IBM Storage Networking MDS 9000 Family 32 Gbps 48

IBM Japan Hardware Announcement
JG17-0041, dated May 16, 2017
IBM Storage Networking MDS 9000 Family 32
Gbps 48-port Fibre Channel Switching Module
delivers predictable performance and scalability
with innovative capabilities to enable private and
virtualized data centers
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Overview
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Overview
With 768 industry-leading line-rate 32 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) ports per director,
the 32 Gbps 48-port Fibre Channel Switching Module (feature code 3649) meets the
high-performance needs for flash and NVMe over FC workloads. These needs are
met through innovative services like VM awareness, on-board FC analytics engine,
E and F port diagnostics, integrated VSANs, Inter-VSAN Routing (IVR), and port
channels. This switching module delivers a full-duplex, aggregate performance of
1536 Gbps making it an ideal choice for high-speed 32 Gbps storage subsystems, 32
Gbps Inter-Switch Links (ISLs), high-performance virtualized servers, and all-flash
and NMVe arrays.
In addition, 32 Gbps shortwave and longwave SFP+ transceivers are now available
for ordering on MDS 9700 Series Multilayer Directors.
Key prerequisites
Cisco MDS 9700 48-Port 32 Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module supports all
features and functions listed, and requires Cisco MDS NX-OS 8.1.(1), or later.
For supported server models, operating systems levels, and attachment capabilities,
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Planned availability date
May 26, 2017
Description
The Cisco MDS 9700 48-Port 32 Gbps FC Switching Module enables administrators
to scale and consolidate SAN deployments with fewer hardware components. SAN
administrators can consolidate workloads from hundreds of high-performance virtual
machines and scale them with incremental updates as your SAN grows, all while
protecting your existing investment.
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Cisco MDS 9700 ships with a in-built analytics engine that can analyze realtime Fibre Channel exchanges and report on various metrics in depth, providing
comprehensive and timely monitoring of any potential performance issues among
SAN edge devices. The onboard network processing unit (NPU) of the 32G module
enables IO level metrics to be computed at every switch. The NPU can monitor all
flows on all ports at the line rate. Every exchange passing through the 32G ASIC
is examined by the NPU to determine flow metrics like exchange completion time,
maximum outstanding exchanges, data access latency, read/write IOPS, throughput,
LUN access pattern (sequential and random), and IO block sizes.
Cisco MDS 9700 is hot-swappable and compatible with 4, 8, 16, and 32 Gbps FC
interfaces, and also supports hot-swappable, enhanced small form-factor pluggable
(SFP+) transceivers. Individual ports can be configured with 8, 16, or 32 Gbps SFP
+ transceivers. Each port supports 500 buffer credits for exceptional extensibility
without requiring additional licensing.
The 32 Gbps FC switching module also provides existing features such as predictable
performance, high availability, advanced traffic management capabilities, integrated
VSAN and IVR, resilient high-performance ISLs, hardware-assisted slow drain
support, comprehensive security frameworks, sophisticated diagnostics, and fault
detection and isolation of errored packets.
The Cisco MDS 9700 48-Port 32 Gbps FC Switching Module delivers:
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Outstanding SAN performance: The combination of the 32 Gbps FC switching
module and the Fabric-1 crossbar switching modules enables up to 1.5 Tbps
of FC throughput between the modules in each direction for each payload slot
in the Cisco MDS 9700 Series Multilayer Director. The Cisco MDS 9700 Series
architecture, which is based on central arbitration and a crossbar fabric, provides
32 Gbps line-rate, nonblocking, predictable performance across all traffic
conditions for every port in the chassis.
High availability: The Cisco MDS 9700 Series director switches provide
outstanding availability and reliability. They are the industry's first director-class
switches to be considered mission-critical because they enable redundancy on all
major components, including the fabric card. They also provide grid redundancy
on the power supply and 1+1 redundant supervisors. Users can add a fabric card
to enable N+1 fabric redundancy at 16 Gbps FC speed.
Industry-leading scalability: Cisco MDS 9700 Series director switches
combine industry-leading scalability with performance to meet the needs of even
the largest data center storage environments. Cisco MDS 9700 Series Directors
can support both Cisco MDS 9700 48-Port 16 Gbps FC Switching Modules and
Cisco MDS 9700 48-Port 32 Gbps FC Switching Modules in the same chassis,
enabling compatibility to the existing install base.
Intelligent network services: VSAN technology, access control lists (ACLs) for
hardware-based intelligent frame processing, and fabric-wide Quality of Service
(QoS) enable migration from SAN islands to enterprise-wide storage networks.
Fibre Channel Redirect (FC-Redirect): FC-Redirect infrastructure provides
the ability to redirect a flow to a specific service engine in the fabric to deliver
intelligent services such as Data Mobility Manager and I/O accelerator.
Integrated hardware-based VSANs and IVR: VSANs are integrated into portlevel hardware so that any port in a system or fabric can be assigned to any
VSAN. The IVR provides line-rate routing between any ports in a system or fabric
without external routing appliances.
Intelligent storage services: Cisco MDS 9700 Series director switches operate
with intelligent service capabilities on other Cisco MDS 9000 Family platforms to
provide services such as acceleration of storage applications for data replication
and backup.
Smart Zoning: When the Smart Zoning feature is enabled, Cisco MDS 9700
Series fabrics provision the hardware access control entries specified by the
zone set more efficiently. This helps to avoid superfluous entries that may
allow servers (initiators) to talk to other servers, or allow storage devices
(targets) to talk to other storage devices. This feature makes larger zones with
multiple initiators and multiple targets feasible without excessive consumption
of hardware resources. Smart zones can correspond to applications, application
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clusters, hypervisor clusters, or other data center entities, saving the time that
administrators previously spent creating many small zones and enabling the
automation of zoning tasks.
Virtual machine transparency: The Cisco MDS 9700 Series provides
deterministic hardware performance and a comprehensive feature set that
enables virtual machines to have the same SAN attributes as a physical server.
On a per-virtual machine basis, Cisco NX-OS Software offers VSANs, QoS
policies, access control, performance monitoring, and data protection to promote
the scalability and mobility of virtual machines.
Comprehensive security: Cisco MDS 9700 Series devices support services
including VSANs, hardware-enforced zoning, ACLs, per-VSAN role-based
access control (RBAC), and Cisco TrustSec Fibre Channel link encryption. Its
comprehensive security framework consists 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). The Cisco TrustSec Fibre Channel link encryption delivers transparent,
hardware-based 32 Gbps line-rate AES 128-bit encryption of FC data on 32 Gbps
FC switching modules.
Resilient high-performance ISLs: Cisco MDS 9700 Series 32 Gbps FC
switching modules support high-performance ISLs consisting of 32 Gbps secure
FC. FC switching modules also offer the PortChannel technology for added
scalability and resilience. Administrators can group up to 16 links spanning
any port on any module in a chassis into a logical link. Administrators can
also allocate up to 8191 buffer-to-buffer credits to a single FC port, providing
industry-leading extension of storage networks to up to 4000 km at 4 Gbps,
2000 km at 8 Gbps, 1000 km at 16 Gbps and 500 km at 32 Gbps while
maintaining full link utilization. The Cisco MDS 9700 Series switch architecture
helps ensure that frames are never reordered within a switch leading to optimal
application performance as end devices never have to spend resources to reorder the frames.
Sophisticated diagnostics: Cisco MDS 9700 48-Port 32 Gbps FC Switching
Modules deliver intelligent diagnostics, protocol decoding, E diagnostics and
network analysis tools along with an integrated Cisco Call Home capability for
added reliability, faster problem resolution, and reduced service costs.
Compatibility: Cisco MDS 9700 48-Port 32 Gbps FC Switching Modules can coexist with previous generation modules supported on the Cisco MDS 9700 Series
Director.
Investment protection: Cisco MDS 9700 48-Port 32 Gbps FC Switching
Modules can be easily inserted into an existing MDS 9700 Series Director without
any operational impact. Existing 16 Gbps customers can seamlessly move
to 32 Gbps speeds without having the need to do a forklift upgrade. Multiple
generations of speeds (16 Gbps FC, 10 Gbps FCoE, 40 Gbps FCoE, and now 32
Gbps FC) are supported on the same chassis providing customers unprecedented
investment protection on their existing install base.
When using 32 Gbps line cards with 32 Gbps optics, the recommended fabric
modules per chassis is six. If the customer wants to partially upgrade or doesn't
want to upgrade at all, the number of Fabric Modules needed according to ports
running at 32 Gbps performance is as follows:
Number of ports
Number of fabric
modules needed
Restrictions
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Other 24 ports shut down
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Other 16 ports shut down
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Other 8 ports shut down
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No restrictions
Lower total cost of ownership with SAN consolidation
With the exponential growth of data in today's business environment, organizations
need to deploy large-scale SANs in the most efficient and cost-effective ways. To
meet scalability requirements while managing the total cost of ownership, Cisco MDS
9700 Series directors offer the following:
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Industry-leading port densities of line-rate 32-Gbps Fibre Channel ports per
chassis
1.5Tbps Fibre Channel performance per slot
Up to 48 Tbps front-panel Fibre Channel line-rate, nonblocking, system-level
switching
Exceptional capabilities with intelligent fabric services
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VSANs for consolidating individual physical SAN islands while maintaining logical
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IVR for sharing resources across VSANs
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Built-in network processing unit for inline analytics
These features enable the consolidation of an organization's data assets into fewer,
larger, and more manageable SANs, reducing the hardware footprint and associated
capital and operating expenses.
Enterprise-class availability
The Cisco MDS 9700 Series was specifically designed from the beginning for high
availability and mission critical environments. Cisco MDS 9700 goes beyond meeting
the basic requirements of nondisruptive software upgrades and redundancy of all
critical hardware components.
Virtual machine-aware SAN deployment
The growing adoption of server virtualization in data centers increases the number
of hosts attached to the SAN, places higher workloads on the SAN, and requires
more storage, thereby increasing the need for SAN services.
Advanced traffic management
The following advanced traffic management capabilities are integrated into every
Cisco MDS 9700 48-Port 32 Gbps FC Switching Module to help simplify deployment
and optimization of large-scale fabrics:
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The virtual output queue (VOQ) helps ensure line-rate performance on each port,
independent of traffic pattern, by eliminating head-of-line blocking.
Up to 8191 buffer-to-buffer credits can be assigned to any individual port for
optimal bandwidth utilization across distances.
PortChannels enable up to 16 physical ISLs to be aggregated into a single logical
bundle, providing optimized bandwidth utilization across all links. The bundle can
be a mix of any port from any module in the chassis to ensure that the bundle
can remain active in the event of a module failure.
Fabric Shortest Path First (FSPF)-based multipathing provides the intelligence to
load-balance across up to 16 equal-cost paths and dynamically reroute traffic in
the event of a switch failure.
QoS helps manage bandwidth and control latency to prioritize critical traffic and
is available on every port.
Lossless, network-wide, in-order delivery guarantee assures that frames can
never be reordered within a switch. This guarantee extends across the entire
multi-switch fabric, assuming that the fabric is stable and no topology changes
are made.
Advanced diagnostics and troubleshooting tools
The Cisco MDS 9700 Series integrates proactive diagnostics, tools to verify
connectivity and route latency, and to capture and analyze traffic, simplifying the
management of large-scale storage networks. The power-on self-test (POST) and
online diagnostics provide proactive health monitoring. Starting with Cisco MDS
9000 NX-OS release 6.2, the powerful Cisco Generic Online Diagnostics (GOLD)
framework replaces the Cisco Online Health Management System (OHMS) diagnostic
framework on the Cisco MDS 9700 Series Multilayer Director chassis. Cisco GOLD
is a suite of diagnostic facilities that verify whether the hardware and internal data
paths are operating as designed. Boot-time diagnostics, continuous monitoring,
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standby fabric loopback tests, and on-demand and scheduled tests are part of the
Cisco GOLD feature set. This industry-leading diagnostics subsystem enables the
rapid fault isolation and continuous system monitoring, both of which are critical in
today's continuously operating environments.
Integrated hardware functions enable diagnostic capabilities, such as Fibre Channel
traceroute to identify the exact path and timing of flows, and the Cisco Switched
Port Analyzer (SPAN) and Remote SPAN (RSPAN) to intelligently capture network
traffic. The captured Fibre Channel traffic can be analyzed with the embedded
Cisco Fabric Analyzer. Comprehensive port-based and flow-based statistics enable
sophisticated performance analysis and service-level agreement (SLA) accounting.
Comprehensive solution for robust security
Addressing the need for stringent security in storage networks, the Cisco MDS
9700 Series 32 Gbps FC line card offers an extensive security framework to protect
the highly sensitive data crossing today's enterprise networks. The Cisco MDS
9700 Series employs intelligent packet inspection at the port level, including the
application of ACLs for hardware enforcement of zones, VSANs, and advanced port
security features. VSANs are used to achieve higher security and greater stability by
providing complete isolation of devices that are connected to the same physical SAN.
IVR enables controlled sharing of resources between VSANs. In addition, FC-SP1
provides switch-to-switch and host-to-switch Diffie-Hellman Challenge Handshake
Authentication Protocol (DH-CHAP) authentication supporting RADIUS or TACACS
+ to ensure that only authorized devices access protected storage networks. Cisco
TrustSec Fibre Channel link encryption, available on the Cisco MDS 9700 Series 32
Gbps modules, enables you to transparently encrypt ISLs at up to line-rate speeds
to provide an additional layer of protection for traffic within and between data
centers. The Cisco MDS 9700 Series supports a fabric binding feature that helps
ensure that ISLs are enabled only between specified switches in the fabric binding
configuration.
Integrated mainframe support
The Cisco MDS 9700 Series is mainframe-ready with full support for IBM System z
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FICON and Linux environments. The Cisco MDS 9700 Series supports transport
of the FICON protocol in both cascaded and noncascaded fabrics, and also supports
an intermix of FICON and open systems Fibre Channel Protocol traffic on the same
switch.
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MDS 9700 48-port 32 Gbps FC Module, Bundle, and SFP+ options available
for ordering
48port 32Gbps FC Module (#3649): This feature provides a Cisco MDS 9700 48Port 32 Gbps FC Switching Module. This module is hot swappable and compatible
with 4, 8, 16, and 32 Gbps FC interfaces and also supports hot-swappable enhanced
SFP+ transceivers. Individual ports can be configured with 8, 16, or 32 Gbps SFP+
transceivers.
48-port 32 Gbps Module Bundle (#3645): This feature provides a Cisco MDS
9700 48-Port 32 Gbps FC Switching Module and forty-eight 16 Gbps shortwave SFP+
transceivers, all bundled in one feature code.
FC 32Gb SW SFP+ (#5632): This feature provides one shortwave SFP+
transceiver designed to provide 32 Gbps Fibre Channel connections at distances up
to 35 meters while using the appropriate 50.0/125 micrometer fiber optic cable,
distances up to 15 meters while using the appropriate 62.5/125 micrometer fiber
optic cable, or up to 100 meters with the 50.0 micron OM3 cable.
FC 32Gb SW SFP+ - 4Pack (#5634): This feature provides four shortwave SFP
+ transceiver designed to provide 32 Gbps Fibre Channel connections at distances
up to 35 meters while using the appropriate 50.0/125 micrometer fiber optic cable,
distances up to 15 meters while using the appropriate 62.5/125 micrometer fiber
optic cable, or up to 100 meters with the 50.0 micron OM3 cable.
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FC 32Gb 10km LW SFP+ (#5640): This feature provides one longwave SFP
transceiver designed to provide 32 Gbps Fibre Channel connections at distances up
to 10 kilometers while using the appropriate 9 micron single mode fiber optic cable.
FC 32Gb 10km LW SFP+ - 4Pack (#5646): This feature provides four longwave
SFP transceiver designed to provide 32 Gbps Fibre Channel connections at distances
up to 10 kilometers while using the appropriate 9 micron single mode fiber optic
cable.
Product number
Description
Machine type
Model
Feature
48port 32Gbps
Module Bundle
9710
E06
3645
48port 32Gbps FC
Module
9710
E06
3649
FC 32Gb SW SFP+
9710
E06
5632
FC 32Gb SW SFP+
- 4Pack
9710
E06
5634
FC 32Gb 10km LW
SFP+
9710
E06
5640
FC 32Gb 10km LW
SFP+ - 4Pack
9710
E06
5646
Description
Machine type
Model
Feature
48port 32Gbps
Module Bundle
9710
E08
3645
48port 32Gbps FC
Module
9710
E08
3649
FC 32Gb SW SFP+
9710
E08
5632
FC 32Gb SW SFP+
- 4Pack
9710
E08
5634
FC 32Gb 10km LW
SFP+
9710
E08
5640
FC 32Gb 10km LW
SFP+ - 4Pack
9710
E08
5646
Description
Machine type
Model
Feature
48port 32Gbps
Module Bundle
9710
E16
3645
48port 32Gbps FC
Module
9710
E16
3649
FC 32Gb SW SFP+
9710
E16
5632
FC 32Gb SW SFP+
- 4Pack
9710
E16
5634
FC 32Gb 10km LW
SFP+
9710
E16
5640
FC 32Gb 10km LW
SFP+ - 4Pack
9710
E16
5646
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