Cisco MDS 9513 Director

Cisco MDS 9513 Director

Cisco MDS 9513
Cisco MDS 9513

TeamKCI has extensive hands on experience with Cisco MDS 9513 directors and continues to maintain and repair them. We can also supply additional and replacement units.

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The Cisco MDS 9513 Multilayer Director (IBM 2054-E11) is a 14 RU Fibre Channel director that can support 12 to 528 ports with shortwave or long-wave SFP fiber optic transceivers, with 4 Gbps support and a high-availability design.  The Cisco MDS 9513 Multilayer Director is designed to provide network security for large enterprise SANs deployment and offers intelligent networking services to help simplify mainframe FICON and Fibre Channel SAN management and reduce total cost of ownership.  It offers 4 to 44 10 Gbps ports for ISL connectivity across metro optical networks.

Used & Refurbished Cisco Options
TeamKCI sells both new and refurbished equipment.  As an Authorized Cisco Reseller, we are able to supply new Cisco hardware directly to you. Used and refurbished Cisco systems are also available at big savings offering our customers alternative financial options to maximize their IT dollars.

Warranty & Support
TeamKCI offers a 12 month warranty and 9-5 technical support on all refurbished Cisco MDS 9513 directors and all other pre-owned refurbished Cisco SAN equipment we sell.  Extended warranties and 24x7x4 onsite support are also available for an additional charge.  Learn more.

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For more information on a Cisco MDS 9513 or any other Cisco product simply complete the TeamKCI Quick Quote form on this page or call TeamKCI at 201-934-6500 Ext. 11 for immediate assistance.


Technical Specifications

 Maximum Ports:  528
 Minimum Ports:  16
 Port Speed:  1/2/4/8 Gbps (autosending) 10 Gbps (fixed rate)
 Upgrade:  Up to thirteen 16, 32, 48 Fibre Channel Port Cards
 Redundant Power:  Yes
 Rail Kit:  No

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End-of-Life Notification

On October 31, 2015 Cisco announced End-Of-Life for the MDS 9513 Chassis. Effective October 31, 2016, the Cisco 9513 is no longer sold.   On October 31, 2017, the 9513 will reach end of software support; after which software and firmware updates will cease, patches will no longer be available and bug fixes will end and new maintenance contracts from Cisco for machines not under maintenance will no longer be accepted.


We are EOL/EOS & Legacy Equipment & Maintenance Specialists and will maintain the Cisco MDS 9513 until you are no longer using them.

End of Life Dates for the Supervisor Cards and Port Cards

DS-X9530-SF1-K9 MDS 9500 Series Supervisor-1 9/27/2007 9/25/2012
DS-X9530-SF2-K9 MDS 9500 Series Supervisor-2 8/1/2011 7/31/2016
DS-X9530-SF2AK9 MDS 9500 Series Supervisor-2A 10/31/2016 4/30/2022
DS-X9016 MDS 9000 1/2-Gbps 16-port Fibre Channel Switching Module 9/27/2007 9/25/2012
DS-X9032 MDS 9000 1/2 Gbps 32-port FC Module, RESTRICTED PRODUCT 9/27/2007 9/25/2012
DS-X9112 12-port 1/2/4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module 5/1/2010 2/28/2015
DS-X9124 24-port 1/2/4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module 5/1/2010 2/28/2015
DS-X9148 48-port 1/2/4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module 5/1/2010 2/28/2015
DS-X9222i-K9 18-Port FC and 4-Port GE Module 4/22/2015 4/30/2020
DS-X9224-96K9 24-Port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module 7/31/2013 7/31/2018
DS-X9248-48K9 4/44-Port Host-Optimized 8-Gbps FC Module 7/31/2013 7/31/2018
DS-X9248-96K9 48-Port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module 7/31/2013 7/31/2018
DS-X9248-256K9 48-Port 8-Gbps Performance Fibre Channel Switching Module 10/31/2016 4/30/2022
DS-X9232-256K9 32-Port 8-Gbps Performance Fibre Channel Switching Module 10/31/2016 4/30/2022

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TeamKCI maintenance services offer:

  • Spare parts stored on premises to facilitate rapid repairs and ensure that most problems can be handled with a single maintenance call.
  • Utilization of machine resident “dial-in” and “call home” features to quickly identify and diagnose anomalies before they become major problems.
  • A 24 x 7 response capability that allows our customers to speak with a product specialist within thirty minutes of placing a call any time of day or night.
  • On site response time of four hours or less.
  • Our pledge to only use tested OEM parts.
  • Prices that are at a minimum 50% less than the OEM’s list price.
  • Our promise to maintain your legacy equipment for as long as you choose to use it. TeamKCI has no End-of-Life or End-of-Support dates. We have never dropped service on any product we accepted for maintenance until our very last customer had stopped using it.
  • A lifetime rate guarantee never to escalate your initial rate.
  • Operational software support for all software and firmware you are using at its current EC level.

EOL Blades - Blended Support

TeamKCI Blended Cisco Support

** Update- October 31, 2015 ** Cisco has announced End-of-Life for the MDS 9513 Chassis. (See EOL Notice).

Cisco 9513 MDS director chassis are not End-of-Life (EOL) though many of the blades in them are, and some 9513 port blades have reached End-of-Support. Many Cisco customers will have MDS 9513 director chassis that are eligible for maintenance under Cisco’s SMARTnet® program, while the blades inside these directors are not supported. The dilemma for most customers is making sure that both the MDS 9513 chassis and the port blades are covered.

We encourage our customers with eligible 9513 MDS directors to keep them under SMARTnet® while at the same time putting their MDS port blades not eligible for SMARTnet® under TeamKCI support. The chassis and corresponding software and firmware will be covered under SMARTnet®. TeamKCI covers all the blades that Cisco no longer covers. We maintain the blades; Cisco maintains the chassis while you enjoy the benefits. We offer NBD parts or guaranteed 4-hour onsite response, whichever you prefer. Since we do not maintain the chassis, the OS, or the firmware, your Cisco MDS 9513 will remain under Cisco SMARTnet® support.

The TeamKCI Blended Cisco Support program is the perfect alternative to taking the risk that part of your Cisco 9513 is not covered. And our blended support program is priced well below original Cisco manufacturer’s pricing.

One fifteen minute call with one of our specialists will make you a believer. Don’t delay. Let us know when you are available and we’ll show you how to keep your MDS 9513 director fully covered.


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