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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 DS-C9148S-K9 Cisco switch features 12 enabled ports within a 1RU form factor, measuring 1.72 in. in height, 17.16 in. in width, and 16.34 in. in depth, with a weight of 19.84 lbs. It operates on a 300 WAC power rating, accommodating an AC voltage input range from 100 VAC to 240 VAC, and supports a frequency range of 50 to 60 Hz. Designed for efficient operation, it includes advanced features such as VSAN, IVR, and Flow-based and zone-based QoS, running on Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Software Release 6.2(9) or later, and ensures optimal airflow from back-to-front towards ports.

Key Feature for the DS-C9148S-K9

  • What are the dimensions of the networking hardware?
    The dimensions are 1.72 in. in height, 17.16 in. in width, and 16.34 in. in depth.
  • How many ports are enabled on this device?
    The device has 12 enabled ports.
  • What is the power rating and AC voltage rating of this hardware?
    The power rating is 300 WAC, with a minimum input AC voltage rating of 100 VAC and a maximum of 240 VAC.
  • Can you specify the airflow direction for this model?
    Airflow is directed back-to-front towards the ports.
  • What are the operating and storage temperature ranges for this device?
    The operating temperature range is 0 °C to 40 °C, and the storage temperature range is -40 °C to 70 °C.
  • What weight and form factor does this networking hardware have?
    It weighs 19.84 lbs and has a form factor of 1RU.
  • What are the humidity requirements for operating and storing the device?
    Operating relative humidity should be between 10% (Non-Condensing) and 90% (Non-Condensing), and storage relative humidity should be between 10% (Non-Condensing) and 95% (Non-Condensing).
  • What advanced functions does this device support?
    Supported advanced functions include VSAN, IVR, Port channel with multipath load balancing, and flow-based and zone-based QoS.
  • What is the required air space between the wall and chassis for proper ventilation?
    A minimum of 2.5 in. of air space is required between the wall and chassis.
  • What software version does this networking hardware require?
    It requires Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Software Release 6.2(9) or later.

Product Review

The Cisco DS-C9148S-K9 excels in providing advanced functions such as VSAN, IVR, and multipath load balancing, catering to complex network infrastructure needs. However, its initial configuration supports only 12 ports, which may limit scalability for growing networks without additional expansions. The unit's compact 1RU form factor and efficient power rating of 300 WAC are well-suited for environments with space constraints and energy considerations, though the necessity for a notched C15 socket connector for power may require additional planning for compatibility with existing infrastructure.


The Cisco DS-C9148S-K9 is a high-performance, scalable, and flexible networking solution designed to meet the rigorous demands of modern data centers. This model, part of Cisco's MDS 9000 family, is engineered to support a wide range of storage networking requirements, from small-scale setups to large, complex deployments. The hardware specifications of the DS-C9148S-K9 reflect its capability to deliver reliable, high-speed data transfer and connectivity solutions. At the core of its design, the DS-C9148S-K9 features 12 enabled ports, with the potential for expansion, catering to growing network demands. The unit is housed in a 1RU form factor, optimizing rack space without compromising on performance. Its dimensions are 1.72 inches in height, 17.16 inches in width, and 16.34 inches in depth, making it a compact yet powerful device. The overall weight of the switch is 19.84 lbs, allowing for manageable installation and maintenance. Power efficiency is a key consideration in the design of the DS-C9148S-K9. It operates with a power rating of 300 WAC, supporting a minimum input AC voltage rating of 100 VAC and a maximum of 240 VAC. The frequency range accommodated by the device is 50 to 60 Hz, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of global power supply standards. Additionally, the airflow design is back-to-front towards the ports, aiding in effective cooling and stable operation under various conditions.
  • Minimum Operating Temperature: 0 °C
  • Maximum Operating Temperature: 40 °C
  • Air Space Between Wall and Chassis: 2.5 in. (Minimum)
The DS-C9148S-K9 is built to withstand a broad range of environmental conditions. It can operate within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C and can be stored in temperatures ranging from -40 °C to 70 °C. The device maintains functionality in operating relative humidity from 10% (non-condensing) to 90% (non-condensing) and can be stored in conditions with up to 95% (non-condensing) relative humidity. It is also designed to operate at altitudes of up to 2,000 meters, ensuring versatility in deployment locations. In terms of connectivity and network services, the DS-C9148S-K9 supports advanced functions such as Virtual Storage Area Networks (VSAN), Inter-VSAN Routing (IVR), and port channel with multipath load balancing. These features, along with flow-based and zone-based Quality of Service (QoS), enhance the efficiency and reliability of data transmission across the network. Fabric services, including Name Server, Login Services, and Broadcast, are supported, facilitating seamless integration and management within the storage network environment. The device requires a notched C15 socket connector for its power supply, connecting to a C16 plug on the power supply unit. This specification ensures a secure and reliable power connection, critical for continuous operation. Software compatibility is key for the DS-C9148S-K9, with support for Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Software Release 6.2(9) or later. This software foundation allows for the implementation of advanced features and functionalities, ensuring that the switch can meet the evolving needs of modern data centers. In summary, the Cisco DS-C9148S-K9 is a powerful, efficient, and versatile networking solution, designed to support a wide range of storage networking requirements with its robust hardware specifications and advanced functionality.


Item CodeDS-C9148S-K9
Active Port Count12
Unit Height1.72 inches
Unit Width17.16 inches
Unit Depth16.34 inches
Enclosure Type1 Rack Unit (1RU)
Unit Weight19.84 pounds
Power Consumption300 Watts (W)
Lowest AC Input100 Volts AC (VAC)
Highest AC Input240 Volts AC (VAC)
Operational Frequency50 - 60 Hertz (Hz)
Cooling DirectionBack-to-Front
Lowest Working Temperature0 degrees Celsius (°C)
Highest Working Temperature40 degrees Celsius (°C)
Lowest Storage Temperature-40 degrees Celsius (°C)
Highest Storage Temperature70 degrees Celsius (°C)
Operational Humidity Low10% Non-Condensing
Operational Humidity High90% Non-Condensing
Storage Humidity Low10% Non-Condensing
Storage Humidity High95% Non-Condensing
Maximum Altitude for Operation2,000 meters
Network ServicesName Server, Login, Broadcast, Public Loop
Key FeaturesVSAN, IVR, Port Channels, Load Balancing, QoS based on flow and zone
Supported OSCisco MDS NX-OS, Version 6.2(9) onward
Required Clearance2.5 inches minimum
Power Connection TypeC15 Socket to C16 Plug

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