Cisco MDS 9700 48-Port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

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Cisco MDS 9700 48-Port Switching Module

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Cisco MDS 9700 48-Port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

The Cisco MDS 9700 48-Port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module deliver high performance and innovative features to enable convergence, scalability, and intelligence in large, virtualized data centers. With up to 384 line-rate 16-Gbps Fibre Channel ports per chassis, intelligent fabric services such as integrated VSANs, Inter-VSAN Routing (IVR), and PortChannels, the Cisco MDS 9700 48-Port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module (Figure 1) enables deployment of large, scalable, and virtualized data centers.

For the most demanding storage networking environments, the Cisco MDS 9700 48-Port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module delivers uncompromising performance. The 48-port 16-Gbps switching module delivers full-duplex aggregate performance of 768 Gbps, making this module well suited for attachment of high-performance 16-Gbps storage subsystems, 16-Gbps Inter-Switch Links (ISLs), and high-performance and virtualized servers.

The Cisco MDS 9700 48-Port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module enables you to consolidate SAN deployments with fewer hardware components, consolidate workloads from hundreds of virtual machines with performance, and scale with incremental updates as your SAN grows while protecting your existing investment. The Cisco MDS 9700 48-Port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module also provides Cisco VMpath technology, which enables advanced virtual machine-aware SAN provisioning and monitoring for virtualized data centers. With Cisco VMpath, you can monitor, manage, and control SAN resource allocation and performance on a per-virtual machine basis and map paths all the way from the server to storage, enabling end-to-end tracking of mission-critical workloads.

Cisco MDS 9700 Series Fibre Channel Switching Module is hot-swappable and compatible with 2/4/8-Gbps, 4/8/16-Gbps and 10-Gbps FC interfaces, and supports hot-swappable Enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) transceivers. MDS 9700 module also supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet clocked optics carrying 10Gbps Fibre Channel traffic. Individual ports can be configured with Cisco 16-Gbps, 8-Gbps, or 10-Gbps SFP+ transceivers. Each port supports 500 buffer credits for exceptional extensibility without requiring additional licensing. With the Cisco Enterprise Package, up to 4095 buffer credits can be allocated to an individual port, enabling full link bandwidth over long distances with no degradation in link utilization.

The 16-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module continues to provide previously available features such as predictable performance and high availability, advanced traffic management capabilities, integrated VSANs and IVR, resilient high-performance ISLs, comprehensive security frameworks, fault detection and isolation of errored packets, and sophisticated diagnostics.

Product Highlights

  • Outstanding SAN Performance: The combination of the 16-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module and the Fabric-1 crossbar switching modules enables up to 1.5 Tbps of Fibre Channel throughput between modules in each direction for each of the eight Cisco MDS 9710 payload slots. This per-slot bandwidth is twice the bandwidth needed to support a 48-port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel module at full line rate. Cisco MDS 9700 architecture, based on central arbitration and crossbar fabric, provides 16-Gbps line-rate, nonblocking, predictable performance across all traffic conditions for every port in the chassis.
  • High Availability: The Cisco MDS 9700 provides outstanding availability and reliability. The Cisco MDS 9710 is the industry’s first director-class switch to enables redundancy on all major components, including the Fabric Card. It provides Grid Redundancy on Power Supply and 1+1 redundant Supervisors. Users can add additional fabric card to enable N+1 Fabric Redundancy.
  • Industry-leading scalability: With up to 24 terabits per second (Tbps) of Fibre Channel system bandwidth and 384 2/4/8/16-Gbps full line-rate autosensing Fibre Channel ports in a single chassis or up to 1152 Fibre Channel ports in a single rack, the Cisco MDS 9710 leads the industry in scalability and is designed to meet the requirements of the largest data center storage environments.
  • Intelligent network services: VSAN technology, access control lists (ACLs) for hardware-based intelligent frame processing, and fabricwide quality of service (QoS) enable migration from SAN islands to enterprisewide storage networks.
    • Integrated hardware-based VSANs and IVR: Integration of VSANs into port-level hardware allows any port in a system or fabric to be partitioned to any VSAN. Integrated hardware-based IVR provides line-rate routing between any ports in a system or fabric without the need for external routing appliances.
    • Intelligent storage services: The Cisco MDS 9700 operates with intelligent service capabilities on other Cisco MDS 9000 Family platforms to provide services such as acceleration of storage applications for data replication and backup and data migration to hosts and targets attached to the Cisco MDS 9700.
    • Smart Zoning: When the Smart Zoning feature is enabled, Cisco MDS 9700 Series fabrics provision the hardware access control entries specified by the zone set more efficiently, avoiding the superfluous entries that would allow servers (initiators) to talk to other servers, or allow storage devices (targets) to talk to other storage devices. This feature makes larger zones with multiple initiators and multiple targets feasible without excessive consumption of hardware resources. Thus, smart zones can correspond to applications, application clusters, hypervisor clusters, or other data center entities, saving the time that administrators previously spent creating many small zones and enabling the automation of zoning tasks.
  • Virtual machine transparency: The Cisco MDS 9700 Series provides deterministic hardware performance and a comprehensive feature set that allows virtual machines to have the same SAN attributes as a physical server. On a per-virtual machine basis, the Cisco NX-OS Software offers VSANs, QoS policies, access control, performance monitoring, and data protection to promote the scalability and mobility of virtual machines. Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager provides end-to-end visibility from the virtual machine to the storage, with resource allocation, performance measurements, and predictions available on a per-virtual machine basis to enable rapid troubleshooting in mission-critical virtualized environments.
  • Comprehensive security: In addition to support for services such as VSANs, hardware-enforced zoning, ACLs, per-VSAN role-based access control (RBAC), and Cisco TrustSec® Fibre Channel link encryption, the Cisco MDS 9700 Series supports a comprehensive security framework consisting of RADIUS and TACACS+, Fibre Channel Security Protocol (FC-SP)1, Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol, and Simple Network Management Protocol Version 3 (SNMPv3). Cisco TrustSec®1 Fibre Channel link encryption delivers transparent, hardware-based 16-Gbps line-rate encryption of Fibre Channel data on 16-Gbps Fibre Channel switching modules in addition to 10-Gbps line-rate encryption.
  • Resilient High-Performance ISLs: The Cisco MDS 9700 Series 16-Gbps Fibre Channel switching modules support high-performance ISLs consisting of 16-Gbps or 10-Gbps secure Fibre Channel. Fibre Channel switching modules also offer PortChannel technology, with up to 16 links spanning any port on any module within a chassis grouped into a logical link for added scalability and resilience. Up to 4095 buffer-to-buffer credits can be assigned to a single Fibre Channel port, providing industry-leading extension of storage networks up to 4000 km at 2 Gbps, 2000 km at 4 Gbps, 1000 km at 8 Gbps, 500 km at 16 Gbps, or 680 km at 10 Gbps while maintaining full link bandwidth. The Cisco MDS 9700 Series switch architecture helps ensure that frames can never be reordered within a switch.
  • Sophisticated Diagnostics: The Cisco MDS 9700 48-Port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module provides intelligent diagnostics, protocol decoding, and network analysis tools as well as integrated Cisco Call Home capability for added reliability, faster problem resolution, and reduced service costs.
  • Advanced FICON Services1: The Cisco MDS 9710 is mainframe ready, with full support for FICON and Linux environments.

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Part Number Product Description
DS-X9448-768K9 48-Port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module
DS-SFP-FC16G-SW 16 Gbps Fibre Channel SW SFP+, LC
DS-SFP-FC16G-LW 16 Gbps Fibre Channel LW SFP+, LC
DS-SFP-FC10G-SW 10 Gbps Fibre Channel SW SFP+, LC
DS-SFP-FC10G-LW 10 Gbps Fibre Channel LW SFP+, LC
8 Gbps Fibre Channel SW SFP+, LC
DS-SFP-FC8G-LW 8 Gbps Fibre Channel LW SFP+, LC
DS-SFP-FC8G-ER 8 Gbps Fibre Channel Extended Reach SFP+, LC
Product compatibility Cisco MDS 9700 Series Multilayer Directors
Software compatibility Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Software Release 6.2.1 or later
Protocols • Fibre Channel standards
• FC-PH, Revision 4.3 (ANSI INCITS 230-1994)
• FC-PH, Amendment 1 (ANSI INCITS 230-1994/AM1-1996)
• FC-PH, Amendment 2 (ANSI INCITS 230-1994/AM2-1999)
• FC-PH-2, Revision 7.4 (ANSI INCITS 297-1997)
• FC-PH-3, Revision 9.4 (ANSI INCITS 303-1998)
• FC-PI, Revision 13 (ANSI INCITS 352-2002)
• FC-PI-2, Revision 10 (ANSI INCITS 404-2006)
• FC-PI-3, Revision 4 (ANSI INCITS 460-2011)
• FC-PI-4, Revision 8 (ANSI INCITS 450-2008)
• FC-PI-5, Revision 6 (ANSI INCITS 479-2011)
• FC-FS, Revision 1.9 (ANSI INCITS 373-2003)
• FC-FS-2, Revision 1.01 (ANSI INCITS 424-2007)
• FC-FS-2, Amendment 1 (ANSI INCITS 424-2007/AM1-2007)
• FC-FS-3, Revision 1.11 (ANSI INCITS 470-2011)
• FC-LS, Revision 1.62 (ANSI INCITS 433-2007)
• FC-LS-2, Revision 2.21 (ANSI INCITS 477-2011)
• FC-SW-2, Revision 5.3 (ANSI INCITS 355-2001)
• FC-SW-3, Revision 6.6 (ANSI INCITS 384-2004)
• FC-SW-4, Revision 7.5 (ANSI INCITS 418-2006)
• FC-SW-5, Revision 8.5 (ANSI INCITS 461-2010)
• FC-GS-3, Revision 7.01 (ANSI INCITS 348-2001)
• FC-GS-4, Revision 7.91 (ANSI INCITS 387-2004)
• FC-GS-5, Revision 8.51 (ANSI INCITS 427-2007)
• FC-GS-6, Revision 9.4 (ANSI INCITS 463-2010)
• FCP, Revision 12 (ANSI INCITS 269-1996)
• FCP-2, Revision 8 (ANSI INCITS 350-2003)
• FCP-3, Revision 4 (ANSI INCITS 416-2006)
• FCP-4, Revision 2b (ANSI INCITS 481-2011)
• FC-SB-2, Revision 2.1 (ANSI INCITS 349-2001)
• FC-SB-3, Revision 1.6 (ANSI INCITS 374-2003)
• FC-SB-3, Amendment 1 (ANSI INCITS 374-2003/AM1-2007)
• FC-SB-4, Revision 3.0 (ANSI INCITS 466-2011)
• FC-BB-2, Revision 6.0 (ANSI INCITS 372-2003)
• FC-BB-3, Revision 6.8 (ANSI INCITS 414-2006)
• FC-BB-4, Revision 2.7 (ANSI INCITS 419-2008)
• FC-BB-5, Revision 2.0 (ANSI INCITS 462-2010)
• FC-VI, Revision 1.84 (ANSI INCITS 357-2002)
• FC-SP, Revision 1.8 (ANSI INCITS 426-2007)
• FC-SP-2, Revision 2.71 (ANSI INCITS 496-2012)
• FAIS, Revision 1.03 (ANSI INCITS 432-2007)
• FAIS-2, Revision 2.23 (ANSI INCITS 449-2008)
• FC-IFR, Revision 1.06 (ANSI INCITS 475-2011)
• FC-FLA, Revision 2.7 (INCITS TR-20-1998)
• FC-PLDA, Revision 2.1 (INCITS TR-19-1998)
• FC-Tape, Revision 1.17 (INCITS TR-24-1999)
• FC-MI, Revision 1.92 (INCITS TR-30-2002)
• FC-MI-2, Revision 2.6 (INCITS TR-39-2005)
• FC-MI-3, Revision 1.03 (INCITS TR-48-2012)
• FC-DA, Revision 3.1 (INCITS TR-36-2004)
• FC-DA-2, Revision 1.06 (INCITS TR-49-2012)
• FC-MSQS, Revision 3.2 (INCITS TR-46-2011)
• Fibre Channel classes of service: Class 2, Class 3, and Class F
• Fibre Channel standard port types: E, F, FL, and B
• Fibre Channel enhanced port types: SD, ST, and TE
Cards, ports, and slots • 48 autosensing 2/4/8-Gbps or 4/8/16-Gbps Fibre Channel ports
• 48 10-Gbps Fibre Channel ports
Fabric services • Name server
• Registered State Change Notification (RSCN)
• Login services
• Fabric Configuration Server (FCS)
• Public loop
• Broadcast
• In-order delivery
Advanced functions • VSAN
• PortChannel with Multipath Load Balancing
• Flow-based and zone-based QoS
Diagnostics and troubleshooting tools • POST diagnostics
• Online diagnostics
• Internal port loopbacks
• Fibre Channel Traceroute
• Fibre Channel Ping
• Fibre Channel Debug
• Cisco Fabric Analyzer
• Syslog
• Online system health
• Port-level statistics
• Real-Time Protocol Debug
Network security • VSANs
• ACLs
• Fibre Channel zoning
• N-port Worldwide Name (WWN)
• N-port Fibre Channel ID (FC-ID)
• Fx-port WWN
• Fx-port WWN and interface index
• Fx-port domain ID and interface index
• Fx-port domain ID and port number
• Logical unit number (LUN)
• Fibre Channel Security Protocol (FC-SP) 1
• DH-CHAP switch-to-switch authentication
• DH-CHAP host-to-switch authentication
• Port Security and Fabric Binding
• Management access
• SSHv2 implementing Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
• SNMPv3 implementing AES
• Cisco TrustSec1 Fibre Channel Link Level Encryption
• SSHv2 implementing AES
FICON • FC-SB-3 compliant
• Cascaded FICON fabrics
• Intermix of FICON and Fibre Channel FCP traffic
• FICON Control Unit Port (CUP) management interface
Serviceability • Configuration file management
• Nondisruptive software upgrades for Fibre Channel interfaces
• Cisco Call Home
• Power-management LEDs
• Port beaconing
• System LED
• SNMP traps for alerts
• Network boot
Performance • Port speed: 2/4/8-Gbps and 4/8/16-Gbps autosensing, optionally configurable for 10-Gbps Fibre Channel
• Buffer credits: Up to 500 per port and up to 4095 on an individual port (with optional Cisco Enterprise Package license activated)
• PortChannel: Up to 16 ports
Supported Cisco optics, media, and transmission distances Speed
16-Gbps SW, LC, SFP+
16-Gbps SW, LC, SFP+
16-Gbps LW, LC, SFP+
10-Gbps SW, LC, SFP+
10-Gbps SW, LC, SFP+
10-Gbps LW, LC, SFP+
8-Gbps SW, LC, SFP+
8-Gbps SW, LC, SFP+
8-Gbps LW, LC, SFP+
8-Gbps ER, LC, SFP+
10-GbE SR, LC, SFP+
10-GbE LR, LC, SFP+
10-GbE ER, LC, SFP+
50/125-micron multimode
62.5/125-micron multimode
9/125-micron single-mode
50/125-micron multimode
62.5/125-micron multimode
9/125-micron single-mode
50/125-micron multimode
62.5/125-micron multimode
9/125-micron single-mode
9/125-micron single-mode
50/125-micron multimode
9/125-micron multimode
9/125-micron multimode
10 km
10 km
10 km
40 km
10 km
40 km
Reliability and availability • Hot-swappable module
• Hot-swappable SFP+ transceivers
• Online diagnostics
• Stateful Process Restart
• Nondisruptive Supervisor Failover
• Any module, any port configuration for PortChannels
• Fabric-based multipathing
• Per-VSAN fabric services
• Port Tracking
• Virtual Routing Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) for management
Network management • Access methods through Cisco MDS 9700 Series Supervisor Module
• Out-of-band 10/100/1000 Ethernet port (Supervisor-1)
• RS-232 serial console port
• In-band IP over Fibre Channel
• Access methods through Cisco MDS 9700 Series Fibre Channel Switching Module
• In-band FICON CUP over Fibre Channel
• Access protocols
• Command-line interface (CLI) through console and Ethernet ports
• SNMPv3 through Ethernet port and in-band IP over Fibre Channel access
• Distributed Device Alias service
• Network security
• Per-VSAN RBAC using RADIUS- and TACACS+-based authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) functions
• SSHv2 implementing AES
• SNMPv3 implementing AES
• Management applications
• Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI
• Cisco Fabric Manager
• Cisco Device Manager
Programming interfaces • Scriptable CLI
• Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager web services API
• Cisco Prime DCNM GUI
Environmental • Temperature, ambient operating: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
• Temperature, ambient nonoperating and storage: -40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C)
• Relative humidity, ambient (noncondensing) operating: 10 to 90%
• Relative humidity, ambient (noncondensing) nonoperating and storage: 10 to 95%
• Altitude, operating: -197 to 6500 ft (-60 to 2000m)
Physical dimensions • Dimensions (H x W x D): 1.75 x 15.9 x 21.8 in. (4.4 x 40.39 x 55.37 cm)
• Weight: 17 lb (7.71 kg)
Approvals and compliance • Regulatory compliance
• CE Markings per directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC
• Safety compliance
• UL 60950-1 Second Edition
• CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition
• EN 60950-1 Second Edition
• IEC 60950-1 Second Edition
• AS/NZS 60950-1
• GB4943 2001
• EMC compliance
• 47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
• AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
• CISPR22 Class A
• EN55022 Class A
• ICES003 Class A
• VCCI Class A
• EN61000-3-2
• EN61000-3-3
• KN22 Class A
• CNS13438 Class A
• EN55024
• EN300386
• KN24


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