- 16 x Fibre Channel
The Connectrix MDS9216A base includes sixteen 2Gb Fiber Channel ports. This unit has a modular expansion slot that accommodates all MDS switching blades. The blades include 32-port and 16-port Fiber Channel blades, 4- and 8-port Gigabit Ethernet blades, and a 16-port blade that supports fourteen Fiber Channel ports and two IP ports. This model offers intelligent network services such as Virtual SANs (VSANs), Access Control Lists (ACLs), Fiber Channel Congestion Control (FCC), and fabric-wide Quality of Service (QoS).