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Cisco Catalyst Switch Modules 3110G and 3110X for
IBM BladeCenter
IBM BladeCenter at-a-glance guide
The Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3110G and 3110X are Gigabit Ethernet Switch Modules in a standard
switch-bay form-factor for use in all BladeCenter chassis. These stackable switches are full wire-rated,
non-blocking switches for use with high performance servers. The 3110G offers four external RJ-45
Gigabit Ethernet connections and the 3110X offers one external 10 Gb Ethernet slot (for use with an X2
transceiver module) for making 10Gb uplinks to backbone switches or routers.
Built upon Cisco's market-leading hardware and IOS software, the switches are designed to deliver
scalable, high performance, highly resilient connectivity while reducing server infrastructure complexity.
Figure 1. Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3110G (left) and 3110X (right). The 3110X has a separate X2
transceiver module installed.
Did you know?
The Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3110 has a unique technology called Virtual Blade Switch (VBS). Much
like server virtualization technology, this switch virtualization technology treats the individual physical
switches within a rack as a single logical switch. As with server virtualization technology, this innovation
allows the switches to deliver better utilization, increased performance, and greater resilience while
simplifying operations and management.
Cisco Catalyst Switch Modules 3110G and 3110X for IBM BladeCenter
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  Summary of Contents for IBM 3110X

  • Page 1 The 3110G offers four external RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet connections and the 3110X offers one external 10 Gb Ethernet slot (for use with an X2 transceiver module) for making 10Gb uplinks to backbone switches or routers.
  • Page 2: Part Number Information

    Advanced IP Services S/W Upgrade License for Cisco Catalyst 3110 The Cisco Catalyst Switch Modules 3110G and 3110X come standard with IP Base feature set software. Additional features require licenses, as listed in Table 1: The IP Services S/W Upgrade License provides support for advanced routing protocols, including EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, and PIM.
  • Page 3 Up to 64 Gbps of throughput in a switch stack. Gigabit EtherChannel (3110G) or 10 Gb EtherChannel (3110X) for enhanced fault tolerance and to provide up to 8 Gbps (3110G) or 80 Gbps (3110X) of bandwidth between switches, routers, and servers.
  • Page 4 VLAN while isolating the streams from subscriber VLANs for bandwidth and security. IGMP filtering for controlling the set of multicast groups to which hosts on a switch port can belong. Dynamic address learning for enhanced security.
  • Page 5 Bridge protocol data unit (BPDU) guard for shutting down a Port Fast-configured port when an invalid configuration occurs. Protected port option for restricting the forwarding of traffic to designated ports on the same switch. Cisco Catalyst Switch Modules 3110G and 3110X for IBM BladeCenter...
  • Page 6 Port security aging to set the aging time for secure addresses on a port. Multilevel security for a choice of security level, notification, and resulting actions. MAC-based port-level security for restricting the use of a switch port to a specific group of source addresses and preventing switch access from unauthorized stations.
  • Page 7 Equal-cost routing for load-balancing and redundancy. Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) and ICMP Router Discovery Protocol (IRDP) for using router advertisement and router solicitation messages to discover the addresses of routers on directly-attached subnets. Cisco Catalyst Switch Modules 3110G and 3110X for IBM BladeCenter...
  • Page 8 Time Domain Reflector (TDR) to diagnose and resolve cabling problems on 10/100 and 10/100/1000 copper Ethernet ports. Online diagnostics to test the hardware functionality of the supervisor engine, modules, and switch while the switch is connected to a live network. Cisco Catalyst Switch Modules 3110G and 3110X for IBM BladeCenter...
  • Page 9 IP Service Level Agreements (IP SLAs) support to measure network performance by using active traffic monitoring (IP services feature set is required). IEEE standards The Cisco Catalyst Switch Modules 3110G and 3110X support the following IEEE standards: IEEE 802.1d Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) IEEE 802.1s Multiple STP (MSTP) IEEE 802.1w Rapid STP (RSTP)
  • Page 10 Figure 2. Virtual Blade Switch sample topology A VBS stack has the following major characteristics: Up to nine physical switches can be combined in one stack: one master switch, and up to eight member switches. Two dedicated connectors on a switch are used to create VBS, and switches are connected in a ring.
  • Page 11 For example, instead of using two 1 Gb ports per switch as a redundant uplink for eight switches for a total of 16 cables going out of rack, you may choose to use just two 10 Gb links going out of the rack if applicable.
  • Page 12 Table 5 also lists the chassis bays in which the switch module must be installed when used with each expansion card. The Cisco Catalyst Switch Modules 3110G and 3110X fit in a standard I/O bay (bays 1-4) and, with the addition of the Multi-Switch Interconnect Module (MSIM) in the BladeCenter H, can also fit in a high-speed I/O bay (bays 7-10).
  • Page 13: Popular Configurations

    Popular configurations This section shows how the Cisco Catalyst Switch Modules 3110G and 3110X can be used in configurations. Basic two-port configuration Figure 3 shows basic use of the Cisco Catalyst Switch Modules 3110 to route the two-port Ethernet controller that is integrated onto the blade server. Two Ethernet Switch Modules are installed in bay 1 and bay 2 of the BladeCenter chassis.
  • Page 14 CFFv or CIOv expansion card. Four Ethernet Switch Modules are installed in bay 1, bay 2, bay 3, and bay 4 of the BladeCenter chassis. All connections between the controller and card and the switch modules are internal to the chassis.
  • Page 15 Since BladeCenter servers support a CFFh expansion card plus either a CFFv or CIOv card (depending on the model of the server), you can install up to eight Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3110 devices in a BladeCenter H chassis or BladeCenter HT. Figure 5 shows this eight-port solution. All connections between the cards and the switch modules are internal to the chassis.
  • Page 16: Connectors And Leds

    Connectors and LEDs Figure 6 shows the front panels of the Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3110G and 3110X. Figure 6. Front panel of the Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3110G (left) and 3110X (right). The front panel contains the components identified in Table 9.
  • Page 17: Network Cabling Requirements

    1310 nm 1310 nm 1310 nm 10GBASE-CX4: The InfiniBand copper cable with 4X InfiniBand connector has a maximum cable length of 49 feet (15 m). Cisco Catalyst Switch Modules 3110G and 3110X for IBM BladeCenter Core size Modal bandwidth (microns) (MHz/km) 62.5...
  • Page 18: Operating Environment

    Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3110 and 3012 System Message Guide Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3110 and 3012 Software Configuration Guide Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3110G, 3110X, and 3012 Hardware Installation Guide Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3110G, 3110X, and 3012 Getting Started Guide...
  • Page 19 Web sites. The materials at those Web sites are not part of the materials for this IBM product and use of those Web sites is at your own risk.IBM may use or distribute any of the information you supply in any way it believes appropriate without incurring any obligation to you.
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