IBM BladeCenter H Chassis
Extending the value of blades to higher performancein an enterprise environment[bladehchassis]
With IBMOpen Fabric Manager, BladeCenterH can help organiza-tions run applications even more efficiently by delivering a flexible,open and connected infrastructure.
Driving innovation IBM continues to build on its reputation for helping customers find innovative IT solutions with BladeCenterH, which delivers even more capabilities to the BladeCenter family. The 9U chassis provides the standard BladeCenter functionalities with the added performance of high-speed I/O and the fastest blades.
- High-speed fabric with eight data channels to every blade, four of which can be 10 Gb
- Leadership high-efficiency power supplies
- Flexible, scalable design so the system can grow as your business grows
- Sustainable platform life for enhanced investment protection
- Multi-Switch Interconnect Module for additional connectivity to blade servers
- Light path diagnostics for fast, simple, accurate troubleshooting to help guard against system downtime
BladeCenter H also drives innovation through its open architecture, supporting industry-standard I/O switches from Cisco, Brocade and others, so organizations have more choice and flexibility when it comes to their IT environment. Likewise, IBM’s affiliation with blade.org helps open the architecture even more by supporting an online, collaborative environment to promote advances in technology solutions.
Managing growth, minimizing risk
With its unsurpassed architecture, BladeCenter H efficiently integrates servers, storage, networking, I/O and applications, enabling organizations to build flexible IT infrastructures using common building blocks. This helps customers control costs by protecting their investments—and with a powerful set of tools that are open and equally integrated, organizations can quickly deploy and easily manage their systems.
|Chassis Type||Rack-mount 9U Chassis|
|Blade Bays||Up to 14|
|Switch Modules||Up to four traditional, up to four high-speed, and up to four bridge module bays|
|Management Blades||Advanced Management Module standard; add an optional Advanced Management Module for redundancy|
|Fan Configuration||Two hot-swap and redundant blowers standard, additional fan packs on power supplies|
|Power Supply Configuration||Up to four hot-swap and redundant 2980 W ac high-efficiency power supplies with load-balancing and failover capabilities. Operating at 200-240 V|
|I/O Ports||USB-based keyboard, video, mouse (KVM), Ethernet. USB|
|Rack Units||9 U|
|Standard||Three-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty|