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 the technologies.
The Cisco MDS 9506 for IBM System Storage provides 24 to 192 Fiber channel ports-with up to 8 Gigabits per Second (Gbps) performance-and 4 to 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports for iSCSI or FCIP connectivity. With a high-availability design, it includes Virtual SAN (VSAN) capability for SAN consolidation into virtual SAN "islands" on a single physical fabric and comprehensive security for large enterprise SANs deployment. The director uses intelligent networking services to help simplify mainframe FICON and Fiber Channel SAN management and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO).
The Cisco MDS 9506 for IBM System Storage utilizes two supervisor-2 modules designed for high availability and performance. The supervisor-2 module combines an intelligent control module and a high-performance crossbar switch fabric in a single unit. It uses Fabric Shortest Path First (FSPF) multipath routing, which provides intelligence to load balance across a maximum of 16 equal-cost paths and to dynamically reroute traffic if a switch fails.
- Product Description Cisco MDS 9506 Multilayer Director - switch - rack-mountable
- Device Type Switch
- Enclosure Type Rack-mountable 7U
- Subtype Fibre Channel
- Features Modular design, hot swap module replacement, Syslog support, manageable
- Power AC 120/230 V
- Power Redundancy Yes
- Dimensions (WxDxH) 17.4 in x 21.8 in x 12.2 in
- Weight 123.46 lbs
- Manufacturer Warranty 1-year warranty