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lucastpimenta
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MDS9148S support M_Port (Mirror Port)?

I'm trying to find some documentation for the MDS9148S Switch that proves the support of the following port types: F_Port (Fabric), M_Port (Mirror Port) and E_Port (Switch-to-Switch).

 

I easily found F_Port and E_Port:

Fiber Channel standard port types: E, F and FL - Page 4

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/storage-networking/mds-9148s-16g-multilayer-fabric-switch/datasheet-c78-731523.pdf


Where can I find proof of M_Port (Mirror Port)?

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Kirk J
Cisco Employee

I believe M_Port is specifically a Brocade term.

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/storage-networking/mds-9148s-16g-multilayer-fabric-switch/datasheet-c78-731523.html

Intelligent diagnostics/Hardware based slow port detection

Enhance reliability, speed problem resolution, and reduce service costs by using Fibre Channel ping and traceroute to identify exact path and timing of flows, as well as Cisco Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) and Remote SPAN (RSPAN) and Cisco Fabric Analyzer to capture and analyze network traffic.

 

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/datacenter/mds9000/sw/5_0/configuration/guides/int/nxos/cli_interfaces/intf.html#69064

SD Port
In SPAN destination port (SD port) mode, an interface functions as a switched port analyzer (SPAN). The SPAN feature is specific to switches in the Cisco MDS 9000 Family. It monitors network traffic that passes though a Fibre Channel interface. This monitoring is done using a standard Fibre Channel analyzer (or a similar switch probe) that is attached to an SD port. SD ports do not receive frames, they only transmit a copy of the source traffic. The SPAN feature is nonintrusive and does not affect switching of network traffic for any SPAN source ports (see the Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS System Management Configuration Guide).

 

ST Port
In the SPAN tunnel port (ST port) mode, an interface functions as an entry point port in the source switch for the RSPAN Fibre Channel tunnel. The ST port mode and the remote SPAN (RSPAN) feature are specific to switches in the Cisco MDS 9000 Family. When configured in ST port mode, the interface cannot be attached to any device, and thus cannot be used for normal Fibre Channel traffic (see the Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS System Management Configuration Guide).

 

Kirk...

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