The Cisco® Catalyst Blade Switch 3130 series represents the next-generation networking solution for blade server environments. Built on the market-leading Cisco hardware and Cisco IOS® software, the Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3130 series is engineered with unique technologies designed to meet the rigors of blade server–based application infrastructure. Specifically, the switches in the series are designed to deliver the scalable, high-performance, highly resilient connectivity that supports ongoing IT initiatives to reduce the complexity of server infrastructures and total cost of ownership (TCO).
The Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3130 series for the Dell™ M1000e modular server enclosure has two configurations. One configuration allows customers to connect the switch to the existing network fabric using gigabit Ethernet uplinks, and the other configuration allows customers to connect the switch to the existing network fabric using gigabit and 10 gigabit Ethernet uplinks.
Configuration 1: Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3130G for Dell M1000e
Supports up to eight gigabit Ethernet uplink ports: four 10/100/1000 BASE-T ports and four small form-factor pluggable (SFP) gigabit Ethernet ports (using Cisco TwinGig Converter Modules in the X2 slots)
Configuration 2: Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3130X for Dell M1000e
Supports up to four 10/100/1000 BASE-T ports and two X2-based 10 gigabit Ethernet ports
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