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The DS-C9132T-8PMESK9 is a Cisco managed rack-mountable switch that has 8 ports. This switch is part of the Cisco Nexus 9000 series and is specifically designed for data center environments. It provides high-performance and low-latency connectivity with support for 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The switch also has advanced features such as VXLAN, NVGRE, and Cisco ACI for network virtualization and automation. This allows for easy deployment and management of large-scale network infrastructure. Additionally, the switch has built-in power supplies and fan trays for redundant power and cooling, ensuring that the switch can operate reliably and continuously. Overall, the DS-C9132T-8PMESK9 is a powerful and versatile switch that is well-suited for data center environments.
Features and Benefits
The DS-C9132T-8PMESK9 Cisco Managed Rack-Mountable 8 Ports Switch is designed for high-performance and reliability in data center environments. The switch supports 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, which provides high-speed and low-latency network performance. Additionally, the switch is equipped with advanced features such as VXLAN, NVGRE, and Cisco ACI for network virtualization and automation. These features allow for easy deployment and management of large-scale network infrastructure.
In terms of reliability, the switch has built-in power supplies and fan trays for redundant power and cooling. This ensures that the switch can continue to operate even if one of the power supplies or fan trays fail. Additionally, the switch has a robust hardware and software architecture that is designed to minimize downtime and ensure high availability. Overall, the DS-C9132T-8PMESK9 is a high-performance and reliable switch that is well-suited for data center environments.
The DS-C9132T-8PMESK9 Cisco Managed Rack-Mountable 8 Ports Switch complies with a variety of industry standards. These standards help ensure that the switch is compatible with other network devices and that it meets certain performance and safety requirements.
Some of the compliant standards for the DS-C9132T-8PMESK9 include:
- IEEE 802.3: This standard defines the physical and data link layers of the OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) model for Ethernet networks.
- IEEE 802.3ab: This standard defines the 1000BASE-T standard for Gigabit Ethernet over copper wire.
- IEEE 802.3ba: This standard defines the 40GBASE and 100GBASE standards for 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet.
- IEEE 802.1Q: This standard defines Virtual LANs (VLANs) which allows for the creation of multiple logical networks on a single physical infrastructure.
- IEEE 802.1ad: This standard defines the QinQ protocol for VLAN stacking which allows for multiple VLANs to be stacked on top of one another.
- Cisco EnergyWise: This is a Cisco's proprietary energy management protocol that allows network devices to monitor and control energy consumption.
- NEBS (Network Equipment Building Standards) Level 3: This standard is a set of environmental and safety requirements for network equipment used in central offices and other similar environments.
It's important to note that some standards may change over time and new standards may be added, so you should always check the official specifications to see which standards a device is compliant with.
General Information about this Cisco DS-C9132T-8PMESK9
- Manufacturer: Cisco
- Part Number or SKU# DS-C9132T-8PMESK9
- Product Series: MDS 9100
- Product Model: 9132T
- Product Type: Fibre Channel Switch
Technical Information of Cisco 8 Ports Switch
- Number of Fibre Channel Ports: 8
- Expansion Slot Type: SFP+
- Form Factor: Rack-mountable
- Data Transfer Rate: 32 Gbit/s
- Compatible Rack Unit: 1U
Dimension for this Cisco Fibre Channel Switch
- Height: 1.7 Inch
- Width: 17.3 Inch
- Depth: 20.1 Inch
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Different Types of Switches
Networking switches vary widely depending on the number of devices they can support, network bandwidth/speed, and form factor. Switches for small offices will have anything between 4 and 8 ports and can fit on a desk. For larger office network implementation, switches may have 24 ports, 48 ports, 96 ports, and 128 ports and are rack-mountable between 1U and 4U. Switches come in different types depending on the network speed and tasks they support. These include 40/100 Gbps, 10 Gigabit (up to 10000 Mbps), Gigabit Ethernet (up to 1000 Mbps), Power over Ethernet, and Fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbps).
The unmanaged switches offer fixed configurations on a plug-and-play basis. It is the most basic switch and there are a few choices in the market. These switches are affordable, but the basic features make them inappropriate for enterprise applications.
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Smart switches refer to switches that possess more features than those unmanaged switches but do not have the full features of managed switches. Smart switches are more cost-effective than managed switches.
Some of the limitations of the smart switches are a lack of telnet access support, Web GUIs, and a lack of many features for VLANs. They are affordable compared to a fully managed switch and are suitable for a smaller computer network.
Modular switches allow the addition of expansion modules as the network expands. The expansion modules allow for more networked devices but are application-specific. They may include wireless access points, firewalls, or network analysis tools. The flexibility of a modular networking switch comes at a higher cost.
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