Cisco DS-C9124-K9 24 Ports Switch
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DS-C9124-K9 Cisco Fiber Channel 24 Ports Managed Switch Refurbished

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DS-C9124-K9 MDS 9124 Fiber Channel Multilayer 4 Gigabit Per Second Optical Fiber 24 Ports Managed Switch | Made by Cisco | Refurbished
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Product Overview of the Cisco DS-C9124-K9 Managed Switch

In the realm of networking, the Cisco DS-C9124-K9 MDS 9124 Fiber Channel Switch stands out as a powerful and versatile solution. This managed switch, designed for high-performance storage area networks (SANs), offers advanced features and capabilities. In this detailed exploration, we will delve into the specifications, features, and benefits of the Cisco DS-C9124-K9, focusing on its 4 GBPS optical fiber connectivity and 24 ports. Whether you are an IT professional, a network administrator, or someone looking to enhance your understanding of networking equipment, this comprehensive guide aims to provide valuable insights.

Key Features and Specifications

The Cisco DS-C9124-K9 MDS 9124 is a Fiber Channel Multilayer switch that operates at 4 Gbps, making it suitable for high-speed data transfer within storage networks. Let's break down the key features and specifications that define this managed switch:

Fiber Channel Technology
  • The DS-C9124-K9 utilizes Fiber Channel technology, a high-speed networking protocol designed specifically for storage systems. This technology ensures reliable and efficient data transfer for storage area networks.
4 Gigabit Per Second Speed
  • One of the standout features is the switch's 4 Gbps data transfer speed. This high-speed connectivity is crucial for meeting the demands of modern storage applications, ensuring quick and seamless access to data.
Optical Fiber Connectivity
  • The switch supports optical fiber connectivity, providing advantages such as increased bandwidth, lower latency, and immunity to electromagnetic interference. Optical fiber is ideal for transmitting data over longer distances without compromising performance.
24 Ports
  • With 24 ports, the DS-C9124-K9 offers scalability and flexibility in network configurations. Each port can be utilized for connecting various devices, expanding the capacity of the storage network.
Managed Switch Capabilities
  • As a managed switch, the DS-C9124-K9 provides administrators with granular control over network settings. This includes features like VLAN support, Quality of Service (QoS), and advanced security measures to safeguard data.
Benefits of Cisco DS-C9124-K9 MDS 9124

Understanding the benefits of the Cisco DS-C9124-K9 MDS 9124 is crucial for assessing its suitability for specific networking requirements. Here are some key advantages:

Enhanced Performance
  • The 4 Gbps speed ensures that data-intensive storage applications perform optimally. Whether it's large file transfers or real-time access to critical data, the switch's high-speed capabilities contribute to enhanced overall network performance.
Reliability and Redundancy
  • Cisco is renowned for its commitment to reliability, and the DS-C9124-K9 is no exception. The switch incorporates features such as redundant power supplies and hot-swappable components, minimizing the risk of downtime and ensuring continuous operation.
  • With 24 ports, the switch offers scalability to accommodate growing storage needs. This is particularly beneficial in environments where the demand for storage capacity is expected to increase over time.
Flexibility in Network Configuration
  • As a managed switch, the DS-C9124-K9 provides administrators with the flexibility to configure and optimize the network according to specific requirements. This includes setting up VLANs for segmentation, implementing QoS for prioritizing traffic, and managing security protocols.
Optical Fiber Advantages
  • The use of optical fiber for connectivity brings several advantages, including higher bandwidth, lower signal attenuation over long distances, and immunity to electromagnetic interference. These factors contribute to a robust and reliable networking infrastructure.
Applications and Use Cases

The Cisco DS-C9124-K9 MDS 9124 finds applications in various scenarios where high-performance storage networking is essential. Some notable use cases include:

Data Centers

  • In large-scale data center environments, the DS-C9124-K9 can serve as a critical component of the storage infrastructure. Its high-speed capabilities and scalability make it well-suited for handling the substantial data transfer requirements of modern data centers.

Enterprise Storage Networks

  • Enterprises with extensive storage needs benefit from the DS-C9124-K9's ability to provide a high-speed and reliable connection between storage devices. The switch's 24 ports ensure that multiple devices can be seamlessly integrated into the network.

Media and Entertainment

  • Industries such as media and entertainment, where large file sizes and real-time access to data are crucial, can leverage the DS-C9124-K9 for efficient storage networking. Its 4 Gbps speed ensures smooth data transfer for video editing, content rendering, and other media-related tasks.


  • Telecommunications companies handling vast amounts of data, including customer information and network logs, can benefit from the DS-C9124-K9's high-speed capabilities. The switch's reliability and redundancy features are particularly important in telecommunications environments where uptime is critical.
General Information about this Cisco DS-C9124-K9
  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Model Number or SKU# DS-C9124-K9
  • Product Model: MDS 9124
  • Product Type: Fibre Channel Switch
Technical Information of 24 Ports Switch
  • Number of Fibre Channel Ports: 8
  • Fiber Channel Port Type: F_Port
  • Fiber Channel Port Type: FL_Port
  • Fiber Channel Port Type: E_Port
  • Management Port: Yes
Performance for this Fibre Channel Switch
  • Data Transfer Rate: 4 GBPS
  • Media Type: Supported Optical Fiber
  • Fiber Mode: Supported Multi-mode
  • Fiber Mode: Supported Single-mode
Management and Protocols for Optical Fiber Switch
  • Manageable: Yes
  • Management-
  • CLI
  • SNMP
  • SMI-S
  • Security
  • RBACL using RADIUS or TACACS+ authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) functions
  • VSAN-based roles
  • SSHv2
  • SNMPv3

In short, the Cisco DS-C9124-K9 MDS 9124 Fiber Channel Multilayer 4 Gigabit Per Second Optical Fiber 24 Ports Managed Switch stands as a robust solution for organizations seeking high-performance storage area networking. Its 4 Gbps speed, optical fiber connectivity, and comprehensive management features make it suitable for diverse applications, from data centers to telecommunications environments.

By understanding the key features, benefits, and applications of the DS-C9124-K9, network administrators and IT professionals can make informed decisions regarding its integration into their infrastructure. The switch's scalability, reliability, and advanced capabilities contribute to creating a resilient and efficient storage network that meets the demands of modern data-intensive applications.

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