Release 7.3 supports enhanced Fibre Channel (FC) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) connectivity, and new fabric services for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family of products. It can enable higher scalability, superior reliability, and simpler manageability on Cisco MDS platforms.
Release 7.3 supports 2-, 4-, 8-, 10-, and 16-Gbps Fibre Channel as well as 10-Gigabit and 40-Gigabit FCoE.
Multi-protocol support delivers superior flexibility. Examples include:
The software architecture provides non-disruptive software upgrades, stateful process failover, and other features so customers gain high availability and reliability.
Comprehensive network security features support access control, authorization, encryption, port security, and more.
Fabric applications support a variety of storage services, including virtualization, data protection, acceleration, migration and replication, among others