The Cisco MDS 9124e Fabric Switch for HP c-Class BladeSystem, a 4Gbps Fibre Channel switch, delivers a high performance option for HP BladeSystem c-Class customers deploying storage area networks in their enterprise. The integrated design frees up rack space, enables a reduction of components such as cables and SFPs, and utilizes shared power and cooling within the BladeSystem enclosure. This solution results in space and cost savings as well as higher levels of availability through fewer points of failure. The hot-pluggable design, as well as support for non-disruptive software upgrades and the unique ability to automatically and statefully restart failed processes, further enhances the availability features of the overall solution.
Data Link Protocol: 4Gb Fiber Channel
Port Quantity: 24
Data Transfer Rate: 4.24 Gbps
Managment Protocol: RMON, SNMP 3
HP Cisco MDS 9124e 24 Port Fabric Switch: Supplies and Accessories Options
HP Cisco MDS 9124e 24 Port Fabric Switch Specifications
Part # AG642A
TUV, CISPR 22 Class A, BSMI CNS 13438 Class A, EN 60950, EN55022, NEMKO, VCCI Class A ITE, UL 60950, CSA 22.2 No. 60950, EMC, AS/NZS 3548, FCC CFR47 Part 15
Min Operating Temperature
Maximum Operating Temp
Operating Humidity Range
10 - 90%
HP Cisco MDS 9124e 24 Port Fabric Switch Features
Value: Enterprise features at an affordable entry-level price: Automating the backup process simplifies your data protection processes. Implementing unattended daily backup is especially good for businesses with limited IT resources.
Agility: Exceptional performance and scalability: Employs high speed technology for storage networking, from 8 to 24 ports auto-sense lower bandwidth components for greater flexibility and investment protection (4, 2, or 1Gbps)
High availability: Designed for environments where downtime is not an option. Hot-pluggable design supports non-disruptive upgrades, VSANs (Virtual Storage Area Networks) for fault isolation, redundant power supply option and PortChannels for ISL resiliency.
Flexible licensing: Dynamic and growing businesses require the flexibility to manage their investment wisely. Designed to scale as business needs dictate with the option of purchasing an 8-port, 16-port or 24-port model up front plus an8-port activation upgrade license to “pay as you grow”.
Traffic management: Simplifies deployment while optimizing core edge fabrics with support for virtual output queuing, flexible buffer credit allocation, PortChannels, Fabric Shortest Path First (FSPF), and more.
VSAN support: Support for up to 16 VSANs per switch that can be zoned as its own fabric enables efficiency, lower cost through shared usage, the flexibility of independent configuration control, and increased security through isolation of devices on the same physical SAN.
Long distance support: Individual ports can be configured with short-, medium-, or long-wavelength SFP optics for connectivity of up to 10 kilometers. Coarse Wave Division Multiplexer solutions with very long wave optic options can be used to extend connectivity up to 100 kilometers.
Simplicity: Broad range of management options: Simple and consistent with support by the Cisco MDS 9000 family management tools including a CLI, Cisco Fabric Manager and a standards-based API supporting SNMP and SMI-S. Also supported by HP unified server and storage management tools including HP Onboard Administrator, HP SIM, and HP Storage Essentials.
Comprehensive security: Offers an extensive security framework to protect highly sensitive data crossing today’s enterprise networks.
Advanced diagnostics and troubleshooting tools: Integrates the industry’s most advanced analysis and debugging tools for proactive diagnostics, verification of connectivity and route latency, and capturing and analyzing traffic.
HP Cisco MDS 9124e 24 Port Fabric Switch Included Items
HP Cisco MDS 9124e 24 Port Fabric Switch
Software & Utilities
HP Cisco MDS 9124e 24 Port Fabric Switch Warranty Information
Warranty Length: 1 year
Covers: 1 year Hardware, 1 year parts, 1 year on-site
Details: Hardware or Software product installation is not included in the warranty, but is available and
Contact: In the United States and Canada, please call 800-HP-INVENT, Monday through Friday from 7am to 6pm Mountain Time