Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director

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Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director

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Manufacturer: Cisco
Part #: Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director
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Warranty: 90 Days

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Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director

The Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director is a director-class SAN switch designed for deployment in large-scale storage networks to enable enterprise clouds and business transformation. Layering a comprehensive set of intelligent features onto a high-performance, protocol-independent switch fabric, the Cisco MDS 9710 addresses the stringent requirements of large virtualized data center storage environments: uncompromising high availability, security, scalability, ease of management, and transparent integration of new technologies for extremely flexible data center SAN solutions. Sharing the same operating system and management interface with other Cisco data center switches, the Cisco MDS 9710 enables seamless deployment of unified fabrics with high-performance Fibre Channel, IBM Fibre Connectivity (FICON), and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) connectivity to achieve low total cost of ownership (TCO).

Product Highlights
The Cisco MDS 9710 offers the following main features:

  • 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 front-panel 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 9710 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 9710 provides outstanding availability and reliability. The Cisco MDS 9710 is the industry’s first director-class switch to enable redundancy on all major components, including the fabric card. It provides grid redundancy on the power supply and 1+1 redundant supervisors. Users can add additional fabric card to enable N+1 fabric redundancy. The Cisco MDS 9710 combines nondisruptive software upgrades, stateful process restart and failover, and full redundancy of all major components for best-in-class availability.
  • Industry-leading scalability: With up to 24 terabits per second (Tbps) of Fibre Channel system bandwidth and 384 2/4/8-Gbps, 4/8/16-Gbps or 10-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.
  • Multiprotocol architecture: The multilayer architecture of the Cisco MDS 9700 Series enables a consistent feature set over a protocol-independent switch fabric. The Cisco MDS 9710 transparently integrates Fibre Channel, FCoE and FICON.
    • 2/4/8-Gbps, 4/8/16-Gbps, 10-Gbps Fibre Channel and 10 Gigabit Ethernet: The Cisco MDS 9710 supports 2/4/8/16-Gbps and 10 Gbps ports on the Cisco MDS 9700 48-Port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module for deployment in both open systems and FICON environments. The Cisco MDS 9710 also supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet clocked optics carrying Fibre Channel traffic.
    • FICON: The Cisco MDS 9710 is mainframeready, with full support for IBM System z FICON and Linux environments.
    • Multihop FCoE: The Cisco MDS 9710 supports multihop FCoE, extending connectivity from FCoE and Fibre Channel fabrics to FCoE and Fibre Channel storage devices.
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    Part NumberProduct Description
    DS-C9710MDS 9710 Chassis, No Power Supplies, Fans Included
    DS-X97-SF1-K9MDS 9700 Series Supervisor-1
    DS-X9710-FAB1MDS 9710 Crossbar Switching Fabric-1 Module
    DS-CAC97-3KWMDS 9700 3000W AC power supply
    DS-CDC97-3KWMDS 9700 3000W DC power supply
    DS-X9448-768K948-Port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module
    DS-C9710-1K9MDS 9710 Base Config: Chassis, 2 Sup-1, 3 Fabric-1, 6 3K AC
    DS-C9710-1EK9MDS 9710 Enhanced Config: Chassis, 2 Sup-1, 6 Fabric-1, 8 3K AC
    DS-C9710-4BSK9MDS 9710 Bundle Config Chassis Sup-1 3 Fab-1 3 PS AC 3K 4 Modules 16G SFP+ Licenses Enterprise
    DS-C9710-4B8K9MDS 9710 Bundle Config Chassis Sup-1 3 Fab-1 3 PS AC 3K 4 Modules 8G SFP+ Licenses Licenses Enterprise
    DS-SFP-FC16G-SW16 Gbps Fibre Channel SW SFP+, LC
    DS-SFP-FC16G-LW16 Gbps Fibre Channel LW SFP+, LC
    DS-SFP-FC10G-SW10 Gbps Fibre Channel SW SFP+, LC
    DS-SFP-FC10G-LW10 Gbps Fibre Channel LW SFP+, LC
    DS-SFP-FC8G-SW8 Gbps Fibre Channel SW SFP+, LC
    DS-SFP-FC8G-LW8 Gbps Fibre Channel LW SFP+, LC
    DS-SFP-FC8G-ER8 Gbps Fibre Channel Extended Reach SFP+, LC
    SFP-10G-SR10GBASE-SR SFP Module
    SFP-10G-LR10GBASE-LR SFP Module
    SFP-10G-ER10GBASE-ER SFP Module
    DS-C9710=MDS 9710 Chassis, Spare, No Power Supplies, Fans Included
    DS-X97-SF1-K9=MDS 9700 Series Supervisor-1
    DS-X9710-FAB1=MDS 9710 Crossbar Switching Fabric-1 Module
    DS-CAC97-3KW=MDS 9700 3000W AC power supply
    DS-CDC97-3KW=MDS 9700 3000W DC power supply
    DS-C9710-FAN=MDS 9710 FAN Tray
    DS-X9448-768K9=48-Port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module
    DS-X9448768B8K9=MDS 9700 48-port 16Gbps FC Module + 48 8-Gbps SW SFP+, Spare
    DS-X9448768BSK9=MDS 9700 48-port 16Gbps FC Module + 48 16-Gbps SW SFP+, Spare
    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
    DS-SFP-FC8G-SW=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
    Specifications
    Chassis slot configuration• Line-card slots: 8
    • Supervisor slots: 2
    • Crossbar switching fabric slots: 6
    • Fan trays: 3 fan trays at the back of the chassis
    • Power supply bays: 8
    Switching capability per fabricNumber of Fabric CardsFront Panel Fibre Channel Bandwidth per SlotFCoE Bandwidth per Slot
    1256 Gbps220 Gbps
    2512 Gbps440 Gbps
    3768 Gbps660 Gbps
    41024 Gbps880 Gbps
    51280 Gbps1100 Gbps
    61536 Gbps1320 Gbps
    Performance and scalability• Up to 24-Tbps front-panel Fibre Channel switching bandwidth and 21Tbps of FCoE bandwidth
    • Supported Fibre Channel port speeds
    • 2/4/8-Gbps autosensing; optionally configurable
    • 4/8/16-Gbps autosensing; optionally configurable
    • 10-Gbps Fibre channel
    • Buffer credits: 48-port line-rate 16-Gbps advanced Fibre Channel modules:
    • Up to 500 per port (dedicated-mode ports) standard
    • Up to 4095 on an individual port (dedicated-mode ports with optional Cisco MDS 9700 Enterprise Package license activated)
    • Ports per chassis
    • Up to 384 2/4/8-Gbps, 4/8/16-,Gbps or 10-Gbps Fibre Channel ports
    • Ports per rack
    • Up to 1152 2/4/8-Gbps, 4/8/16-Gbps, or 10-Gbps Fibre Channel ports
    • PortChannel: Up to 16 ports (the channel can span any speed-matched port on any module in the chassis)
    Fabric Services• Name server
    • Registered State Change Notification (RSCN)
    • Login services
    • Fabric Configuration Server (FCS)
    • Broadcast
    • In-order delivery
    Advanced Functionality• VSAN
    • IVR
    • PortChannel with multipath load balancing
    • QoS-flow-based, zone-based
    • N_Port ID virtualization

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