Cisco DS-X9304-18K9 18 Ports Switching Module Networking
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DS-X9304-18K9 Cisco MDS 9000 18 Ports Switching Module Refurbished

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DS-X9304-18K9 MDS 9000 Series 18 Ports Multiservice Switching Module | Made by Cisco | Refurbished

Interface Types of This Product: Switch 18 Port

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We are providing specifications below to explain why you should consider purchasing the Cisco 18 Port Switch Networking, including a general overview, performance specifications, relevant images, media files, and technical information about the DS-X9304-18K9 compatibility.

Network Management and Security Features

The DS-X9304-18K9 Cisco MDS 9000 Series 18 Ports Multiservice Switching Module is a high-performance, modular switch designed for use in enterprise data centers and storage networks. It offers a range of network management and security features to help ensure the integrity and availability of your network. Some of the key features include:

  • Access control: The switch supports various access control methods, such as RADIUS, TACACS+, and local user accounts, to ensure that only authorized users can access the switch.
  • SNMP and Syslog: The switch supports SNMP and Syslog for remote management and monitoring, allowing you to keep track of switch performance and troubleshoot issues.
  • VLANs: The switch supports VLANs, which allow you to segment your network into smaller, more manageable groups, improving security and performance.
  • Quality of Service (QoS): The switch supports QoS, which allows you to prioritize certain types of network traffic, such as voice or video, to ensure they receive the necessary bandwidth.
  • Port security: The switch can use various port security methods, such as MAC-based access control, to ensure that only authorized devices can connect to the network.
  • Security protocols: The switch supports various security protocols, such as SSL, SSH, and SFTP, to encrypt communications and protect against unauthorized access.
  • Multilayer security: The switch supports multilayer security, which includes port security, VLANs, and access control lists (ACLs) to protect the network from unauthorized access and attacks.
  • Fibre Channel Security Protocol (FC-SP): The switch support FC-SP, which provides authentication, access control and encryption, to secure the communications of Fibre Channel SANs.

These features allow you to have more control over your network, optimize its performance, and secure it from unauthorized access and attacks, which is especially important in enterprise data centers and storage networks.

Features and Benefits

The DS-X9304-18K9 Cisco MDS 9000 Series 18 Ports Multiservice Switching Module provides the following features and benefits:


  • 18 Ports: The module has 18 ports for connecting a variety of network devices.
  • Multiservice Switching: The module supports a range of data center protocols and services, including Fibre Channel, FCoE, and iSCSI.
  • High-Performance Switching: The module provides high-performance switching for mission-critical data center environments.
  • Port Expansion: The module supports port expansion with additional switching modules.
  • Port Flexibility: The module supports a range of port speeds, including 8/16/32 Gbps Fibre Channel, 10/25/40/100 Gbps FCoE, and 1/10 Gbps iSCSI.


  • Scalable: The module provides scalability for growing data centers.
  • Reliable: The module provides reliable, high-performance switching for mission-critical applications.
  • Flexible: The module provides flexibility for a range of data center protocols and services.
  • Port Density: The module provides high port density for maximizing the use of valuable rack space.

Advanced Routing Capabilities

The DS-X9304-18K9 Cisco MDS 9000 Series 18 Ports Multiservice Switching Module is a high-performance, modular switch that offers advanced routing capabilities to help ensure efficient and reliable network connectivity. Some of the key routing features include:

  • Support for multiple routing protocols: The switch supports a wide range of routing protocols including, but not limited to, IPv4 and IPv6 static routing, Routing Information Protocol (RIP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). This allows you to use the most appropriate routing protocol for your network, ensuring optimal performance and scalability.
  • Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF): VRF allows the switch to maintain multiple routing tables, allowing for separate routing domains within the same device, which can be useful for service providers, or other organizations that need to segment their networks.
  • Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS): The switch supports MPLS, which is a protocol-agnostic method of forwarding packets in a network. MPLS allows packets to be forwarded based on labels rather than network addresses, which can improve network performance and scalability.
  • Quality of Service (QoS) Integration: The switch supports QoS, which allows you to prioritize certain types of network traffic, such as voice or video, to ensure they receive the necessary bandwidth. This is especially useful in conjunction with routing protocols, as it allows you to ensure that important traffic is given priority over less important traffic.
  • Flexible NetFlow: The switch supports Flexible NetFlow, which allows you to collect and analyze network traffic data, providing you with insight into how your network is performing and helping you to identify and troubleshoot issues.
  • IP Services: The switch supports advanced IP services such as, IPv4 and IPv6 Multicast Routing, IPv4 and IPv6 Multicast VPN, IPv4 and IPv6 Unicast Routing, IPv4 and IPv6 Unicast VPN, IPv6 Tunneling and IPv6 Transition.

These advanced routing capabilities allow you to optimize your network's performance, improve scalability, and have more control over network traffic, which is especially important in enterprise data centers and storage networks.

Key Information for Cisco DS-X9304-18K9

  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Model Number or SKU# DS-X9304-18K9
  • Product Name: 18/4-Port Multiservice Module
  • Product Type: Switching Module

Technical Information of 18 Ports Switching Module

I/O Expansions 18 Ports Multiservice Switch

  • Number of Total Expansion Slots: 22
  • Expansion Slot Type: SFP
  • Expansion Slot Type: SFP (mini-GBIC)

Dimensions & Weight of CBS 9000 Series

  • Height: 1.2 Inch
  • Width: 14 Inch
  • Depth: 16 Inch
  • Weight (Approximate): 7.70 LBS


  • Compatibility:
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches

About Refurbished Products

Refurbished products are typically refurbished by an Original Manufacturer or an affiliate of the manufacturer or 3rd party facility. This product may have minor blemishes due to normal product usage and doesn't necessarily come with documentation and software unless indicated, but has been well tested and generally has never had any defects.

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).

Unmanaged Switches

The unmanaged switches offer fixed configuration 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.

Managed Switches

The number of features and level of functionality improves with managed switches, making them ideal for enterprise and business applications. These switches are built with the command-line interface for ease of configuration. Equally, they support SNMP agents that come in handy when troubleshooting network issues.

The security on managed switches is better and will protect different types of traffic. Other features include support for virtual LANs, IP routing, and quality of service settings. Managed switches are more expensive compared to all other types of switches.

Smart Switches

Smart switches refer to switches that possess more features than those of 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

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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