Cisco DS-X97-SF1-K9, CMUCAD3BAA, 68-4835-03, 800-38790-01, MDS 9700 Series Supervisor-1 Module
Main Features and Benefits
The Cisco MDS 9700 Series Supervisor-1 Module offers numerous benefits.
The Cisco MDS 9700 Series Supervisor-1 Module is designed to meet the requirements of the largest data center storage environments and combines industry-leading scalability and performance, intelligent SAN services, nondisruptive software upgrades, stateful process restart and failover, and fully redundant operation for a new standard in director-class SAN switching.
The combination of the Cisco MDS 9700 Series Supervisor-1 module, Cisco MDS 9700 48-Port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module, and Cisco Fabric-1 crossbar switching modules enables up to 1.5 Tbps of Fibre Channel throughput between modules in each direction for each payload slot in the Cisco MDS 9700 Series director switches. This per-slot bandwidth is twice the bandwidth needed to support a 48-port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel module at full line rate. The Cisco MDS 9700 Series 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.
The Cisco MDS 9700 Series Supervisor-1 Module and Cisco MDS 9700 Series Multilayer Directors were designed from the beginning for high availability. In addition to meeting the basic requirement of nondisruptive software upgrades, the Cisco MDS 9700 Series software architecture offers availability. The Cisco MDS 9700 Series Supervisor-1 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 helps ensure stateful failover with no disruption of traffic.