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Product Line: Cisco MDS 9700 Series
Product Type: Control Processor Module
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Product Description

The CISCO Mds 9700 Series Supervisor-1 Module is a control processor designed for seamless integration as a plug-in module. It offers wired connectivity, with interfaces including 1 x RS-232 - RJ-45, 1 x 1000Base-T (management) - RJ-45, and 2 x USB 2.0, ensuring versatile connection options. This device supports Radius, Tacacs+, Secure Shell V.2 (SSH2) authentication methods and complies with multiple standards such as EN 60950, IEC 60950, and FCC CFR47 Part 15, marking its reliability and safety in varied networking environments.

FAQs for the DS-X97-SF1-K9

  • What is the form factor of the CISCO Mds 9700 Series Supervisor-1 Module?
    The form factor is a plug-in module.
  • Which connectivity technology does the Supervisor-1 Module support?
    It supports wired connectivity.
  • Can you list the status indicators available on this control processor?
    The status indicators include Power, System, Active, Standby, and Status.
  • What type of authentication methods are supported by the CISCO Mds 9700 Series Supervisor-1 Module?
    It supports Radius, Tacacs+, and Secure Shell V.2 (SSH2) authentication methods.
  • How many USB interfaces does the Supervisor-1 Module have?
    There are 2 USB 2.0 interfaces.
  • Is the CISCO Mds 9700 Series Supervisor-1 Module capable of Quality of Service (QoS) management?
    Yes, it features Quality of Service (QoS) management.
  • What type of management interface is available on the device?
    There is a 1 x 1000Base-T (management) - RJ-45 interface available.
  • Does the Supervisor-1 Module support automated attendant (IVR)?
    Yes, it supports automated attendant (IVR).
  • What standards is the module compliant with?
    It is compliant with EN 60950, IEC 60950, EN55022 Class A, UL 60950, CSA 22.2 No. 60950, AS/NZS 3260, ICES-003 Class A, FCC CFR47 Part 15, EN 60825, and IEC 60825 standards.
  • How many expansion slots are compatible with the CISCO Mds 9700 Series Supervisor-1 Module?
    It is compatible with 1 expansion slot.

Product Review

The Cisco DS-X97-SF1-K9 Supervisor-1 Module provides essential control processor functions with wired connectivity, ensuring stable network management and operations. However, its reliance on older interfaces such as RJ-45 for RS-232 and USB 2.0 may limit speed and future scalability compared to newer technologies. It excels in security and network service quality with support for Radius, Tacacs+, SSH2, and QoS, though the device's form factor as a plug-in module requires an available expansion slot, which could be a constraint in densely populated racks.


The Cisco DS-X97-SF1-K9 is a high-performance control processor designed for the Cisco MDS 9700 Series, offering advanced networking capabilities for modern data centers. This plug-in module enhances system reliability, scalability, and security, making it an essential component for managing complex network architectures. With a form factor designed for easy plug-in, the DS-X97-SF1-K9 integrates seamlessly into existing network frameworks, minimizing downtime and ensuring a smooth deployment process. The device's wired connectivity technology ensures stable and reliable communication between network components, providing a solid foundation for data transmission. Key status indicators on the device include Power, System, Active, Standby, and Status. These indicators provide immediate visual feedback on the operational state of the module, allowing for quick identification and resolution of any issues that may arise. The DS-X97-SF1-K9 is equipped with several features aimed at enhancing network management and efficiency. Syslog support allows for comprehensive logging of system messages, aiding in troubleshooting and system monitoring. The module is manageable, offering administrators the ability to configure and control the device remotely, ensuring optimal performance and quick adjustments when necessary. Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities enable prioritization of network traffic, ensuring that critical applications receive the bandwidth they need to perform effectively. Additionally, the Automated Attendant (IVR) feature simplifies call management, improving communication efficiency within the network. Security is a paramount concern in any network environment, and the DS-X97-SF1-K9 addresses this with support for multiple authentication methods, including Radius, Tacacs+, and Secure Shell v.2 (SSH2). These protocols ensure that only authorized users can access the network, protecting sensitive data from unauthorized access. Connectivity options on the device are versatile, including: - 1 x RS-232 - RJ-45, for serial connections. - 1 x 1000Base-T (management) - RJ-45, providing a fast and reliable management interface. - 2 x USB 2.0 ports, for additional peripheral connectivity. The module is designed to fit into one expansion slot, offering a compact solution that maximizes the use of available space within the network system. Compliance with several international standards attests to the device's safety and reliability. These include EN 60950, IEC 60950, EN55022 Class A, UL 60950, CSA 22.2 No. 60950, AS/NZS 3260, ICES-003 Class A, FCC CFR47 Part 15, EN 60825, and IEC 60825. Adherence to these standards ensures that the DS-X97-SF1-K9 meets rigorous safety and electromagnetic compatibility requirements, allowing for deployment in a wide range of environments without concern for interference or hazards. In summary, the Cisco DS-X97-SF1-K9 Supervisor-1 Module is a powerful control processor that brings enhanced manageability, security, and efficiency to the Cisco MDS 9700 Series. Its comprehensive feature set, combined with robust connectivity options and strict compliance with international standards, makes it an ideal choice for enterprises looking to optimize their network infrastructure for high performance and reliability.


Part Number DS-X97-SF1-K9
Manufacturer Cisco
Product Description CISCO Mds 9700 Series Supervisor-1 Module - Control Processor
Type Control Processor
Configuration Plug-in Module
Network Connectivity Wired
Indicator Lights Power, System, Active, Standby, Status
Supported Functions Syslog Support, Configurable, Quality of Service (QoS), Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Authentication Protocols Radius, Tacacs+, SSH2
Ports 1 x RS-232 via RJ-45, 1 x 1000Base-T for management via RJ-45, 2 x USB 2.0
Expansion 1 x Expansion Slot
Safety and Emission Standards EN 60950, IEC 60950, EN55022 Class A, UL 60950, CSA 22.2 No. 60950, AS/NZS 3260, ICES-003 Class A, FCC CFR47 Part 15, EN 60825, IEC 60825

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