The MDS 9000 24-Port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Modules are well-suited towards Inter-Switch Links (ISLs) and high-end storage connectivity. All members of the Cisco MDS 9000 Family of 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Modules offer twice the bandwidth of previous Cisco MDS Fibre Channel switching modules.

These modules use the Cisco MDS 9500 Family Director architecture to offer consistent, dependable performance. With 24 8-Gbps ports supporting 4-Gbps SFP and 8-Gbps SFP+ devices, this model delivers the strongest performance for high-end storage subsystems and ISLs. It also offers 192 Gbps of full-duplex bandwidth.

Cisco MDS 9224 module Features:

  • Autosensing 1/2/4/8 – Gbps interfaces
  • Cisco Trusted Security (CTS) Fibre Channel Link Encryption
  • Port Bandwidth Reservation
  • High-performance inter-switch links support up to 16 links in a single Port Channel
  • Advanced FICON services
  • Integrated hard-ware based VSANs and Inter-VSAN Routing

Vibrant offers complete configurations as well as individual parts and upgrades for this model. For pricing on new or used Cisco MDS 9224 modules, upgrades or parts, please contact Vibrant sales at or call 888-443-8606 or 952-653-1700.