Cisco® MDS 9513 Director EOL Maintenance and Support

Cisco® MDS 9513 Director EOL Maintenance and Support


Cisco® End-of-Support Date: April 30, 2022
Status: Supported by TeamKCI

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Cisco MDS 9513

TeamKCI has extensive hands on experience with Cisco® MDS 9513 directors and continues to maintain and repair them. Parts and replacement units are in stock and can ship overnight. Watch our MDS 9513 Tech Explainer.

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 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

    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 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 about our maintenance services.

    How to Get Started?
    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

    Click here for a Cisco® MDS 9513 Datasheet



    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 April 30, 2022, the 9513 reached end of software support. All software updates, firmware updates, and patches are no longer be available and bug fixes ended and new maintenance contracts from Cisco® for machines not under maintenance are no longer 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® 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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