The Cisco IDSM integrates Cisco IPS functionality directly into your Catalyst 6000 family switch.
The IDSM-2 is a single-slot switch card that provides the following enhanced capabilities:
Your switch operating system must match one of the following requirements:
If you have Catalyst OS 7.5(1) or later, you also must have one of the following supervisor engines:
If you have IOS Release 12.1(19)E or later, you also must have one of the following supervisor engines:
Besides increasing the bandwidth capacity of the IDSM-2 (compared to the original IDSM), the IDSM-2 provides the following capabilities or features:
To enable your IDSM-2 to become a functional component of your Cisco IPS, you need to perform the following basic initialization tasks:
The basic initialization tasks for the IDSM-2 are the same as those for the appliance sensor. These tasks include the following:
To perform its operation, the IDSM-2 uses several internal ports that fall into the following three functional categories:
To prevent corruption of the IDSM-2, you must shut it down properly. To properly shut down the IDSM-2, you need to log in to the IDSM-2 and execute the reset command.
The front panel of the IDSM-2 contains a single-status light-emitting diode (LED) that can be in one of the states listed in Table 13-4.
The show module switch command enables you to display information about the line cards that you have installed in your Catalyst 6500 switch.
When using CatOS, you can use the show port and show trunk commands to view the status of your switch ports.