Cisco MDS 9148 (DS-C9148D-8G16P-K9)

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Cisco MDS 9148 (DS-C9148D-8G16P-K9)
48-Port Multilayer Fabric Switch with 16 8-Gbps active ports and 16 8-Gbps SW optics,
Dual Power Supplies, Power Cords and Fans, VSANs, PortChannels, and Cisco DCNM
for SAN Essentials Edition. Includes generic Cisco Accessory kit
PDF generated on: 1 April, 2018
Price details:
Price excl. VAT: 4,061.53 €
Eco fees: 0.30 €
VAT 21 %: 852.98 €
Product details:
Product code: DS-C9148D-8G16P-K9
EAN: 0882658336942
Manufacturer: Cisco
4,914.81 €
* VAT included
The Cisco® MDS 9148 Multilayer Fabric Switch (Figure 1) is a high-performance, flexible, cost-effective platform with
the industry's highest port density and lowest power consumption available in a compact one rack-unit (1RU) chassis
form factor. It provides 48 line-rate 8-Gbps ports for storage networking deployments in small, medium-sized, and large
enterprise environments. The Cisco MDS 9148, based on a purpose-built “switch-on-a-chip'' application-specific
integrated circuit (ASIC), offers outstanding value by providing high-availability, security, and ease of use at a costeffective price. With the flexibility to expand from 16 to 48 ports in 8-port increments, the Cisco MDS 9148 offers the
densities required to scale from an entry-level departmental switch to top-of-the-rack switch to edge switch connectivity
into enterprise core SANs. The Cisco MDS 9148 delivers a nonblocking architecture, with all 48 1/2/4/8-Gbps ports
operating at line rate concurrently.
The Cisco MDS 9148 supports Zero-Touch installation as well as the Cisco Device Manager Quick Configuration
Wizard, which allow it to be deployed quickly and easily in networks of any size. Powered by Cisco MDS 9000
NX‑OS Software, it includes advanced storage networking features and functions and is compatible with Cisco
MDS 9500 Series Multilayer Directors and Cisco MDS 9200 and other 9100 Series Multilayer Fabric Switches, providing
transparent, end-to-end service delivery in core-edge deployments.
- High-performance with exceptional flexibility: The Cisco MDS 9148 offers up to 48 autosensing Fibre Channel ports
capable of speeds of 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gbps in a compact 1RU form-factor chassis with 8 Gbps of dedicated bandwidth for
each port and an aggregate platform bandwidth of 768 Gbps. The Cisco MDS 9148 comes with three preconfigured
models for 16, 32, or 48 ports. The 16- and 32-port models can be upgraded onsite to enable additional ports by adding
one or more 8-port Cisco MDS 9148 On-Demand Port Activation licenses.
- Intelligent storage networking services at a cost-effective price: The Cisco MDS 9148, powered by Cisco MDS 9000
NX-OS Software, offers intelligent storage networking capabilities such as virtual SANs (VSANs), Inter-VSAN Routing
(IVR), link aggregation using PortChannels, quality of service (QoS), and security. These features make it easy to
design, deploy, provision, and manage the Cisco MDS 9148 either as a standalone departmental SAN switch or as a
top-of-the-rack switch or an edge switch in an enterprise core-edge SAN.
- Smart Zoning: When the Smart Zoning feature is enabled, Cisco MDS 9000 Family fabrics provision the hardware
access control entries specified by the zone set more efficiently, avoiding the superfluous entries that would 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. Thus, smart zones can correspond to applications, application 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.
- Simplified scalable deployment of virtual machine-aware SANs: In a virtual machine environment in which many host
operating systems or applications are running on a physical host, the Cisco MDS 9148 uses N‑Port ID
Virtualization (NPIV) technology to provide independent management for each virtual machine. Furthermore, the Cisco
MDS 9148 provides Cisco N-Port Virtualization (NPV) and fabric-port (F-port) trunking and channeling features to
enable SANs to be scaled without reaching Fibre Channel domain ID limits. The Cisco FlexAttach feature enables
transparent server deployment and movement without SAN reconfiguration.
- High-availability platform for mission-critical deployments: The Cisco MDS 9148 is designed for environments in which
downtime is unacceptable. It offers nondisruptive software upgrades, dual redundant hot-swappable power supplies
(with integrated fans), dual redundant hot-swappable fan trays, VSANs for fault isolation, Inter-VSAN Routing (IVR) for
sharing resources across VSANs, PortChannels for Inter-Switch Link (ISL) resiliency, and F-port trunking for resiliency
on uplinks from a Cisco MDS 9148 operating in NPV mode.
- Comprehensive security framework: The Cisco MDS 9148 supports as standard role-based access control (RBAC)
using RADIUS or TACACS+ authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) functions, VSAN fabric isolation,
intelligent packet inspection at the port level, Fibre Channel Security Protocol (FC-SP) host‑to-switch and switchto-switch authentication, Secure FTP (SFTP), Secure Shell Version 2 (SSHv2) and Simple Network Management
Protocol Version 3 (SNMPv3) implementing Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), control-plane security, hardwareenforced zoning, broadcast zones, and management access. Although rarely needed in most switch fabric installations,
an extensive set of even more innovative and powerful security features and functions is available with the optional
Cisco MDS 9000 Family Enterprise Package License.
- Simplified storage management: The Cisco MDS 9148 supports SAN plug-and-play capabilities, including new ZeroTouch Installation deployment and provisioning, and offers built-in storage network management, with all features
available through a command-line interface (CLI) or the Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) for SAN
Essentials Edition (formerly Cisco Fabric Manager), a centralized management tool with task-based wizards that
simplifies management of a standalone switch or multiple switches and fabrics.
- Sophisticated diagnostics: Industry-leading intelligent diagnostics such as Fibre Channel ping, Fibre Channel
traceroute, Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN), Cisco Fabric Analyzer, and an integrated Call Home capability to enhance
reliability, facilitate faster problem resolution, and reduce service costs.
- Reduced total cost of ownership (TCO): Common platform architecture and the use of Cisco MDS 9000
NX‑OS Software intelligent storage networking services across all Cisco MDS 9000 Family switches reduce
ongoing operating expenses by providing a consistent set of provisioning, management, and diagnostic capabilities
Main Features and Benefits
Exceptional Flexibility for High-Performance SANs
The Cisco MDS 9148 offers up to 48 autosensing Fibre Channel ports capable of speeds of 8, 4, 2, and 1 Gbps in a
compact 1RU form-factor chassis. With 8 Gbps of dedicated bandwidth for each port and aggregate platform bandwidth
of 768 Gbps, the Cisco MDS 9148 is designed to meet the performance and scalability requirements of the most
demanding environments.
The flexibility of the Cisco MDS 9148 is provided by the Cisco MDS 9148 On-Demand Port Activation license, which
allows the addition of eight 8-Gbps ports. Customers have the option of purchasing preconfigured models of 16, 32, or
48 ports and upgrading the 16- and 32-port models onsite all the way to 48 ports by adding these licenses. With
advanced storage networking capabilities built into the platform, the Cisco MDS 9148 is an ideal choice either as a
standalone departmental SAN switch or as a top-of-the-rack switch or an edge switch in an enterprise core-edge SAN.
The Cisco MDS 9148 supports hot-swappable autosensing Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) and Enhanced SFP
(SFP+) optics with interfaces for 8, 4, 2, and 1 Gbps. Individual ports can be configured with either short- or longwavelength optics for connectivity up to 860 meters (m) and 31 kilometers (km), respectively.
VSANs for Virtualization, Segmentation, and Isolation
VSAN, an industry standard for fabric virtualization capabilities, enables more efficient storage network use by creating
hardware-based isolated environments within a single physical SAN fabric or switch. Up to 32 VSANs are supported per
switch. Each VSAN can be zoned as a typical SAN and maintains its own fabric services and management domains for
added scalability and resilience. VSANs allow the cost of SAN infrastructure to be shared among more users while
helping ensure segregation of traffic and retaining independent control of configuration on a VSAN-by-VSAN basis.
Integrated VSAN Routing (IVR) for Highly Available, Scalable SANs
To deploy efficient, cost-effective, consolidated storage networks, the Cisco MDS 9148 supports IVR functionality. IVR
allows selective transfer of data traffic between specific initiators and targets on different VSANs while maintaining
isolation of control traffic within each VSAN, thereby maintaining fabric stability and availability. Integrated IVR lowers
TCO by eliminating the need for external routing appliances, greatly increasing routing scalability while delivering linerate performance, simplifying management, and eliminating the challenges associated with maintaining separate
Main specifications:
Management features
Switch type:
Quality of Service (QoS) support:
System event log:
Ports & interfaces
Managed network switch
Installed SFP+ modules quantity:
Console port:
10G support:
Link aggregation:
DHCP client:
Security algorithms:
Access Control List (ACL):
SSH/SSL support:
128-bit AES,802.1x RADIUS,SSH-2
Management protocols:
Rack mounting:
Colour of product:
Form factor:
LED indicators:
Electromagnetic compatibility:
UL 60950 -1, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950 -1, EN 60950 -1, IEC 60950 -1,
AS/NZS 60950, IEC 60825, EN 60825, 21 CFR 1040
FCC Part 15 (CFR 47) A, ICES-003 A, EN55022 A, CISPR22 A, AS/NZS
CISPR22 A, VCCI A, EN55024, KN24, EN50082-1, EN61000-3-2,
EN61000-3-3, EN61000-6-1, CISPR24, NEBS, GR-63-Core NEBS 3, GR1089-Core NEBS 3, ETSI, ETS 300 019 1.1, ETS 300 019 2.3, ETSI 300
019 3.1
AC input voltage:
Power supply included:
AC input frequency:
Number of power supply units:
100-240 V
50/60 Hz
Power over Ethernet (PoE)
Power over Ethernet (PoE):
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T):
Storage temperature (T-T):
Operating relative humidity (H-H):
Storage relative humidity (H-H):
Operating altitude:
0 - 40 °C
-40 - 70 °C
10 - 90 %
5 - 95 %
-60 - 2000 m
Weight & dimensions
435.9 mm
479.8 mm
44.7 mm
10000 g
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