Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Software Release 6.2

A Single Operating System Across the Data Center

Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Software supports enhanced Fibre Channel (FC) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) options, unified management, and new fabric services for Cisco MDS 9000 Family products and Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches. It can enable high performance and scalability, superior reliability, and intelligence across a LAN and SAN in large, virtualized data centers.

Features and Capabilities

Flexibility and Scalability

  • Common operating system across all platforms in the data center simplifies operations and management
  • Support for 16-Gbps FC
  • Multi-protocol support—FC, FCoE, IBM Fibre Connection (FICON), iSCSI, and FC over IP (FCIP) — delivers superior flexibility
  • Fabric applications support a variety of storage services, including virtualization, data protection, acceleration, migration, and replication, and others
  • A software architecture with non-disruptive software upgrades, stateful process failover, and other features support high availability and reliability
  • Comprehensive network security features support access control, authorization, encryption, port security, and more

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