Ideal for departmental SAN or remote branch offices, the Cisco MDS 9222i Multiservice Modular Switch is a multiprotocol 3RU chassis with 18 4-Gbps Fibre Channel ports, 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports and an expansion slot. It is the next generation of Cisco MDS 9200 Series Multilayer Switches and shares a consistent architecture with the Cisco MDS 9500 Series Multilayer Directors.

Key Features and Benefits of the Cisco MDS 9222i: 

1) Integrated Fibre Channel and IP storage services 

2) Advanced FICON Services 

3) Affordable iSCSI connectivity to Ethernet-attached servers 

4) High-performance Inter-Switch Links (ISLs)

Cisco MDS 9222i Features: Main SAN Services:

  • High-density Fibre Channel switch; scales up to 66 Fibre Channel ports
  • Virtual fabric isolation with VSANs and Fibre Channel routing with IVR
  • High-performance FCIP SAN extension
  • Cisco MDS SME as distributed fabric service
  • Multiprotocol cost-optimized connectivity through Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and IBM Fibre Connection (FICON)
  • Platform for Intelligent Fabric such as Network-hosted volume management, SANTap-enabled third-party applications, Fibre Channel Write Acceleration, and Cisco MDS Data Mobility Manager (DMM)

Vibrant offers complete configurations as well as individual parts and upgrades for this model. For pricing on new or used Cisco switches, upgrades or parts, please contact Vibrant sales at or call 888-443-8606 or 952-653-1700.