Product Overview for the Cisco MA-MOD-4X10G 4 Ports Expansion Module
The Cisco MA-MOD-4X10G Meraki expansion module is a cutting-edge networking solution designed to enhance the capabilities of Cloud Managed MS390-24 and MS390-48 switches. This module 4 port, equipped with four Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) ports, brings the lightning-fast speed of 10 Gigabits Ethernet to your network infrastructure. This module is specifically engineered to seamlessly integrate with the Cloud Managed MS390-24 and MS390-48 switches, extending their networking capabilities and facilitating high-speed data transfer.
Flexibility in Network Design
The flexibility offered by the Cisco MA-MOD-4X10G allows IT professionals to design and customize their networks according to specific requirements. Whether it's connecting to storage area networks (SANs), servers, or other switches, having multiple 10 Gigabits Ethernet ports provides the versatility needed for diverse network architectures.
With 10 gigabits of Ethernet support on each port, the expansion module significantly enhances the network's overall performance. High-speed connectivity is essential for applications that demand large bandwidth, such as video streaming, data backups, and virtualization.
Cloud Management Benefits
Cisco's Cloud Managed switches bring a new level of simplicity and efficiency to network management. By leveraging cloud technology, these switches offer centralized control, real-time monitoring, and seamless updates. This cloud-centric approach reduces the burden on on-premises infrastructure and enhances the overall agility of network management.
Compatibility with MS390 Series
The Cisco MA-MOD-4X10G is tailor-made for seamless integration with the Cloud Managed MS390-24 and MS390-48 switches. These switches, part of Cisco's Meraki portfolio, are renowned for their cloud-based management, simplifying network administration and providing enhanced visibility into network performance. The expansion module acts as a catalyst, unlocking advanced connectivity options and expanding the capabilities of the MS390 series.
The primary function of the Cisco MA-MOD-4X10G is to provide high-speed connectivity through its four 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports. This capability is instrumental in meeting the demands of bandwidth-intensive applications and ensuring a smooth flow of data within the network.
Use Cases and Applications
Understanding the practical applications of the Cisco MA-MOD-4X10G is crucial for organizations considering its adoption. Here are some common use cases where this expansion module proves beneficial:
Data Center Connectivity
In data center environments where high-speed connectivity is paramount, the Cisco MA-MOD-4X10G facilitates the quick and reliable transfer of data between servers, storage systems, and other networking equipment.
High-Performance Computing (HPC)
Industries relying on high-performance computing, such as scientific research, financial services, and engineering, benefit from the increased bandwidth provided by the expansion module. This ensures efficient communication between HPC clusters, reducing processing times for complex calculations.
For organizations requiring network segmentation to enhance security and optimize traffic flow, the Cisco MA-MOD-4X10G supports the creation of virtual LANs (VLANs) across its multiple ports, allowing for more granular control of network traffic.
Boosting Network Performance
The Cisco MA-MOD-4X10G Meraki 4 Ports SFP+ Expansion Module is an advanced networking accessory designed to enhance network performance and connectivity. This expansion module is compatible with the Cisco Meraki MS350 and MS425 switches, allowing you to expand the number of SFP+ ports available on these switches.
The MA-MOD-4X10G expansion module features four SFP+ ports, each capable of delivering 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) of data transfer speed. With this module, you can connect multiple high-speed devices, such as servers, storage systems, and switches, to your network without compromising performance.
The Cisco MA-MOD-4X10G Meraki 4 Ports SFP+ Expansion Module supports hot-swappable modules, which means you can add or remove modules without disrupting network operations. Additionally, the module supports auto-negotiation and auto-sensing features, enabling it to automatically detect and adjust to different network configurations, such as fiber-optic or copper cabling.
The MA-MOD-4X10G expansion module is easy to install, requiring only a few simple steps. Once installed, it can be configured using the Cisco Meraki Dashboard, a web-based management interface that provides real-time visibility into your network's performance and health.
Achieving High Availability
The Cisco MA-MOD-4X10G Meraki 4 Ports SFP+ Expansion Module is an add-on device designed to increase the number of high-speed ports on a Meraki MX security appliance or MS switch. By adding this expansion module, network administrators can achieve higher availability for their network infrastructure.
High availability is the ability of a system or network to remain operational and accessible to users even in the event of hardware or software failures. The Cisco MA-MOD-4X10G expansion module helps achieve high availability by providing additional SFP+ ports that can be used to connect devices or create redundant links.
Redundancy is a key aspect of high availability. By creating redundant links, if one link fails, the network traffic can be automatically rerouted to the other link. The Cisco MA-MOD-4X10G expansion module supports link aggregation control protocol (LACP), which allows multiple physical links to be grouped into a single logical link. This increases the available bandwidth and provides redundancy in case one of the links fails.
In addition to redundancy, the Cisco MA-MOD-4X10G expansion module supports hot-swappable SFP+ transceivers. This means that if a transceiver fails, it can be replaced without disrupting network traffic. This feature is critical for maintaining high availability in mission-critical environments where downtime is unacceptable.
Scalable and Efficient
The Cisco MA-MOD-4X10G Meraki 4 Ports SFP+ Expansion Module is designed to provide high-speed connectivity to the Cisco Meraki MS Series Switches. It is a hot-swappable module that can be easily installed into a compatible Meraki switch to expand its network capacity and connectivity options. Here are some of its features related to scalability and efficiency:
- The MA-MOD-4X10G module provides four additional SFP+ ports to the Meraki switch, which can be used to connect to other network devices, servers, or storage systems.
- These SFP+ ports support 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) data rates, which enable high-speed data transfer and low latency for bandwidth-intensive applications and services.
- The Meraki switch can support up to two MA-MOD-4X10G modules, providing a total of eight additional 10GbE ports for network expansion.
- The MA-MOD-4X10G module uses low-power SFP+ transceivers, which reduce power consumption and heat dissipation in the switch.
- The module is designed with an integrated circuit chip that enables intelligent power management, ensuring that power is allocated efficiently across all connected devices.
- The SFP+ ports on the module support link aggregation (LAG) and virtual local area network (VLAN) tagging, which allow for efficient load balancing and traffic prioritization across multiple devices.
- The module is built with high-quality components and materials that ensure reliable performance and longevity.
General Information for the Cisco MA-MOD-4X10G Expansion Module
- Manufacturer: Cisco
- Model Number or SKU# MA-MOD-4X10G
- Product Type: Expansion Module
Technical Information for 4 Ports Module
- Total Number of Ports: 4
- Application/Usage: Optical Network, Data Networking
- Form Factor: Plug-in Module
Performance of Ethernet Expansion Module
- Network Technology: 10GBASE-X
- Ethernet Technology: 10 Gigabit Ethernet
- Media Type Supported: Optical Fiber
I/o Expansions for SFP+ Module
- Expansion Slot Type: SFP+
- Number of Total Expansion Slots: 4
Outline, the Cisco MA-MOD-4X10G Meraki expansion module represents a significant advancement in networking technology, bringing 10 Gigabits Ethernet capabilities to Cloud Managed MS390-24 and MS390-48 switches. With its four SFP+ ports, cloud management features, and compatibility with Meraki devices, this module offers a powerful solution for organizations seeking high-performance, reliable, and scalable networking solutions. By understanding its features, applications, and benefits, network administrators can make informed decisions to elevate their network infrastructure to new heights.
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