are supported by the switch. The only restrictions are that SWL transceivers must be paired with SWL transceivers, and LWL transceivers with LWL transceivers, and the cable must not exceed the stipulated cable length for reliable communications.

For more information about the X2 transceiver, see the "X2 Transceiver Specifications" section on page B-6.

For more information about a specific Cisco SFP transceiver, see the "SFP Transceiver Specifications" section on page B-9. SFP transceivers can be ordered separately or with the Cisco MDS 9200 Series.


Note Use only Cisco transceivers in the Cisco MDS 9200 Series. Each Cisco transceiver is encoded with model information that enables the switch to verify that the transceiver meets the requirements for the switch.


X2 Fibre Channel Transceivers

The X2 Fibre Channel transceiver is a small form-factor optimized for 10-Gbps applications and uses an SC connector. The X2 transceiver is ideally suited for Ethernet, Fibre Channel and telecom switches, and standard peripheral component interconnect (PCI)-based server and storage connections. The X2 provides robust thermal performance and electromagnetic shielding.

For more information on X2 transceiver specifications, see the "X2 Transceiver Specifications" section on page B-6.

Fibre Channel SFP Transceivers

Cisco Fibre Channel SFP transceivers are available in SWL or LWL versions. Both of these versions are 1-Gbps/2-Gbps/4-Gbps capable.

Cisco Fibre Channel SFP transceivers have LC connectors and comply with 1-Gbps/2-Gbps/4-Gbps Fibre Channel standards.

For more information about the Fibre Channel SFP transceiver specifications, see the "SFP Transceiver Specifications" section on page B-9.

Combination Fibre Channel/Gigabit Ethernet SFP Transceivers

The combination Fibre Channel/Gigabit Ethernet SFP transceivers from Cisco Systems are available in SWL or LWL versions. Both of these versions are 1-Gbps/2-Gbps capable.

The combination SFP transceivers from Cisco Systems have LC connectors and comply with 1-Gbps/2-Gbps Fibre Channel as defined in FC-PI 10.0 2 and Gigabit Ethernet as defined in IEEE 802.3z.

For more information on the Fibre Channel/Gigabit Ethernet SFP transceiver specifications, see the "SFP Transceiver Specifications" section on page B-9.

CWDM Combination Fibre Channel/Gigabit Ethernet SFP Transceivers

All Fibre Channel and Gigabit Ethernet ports in the Cisco MDS 9200 Series support 1-Gbps/2-Gbps CWDM SFP transceivers. In addition, the Fibre Channel ports on Cisco MDS 9222i also support 4-Gbps CWDM SFP transceivers.

The Cisco CWDM SFP transceivers have LC connectors and support both Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel (1-Gbps/2-Gbps). They match the wavelength plan of Cisco CWDM GBICs and Cisco CWDM optical add/drop multiplexers (OADMs).

CWDM SFP transceivers can be used in two ways:

CWDM transmission can send and receive up to eight laser wavelengths carrying different signals simultaneously on the same optical fiber using an OADM.

ELWL signals can transmit over longer distances than LWL SFP transceivers.

There are eight different "colors" of CWDM SFP transceivers, one for each fixed wavelength. The fiber optic cables from the CWDM SFP transceivers must be connected to an OADM. The OADM combines the wavelengths of the different outgoing signals into one composite send signal. The OADM also separates the received transmissions into the different wavelengths and sends them to the corresponding CWDM SFP transceiver.

For more information on the CWDM SFP transceiver specifications, see the "SFP Transceiver Specifications" section on page B-9.

Gigabit Ethernet SFP Transceivers

The 4-port and 8-port IP Storage services (IPS-4 and IPS-8) modules provide four or eight 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports that support Gigabit Ethernet SFP transceivers. The Gigabit Ethernet SFP transceivers have RJ-45 connectors and support Gigabit Ethernet (1-Gbps).

For more information on the Gigabit Ethernet SFP transceiver specifications, see the "SFP Transceiver Specifications" section on page B-9.

DWDM Fibre Channel SFP Transceivers

Fibre Channel ports on Cisco MDS 9222i support 2-Gbps DWDM SFP transceivers. The Cisco DWDM Fibre Channel SFP transceivers have LC connectors and support Fibre Channel (1-Gbps/2-Gbps). The DWDM SFP transceivers match the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) 100-Ghz wavelength grid and the wavelength plan of Cisco 100-Ghz ONS product family.

The DWDM SFP transceivers have the following capabilities:

DWDM transmission can send and receive up to 32 laser wavelengths carrying different signals simultaneously on the same optical fiber by using an optical filter.

ELWL signals can transmit over longer distances than LWL SFP transceivers.

For more information on the DWDM SFP transceiver specifications, see the "SFP Transceiver Specifications" section on page B-9.