Cisco MDS 9509 Multilayer Director
Mfg Part #: DS-C9509
Part of the Cisco MDS 9500 Series, the Cisco MDS 9509 Multilayer Director elevates the standard for director-class switches. Providing industry-leading availability, scalability, security, and management, the Cisco MDS 9509 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 9509 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 9509 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 9509 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 9509 combines nondisruptive software upgrades, stateful process restart/failover, and full redundancy of all major components for best-in-class availability. Supporting up to 336 Fiber Channel ports in a single chassis, up to 1008 Fiber Channel ports in a single rack, and 1.4 Tbps of internal system bandwidth, the Cisco MDS 9509 is designed to meet the requirements of large data center storage environments.
TCO driven design
The Cisco MDS 9509 offers advanced management tools for overall lowest 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 multilayer architecture of the Cisco MDS 9500 Series facilitates a consistent feature set over a protocol-independent switch fabric. The Cisco MDS 9509 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
Provides 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.
Integrated Cisco Storage Media Encryption (SME) as distributed fabric service
Supported on the Cisco MDS 18/4-Port Multiservice Module, Cisco SME encrypts data at rest on heterogeneous tape drives and virtual tape libraries (VTLs) in a SAN environment using secure IEEE standard Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit algorithms. Cisco MDS 18/4-port multiservice module helps ensure ease of deployment, scalability, and high availability by using innovative technology to transparently offer Cisco SME capabilities to any device connected to the fabric without the need for reconfiguration or rewiring. Cisco SME provisioning is integrated into the Cisco Fabric Manager; no additional software is required. Cisco SME key management can be provided by either the Cisco Key Management Center (KMC) or with RSA key manager for the datacenter from RSA, the security division of EMC.
Open platform for intelligent storage applications
It provides 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)
It enables deployment of large-scale multisite 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
Supports 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. CUP (Control Unit Port) support enables in-band management of Cisco MDS 9000 family switches from the mainframe management console.
Comprehensive security framework
Supports 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.
Provides 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.
Unified SAN management
The Cisco MDS 9509 includes built-in storage network management with all features available through a command-line interface (CLI) or Cisco Fabric Manager, a centralized management tool that simplifies management of multiple switches and fabrics. Integration with third party storage management platforms allows seamless interaction with existing management tools.
Cisco TrustSec fiber channel link encryptionProduct Highlights
It delivers transparent, hardware-based, line-rate encryption of Fiber Channel data between any Cisco MDS 9000 Family 8-Gbps modules.
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|Manufacturer Part #||DS-C9509|
|Manufacturer UPC #||0746320759678|
|Cost Central Item #||10918858|
|Product Description||Cisco MDS 9509 Multilayer Director - Switch - rack-mountable|
|Enclosure Type||Rack-mountable 14U|
|Approximate Dimensions (WxDxH)||17.3 in x 18.4 in x 24.5 in|
|Approximate Weight||55.1 lbs|
|Enclosure Type||Rack-mountable - 14U|
Expansion / Connectivity
|Expansion Slots||9 (total) / 9 (free) x expansion slot|
|Installed Modules Qty (Max)||0 (installed) / 9 (max)|
|Power Device||Internal power supply - hot-plug|
|Installed Qty||0 (installed) / 2 (max)|
Dimensions & Weight
|Approximate Width||17.3 in|
|Approximate Depth||18.4 in|
|Approximate Height||24.5 in|
|Approximate Weight||55.1 lbs|
|Min Operating Temperature||32 °F|
|Max Operating Temperature||104 °F|
|Humidity Range Operating||10 - 90%|
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