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  • Page 1 IBM BladeCenter S Type 7779/8886 Installation and User's Guide...
  • Page 3 IBM BladeCenter S Type 7779/8886 Installation and User's Guide...
  • Page 4 Note Note: Before using this information and the product it supports, read the general information in “Notices” on page 61; 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

    Index ....67 S system ....49 Configuring I/O modules . 49 © Copyright IBM Corp. 2007, 2010...
  • Page 6 BladeCenter S Type 7779/8886: Installation and User's Guide...
  • Page 7: Safety

    Lees voordat u dit product installeert eerst de veiligheidsvoorschriften. Ennen kuin asennat tämän tuotteen, lue turvaohjeet kohdasta Safety Information. Avant d'installer ce produit, lisez les consignes de sécurité. Vor der Installation dieses Produkts die Sicherheitshinweise lesen. © Copyright IBM Corp. 2007, 2010...
  • Page 8: Safety Statements

    Prima di installare questo prodotto, leggere le Informazioni sulla Sicurezza. Les sikkerhetsinformasjonen (Safety Information) før du installerer dette produktet. Antes de instalar este produto, leia as Informações sobre Segurança. Antes de instalar este producto, lea la información de seguridad. Läs säkerhetsinformationen innan du installerar den här produkten. Safety statements These statements provide the caution and danger information used in this documentation.
  • Page 9 Statement 1 DANGER Electrical current from power, telephone, and communication cables is hazardous. To avoid a shock hazard: v Do not connect or disconnect any cables or perform installation, maintenance, or reconfiguration of this product during an electrical storm. v Connect all power cords to a properly wired and grounded electrical outlet. v Connect to properly wired outlets any equipment that will be attached to this product.
  • Page 10 Statement 2 CAUTION: ® When replacing the lithium battery, use only IBM Part Number 33F8354 or an equivalent type battery recommended by the manufacturer. If your system has a module containing a lithium battery, replace it only with the same module type made by the same manufacturer.
  • Page 11 Class 1 Laser Product Laser Klasse 1 Laser Klass 1 Luokan 1 Laserlaite Appareil A Laser de Classe 1 Statement 8 CAUTION: Never remove the cover on a power supply or any part that has the following label attached. Hazardous voltage, current, and energy levels are present inside any component that has this label attached.
  • Page 12 Statement 32 CAUTION: To avoid personal injury, before lifting the unit, remove all the blades, power supplies, and removable modules to reduce the weight. (2X) (4X) 43.2 kg 108 kg (6X) (4X) (95 lbs) (237 lbs) Statement 33 CAUTION: This device does not provide a power control button. Removing power supply modules or turning off the server blades does not turn off the electrical current supplied to the device.
  • Page 13: 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 14: 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 is at http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/systems/index.jsp. To access the BladeCenter S system documentation from this site, click Systems hardware →...
  • Page 15: 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 16: 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 17: 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 18: 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 19 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 20 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 21 Media tray The media tray contains the DVD drive (which can be either a CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive or a DVD/RW drive) and two USB v2.0 ports, which are shared by the blade servers. The media tray also contains two battery backup units, which provide backup for SAS RAID controller modules cache Note: The port on the side of the media tray is reserved for future use.
  • Page 22 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 23 Controls and indicators The battery backup unit provides the following indicators: Power Lit (green). Power is being supplied to the battery backup unit. Charging Lit (green). The battery backup unit is being charged. Fault Lit (amber). The battery backup unit has a failure. If the Fault LED is lit, replace the battery backup unit.
  • Page 24 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. To determine which blade servers are compatible with the BladeCenter S chassis, see the IBM ServerProven Web site at http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/...
  • Page 25: Rear View Of The Bladecenter S Chassis

    The power-control button has effect only if local power control is enabled for the blade server. Local power control is enabled and disabled through the Web interface of the advanced management module. Press down the power button for five seconds to begin powering down the blade server.
  • Page 26 Advanced management module The advanced management module is a hot-swap module that you use to configure and manage all installed BladeCenter components. The BladeCenter S chassis comes with one advanced management module in the advanced management module bay. The advanced management module provides systems-management functions and keyboard/video/mouse (KVM) multiplexing for all blade servers in the BladeCenter S chassis that support KVM.
  • Page 27 10 seconds, the advanced management module will be reset to the default configuration. 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. Chapter 1. Introduction...
  • Page 28 Advanced management module input and output connectors: The advanced management module has a serial connector, a video connector, two USB connectors for keyboard and mouse, and an Ethernet connector for remote management. Serial Console Video Ethernet LINK TX/RX Release handle Serial Console Use this connection to configure and manage the BladeCenter components through the advanced management module command-line interface (CLI).
  • Page 29 devices). Unlike the USB connectors on the media tray, these connectors are shared by the blade servers through the BladeCenter Keyboard, Video, Mouse (KVM) interface. The KVM interface owns these ports. Note: If you connect a USB storage device to these connectors, the blade server has ownership of the media tray and can access the device.
  • Page 30 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 RXD (Receive data) Input to blade server...
  • Page 31 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 32 I/O module bays 3 and 4 I/O module bays 3 and 4 support SAS connectivity modules or SAS RAID controller modules. v If you are using the RAID storage solution, you must install two SAS RAID controller modules, one in I/O module bay 3 and one in I/O module bay 4. SAS RAID controller modules require a SAS expansion card option in each blade server that will access the integrated shared storage.
  • Page 33 Table 1. Power modules used in the BladeCenter S system Power module with C14 connector Power module with C20 connector C14 connector C20 connector Within the BladeCenter S chassis, all power supplies are combined into a single power domain, which distributes power to each of the blade servers and modules through the system midplane.
  • Page 34 connected to the same power input voltage (either 110 V ac or 220 V ac). Do not mix power input voltages. 2. Unplug the AC power cord from the power module and plug it in again. 3. Reseat the power supply. 4.
  • Page 35: Systems And Storage Management

    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. It includes advanced self-management capabilities for maximum system availability and support for multiple operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, AIX, Linux, and i5/OS.
  • Page 36 To download Storage Configuration Manager go to http://www.ibm.com/ systems/support/management and select IBM Storage Configuration Manager. BladeCenter S Type 7779/8886: Installation and User's Guide...
  • Page 37: Chapter 2. Installing The Bladecenter S Types 7779 And 8886

    BladeCenter S system. In general, you must complete these procedures: 1. Prepare to install the BladeCenter S system. 2. Set up the BladeCenter S system hardware. 3. Optionally, install IBM Director, if you are going to use it to manage your BladeCenter S system. Installation guidelines Before you remove or replace a component, read the following information.
  • Page 38: System Reliability Guidelines

    System reliability guidelines To help ensure proper system cooling and system reliability, make sure the following requirements are met. v Each of the module bays on the front and rear of the BladeCenter S chassis has either a module or a module bay filler installed in it. v Each of the blade bays on the front of the BladeCenter S chassis has either a blade server or a blade bay filler installed in it.
  • Page 39: Preparing To Install Your Bladecenter S System

    See the documentation that comes with your hardware options for information about installing any required device drivers. To obtain the latest firmware and device drivers, complete the following steps: 1. Go to http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/. 2. Under Product Support, click BladeCenter. Chapter 2. Installing the BladeCenter S Types 7779 and 8886...
  • Page 40: Obtaining Configuration, Systems Management, And Storage Management Software

    &brandind=5000020. IBM Director To obtain the latest version of IBM Director, go to the Support for IBM Systems Management Web site at http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/management. Storage Configuration Manager To obtain the latest version of Storage Configuration Manager, go to the Support for IBM Systems Management Web site at http://www.ibm.com/systems/...
  • Page 41: Removing Components

    Removing components Before you install the BladeCenter S chassis in a rack, remove components to reduce the weight of the unit so that it can safely be installed in the rack. The weight of a fully populated BladeCenter S system is approximately 108.86 kg (240 lb).
  • Page 42 Release handles (open) Blade server c. Remove all storage modules. 2. Remove the bezel from the front of the BladeCenter S chassis. BladeCenter S Type 7779/8886: Installation and User's Guide...
  • Page 43 Bezel Release tabs 3. Remove components from the rear of the BladeCenter S chassis. a. Remove all power modules. Power module 3 Power module 4 Release handle (open) Chapter 2. Installing the BladeCenter S Types 7779 and 8886...
  • Page 44: Installing The Bladecenter S Chassis In A Rack

    Install your BladeCenter S chassis only in a rack cabinet with perforated front and rear doors or in a rack that is equipped with an IBM Rear Door Heat eXchanger. v Do not extend more than one device out of the rack at the same time.
  • Page 45 See the IBM BladeCenter S Type 8886 Problem Determination and Service Guide for the Miscellaneous parts kit part number. Chapter 2. Installing the BladeCenter S Types 7779 and 8886...
  • Page 46 3. Position the rack-mounting template that is supplied with your BladeCenter S system on the rack so that the edges of the template do not overlap any other installed devices. Line up and select the holes on the front and rear of the rack in the locations that are indicated by the arrows on the template.
  • Page 47 5. Before you install the rails in the rack, fully extend each rail. A set of rail pins and a mounting flange are on each end of the rail. Retract the rail pins by pressing in the rail latch 1 and then pulling the finger pull 2 toward the center of the rail.
  • Page 48 9. Slide the BladeCenter S chassis into the front of the rack. Insert one M6 screw 1 in the center hole of each rail on the rear of the rack cabinet. Rear view 10. Optionally, install the shipping brackets. There is a set of shipping brackets provided in the BladeCenter S chassis rack installation kit.
  • Page 49: Installing Components

    a. Align the first shipping bracket so that the bottom of the shipping bracket will fit into the slot to the right of power module bay 1. Insert the shipping bracket into the slot. b. Align the holes in the shipping bracket with the holes in the rack cabinet. c.
  • Page 50 Media tray Battery filler Battery backup module 1. Open the release handle (rotate the handle down). 2. Slide the battery backup unit into the media tray. 3. Close the release handle (rotate the handle up) Installing a storage module To install a storage module, open the release handles on the storage module and slide the storage module into the storage module bay.
  • Page 51 4. Close the release handles (rotate the top handle down and the bottom handle up). 5. Install hard disk drives: a. Open the release handle on the hard disk drive (rotate the handle up). b. Slide the hard disk drive into the storage module until it stops. Important: If SAS connectivity modules are installed in the BladeCenter S chassis, the drive bay that you use is determined by the SAS connectivity module zoning configuration that you have selected for the BladeCenter S...
  • Page 52 BladeCenter S chassis, make sure that you have installed any optional hardware devices, such as a SAS expansion card option, in the blade server. 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.
  • Page 53 Important: Do not place the label on the blade server or in any way block the ventilation holes on the bezel. Installing a serial pass-thru module Install a serial pass-thru module in the rear of the BladeCenter S chassis by opening the release handle and sliding the serial pass-thru module into the module bay.
  • Page 54 Advanced management module Release handle 1. Read “Safety” on page v and “Handling static-sensitive devices” on page 26. 2. Open the release handle (rotate the handle down). 3. Slide the advanced management module into the advanced management module bay until it stops. 4.
  • Page 55 Release handle (open) 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 56: Cabling The Bladecenter S Chassis

    To determine which I/O modules are compatible with the BladeCenter S chassis, see the IBM ServerProven Web site at http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/ serverproven/compat/us/eserver.html. 1. Read “Safety” on page v and “Handling static-sensitive devices” on page 26. 2. Open the release handle (rotate the handle down).
  • Page 57: Connecting The Bladecenter S Chassis To Power

    Important: Allow slack in all cables to avoid tension in the cables and to allow you to remove adjacent modules from the BladeCenter S chassis without having to remove the cables. 4. Use the cable ties and cable straps to secure the cables together and attach them to the rack cabinet rails.
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  • Page 59: Chapter 3. Installing Ibm Director Server (Optional)

    IBM Director communicates with the advanced management module through the Ethernet port on the advanced management module. If you are going to use IBM Director to manage your BladeCenter S system, make sure that it is installed on a...
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  • Page 61: Chapter 4. Configuring The Bladecenter S System

    2. Configure the I/O module. See the documentation that comes with the I/O module for information about configuration. 3. Update the firmware for the I/O module, if necessary. See the documentation that comes with the I/O module for information about updating firmware. © Copyright IBM Corp. 2007, 2010...
  • Page 62: Configuring Blade Servers

    See the documentation that comes with the network switch for more information. 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.
  • Page 63 From the advanced management module Web interface, re-enable the ports for the SAS connectivity module. If you are using IBM Director and RDM, these steps are performed by the software; you do not need to perform these steps. Chapter 4. Configuring the BladeCenter S system...
  • Page 64: Selecting Shared Bladecenter Resources

    Selecting shared BladeCenter resources Some BladeCenter resources are selectable for use by a single blade server at a time, such as the media tray or the keyboard-video-mouse (KVM). BladeCenter resources such as power modules, cooling, system management, and network I/O modules are available to most blade servers at all times; no user intervention is required.
  • Page 65: Appendix A. Getting Help And Technical Assistance

    Appendix A. Getting help and technical assistance If you need help, service, or technical assistance or just want more information about IBM products, you will find a wide variety of sources available from IBM to assist you. Use this information to obtain additional information about IBM and IBM...
  • Page 66: Using The Documentation

    The latest and most up-to-date product information for the BladeCenter S Types 7779 and 8886 can be found at the IBM BladeCenter Information Center, which is located at: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/bladectr/documentation/ index.jsp. To access the BladeCenter S system documentation from this site, click Chassis →...
  • Page 67: Hardware Service And Support

    9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Software service and support Through IBM Support Line, you can get telephone assistance, for a fee, with usage, configuration, and software problems with BladeCenter products. For information about which products are supported by Support Line in your country or region, see http://www.ibm.com/services/sl/products/.
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  • Page 69: Appendix B. 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 70: Rear View Parts Listing

    Rear view parts listing The rear of the BladeCenter S chassis contains components such as the management module, fan modules, and I/O modules. See the IBM BladeCenter S Types 7779 and 8886 Problem Determination and Service Guide for part numbers. Index...
  • Page 71 Index Description Cable, fan module to midplane Miscellaneous parts kit Kit, rack Appendix B. Parts listing...
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  • Page 73: 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.
  • Page 74: Trademarks

    Trademarks IBM, the IBM logo, and ibm.com are trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. If these and other IBM trademarked terms are marked on their first ® ™ occurrence in this information with a trademark symbol ( ), these symbols indicate U.S.
  • Page 75: Important Notes

    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 76: Industry Canada Class A Emission Compliance Statement

    Properly shielded and grounded cables and connectors must be used in order to meet FCC emission limits. IBM is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by using other than recommended cables and connectors or by unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment. Unauthorized changes or modifications could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
  • Page 77: Taiwanese Class A Warning Statement

    This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures. European Community contact: IBM Technical Relations Pascalstr. 100, Stuttgart, Germany 70569 Telephone: 0049 (0)711 785 1176 Fax: 0049 (0)711 785 1283 E-mail: tjahn@de.ibm.com...
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  • Page 79: Index

    19 connectors, hot-pluggable 1 configuring 49 controls and indicators firmware 27 battery backup unit 10 initially installing 43 media tray 9 overview 19 media tray cooling 5 IBM Director 23 battery backup unit 10 © Copyright IBM Corp. 2007, 2010...
  • Page 80 United States FCC Class A notice 63 from 45 upgradeable microcode 5 power module initially installing 42 overview 20 product service, IBM Taiwan 55 weight 5 rack installing BladeCenter S chassis 32 X-architecture technology 1 rear view BladeCenter S chassis 13...
  • Page 82 Part Number: 49Y1687 Printed in USA (1P) P/N: 49Y1687...

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