The Cisco MDS 9124 24-Port Multilayer Fabric Switch (part number DS-C9124-K9) offers 24 line-rate, 4-Gbps ports. It supports the same Industry-leading Cisco MDS 9000 SAN-OS Software that is supported on the entire Cisco MDS 9000 family of products. The Cisco MDS 9124 (Figure 1) is ready to deploy with minimal configuration and requires no training to operate. The QuickConfig wizard simplifies and accelerates the initial fabric activation.
The Cisco MDS 9124 offers flexible, on-demand port activation; through software licensing, ports can be activated in 8-port increments. The default base switch has 8 active ports The Cisco MDS 9124 is competitively priced and supports enterprise-class features such as virtual storage area networks (VSANs), Port Channels, non-disruptive code upgrade, security (authentication, authorization, and accounting [AAA], role-based access control [RBACL], etc.), and extensive troubleshooting and diagnostic functions.
By offering advanced storage networking capabilities at affordable price points, the Cisco MDS 9124 allows organizations of all sizes to enjoy the benefits of intelligent storage area networks (SANs). The Cisco MDS 9124 can serve as the foundation for small, standalone SANs or as an edge switch in larger core-edge SAN infrastructures. The Cisco MDS 9124 is fully compatible with the Cisco MDS 9500 Series Multilayer Directors and the Cisco MDS 9200 and 9100 Series Multilayer Fabric Switches, providing transparent, end-to-end service delivery.