Cisco MDS 9222i MultiService Fabric Switch

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Cisco MDS 9222i MultiService Fabric Switch
Overview
The MDS 9222i MultiService Fabric Switch brings the most flexible storage networking capability available in the fabric
switch market today. Sharing a consistent architecture with the MDS 9500 Directors, the MDS 9222i integrates both
Fibre Channel and IP Storage Services in a single system to allow maximum flexibility in user configurations. With
eighteen 4-Gbps Fibre Channel ports, four Gigabit Ethernet IP Storage Services ports, a four port FCIP software license
and an open modular expansion slot that can be used to connect an additional forty-eight ports of 8-Gbps or 4-Gbps
Fibre Channel or even four 10-Gb Fibre Channel ports for Inter-Switch Links, the MDS 9222i is a comprehensive
package, ideally suited for enterprise storage networks that require high performance SAN extension or cost-effective IP
Storage connectivity for applications such as Business Continuity using Fibre Channel over IP or iSCSI host attachment
to Fibre Channel storage devices. The 9222i encrypts data in transit over IP LANs and WANs or while at rest on storage
tape media using optional Storage Media Encryption for added security to your SAN environment adding built-in
SAN/LAN/WAN connectivity, advanced security, management and modular design make it the most adaptive and
powerful storage fabric switch available
Cisco MDS 9222i MultiService Fabric Switch
Key Features and Benefits
Integrated Fibre Channel and IP Storage Services in a single optimized form factor:
Supports eighteen 4-Gbps Fibre Channel interfaces for high performance storage area network (SAN)
connectivity plus four Gigabit Ethernet ports for Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) and Small Computer System
Interface over IP (iSCSI) storage services plus an on-board crypto processing engine to encrypt data
transported over IP networks or to be stored on tape.
Industry's highest-performance Inter-Switch Links (ISLs):
Supports up to sixteen 4 or 8-Gbps or 4, 10-Gbps Fibre Channel links in a single PortChannel.
Links may span any like speed ports on any module within a chassis for added scalability and resilience.
Up to 4095 buffer-to-buffer credits can be assigned to a single Fibre Channel port to extend storage networks
over unprecedented distances.
Optional MDS 9222i I/O Accelerator Package will increase the speed of data transfer across a MAN or WAN
resulting in improved performance for data replication and backup.
Hardware Assisted Encryption Security:
On-board crypto processing engine supports secure IEEE standard Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256bit algorithms
IPsec for Data in Transit over IP networks
Storage Media Encryption of Data at Rest on tape - FIPS 140-2, level 2 certifications.
Intelligent network services:
Uses virtual SAN (VSAN) technology for hardware-enforced, isolated environments within a single physical
fabric.
Access control lists (ACLs) for hardware-based intelligent frame processing.
Advanced traffic-management features such as Fibre Channel Congestion Control (FCC) and fabric-wide quality
of service (QoS) to facilitate migration from SAN islands to enterprise-wide storage networks.
Comprehensive network security framework:
Supports RADIUS and TACACS+, Fibre Channel Security Protocol (FC-SP), Secure File Transfer Protocol
(SFTP), Secure Shell (SSH) protocol, Simple Network Management Protocol Version 3 (SNMPv3) implementing
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), VSANs, hardware-enforced zoning, ACLs, and per-VSAN Role-Based
Access Control (RBAC). Additionally Gigabit Ethernet ports support IPsec authentication, data integrity, and
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hardware-assisted data encryption and key management.
Sophisticated diagnostics:
Provides intelligent diagnostics, protocol decoding, and network-analysis tools as well as integrated Call Home
capability for added reliability, faster problem resolution, and reduced service costs.
Open platform for network-hosted storage applications:
The Cisco MDS 9222i provides an open platform for hosting intelligent storage services such as network-based
virtualization and replication.
Storage services modules can be installed in the Cisco MDS 9222i chassis to provide scalable, distributed
application intelligence in the fabric.
FCIP for remote SAN extension:
Simplifies data-protection and business continuance strategies by enabling backup, remote replication and
other disaster recovery services over WAN distances using open-standard FCIP tunneling.
Optimizes utilization of WAN resources for backup and replication by tunneling up to three virtual ISLs on a
single Gigabit Ethernet port, and enabling hardware-based compression, hardware-based encryption, FCIP
Write Acceleration, and FCIP Tape Acceleration.
Enhanced hardware-based FCIP compression performance for both high-bandwidth and low-bandwidth links.
The MDS 9222i achieves a compression ratio of up to 43:1, with typical ratios of 4:1.
FCIP Services Software License is included for the 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports included with the MDS 9222i base
unit.
iSCSI for extension of SAN to Ethernet attached servers:
Extends the benefits of Fibre Channel SAN-based storage to Ethernet attached servers at a lower cost than
possible using Fibre Channel interconnect alone.
Through transparent operation, preserves the capability of existing storage management applications.
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Product Highlights
FCIP for remote SAN
Extensions
Data distribution, data protection, and business continuance services are significant components
of today's information-centric businesses. The ability to efficiently replicate critical data on a global
scale not only ensures a higher level of data protection for valuable corporate information, but also
increases utilization of backup resources and lowers total cost of storage ownership. The Cisco
MDS 9222i uses the open-standard FCIP protocol to break the distance barrier of current Fibre
Channel solutions and enable interconnection of SAN islands over extended distances.
Advanced FCIP
Features to Facilitate
Business Continuance
and Disaster Recovery
The Cisco MDS 9222i is designed to support robust business continuance services using FCIP for
remote connectivity in conjunction with a suite of advanced features, such as VSANs and InterVSAN Routing (IVR), hardware-assisted FCIP compression and encryption, FCIP Write
Acceleration, and FCIP Tape Acceleration.
VSANs and IVR
VSANs allow more efficient storage network utilization by creating hardware-based isolated
Enhance SAN Security environments within a single physical SAN fabric or switch. Each VSAN can be zoned as a typical
and Stability
SAN and maintains its own fabric services for added scalability and resilience. The Cisco MDS
9222i supports Inter-VSAN Routing (IVR), the industry's first routing functionality for Fibre
Channel. IVR allows selective transfer of data traffic between specific initiators and targets on
different VSANs while maintaining isolation of control traffic within each VSAN.
High Performance SAN The Cisco MDS 9222i supports hardware-based FCIP compression to maximize the effective
Extension with
WAN bandwidth of SAN extension solutions. The Cisco MDS 9222i achieves up to a 43:1
Compression and FCIP compression ratio, with typical ratios of 4:1 over a wide variety of data sources. The Cisco MDS
Write Acceleration
9222i also supports FCIP Write Acceleration, a feature that can significantly improve application
performance when storage traffic is extended across distance. When FCIP Write Acceleration is
enabled, WAN throughput is optimized by reducing the latency of command acknowledgements.
Similarly, the Cisco MDS 9222i supports FCIP Tape Acceleration, which significantly improves
throughput over WAN links for remote tape backup operations.
Advanced Traffic
Management for HighPerformance, Resilient
Fabrics
Virtual Output Queuing ensures line rate performance on each port, independent of traffic
pattern, by eliminating head-of-line blocking.
Up to 4095 buffer-to-buffer credits can be assigned to an individual port for optimal
bandwidth utilization across long distances.
Port Channels allow users to aggregate up to 16 physical ISLs into a single logical bundle,
providing optimized bandwidth utilization across all links. The bundle can consist of any port
from any module in the chassis, ensuring that the bundle remains active even 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, in the event of a switch failure, dynamically
reroute traffic.
Quality of service can be used to manage bandwidth and control latency in order to prioritize
critical traffic.
Fibre Channel Congestion Control (FCC), an end-to-end, feedback-based congestion
control mechanism, augments the Fibre Channel buffer-to-buffer credit mechanism to
provide enhanced traffic management.
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Industry's Most
Advanced Diagnostics
and Troubleshooting
Tools
The Cisco MDS 9000 Family integrates the industry's most advanced analysis and diagnostic
tools. Power-on self test (POST) and online diagnostics provide proactive health monitoring. The
Cisco MDS 9222i implements diagnostic capabilities such as Fibre Channel Traceroute for
detailing the exact path and timing of flows and Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) to intelligently
capture network traffic. Once traffic has been captured, it can then be analyzed with the Cisco
Fabric Analyzer, an embedded Fibre Channel analyzer. Comprehensive port- and flow-based
statistics facilitate sophisticated performance analysis and service-level agreement (SLA)
accounting.
Comprehensive
Solution for Robust
Network Security
The Cisco MDS 9222i offers an extensive security framework to protect highly sensitive data
crossing today's enterprise networks. The Cisco MDS 9222i employs intelligent packet inspection
at the port level, including the application of ACLs for hardware enforcement of zones, VSANs,
and advanced Port Security features.
Extended zoning capabilities are enabled to ensure that LUNs are accessible only by specific
hosts (LUN zoning), to limit SCSI read command for a certain zone (read-only zoning), and to
restrict broadcasts to only the selected zones (broadcast zones). VSANs are used to achieve
higher security and greater stability by providing complete isolation among devices that are
connected to the same physical SAN. In addition, Fibre Channel Security Protocol (FC-SP)
provides switch-switch and host switch Diffie-Hellman Challenge Handshake Authentication
Protocol (DH-CHAP) authentication supporting RADIUS or TACACS+, to ensure that only
authorized devices access protected storage networks. Finally, for both FCIP and iSCSI
deployment, the comprehensive IPsec protocol suite delivers secure authentication, data integrity,
and hardware-based encryption.
Ease of Management
To meet the needs of administrators the 9222i has thee principle methods of administration;
Command Line Interface, Cisco Fabric Manager, as well as HP Openview and HP Storage
Essentials.
The Cisco MDS 9222i presents a consistent, logical CLI. Adhering to the syntax of widely known
Cisco IOS® Software CLI, the Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI is easy to learn and delivers broad
management capability. The Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI is an extremely efficient and direct
interface designed to provide optimal functionality to administrators in enterprise environments.
Cisco Fabric Manager is a responsive, easy-to-use Java application that simplifies management
across multiple switches and fabrics. Cisco Fabric Manager enables administrators to perform
vital tasks such as topology discovery, fabric configuration and verification, provisioning,
monitoring, and fault resolution. All functions are available through a secure interface, enabling
remote management from any location.
Cisco Fabric Manager may be used independently or in conjunction with the optional Cisco Fabric
Manager Server and other HP management applications such as HP OpenView and HP Storage
Essentials. Cisco MDS SAN-OS also provides an extensive API for integration with third-party and
user developed management tools.
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Product Highlights
iSCSI for Cost Effective
Extension of SAN
Storage to Ethernet
Attached Servers
Many IT managers have been hesitant to extend SAN access beyond their mission-critical
applications to midrange data center applications because of the complexity and cost involved in
upgrading large numbers of midrange servers to Fibre Channel. The Cisco MDS 9222i addresses
these limitations by enabling IT organizations to extend their storage networks using cost-effective
Ethernet infrastructure. All the benefits of SANs, including increased storage utilization,
centralized backups, easier addition of incremental storage capacity, management simplification,
and reduced overall total cost of ownership (TCO), can be extended to a new range of
applications. Because the Cisco MDS 9222i is an integral component of the Cisco MDS 9000
Family, Ethernet attached servers will enjoy the same SAN scalability, availability, manageability,
and intelligent services as those servers connected directly to a Fibre Channel SAN, while
maintaining the cost and ease-of-use benefits of Ethernet and IP.
Product Family Models
Cisco MDS 9513 Multilayer Director w/Dual Supervisor 2
Intelligent, multi-protocol 13-slot Director with up to 528 Auto-Sensing 4/2/1 Gb Fibre
Channel ports
Cisco MDS 9506 Multilayer Director w/Dual Supervisor 2
Intelligent, multi-protocol 6-slot Director with up to 192 Auto-Sensing 1/2/4/10 Gb
Fibre Channel ports or 1Gb Ethernet ports
Cisco MDS 9509 Multilayer Director w/Dual Supervisor 2
Intelligent, multi-protocol 9-slot Director with up to 336 Auto-Sensing 1/2/4/10 Gb
Fibre Channel ports or 1Gb Ethernet ports.
Cisco MDS 9134 Fabric Switch
Intelligent, Fibre Channel Fabric Switch with 32 Auto-Sensing 4/2/1 Gb Fibre Channel
ports and two 10Gb Fibre Channel ports
Cisco MDS 9124 Fabric Switch
Intelligent, Fibre Channel Fabric Switch with 24 Auto-Sensing 4/2/1 Gb Fibre Channel
ports
Cisco MDS 9124e Fabric Switch for HP c-Class BladeSystem
Intelligent, Fibre Channel Fabric Switch with 24 Auto-Sensing 4/2/1 Gb Fibre Channel
port
Software Components, Standard
SAN-OS/NX-OS
Cisco MDS 9000 SAN-OS/NX-OS delivers numerous advanced storage networking capabilities for
the Cisco MDS 9000 Family of Multilayer Intelligent Directors and Fabric Switches.
Cisco Fabric Manager Cisco Fabric Manager is a responsive, easy-to-use Java application that simplifies management
across multiple switches and fabrics. Cisco Fabric Manager enables administrators to perform
vital tasks such as topology discovery, fabric configuration and verification, LUN security,
monitoring, and fault resolution. All functions are available through a secure interface, which
enables remote management from any location. Cisco Fabric Manager may be used
independently or in conjunction with third-party management applications. Cisco provides an
extensive API for integration with third-party and user developed management tools.
Software Components, Optional
Cisco Fabric Manager The "Standard" Cisco Fabric Manager software that is included at no charge with the MDS family
Server Package
switches provides basic switch configuration and troubleshooting capabilities. The Cisco Fabric
Manager Server (FMS) Package extends Cisco Fabric Manager by providing historical
performance data collection for network traffic hot-spot analysis, centralized management services
and advanced application integration.
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Cisco Enterprise
Package
Cisco MDS switches have a set of advanced traffic engineering and advanced security features
that are recommended for all Enterprise SANs. These features are bundled together in a
management application called the Cisco MDS 9000 Enterprise Package.
Cisco MDS 9000 Family Cisco MDS 9000 Family SME Package allows encryption of storage media (data at rest). Strong,
SME Package
standard IEEE AES-256 encryption for heterogeneous tape devices and VTLs as well as tape
data compression are provided as a distributed fabric service.
Cisco MDS 9000 Family The Cisco MDS 9000 Family Mainframe Package is a comprehensive collection of features
Mainframe Package
required for using the Cisco MDS 9200 Series switches in mainframe storage networks, including
FICON protocol and CUP management, switch cascading, fabric binding, and intermixing.
Cisco MDS 9000 Family The MDS 9000 Family I/O Accelerator (IOA) Package increase the speed of I/Os over MANs and
I/O Accelerator
WANs. As a result, the performance of disk replication solutions such as Continuous Access and
Package
Business Copy will be improved. Additional benefits are reduction of SCSI transaction latency and
extension of the distance between synchronous data centers. The I/O Accelerator Package will
enable resilient tape backup/restore operations up to 7500km without significant throughput
degradation through Port Channels with FCIP Tape Acceleration. Lastly, the I/O Accelerator
Package will improve the efficiencies of dark fiber or leased lambdas with FC compression.
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Service and Support and Warranty Information
Warranty
2-2-2) Hardware Warranty - Hardware Warranty - Two-year on-site warranty, 24x7, 4-hour remote
response, installation not included.
NOTE: The hardware warranty covers firmware and embedded non-saleable software.
Saleable software carries its own warranty, see below.
Software Warranty - HP warrants only that the software media will be free of physical defects for a
period of ninety (90) days from delivery.
EXCLUSIVE REMEDY: The entire liability of HP and its suppliers and your exclusive remedy for
software that does not conform to this Limited Warranty shall be the repair or replacement of the
defective media. This warranty and remedy are subject to your returning the defective media
during the warranty period to HP in the country in which you obtained the software.
NOTE: The hardware warranty covers firmware and embedded non-saleable software. For
extended hardware installation and maintenance information, click the link below:
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NOTE: Certain restrictions and exclusions apply. Consult the Customer Support Center for details
Hardware or Software product installation is not included in the warranty, but is available and
highly recommended.
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Your storage is evolving. Get scalable support that evolves with it. HP Care Pack Services is an easy-to-buy, easy-to-use
portfolio of packaged services covering your lifecycle needs. You can rely on our highly skilled, HP certified professionals to
offer a breadth of expertise across leading storage technologies, and work side by side with you for optimal results. Partner
with HP Technology Services to boost availability and avoid costly downtime by mitigating technology-related business risks.
To help take the worry out of deploying, supporting and managing your storage technologies, we've designed a portfolio of
service options that are as flexible, scalable and affordable as our storage.
Protect your business beyond the warranty
Standard warranty protects against product defects and some causes of downtime. HP Care Pack Services helps you
proactively guard against unplanned downtime which can reduce your productivity and profitability. By using a standard
approach to warranty uplifts, such as HP Care Pack Services, customers can be certain of consistency of operations for
both mission-critical and standard business computing.
Extending warranties with HP Care Pack Services
The key to normalizing the warranty of combined solutions-is making service uplift simple: HP Care Pack Services. This
portfolio of predefined packages, extending across the entire IT lifecycle, offering consulting, education, technical support,
optimization, risk assessment, and more. It's entirely flexible allowing customers to extend the cover to the precise level of
support required. Customer's standard hardware warranty, for example, can be upgraded to next-business-day response, to
same-day coverage, or even to a committed six-hour call-to-repair service available 24 hours every day of the week.
Provide consistent, predictable levels of support across your entire department or business
Give you direct access to proven technical and problem-solving expertise
Offer a choice of response-time and repair-time commitments
Are available whenever and wherever you do business
For many products, post-warranty HP Care Pack Services are available when your original warranty has expired. Choose
the support levels that meet your business requirements, from basic to mission-critical. In the new world of business
technology, when your technology has to work for your business to work, who can you trust to make your technology work?
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HP Service & Warranty Support
Service and Support
For increased uptime, productivity and ROI -HP Care Pack packaged services for Storage
These days, you need to get the most out of your storage investment-you can't afford not to. When you buy HP storage
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the worry out of deploying, designing, maintaining, and managing your environment, we've designed a portfolio of service
options that are as: flexible, reliable and scalable as your storage. Unlike storage-only vendors, we take a holistic approach
to your entire environment, bridging storage, servers, blades, software and network infrastructures with our HP Care Pack
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Protect your business beyond the warranty
When it comes to robustness and reliability, standard warranties on today's computing equipment have matured just as the
technologies have matured. Good news on some fronts-but also a source of potential problems and subsequent
consequences that come from depending on standard warranties alone. Standard warranty protects against product defects
and some causes of downtime- but not the business. By using a standard approach to warranty uplifts, such as HP Care
Pack Services, you can reduce downtime risks and be more certain of operational consistency for both mission-critical and
standard business computing. Simply put, HP Care Pack Services normalize the warranty of combined products - helping
you proactively guard against unplanned downtime.
Extending warranties with HP Care Pack Services
For cost-effective upgrading or extending your standard warranty, HP Care Pack Services offer a suite of standard reactive
hardware and software support services that are sold separately, or combined as with our Support Plus and Support Plus 24
services. The portfolio also provides a combination of proactive and reactive services, such as Proactive 24 Service and
Critical Service. In addition, with HP Proactive Select we offer an innovative approach to service delivery that gives you the
flexibility to acquire the specific proactive services you need today, then add services as your needs evolve. HP Proactive
Select offers a broad set of technical or per-event type service options - including server, storage, and network, SAN device,
and software, environment, installation and education services. Services that you can mix and match depending on your
specific requirements, from preliminary planning and equipment delivery to installation, configuration, integration, and
testing, through every level of ongoing support. Our HP Care Pack packaged services for Storage assures help when you
need it most. And for many products, post-warranty HP Care Pack Services are available when your original warranty has
expired.
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Recommended HP Care Pack Services for optimal satisfaction with your HP product.
Recommended
3-Year HP Support Plus 24
Support
For a higher return on your storage investment, HP Support Plus 24 provides integrated hardware
and software support services designed specifically for your technology. Available 24x7, this 3year combined reactive support option delivers onsite hardware support and over-the-phone
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software support around-the-clock. Leverage the full strength of HP Technology Services customers can trust the services professionals at HP to work collaboratively with them, putting our
strategic and technical know-how to work across their entire infrastructure.
Improve uptime with responsive hardware and software services
Enjoy consistent service coverage across geographically dispersed sites
Update HP software at a predictable cost
Increase customer satisfaction-with no interoperability gaps
Recommended
Deployment
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HP Enhanced Implementation Service for SANs
For customers who are building a new SAN or expanding their existing one, we offer the HP
Enhanced Implementation Service for SANs. This provides complete design and implementation
services for Fibre Channel, FCOE, FCIP, SAS and iSCSI SAN connectivity components. Covering
all major SAN connectivity technologies including virtual as well as physical hosts, no competitor
offers a more complete end to end SAN design and implementation service, ensuring
comprehensive optimal SAN connectivity tailored to your specific environment.
Ensures optimal SAN connectivity tailored to your specific environment.
Allows your IT resources to stay focused on their core tasks and priorities
Reduces implementation time, impact and risk to your storage environment
Helps ensure a successful implementation for complex deployments by providing HP project
management
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Related HP Care Pack Services that will enhance your HP product experience.
Related Services
3-Year HP Critical Service for SANs
As an alternative to our recommended support level, for customers who want a comprehensive
support solution across their SAN:
As SANs become increasingly central to your everyday business operations, maximizing uptime in
these mission-critical environments poses increasingly difficult challenges. You need to resolve
complex multivendor interoperability issues. You need to identify and address potential trouble
spots before data availability is impaired. And you need to respond rapidly and effectively
whenever problems occur.
Offering a comprehensive, robust suite of proactive and reactive services, HP Critical Service for
SANs is expressly designed to help you in all these crucial areas.
Comprehensive proactive services
A team of HP Services experts works closely with you to analyze your SAN environment and
maximize your SAN availability. Your SAN is thoroughly assessed for supportability. Configuration
details and a topology map are recorded and used to assist in fault isolation, daily operation, and
planning for future growth. In addition, your HP team helps you with firmware upgrade planning
and implementation, as well as change management planning. Remote monitoring and
configuration tracking using secure, real-time tools including the HP Instant Support Enterprise
Edition (ISEE) Advanced Configuration framework give you an early warning of emerging SAN
problems.
Your proactive support can also include a 100 percent SAN interconnectivity guarantee*. And, if
you contract for Critical Service coverage for HP XP storage, you can take advantage of a 100
percent data accessibility guarantee* as well.
Fast reactive services
If a critical problem does occur, HP helps you address it quickly via single-point-of-contact
problem management. You're immediately connected with HP Services support specialists, and
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your call receives priority status for prompt troubleshooting and resolution. Remote SAN
diagnostics and reconfiguration capabilities, plus enhanced problem-escalation procedures, help
you restore peak performance fast.
HP Critical Service for SANs enables you to:
Boost business productivity through increased SAN availability
Prevent problems through direct access to SAN expertise and hands-on assistance
Resolve problems rapidly through single-source event-management and escalation support
Reduce risk and improve efficiency by proactively managing changes across your SAN
environment
Improve SAN stability with firmware upgrade planning and implementation assistance
Free your IT staff to focus on core business issues
Alleviate the need to recruit and train SAN experts
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HP Assessment Service for SANs
For customers interested in improving availability of their SAN and decreasing potential for
unplanned downtime:
The HP Assessment Service for SANs offers customized technical and operational guidance to
customers employing HP storage subsystems and the interconnecting storage area network
(SAN) infrastructure. In a typical engagement, HP or one of our authorized business partners will
perform a detailed discovery using HP's proprietary toolset to gain an understanding of the
configuration of your storage devices and SAN topology.
The findings from this process will be compared to HP best practices and industry standards as
defined by IT Service Management (ITSM) disciplines. The results of the evaluation will be quickly
and efficiently processed into information you can leverage. This information, in the form of a
comprehensive HP SAN Assessment report, will be summarized by HP or one of our authorized
business partners with recommendations that are intended to improve availability levels and
ongoing management of your storage and SAN environment.
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eSupport
HP eSupport is a portfolio of technology-based services that assist you with managing your
business environment - from the desktop to the data center.
Support Portal
The HP support portal provides one-stop access to the information, tools and services you need
to manage the daily operations of your IT environment.
Features include:
Access to self-solve tools (including search technical knowledge base)
Efficient logging and tracking of support cases
Collaboration with other business and IT professionals
Download of patches and drivers
Access to diagnostic tools
Proactive notification of relevant information
Access to certain features of the support portal requires an HP service agreement. To access the
support portal, visit: http://www.hp.com/support
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Customer Technical
Training
Consider education as an integral part of your strategy to get the best return on investment for
your HP storage solution. HP offers a variety of training courses on storage software, networking,
archiving and disk storage systems. Our classes are available in many delivery modalities from
traditional instructor-led courses at one of our 80 training centers worldwide to on-site training
customized to your needs or online. www.hp.com/learn/storage
HP Services Awards
HP Services continues to be recognized for service and support excellence by customers,
partners, industry organizations and publications around the world. Recent honors and award
reflect our services team's dedications, technical expertise, professionalism and uncompromising
commitment to customer satisfaction. For a list of all our awards, please visit:
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Additional Services
Information
For more information about HP Care Pack Services for Storage, please visit:
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If you have specific questions, contact your local HP representative. Contact information for a
representative in your area can be found at "Contact HP" http://www.hp.com
Software Components, Optional
Cisco Fabric Manager
Server Package
The "Standard" Cisco Fabric Manager software that is included at no charge with the MDS family
switches provides basic switch configuration and troubleshooting capabilities. The Cisco Fabric
Manager Server (FMS) Package extends Cisco Fabric Manager by providing historical
performance data collection for network traffic hot-spot analysis, centralized management services
and advanced application integration.
Cisco MDS 9200
This license is required when 3rd party applications are used in conjunction with the Network
Storage Services Module Services Application Program Interface
Enabler LTU
HP MDS 9200 MPS 18/4 This License is required to us FC over IP with an optional 18/4 module on an MDS 9200 switch.
FCIP Module LTU (Only This License is not required to use the embedded IP ports in a 92XXi switch. Those port are
required when optional already enabled and the License is included with the switch.
AG852A/B module is
used for FCIP)
Cisco MDS 9200
Enterprise Package
Cisco MDS switches have a set of advanced traffic engineering and advanced security features
that are recommended for all Enterprise SANs. These features are bundled together in a
management application called the Cisco MDS 9500 Enterprise Package.
Cisco MDS 9222i
Storage Media
Encryption package
License To Use
Cisco MDS 9222i SME Package allows the use of the embedded crypto-engine for the encryption
of storage media (data at rest). Strong, standard IEEE AES-256 encryption for heterogeneous
tape devices and VTLs as well as tape data compression is provided as a distributed fabric
service.
Cisco MDS 9200
Storage Media
Encryption package for
one MPS 18/4 Module
LTU
Cisco MDS 9200 SME Package for one 18/4 MultiServices Module allows addition of encryption of
storage media (data at rest). Strong, standard IEEE AES-256 encryption for heterogeneous tape
devices and VTLs as well as tape data compression is provided as a distributed fabric service
Cisco MDS 9222i I/O
Accelerator Package
The MDS 9222i I/O Accelerator (IOA) Package increases the speed of I/Os over MANs and
WANs. As a result, the performance of disk replication solutions such as Continuous Access and
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Business Copy will be improved. Additional benefits are reduction of SCSI transaction latency and
extension of the distance between synchronous data centers. The I/O Accelerator Package will
enable resilient tape backup/restore operations up to 7500km without significant throughput
degradation through Port Channels with FCIP Tape Acceleration. Lastly, the I/O Accelerator
Package will improve the efficiencies of dark fiber or leased lambdas with FC compression.
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Family Information
Introduction
Date
Switch Type
Maximum ports
Number of
slots per
chassis
Cisco MDS
9509 w/Dual
Supervisor 2
Cisco MDS
9506 w/Dual
Supervisor 2
Cisco MDS
9513 w/Dual
Fabric 2 Module
Cisco MDS
9134 Fabric
Switch
Cisco MDS
9124 Fabric
Switch
February 2006
February 2006
January 2009
March 2008
March 2007
Multilayer
Director
336 Fibre
Channel,
50 IP ports
Multilayer
Director
192 Fibre
Channel,
26 IP ports
Multilayer
Director
528 Fibre
Channel,
58 IP ports
Nine
Six
Thirteen
Cisco MDS
9124e Fabric
Switch for HP
c-Class Blade
System
February 2007
Multilayer Fabric Multilayer Fabric
Embedded
Switch
Switch
Fabric Switch
34 Fibre Channel 24, 4 Gb Fibre
16 Internal,
ports, 64 Fibre
Channel ports 8 Fibre Channel
Channel ports
ports
(requires two
stacked
switches)
N/A, Fixed FRU N/A, Fixed FRU N/A, Fixed FRU
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Configuration Information
Step 1 – Base Configuration
Select one:
Model
Cisco MDS 9222i w/0
SFP Fabric Switch
Model Description
Cisco MDS 9222i
Part Number
AG851B
Step 2 – Options
Model Description
Fibre Channel Port Expansion Modules
MDS 9000 48-Port 8Gb Host Optimized Module
SFPs required, supports 4Gb and 8Gb SFPs
MDS 9000 8Gb FC SFP+ Short Range Transceiver
MDS 9000 8Gb FC SFP+ Long Range Transceiver
HP MDS 9000 18/4 Multiservice Module
1-2 Gb Fibre Channel-SW SFP, LC
1-2 Gb Fibre Channel-LW SFP, LC
Cisco MDS 9000 12-Port 4Gb FC Module
Cisco MDS 9000 24-Port 4Gb FC Module
Cisco MDS 9000 48-Port 4Gb FC Module
Cisco MDS9000 4Gb FC SFP 4pk 500m XCVR
Cisco MDS9000 4Gb FC SFP Long Wave XCVR
Cisco MDS 9000 4-Port 10Gb FC Module
Cisco MDS 9000 32-Port Storage Service Module
1GB Ethernet & 1-2Gb FC short wave SFP, LC
1GB Ethernet & 1-2Gb FC long wave SFP, LC
Cisco MDS9000 1Gb E-net SFP Copper XCVR
Optional Software
Cisco MDS9200 Storage Services Module Enabler LTU
HP MDS 9200 MPS 18/4 FCIP Module LTU (Only required when optional AG852A/B
module is used for FCIP)
Cisco MDS 9200 Fabric Manager Server Package
Cisco MDS 9200 Enterprise Package
Cisco MDS 9222i Storage Media Encryption package License To Use
Cisco MDS 9200 Storage Media Encryption package for one MPS 18/4 Module LTU
Cisco MDS 9222i I/O Accelerator License LTU
Course Wave Division Multiplexer Solution
HP 2m Single-Mode LC/LC Fibre Channel Cable Used for CWDM solution
HP 5m Single-Mode LC/LC Fibre Channel Cable Used for CWDM solution
Installation Service
Cisco MDS 9222i Installation Service
Quantity
1 Max
1 Max
1 Max
1 Max
1 Max
1 Max
1 Max
Part Number
AJ901B
AJ906A
AJ907A
AG852B
A7428A
A7429A
AE383B
AE384B
AE385B
AE379A
AE380A
AE386B
AE378B
A7487A
A7488A
AE382A
T4318A
T5412A
A7513A
A7516A
T5414A
T5418A
TC315A
1 Pack
1 Pack
AK345A
AK346A
HA113A1#5D2
Accessories
Optical Cables
(OM2 LC-LC for between two 2/4 Gb devices)
2 m LC-LC Multi-Mode Fibre Channel Cable
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Configuration Information
5 m LC-LC Multi-Mode Fibre Channel Cable
15 m LC-LC Multi-Mode Fibre Channel Cable
30 m LC-LC Multi-Mode Fibre Channel Cable
50 m LC-LC Multi-Mode Fibre Channel Cable
(OM3 LC-LC for between two 2/4/8 Gb devices)
0.5 m LC-LC Multi-Mode Fibre Channel Cable
1 m LC-LC Multi-Mode Fibre Channel Cable
2 m LC-LC Multi-Mode Fibre Channel Cable
5 m LC-LC Multi-Mode Fibre Channel Cable
15 m LC-LC Multi-Mode Fibre Channel Cable
30 m LC-LC Multi-Mode Fibre Channel Cable
50 m LC-LC Multi-Mode Fibre Channel Cable
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221692-B22
221692-B23
221692-B26
221692-B27
AJ833A
AJ834A
AJ835A
AJ836A
AJ837A
AJ838A
AJ839A
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Technical Specifications
O/S Support
Fibre Channel
protocols
MDS 9000 SAN-OS Release 3.2(1) or later
Fibre Channel standards
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)
10GFC, Revision 4.0 (ANSI INCITS 364-2003)
10GFC, Amendment 1 (ANSI INCITS 364-2003/AM1-2007)
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-LS, Revision 1.62 (ANSI INCITS 433-2007)
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)
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-GS-3, Revision 7.01 (ANSI INCITS 348-2001)
FC-GS-4, Revision 7.91 (ANSI INCITS 387-2004)
FC-GS-5, Revision 8.51 (ANSI INCITS 427-2007)
FC-BB, Revision 4.7 (ANSI INCITS 342-2001)
FC-BB-2, Revision 6.0 (ANSI INCITS 372-2003)
FC-BB-3, Revision 6.8 (ANSI INCITS 414-2006)
FCP, Revision 12 (ANSI INCITS 269-1996)
FCP-2, Revision 8 (ANSI INCITS 350-2003)
FCP-3, Revision 4 (ANSI INCITS 416-2006)
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-VI, Revision 1.84 (ANSI INCITS 357-2002)
FC-SP, Revision 1.8 (ANSI INCITS 426-2007)
FAIS, Revision 1.03 (ANSI INCITS 432-2007)
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-DA, Revision 3.1 (INCITS TR-36-2004)
IP over Fibre Channel (RFC 2625)
IPv6, IPv4 and ARP over Fibre Channel (RFC 4338)
Extensive IETF-standards based TCP/IP, SNMPv3, and Remote Monitoring (RMON) MIBs
Class of Service:
Class 2
Class 3
Class F
Fibre Channel standard port types:
E
F
FL
B
Fibre Channel enhanced port types:
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Technical Specifications
Protocols
Features and functions
SD
ST
TE
TL
IP standards
RFC 791 IPv4
RFC 793, 1323 TCP
RFC 894 IP/Ethernet
RFC 1041 IP/802
RFC 792, 950, 1256 ICMP
RFC 1323 TCP performance enhancements
RFC 2338 VRRP
RFC 2460, 4291 IPv6
RFC 2463, 4443 ICMPv6
RFC 2461, 2462 IPv6 neighbor discovery and stateless auto-configuration
RFC 2464 IPv6/Ethernet
RFC 3270, 3980 iSCSI
RFC 3643, 3821 FCIP
Ethernet standards
IEEE Std 802.3-2005 Ethernet
IEEE Std 802.1Q-2005 VLAN
IPSec
RFC 2401, 4301 security architecture for IP
RFC 2403, 2404 HMAC
RFC 2405, 2406, 2451, 4303 IP ESP
RFC 2407, 2408 ISAKMP
RFC 2412 OAKLEY Key Determination Protocol
RFC 3566, 3602, 3686 AES
Internet Key Exchange (IKE)
RFC 2409 IKEv1
RFC 4306 IKEv2
Fabric services
Name server
Internet Storage Name Server (iSNS)
Registered State Change Notification (RSCN)
Login services
Fabric Configuration Server (FCS)
Public loop
Broadcast
In-order delivery
Advanced Functionality
VSANs
Inter-VSAN Routing
PortChannel with Multipath Load Balancing
QoS - flow-based, zone-based
Fibre Channel Congestion Control
Extended Buffer-To-Buffer Credits
Diagnostics and troubleshooting tools
Power-on-self-test (POST) diagnostics
Online diagnostics
Internal port loopbacks
SPAN and Remote SPAN
Fibre Channel Traceroute
Fibre Channel Ping
Fibre Channel Debug
Cisco Fabric Analyzer
Syslog
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Technical Specifications
Performance
Online system health
Port-level statistics
Real Time Protocol Debug
Network security
VSANs
Access Control Lists
Per-VSAN role-based access control
Fibre Channel Zoning
N_Port WWN
N_Port FC-ID
Fx_Port WWN
Fx_Port WWN and interface index
Fx_Port domain ID and interface index
Fx_Port domain ID and port number
LUN
Read-only
Broadcast
iSCSI zoning
iSCSI name
IP address
Fibre Channel Security Protocol (FC-SP)
DH-CHAP switch-switch authentication
DH-CHAP host-switch authentication
Port Security and Fabric Binding
IPSec for FCIP and iSCSI
IKEv1 and IKEv2
Management access
SSH v2 implementing AES
SNMPv3 implementing AES
SFTP
Serviceability
Configuration file management
Nondisruptive software upgrades for Fibre Channel interfaces
Call Home
Power-management LEDs
Port beaconing
System LED
SNMP traps for alerts
Network boot
Port speed: 4/2/1-Gbps auto-sensing, optionally configurable
Buffer credits:
16 per port (shared-mode ports)
Up to 250 per port (dedicated-mode ports)
Up to 4095 on an individual port (dedicated-mode ports with optional MDS 9000
Family Enterprise Package license activated)
Ports per chassis:
18 to 66 4/ 2/1-Gbps Fibre Channel ports, up to Twelve 1-Gbps Ethernet ports
Ports per rack:
Up to 980
Port Channel:
Up to sixteen physical links
FCIP tunnels:
Up to 3 per port
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Technical Specifications
Cards, ports, slots
Network Management
Reliability and
Availability
Programming
Interfaces
Approvals and
Compliance
Base:
18 fixed auto-sensing 4/2/1-Gbps Fibre Channel ports, 4 1-Gb Ethernet
ports
1 empty expansion slot
Expansion:
Access methods
Out-of-band 10/100 Ethernet port
RS-232 serial console port
In-band IP-over-Fibre Channel
DB-9 COM port
Access protocols
CLI-via console and Ethernet ports
SNMPv3-via Ethernet port and in-band IP-over-Fibre Channel access
Distributed Device Alias service
Network security
Per-VSAN role-based access control using RADIUS and TACACS+ based
authentication,
Authorization, and accounting (AAA) functions
SFTP
SSH v2 implementing AES
SNMPv3 implementing AES
Management applications
Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI
Cisco Fabric Manager
Cisco Device Manager
CiscoWorks Resource Manager Essentials(RME) and Device Fault Manager (DFM)
Hot-swappable, 1+1 redundant power supplies
Hot-swappable fan tray with integrated temperature and power management
Hot-swappable SFP optics
Hot-swappable switching module
Stateful process restart
Any module, any port configuration for PortChannels
Fabric-based multipathing
Per-VSAN fabric services
Port tracking
Passive backplane
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) for management and FCIP or iSCSI
connections
Online diagnostics
Scriptable CLI
Fabric Manager GUI
Device Manager GU
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 (FR 47) Class A
ICES-003 Class A
EN 55022 Class A
CISPR 22 Class A
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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
FIPS
Power and Cooling
Environmental
Dimensions (HxWxD)
140-2 Level 3 (for Multiservice FIPS Module - DS-X9304-18FK
Power supply (845W AC)
AC input characteristics
100 to 240 VAC (10% range)
50-60Hz (nominal)
Airflow:
200 linear feet per minute (lfm) through system fan assembly
Cisco recommends that you maintain a minimum air space of 2.5 inches (6.4 cm)
between walls and the chassis air vents and a minimum separation of 6 inches (15.2
cm) between two chassis to prevent overheating.
Temperature, ambient
32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)
operating
Temperature, ambient
40°F to 158° F (-40°C to 75° C)
non-operating and
storage
Relative humidity,
10% to 90%
ambient (noncondensing) operating
Relative humidity,
10% to 95%
ambient (noncondensing) nonoperating and storage
Altitude, operating
-197 to 6500 feet (-60 to 2000 meter)
5.25 x 17.32 x 22.66 in (13.34 x 43.99 x 57.56 cm)
3 Rack Units (RU)
All units rack mountable in standard 19 inch EIA rack
Weight of Fully configured chassis with optional Multiprotocol Service Module: 62 lb (28.2 kg)
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The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such
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