Cisco MDS 9506 Multilayer Director
Mfg Part #: DS-C9506
Part of the Cisco MDS 9500 Series, the Cisco MDS 9506 Multilayer Director elevates the standard for director-class switches. Providing industry-leading availability, scalability, security, and management, the Cisco MDS 9506 allows you to deploy high performance storage-area networks with lowest total cost of ownership. Layering a rich set of intelligent features onto a high performance, protocol agnostic switch fabric, the Cisco MDS 9506 Multilayer Directors addresses the stringent requirements of large data center storage environments: uncompromising high availability, security, scalability, ease of management, and seamless integration of new technologies.
The Cisco MDS 9506 Multilayer Director was designed from the ground up for high availability. Beyond meeting the basic requirements of non-disruptive software upgrades and redundancy of all critical hardware components, the Cisco MDS 9506 software architecture offers an unparalleled level of availability. The Cisco MDS 9500 Supervisor Module has the unique ability to automatically restart failed processes, making it exceptionally robust. In the rare event that a Supervisor Module is reset, complete synchronization between the active and standby Supervisor Modules ensures stateful failover with no disruption to traffic.
Scalability and availability
The Cisco MDS 9506 combines non-disruptive software upgrades, stateful process restart/failover, and full redundancy of all major components for best-in-class availability. Supporting up to 192 Fiber Channel ports in a single chassis, up to 1152 Fiber Channel ports in a single rack, the Cisco MDS 9506 is designed to meet the requirements of large data center storage environments.
The Cisco MDS 9506 provides high port density in a small footprint, saving valuable data center floor space. The seven-rack-unit chassis allows up to six Cisco MDS 9506 multilayer directors in a standard rack, maximizing the number of available Fiber Channel ports.
The Cisco MDS 9506 offers advanced management tools for overall low TCO. It includes VSAN technology for hardware-enforced, isolated environments within a single physical fabric for secure sharing of physical infrastructure, further decreasing TCO.
The Cisco MDS 9506 transparently integrates Fiber Channel, IBM Fiber Connection (FICON), Small Computer System Interface over IP (iSCSI), and Fiber Channel over IP (FCIP) in one system.
Intelligent network services
Provide integrated support for VSAN technology, access control lists (ACLs) for hardware-based intelligent frame processing, and advanced traffic-management features such as Fiber Channel Congestion Control (FCC) and fabric-wide quality of service (QoS) to enable migration from SAN islands to enterprise-wide storage networks.
Open platform for intelligent storage applications
Provide the intelligent services necessary for hosting and/or accelerating storage applications such as network-hosted volume management, data migration and backup.
Integrated hardware-based VSANs and Inter-VSAN Routing (IVR)
Enable deployment of large-scale multi-site and heterogeneous SAN topologies. Integration into port-level hardware allows any port within a system or fabric to be partitioned into any VSAN. Integrated hardware-based inter-VSAN routing provides line-rate routing between any ports within a system or fabric without the need for external routing appliances
Advanced FICON services
Support 1/2/4-Gbps FICON environments, including cascaded FICON fabrics, VSAN-enabled intermix of mainframe and open systems environments, and N-port ID virtualization for mainframe Linux partitions.
Comprehensive security framework
Support RADIUS and TACACS+, Fiber Channel Security Protocol (FC-SP), Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol and Simple Network Management Protocol Version 3 (SNMPv3) implementing Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), VSANs, hardware-enforced zoning, ACLs, and per-VSAN role-based access control.
Provide intelligent diagnostics, protocol decoding, and network analysis tools as well as integrated call home capability for added reliability, faster problem resolution, and reduced service costs.
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|Manufacturer Part #||DS-C9506|
|Manufacturer UPC #||0746320759685|
|Cost Central Item #||11193116|
|Product Description||Cisco MDS 9506 Multilayer Director - Switch - rack-mountable|
|Enclosure Type||Rack-mountable 7U|
|Approximate Dimensions (WxDxH)||17.4 in x 21.8 in x 12.2 in|
|Approximate Weight||46.1 lbs|
|Enclosure Type||Rack-mountable - 7U|
Expansion / Connectivity
|Expansion Slots||6 (total) / 6 (free) x expansion slot|
|Installed Modules Qty (Max)||0 (installed) / 6 (max)|
|Power Device||Internal power supply - hot-plug|
|Installed Qty||0 (installed) / 2 (max)|
Dimensions & Weight
|Approximate Width||17.4 in|
|Approximate Depth||21.8 in|
|Approximate Height||12.2 in|
|Approximate Weight||46.1 lbs|
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