Dedicated bandwidth and maximum port density
Organizations seeking a standalone departmental SAN switch or an edge switch in enterprise core-edge SANs.
Fibre Channel ports
- 24 ports, universal (E, F, and FL)
Port speed—4-, 2-, and 1-Gbps autosensing with 4 Gbps of dedicated bandwidth per port
Buffer credits—Up to 64 for a group of 4 ports, with a default of 16 buffer credits per port
- 1.063 Gbit/sec line speed (full duplex)
2.125 Gbit/sec line speed (full duplex)
4.25 Gbit/sec line speed (full duplex)
auto-sensing of 1 Gbit/sec, 2 Gbit/sec, and 4 Gbit/sec port speeds
- 192 Gbit/sec end to end
Maximum frame size
- 2112-byte payload
Classes of Service
- Class 2, Class 3, Class F (inter-switch frames)
- FL_Port, F_Port, and E_Port
Self-discovery based on switch type (U_Port)
Data Traffic Types
- Fabric switches supporting unicast and broadcast
- Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP) media;
short-wave up to 500 meters (1640 feet);
long-wave up to 10 kilometers (6.2 miles);
extended long-wave up to 100 km (62.1 mi). Distance depends on fiber optic cable and port speed.
- Name server
Registered state change notification (RSCN)
- SFP Media
- Out-of-band 10/100 Ethernet port
EIA/TIA-232 serial console port
In-band IP over Fibre Channel
- Power-on self-test (POST) diagnostics
Fibre Channel Traceroute capability
Fibre Channel Ping
Fibre Channel Debug
Cisco Fabric Analyzer
- Rack Size 1U
Width 42.90 cm (16.9 in)
Height 4.4 cm (1.7 in)
Depth 26.4 cm (10.4 in)
Weight 4.9 kg (10.8 lb) with dual power supplies, no SFP
Physical dimensions (H x W x D) of 1 RU
1.75 x 17.5 x 16 in. (4.5 x 44.5 x 40.6 cm)
Environmental Operating Conditions
Ambient operating temperature is 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
non-operating temperature is -40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C)
Airflow: Front to rear
- Power supplies (300W AC) (maximum of two per switch)
Input: 100 to 240 VAC nominal (+/-10% for full range)
Input current maximum 20A
Input current steady state
4A @ 110 VAC
2A @ 220 VAC
50 to 60 Hz nominal (+/-3 Hz for full range)
Output: 300W @ 100 VAC
300W @ 220 VAC
The Cisco MDS 9124 offers up to 24 auto sensing Fibre Channel ports capable of speeds of 4, 2, and 1 Gbps in a compact 1RU form-factor chassis with 4 Gbps of dedicated bandwidth for each port and an aggregate platform bandwidth of 192 Gbps. The Cisco MDS 9124 is great as a standalone departmental SAN switch and as an edge switch in enterprise core-edge SANs. The 1RU compact design is ideal for space-constrained environments where maximum port density per rack is imperative.
The Cisco MDS 9124 24-Port Multilayer Fabric Switch features 24 ports that are capable of speeds of 4, 2, and 1 Gbps. It also offers outstanding value by providing a flexible, highly available, and secure solution that is both affordable and easy to use, all in a compact one rack-unit (1-RU) form factor. The Cisco MDS 9124 supports the same industry-leading MDS 9000 storage area network (SAN) OS software that is supported on the entire Cisco MDS 9000 family of products.
The Cisco MDS 9124 can be deployed with minimal configuration and does not require any special training to operate. The Quick Configuration Wizard simplifies and accelerates the initial fabric activation. The Cisco MDS 9124 offers flexible, on-demand port activation; through software licensing, ports can be activated in 8-port increments. The default base switch has eight active ports.
This product also provides:
- Exceptional flexibility and scalability
- Intelligent storage networking services at an affordable price
- A highly available platform for business-critical deployments
- Comprehensive security framework
- Simplified storage management
- Sophisticated diagnostics
- Reduced total cost of ownership (TCO)
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