Product Code: 39Y9314
The Cisco Catalyst Switch Modules for IBM BladeCenter represent the next generation networking solution for blade server environments. Built upon Cisco's market leading hardware and IOS software, the switches are engineered with technologies specifically designed to help meet the rigors of blade server based application infrastructure. Specifically, the switches are designed to deliver scaleable, high performance, highly resilient connectivity while supporting ongoing IT initiatives around reducing server infrastructure complexity and TCO by seamlessly integrating into existing Cisco management networks.
All three Cisco Catalyst Switch Modules for BladeCenter have the standard switch-bay form-factor. All three switches have fourteen 1 Gb connections to the server blades. The 3012 and 3110G have four 1 Gb uplinks, while the 3110X has a single 10Gb uplink. The 3110G and 3110X switches feature advanced Layer 3 functions (IP Services) and IPv6 functions (Advanced IP Services) via optional software keys. With Cisco Catalyst Switch Modules 3110G and 3110X for IBM BladeCenter, Cisco introduces a technology called the Virtual Blade Switch (VBS). This switch virtualization technology takes the individual physical switches within a rack of BladeCenter chassis and treats them as one logical switch. This innovation is the foundation of the switches ability to deliver increased performance and resilience while simplifying operations and management.