Cisco MDS 9000 18/4-Port Multiservice Module

Protect Your Storage Investment

The Cisco MDS 9000 18/4-Port Multiservice Module delivers multiprotocol and distributed multiservice convergence offering:

  • High-performance SAN extension and disaster recovery solutions
  • Intelligent fabric services
  • Cost-effective multiprotocol connectivity

The module offers 18 4-Gbps Fibre Channel ports and 4 Gigabit Ethernet IP storage services ports. Supported in the Cisco MDS 9200 Series Switches and MDS 9500 Series Directors, it delivers significant investment protection.

Product highlights include:

  • Integrated hardware-based virtual fabric isolation with virtual SANs (VSANs) and Fibre Channel routing with inter-VSAN routing
  • Remote SAN extension with high-performance Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP)
  • Long distance over Fibre Channel with extended buffer-to-buffer credits
  • Multiprotocol and mainframe support (Fibre Channel, FCIP, Small Computer System Interface over IP [iSCSI], and IBM Fibre Connection [FICON])
  • IPv6 capability
  • Platform for intelligent fabric applications such as Storage Media Encryption, Data Mobility Manager, FICON XRC Acceleration, and EMC Recoverpoint
  • Supported without limitation in MDS 9200 and 9500 Series chassis

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