Cisco Systems Intelligent Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module (IGESM)

The Cisco Systems IGESM is a layer 2 switch that provides full layer 2 LAN switching capabilities to each blade server in the chassis unit. This switch is also referred to as the Cisco Systems Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module, or the Cisco Systems GbE Switch Module. The features and functions of this switch are equivalent to the Cisco Catalyst 2950 switch, but with enhancements and modifications for operating within the IBM BladeCenter unit.

See the Installation Guide for the Cisco Systems Intelligent Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module.

For information sources that are external to this information center, see Additional information sources.

Refer to the online Configuration and Options Guide for a list of which BladeCenter units support which parts. Select the BladeCenter chassis and click Options > I/O to see supported I/O switch modules for the chassis.

Important: This part of the BladeCenter information center provides installation guides for I/O modules, including modules that are no longer available from IBM. To find the modules that are currently available, go to the BladeCenter Ethernet switch module Web site.