Hi -- a bit confused about something. I originally posted this is Server Networking, but there are like 2 people and a dog on that thread.
If a blade chassis/encosure is going to use the Cisco 3130 blade switch, where does it fit into the overall architecture of the enclosure?
For example, the Dell M-1000e blade enclosure was designed to support Ciscos 3130 blade switches. But how do they fit into the overall architecture scheme? Normally, the blade servers connect to the I/O fabrics through the passive midplane...so where does the switch come in? Or does the switch replace the I/O fabrics?