CISCO DS-C9710, CMMKB00ARA, MDS 9710, Multilayer Director
The MDS 9710 offers the following features:
? Outstanding: The combination of the 16-Gbps, 32-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module and Cisco Fabric-1 crossbar switching modules enables up to 1.5 terabits per second (Tbps) of front-panel Fibre Channel throughput between modules in each direction for each of the eight MDS 9710 payload slots. Based on central arbitration and a crossbar fabric, the MDS 9710 architecture provides 32-Gbps line-rate, nonblocking, predictable performance for all traffic conditions for every port in the chassis.
? High availability: Get best-in-class availability. The MDS 9710 is the first director-class switch in which all major components, even the fabric card, are redundant. Obtain grid redundancy with the power supply and 1+1 redundant supervisors, and add another fabric card to enable N+1 fabric redundancy (16G).
The 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: Power the largest storage environments with up to 24 Tbps of Fibre Channel bandwidth. A single chassis delivers 384 2/4/8-Gbps, 4/8/16-Gbps, 8/16/32-Gbps or 10-Gbps full line-rate autosensing Fibre Channel ports, and a single rack supports up to 1152 Fibre Channel ports.
? Intelligent network services: Migrate your SAN islands to enterprisewide storage networks with VSAN technology, access control lists (ACLs) for hardware-based intelligent frame processing, and fabricwide quality of service (QoS).
? Integrated hardware-based VSANs and Inter-VSAN Routing (IVR): Integration of VSANs into port-level hardware allows any port in a system or fabric to be partitioned to any VSAN. Deliver line-rate routing between any ports in a system or fabric without the need for external routing appliances.
? Intelligent storage services: Interoperability with intelligent service capabilities on other Cisco MDS 9000 Family platforms and the intelligent services switch provides services such as acceleration of storage applications for data replication, backup, and data migration to hosts and targets.
? Smart zoning: Efficiently provision hardware access control entries specified by the zone set. Match smart zones to applications, application clusters, hypervisor clusters, or other data center entities. Avoid superfluous entries that allow servers (initiators) to talk to other servers or storage devices (targets) to talk to other storage devices. You’ll gain larger zones with multiple initiators and targets without consuming excessive hardware resources. Automate zoning tasks and avoid creating many small zones.
? Virtual machine transparency: Deterministic hardware performance and a comprehensive feature set allow virtual machines to have the same SAN attributes as a physical server. On a per-virtual machine basis, the Cisco NX-OS Software offers VSANs, QoS policies, access control, performance monitoring, and data protection to promote the scalability and mobility of virtual machines. Cisco Prime™ Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) provides end-to-end visibility all the way from the virtual machine down to the storage resource, with resource allocation, performance measurements, and predictions available on a per-virtual machine basis to enable rapid troubleshooting in mission-critical virtualized environments.
? Comprehensive security: In addition to support for services such as VSANs, hardware-enforced zoning, ACLs, per-VSAN role-based access control (RBAC), and Cisco TrustSec® Fibre Channel link encryption, Cisco MDS 9700 Series Multilayer Directors support a comprehensive security framework consisting of RADIUS and TACACS+, Fibre Channel Security Protocol (FC-SP), Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol, and Simple Network Management Protocol Version 3 (SNMPv3). Cisco TrustSec Fibre Channel link encryption delivers transparent, hardware-based 16-Gbps or 32-Gbps line-rate encryption of Fibre Channel data in addition to 10-Gbps line-rate encryption.
? Unified SAN management: The MDS 9700 Series includes built-in storage network management with all features available through a command-line interface (CLI) or Cisco Prime DCNM, a centralized management tool that simplifies management of unified fabrics. DCNM supports integration with third-party storage management applications to allow transparent interaction with existing management tools. DCNM supports federation of up to 10 DCNM servers to manage up to 150,000 devices using a single management pane.
Sophisticated diagnostics: Intelligent diagnostics, protocol decoding, network analysis tools and the Cisco Call Home capability give you reliability, faster problem resolution, and reduced service costs. Starting with Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Release 6.2, the Cisco Generic Online Diagnostics (GOLD) framework replaces the Cisco Online Health Management System (OHMS) diagnostic framework on the new MDS 9700 Series chassis. GOLD is a suite of diagnostic tools that you can use to verify that hardware and internal data paths are operating properly. It offers boot-time diagnostics, continuous monitoring, standby fabric loopback tests, and on-demand and scheduled tests. Enable the rapid fault isolation and system monitoring that are critical in today's continuously operating environments.
? Multiprotocol architecture: A multilayer architecture enables a consistent feature set over a protocol-independent switch fabric. The MDS 9710 transparently integrates Fibre Channel, FCoE, and FICON.
? 2/4/8-Gbps, 4/8/16-Gbps, 8/16/32-Gbps, 10-Gbps Fibre Channel, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet: The 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 both open-systems and FICON environments. The MDS 9710 also supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet clocked optics carrying Fibre Channel traffic. The MDS 9710 supports 4/8/16/32-Gbps on the Cisco MDS 9700 48-Port 32-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module.
? FICON: The MDS 9710 is mainframe ready and supports for IBM System z FICON and Linux environments.
? Multihop FCoE: Extend connectivity from FCoE and Fibre Channel fabrics to FCoE and Fibre Channel storage devices.
? SAN Extension FCIP support: The Cisco MDS 9000 24/10-Port SAN Extension Module is supported on MDS 9700 Series Multilayer Directors. With 24 line-rate 2/4/8/10/16-Gbps Fibre Channel ports and eight 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet FCIP ports, this module enables deployment of large and scalable SAN extension solutions.