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Cisco MDS 9132T 32G Fabric Switch for IBM Storage Networking Product Guide

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Published on 23 January 2018

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IBM Form #: TIPS1354

Authors: Ernest Keenan

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    The next-generation Cisco MDS 9132T Fabric Switch for IBM Storage Networking provides high-speed Fibre Channel (FC) connectivity from the server rack to the SAN core. It empowers small, midsize, and large enterprises to rapidly deploying cloud-scale applications using highly dense virtualized servers by providing dual benefit of higher bandwidth and consolidation.

    Small scale SAN architectures can be built by using a low cost, non-blocking, line rate, and low latency fixed stand-alone SAN switch that connects both storage and host ports. Medium to large-scale SAN architectures that are built with SAN core directors can expand 32-Gbps connectivity to the server rack by using these switches either in switch mode or Network Port Virtualization mode. Additionally, investing in this switch in the server rack provides a first day option of upgrading to 32-Gbps server connectivity using the 32-Gbps HBAs that are already available in the market.



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