The chassis are provided by HP or IBM as are the servers. The switch part is provided by Cisco, runs Cisco IOS and is inserted into the chassis. The original versions of these chassis's had HP and IBM own switches but these were replaced by Cisco switches which makes it easier to integrate into your existing Cisco infrastructure.
The switches can have a management IP address the same as any other L2 Cisco switch such as the 2950/60/70 switches. The servers would have their own IP addresses.
We are pleased to announce availability of Beta software for 16.6.3. 16.6.3 will be the second rebuild on the 16.6 release train targeted towards Catalyst 9500/9400/9300/3850/3650 switching platforms. We are looking for early feedback from custome...