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  • Page 1 IBM BladeCenter S Type 7779/8886 Planning Guide...
  • Page 3 IBM BladeCenter S Type 7779/8886 Planning Guide...
  • Page 4 Note Note: Before using this information and the product it supports, read the general information in “Notices” on page 113; and read the IBM Safety Information and the IBM Systems Environmental Notices and User Guide on the IBM Documentation CD.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    . 48 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Planning for advanced management module statement . . 115 configuration . . 49 Industry Canada Class A emission compliance Advanced management module general settings statement . . 115 © Copyright IBM Corp. 2007, 2010...
  • Page 6 Avis de conformité à la réglementation Taiwanese Class A warning statement . . 116 d'Industrie Canada . 116 Chinese Class A warning statement . . 117 Australia and New Zealand Class A statement Japanese Voluntary Control Council for United Kingdom telecommunications safety Interference (FCS) statement .
  • Page 7: Chapter 1. Introduction

    IBM Enterprise X-Architecture Technology leverages proven innovative IBM technologies to build powerful, scalable, and reliable blade servers. It provides features such as IBM Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) and real-time diagnostics. v Server expansion capabilities You can add up to six blade servers to the BladeCenter S chassis. Some blade servers have connectors for additional optional devices that you can use to add capabilities to the blade server.
  • Page 8: Related Documentation

    BladeCenter S chassis. Note: The latest and most up-to-date product information for the BladeCenter S Types 7779 and 8886 can be found at the IBM Systems Information Center, which at http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/systems/index.jsp. To access the BladeCenter S system documentation from this site, click Systems hardware →...
  • Page 9: The Ibm Bladecenter Documentation Cd

    The IBM BladeCenter Documentation CD The IBM BladeCenter Documentation CD contains documentation for your BladeCenter S chassis in Portable Document Format (PDF) and includes the IBM Documentation Browser to help you find information quickly. Hardware and software requirements The IBM BladeCenter Documentation CD requires the following minimum hardware...
  • Page 10: Notices And Statements In This Document

    Notices and statements in this document The caution and danger statements in this document are also in the multilingual Safety Information document, which is on the IBM BladeCenter Documentation CD. Each statement is numbered for reference to the corresponding statement in your language in the Safety Information document.
  • Page 11: Features And Specifications

    Features and specifications The following table provides a summary of the features and specifications of the BladeCenter S chassis. Media tray (on front): Upgradeable microcode: Environment: v One DVD drive (can be either a v Advanced management module v Air temperature: CD-RW/DVD-ROM or firmware –...
  • Page 12: Components Of The Bladecenter S System

    Components of the BladeCenter S system BladeCenter S system components include an advanced management module, blade servers, I/O modules, storage modules, power modules, fan modules, a serial pass-thru module, and a media tray. Front view of the BladeCenter S chassis Blade servers, storage modules, and the media tray are installed in the front of the BladeCenter S chassis.
  • Page 13 Note: Four power modules are required in the BladeCenter S chassis if both storage modules are installed. To access the hard disk drives in the storage module, the following devices must be installed: v SAS I/O modules. You can choose to install either SAS connectivity modules or SAS RAID controller modules.
  • Page 14 There are two LEDs on each hard disk drive: Green Flashing when an operation, such as a read or a write, is being performed. Amber Flashing when the hard disk drive is being rebuilt (fast blink) or identified (slow blink). Note: When power is restored to the BladeCenter S chassis after a complete loss of power and you have implemented the hard disk drives as a mirrored array, the fault light will blink as the hard disk drive is being...
  • Page 15 Lit or flashing (blue). It has been turned on by the system administrator to aid in visually locating the BladeCenter S chassis. You can turn off the location LED throught the Web interface or the IBM Director console. Over-temperature Lit (amber). The temperature in the BladeCenter S chassis exceeds the temperature limits, or a blade server reports an over-temperature condition.
  • Page 16 You can turn off the information LED through the Web interface or the IBM Director console. System error Lit (amber). A system error has occurred, such as a module failure or a system error in a blade server. An LED on the failing component is also lit to assist in isolating the error.
  • Page 17 Power-control button Power-on LED You can find the documentation for blade servers in the IBM Systems Information Center, which is at http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/systems/index.jsp. To access the blade server documentation from this site, click Systems hardware → BladeCenter information → Blade servers.
  • Page 18 When this amber LED is lit, it indicates that information about a system error for the blade server has been placed in the advanced management module event log. The information LED can be turned off through the Web interface of the advanced management module or through the IBM Director console. Blade-error LED When this amber LED is lit, it indicates that a system error has occurred in the blade server.
  • Page 19: Rear View Of The Bladecenter S Chassis

    Rear view of the BladeCenter S chassis Fan modules, I/O modules, power modules, the advanced management module, and the serial pass-thru module are in the rear of the BladeCenter S chassis. Note: Each bay in the BladeCenter S chassis must have either a device or a filler installed.
  • Page 20 Activity LED Error LED Power-on LED Serial Console Video Port link LED Ethernet LINK TX/RX Port activity LED address Release handle The BladeCenter S chassis supports a single advanced management module, and it must be installed in the advanced management module bay. Advanced management module indicators and controls: The advanced management module has several LEDs that you can use to obtain status about the advanced management module and the Ethernet connection.
  • Page 21 Therefore, you should always make sure that you save your current configuration before resetting the advanced management module. For more information about saving and restoring configurations, see the IBM BladeCenter Advanced Management Module User's Guide. Advanced management module input and output connectors:...
  • Page 22 Serial Console Use this connection to configure and manage the BladeCenter components through the advanced management module command-line interface (CLI). For example, you can connect a notebook computer to the serial connector and use a terminal emulator program to configure the IP addresses, user accounts and other settings.
  • Page 23 Serial pass-thru module Release handle Serial pass-thru connector pinout There are eight pins on each RJ-45 port, numbered 1 through 8, from bottom to top. Serial pass-thru module Release handle Contact (pin number) Signal name Signal direction RTS (Request to Output from blade server send) Not used...
  • Page 24 I/O modules 2 and 4 Note: You can find the documentation for I/O modules at the IBM Systems Information Center, which is at http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/systems/index.jsp. To access the I/O module documentation from this site, click Systems hardware → BladeCenter information → I/O modules.
  • Page 25 I/O module bay 2 I/O module bay 2 supports an optional I/O module, such as an Ethernet switch or a pass-thru module, that connects to the two integrated Ethernet controllers in each of the blade servers. Note: If you install an I/O module in I/O module bay 2, you will also need to install an expansion card option, such as the 2/4 Port Ethernet Expansion Card, in each blade server that will access the external Ethernet network through the switch module in I/O module bay 2.
  • Page 26 Fault LED DC power LED AC power LED Power module There are two types of power modules. These power modules are identical except for the power cord connector; one power module has a C14 connector and the other power module has a C20 connector. Both types of power modules can be installed in the same chassis.
  • Page 27 Note: You must install all four power modules if you are using both storage modules. If you disengage or remove all devices from the front of the BladeCenter S chassis (media tray, blade servers, and storage modules), the power modules will be disabled.
  • Page 28: Systems And Storage Management

    Note: If one of the fans in the fan module fails, the other fan will begin operating at full speed. Systems and storage management IBM provides products that you can use to manage your BladeCenter S system and the integrated shared storage that is available. IBM Director IBM Director provides a comprehensive entry-level workgroup hardware manager.
  • Page 29: Storage Configuration Manager

    For more information about IBM Director and to download the latest version of IBM Director, go to http://www.ibm.com/systems/management/director/. Storage Configuration Manager Storage Configuration Manager is a Web based device management application. Storage Configuration Manager provides user and programmatic interfaces that...
  • Page 30 BladeCenter S Type 7779/8886: Planning Guide...
  • Page 31: Chapter 2. Planning For The Physical Environment

    IBM NetBAY racks and expansion units that are recommended for use with BladeCenter systems. Note: Some racks, such as the IBM S2 25U Standard Rack and the IBM S2 42U Standard rack have dual doors and take up less space.
  • Page 32: Rack Requirements

    Install your BladeCenter S chassis only in a rack cabinet with perforated front and rear doors or in a rack equipped with the IBM Rear Door Heat eXchanger. v Do not extend more than one device out of the rack at the same time.
  • Page 33: Ibm And Non-Ibm Racks

    IBM and non-IBM racks Verify that you are not exceeding the maximum weight load limits for IBM and non-IBM racks. Table 2 shows the maximum weight limits for IBM NetBAY racks and expansion units that are recommended for use with BladeCenter S chassis. The table shows...
  • Page 34: Noise Considerations

    In addition to this information, you can use the IBM System x and BladeCenter Power Configurator at http://www.ibm.com/systems/bladecenter/powerconfig/ to assist in planning for power.
  • Page 35: Power Source Requirements

    Power source requirements The BladeCenter S system can run on either 110 V ac or 220 V ac. Each of the four power supplies in the BladeCenter S chassis is capable of handling either type of power source. Note: Although the power modules are autoranging and can support either 110 V ac or 220 V ac, you cannot mix voltage power sources within the same BladeCenter S system.
  • Page 36: Power Management Policies

    The maximum wattage requirement for blade serves varies depending on the type of blade server installed in the BladeCenter S system. For the latest information related to power consumption and requirements for blade servers, see the IBM System x and BladeCenter Power Configurator at http://www-03.ibm.com/ systems/bladecenter/powerconfig/.
  • Page 37: Power Allocation Guidelines

    This policy is intended when you have two to four power modules installed and a single 110-volt or 220-volt AC power source. Each power module is on its own dedicated circuit. v Power module redundancy with blade throttling allowed With this policy, the total allowable power draw is limited to one less than the number of power modules when more than one power module is present.
  • Page 38: Power Attachment Diagrams

    220 V ac The following table shows the maximum power available in a BladeCenter S system based on the number of power modules installed (connected to 220 V ac) and the power management policy chosen. Table 7. Power module allocations at 220 V ac Number of Total power available Total power available...
  • Page 39 Each power supply provides up to 950 watts. Therefore, the total power available for the BladeCenter S system would be as follows: v Non-redundant power policy: 1900 watts v Power module redundancy power policy: 950 watts v AC power source redundancy power policy: 950 watts Four power supplies attached to 110 V ac power sources In this example, there are four power supplies that are attached to two separate power sources.
  • Page 40 Power attachment diagrams - 220 V ac These power attachment diagrams show examples of how to attach to 220 V ac power sources Remember: You cannot mix 110 V ac power sources and 220 V ac power sources in the same BladeCenter S chassis. Two power supplies attached to 220 V ac power sources In this example, there are two power supplies that are attached to separate power sources:...
  • Page 41: Cooling Considerations

    Four power supplies attached to 220 V ac power sources In this example, there are four power supplies that are attached to two separate power sources. v Power source A could be your utility provider v Power source B could be your UPS service Power Power module 3...
  • Page 42: Airflow Considerations

    Airflow considerations Air flow is critical for ensuring the operating air temperature stays within permissible limits. v Each BladeCenter S system requires a maximum of 450 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and a minimum of 200 CFM of air circulation. v Each BladeCenter S system has four fan modules, each containing two fans, for a total of eight fans.
  • Page 43 volume and cooling capacity. This may cause equipment at the top of the rack to run hot, resulting in reduced reliability, component failure, data loss, or server shutdown. Chapter 2. Planning for the physical environment...
  • Page 44 BladeCenter S Type 7779/8886: Planning Guide...
  • Page 45: Chapter 3. Planning For Deployment

    You can also get into more advanced management capabilities over the network. For example, you can use a spare blade server and the redeployment capabilities of IBM Director to implement a “blade server RAID” concept. IBM Director and Remote Deployment Manager (RDM) can automatically image a spare blade server to replace a failed blade server, increasing capacity to handle peak workloads, within seconds.
  • Page 46: Deployment Of The Bladecenter S System

    Plan your infrastructure and plan how to set up your management connection. The IBM BladeCenter Systems Management Redpaper, which is available at www.ibm.com/redbooks, also describes deploying BladeCenter S systems. Hardware for the BladeCenter S system...
  • Page 47 RAID controller modules in I/O module bays 3 and 4. For a complete list of supported Ethernet switch modules and pass-thru modules, see the IBM ServerProven Web site at http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/ serverproven/compat/us/eserver.html and select BladeCenter S (8886,7779). I/O module bay 2 configuration options:...
  • Page 48: Deployment Tools

    Console main window) that represents the BladeCenter S system. If the advanced management module IP address is known, the network administrator can create an IBM Director managed object for the BladeCenter S system. If the IP address is not known, the IBM Director software can automatically discover the BladeCenter S system (out-of-band, using the Ethernet port on the management module) and create a managed object for the system.
  • Page 49: Management Connection

    RDM uses ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit to provide a deep level of insulation from hardware dependencies. IBM Director has the capability to use the zone configurations that you create with Storage Configuration Manager. IBM Director and Storage Configuration Manager enable RDM to install an operating system to one of the integrated drives by providing a remote zoning function.
  • Page 50: Deployment Of Blade Servers

    Internal and external clock frequencies must be identical. Note: Some blade servers, such as the IBM BladeCenter LS41, support up to four microprocessors with the addition of a multiprocessor expansion unit. With the addition of the multiprocessor expansion unit, the blade server will occupy two blade server bays.
  • Page 51: Operating System Considerations

    AIX 5L for POWER Version 5.3 v AIX 5L for POWER Version 5.2 v Novell SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for IBM POWER v Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for POWER v Red Hat Enterprise Linux for POWER...
  • Page 52: Application Considerations

    – IBM BladeCenter JS21: The POWER of Blade Innovation v Altiris and ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit: Deployment using Altiris on IBM System x and BladeCenter Servers (September, 2006) v Banking: – IBM Systems Solution for Branch Banking: Installation Guide (February, 2007) –...
  • Page 53: Chapter 4. Planning For Configuration

    Several tools are available to help you configure your BladeCenter S system. BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager is designed to help administrators manage change and growth by making it easy to configure I/O and network interconnects for up to 100 BladeCenter chassis —...
  • Page 54: Storage Configuration Manager For The Bladecenter S System

    SAS and storage devices. Storage Configuration Manager uses Web-based standards. You can install it to run as a standalone application or as an application launched from IBM Director 5.20.2 or later to manage IBM Director storage managed objects.
  • Page 55: Planning For Advanced Management Module Configuration

    Planning for advanced management module configuration The BladeCenter S system comes with a single hot-swap advanced management module located in the management module bay. Plan for configuration by making decisions and gathering information for Ethernet interfaces, alerts, login profiles, network protocols, and security. The advanced management module is used to configure the BladeCenter S system and installed modules, such as Ethernet switch module IP addresses.
  • Page 56 For each login profile, specify: v Login ID. v Password. v Role or Authority level. The role or authority level defines the command areas that a user can access, based on the access scope defined for that user. You can specify one of the following for each login ID: –...
  • Page 57: Advanced Management Module Alert Settings

    Which alerts are monitored (such as critical, warning, and system alerts). v Where to and to whom alerts are sent. v How alerts as sent (such as SNMP, e-mail, IBM Director). v How often to retry alert notification and the delay between retries.
  • Page 58: Advanced Management Module Network Interface Settings

    v Remote Disk v Remote Disk-On-Card v Remote KVM v Storage Description Service v TCP Command Mode v SLP v SMASH CLP v Secure SMASH CLP Advanced management module network interface settings You can configure an external Ethernet network interface used to communicate with the remote management and console.
  • Page 59: Ethernet Switch Module Configuration Planning

    Refer to your specific Ethernet switch documentation for more information about the various options. You can find the documentation for Ethernet switch modules at the IBM Systems Information Center, which is at http:// publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/systems/index.jsp. To access the I/O module documentation from this site, click Systems hardware → BladeCenter information →...
  • Page 60: Planning For Sas Connectivity Module Zoning

    configuration panels. After the Ethernet Switch module ports are enabled, a system management workstation can communicate with the Ethernet switch module using the Web user interface or Telnet commands. Planning for SAS connectivity module zoning Plan for the SAS connectivity module and the zoning of SAS connectivity module ports, which enables blade servers to access specific hard disk drives.
  • Page 61: User-Defined Configurations

    Important: If you are implementing two SAS connectivity modules, make sure that you specify the same configuration (either user-defined or predefined) for both SAS connectivity modules. User-defined configurations You can specify up to four unique, user-defined configurations for the integrated shared storage installed in the BladeCenter S system.
  • Page 62: Predefined Configurations

    Predefined configurations Several predefined configurations are available to help in configuring the zoning for the SAS connectivity module. Predefined configurations are available to support most typical environments. There are several ways to choose a predefined configuration, including: v Storage Configuration Manager v Advanced management module configuration wizard v Advanced management module Web based user interface v The SAS connectivity module command-line interface (CLI)
  • Page 63 Note: This configuration maps the hard disks to the blade servers and the blade servers to the external ports on the SAS connectivity module. You will need to use the LSI Configuration Utility, MegaRAID Storage Manager, or ServerGuide to set up mirroring.
  • Page 64 Predefined storage configuration 03 Use predefined storage configuration 03 to implement up to six blade servers, one SAS connectivity module, and up to two storage modules, each with up to six hard disk drives. Each blade server can access one hard disk drive in each storage module and all external ports on the SAS connectivity module.
  • Page 65 Predefined storage configuration 04 Use predefined storage configuration 04 to implement a single blade server, two SAS connectivity modules, and up to two storage modules, each with up to six hard disk drives. The blade server can access all hard disk drives in both storage modules and all external ports on both SAS connectivity modules.
  • Page 66 Predefined storage configuration 05 Use predefined storage configuration 05 to implement a single blade server, one SAS connectivity module, and up to two storage modules, each with up to six hard disk drives. The blade server can access all hard disk drives in both storage modules and all external ports on the SAS connectivity module.
  • Page 67 Predefined storage configuration 06 Use predefined storage configuration 06 to implement three blade servers, two SAS connectivity modules, and up to two storage modules, each with up to six hard disk drives. Each blade server can access two hard disk drives in each storage module and all external ports on both SAS connectivity modules.
  • Page 68 Predefined storage configuration 07 Use predefined storage configuration 07 to implement three blade servers, one SAS connectivity module, and up to two storage modules, each with up to six hard disk drives. Each blade server can access two hard disk drives in each storage module and all external ports on the SAS connectivity module.
  • Page 69 Required: If you are going to use this configuration, the placement of the blade servers in the BladeCenter S system is important. Blade servers must be installed in blade server bays 1, 3, and 5. Blade servers installed in any other blade server bay will not be able to access the integrated shared storage.
  • Page 70 v All blade servers have access to all external ports on both SAS connectivity modules. Note: This configuration maps the hard disks to the blade servers and the blade servers to the external ports on the SAS connectivity module. You will need to use the LSI Configuration Utility, MegaRAID Storage Manager, or ServerGuide to set up mirroring.
  • Page 71 This configuration has the following characteristics: v Each blade server can access up to three hard disk drives in each storage modules (for a maximum of six hard disk drives if you are implementing both storage modules). With this predefined configuration, blade server bays are mapped to hard disk drive locations in each storage module.
  • Page 72: Planning For Sas Raid Controller Module

    Planning for SAS RAID controller module The SAS RAID controller module is a SAS switch and a RAID controller packaged into a single module. It is designed to enable you to share the integrated storage among all blade servers in the BladeCenter S chassis and implement a RAID solution for that storage.
  • Page 73: Defining Volumes

    Use the following considerations when planning for storage pools: v All hard disk drives in a storage pool must be the same type, and a disk drive can only belong to one storage pool. Note: When installing SAS RAID controller modules in a BladeCenter S chassis, you must use SAS hard disk drives.
  • Page 74: Zone For Sas Raid Controller Modules

    Volumes are typically defined as either data volumes, which are used to store application date, or boot volumes, which are used to store the operating system image. For each volume, you need to determine the following characteristics: v The size (in GBs) v The blade server or servers that will have access to the volume v Any applications on the blade servers that need access to the volume After defining this information, you can use the “SAS RAID controller module...
  • Page 75 9. Copy all data from the backup location to the new volumes, using appropriate backup and restore tools. Chapter 4. Planning for configuration...
  • Page 76 BladeCenter S Type 7779/8886: Planning Guide...
  • Page 77: Appendix A. Installation Planning Worksheets

    I/O module bay 2 requires an expansion card option, such as the 2/4 Port Ethernet Expansion Card 6. Select Automatic through DHCP server or Static and record the IP address information. (The host name can be up to 63 characters.) © Copyright IBM Corp. 2007, 2010...
  • Page 78 Table 9. BladeCenter HC10 workstation blade worksheet Connects to I/O module I/O bay 1 _____________ Workstation blade model: ________________ I/O bay 2 ______________ Workstation blade name: ________________ I/O bay 3 ______________ Note: Blade name has a maximum of 20 characters. I/O bay 4 ______________ Workstation blade purpose: __________________________________ Boot sequence:...
  • Page 79 Table 10. BladeCenter HS12 blade server worksheet Connects to I/O module I/O bay 1 _____________ Blade server model: ________________ I/O bay 2 ______________ Workstation blade name: ________________ I/O bay 3 ______________ Note: Blade name has a maximum of 20 characters. I/O bay 4 ______________ Blade server purpose: __________________________________ Boot sequence:...
  • Page 80 Table 11. BladeCenter HS20 blade server worksheet Connects to I/O module I/O bay 1 _____________ Blade server model: ________________ I/O bay 2 ______________ Workstation blade name: ________________ I/O bay 3 ______________ Note: Blade name has a maximum of 20 characters. I/O bay 4 ______________ Blade server purpose: __________________________________...
  • Page 81 Table 11. BladeCenter HS20 blade server worksheet (continued) PCI-X adapter 1 Optional PCI-X adapter 2 Optional Table 12. BladeCenter HS21 blade server worksheet Connects to I/O module I/O bay 1 _____________ Blade server model: ________________ I/O bay 2 ______________ Workstation blade name: ________________ I/O bay 3 ______________ Note: Blade name has a maximum of 20 characters.
  • Page 82 Table 12. BladeCenter HS21 blade server worksheet (continued) Storage and I/O Expansion h PCI I/O Expansion Optional blade Unit 3e h Storage and I/O Expansion Blade I/O Expansion option Optional h Ethernet h Fibre Channel h SAS Table 13. BladeCenter HS21 XM blade server worksheet Connects to I/O module I/O bay 1 _____________ Blade server model: ________________...
  • Page 83 2-core (two single-core BladeCenter H unit, 2.6 GHz processors); two 2 GB DIMMs with in other BladeCenter units) 4-core (two dual-core processors). or two dual-core, 64-bit, IBM PowerPC 970MP microprocessors (2.5 GHz in BladeCenter H unit, 2.3 GHz in other BladeCenter units)
  • Page 84 IBM eServer BladeCenter Fibre Channel storage Supports two adapters Optional; expansion card options: QLogic 4Gb SFF Fibre Channel Expansion Card for IBM eServer CFFv controller BladeCenter SFF controller CFFh controller QLogic 4Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CFFv) for IBM BladeCenter...
  • Page 85 2-core (two single-core BladeCenter H unit, 2.6 GHz processors); two 2 GB DIMMs with in other BladeCenter units) 4-core (two dual-core processors). or two dual-core, 64-bit, IBM PowerPC 970MP microprocessors (2.5 GHz in BladeCenter H unit, 2.3 GHz in other BladeCenter units) Memory slots 1 and 3.
  • Page 86 IBM eServer BladeCenter Fibre Channel storage Supports two adapters Optional; expansion card options: QLogic 4Gb SFF Fibre Channel Expansion Card for IBM eServer CFFv controller BladeCenter SFF controller CFFh controller QLogic 4Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CFFv) for IBM BladeCenter...
  • Page 87 2-core (two single-core BladeCenter H unit, 2.6 GHz processors); two 2 GB DIMMs with in other BladeCenter units) 4-core (two dual-core processors). or two dual-core, 64-bit, IBM PowerPC 970MP microprocessors (2.5 GHz in BladeCenter H unit, 2.3 GHz in other BladeCenter units) Memory slots 1 and 3.
  • Page 88 Table 17. BladeCenter LS20 blade server worksheet Connects to I/O module I/O bay 1 _____________ Blade server model: ________________ I/O bay 2 ______________ Workstation blade name: ________________ I/O bay 3 ______________ Note: Blade name has a maximum of 20 characters. I/O bay 4 ______________ Blade server purpose: __________________________________ Boot sequence:...
  • Page 89 Table 18. BladeCenter LS21 blade server worksheet Connects to I/O module I/O bay 1 _____________ Blade server model: ________________ I/O bay 2 ______________ Workstation blade name: ________________ I/O bay 3 ______________ Note: Blade name has a maximum of 20 characters. I/O bay 4 ______________ Blade server purpose: __________________________________ Boot sequence:...
  • Page 90 Table 18. BladeCenter LS21 blade server worksheet (continued) I/O Expansion option Optional h Ethernet h Fibre Channel h SAS Table 19. BladeCenter LS41 blade server worksheet Connects to I/O module I/O bay 1 _____________ Blade server model: ________________ I/O bay 2 ______________ Workstation blade name: ________________ I/O bay 3 ______________ Note: Blade name has a maximum of 20 characters.
  • Page 91: Bladecenter S Types 7779 And 8886 Installation Worksheet

    Table 19. BladeCenter LS41 blade server worksheet (continued) Internal hard disk drive h 36 GB SAS Optional h 73 GB SAS h 146 GB SAS h 15.8 GB Solid State h 31.4 GB Solid State Storage and I/O Expansion h Multiprocessor Optional blade Expansion Unit...
  • Page 92 Table 20. BladeCenter S Types 7779 and 8886 worksheet Rack position (BladeCenter S system is 7 U): U___ to U___ Rack number and location: ____________________________________________ Component Quantity Weight Base or optional feature Chassis 35.38 kg (78 lb) Base (including bezel) without modules or fillers Quantity ×...
  • Page 93: Rack Installation Worksheet

    Rack installation worksheet Use this worksheet to plan for the rack location of each BladeCenter S system and compute the total weight for the BladeCenter S systems and other hardware. Each BladeCenter S chassis is seven rack units (7 U). You can install up to six BladeCenter S chassis in a 42U rack.
  • Page 94 Total Rack Load Subtotal 1 _____ Subtotal 2 _____ =============== Total _________ h IBM BladeCenter Office Enablement Kit 41 kg (90 lb) h NetBAY 42 enterprise rack 261 kg (575 lb) h NetBAY 42 enterprise expansion rack 234 kg (511 lb)
  • Page 95: Cabling Worksheet

    Cabling worksheet Use this worksheet to plan for the external network cables to attach the advanced management module and Ethernet switch modules to external networks. Fill out one worksheet for each BladeCenter S system. On this worksheet, record: 1. The BladeCenter S chassis number (1 through 6) 2.
  • Page 96 Table 22. Cabling worksheet (continued) BladeCenter S chassis number: ___ Location in rack (1 through 5): starts at U ___ and ends at U ___ Rack number and location: ______________________________ Component From port: Ethernet switch module - I/O module bay 2. Fill in the appropriate number of ports based on whether you are using an...
  • Page 97: Power Worksheet

    Power worksheet Use this worksheet to determine your power budget for the BladeCenter S system. 1. Record the wattage for each of the devices that you will install in the BladeCenter S chassis. Management policy Number of power modules installed: ______ Note: If you install both storage modules, you must install 4 power modules.
  • Page 98 See “Power allocation guidelines” on page 31 to ensure that the total wattage meets the power allocation guidelines for the power policy that you are using. Use the IBM System x and BladeCenter Power Configurator at http://www.ibm.com/systems/bladecenter/powerconfig/ to assist in planning for power.
  • Page 99: Appendix B. Configuration Planning Worksheets

    Server Hostname/IP address: ______________________ Update frequency (in minutes): ___________ NTP v3 authentication: ___ Enabled ___ Disabled Key index: ____ Key: __________________________________ Trespass warning ___ Enabled ___ Disabled Text: Login profiles Login ID Password Role Access scope © Copyright IBM Corp. 2007, 2010...
  • Page 100 Login ID Password Role Access scope SNMP v3 user profile Login profile Authentication Context name protocol Privacy protocol Access type ___ None ___ None ___ Get ___ MDA ___ DES ___ Set ___ SHA ___ AES ___ Trap Privacy password: Trap hostname/IP: __________ _________________...
  • Page 101 Login profile Authentication Context name protocol Privacy protocol Access type ___ None ___ None ___ Get ___ MDA ___ DES ___ Set ___ SHA ___ AES ___ Trap Privacy password: Trap hostname/IP: __________ _________________ ___ None ___ None ___ Get ___ MDA ___ DES ___ Set...
  • Page 102 Receives critical alerts only Status Notification method: ___ SNMP - hostname: _______________________________ ___ E-mail - address: _______________________________ ___ IBM Director - hostname: __________________________ Global remote alert settings Remote alerts retry limit Delay between retries Include event log with e-mail alerts...
  • Page 103 Port used for the management-module remote KVM server. 6090 Port used for IBM Director commands using TCP/IP. command Note: IBM Director might not be able to locate the mode advanced management module if this port number is changed. SMASH 50023...
  • Page 104 External network interface DHCP __ DHCP with rollover to static __ DHCP only __ Static IP only Host name Static IP configuration (configure only if DHCP is disabled) IP address _____._____._____._____ Subnet mask _____._____._____._____ Gateway IP address _____._____._____._____ I/O module IP Configuration I/O module bay 1 IP address (default is 192.168.70.127) _____._____._____._____...
  • Page 105 SNMPv1 community Name: __________________ Access Type: ___Get ___ Set ___Trap Host name or IP address (up to 3): SNMPv1 community Name: __________________ Access Type: ___Get ___ Set ___Trap Host name or IP address (up to 3): SNMPv1 community Name: __________________ Access Type: ___Get ___ Set ___Trap Host name or IP address (up to 3): SMTP...
  • Page 106 TCP command mode Command mode Number of sessions (1-5): _____ sessions Session timeout Timeout in seconds (0-4294967295): ___________ Note: Use 0 if you do not want the session to ever time out. SLP address type ___ Multicast ___ Broadcast Multicast IP address FTP server __ Enable ___ Disable...
  • Page 107: Sas Connectivity Module Configuration Worksheet

    SAS connectivity module configuration worksheet Use this worksheet to plan for integrated shared storage configuration by assigning hard disk drives to blade servers and blade servers to external ports on the SAS connectivity modules. SAS connectivity module settings Table 26. Settings for SAS connectivity modules I/O Bay 3 I/O Bay 4 Nickname...
  • Page 108 Table 27. SAS Zoning planning worksheet (continued) Blade server name Resource Bay 1 Bay 2 Bay 3 Bay 4 Bay 5 Bay 6 External port 4 SAS connectivity module - I/O Bay 4 External port 1 External port 2 External port 3 External port 4...
  • Page 109: Sas Raid Controller Module Configuration Worksheet

    SAS RAID controller module configuration worksheet Use this worksheet to plan for the configuration of the SAS RAID controller module. SAS RAID controller module settings Table 28. Settings for SAS RAID controller modules I/O Bay 3 I/O Bay 4 Nickname IP address: h Use defaults h Use defaults...
  • Page 110 Size (in Volume name Hosts (blade servers) Applications BladeCenter S Type 7779/8886: Planning Guide...
  • Page 111: Appendix C. Parts Listing

    BladeCenter S Types 7779 and 8886 unit. v Tier 1 customer replaceable unit (CRU). Replacement of Tier 1 CRUs is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU at your request, you will be charged for the installation. v Tier 2 customer replaceable unit. You can install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge, under the type of warranty service that is designed for your computer.
  • Page 112: Rear View Parts Listing

    Storage module 44E8057 Filler, DVD drive (SATA) 46C5496 IBM consumable parts Consumable parts (parts that are purchased separately) are not covered by the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty. Table 29. Battery Backup Unit part number Description Part number Battery Backup Unit...
  • Page 113: Power Cords - C14 Power Module

    CRU part number (Tier CRU part FRU part Index Description number (Tier 2) number Midplane 43W3631 Shuttle (with card and cable 44E8051 assembly) Filler, I/O module 25R9934 Advanced management module 39Y9661 Serial pass-thru module 44E8054 Fan module 44E8053 1450W Power supply module - C20 39Y7367 1450W Power supply module - C14 39Y7403...
  • Page 114 Table 31. Power cords (continued) Country CRU part number Description China 39M5205 1.8m, 10A/220V, C13 to GB 2099.1 39M5206 2.8m, 10A/220V, C13 to GB 2099.1 39M5207 4.3m, 10A/220V, C13 to GB 2099.1 Denmark 39M5129 1.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to DK2-5a 39M5130 2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to DK2-5a 39M5131 4.3m, 10A/230V, C13 to DK2-5a...
  • Page 115: Power Cords - C20 Power Module

    Table 31. Power cords (continued) Country CRU part number Description United Kingdom 39M5150 1.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to BS 1363/A 39M5151 2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to BS 1363/A 39M5152 4.3m, 10A/230V, C13 to BS 1363/A United States 39M5094 1.8m, 10A/208V, C13 to NEMA 6-15P 39M5095 2.8m, 10A/208V, C13 to NEMA 6-15P 39M5096...
  • Page 116 Table 33. Power cords (continued) Country CRU part number Description Denmark 39M5321 1.8m, 16A/230V, C19 to IEC 309-P+N+G 39M5322 2.5m, 16A/230V, C19 to IEC 309-P+N+G 39M5323 4.3m, 16A/230V, C19 to IEC 309-P+N+G Europe 39M5281 1.8m, 16A/230V, C19 to CEE7-VII 39M5282 2.5m, 16A/230V, C19 to CEE7-VII 39M5283 4.3m, 16A/230V, C19 to CEE7-VII...
  • Page 117 Table 33. Power cords (continued) Country CRU part number Description United States 39M5257 1.8m, 15A/120V, C19 to NEMA 5-15P 39M5258 2.5m, 15A/120V, C19 to NEMA 5-15P 39M5259 4.3m, 15A/120V, C19 to NEMA 5-15P 39M5261 1.8m, 15A/208V, C19 to NEMA 6-15P 39M5262 2.5m, 15A/208V, C19 to NEMA 6-15P 39M5263...
  • Page 118 BladeCenter S Type 7779/8886: Planning Guide...
  • Page 119: Notices

    Web sites. The materials at those Web sites are not part of the materials for this IBM product, and use of those Web sites is at your own risk.
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  • Page 121: Electronic Emission Notices

    IBM makes no representations or warranties with respect to non-IBM products. Support (if any) for the non-IBM products is provided by the third party, not IBM. Some software might differ from its retail version (if available) and might not include user manuals or all program functionality.
  • Page 122: Avis De Conformité À La Réglementation D'industrie Canada

    IBM cannot accept responsibility for any failure to satisfy the protection requirements resulting from a nonrecommended modification of the product, including the fitting of non-IBM option cards. This product has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class A Information Technology Equipment according to CISPR 22/European Standard EN 55022.
  • Page 123: Chinese Class A Warning Statement

    Chinese Class A warning statement Japanese Voluntary Control Council for Interference (FCS) statement Notices...
  • Page 124 BladeCenter S Type 7779/8886: Planning Guide...
  • Page 125: Index

    I/O module bay configuration 40 chassis deployment 40 CD 3 IBM Director 22, 42 Chinese Class A warning statement 117 documentation CD 3 IBM ServerGuide 43 Class A electronic emission notice 115 important notices 114 CLP 52 © Copyright IBM Corp. 2007, 2010...
  • Page 126 indicators and controls overview 11, 48 replacing SAS connectivity modules with advanced management module 14 SAS RAID controller modules fan 21 adding SAS RAID controller modules hard disk drive 6 to an existing installation 68 power module 20 part numbers 107, 109 storage module 6 power cords 107, 109 Industry Canada Class A emission...
  • Page 127 United States FCC Class A notice 115 upgradeable microcode 5 user defined zoning configurations 55 user profile settings 49 weight 5, 25 limits, rack 27 width, BladeCenter S chassis 25 worksheets advanced management module configuration 93 blade server 71 BladeCenter S Types 7779 and 8886 85 cabling 89 configuration 93...
  • Page 128 BladeCenter S Type 7779/8886: Planning Guide...
  • Page 130 Part Number: 60Y1614 Printed in USA (1P) P/N: 60Y1614...

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