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Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches Quick Reference Guide

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Updated:June 24, 2020

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Cisco® MDS 9700 Series 64-Gbps ready Directors

Cisco Model

Cisco MDS 9706
multilayer director

Cisco MDS 9710
multilayer director

Cisco MDS 9718
multilayer director

 

Cisco MDS 9706

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Configuration

Chassis with 4-linecard capacity

Chassis with 8-linecard capacity

Chassis with 16-linecard capacity

Maximum 2/4/8/10/16/32-Gbps Fibre Channel ports per chassis

192

384

768

Maximum 10-Gbps Fibre Channel over Ethernet FCoE) ports per chassis

192

384

768

Maximum 40-Gbps

FCoE ports per chassis

96

192

384

Chassis throughput

12.3Tbps

24.6Tbps

49.2Tbps

Maximum Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) ports per chassis

32x1/10 GE 8x40 GE

64x1/10 GE 16x40 GE

128x1/10 GE 32x40 GE

Port speed

2/4/8/10/16/32-Gbps Fibre Channel

1/10/40-Gbps FCoE

1/10/40-Gbps1 FCIP

Port modules and Cisco part numbers

48-port 4/8/16/32-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module

DS-X9648-1536K9

48-port 2/4/8/10/16-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module

DS-X9448-768K92

24-port 2/4/8/10/16-Gbps Fibre Channel, 8-port 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet for FCIP, and 2-port 40 Gigabit Ethernet1 for FCIP

DS-X9334-K9

24-port 40-Gbps FCoE module

DS-X9824-960K9

48-port 10-Gbps FCoE module

DS-X9848-480K9

Supervisor Modules

DS-X97-SF1-K9 / DS-X97-SF4-K9

DS-X97-SF1E-K9

Fabric Modules

DS-X9706-FAB1 or DS-X9706-FAB3

DS-X9710-FAB1 or DS-X9710-FAB3

DS-X9718-FAB1

Max/Min Fabric modules for 32G line rate performance

Minimum 3x Fabric-3 or 6x Fabric-1 modules

Minimum 3x Fabric-3 or 6x Fabric-1 modules

Minimum 6x Fabric-1 modules

Maximum Power Supplies

4

8

16

Rack Units

9

14

26

Chassis per Rack

3

2

1

Power Supplies

DS-CAC97-3KW= AC PSU, DS-CDC97-3KW= DC PSU, DS-CHV-3.5KW= HVDC PSU

Licensing

SAN Analytics license

Enterprise package license

DCNM Advanced license

Mainframe Package license3

IOA License for 24/10 Module

FICON certification

Yes

Yes

No

Common Features

Future readiness (64G FC ready)

Integrated SAN analytics4

NVMe/FC ready

Automation using Ansible, Restful API, Openstack

Virtual Machine awareness

Anti-counterfeit technology with secure boot

Native on-switch RESTAPI and Python interpreter

Multi-protocol support

Simplified Management

1 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports on the 24/10-SAN extension module will be enabled in the future
2 2: DS-X9448-768K9 is End of Sale as of Mar 2020
3 For MDS 9706 and MDS 9710 only
4 32G module only

Cisco MDS 9000 Series 32-Gbps Fabric Switches

Cisco Model

Cisco MDS 9132T 32G Multilayer Fabric Switch

Cisco MDS 9148T 32G Multilayer Fabric Switch

Cisco MDS 9396T 32G Multilayer Fabric Switch

 

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Configuratio006E

Semi-modular 1RU chassis; configurable to 8, 16, 24 or 32 ports

Fixed 1RU chassis; configurable to 24, 32, 40 or 48 ports

Fixed 2RU chassis; configurable to 48, 64, 80 or 96 ports

Ports

16x4/8/16/32-Gbps Fibre channel (line rate) base switch

16x4/8/16/32-Gbps Fibre channel (line rate) expansion module

48x4/8/16/32-Gbps Fibre channel (line rate) fixed switch

96x4/8/16/32-Gbps Fibre channel (line rate) fixed switch

Port speed

4/8/16/32-Gbps Fibre Channel sp

4/8/16/32-Gbps Fibre Channel sp

4/8/16/32-Gbps Fibre Channel sp

Port activation license

8/16-Port

8-Port

16-Port

Licensing

SAN Analytics license

Enterprise package license

DCNM Advanced license

Port Activation license

Features

Integrated SAN Analytics

Modular high availability

Autozone feature

NVMe/FC ready

Virtual Machine awareness

Extended BB_Credits (Upto 8270 per port / 8300 per port group)

Native on-switch REST API and PYTHON interpreter

FC Trustsec Link encryption

Power-On Auto Provisioning (POAP) and intelligent diagnostics

Cisco In-Service Software Upgrade(ISSU) and downgrade (ISSD)

Redundant hot-swappable power supplies and fan trays

Anti-counterfeit technology with secure boot

 

Cisco MDS 9000 Series 16-Gbps Fabric Switches

Cisco Model

Cisco MDS 9148S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch

Cisco MDS 9396S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch

Cisco MDS 9250i 16G Multiservice Fabric Switch

 

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Configuration

Fixed 1RU chassis; configurable to 12, 24, 36, or 48 ports enabled

Fixed 2RU chassis; configurable to 48, 60, 72, 84, or 96 ports enabled

Fixed 2RU chassis; configurable to 20 or 40 Fibre Channel ports enabled

Ports

48 x 2/4/8/16- Gbps Fibre Channel (line rate)

96 x 2/4/8/10/16- Gbps Fibre Channel (line rate)

20 x 2/4/8/16-Gbps Fibre Channel (line rate) with option to expand to 40

8x10 Gigabit Ethernet for FCoE

2 x 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet for FCIP and iSCSI (Internet Small Computer Systems Interface) gateway

Port speed

2/4/8/16-Gbps Fibre Channel

2/4/8/16-Gbps Fibre Channel and 10-Gbps Fibre Channel

2/4/8/16-Gbps Fibre Channel, 10-GEF CoE, and 1/10-GE FCIP and iSCSI (Internet Small Computer Systems Interface gateway)

Port activation license

12-Port

12-Port

20 x FC Ports only

License keys

Enterprise package license

DCNM Advanced license

Port Activation license

I/O Accelerator Services package5

Data Mobility Manager package5

Mainframe Package5

XRC Acceleration Package for IBM series z5

Features

Power-On Auto Provisioning (POAP) and intelligent diagnostics

High-performance Inter- Switch Links (ISLs) with multipath load balancing

Role-based AAA services to support regulatory requirements

Smart zoning and Virtual Output Queuing (VOQ)

Hardware-based slow-port detection and recovery

Native on-switch RESTAPI

Multi-protocol support

FICON certification5

Remote SAN extension using FCIP5

Intelligent fabric services: Cisco I/O Accelerator (IOA) 05

5 For MDS 9200 only

Cisco MDS 9000 Series Software License Packages

Licensed package

Features

SAN Analytics

This package includes features that enable On-board SAN Telemetry, SAN Insights DCNM visualization and SAN Telemetry Streaming to 3rd Party tools for Visualization. SAN Insights is included in DCNM advanced license when switches have SAN Analytics license installed.

Enterprise license

This package includes advanced traffic engineering and advanced security features for enterprise SANs like:

  Advanced traffic management
  Inter-VSAN Routing (IVR)
  Quality of Service (QoS)
  Extended buffer-to-buffer credits
  Security
  Switch-to-switch and host-to-switch authentication
  Port security
  VSAN-based access control
  IP Security (IPsec) for Internet Small Computer Systems Interface and FCIP
  Internet Key Exchange (IKE) digital certificates
  Fabric binding for Fibre Channel

Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) license

Data Center Network Manager is designed to help customers efficiently implement and manage next-generation virtualized data centers. It provides timely management support for data center hardware platforms and Cisco NX-OS Software innovations.

Cisco I/O Accelerator (IOA) license

IOA provides a fabric-based service to accelerate SCSI disk write and tape read and write I/O operations across Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) and WAN links. This license is applicable to MDS 9250i and 24/10 SAN Extension module only.

Mainframe license

This package includes features required in mainframe environments. FICON is an architecture for high- speed connectivity between mainframe and I/O devices

  VSAN for FICON and Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) intermode channel-to-channel operations
  FICON Control Unit Protocol (CUP)
  Fabric binding
  Switch cascading
  IBM Total Storage virtual tape server
  IBM Total Storage Extended Remote Copy (XRC)
  FICON native mode and native mixing operation
  Persistent FICON FCID assignment
  Port swapping for host channel cable connectors
  FICON tape acceleration

(This license is applicable to MDS 9706, MDS 9710 and MDS 9250i only.)

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