Cisco MDS 9000 Family (2054 models), resold by IBM , offers expanded capabilities with SSN-16 and I/O acceleration support features

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 110-030
February 9, 2010

 
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Cisco MDS 9000 family (2054 models) adds the Cisco MDS 9000 16-Port Storage Services Node (SSN-16) as well as TCP/IP services and Input/Output (I/O) acceleration for the SSN-16.

The Cisco MDS 9513 (2054-E11) adds one new feature:

  • FICON® Package

The Cisco MDS 9500 family (2054-E04/E07/E11) adds four new features:

  • 16 Port Gigabit Ethernet SSN-16 Module
  • MDS 9500 I/O Acceleration for 18/4 Module
  • MDS 9500 FCIP Activation for SSN-16
  • MDS 9500 I/O Acceleration for SSN-16

The Cisco MDS 9222i (2054-E01) adds five new features:

  • 16 Port Gigabit Ethernet SSN-16 Module
  • MDS 9222i I/O Acceleration for 18/4 Module
  • MDS 9222i I/O Acceleration (Base Machine)
  • MDS 9222i FCIP Activation for SSN-16
  • MDS 9222i I/O Acceleration for SSN-16

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The Cisco MDS 9000 family of Fabric Switch and Director Offerings, resold by IBM, now offers expanded capabilities, with the introduction of the Cisco MDS 9000 16-Port Storage Services Node (SSN-16). Four processors in the SSN-16 allow you up to a four-to-one performance increase over the existing 18/4 Multiservice Module (FN 2450) thereby helping to reduce slot requirements in Cisco MDS directors.

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fibre Channel SSN-16 and Input/Output (I/O) acceleration features can help gain economies of scale in terms of slots and performance.

Many IT departments have consolidated their data centers and SANs, achieving efficiencies along the way. Large enterprises with consolidated SANs have hundreds or thousands of servers running business applications interconnecting through a common network fabric, making the network fabric a nexus from which to deploy solutions such as Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) activation and I/O acceleration.

The Cisco MDS 9000 16-Port Storage Services Node is designed to provide a high-performance, flexible, unified platform for deploying enterprise-class disaster recovery, business continuance, and intelligent fabric applications.

The Cisco MDS 9000 16-Port Storage Services Node hosts four independent service engines, which can each be individually and incrementally enabled to scale as business requirements change, or be configured to run separate applications. Based on the single service engine in the Cisco MDS 9000 18/4-Port Multiservice Module, this four-to-one consolidation can help deliver hardware savings and free slots in the Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Directors chassis.

The Cisco MDS 9000 16-Port Storage Services Node can integrate into the Cisco MDS 9500 Series Multilayer Directors and the Cisco MDS 9222i Multiservice Modular Switch. Each of the four service engines supports 4 Gigabit Ethernet IP storage services ports, for a total of 16 ports of FCIP connectivity. Traffic can be switched between an IP port and any Fibre Channel port on a Cisco MDS 9000 Family switch. The Cisco MDS 9000 16-Port Storage Services Node supports the full range of services available on other Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fibre Channel switching modules, including virtual SANs (VSANs), security, and traffic management.

The Cisco MDS 9000 16-Port Storage Services Node can help reduce latency for disk and tape with FCIP acceleration features, including FCIP write acceleration, and FCIP tape write and read acceleration.

Multiple Gigabit Ethernet ports within a single engine or across service engines can be grouped into a Port Channel of up to 16 links for high availability and increased aggregate throughput. Port Channels can also be enabled for FCIP tape read and write acceleration by running the optional Cisco MDS 9000 I/O Accelerator (IOA) Package on a service engine anywhere in the fabric.

The FICON Package includes four 8 Gb 24-port blades, 96 4 Gb longwave SFP transceivers, and the Mainframe Server Package in a single feature number (#1000) for the Cisco MDS 9513 (2054-E11).

Feature exchange

None


 
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Requires Cisco MDS NX-OS 4.2(1), or later.


 
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Planned availability date
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February 19, 2010


 
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16 Port Gigabit Ethernet SSN-16 Module

The Cisco MDS 9000 16-Port Storage Services Node is designed to support mission-critical enterprise storage networks that require secure, robust, cost-effective business-continuance services. The Cisco MDS 9000 16-Port Storage Services Node offers the following main features.

MDS 9000 SSN-16 FCIP Activation for remote SAN extension:

  • Simplified data protection by enabling backup, remote replication, and other disaster-recovery services over WAN distances using open standards FCIP tunneling
  • Utilization of WAN resources for backup and replication by enabling hardware-based compression, hardware-based encryption, Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) write acceleration, and FCIP tape read and write acceleration; up to 48 virtual Inter-Switch Link (ISL) connections are provided on the 16-Gigabit Ethernet ports through tunneling
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family enhanced capabilities, including virtual SANs (vSANs), advanced traffic management, and security, across remote connections

MDS 9000 I/O Acceleration for SSN-16 module or 18/4 module:

  • Utilization of metropolitan area network (MAN) resources for backup and replication by enabling hardware-based compression, Fibre Channel write acceleration, and Fibre Channel tape read and write acceleration
  • Transport and speed-independent implementation, helps provide a unified solution for 1-Gbps, 2-Gbps, 4-Gbps, 8-Gbps, and 10-Gbps links over MANs and WANs
  • With transparent insertion of the Cisco IOA service, avoids requirements for fabric reconfiguration or rewiring
  • Port channels for FCIP tape acceleration to provide high availability and resiliency
  • Port channels, service clustering, and Lightweight Reliable Transport Protocol (LRTP)

Integrated IP storage services in a high density form factor:

  • The SSN-16 module supports 16 Gigabit Ethernet ports for FCIP. Individual ports can be configured with hot-swappable shortwave and longwave Small Form-Factor Pluggables (SFPs).

Integrated hardware-based VSANs and Inter-VSAN Routing (IVR):

  • The SSN-16 module enables deployment of large-scale multisite and heterogeneous SAN topologies. Integration into port-level hardware allows any port in a system or fabric to be partitioned into any VSAN. Integrated hardware-based IVR provides line-rate routing between any port in a system or fabric without the need for external routing appliances.

Intelligent network services:

  • The SSN-16 module uses VSAN technology for hardware-enforced, isolated environments in a single physical fabric, accesses control lists (ACLs) for hardware-based intelligent frame processing, and has advanced traffic management features such as Fibre Channel congestion control and fabric wide quality of service (QoS) to facilitate migration from SAN islands to enterprise wide storage networks.

FICON Package

The FICON Package includes four 8 Gb 24 port blades, 96 4 Gb longwave SFP transceivers, and the Mainframe Server Package in a single feature number (#1000) for the Cisco MDS 9513 (2054-E11).

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Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=110-030

 
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                                    Machine             Feature
Description                         type      Model     number
 
New features announcing for:
 
Cisco MDS 9222i Fabric Switch       2054      E01
 
 16 Port SSN-16 Module                                  2816
 9200 I/O Acc for 18/4                                  7062
 9200 I/O Acc. (Base Machine)                           7072
 9200 FCIP Act for SSN16                                7082
 9200 I/O Acc for SSN16                                 7092
 Bulk Ordes MES Feature                                 9555
 
Cisco MDS 9506 Director              2054     E04
 
 16 Port SSN-16 Module                                  2816
 9500 I/O Acc for 18/4                                  7075
 9500 FCIP Act for SSN16                                7085
 9500 I/O Acc for SSN16                                 7095
 Bulk Ordes MES Feature                                 9555
 
Cisco MDS 9509 Director              2054     E07
 
 16 Port SSN-16 Module                                  2816
 9500 I/O Acc for 18/4                                  7075
 9500 FCIP Act for SSN16                                7085
 9500 I/O Acc for SSN16                                 7095
 Bulk Ordes MES Feature                                 9555
 
Cisco MDS 9513 Director              2054     E11
 
 FICON Package                                          1000
 16 Port SSN-16 Module                                  2816
 9500 I/O Acc for 18/4                                  7075
 9500 FCIP Act for SSN16                                7085
 9500 I/O Acc for SSN16                                 7095
 Bulk Ordes MES Feature                                 9555
 

Model conversions

Not applicable.

Feature conversions

Not applicable.


 
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Technical documentation for Cisco products is provided by Cisco Systems. A list of available documentation and instructions for ordering a set of manuals on CD-ROM, visit

http://www.cisco.com/go/ibm/storage

 
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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

For information on technical specifications of Cisco products, including operating environment and physical specifications, visit

http://www.cisco.com/go/ibm/storage
Hardware requirements
Supported servers and storage systems

For the most current and complete description of the Cisco Systems MDS 9000 family of storage networking products, refer to

http://www.cisco.com/go/ibm/storage

For a complete list of hardware and software requirements, heterogeneous cross-functional product requirements, support statements, prerequisites and/or product dependencies, refer to

http://www.ibm.com/storage/cisco

Support for some configurations may not be available on the initial planned availability date.

Software requirements

Requires Cisco MDS SAN NX-OS 4.2(1), or later.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Planning information, including customer responsibilities, physical planning, and installability is available in the specific product planning manuals on the following Web site

http://www.cisco.com/go/ibm/storage

You are responsible for downloading or obtaining from IBM, and installing designated machine code (microcode, basic input/output system code (called BIOS), utility programs, device drivers, and diagnostics delivered with an IBM machine) and other software updates in a timely manner from an IBM Internet Web site or from other electronic media, and following the instructions that IBM provides. You may request IBM to install machine code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

Cable orders

A fiber optic cable is required for attaching the Cisco MDS 9000 Multilayer Directors to host computer system adapters or other Fibre Channel storage area components. The fiber optic cable must be customer supplied, and must meet specifications defined by Cisco Systems.

While operating at 8 Gbps Fibre Channel standard tolerances, 50.0/125-micrometer OM3 fiber optic cable is designed for use up to 150-meter distances, and 62.5/125-micrometer fiber optic cable is designed for use up to 21-meter distances. The fiber optic cable connection is a Lucent Connector (LC) type.

In many situations, the required lengths and installation of fiber optic cables will be unique to each customer's configuration and facility specifications. Product support services, offered by IBM Global Services' Site and Connectivity Solutions, can provide assistance for these unique cabling and installation requirements.

Security, auditability, and control

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.


 
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MES discount applicable

Equal to the volume commitment discount

Field installable features

Yes

Warranty period

One year. This feature assumes the same warranty or maintenance terms as the machine in which it is installed for the full warranty or maintenance period announced for such machine.

Customer setup

No

Machine code

Same license terms and conditions as base machine.


 
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New features for Cisco 9000 Multilayer Directors
                              Machine                 Feature 
Description                   type  Models            number  
 
New features:
 
 FICON Package                2054  E11               1000   
 16 Port SSN-16 Module        2054  E01/E04/E07/E11   2816   
 9200 I/O Acc for 18/4        2054  E01               7062   
 9200 I/O Acc. (Base Machine) 2054  E01               7072   
 9500 I/O Acc for 18/4        2054  E01/E04/E07/E11   7075   
 9200 FCIP Act for SSN16      2054  E01               7082   
 9500 FCIP Act for SSN16      2054  E01/E04/E07/E11   7085   
 9200 I/O Acc for SSN16       2054  E01               7092   
 9500 I/O Acc for SSN16       2054  E01/E04/E07/E11   7095   
 Bulk Ordes MES Feature       2054  E01/E04/E07/E11   9555    
 
         Field    Plant
Feature  install  install  MES       Cables
number   only     only     removal   required
 
1000        N       Y         N         N
2816        N       N         N         N
7062        N       N         N         N
7072        N       N         N         N
7075        N       N         N         N
7082        N       N         N         N
7085        N       N         N         N
7092        N       N         N         N
7095        N       N         N         N
9555        Y       N         N         N

If field installed on a purchased machine, parts removed or replaced become the property of IBM and must be returned.

Machine Feature List
type Model code Description price*
2054 E01 2816 16 Port SSN-16 Module $92,319
2054 E01 7062 9200 I/O Acc for 18/4 $72,928
2054 E01 7072 9200 I/O Acc. (Base Machine) $72,928
2054 E01 7075 9500 I/O Acc for 18/4 $72,928
2054 E01 7082 9200 FCIP Act for SSN16 $30,524
2054 E01 7085 9500 FCIP Act for SSN16 $30,524
2054 E01 7092 9200 I/O Acc for SSN16 $72,928
2054 E01 7095 9500 I/O Acc for SSN16 $72,928
2054 E01 9555 Bulk Order MES Feature $0
2054 E04 2816 16 Port SSN-16 Module $92,319
2054 E04 7075 9500 I/O Acc for 18/4 $72,928
2054 E04 7085 9500 FCIP Act for SSN16 $30,524
2054 E04 7095 9500 I/O Acc for SSN16 $72,928
2054 E04 9555 Bulk Order MES Feature $0
2054 E07 2816 16 Port SSN-16 Module $92,319
2054 E07 7075 9500 I/O Acc for 18/4 $72,928
2054 E07 7085 9500 FCIP Act for SSN16 $30,524
2054 E07 7095 9500 I/O Acc for SSN16 $72,928
2054 E07 9555 Bulk Order MES Feature $0
2054 E11 1000 FICON package $0
2054 E11 2816 16 Port SSN-16 Module $92,319
2054 E11 7075 9500 I/O Acc for 18/4 $72,928
2054 E11 7085 9500 FCIP Act for SSN16 $30,524
2054 E11 7095 9500 I/O Acc for SSN16 $72,928
2054 E11 9555 Bulk Order MES Feature $0

* IBM list price does not include tax or shipping and is subject to change without notice. Reseller prices may vary.


 
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