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This IBM Redpaper positions the Cisco Systems Intelligent Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module for the IBM eServer BladeCenter and describes how it enhances the BladeCenter value proposition by seamlessly interfacing into a customer’s existing data network.
This paper helps you plan, install, and configure the Cisco Systems Intelligent Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module for several network topologies. Topology examples are provided to demonstrate several ways to perform the integration of the switch module into different
We also discuss the architecture of the Cisco Systems Intelligent Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module and BladeCenter and how the technology of each product jointly provides full interoperability into existing Cisco data centers.
It is assumed that experienced systems and network administrators will use this paper to successfully integrate the Cisco Systems Intelligent Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module into their existing network.
As we write this Redpaper, the Cisco Systems Intelligent Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module supports the 12.1(14) version of IOS. The switch also supports the 12.1(22) version. Check this support site on ibm.com for current information pertaining to the latest supported version of IOS:
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Executive summary
Chapter 2. IBM eServer BladeCenter overview
Chapter 3. Cisco Systems Intelligent Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module
Chapter 4. Cisco Systems Intelligent Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module architecture
Chapter 5. Cisco Systems IGESM management and user orientation
Chapter 6. IBM eServer BladeCenter system initial setup
Chapter 7. Cisco Systems IGESM configuration and network integration
Chapter 8. Cisco Systems IGESM troubleshooting
Chapter 9. Service and support
Appendix A. Hints and tips