Cisco Systems Intelligent Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module for IBM

Hardware Announcement
April 29, 2004
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Cisco Systems Intelligent Gigabit Ethernet Switch
Module for IBM
BladeCenter —
Expanding the networking capabilities for
BladeCenter eServers
Overview
This Intelligent Gigabit Ethernet
Switch Module provides layer 2
Ethernet switching functions for the
IBM
BladeCenter server
chassis.
Up to 250 virtual LANs can assign
different users to VLANs associated
with network resources, traffic
patterns, and bandwidth. It also
supports trunking protocols (IEEE
802.1Q) for link aggregation for the
automatic creation of EtherChannel
links.
It provides security for ports so that
traffic can be limited to media access
control (MAC) addresses allowed to
access only specific ports (IGMP
snooping).
Up to four Cisco Systems Intelligent
Gigabit Ethernet Switch Modules can
reside in the switch module bays of
the BladeCenter chassis.
The modules can be hot-plugged into
the BladeCenter without disrupting
normal operations.
The switch connects to the server
blades via the 14 internal GbE
interfaces (server ports) over the
BladeCenter mid-plane. It supplies
four external GbE interfaces for
outside communication fully
compatible with all other Cisco
equipment. The GbE switch is
managed via two internal 100 Mbps
ports for communication to the
BladeCenter management module.
A Web-based or Telnet-based
interface is available for diagnostics
and direct communication between
the Intelligent Gigabit Ethernet
Switch Module and the BladeCenter
Management Module. It also
supports all standard Cisco
management applications.
Key prerequisites
IBM
BladeCenter Server
Planned availability date
At a glance
A new Gigabit Ethernet Switch
Module for IBM
BladeCenter
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Serves as a switching fabric
option for the IBM BladeCenter
server chassis
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Resides in a I/O module slot of
the IBM BladeCenter chassis
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Connects to the server blades
via 14 internal GbE interfaces
(server ports) over the
BladeCenter mid-plane
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Delivers four external copper
GbE interfaces that connect to
networks
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Offers Layer 2 switch functions
June 11, 2004
For technical support:
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Call the Support Center
(800-426-7378)
or
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Request technical information
via the Personal Computing
Division Web site at
http://www.pc.ibm.com
This announcement is provided for your information only. For additional information, contact your IBM representative,
call 800-IBM-4YOU, or visit the IBM home page at: http://www.ibm.com.
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Description
This Intelligent Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module offers
layer 2 Ethernet switching functions for the IBM
BladeCenter server chassis. It provides security for ports
so that traffic can be limited to media access control
(MAC) addresses allowed to access only specific ports
(IGMP snooping).
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In-band management access through up to 16
simultaneous
Telnet
connections
for
multiple
command-line interface (CLI)-based sessions
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In-band management access through up to five
simultaneous,
encrypted
secure
shell
(SSH)
connections for multiple CLI-based sessions
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In-band management access through SNMP versions
1, 2c, and 3
Port features
Redundancy features
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HSRP for command-switch redundancy
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Fourteen internal full-duplex gigabit ports, one
connected to each of the blade servers in the
BladeCenter unit
UniDirectional link detection (UDLD) on all Ethernet
ports for faults
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Two internal full-duplex 10/100 Mbps ports connected
to the management module
IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) for
redundant backbone connections and loop-free
networks
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IEEE 802.1s multiple STP (MSTP) for grouping VLANs
into a spanning- tree instance, and provided for
multiple forwarding paths
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IEEE 802.1w rapid STP (RSTP) for rapid convergence
of the spanning tree by immediately transitioning root
and designated ports
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Optional spanning-tree features available
PVST+, rapid PVST+, and MSTP modes
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Four external 1000BASE-T connectors for making
10/100/1000 Mbps connections to a backbone, end
station and servers
Performance features
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Autosensing of speed 10/100/1000 ports
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IEEE 802.3x flow control on Gigabit Ethernet ports in
full-duplex
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Fast EtherChannel and Gigabit EtherChannel enhanced
fault tolerance
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Support for frame sizes from 1,500 to 1,530 bytes
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Per-port storm
overall system
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Port aggregation protocol (PAgP) and link aggregation
control protocol (LACP) for automatic creation of
EtherChannel links
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Internet group management protocol (IGMP) snooping
support to limit flooding of IP multicast traffic
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Multicast VLAN registration (MVR) to continuously
send multicast streams in a multicast VLAN while
isolating the streams from subscriber VLANs for
bandwidth and security
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IGMP filtering for controlling the set of multicast
groups to which hosts on a switch port can belong
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Protected port (private VLAN edge port) option for
restricting the forwarding of traffic to designated ports
on the same switch
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Dynamic address learning for enhanced security
control
for
preventing
the
VLANs
for
VLAN support
degrading
Manageability features
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in
Address resolution protocol (ARP) for identifying a
switch through its IP address and its corresponding
MAC address
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The switch supports 250
assigning users to VLANs
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The switch supports up to 4094 VLAN IDs to allow
service provider networks to support the number of
VLANs allowed by IEEE 802.1Q standard
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IEEE 802.1Q trunking protocol on all ports for network
moves, adds and changes; management and control
of broadcast and multicast traffic
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VLAN membership policy server (VMPS) for dynamic
VLAN membership
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VLAN trunking protocol (VTP) pruning for reducing
network traffic by restricting flooded traffic to links
destined for stations
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Dynamic trunking protocol (DTP) for negotiating
trunking on a link between two devices to be used
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Voice VLAN for creating subnets for voice traffic from
Cisco IP phone
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VLAN 1 minimization to reduce the risk of
spanning-tree loops or storms by allowing VLAN 1 to
be disabled on any individual VLAN trunk link
port-based
Security features
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Bridge protocol data unit (BPDU) guard for shutting
down a port fast-configured port when an invalid
configuration occurs
Network time protocol (NTP) for providing a consistent
timestamp
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Protected port option for restricting the forwarding of
traffic to designated ports on the same switch
Directed unicast requests to a trivial file transfer
protocol (TFTP) server for obtaining software upgrades
from a TFTP server
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Password-protected access (read-only and write-only
access) to management interfaces (CMS and CLI) for
protection against unauthorized configuration changes
Default configuration storage in flash memory to
ensure that the switch can be connected to a network
and can forward traffic with minimal user intervention
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Port security option for limiting and identifying MAC
addresses of the station allowed to access the port
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In-band management
Web-interface session
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Port security aging to set the aging time for secure
addresses on a port
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Cisco discovery protocol (CDP) versions 1 and 2 for
network topology
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Multilevel security for a choice of security level,
notification, and resulting actions
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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
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Terminal access controller access control system plus
(TACACS+), a proprietary feature for managing
network security
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IEEE 802.1X port-based authentication to prevent
unauthorized devices from gaining access to the
network
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IEEE 802.1X port-based authentication with voice VLAN
to permit an IP phone access to the voice VLAN
regardless of the authorized or unauthorized state of
the port
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EEE 802.1X port-based authentication with guest VLAN
to provided limited services to non-802.1X-compliant
users
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Standard and extended IP access control lists (ACLs)
for defining security policies (available on with EI)
Product positioning
Provides integration of Cisco networking into BladeCenter
architecture
Trademarks
BladeCenter is a trademark of International Business
Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries
or both.
The e-business logo and eServer are registered trademarks
of International Business Machines Corporation in the United
States or other countries or both.
Other company, product, and service names may be
trademarks or service marks of others.
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Announcement
Supplemental Information
April 29, 2004
Cisco Systems GbE Switch Module for eServer
BladeCenter (13N2281)
Technical information
Shipment group
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Cisco Systems Intelligent Gigabit Ethernet Switch
Module
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Installation publication
Performance specifications:
18 Network and 2
Management ports, 8 MB flash, and 32 MB management
processor memory
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License agreement
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Publications CD
Physical specifications (approximate)
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Safety flyer
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Packaging dimensions/weight
Height: 112 mm (4.4 in)
Width: 260 mm (10.2 in)
Depth: 29 mm (1.14 in)
Operating environment
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FCC Class A
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No.60950-1-03
Canada ICES-003
VCCI Class 2
C-Tick
CE Mark
CISPR 22 Class A
ENERGY STAR compliance: No
Note: The ENERGY STAR emblem does not represent EPA
endorsement of any product or service.
Hardware requirements
The Cisco Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module is supported
on all models of the following IBM platforms:
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Single box (HxDxW): 130 mm (5.12 in) x 40 mm
(1.57 in) x 275 mm (10.8 in)
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Weight: 4.0 lbs
Temperature: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F)
Relative humidity: 8% to 80% non-condensing
Agency approvals
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8677
87201
87301
Security, auditability, and control
This product uses the security and auditability features
of host hardware, software, and application software.
Terms and conditions
Field installable
Customer setup
Warranty period 2
Service type (CCE/CCR/CRU)
Maintenance agreement
Optional upgrade
Licensed programs
Note: Programs included with this product are licensed
under the terms and conditions of the license agreements
that are shipped with the feature or option.
All other terms and conditions are the same as those
applicable to the IBM machine type in which the feature
is installed.
2
3
1
Supported on July 30, 2004.
Note: Some configurations may not be compatible.
Planning information
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Additional cable orders required: No
Approximate installation time: 20 minutes
Packaging: One box
Yes
Yes
1 year 2
CRU3
No
No
Yes
To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty,
contact your reseller or call IBM.
These optional features are designated as Customer
Replacement Units (CRU).
IBM will ship CRU parts to you for your replacement. If
IBM instructs you to return the replaced CRU, you are
responsible for returning it to IBM in accordance with IBM
instructions. If you do not return the defective CRU, if
IBM so instructs, within 30 days of your receipt of the
replacement CRU, IBM may charge you for the
replacement.
In the United States, call 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378), or
write to:
Warranty Information
P.O. Box 12195
RTP, NC 27709
Attn: Dept JDJA/B203
This announcement is provided for your information only. For additional information, contact your IBM representative,
call 800-IBM-4YOU, or visit the IBM home page at: http://www.ibm.com.
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IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
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Help and service information — Features and
options
During the warranty period, support for a warranty related
issue can be obtained by accessing IBM online services
(requires Internet access account, not included) or calling
the HelpCenter  , 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to
answer any questions regarding your new IBM option.
Response time will vary depending on the number and
nature of calls received. If you need warranty service,
return or exchange is available. In addition, if your IBM
option is installed in an IBM computer, you may be
entitled to service at your location. For general questions
related to the use of your options, fee-based support is
available. Your technical support representative can help
you determine the best alternative.
Accessing IBM online services
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IBM Web site at http://www.ibm.com/pc
Prices
Description
Cisco Systems Intelligent
Gigabit Ethernet
Switch Module
4
Part
number
ERP4
13N2281
$4,999
Estimated reseller price to end user. Actual reseller price
may vary.
IBM Global Financing:
IBM Global Financing offers
competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to
assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include
financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software,
and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or
vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small,
medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and
availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM
Global Financing organization or visit the Web at:
http://www.ibm.com/financing
Trademarks
BladeCenter is a trademark of International Business
Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries
or both.
eServer and HelpCenter are registered trademarks of
International Business Machines Corporation in the United
States or other countries or both.
Other company, product, and service names may be
trademarks or service marks of others.
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