The Intelligent Copper Pass-thru Module (ICPM) for IBM BladeCenter (44W4483) is a low-cost solution, ideal for clients who want to use their existing switching infrastructure with IBM BladeCenter. It does not require any configuration and so is very easy to use.Pass-thru modules are I/O options that can be used for direct connections of blade ports to the external infrastructure devices such as network switches. The Pass-thru module is almost like a traditional network patch-panel - it routes internal blade ports to outside the BladeCenter. Current modules (used in non-high-speed bays) use a design that links several internal blade ports to a single external port on pass-thru module, so specific "hydra" or "octopus" pass-thru cables have to be used with pass-thru modules to provide standard external connections (one connector per each blade port).
|Device Type||Expansion Module|
|Form Factor||Plug-in Module|
|Data Link Protocol||Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet|
|Data Transfer Rate||1GB/s|
|Cabling Type||Ethernet 100Base-TX, Ethernet 1000Base-T|