This guide is for the networking or computer technician responsible for installing a Cisco Catalyst switch module. We assume that you are familiar with the concepts and terminology of Ethernet and local area networking.
This guide documents the hardware features of the Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3110G, 3110X,
and 3012 for IBM BladeCenter—referred to as the switch module. It describes the physical and performance characteristics of each switch module, explains how to install a switch module, and provides troubleshooting information.
This guide does not describe system messages that you might receive or how to configure your switch module. For more information, see the switch module getting started guide, the software configuration guide, the command reference, and the system message guide on Cisco.com. For information about the standard Cisco IOS Release 12.1 or 12.2 commands, see the Cisco IOS documentation set from the Cisco.com home page at Technical Support and Documentation > Documentation. On the Cisco Documentation home page, select Release 12.1 or 12.2 from the Cisco IOS Software drop-down list.
This document uses the following conventions and symbols for notes, cautions, and warnings. Translations of the warning statements in this document appear in the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3110G, 3110X, and 3012 for IBM BladeCenter that ships with the switch.
Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to materials not contained in this manual.
reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.
Warning This warning symbol means danger. You are in a situation that could cause bodily injury. Before you work on any equipment, be aware of the hazards involved with electrical circuitry and be familiar with standard practices for preventing accidents. Use the statement number provided at the end of each warning to locate its translation in the translated safety warnings that accompanied this device. Statement 1071
For more information about the switch module, see these documents on Cisco.com:
•Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3110G, 3110X, and 3012 for IBM BladeCenter Software Configuration Guide. This guide provides a product overview and detailed descriptions and procedures for the switch module software features.
•Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3110G, 3110X, and 3012 for IBM BladeCenter Command Reference. This reference provides detailed descriptions of the Cisco IOS commands specifically created or modified for the switch module.
•Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3110G, 3110X, and 3012 for IBM BladeCenter System Message Guide. This guide provides descriptions of the system messages specifically created or modified for the switch module.
•Cisco Software Activation Document for IBM BladeCenter. This document describes the supported feature sets, software licenses, and information about using software activation in mixed software switch stacks.
•Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3110G, 3110X, and 3012 for IBM BladeCenter Getting Started Guide. This guide provides instructions on how to install and manage the switch module.
•Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3110G, 3110X, and 3012 for IBM BladeCenter. This guide contains agency approvals, compliance information, and translated warning statements.
•Release Notes for the Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3110G, 3110X, and 3012 for IBM BladeCenter. The release notes include the system requirements, important notes, limitations, open and resolved caveats, and documentation updates.
For more information about the IBM BladeCenter enclosure, see the IBM documentation at:
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