Cisco MDS 9148S DS-C9148S-12PK9 16G Switch

CISCO Part #/MPN: DS-C9148S-12PK9

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Interface Types: Fibre Channel - External HSSDC DB9, SFP

U Height: 1U

Cisco MDS 9148S DS-C9148S-12PK9 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch with 12 enabled ports - Brand New

Cisco MDS 9148S DS-C9148S-12PK9 16 Gb Multilayer Fabric Switch with 12 enabled ports - Brand New

Cisco® MDS 9148S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch

Product Overview
The Cisco® MDS 9148S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch (Figure 1) is the next generation of the highly reliable, flexible, and low-cost Cisco MDS 9100 Series switches. It combines high performance with exceptional flexibility and cost effectiveness. This powerful, compact one rack-unit (1RU) switch scales from 12 to 48 line-rate 16 Gbps Fibre Channel ports.

The Cisco MDS 9148S is excellent for:

  • A standalone SAN in small departmental storage environments
  • A top-of-the-rack switch in medium-sized redundant fabrics
  • An edge switch in enterprise data center core-edge topologies

The Cisco MDS 9148S is powered by Cisco NX-OS and Cisco Prime™ Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) software. It delivers advanced storage networking features and functions with ease of management and compatibility with the entire Cisco MDS 9000 Family portfolio for reliable end-to-end connectivity.

High Performance and Flexibility at Low Cost
Up to 48 autosensing Fibre Channel ports are capable of speeds of 2, 4, 8, and 16 Gbps, with 16 Gbps of dedicated bandwidth for each port. The base switch model comes with 12 ports enabled, and can be upgraded as needed with the 12-port Cisco MDS 9148S On-Demand Port Activation license to support configurations of 24, 36, or 48 enabled ports. Only the Cisco MDS 9148S scales from 12 to 48 high-performance Fibre Channel ports in a single 1RU form factor.

High-Availability Platform for Mission-Critical Deployments
In environments in which downtime is intolerable, the Cisco MDS 9148S offers In-Service Software Upgrades (ISSU). This means that Cisco NX-OS Software can be upgraded while the Fibre Channel ports carry traffic. The Cisco MDS 9148S includes dual redundant hot-swappable power supplies and fan trays, PortChannels for Inter-Switch Link (ISL) resiliency, and F-port channeling for resiliency on uplinks from a Cisco MDS 9148S operating in NPV mode. New hardware based slow port detection and recovery provide enhanced performance and monitoring capability.

Simplified Storage Management with Sophisticated Diagnostics
The Cisco MDS 9148S offers built-in storage network management and SAN plug-and-play capabilities. All features are available through a command-line interface (CLI) or Cisco Prime DCNM for SAN Essentials Edition, a centralized management tool. Cisco DCNM task-based wizards simplify management of single or multiple switches and fabrics. For virtual infrastructure, it manages the entire path: from the virtual machine and switch to the physical storage. The Cisco MDS 9148S also supports PowerOn Auto Provisioning (POAP) to automate software image upgrades and configuration file installation on newly deployed switches. Additionally, it provides intelligent diagnostics, protocol decoding, network analysis tools, and Cisco Call Home for added reliability, faster problem resolution, and reduced service costs.

Intelligent Network Services and Advanced Traffic Management
The Cisco MDS 9148S uses virtual SAN (VSAN) technology for hardware-enforced, isolated environments within a physical fabric. It offers access control lists (ACLs) for hardware-based, intelligent frame processing. Advanced traffic management features, such as fabricwide quality of service (QoS) and Inter-VSAN Routing (IVR), are included in the optional Cisco MDS 9000 Family Enterprise Package. QoS prioritizes application data traffic for better and more predictable network service. Zone-based QoS simplifies configuration and administration by using the familiar zoning concept. IVR facilitates resource sharing across VSANs without compromising scalability, reliability, availability, and network security.

Comprehensive Network Security Framework
An extensive set of innovative and powerful security features and functions is available with the optional Cisco MDS 9000 Family Enterprise Package. It offers fabricwide, per-VSAN role-based authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) services using RADIUS, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), Microsoft Active Directory (AD), and TACACS+. It also deploys VSAN fabric isolation, intelligent, port-level packet inspection, Fibre Channel Security Protocol (FC-SP) host-to-switch and switch-to-switch authentication, Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), Secure Shell Version 2 (SSHv2), and Simple Network Management Protocol Version 3 (SNMPv3) implementing Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). Other security features include control-plane security, hardware-enforced zoning, broadcast zones, and management access.

Features and Benefits

  • Common software across all platforms - Reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by using Cisco NX-OS and Cisco Prime DCNM for consistent provisioning, management, and diagnostic capabilities across the fabric.
  • PowerOn Auto Provisioning - Automate deployment and upgrade of software images.
  • Smart zoning - Reduce consumption of hardware resources and administrative time needed to create and manage zones.
  • Intelligent diagnostics/Hardware based slow port detection - Enhance reliability, speed problem resolution, and reduce service costs by using Fibre Channel ping and traceroute to identify exact path and timing of flows, as well as Cisco Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) and Remote SPAN (RSPAN) and Cisco Fabric Analyzer to capture and analyze network traffic.
  • Virtual output queuing - Help ensure line-rate performance on each port by eliminating head-of-line blocking.
  • High-performance ISLs - Optimize bandwidth utilization by aggregating up to 16 physical ISLs into a single logical PortChannel bundle with multipath load balancing.
  • In-Service Software Upgrades - Reduce downtime for planned maintenance and software upgrades.

MDS 9148S Switch
Model NumberDS-C9148S-12PK9
SubtypeFibre Channel
  • Fixed configuration with 48 ports of 16-Gbps Fibre Channel
  • Available in a 12-port configurable base or as a bundle with all 48 ports enabled
  • Enable incremental ports on the 12-port base model, with the 12-port On-Demand Activation license
  • Performance
  • Port speed: 2/4/8/16-Gbps autosensing with 16 Gbps of dedicated bandwidth per port
  • Buffer credits: Up to 256 for a group of 4 ports, with a default of 64 buffer credits per port and a maximum of 253 buffer credits for a single port in the group
  • PortChannel: Up to 16 physical links
  • Protocols
  • FC-PH, Revision 4.3 (ANSI INCITS 230-1994)
  • FC-PH, Amendment 1 (ANSI INCITS 230-1994/AM1-1996)
  • FC-PH, Amendment 2 (ANSI INCITS 230-1994/AM2-1999)
  • FC-PH-2, Revision 7.4 (ANSI INCITS 297-1997)
  • FC-PH-3, Revision 9.4 (ANSI INCITS 303-1998)
  • FC-PI, Revision 13 (ANSI INCITS 352-2002)
  • FC-PI-2, Revision 10 (ANSI INCITS 404-2006)
  • FC-PI-3, Revision 4 (ANSI INCITS 460-2011)
  • FC-PI-4, Revision 8 (ANSI INCITS 450-2008)
  • FC-PI-5, Revision 6 (ANSI INCITS 479-2011)
  • FC-FS, Revision 1.9 (ANSI INCITS 373-2003)
  • FC-FS-2, Revision 1.01 (ANSI INCITS 424-2007)
  • FC-FS-2, Amendment 1 (ANSI INCITS 424-2007/AM1-2007)
  • FC-FS-3, Revision 1.11 (ANSI INCITS 470-2011)
  • FC-LS, Revision 1.62 (ANSI INCITS 433-2007)
  • FC-LS-2, Revision 2.21 (ANSI INCITS 477-2011)
  • FC-SW-2, Revision 5.3 (ANSI INCITS 355-2001)
  • FC-SW-3, Revision 6.6 (ANSI INCITS 384-2004)
  • FC-SW-4, Revision 7.5 (ANSI INCITS 418-2006)
  • FC-SW-5, Revision 8.5 (ANSI INCITS 461-2010)
  • FC-GS-3, Revision 7.01 (ANSI INCITS 348-2001)
  • FC-GS-4, Revision 7.91 (ANSI INCITS 387-2004)
  • FCP, Revision 12 (ANSI INCITS 269-1996)
  • FCP-2, Revision 8 (ANSI INCITS 350-2003)
  • FCP-3, Revision 4 (ANSI INCITS 416-2006)
  • FCP-4, Revision 2b (ANSI INCITS 481-2011)
  • FC-SB-2, Revision 2.1 (ANSI INCITS 349-2001)
  • FC-SB-3, Revision 1.6 (ANSI INCITS 374-2003)
  • FC-SB-3, Amendment 1 (ANSI INCITS 374-2003/AM1-2007)
  • FC-SB-4, Revision 3.0 (ANSI INCITS 466-2011)
  • FC-SB-5, Revision 2.00 (ANSI INCITS 485-2014)
  • FC-BB-6, Revision 2.00 (ANSI INCITS 509-2014)
  • FC-BB-2, Revision 6.0 (ANSI INCITS 372-2003)
  • FC-BB-3, Revision 6.8 (ANSI INCITS 414-2006)
  • FC-BB-4, Revision 2.7 (ANSI INCITS 419-2008)
  • FC-BB-5, Revision 2.0 (ANSI INCITS 462-2010)
  • FC-VI, Revision 1.84 (ANSI INCITS 357-2002)
  • FC-SP, Revision 1.8 (ANSI INCITS 426-2007)
  • FC-SP-2, Revision 2.71 (ANSI INCITS 496-2012)
  • FAIS, Revision 1.03 (ANSI INCITS 432-2007)
  • FAIS-2, Revision 2.23 (ANSI INCITS 449-2008)
  • FC-IFR, Revision 1.06 (ANSI INCITS 475-2011)
  • FC-FLA, Revision 2.7 (INCITS TR-20-1998)
  • FC-PLDA, Revision 2.1 (INCITS TR-19-1998)
  • FC-Tape, Revision 1.17 (INCITS TR-24-1999)
  • FC-MI, Revision 1.92 (INCITS TR-30-2002)
  • FC-MI-2, Revision 2.6 (INCITS TR-39-2005)
  • FC-MI-3, Revision 1.03 (INCITS TR-48-2012)
  • FC-DA, Revision 3.1 (INCITS TR-36-2004)
  • FC-DA-2, Revision 1.06 (INCITS TR-49-2012)
  • FC-MSQS, Revision 3.2 (INCITS TR-46-2011)
  • Fibre Channel classes of service: Class 2, Class 3, and Class F
  • Fibre Channel standard port types: E, F and FL
  • Fibre Channel enhanced port types: SD, ST, and TE
  • In-band management using IP over Fibre Channel (RFC 2625)
  • IPv6, IPv4, and Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) over Fibre Channel (RFC 4338)
  • Extensive IETF-standards-based TCP/IP, SNMPv3, and remote monitoring (RMON) MIBs
  • FC-AL, Revision 4.5 (ANSI/INCITS 272-1996)#
  • FC-AL-2, Revision 7.0 (ANSI/INCITS 332-1999)#
  • FC-AL-2, Amendment 1 (ANSI/INCITS 332-1999/AM1-2003)#
  • FC-AL-2, Amendment 2 (ANSI/INCITS 332-1999/AM2-2006)#
  • Reliability and availability
  • ISSU
  • Hot-swappable, dual redundant power supplies
  • Hot-swappable fan tray with integrated temperature and power management
  • Hot-swappable SFP+ optics
  • Passive backplane
  • Stateful process restart
  • Any port configuration for PortChannels
  • Fabric-based multipathing
  • Per-VSAN fabric services
  • Port tracking
  • VRRP for management connections
  • Online diagnostics
  • Network ManagementAcess methods
  • Out-of-band 10/100/1000 Ethernet port
  • RS-232 serial console port
  • USB (Software support to be enabled in a future release)

  • Access protocols
  • CLI using the console and Ethernet ports
  • SNMPv3 using the Ethernet port and in-band IP over Fibre Channel access
  • Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S)

  • Distributed device alias service
    Network security
  • Per-VSAN RBAC using RADIUS and TACACS+-based authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) functions
  • SFTP
  • SSHv2 implementing AES
  • SNMPv3 implementing AES

  • Management applications
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI
  • Cisco Prime DCNM
  • Programming interfaces
  • Scriptable CLI
  • Cisco Prime DCNM web services API
  • Physical dimensions (HxWxD)
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 1.72 x 17.16 x 16.34 in. (4.37 x 43.59 x 41.50 cm), 1RU
  • Rack-mountable in standard 19-inch Electronic Industries Alliance [EIA] rack
  • Weight of fully configured chassis: 19.84 lb (9 kg)
  • Power
  • Power supply: 300W AC (2 per switch)
  • Power cord: Notched C15 socket connector connecting to C16 plug on power supply
  • AC input: 100 to 240V AC (10% range)
  • Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz (nominal)
  • Maximum power consumption:
    • 100W (on base model config running 16G 100% traffic load at 25C)
    • 125W (on fully populated config running 16G 100% traffic load at 25C)
  • Airflow: back to front (toward ports)
  • 200 linear feet per minute (LFM) through system fan assembly
  • Cisco recommends maintaining a minimum air space of 2.5 in. (6.4 cm) between walls and chassis air vents and a minimum horizontal separation of 6 in. (15.2 cm) between two chassis to prevent overheating
  • Temperature range
  • Temperature, ambient operating: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
  • Temperature, ambient non-operating and storage: -40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C)
  • Relative humidity, ambient (noncondensing) operating: 10 to 90%
  • Relative humidity, ambient (noncondensing) non-operating and storage: 10 to 95%
  • Altitude, operating: -197 to 6500 ft (-60 to 2000m)
  • Approvals and compliance
  • Safety compliance
  • CE Marking
  • UL 60950
  • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950
  • EN 60950
  • IEC 60950
  • TS 001
  • AS/NZS 3260
  • IEC60825
  • EN60825
  • 21 CFR 1040
  • EMC compliance
  • FCC Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
  • ICES-003 Class A
  • EN 55022 Class A
  • CISPR 22 Class A
  • AS/NZS 3548 Class A
  • VCCI Class A
  • EN 55024
  • EN 50082-1
  • EN 61000-6-1
  • EN 61000-3-2
  • EN 61000-3-3
  • Fabric services
  • Name server
  • Registered State Change Notification (RSCN)
  • Login services
  • Fabric Configuration Server (FCS)
  • Public loop
  • Broadcast
  • In-order delivery
  • Advanced functions
  • VSAN
  • IVR
  • PortChannel with multipath load balancing
  • Flow-based and zone-based QoS

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