Cisco® MDS 9506 Director

Cisco® MDS 9506 Director

Cisco MDS 9506

TeamKCI has extensive hands on experience with Cisco® MDS 9506 directors and continues to maintain and repair them. Parts and replacement units are in stock and can ship overnight.

The Cisco® 5100 will reach End-Of-Support
on April 30, 2022 in just…

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TeamKCI will continue to support these units for as long as you use them.

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Let TeamKCI help you design the most cost-effective Cisco® Storage Area Network Solution.

The Cisco® MDS 9506 Multilayer Director is a seven RU Fibre Channel director that can support from 12 to 192 ports with shortwave or long-wave SFP fiber optic transceivers.  It provides 1, 2 and 4 Gbps Fibre Channel switch connectivity and intelligent network services to help improve the security, performance and manageability required to consolidate geographically dispersed storage devices into a large enterprise Storage Area Network (SAN).

Used & Refurbished Cisco® Options

Support – TeamKCI is the leading maintenance provider of Cisco® legacy hardware, offering premier support with four attractive SLAs: 24 x 7 x 4hour onsite response; 11 x 5 x 4hour onsite response time 24 x 7 NBD response; 9 x 5 NBD response. Round-the-clock tech support is standard with each SLA. We guaranty you will speak to a qualified engineer within 15 minutes of placing a service call any time of day or night. We support call home and dial-in features. And, will even store spare parts on your premises at no additional cost. You won’t find better third-party Cisco® support anywhere.

Hardware – TeamKCI sells pre-owned tested and guaranteed Cisco® switches, directors, remote switches and routers at huge savings over the manufacturer’s list price. All pre-owned Cisco® hardware is meticulously tested, and burned in for 24 hours. Checkout TeamKCI prices. TeamKCI is the financial alternative option that will maximize your IT dollar. Coupled with our 90-day replacement warranty.

Warranty & Support – TeamKCI offers a 90-day warranty and 9-5 technical support on all refurbished Cisco® MDS 9506 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.

How to Get Started?
For more information on a Cisco® MDS 9506 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:  192
 Minimum Ports:  16
 Port Speed:  1/2/4/8 Gbps (autosending) 10 Gbps (fixed rate)
 Upgrade:  Up to six 16, 32, 48 Fibre Channel Port Cards
 Redundant Power:  Yes
 Rail Kit:  No

For a Cisco® MDS 9506 Datasheet click here.



End-of-Life Notification

On October 31, 2015 Cisco® announced End-Of-Life for the MDS 9506 Chassis. Effective October 31, 2016, Cisco® will no longer sell this SAN director. At that point, there will be no further software updates, revisions, or bug fixes. To view the EOL notice, click here.

These key components of the MDS 9506 have been designated End of Life:

  • Cisco® MDS 9500 Series 2500W AC Power Supply – To view the notice click here.
  • Cisco® MDS 9500 Series Power Supplies – To view the notice click here.
  • Cisco® MDS 9000 Family Advanced Services Module – To view the notice click here.
  • Cisco® MDS 9000 Family 4-port IP Storage Service Module – To view the notice click here.
  • Cisco® MDS 9000 Port Analyzer Adapter Base – To view the notice click here.
  • Cisco® iSCSI Drivers – To view the notice click here.


We are EOL/EOS & Legacy Equipment & Maintenance Specialists
and will maintain the Cisco® MDS 9506 until January 1, 2019.

For a fast and accurate quote, fill out the form at the right.

For a complete list of EOL Parts, click here.

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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.

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