Cisco MDS 9200 Series Multiservice Switches License

Cisco MDS 9200 Series Multiservice Switches

Cisco MDS 9200 Series Multiservice Switches

Improve Business Continuance

Cisco MDS 9200 Series Multiservice Switches improve business continuance by delivering state-of-the-art multiprotocol and distributed multiservice convergence. They offer high-performance SAN extension and disaster-recovery solutions, intelligent fabric services, and cost-effective multiprotocol connectivity for both open systems and mainframe environments.

MDS 9200 Series

Models in this Series

  • Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch
  • Cisco MDS 9222i Multiservice Modular Switch
  • Cisco MDS 9216 Multilayer Fabric Switch
  • Cisco MDS 9216i Multilayer Fabric Switch
  • Cisco MDS 9216A Multilayer Fabric Switch

Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch

Product Overview

The Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch, the next generation of the highly flexible, industry‑leading, proven Cisco MDS 9200 Series Multiservice Switches, is an optimized platform for deploying high-performance SAN extension solutions, distributed intelligent fabric services, and cost-effective multiprotocol connectivity for both open systems and mainframe environments. With a compact form factor and advanced capabilities normally available only on director-class switches, the Cisco MDS 9250i is an ideal solution for departmental and remote branch-office SANs as well as in large-scale SANs in conjunction with the Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director.

The Cisco MDS 9250i offers up to forty 16-Gbps Fibre Channel ports, two 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet IP storage services ports, and eight 10 Gigabit Ethernet Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) ports in a fixed two-rack-unit (2RU) form factor. The Cisco MDS 9250i connects to existing native Fibre Channel networks, protecting current investments in storage networks. The Cisco SAN Extension over IP application package license is enabled as standard on the two fixed 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet IP storage services ports, enabling features such as Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) and compression on the switch without the need for additional licenses. Also, using the eight 10 Gigabit Ethernet FCoE ports, the Cisco MDS 9250i platform attaches to directly connected FCoE and Fibre Channel storage devices and supports multitiered unified network fabric connectivity directly over FCoE.

Cisco MDS 9200 Series Multiservice

Cisco MDS 9222i Multiservice Modular Switch

Product Overview

The Cisco MDS 9222i Multiservice Modular Switch, the next generation of the highly flexible, industry‑leading, proven Cisco MDS 9200 Series Multilayer Switches, is an optimized platform for deploying high‑performance SAN extension solutions, distributed intelligent fabric services, and cost-effective multiprotocol connectivity for both open systems and mainframe environments. With a compact form factor, modularity, and advanced capabilities normally available only on director-class switches, the Cisco MDS 9222i is an ideal solution for departmental and remote branch-office SANs.

Sharing a consistent architecture with the Cisco MDS 9500 Series Multilayer Directors, the Cisco MDS 9222i offers 18 4-Gbps Fibre Channel ports and 4 1-Gigabit Ethernet IP storage services ports as standard in a fixed slot plus a modular expansion slot to host optional Cisco MDS 9000 Family switching and services modules. The SAN Extension over IP application package license is enabled as standard on the 4 fixed Gigabit Ethernet IP storage services ports, enabling features such as Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) and compression on the switch without the need for additional licenses.

As the storage network continues to expand, the Cisco MDS 9000 Family switching or service module installed in the expansion slot can be removed from the Cisco MDS 9222i modular switch and migrated to Cisco MDS 9500 Series Multilayer Directors, providing high flexibility, smooth migration, common sparing, and outstanding investment protection.

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