Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch for IBM System Storage
IBM Redbooks Product Guide
Published 19 May 2014, updated 09 July 2015
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This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide describes the Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch. The Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch, the next generation of the highly flexible, industry-leading, and proven Cisco MDS 9200 Series Multiservice Switches, is an optimized platform for deploying high performance SAN extension solutions, distributed intelligent fabric services, and cost-effective multiprotocol connectivity for both open systems and mainframe environments. With a compact form factor and advanced capabilities normally that are available only on director-class switches, the Cisco MDS 9250i is an ideal solution for departmental and remote branch-office SANs and as in large-scale SANs with the Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director.
This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide describes the Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch for IBM System Storage. The MDS 9250i, the next generation of the highly flexible, industry-leading, and proven Cisco MDS 9200 Series Multiservice Switches, is an optimized platform for deploying high performance SAN extension solutions, distributed intelligent fabric services, and cost-effective multiprotocol connectivity for both open systems and mainframe environments. With a compact form factor and advanced capabilities that are normally available only on director-class switches, the MDS 9250i is an ideal solution for departmental and remote branch-office SANs and in large-scale SANs with the Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director for IBM System Storage.
The MDS 9250i switch offers up to 40 16-Gbps Fibre Channel ports, two 1/10-Gigabit Ethernet IP storage services ports, and eight 10-Gigabit Ethernet Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) ports in a fixed two-rack-unit (2RU) form factor. The MDS 9250i switch connects to existing native Fibre Channel networks, protecting current investments in storage networks.
The Cisco SAN Extension over IP application package license is enabled as standard on the two fixed, 1/10-Gigabit Ethernet IP storage services ports, enabling features such as Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) and compression on the switch without the need for additional licenses. Also, by using the eight 10-Gigabit Ethernet FCoE ports, the MDS 9250i platform attaches to directly connected FCoE and Fibre Channel storage devices, and supports multitiered unified network fabric connectivity directly over FCoE.
Figure 1 shows the MDS 9250i.
Figure 1. MDS 9250i
Did you know?
- Virtual SANs (VSANs) create hardware-based isolated environments with a single physical SAN fabric or switch.
- Fibre Channel routing with Inter-VSAN Routing (IVR) allows selective transfer of data between specific initiators and targets on different VSANs.
- The MDS 9250i switch scales up to 40 ports of 16-Gbps Fibre Channel in a fixed configuration switch.
The MDS 9250i switch provides unique multiservice and multiprotocol functions in a compact 2RU form factor:
- SAN consolidation with integrated multiprotocol support: The MDS 9250i switch is available in a base configuration of 20 ports of 16-Gbps Fibre Channel for high-performance SAN connectivity, 2 ports of 1/10-Gigabit Ethernet for FCIP and Small Computer System Interface over IP (iSCSI) storage services, and eight ports of 10-Gigabit Ethernet for FCoE connectivity.
- High-density Fibre Channel switch with 16-Gbps connectivity: The MDS 9250i switch scales up to 40 ports of 16-Gbps Fibre Channel in a fixed configuration switch. The base configuration comes with 20 ports of 16-Gbps Fibre Channel enabled for high-performance SAN connectivity. It can be upgraded onsite to enable additional 20 ports of 16-Gbps Fibre Channel by adding the MDS 9250i On-Demand Port Activation license. Additionally, the MDS 9250i cost-effectively scales up for IBM Fibre Connection (FICON) mainframe environments.
- Intelligent application services engine: The MDS 9250i switch includes as standard a single application services engine that enables the included Cisco SAN Extension over IP software solution package to run on the two fixed, 1/10-Gigabit Ethernet storage services ports. The Cisco SAN Extension over IP package provides an integrated, cost-effective, and reliable business-continuance solution that uses IP infrastructure by offering FCIP for remote SAN extension, along with various advanced features to optimize the performance and manageability of FCIP links.
- Hardware-based virtual fabric isolation with virtual VSANs and Fibre Channel routing with IVR: VSANs and IVR enable deployment of large-scale multisite and heterogeneous SAN topologies. Integration into port-level hardware allows any port in a system or in a fabric to be partitioned into any VSAN. Included in the optional MDS 9200 Enterprise advanced software package, IVR provides line-rate routing between any of the ports in a system or in a fabric without the need for external routing appliances.
- Remote SAN extension with high-performance FCIP:
- Simplifies data protection and business-continuance strategies by enabling backup, remote replication, and other disaster-recovery services over WAN distances using open-standards FCIP tunneling.
- Optimizes the usage of WAN resources for backup and replication by enabling hardware-based compression, hardware-based encryption, FCIP write acceleration, and FCIP tape read and write acceleration. Virtual inter-switch link (ISL) connections are provided on the two 1/10-Gigabit Ethernet ports through tunneling.
- Preserves Cisco MDS 9000 Family enhanced capabilities, including VSANs, IVR, advanced traffic management, and network security across remote connections.
- Cost-effective iSCSI connectivity to Ethernet-attached servers:
- Extends the benefits of Fibre Channel SAN-based storage to Ethernet-attached servers at a lower cost than is possible by using Fibre Channel interconnect alone.
- Increases storage usage and availability through consolidation of IP and Fibre Channel block storage.
- Through transparent operation, it preserves the capability of existing storage management applications.
- Advanced FICON services: The MDS 9250i supports FICON environments, including cascaded FICON fabrics, VSAN-enabled intermix of mainframe and open systems environments, and N Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) for mainframe Linux partitions. IBM Control Unit Port (CUP) support enables in-band management of Cisco MDS 9200 Series switches from the mainframe management console. FICON tape acceleration reduces latency effects for FICON channel extension over FCIP for FICON tape read and write operations to mainframe physical or virtual tape. This feature is sometimes referred to as tape pipelining.
- Cisco Data Mobility Manager (DMM) as a distributed fabric service: DMM is a fabric-based data migration solution that transfers block data nondisruptively across heterogeneous storage volumes and across distances, whether the host is online or offline.
- Platform for intelligent fabric applications: The MDS 9250i switch provides an open platform that delivers the intelligence and advanced features that are required to make multilayer intelligent SANs a reality, including hardware-enabled innovations to host or accelerate applications for data migration, storage backup, and data replication. Hosting or accelerating these applications in the network can dramatically improve scalability, availability, security, and manageability of the storage environment, resulting in increased utility and lower TCO.
- In Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) for Fibre Channel interfaces: The MDS 9250i switch promotes high serviceability by allowing Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Software to be upgraded while the Fibre Channel ports are carrying traffic.
- Intelligent network services: The MDS 9250i switch uses VSAN technology for hardware-enforced, isolated environments within a single physical fabric, access control lists (ACLs) for hardware-based intelligent frame processing, and advanced traffic management features such as fabric-wide quality of service (QoS) to facilitate migration from SAN islands to enterprise-wide storage networks.
- High-performance ISLs: The MDS 9250i switch supports up to 16 Fibre Channel ISLs in a single PortChannel. Links can span any port on any module in a chassis for added scalability and resilience. Up to 253 buffer-to-buffer credits can be assigned to a single Fibre Channel port to extend storage networks over long distances.
- Comprehensive network security framework: The MDS 9250i switch 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, the 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports offer IP Security (IPSec) authentication, data integrity, and hardware-assisted data encryption for FCIP and iSCSI.
- IP Version 6 (IPv6) capable: The MDS 9250i switch supports IPv6 as mandated by the US Department of Defense (DoD), Japan, and China. IPv6 support is provided for FCIP, iSCSI, and management traffic routed inband and out of band.
- Sophisticated diagnostic tests: The MDS 9250i switch provides intelligent diagnostic tests, protocol decoding, and network analysis tools, and integrated Cisco Call Home capability for added reliability, faster problem resolution, and reduced service costs.
Architecture and key components
This section describes the architecture and key components of the MDS 9250i.
VSANs are ideal for efficient, secure SAN consolidation, enabling more efficient storage network usage by creating hardware-based isolated environments with a single physical SAN fabric or switch. Each VSAN can be zoned as a typical SAN and maintains its own fabric services for added scalability and resilience. VSANs allow the cost of SAN infrastructure to be shared among more users, while helping ensure complete segregation of traffic and retaining independent control of configuration on a VSAN-by-VSAN basis.
In another step toward deploying efficient, cost-effective, and consolidated storage networks, the MDS 9250i switch supports IVR, the industry’s first routing function for Fibre Channel. IVR allows selective transfer of data between specific initiators and targets on different VSANs while maintaining isolation of control traffic within each VSAN. With IVR, data can transit VSAN boundaries while maintaining control plane isolation, maintaining fabric stability and availability. IVR is one of the feature enhancements that are provided with the MDS 9200 Enterprise advanced software package. It eliminates the need for external routing appliances, greatly increasing routing scalability while delivering line-rate routing performance, simplifying management, and eliminating the challenges that are associated with maintaining separate systems. Deploying IVR means lower total cost of SAN ownership.
FCIP for remote SAN extension
Data distribution, data protection, and business continuance services are significant components of today’s information-centric businesses. The capability to efficiently replicate critical data on a global scale not only helps ensure a higher level of data protection for valuable corporate information, but also increases the usage of backup resources and lowers total cost of storage ownership.
- Building on expertise and knowledge of IP networks, the MDS 9250i switch uses open-standards FCIP to break the distance barrier of current Fibre Channel solutions, enabling the interconnection of SAN islands over extended distances.
- The MDS 9250i switch dramatically enhances hardware-based FCIP compression performance for both high-bandwidth and low-bandwidth links, providing immediate cost savings for expensive WAN infrastructure. The MDS 9250i achieves up to a 43:1 compression ratio, with typical ratios of 4:1 to 5:1 over a wide variety of data sources.
- The MDS 9250i switch supports hardware-based IPSec encryption for secure transmission of sensitive data over extended distances. Hardware enablement of IPSec helps ensure high throughput. Used together, hardware-based compression and hardware-based encryption provide high-performance, highly secure SAN extension capabilities.
I/O Acceleration services
The MDS 9250i switch supports Cisco MDS 9250i I/O Acceleration (IOA) services, an advanced software package that can significantly improve application performance when storage traffic is extended across long distances. When Fibre Channel and FCIP write acceleration are enabled, WAN throughput is optimized through reduced latency for command acknowledgments. Similarly, the MDS 9250i switch supports Fibre Channel and FCIP tape write acceleration, which allows operation at nearly full throughput over WAN links for remote tape backup and restore operations.
MDS 9250i IOA can be deployed with disk data replication solutions to extend the distance between data centers or reduce the effects of latency. MDS 9250i IOA can also be used to enable remote tape backup and restore operations without significant throughput degradation. Here are the main features of MDS 9250i IOA:
- Extension of the acceleration service as a fabric service to any port in the fabric, regardless of where it is attached
- Fibre Channel write acceleration (FC-WA) and Fibre Channel tape acceleration (FC-TA)
- FCIP write acceleration (FCIP-WA) and FCIP tape acceleration (FCIP-TA)
- Fibre Channel and FCIP compression
- High availability using PortChannels with acceleration over Fibre Channel and FCIP
- Unified solution for disk and tape I/O acceleration over metropolitan area networks (MANs) and WANs
- Speed-independent acceleration that accelerates 2/4/8/16-Gbps FC links and consolidates traffic over 8/16 Gigabit ISLs
Cisco DMM is an advanced software package that is composed of a fabric-based data migration solution that transfers block data nondisruptively across heterogeneous storage volumes and across distances, whether the host is online or offline. This data center-class solution helps mitigate the challenges that are experienced in migrating data, such as downtime, the need to add data migration software to servers, and the potential for data loss and corruption. By enabling the DMM feature on an MDS 9250i switch that is anywhere in the SAN, data migration can be configured without host agents, without rewiring, without affecting performance, and without downtime.
The MDS 9250i is mainframe-ready and supports IBM zSeries FICON and Linux environments provided with the Cisco MDS 9200 Mainframe advanced software package. Qualified by IBM for attachment to all FICON-enabled devices in an IBM zSeries operating environment, MDS 9250i switches support transport of the FICON protocol in both cascaded and noncascaded fabrics, as well as an intermix of FICON and open systems Fibre Channel Protocol traffic on the same switch. VSANs simplify intermixing of SAN resources among IBM z/OS, mainframe Linux, and open systems environments, enabling increased SAN utilization and simplified SAN management. VSAN-based intermix mode eliminates the uncertainty and instability that is often associated with zoning-based intermix techniques. VSANs also eliminate the possibility that a misconfiguration or component failure in one VSAN will affect operation in other VSANs. VSAN-based management access controls simplify partitioning of SAN management responsibilities between mainframe and open systems environments, enhancing security. FICON VSANs can be managed using the standard Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM), the command-line interface (CLI), or IBM CUP-enabled management tools, including SA/390, Resource Measurement Facility (RMF), and Dynamic Channel Path Management (DCM).
The MDS 9200 Mainframe package is required for all MDS 9250i integrated FICON channel extension features. In combination with SAN extension capabilities, it enables FICON tape read and write acceleration.
Advanced traffic management
The following advanced traffic-management capabilities are integrated as standard on the MDS 9250i switch:
- Virtual output queue (VOQ): Helps ensure line-rate performance on each port, independent of traffic pattern, by eliminating head-of-line blocking.
- PortChannels: Allow users to aggregate up to 16 physical ISLs into a single logical bundle, providing optimized bandwidth usage across all links. The bundle can consist of any speed-matched ports from any module in the chassis, helping ensure that the bundle can remain active even during a module failure.
- Fabric Shortest Path First (FSPF)-based multipathing: Provides the intelligence to load-balance across up to 16 equal-cost paths and, during a switch failure, dynamically reroute traffic.
The following extra advanced traffic-management capabilities are available on the MDS 9250i switch with the optional MDS 9200 Enterprise advanced software package to simplify deployment and optimization of large-scale fabrics:
- Up to 256 buffer-to-buffer credits: Can be assigned to an individual port for optimal bandwidth usage across long distances.
- QoS: Can be used to manage bandwidth and control latency to prioritize critical traffic for specific applications.
- IVR: Eliminates the need for external routing appliances, greatly increasing routing scalability while delivering line-rate routing performance, simplifying management, and eliminating the challenges that are associated with maintaining separate systems.
- SCSI flow statistics: Collects logical unit number (LUN)-level SCSI flow statistics, including read, write, and error statistics, for any combination of initiators and targets.
To address the need for failure-proof security in storage networks, the MDS 9250i switch includes as standard an extensive security framework to protect highly sensitive data crossing today’s enterprise networks:
- When the Smart Zoning feature is enabled, Cisco MDS 9000 Family fabrics provision the hardware access control entries that are specified by the zone set more efficiently. Doing so avoids the superfluous entries that 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.
- Intelligent packet inspection is provided at the port level, including the application of ACLs for hardware enforcement of zones, VSANs, and advanced port-security features.
- Extended zoning capabilities are provided to help ensure that LUNs can be accessed only by specific hosts (LUN zoning) to limit SCSI read commands for a certain zone (read-only zoning), and to restrict broadcasts to only selected zones (broadcast zones).
The following additional advanced security-management capabilities are available on the MDS 9250i switch with the MDS 9200 Enterprise advanced software package to further help ensure the security of large-scale fabrics:
- Switch-to-switch and host-to-switch authentication helps eliminate disruptions that might occur because of unauthorized devices connecting to a large enterprise fabric.
- Port security locks down the mapping of an entity to a switch port to help ensure that SAN security is not compromised by connection of unauthorized devices to a switch port.
- VSAN-based access control allows customers to define roles in which the scope of the roles is limited to certain VSANs.
- FC-SP provides switch-switch and host-switch Diffie-Hellman Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (DH-CHAP) authentication that supports RADIUS and TACACS+ to help ensure that only authorized devices access protected storage networks.
- Comprehensive IPSec protocol suite delivers secure authentication, data integrity, and hardware-based encryption for both FCIP and iSCSI deployments.
- Digital certificates are issued by a trusted third party and are used as electronic passports to prove the identity of certificate owners.
- Fabric binding for open systems helps ensure that the ISLs are enabled only between switches that are authorized in the fabric binding configuration.
Advanced diagnostic and troubleshooting tools
Management of large-scale storage networks requires proactive diagnostic tools to verify connectivity and route latency, and mechanisms for capturing and analyzing traffic. The Cisco MDS 9000 Family integrates the industry’s most advanced analysis and diagnostic tools, which are included as standard on the MDS 9250i switch. The power-on self-test (POST) and Cisco Generic Online Diagnostics (GOLD) provide proactive health monitoring. The MDS 9250i switch implements diagnostic capabilities such as Fibre Channel traceroute to identify the exact path and timing of flows, and Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) to intelligently capture network traffic. After traffic is captured, it can be analyzed with Cisco Fabric Analyzer, which is an embedded Fibre Channel analyzer. Comprehensive port-based and flow-based statistics facilitate sophisticated performance analysis and service level agreement (SLA) accounting. With the Cisco MDS 9000 Family, Cisco delivers a comprehensive tool set for troubleshooting and analysis of storage networks.
Ease of management
To meet the needs of all users, the MDS 9250i switch provides three principal modes of management: The Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI, Cisco DCNM, and integration with third-party storage management tools.
The MDS 9250i switch presents a consistent, logical CLI. Adhering to the syntax of the widely known Cisco IOS Software CLI, the Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI is easy to learn and delivers broad management capabilities. The Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI is an efficient and direct interface that provides optimal capabilities to administrators in enterprise environments.
Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) for SAN is an application that simplifies management across multiple switches and converged fabrics. It provides robust features to meet the routing, switching, and storage administration needs of present and future virtualized data centers, streamlines provisioning of the unified fabric, and proactively monitors SAN components. DCNM SAN can be used independently or with third-party management applications.
The solution is designed to scale to large enterprise deployments through a scale-out server architecture with automated failover capability. These capabilities provide a resilient management system that centralizes infrastructure and path monitoring across geographically dispersed data centers. DCNM SAN base management functions are available at no additional charge, whereas advanced features are unlocked with the DCNM SAN Advanced license.
The Cisco DCNM SAN application can be installed on Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems and supports both PostgreSQL and Oracle databases.
Advanced software packages
The MDS 9250i switch can be further enhanced through additional optional licensed software packages that offer advanced intelligence and functions (summarized in Tables 1 and 2). The following software packages are available:
- MDS 9200 Enterprise package: This package includes a set of traffic engineering and advanced security features, such as extended-distance buffer-to-buffer (B2B) credits, IVR, QoS, switch-to-switch and host-to-switch authentication, LUN zoning, and read-only zones, which are recommended for enterprise SANs.
- MDS 9200 DCNM SAN Advanced: DCNM is an easy-to-use application that simplifies management across multiple switches and fabrics. Focused on supporting efficient operations and management of virtual machine-aware fabrics, it provides a robust framework and rich feature set that meets the routing, switching, and storage administration needs of present and future virtualized data centers. MDS 9200 DCNM streamlines provisioning of the unified fabric and proactively monitors the SAN components.
- MDS 9250i IOA Services package: The MDS 9250i switch supports IOA services, which is an advanced software package that can significantly improve application performance when storage traffic is extended across long distances. When Fibre Channel and FCIP write acceleration is enabled, WAN throughput is optimized through reduced latency for command acknowledgments.
- MDS 9000 DMM package: This package on the MDS 9250i switch enables DMM to perform fabric-based data migration that transfers block data nondisruptively across heterogeneous storage volumes and across distances, regardless of whether the host is online or offline. This license is available through RPQ 8S1390.
- MDS 9200 Mainframe package: This package is a comprehensive collection of features required for using the Cisco MDS 9200 Series switches in mainframe storage networks. These features include FICON protocol, FICON tape acceleration (read and write), CUP management, switch cascading, fabric binding, and intermixing.
Table 1 lists the advanced software packages that do not require Application Services Engine.
Table 1. Advanced software packages that do not require Application Services Engine
|Advanced software packages that do not require Application Services Engine||Included or optional|
|DCNM SAN base version||Included|
|DCNM SAN Advanced||Optional|
|MDS 9200 Enterprise||Optional|
|MDS 9250i On-Demand Port Activation||Optional|
|MDS 9200 Mainframe||Optional|
Table 2 lists the advanced software packages that require Application Services Engine.
Table 2. Advanced software packages that require Application Services Engine
|Advanced software packages that require Application Services Engine||Included or optional|
|SAN Extension over IP||Included|
|MDS 9250i IOA Services||Optional|
|MDS 9000 DMM package||Optional|
MDS 9250i product specifications
This section describes the product specifications for the 9250i switch. The MDS 9250i switch offers distributed intelligent fabric services, cost-effective and high-performing FC and FCIP connectivity for open systems, remote SAN extension, and fast disaster recovery.
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All of the features that are shown in this view are included in the IBM offering.
Table 3 lists the specifications for the MDS 9250i switch.
|Cards, ports, and slots||
|Diagnostic and troubleshooting tools||
|Reliability and availability||
|Approvals and compliance||
|Approvals and compliance (continued)||
Supported Cisco optics, media, and transmission distances for the MDS 9250i switch
Table 4 lists the supported Cisco optics, media, and transmission distances for the MDS 9250i switch.
|8-Gbps SW, LC Enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+)||50-micron multimode (OM3)||150 m|
|8-Gbps SW, LC SFP+||50-micron multimode (OM2)||50 m|
|8-Gbps SW, LC SFP+||62.5-micron multimode||21 m|
|8-Gbps LW, LC SFP+||9-micron single mode||10 km|
|16-Gbps SW, LC SFP+||50-micron multimode (OM4)||125 m|
|16-Gbps SW, LC SFP+||50-micron multimode (OM3)||100 m|
|16-Gbps SW, LC SFP+||50-micron multimode (OM2)||35 m|
|16-Gbps SW, LC SFP+||62.5-micron multimode (OM1)||15 m|
|16-Gbps LW, LC SFP+||9-micron single mode||10 km|
|10GBASE-SR SFP+||50-micron multimode / 2000 MHz km||300 m|
|10GBASE-SR SFP+||50-micron multimode / 500 MHz km||82 m|
|10GBASE-SR SFP+||50-micron multimode / 400 MHz km||66 m|
|10GBASE-SR SFP+||62.5-micron multimode / 200 MHz km||33 m|
|10GBASE-SR SFP+||62.5-micron multimode / 160 MHz km||26 m|
|10GBASE- LR 10km SFP+||9-micron single mode||10 km|
|Tri-Rate SW SFP||62.5-micron multimode/1Gbps||300 m|
|Tri-Rate SW SFP||62.5-micron multimode/2Gbps||150 m|
|Tri-Rate SW SFP||50.0-micron multimode/1Gbps||500 m|
|Tri-Rate SW SFP||50.0-micron multimode/2Gbps||300 m|
|Tri-Rate SW SFP||9-micron single mode/1 Gbps||10 km|
|Tri-Rate LW SFP||9-micron single mode/2 Gbps||10 km|
Note: For more information about all the supported transceivers, see the Cisco MDS 9000 Family pluggable transceivers data sheet: at
Physical and environmental specifications for the MDS 9250i switch
Table 5 lists the physical and environmental specifications for the MDS 9250i switch.
Table 5. Physical and environmental specifications for the MDS 9250i switch
|Power and cooling||
Table 6 lists the ordering information.
Table 6. Part numbers or feature codes and descriptions
|IBM Part Number/Feature Code||Description|
|9710-E01||Base Machine with 20x 16 Gbps FC Ports, 8x FCoE and 2x FCIP Ports|
|5210||Tri-Rate SW SFP|
|5220||Tri-Rate LW SFP|
|5420||10GBASE- LR 10km SFP+|
|5602||FC 16Gb SW SFP+|
|5604||FC 16Gb SW SFP+ - 4 Pack|
|5611||FC 16Gb 10km LW SFP+|
|5614||FC 16Gb 10km LW SFP+ - 4 Pack|
|5830||FC 8Gb SW SFP+|
|5834||FC 8Gb SW SFP+ - 4 Pack|
|5850||FC 8Gb 10km LW SFP+|
|5854||FC 8Gb 10km LW SFP+ - 4 Pack|
|5855||FC 8 Gb LC 40 Km SFP+|
|5605||5m 50u LC/LC Fiber Cable|
|5625||25m 50u LC/LC Fiber Cable|
|9110||Power Cord, 125VAC 15A NEMA 5-15 Plug, North America|
|9111||Power Cord, 250VAC 10A 3112 Plug, Australia|
|9112||Power Cord, 250VAC 10A CEE 7/7 Plug, EU|
|9113||Power Cord, 250VAC 10A CEI 23-16/VII Plug, Italy|
|9114||Power Cord, 250VAC 13A BS1363 Plug (13 A fuse), UK|
|9115||Power Cord, 250VAC 10A IRAM 2073 Plug, Argentina|
|9116||Power Cord, 250VAC 10A SABS 164/1 Plug, South Africa|
|9117||Power Cord, 250VAC 10A, Straight C15, MP232 Plug, SWITZ|
|9118||Power Cord, 250VAC 10A GB1002 Plug, China|
|9119||Power Cord, 250VAC 10A SI16S3 Plug, Israel|
|9120||Cabinet Jumper Power Cord, 250 VAC16A, C14-C15 Connector|
|9121||Power Cord, 125VAC 13A KSC8305 Plug, Korea|
|9122||Power Cord, 125VAC 15A CNS10917-2, Taiwan|
|9555||Bulk Order MES Feature|
Table 7 lists the feature codes for licensed software.
Table 7. Licensed software
|7011||MDS 9200 Enterprise Pkg|
|7012||MDS 9250i IO Accelerator|
|7031||MDS 9200 Mainframe Pkg|
|7050||MDS 9200 DCNM SAN Advanced Edition|
|7065||MDS 9250i 20-port FC Port-On-Demand|
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