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Product Line: Cisco MDS 9148S
Product Type: Switch
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Original price $568.00 - Original price $1,006.00
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$568.00 - $1,006.00
Current price $1,006.00
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Product Description

The Cisco MDS 9148S switch is a high-performance, high-density Fibre Channel switch designed for small to medium-sized enterprises. This switch offers up to 48 ports of 16 Gbps Fibre Channel connectivity, allowing for seamless integration with existing storage networks. It also offers advanced features such as non-disruptive software upgrades and hot-swappable modules, ensuring high availability and ease of maintenance.

Key Feature for the DS-C9148S-K9

1. 48 ports of 16 Gbps Fibre Channel connectivity 
2. Hot-swappable power supplies and fans 
3. Non-disruptive software upgrades 
4. Support for virtual SANs (VSANs) and port channels 
5. Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) support 
6. Support for Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) for easy management

Product Review

The Cisco DS-C9148S-K9 is a high-performance Fibre Channel switch designed for data center environments. It features 48 SFP+ ports, providing up to 16 Gbps per port and a total bandwidth of up to 768 Gbps. Its unique hardware features include hot-swappable power supplies and fan modules for maximum uptime and flexibility in maintenance. The switch also supports advanced features such as Virtual Storage Area Networks (VSANs) and Quality of Service (QoS) for improved network management and performance.


The Cisco DS-C9148S-K9 offers performance and scalability for the enterprise data center through a reliable and secure unified fabric for both virtual and physical networks. This powerful switch offers 48 ports of 10 GbE, 720 Gb of fabric bandwidth, and up to 768 Gb of buffered memory. All ports are capable of up to 48Gbps line-rate switching and can be combined into link aggregation groups. Additionally, this switch can be used as a backbone to large scale Virtual Private Network (VPN) deployments. The Cisco DS-C9148S-K9 supports four 9800 Series services including advanced IP routing, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Class-Based Weighted Fair Queuing (CBWFQ), and Quality of Service (QoS). The switch also supports redundant power supplies and up to 768 Gb of buffered memory. This allows for larger configurations featuring an expanded set of dynamic routing protocols such as OSPF and BGP. The QoS capabilities provide bandwidth control, packet classification, traffic shaping, loss prevention, congestion avoidance, etc. The Cisco DS-C9148S-K9 also offers superior scalability. It can be configured for up to 128 lag members in 80 trunks and 277 queues per port. The scalable architecture is designed to support up to 16 million MAC addresses and the IPv6 addressing scheme provides support for up to 4 billion IPv6 addresses. The switch supports an increased level of performance with up to 14.88 Tb/s switching capacity and a 7.5 ns latency rating. Overall, the Cisco DS-C9148S-K9 is an excellent solution for enterprises looking for a reliable and secure unified fabric that provides high-performance, scalability, redundancy, reliability, and low latency. The switch supports multiple services including IP routing, Multi-protocol Label Switching (MPLS), Quality of Service (QoS), IPv6 address translation, advanced traffic management capabilities, QoS queuing for both incoming and outgoing traffic, etc. It is easy to manage with the advanced configuration tools available through the web interface or command line interface (CLI).

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