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Product Line: Cisco DSC9148S12PK9
Product Type: Data Center Switch
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Original price $668.00 - Original price $1,670.00
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$668.00 - $1,670.00
Current price $1,670.00
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Product Description

The DS-C9148S-12PK9 Cisco switch is designed with 12 enabled ports and supports a variety of fabric services including Name Server, Login Services, Broadcast, and Public Loop, along with advanced functions such as VSAN, IVR, and flow-based QoS. It operates within a 0 °C to 40 °C temperature range and a 10% to 90% non-condensing relative humidity range, ensuring reliability across diverse environments. This 1RU device, measuring 1.72 in. (height) x 17.16 in. (width) x 16.34 in. (depth), integrates Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Software Release 6.2(9) or later and offers scriptable CLI and Cisco Prime DCNM web services API for flexible programming interfaces.

Key Feature for the DSC9148S12PK9

  • What is the power rating of the networking hardware?
    • The power rating is 300 WAC.
  • How many ports are enabled in this device?
    • This device has 12 enabled ports.
  • What is the operating temperature range for the device?
    • The operating temperature ranges from 0 °C to 40 °C.
  • What software version is required for the device to operate?
    • Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Software Release 6.2(9) or later is required for operation.
  • What are the dimensions of the device?
    • The dimensions are 1.72 in. (Height) x 17.16 in. (Width) x 16.34 in. (Depth).
  • Can the device operate at high altitudes?
    • Yes, it can operate up to 2,000 meters above sea level.
  • What is the device's airflow direction?
    • Airflow is directed back-to-front towards the ports.
  • What advanced functions does the device support?
    • It supports VSAN, IVR, Port channel with multipath load balancing, and both flow-based and zone-based QoS.
  • What is the weight of the device?
    • The device weighs 19.84 lbs.
  • What programming interfaces are available?
    • It offers a scriptable CLI and Cisco Prime DCNM web services API.

Product Review

The Cisco DS-C9148S-12PK9 offers a compact 1RU form factor and supports up to 12 enabled ports, making it suitable for environments where space is at a premium. However, its power rating of 300 WAC might limit its deployment in energy-sensitive installations. With advanced functions like VSAN and IVR, it's well-equipped for demanding network environments, but the requirement for Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Software Release 6.2(9) or later could pose compatibility challenges for systems running on older software versions.


The Cisco DS-C9148S-12PK9 is a high-performance, scalable storage area network (SAN) switch designed to meet the demands of small to medium-sized enterprise data centers. With its compact, 1RU form factor, this switch is engineered to provide efficient connectivity, high availability, and comprehensive security for storage networks. At the heart of its design, the switch features 12 enabled ports, offering flexibility and ease of integration into existing network infrastructure. Each port is designed to support multiple layers, ensuring compatibility and optimized performance for a wide range of storage networking tasks. The hardware specifications of the Cisco DS-C9148S-12PK9 are tailored for reliability and efficiency. The switch has a height of 1.72 inches, a width of 17.16 inches, and a depth of 16.34 inches, making it a compact solution for rack-mounted environments. Weighing 19.84 lbs, it is relatively lightweight, facilitating easy installation and maintenance. Power efficiency is a key aspect of its design, with a power rating of 300 WAC. It operates within a broad input AC voltage range of 100 to 240 VAC and supports a frequency range of 50 to 60 Hz, ensuring compatibility with various power supplies worldwide. The airflow design is back-to-front towards ports, optimizing cooling and system reliability under different operational conditions. Environmental resilience is another critical feature. The switch operates effectively within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C and can be stored in temperatures ranging from -40 °C to 70 °C. It maintains functionality in a wide range of humidity conditions, operating from 10% to 90% non-condensing humidity and can be stored in conditions of 10% to 95% non-condensing humidity. The device is also designed to operate at altitudes up to 2,000 meters, ensuring performance in various physical environments. Advanced functions are integral to the Cisco DS-C9148S-12PK9, including Virtual Storage Area Network (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 network's efficiency, reliability, and scalability. The switch is supported by the Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Software Release 6.2(9) or later, providing a robust operating system designed for comprehensive data center networking solutions. Programming interfaces include a scriptable Command-Line Interface (CLI) and Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) web services API, offering flexibility in management and integration into existing network management workflows.
  • Fabric Services: Name Server, Login Services, Broadcast, Public Loop
  • Advanced Functions: VSAN, IVR, Port channel with multipath load balancing, Flow-based and zone-based QoS
  • Software and Programming Interfaces: Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Software Release 6.2(9) or later, Scriptable CLI, Cisco Prime DCNM web services API
In summary, the Cisco DS-C9148S-12PK9 stands out as a versatile and efficient solution for enterprise storage networking needs. Its combination of high-performance hardware, advanced networking features, and reliable software support makes it a valuable asset for any data center looking to optimize their SAN infrastructure.


Item CodeDS-C9148S-12PK9
Networking LayersVarious
Active Ports Count12
Unit Height1.72 inches
Unit Width17.16 inches
Unit Depth16.34 inches
Chassis Type1RU
Equipment Weight19.84 pounds
Power Consumption300 W
AC Voltage Minimum100 V
AC Voltage Maximum240 V
Operating Frequency50/60 Hz
Cooling DirectionRear-to-Front
Lowest Operating Temp0 degrees Celsius
Highest Operating Temp40 degrees Celsius
Lowest Storage Temp-40 degrees Celsius
Highest Storage Temp70 degrees Celsius
Operational Humidity Low10% RH (Non-Condensing)
Operational Humidity High90% RH (Non-Condensing)
Storage Humidity Low10% RH (Non-Condensing)
Storage Humidity High95% RH (Non-Condensing)
Network ServicesName Server, Authentication Services, Uni- and Multicast, Common Loop
Usage Altitude Max2,000 meters
Key FeaturesVSAN Support, Inter-VSAN Routing, Aggregated Link with Load Distribution, Quality of Service by Flow and Zone
Supported OSMDS 9000 NX-OS, Version 6.2(9) onwards
Development ToolsCommand Line Interface (Scripting), Prime Data Center Network Manager API

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