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Product Line: Cisco DS-X9448-768K9
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The DS-X9448-768K9 Cisco module features 48 ports with a 16 Gbps port speed, designed for integration into large, scalable, and virtualized data centers. It supports advanced functions like VSAN, IVR, and flow-based QoS, operating within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C and an altitude of up to 2,000 m. Compatibility with Cisco MDS 9700 Series and hot-swap support, along with programmable interfaces such as Scriptable CLI and Cisco Prime DCNM Web Services API, ensure flexible and uninterrupted service deployment.

Key Feature for the DS-X9448-768K9

  • What is the port speed of the networking hardware?
    The port speed is 16 Gbps.
  • How many ports does the device feature?
    This device features 48 ports.
  • What are the physical dimensions of the hardware?
    Height: 1.75 in., Width: 15.9 x 21.8 in., Depth: 21.8 in.
  • What is the weight of the networking hardware?
    The hardware weighs 17 lbs.
  • What temperature range is supported for operating conditions?
    The device operates between 0 °C and 40 °C.
  • Can you detail the storage temperature range of the device?
    Storage temperature ranges from -40 °C to 70 °C.
  • What is the maximum operating altitude for the hardware?
    The maximum operating altitude is up to 2,000 meters.
  • Does the device support hot-swap functionality?
    Yes, hot-swap support is available.
  • What software version is required for optimal operation?
    Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Software Release 6.2.1 or later is required.
  • Is the device compatible with Cisco MDS 9700 Series Multilayer Directors?
    Yes, it is compatible with Cisco MDS 9700 Series Multilayer Directors.

Product Review

The Cisco DS-X9448-768K9 module, designed for large, scalable, and virtualized data centers, supports 48 ports with a 16 Gbps speed, enhancing high-density connectivity and efficient data flow management. It operates reliably within a broad temperature range (0°C to 40°C) and up to 2,000 meters altitude, ensuring performance in varied environments. However, its weight of 17 lbs and dimensions (15.9 x 21.8 in.) may require careful consideration for rack space optimization and physical infrastructure planning.


The Cisco DS-X9448-768K9 is a high-density, high-performance fiber channel switching module designed for integration with Cisco MDS 9700 Series Multilayer Directors. This module offers an impressive array of features suited for large, scalable, and virtualized data centers, providing a foundation for reliable, secure, and high-speed storage networking infrastructure. At the core of its specifications, the module boasts 48 ports, each capable of supporting speeds up to 16 Gbps. This capability ensures that the module can handle the demanding workloads and bandwidth requirements of modern data centers. The physical dimensions of the module are compact, with a height of 1.75 inches, a width of 15.9 inches, and a depth of 21.8 inches, making it a space-efficient choice for data centers where rack space is at a premium. Despite its compact size, the module weighs 17 pounds, reflecting the quality and durability of its construction. The operating temperature range of the module is designed to accommodate most data center environments, with a minimum operating temperature of 0 °C and a maximum of 40 °C. Similarly, its storage temperature range extends from -40 °C to 70 °C, ensuring the module's integrity during non-operational periods. Humidity levels are also catered for, with operating relative humidity ranging from 10% (non-condensing) to 90% (non-condensing), and storage relative humidity from 10% (non-condensing) to 95% (non-condensing). Additionally, the module is designed to operate reliably at altitudes of up to 2,000 meters, providing flexibility in data center locations. Key hardware features include: - Hot-swap support, allowing for module replacement or upgrades without disrupting the network. - Fabric-based multipathing, ensuring efficient and reliable path selection in the network fabric. - A RS-232 serial console port, enabling direct device management and configuration. On the software front, the module requires Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Software Release 6.2.1 or later, ensuring compatibility with the latest network operating system features and security patches. Programming interfaces include a scriptable Command Line Interface (CLI), Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) Web Services API, and Cisco Prime DCNM GUI. These interfaces provide flexible and powerful options for managing and automating the module's operation. Fabric services supported by the module include Name Server, Login Services, Broadcast, Public Loop, Registered State Change Notification, and Fabric Configuration Server. Advanced functions further enhance the module's utility in complex networks, offering Virtual Storage Area Network (VSAN), Inter-VSAN Routing (IVR), Port channel with multipath load balancing, Flow-based and zone-based Quality of Service (QoS), and N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV). In summary, the Cisco DS-X9448-768K9 module is engineered for performance, reliability, and scalability, making it an ideal choice for data centers aiming to optimize their storage networking infrastructure. Its comprehensive feature set, combined with the support for advanced fabric services and programming interfaces, positions it as a critical component in the architecture of modern, high-demand network environments.


Item NumberDS-X9448-768K9
Total Ports48
Port Capability16 Gbps
Unit Height1.75 inches
Dimensions15.9 x 21.8 inches
Unit Depth21.8 inches
Unit Weight17 pounds
Lowest Operating Temp0 °C
Highest Operating Temp40 °C
Lowest Storage Temp-40 °C
Highest Storage Temp70 °C
Operational Humidity Minimum10% (Non-Condensing)
Operational Humidity Maximum90% (Non-Condensing)
Storage Humidity Minimum10% (Non-Condensing)
Storage Humidity Maximum95% (Non-Condensing)
Maximum Altitude for Operation2,000 meters
Supported Network ServicesName Server, Login, Broadcast, Public Loop, Registered State Change Notification, Configuration Server
Enhanced FeaturesVSAN, IVR, Port aggregation with balanced load distribution, Quality of Service based on flow and zone, NPIV
Required SoftwareMDS 9000 NX-OS, Version 6.2.1 or newer
Interface OptionsCLI (Scriptable), Prime DCNM for Web Services and GUI
Compatible HardwareCisco MDS 9700 Series Multilayer Directors
Capability for Hot-SwappingSupported
Path RedundancyFabric-Based
Management InterfaceRS-232 Serial
Application EnvironmentLarge-scale, customizable, virtual environments

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