Cisco Catalyst Switch Modules 3110G and 3110X for
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