Cisco MDS 9222i for IBM System Storage

Cisco MDS 9222i for IBM System Storage
High performance, flexible, scalable midrange and enterprise
multiservice switch designed to help you expand and adjust to
changing business needs
Cisco MDS 9222i for IBM System Storage
Cisco MDS 9222i for medium-sized
businesses and large enterprises
The Cisco MDS 9222i for
IBM System Storage™ is designed to
address the needs of medium-sized
Multiservice design with four SAN extension over IP ports and up to 66 Fibre Channel ports in
3U rack height
businesses and large enterprises with a
wide range of Storage Area Network
(SAN) capabilities. It can be used as a
cost-effective high performance SAN
extension over IP router switch for
Multiservice design for high
Excellent availability with
midrange SMB customers in support of
performance business continu­
redundant, hot swappable com­
IT simplification and business continuity
ity solutions with Windows®,
ponents and non-disruptive
solutions. It can also be used for
UNIX®, Linux®, NetWare®,
firmware upgrades
remote site device aggregation and
IBM OS/400® and IBM z/OS®
SAN extension connectivity to large
Includes Virtual SAN (VSAN)
customer data center directors.
capability for SAN consolidation
Cost-effective “green” switch
into virtual SAN islands on a
A wide range of IBM System Storage
design requires up to 27 per-
single physical fabric
mid-range and enterprise Storage Area
cent less power per port
Network (SAN) IT simplification and
Enterprise, Mainframe and
Modular design provides scala-
Fabric Manager Server
bility and configuration
Packages provide added intelli­
gence and value
business continuity solutions can be
created with the Cisco MDS 9222i for
Other Cisco MDS 9000 for System
the security, performance and manage­
IBM System Storage multiservice mod­
Storage switches may be added for
ability required to consolidate geo­
ular switch. IT simplification solutions
additional scalability.
graphically dispersed storage devices
for IBM System i™, System p™,
into a large enterprise SAN. Integrated
System x™ and System z™ servers
While the Cisco MDS 9222i is the
SAN Extension over IP capability helps
include storage consolidation and
foundation of medium-sized business
improve performance with FCIP
high-availability server clustering with
continuity solutions, it can also be con­
Compression, Write Acceleration and
IBM System Storage disk storage
figured as a component of global busi­
Tape Acceleration and helps improve
arrays. Business continuity capabilities
ness continuity solution for remote site
security with Inter-VSAN Routing for
can help businesses protect valuable
device aggregation for consolidated
FCIP. Administrators can use the Cisco
data with IBM System Storage tape
wide area network (WAN) connectivity
MDS 9222i to help address the needs
libraries and IBM Tivoli® Storage
to data center enterprise directors.
for high performance and reliability in
Manager data protection software.
Cisco MDS 9000 SAN-OS firmware
SAN environments ranging from
Advanced connectivity capabilities can
provides enterprise-class capabilities
midrange SMB SANs to very large,
help business protect against major dis­
such as virtual SANs (VSANs), Port
integrated global enterprise SANs.
asters with IBM System Storage disk
Channels, Quality of Service (QoS) and
metro and global mirroring disaster
security for deployment in this type of
Connectivity, compatibility and traffic
recovery solutions.
enterprise SAN solution. The Cisco
MDS 9222i includes SAN Extension
The Cisco MDS 9222i for IBM System
The Cisco MDS 9222i offers a cost-
over IP and FCIP InterVSAN routing
Storage includes eighteen 4 Gbps Fibre
effective initial building block for mid-
firmware which is designed to isolate
Channel ports, four GbE IP ports, SAN
sized business continuity solutions. Up
remote site and WAN link events from
Extension over IP Package for inte­
to sixteen servers can initially be con­
local site operations.
grated IP ports and one modular
nected to either a dual path disk stor­
expansion slot. The expansion slot
age array or tape library. One to four of
High performance and manageability
accepts one optional 12-, 24- and
the IP ports can be used for SAN
for SANs
48-port 4 Gbps Fibre Channel switch­
extension over IP to another Cisco
The Cisco MDS 9222i for IBM System
ing module, allowing the 9222i to sup­
MDS 9222i in a remote location. The
Storage provides 4, 2 and 1 Gbps Fibre
port up to 66 Fibre Channel ports. A
modular design enables up to forty-
Channel switch connectivity and intelli­
4-port 10 Gbps Fibre Channel module
eight additional servers to be attached
gent network services to help improve
is available for high performance Inter-
without taking the switch offline.
Switch Link (ISL) connections over
metro optical networks. The expansion
are designed to deliver sustained band­
per port group. Port bandwidth reserva­
slot also accepts one IP, Multiservice
width required to meet the performance
tion enables 1, 2 or 4 Gbps switching
18/4 or Storage Services Module. The
requirements of enterprise-class stor­
bandwidth to be flexibly dedicated
optional modules are designed for hot-
age and servers. Bandwidth is allocated
ports to meet a wide range of applica­
swap capability.
across four 6-port groups to provide
tion requirements. It is designed to pro­
24 Gbps of sustained link bandwidth
vide a collapsed core/edge solution
12-, 24- and 48-port switching modules:
per port group. Port bandwidth reserva­
which helps improve scalability and
Configuring the switch for the application
tion enables 1, 2 or 4 Gbps switching
reduce TCO. This module is designed
bandwidth to be dedicated to a port
to provide a low-cost means of attach­
The 12-port 4 Gbps Fibre Channel
including highest performance ISL
ing lower performance servers and
switching module is designed to
ports. The 24-port switching module is
storage subsystems to the high-
deliver high performance for the most
well suited for attaching high perform­
performance crossbar switch fabric
demanding storage networking applica­
ance servers and storage subsystems
without requiring ISL swappable fans,
tions. Autosensing 1, 2 and 4 Gbps
as well as to connect to other switches
VSANs for fault isolation, and
ports deliver up 96 Gbps of continuous
using ISL connections.
PortChannel for ISL resiliency.
up to 8 Gbps throughput per port. The
The 48-port 4 Gbps Fibre Channel
4-port switching module: Configuring the
12-port switching module is well suited
switching module is designed to
switch for metro business continuity
for attaching the highest performing
deliver an optimal balance of perform­
The 4-port 10 Gbps Fibre Channel
4 Gbps enabled servers and storage
ance and port density. Forty-eight
switching module is designed to
subsystems as well as connecting to
autosensing 1, 2 and 4 Gbps ports are
deliver high bandwidth links for metro
other switches using 4 Gbps ISL
designed to deliver sustained band­
business continuity solutions. The mod­
width required to meet a wide range of
ule delivers up to 96 Gbps of continu­
performance requirements for a mixture
ous aggregate bandwidth. The module
The 24-port 4 Gbps Fibre Channel
of SMB and enterprise-class storage
uses hot-swappable X2 form-factor
switching module is designed for high
and servers. Bandwidth is allocated
pluggable, SC type transceivers.
performance storage networking appli­
across four 12-port groups to provide
Individual ports can be configured with
cations. It provides a balance between
24 Gbps of sustained link bandwidth
shortwave X2 or longwave X2 optical
aggregate bandwidth, which provides
performance and scalability. Twenty-
transceivers for connectivity up to
four autosensing 1, 2 and 4 Gbps ports
10 kilometers. The module is well suited
for ISL links between data centers
across metro optical networks.
Multiservice support and traffic
connectivity to shared storage pools
and network-hosted storage applica­
management features
and FCIP for secure metro and global
tions based upon proposed Fabric
The unique architecture of the Cisco
connectivity between data centers.
Application Interface Standard (FAIS)
MDS 9222i for IBM System Storage
allows integration of new transport pro­
APIO may be offered by ISVs. IBM sup­
Storage network applications
port for these ISV applications is limited
tocols for greater flexibility. For example,
The Storage Services Module, based
to IBM System Storage Proven™
the 9222i is designed to support Fibre
upon the 32-port 2 Gbps Switching
Networking Solutions. This feature
Channel, Internet SCSI (iSCSI) and
Module, is a highly specialized feature
helps expand the portfolio of
Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP).
which provides intelligent storage serv­
IBM System Storage Proven
ices in addition to 1, 2 and 4 Gbps
business continuity solutions.
IP and Multiservice 18/4 Module fea­
Fibre Channel switching. All Fibre
tures offer Gigabit Ethernet ports for
Channel ports must be populated with
For the most current IBM System
iSCSI or FCIP connectivity, software
shortwave or longwave SFP transceiver
Storage Proven application information,
configurable on a port-by-port basis.
features. When combined with the
The IP Storage Services Module fea­
Enterprise Package feature, Fibre
ture provides eight iSCSI ports.
Channel Write Acceleration is designed
High availability design
Multiservice 18/4 Module feature
to improve IBM System Storage
The Cisco MDS 9222i for IBM System
offers four Gigabit Ethernet iSCSI ports
DS4000™ metro mirroring
Storage uses Fabric Shortest Path First
and eighteen 4 Gbps Fibre Channel
(FSPF) multipath routing, using intelli­
gence to load balance across a maxi­
ports. Tri-Rate shortwave and longwave
SPF Transceiver features are required
When combined with the Storage
mum of 16 equal-cost paths and to
for each port to be used. The SAN
Services Enabler Package, the mod­
dynamically reroute traffic if a switch
Extension over IP Package for IP
ule is designed to enable independent
fails. The basic 9222i configuration has
Services and Multiservice 18/4 Module
software vendors (ISVs) to develop
redundant power supplies and cooling
features add Fibre Channel over IP
intelligent fabric applications. Network-
(FCIP) support. SAN Extension
accelerated storage applications such
over IP Package helps improve per­
as “serverless” backup, network-
Hot-swappable components include an
formance with FCIP Compression,
assisted appliance-based storage appli­
optional switching module, SFP optics,
Write Acceleration and Tape
cations using Cisco MDS 9000 SANTap
power supplies and a fan tray with inte­
Acceleration and helps improve security
Service such as global data replication,
grated temperature and power man­
with Inter-VSAN Routing for FCIP. Users
may now use iSCSI for cost-effective
agement. In-service software upgrade,
ISSU is design to support SAN-OS
Simple Network Management
improve security with Inter-VSAN
firmware upgrades while the Fibre
Protocol (SNMPv3), RADIUS (Remote
Routing for Fibre Channel, and
Channel ports are carrying traffic.
Authentication Dial-In User Service)
enhanced network security capabilities
authentication and Role-Based Access
including Switch-Switch and Host
Simplified storage network management
Control (RBAC). In addition, Fibre
Authentication, LUN Zoning, Read-only
The 9222i provides three principal
Channel Security Protocol (FC-SP) is
zones and Port lockdown, VSAN-
modes of management: the Cisco MDS
designed to provide switch-switch and
Based Access Control and IP Security
9000 for IBM System Storage family
host-switch Diffe-Hellman Challenge
(IPsec) for iSCSI and FCIP connectivity.
Command-Line Interface (CLI), Cisco
Handshake Authentication Protocol
This feature helps simplify SAN consoli­
Fabric Manager and integration with
(DH-CHAP) authentication to help limit
dation for secure infrastructure simplifi­
third-party storage management tools.
device access to protected storage
cation solutions.
The 9222i presents the user with a
The Fabric Manager Server Package
consistent, logical CLI. Adhering to the
Additionally, data plane traffic is secured
feature is designed to extend Cisco
syntax of the widely known Cisco IOS,
through VSANs, which are designed to
Fabric Manager by providing historical
the Cisco MDS 9000 for IBM System
segregate traffic between multiple vir­
performance data collection, centralized
Storage family CLI has broad
tual fabrics within the single physical
management services and support for
fabric infrastructure, and through hard­
advanced application integration. This
ware-enforced zoning, which further
feature helps simplify management of
segregates traffic within each VSAN.
large enterprise SAN infrastructures.
Security for large enterprise SANs
Because storage networks require
The package provides Fibre Channel
security, the Cisco MDS 9222i for
Advanced security and management
statistics monitoring, performance
IBM System Storage employs a com­
The Enterprise Package feature is
thresholds, reporting, graphing and per­
prehensive security framework. It is
designed to provide advanced security
formance database capabilities which
designed to provide extensive security
and management capabilities. The
can help simplify management of large
measures at possible points of attack
package helps improve management
enterprise, metro and global SAN infra­
to help prevent unauthorized manage­
with Quality of Service (QoS) and helps
structures. This feature is ideally suited
ment access and snooping. These
for customers utilizing a mixture of
measures include Secure Shell (SSHv2),
12-, 24- and 48-port switch modules.
The Mainframe Package feature is
fabric. Each VSAN can be zoned as a
Modules, with twenty-four and forty-
designed to enable mainframe storage
typical SAN and maintains its own fab­
eight ports, compared to the prior gen­
network applications including
ric services for added scalability and
eration sixteen and thirty port features,
IBM FICON® protocol; FICON Control
resilience. VSANs allow the cost of the
offer up to 33 percent reduced power
Unit Port (CUP); FICON and FCP inter­
SAN infrastructure to be shared among
and cooling per port.
mixing; FICON Switch Cascading and
more users, while helping to segregate
Fabric Binding. This feature helps pro­
and secure traffic and retain independ­
Switch investment protection
vide secure mainframe and open sys­
ent control of configurations on a
A Cisco MDS 9222i for IBM System
tem SAN infrastructure consolidation
VSAN-by-VSAN basis.
Storage switch may be non-disruptively
upgraded with next generation
and helps provide integrated
IBM TotalStorage® Virtual Tape Server
This second generation modular switch,
12-, 24- and 48-port 4 Gbps and
and IBM System Storage DS8000™
with twenty-two ports compared to the
4-port 10 Gbps Fibre Channel switch­
series metro and global mirroring busi­
prior generation modular switch with
ing modules. SAN OS-3.2 or higher is
ness continuity solutions.
sixteen ports, offers up to 27 percent
required for next generation features.
reduced power and cooling per port.
Upgradeability with next generation fea­
The second generation Fibre Channel
tures helps provide switch investment
Capabilities to help reduce TCO
VSAN capability allows more efficient
SAN utilization by creating multiple iso­
lated environments within a single SAN
Cisco MDS 9222i for IBM System Storage at a glance
Physical characteristics
13.3 cm mm/5.25 in. (3RU)
440 mm/17.3 in.
576 mm/22.7 in.
28.2 kg/62.0 lb. (with optional switching module)
Operating environment
0° C to 40° C/32° F to 104° F
Cisco MDS 9222i for IBM System Storage at a glance
Electrical requirements
Power supplies
Product number
Base fabric switch
Fibre Channel interfaces
Optical transceivers
Fans and power
Hot-swap components
Rack support
Management software
Servers supported A
Operating systems supported
Storage products supported
Fibre optic cable
Optional features
845 W AC
100-240 VAC
50-60 Hz nominal
Cisco MDS 9222i for IBM System Storage includes eighteen 4 Gbps Fibre Channel ports,
two 4 Gbps shortwave SFPs, four GbE IP ports (no optics), dual AC power supplies and
SAN Extension over IP Package for integrated IP ports in the base switch. The Cisco MDS
9222i includes one slot for an optional Fibre Channel; IP, Multiservice 18/4 or Storage
Services module and SAN-OS 3.2 firmware with Fabric Manager, VSAN and PortChannel
E_Port, F_Port, FL_Port
Optical Tri-rate GbE, 1 or 2 Gbps FC; Fibre Channel 4 Gbps SFP;
Fibre Channel 10 Gbps X2
Copper GbE SFP and 10 Gbps X2
Replaceable redundant power supplies and cooling fans
Power supplies, cooling fans, transceivers
19 inch, 1RU industry-standard rack
Cisco CLI, Cisco Fabric Manager, IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center supported
IBM System x servers and selected IBM Netfinity® servers
Other Intel® processor-based servers
IBM System p and selected RS/6000® servers
IBM System i and IBM System z
Selected Sun™ and HP servers
Microsoft® Windows NT®, Windows 2000, Windows 2003
Red Hat Linux, Red Hat Linux Advanced
Server SUSE Linux, SUSE Linux
Enterprise Server (SLES) United Linux
Novell® NetWare
IBM Storage System DS6000™, DS8000 and Enterprise Storage Server®
IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server Systems
IBM System Storage DS4000 Disk Systems
IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive
IBM System Storage TS3100, TS3200, TS3310 and TS3500 Tape Libraries
IBM TotalStorage 3494 Tape Library
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC)
Fibre optic cables are required and are available in various lengths in single mode and
multi-mode formats
4 Gbps 4-, 12-, 24- and 48-port FC module
Storage Services module
8-port IP and 18/4-port multiservice modules
SAN Extension over IP for 8-port and 18/4-port modules
MDS 9200 Enterprise Package
MDS 9200 Mainframe Package
MDS 9200 Fabric Manager Server Package
MDS 9200 Storage Services Enabler Package
Optical and copper SFP and X2 transceivers
Fibre optical and copper cables
Country specific power cords
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