The Cisco MDS 9513 Multilayer Director is a high-performance, protocol-independent, director-class SAN switch that meets stringent enterprise data center storage requirements. Compatible with all generations of Cisco MDS 9000 switching modules, it provides high availability, scalability, security, and transparent integration of intelligent features.
The Cisco MDS 9513 Multilayer Director helps you meet server virtualization challenges such as:
You can easily connect a Cisco MDS-based SAN infrastructure to large converged networks with multihop Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). In addition, the operating system and management interface are the same as for all other Cisco data center switches.
With the Cisco MDS 9513 Multilayer Director, you can consolidate highly virtualized servers and high-end storage in a SAN. The Cisco MDS 9513 supports up to 528 high-performance 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gbps Fibre Channel ports in one chassis.
This SAN switch 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.
|Software compatibility||Cisco MDS SAN-OS Software Release 3.0(1) or later
Note: MDS 9513 Crossbar Switching Fabric3 Module requires Cisco NX-OS Software Release 5.2 or beyond
|Reliability and availability||
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Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Software Release 5.2 runs on Cisco MDS 9000 Switches.
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