Deploy a flexible, intelligent SAN for your virtualized data center with the Cisco MDS 9506 Multilayer Director. This director-class SAN switch is designed for small, mission-critical environments, and helps you meet server virtualization challenges such as:
The Cisco MDS 9506 Multilayer Director helps you meet these challenges with:
Using the Cisco MDS 9506 Multilayer Director, you can easily connect a Cisco MDS-based SAN infrastructure to large converged networks with multihop FCoE. In addition, the operating system and management interface are the same as for all other Cisco data center switches.
This SAN switch lets you consolidate highly virtualized servers and high-end storage in a SAN, with up to 192 Fibre Channel ports of 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gbps in one chassis.
The Cisco MDS 9506 Multilayer Director offers intelligence for heterogeneous environments with:
Cisco Data Center Network Manager offers end-to-end virtual-machine-aware path analytics and trending, to help you simplify management of your data center virtual infrastructure.
|Cisco MDS SAN-OS Software Release 3.0(1) or later|
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Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Software Release 5.2 runs on Cisco MDS 9000 Switches.
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