This document provides an overview of the complete installation process of an HP
BladeSystem c-Class solution.
In this document, the term "blade" can include server blades, storage blades, or
Before you begin
A. Research and develop a solution
To begin researching the HP BladeSystem solution, see the HP BladeSystem
technical resources website
(http://www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/documentation). The website includes
white papers, tech briefs, instructions, best practices, helpful hints, useful links, and
suggestions for setting up and configuring the solution.
The website includes the following tabs:
Plan your Solution.
Use this tab to plan and learn about the information and tools required to
select the optimal BladeSystem solution.
Install your Solution.
This tab provides procedures for completing a quick installation or for
executing a comprehensive installation of your BladeSystem solution. This
section also includes detailed port mapping information.
Maintain and Troubleshoot.
Maintenance and troubleshooting information are provided. This tab also
includes useful links to HP BLadeSystem c-Class firmware and software
upgrades and driver downloads.
Functionality and Value.
Learn about the functionality and value of HP BladeSystem technologies and
the value of BladeSystem solutions.
B. Unpack the system
The enclosure and components ship with hard copy installation instructions. When
unpacking, be sure to locate all hard copy installation instructions.
C. Compile the documentation
The documentation, while delivered individually and in various formats, works as a
system. Consult these documents before attempting installation. These documents
provide required important safety information and decision-making steps for
The enclosed documentation includes the following:
The printed rack template
The Solution Overview poster
c3000 or c7000 Enclosure Quick Setup Instructions
c3000 or c7000 Enclosure Documentation CD, including safety
information, the enclosure setup and installation guide, and other useful