The Cisco MDS 9124 is an ideal platform 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 high port density per rack is imperative. The Cisco MDS 9124, powered by Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Software, offers intelligent storage networking capabilities such as virtual SANs (VSANs), PortChannels, quality of service (QoS), and security for cost-effective design, deployment, provisioning, and management of departmental and enterprise SANs. The Cisco MDS 9124 is designed for environments in which downtime is not an option. It offers nondisruptive software upgrades, optional dual-redundant, hot-swappable AC or DC power supplies (with integrated fans), VSANs for fault isolation, and optional dual-redundant VSANs for fault isolation, and PortChannels for Inter-Switch Link (ISL) resiliency. The Cisco MDS 9124 supports RADIUS and TACACS+, port security, fabric binding, Fibre Channel Security Protocol (FC-SP) host-to-switch and switch-to-switch authentication, Secure FTP (SFTP), Secure Shell Version 2 (SSHv2) and Simple Network Management Protocol Version 3 (SNMPv3) implementing Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), VSANs, hardware-enforced zoning, broadcast zones, and per-VSAN role-based access control (RBAC).
- Exceptional flexibility and scalability
- Intelligent storage networking services at an affordable price
- Highly available platform for mission-critical deployments
- Comprehensive security framework
- Simplified storage management
- Sophisticated diagnostics