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Product Line: Cisco MDS 9000 Series
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The DS-C48S-300AC Cisco switch features a 1RU rack-mountable design, fitting standard 19-inch EIA racks, with dimensions of H: 1.72 in. (4.37 cm), W: 17.16 in. (43.59cm), D: 16.34 in. (41.50 cm), and weighs 19.84 lb (9 kg) when fully configured. It is equipped with two 300W AC power supplies, supporting an AC input range of 100 to 240V AC and operates efficiently with a back-to-front airflow of 200 linear feet per minute through the system fan assembly. The switch supports advanced functions such as VSAN IVR, PortChannel with multipath load balancing, and flow-based and zone-based QoS, and offers 48 ports of 16-Gbps Fibre Channel with port speeds of 2/4/8/16-Gbps.

Key Feature for the DS-C48S-300AC

  • What are the physical dimensions of the chassis?
  • The chassis measures 1.72 inches (4.37 cm) in height, 17.16 inches (43.59 cm) in width, and 16.34 inches (41.50 cm) in depth. It is 1RU rack-mountable in a standard 19-inch EIA rack.
  • How much does the fully configured chassis weigh?
  • The fully configured chassis weighs 19.84 lb (9 kg).
  • What type of power supply does the switch use?
  • It uses a 300W AC power supply, with two units per switch. The power cord features a notched C15 socket connector for connecting to a C16 plug on the power supply.
  • What are the AC input characteristics?
  • The AC input characteristics are 100 to 240V AC with a 10% range and a frequency of 50 to 60 Hz.
  • What is the airflow direction and rate?
  • Airflow is directed from back to front, towards the ports, at a rate of 200 linear feet per minute through the system fan assembly.
  • What are the operating and non-operating temperature ranges?
  • The operating temperature range is from 32°F (0°C) to 104°F (40°C). Non-operating and storage temperature ranges from -40°F (-40°C) to 158°F (70°C).
  • What are the relative humidity ranges for operating and non-operating conditions?
  • For operating conditions, relative humidity ranges from 10% to 90% non-condensing. For non-operating and storage, it ranges from 10% to 95% non-condensing.
  • What are the altitude limits for operation?
  • The switch can operate at altitudes from -197 feet (-60 meters) to 6500 feet (2000 meters).
  • What advanced functions does the switch support?
  • The switch supports advanced functions such as VSAN, IVR, PortChannel with multipath load balancing, and flow-based and zone-based QoS.
  • How many ports are available and what are their speeds?
  • There are 48 ports with 16-Gbps Fibre Channel, supporting port speeds of 2/4/8/16-Gbps.

Product Review

The Cisco DS-C48S-300AC switch offers a compact form factor with its dimensions and 1RU size, making it suitable for efficient space utilization in standard 19-inch EIA racks. Its dual 300W AC power supplies, with a notable airflow design for back to front cooling, ensure reliability for continuous operation within a broad range of environmental conditions. However, the fixed 48-port configuration, while sufficient for many scenarios, limits flexibility for environments where expansion or customization is anticipated.


The Cisco DS-C48S-300AC switch is designed to meet the rigorous demands of modern data centers, providing high-speed connectivity and reliable performance for storage networking. This switch is equipped with 48 ports, supporting 16-Gbps Fibre Channel speeds, making it an ideal solution for environments where high throughput and bandwidth are essential. The ports are capable of auto-negotiating lower speeds, including 2, 4, and 8 Gbps, providing flexibility and compatibility with various devices and network architectures. Physical specifications include a height of 1.72 inches (4.37 cm), a width of 17.16 inches (43.59 cm), and a depth of 16.34 inches (41.50 cm), making it a 1RU rack-mountable device suitable for standard 19-inch Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) racks. The fully configured chassis weighs 19.84 lb (9 kg), ensuring stability and durability in a rack-mounted setup. Power efficiency is achieved through dual 300W AC power supplies, ensuring redundancy and continuous operation. The switch operates with an AC input ranging from 100 to 240V AC, accommodating various global power standards and fluctuations within a 10% range. The frequency supported is 50 to 60 Hz, nominal. It features a notched C15 socket for secure and reliable power connectivity.
  • Airflow is designed to move from back to front, maintaining optimal cooling with a speed of 200 linear feet per minute through the system fan assembly.
  • Operating temperatures range from 32°F (0°C) to 104°F (40°C), with non-operating and storage temperatures ranging from -40°F (-40°C) to 158°F (70°C).
  • Relative humidity for operating conditions is between 10% and 90%, non-condensing, while non-operating and storage conditions can withstand humidity levels from 10% to 95%, non-condensing.
The switch is built to perform in varied environments, capable of operating at altitudes from -197 feet (-60 m) to 6500 feet (2000 m), ensuring reliability across different geographic locations and conditions. Advanced features include Virtual Storage Area Network (VSAN) for flexible management of storage solutions, Inter-VSAN Routing (IVR) for efficient data transfer across VSANs, and PortChannel with multipath load balancing for enhanced data throughput and reliability. Flow-based and zone-based Quality of Service (QoS) ensure prioritization of critical traffic, optimizing performance and resource utilization. In summary, the Cisco DS-C48S-300AC switch combines high-density port configuration with advanced networking features, designed for scalability, performance, and reliability in enterprise data centers. Its physical and operational specifications cater to a wide range of environmental conditions, making it a versatile solution for various networking requirements.


Part Number and Manufacturer Cisco DS-C48S-300AC
Height 1.72 inches (4.37 cm)
Width 17.16 inches (43.59 cm)
Depth 16.34 inches (41.50 cm)
Compatibility 1RU, compatible with standard 19-inch EIA racks
Chassis Weight (Configured) 19.84 pounds (9 kg)
Power Supply Capacity 300W AC, dual per unit
Power Connection Type C15 notched socket to C16 plug
Input Voltage Range 100-240V AC, ±10%
Input Frequency 50-60 Hz
Cooling Airflow Direction Back-to-front
Airflow Rate 200 LFM through fan assembly
Operating Temperature Range 32°F (0°C) to 104°F (40°C)
Non-Operating Temperature Range -40°F (-40°C) to 158°F (70°C)
Operating Humidity Range (Non-condensing) 10% to 90%
Non-Operating Humidity Range (Non-condensing) 10% to 95%
Operating Altitude Range -197 ft (-60 m) to 6500 ft (2000m)
Key Features VSAN, IVR PortChannel, multipath balancing, Flow and zone-based QoS
Port Configuration 48 ports, 16-Gbps Fibre Channel fixed setup
Supported Port Speeds 2, 4, 8, 16-Gbps

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