The Cisco MDS 48-Port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module offers optimized performance and port density for connection of high performance and virtualized servers.


Vibrant buys and sells new and used Cisco MDS 9248 Storage Switch Modules including the DS-X9248-96K9 blades.

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8-Gbps Fibre Channel switching modules are compatible with all MDS 9500 Series Multilayer Directors. Since it is intended for high performance storage networking environments, the MDS 9000 48-Port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module gives you tremendous scalability and performance.

Cisco MDS 9248 module Features:

    • Advanced Functionality: VSAN; IVR; PortChannel with Multipath Load Balancing; QoS flow-based, zone-based; FCC; N_Port ID virtualization
    • Serviceability: Configuration file management; nondisruptive software upgrades for Fibre Channel interfaces; Call Home; Port beaconing


  • Port speed: 1/2/4/8-Gbps autosensing, optionally configurable
  • Buffer credits: 24-port and 48-port 8-Gbps modules: 32 per port (shared-mode ports), up to 500 per port (dedicated-mode ports), 4/44-port module: 32 per port (shared-mode ports), up to 250 per port (dedicated-mode ports), all modules: up to 4095 on an individual port (dedicated-mode ports with optional Enterprise Package license activated)
  • PortChannel: up to 16 ports

Vibrant offers complete configurations as well as individual parts and upgrades for this model. For pricing on new or used Cisco MDS 9248 modules, upgrades or parts, please contact Vibrant sales at or call 888-443-8606 or 952-653-1700.