The Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3012 for the IBM BladeCenter is an integrated switch for IBM BladeCenter customers that extends resilient and secure Cisco infrastructure services to the server edge and uses existing network investments to help reduce operating expenses.
The Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3012 for the IBM BladeCenter provides IBM customers with an integrated switching solution that dramatically reduces cable complexity by eliminating the need for each serve blade to be networked individually.
Finally, the Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3012 uses the comprehensive Cisco management framework to simplify ongoing operations. Cisco advanced network services in combination with simplified management help reduce total cost of ownership (TCO).
Available with Cisco IOS Software, and the IP Base image, the Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3012 offers a complete set of intelligent services to deliver security, QoS, basic IP routing, and high availability in the server farm access environment.
The Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3012 for the IBM BladeCenter provides the following hardware configuration: