Feature spotlights

High-availability platform

Support mission-critical deployments with dual-redundant, hot-swappable components and port-channeling resiliency features.

Intelligent diagnostics

Simplify storage management with built-in diagnostic tools for added reliability, faster problem resolution and reduced service costs.

Advanced traffic management

Helps ensure line-rate performance, optimized bandwidth utilization and intelligent load balancing.

Virtual SAN technology

Uses virtual SAN (VSAN) technology for hardware-enforced, isolated environments within a physical fabric.

Technical details

Software requirements

Warranty: One-year, customer-replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite; next-business-day response; warranty-service upgrades are available.

    Hardware requirements

    Cisco MDS 9148S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch at a glance:

    • Product number: 9711-S48
    • Hot-swappable components: Power supplies, fan modules, small form-factor pluggable
    • Weight: Fully configured chassis: 9.00 kg (19.84 lb)
    • Airflow: Back to front (toward ports)
    • Link speeds: Port speed: 2/4/8/16 Gbps autosensing, optionally configurable

    Technical specifications

    Dimensions: 43.70 mm (1.72 in.) H x 435.90 mm (17.16 in.) W x 415.00 mm (16.34 in.) D, 1RU; all units rack-mountable in standard 19-inch Electronic Industries Alliance [EIA] rack.

    Optional features: MDS 9100 Enterprise Package (FC 7210), MDS 9100 DCNM Advanced Edition (FC 7211) and MDS 9148S 12-port On-Demand activation (FC 7212).

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