Cisco MDS 9500 Series Hardware Installation Guide
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The Cisco MDS 9500 Series Hardware Installation Guide applies to Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 5.2 and earlier Cisco MDS SAN-OS releases.

Table 1 lists the new and changed features available with each supported Cisco MDS NX-OS release and SAN-OS release for the Cisco MDS 9500 Series, with the latest release first.


Note As of NX-OS Release 4.1(1b), SAN-OS has been changed to NX-OS. References to SAN-OS releases before 4.1(1b) still apply.


Table 1 Documented Features for the Cisco MDS 9500 Series 

Feature
Description
Changed in Release
Where Documented

Cisco MDS 8-port 10-Gbps FCoE module

Added Cisco MDS 8-port 10Gbps FCoE module. Added information about the FCoE feature and the corresponding switches where the feature is implemented.

5.2

Product Overview chapter and "Technical Specifications" section.

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

The 48-port Advanced 8-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module provides 48 SFP/SFP+ based Fibre Channel external interfaces, allowing a maximum bandwidth up to 256-Gbps.

5.2

The "48-Port 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre Channel Switching Module" section and the "Technical Specifications" section.

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

The 32-port Advanced 8-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module provides 32 SFP/SFP+ based Fibre Channel external interfaces, allowing a maximum bandwidth up to 256-Gbps.

5.2

The "32-Port 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre Channel Switching Module" section and the "Technical Specifications" section.

Crossbar modules

Added a new chapter "Migrating to Generation 4 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre Channel Switching Modules" and information about the DS-13SLT-FAB3 support and the switches comaptible with the Fabric Module 3.

5.2

The"Migrating to Generation 4 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre Channel Switching Modules" section and the "Technical Specifications" section.

Supervisor-2A module

Similar to the Supervisor-2 module, the Supervisor-2A module provides control and management functions for the Cisco MDS 9500 Series switches. The Cisco MDS 9500 Series switches support redundant, hot-swappable Supervisor-2A modules.

5.2

The "Supervisor-2A Modules" section and the "Technical Specifications" section.

Cisco MDS 16-Port Storage Services Node (SSN-16)

Added Cisco MDS 16-Port Storage Services Node (SSN-16). The SSN-16 module has 16 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports.

4.2(1)

Product Overview chapter.

Cisco MDS 16-Port Storage Services Node (SSN-16) technical specifications

Added Cisco MDS 16-Port Storage Services Node (SSN-16) technical specifications.

4.2(1)

"Technical Specifications" section

48-port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module

Added 48-port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module. The switching module offers 48 autosensing 1-, 2-, 4- and 8-Gbps Fibre Channel ports and can be used in the Cisco MDS 9500 Series Switches.

4.1(1b)

The "48-Port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module" section and the "Technical Specifications" section.

24-port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module

Added 24-port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module. The switching module offers 24 autosensing 1-, 2-, 4- and 8-Gbps Fibre Channel ports and can be used in the Cisco MDS 9500 Series Switches.

4.1(1b)

The "24-Port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module" section and the "Technical Specifications" section.

4/44-port 8-Gbps Host-Optimized Fibre Channel switching module

Added 4/44-port 8-Gbps Host-Optimized Fibre Channel switching module. The switching module offers 48 autosensing 1-, 2-, 4- and 8-Gbps Fibre Channel ports and can be used in any of the Cisco MDS 9500 Series chassis and in the Cisco MDS 9222i Switches.

4.1(1b)

The "4/44-Port 8-Gbps Host-Optimized Fibre Channel Switching Module" section and the "Technical Specifications" section.

Migration to Generation 3 modules

Added the information associated with readying the MDS 9500 Series to support Generation 3 8-Gbps Fibre Channel switching modules.

4.1(1b)

"Migrating to Generation 3 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Modules" section.

Crossbar modules

Added DS-13SLT-FAB2 support

4.1(1b)

"Technical Specifications" section.

SFP+ transceivers

Added the SFP+ transceivers information.

4.1(1b)

"Technical Specifications" section.

Cisco MDS Fibre Channel Bladeswitch overview

Description of the Cisco MDS Fibre Channel Bladeswitch for IBM BladeCenter.

3.3(1a)

Product Overview chapter.

18/4-port Multiservice (MSM-18/4) module

Added information on IPV6 support.

3.3(1a)

Product Overview chapter.

18/4-port Multiservice (MSM-18/4) module

Added information on SAN extension support.

3.3(1a)

The "18/4-Port Multiservice Module" section .

18/4-port Multiservice (MSM-18/4) module

Added the Storage Media Encryption information.

3.2(1)

The "18/4-Port Multiservice Module" section.

18/4-port Multiservice (MSM-18/4) module

Added the new 18/4-port Multiservice (MSM-18/4) module.

3.2(1)

The "18/4-Port Multiservice Module" section and the "Technical Specifications" section.

Cisco MDS 9513 Multilayer Director

Added Cisco MDS 9513 Multilayer Director. The chassis consists of 13 horizontal slots, where slots 1 to 6 and slots 9 to 13 are reserved for switching, services, and IPS modules, and slots 7 and 8 are for Supervisor-2 modules only.

3.0(1)

The "Chassis" section and the "Installing the Cisco MDS 9513 Director in a Rack" section.

Supervisor-2 module

Added Supervisor-2 module. Supervisor-2 modules can be used in the Cisco MDS 9509 and 9506 Director in slots 5 and 6. Dual Supervisor-2 modules must be used in slots 7 and 8 of the Cisco MDS 9513 Director.

3.0(1)

The "Supervisor-2 Modules" section.

48-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module

Added 48-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module. The 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 9216i and 9216A Switches.

3.0(1)

The "48-Port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module" section and the "Technical Specifications" section.

24-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module

Added 24-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module. The 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.

3.0(1)

The "24-Port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module" section and the "Technical Specifications" section.

12-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module

Added 12-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module. The switching module can be used in any of the Cisco MDS 9500 Series chassis and in the Cisco MDS 9216i and 9216A Switches.

3.0(1)

The "12-Port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module" section and the "Technical Specifications" section.

4-port 10-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module

Added 4-port 10-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module. The switching module offers four dedicated bandwidth Fibre Channel ports running at 10 Gbps with no oversubscription.

3.0(1)

The "4-Port 10-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module" section and "Technical Specifications" section.

Crossbar modules

Added crossbar modules. The Cisco MDS 9513 Director supports two crossbar modules located at the rear of the chassis. Each Supervisor-2 module has an associated crossbar module.

3.0(1)

The "Crossbar Modules" section and "Removing and Installing a Crossbar Module" section.

X2 transceiver

Added the X2 transceiver information. The X2 transceiver is a small form-factor pluggable optimized for 10-Gbps applications.

3.0(1)

The "X2 Transceivers" section and the "Transceiver Specifications" section.

Fibre Channel SFP transceiver

Added 4-Gbps Fibre Channel SFP transceiver.

3.0(1)

The "Fibre Channel SFP Transceivers" section and the "Transceiver Specifications" section.

3000W Power Supply for the Cisco MDS 9509 Director

Added 3000W power supply for the Cisco MDS 9509 Director.

3.0(1)

The "Cisco MDS 9509 Power Supplies" section, "Installing an AC Power Supply in the Cisco MDS 9509 Director" section, and the "Specifications for the Cisco MDS 9509 Power Supplies" section.

Gigabit Ethernet SFP transceiver

Added Gigabit Ethernet SFP transceiver.

Not release specific

The "Supported Transceivers" section and the "Transceiver Specifications" section.

32-port Fibre Channel Storage Services Module (SSM)

Added 32-port Fibre Channel Storage Services Module (SSM).

2.0(2b)

The "32-Port Fibre Channel Storage Services Module" section.

14/2-port Multiprotocol Services (MPS-14/2) module

Provided FCIP, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel capability in a multiprotocol module.

2.0(1b)

The "14/2-Port Multiprotocol Services Module" section.

Clock module installation

Added installation procedure for clock modules.

Not release specific

The "Removing and Installing Clock Modules" section.

9500 Shelf Kit

Added optional shelf bracket kit for the Cisco MDS 9509 Director.

Not release specific

The "Cisco MDS 9500 Shelf Bracket" section.

4-port IP Storage Services (IPS-4) module

Provided FCIP services and iSCSI services capability in a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet module.

1.3(4a)

The "IP Storage Services Modules" section.

Jumper power cord

Added jumper power cord available for use in a cabinet.

Not release specific

The "Jumper Power Cord" section.

Installation

Modified Cisco MDS 9509 installation options.

Not release specific

The "Installation Options" section.

Power supplies

Added information on Cisco MDS 9509 power supplies.

Not release specific

The "Installing the Cisco MDS 9509 Director in a Rack" section.

Installation of SFP transceivers

Added instructions for installation and removal of SFP transceivers and cables.

Not release specific

The "Removing, Installing, and Verifying Supervisor, Switching, and Services Modules" section.

Additional UK power cable

Added United Kingdom power cable
BS89/13, BS 1363/A, for use with 1900-W power supply.

Not release specific

The "Power Cords" section.

Caching Services Module (CSM)

Added virtualization services for reallocating physical resources as virtual resources.

1.3(1)

The "32-Port 2-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module" section.

Telco and EIA Shelf Bracket Kit

Allowed single-user installation and installation in a telco rack.

Not release specific

The "Cisco MDS 9000 Family Telco and EIA Shelf Bracket" section.

Advanced Services Module (ASM)

Added support for up to 32 Fibre Channel ports, provided distributed intelligent storage services, and enabled virtualization.

1.2(2a)

The "32-Port Fibre Channel Advanced Services Module" section.

Console port to modem Connection

Added support for connecting the console port on the Cisco MDS 9500 Series to a modem.

1.2(2a)

The "Connecting to the Console Port" section.

COM1 port to modem Connection

Added support for connecting the COM1 port on the Cisco MDS 9500 Series to a modem.

1.2(1a)

The "Connecting to the COM1 Port" section.

Gigabit Ethernet and CWDM SFP transceivers

Added support for Gigabit Ethernet/Fibre Channel SFP transceivers and CWDM SFP transceivers.

1.1(1a)

The "Supported Transceivers" section.

8-port IP Storage Services (IPS-8) module

Provided FCIP services and iSCSI services capability in an 8-port Gigabit Ethernet module.

1.1(1a)

The "IP Storage Services Modules" section.

Cisco MDS 9506 Director

Added the Cisco MDS 9506 Director, a multilayer Fibre Channel switch that supports up to six modules.

1.1(1a)

This guide.

16-port Fibre Channel module

Added 16-port Fibre Channel hot-swappable switching module for use with the Cisco MDS 9500 Series.

1.0(2a)

The "Switching Modules" section.

32-port Fibre Channel module

Added 32-port Fibre Channel hot-swappable switching module for use with the Cisco MDS 9500 Series.

1.0(2a)

The "Switching Modules" section.

Cisco MDS 9509 Switch

Added the Cisco MDS 9509 Director, a multilayer Fibre Channel switch that supports up to nine modules.

1.0(2a)

This guide.