Cisco MDS Fibre Channel Blade Switches

Cisco Fibre Channel Blade switches are built using the same hardware and software platform as Cisco MDS 9000 family Fibre Channel switches and hence are consistent in features and performance. Architecturally, blade switches share the same design as the Cisco MDS 9000 family fabric switches. Cisco offers Fibre Channel blade switch solutions for HP c-Class BladeSystem and IBM BladeCenter.

The Cisco MDS Fibre Channel Blade Switch is capable of speeds of 4, 2, and 1 Gbps, in the form factor to fit IBM BladeCenter (BladeCenter, BladeCenter T, and BladeCenter H) and HP c-Class BladeSystem (see Figure 7-30). There is also the MDS 8Gbps Fibre Channel Blade Switch for HP c-Class BladeSystem. With its flexibility ...

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