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Compare fabric switches for storage area networks. Cisco MDS 9200 Series Switches help enable multiprotocol, multiservice storage convergence, while Cisco MDS 9100 Series Switches deliver enterprise-class storage connectivity to small and midsize organizations.

9132T

9250i

9148S

9148T

9396S

9396T

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General

Ports (standard)8 x 4/8/16/32-Gbps20 x 2/4/8/16-Gbps FC
8 x 10-Gbps FCoE
2 x 1/10 GE
12 x
2/4/8/16-Gbps FC
24 x 4/8/16/32-Gbps FC48 x 2/4/8/16-Gbps FC48 x 4/8/16/32-Gbps
Ports (expansion)16-Port 32-Gbps expansion module to expand to 24 Ports. 8-Port license upgrade to 16 ports in base switch and up to 32 ports with expansion moduleLicense upgrade to 40 x 16-Gbps FCLicense upgrade in 12-port increments up to 48 portsLicense upgrade in 8-port increments up to 48 portsLicense upgrade in 12-port increments up to 96 portslicense upgrade in 16-port increments up to 96 ports
Form factorSemi-modularFixedFixedFixedFixedSemi-modular
Expansion slots1----3
Supported interface modulesCisco MDS M9XT-FC1632 16-Port 32-Gbps Fibre Channel Port Expansion Module----Cisco MDS M9XT-FC1632 16-Port 32-Gbps Fibre Channel Port Expansion Module
Smart storage services-FCIP, Cisco MDS 9000 I/O Accelerator
with a software license, Cisco Data Mobility Manager with a software license
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Advanced traffic management: VSAN, IVR, up to 16 links for port channelsyesYesYesYesYesyes
Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)NoYesNoNoNoNo
iSCSINoYesNoNoNoNo
FICON supportNoYesNoNoNoNo
Air flowBi-directional airflowFront to backBack to frontBi-directional airflowBi-directional airflowBi-directional airflow
Physical dimensions
(H x W x D)
1.72 x 17.3 x 20.11 in. (4.37 x 43.94 x 51.08 cm)3.84 x 17.22 x 21.40 in. (9.75 x 43.74 x 54.36 cm)1.72 x 17.16 x 16.34 in. (4.37 x 43.59 x 41.50 cm)1.72 x 17.3 x 22.3 in ( 4.37 x 43.94 x 56.64 cm)3.4 x 17.42 x 22.28 in. (8.64 x 44.25 x 56.59 cm)3.4 x 17.42 x 22.28 in. (8.64 x 44.25 x 56.59 cm)
Physical dimensions
(RU)
121122
Weight (fully configured)21.64 lb. (9.82 kg)22.4 lb. (10.16 kg)19.84 lb. (9.0 kg)18.73 lb. (8.3 kg)39.24 lb (17.8 kg)41.62 lb. (18.88 kg)

1Post-first customer ship (FCS)