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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; and read the IBM Safety Information and the IBM Systems Environmental Notices and User Guide on the IBM Documentation CD. Eighth Edition (July 2013) ©...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Germany Class A statement . . 65 Removing components . 29 Japan VCCI Class A statement . . 66 Installing the BladeCenter S chassis in a rack . . 32 Japan Electronics and Information Technology Installing components . . 37 Industries Association (JEITA) statement.
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  • Page 7: Safety

    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. Prima di installare questo prodotto, leggere le Informazioni sulla Sicurezza. © Copyright IBM Corp. 2007, 2013...
  • Page 8: Guidelines For Trained Service Technicians

    This section contains information for trained service technicians. Inspecting for unsafe conditions ® Use this information to help you identify potential unsafe conditions in an IBM product that you are working on. Each IBM product, as it was designed and manufactured, has required safety items to protect users and service technicians from injury.
  • Page 9: Guidelines For Servicing Electrical Equipment

    Make sure that the insulation is not frayed or worn. 4. Remove the cover. 5. Check for any obvious non-IBM alterations. Use good judgment as to the safety of any non-IBM alterations. 6. Check inside the system for any obvious unsafe conditions, such as metal filings, contamination, water or other liquid, or signs of fire or smoke damage.
  • Page 10: Safety Statements

    Be sure to read all caution and danger statements in this documentation before you perform the procedures. Read any additional safety information that comes with your system or optional device before you install the device. This device is intended for use with UL Listed IBM devices. Statement 1 viii...
  • Page 11 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 12 Laser radiation when open. Do not stare into the beam, do not view directly with optical instruments, and avoid direct exposure to the beam. Class 1 Laser Product Laser Klasse 1 Laser Klass 1 Luokan 1 Laserlaite Appareil A Laser de Classe 1 BladeCenter S Type 7779/8886: Installation and User's Guide...
  • Page 13: Chapter 1. Introduction

    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

    The advanced management module is used to communicate with the service processor in each blade server to provide system monitoring, event recording, and alerts. You can manage the BladeCenter S chassis, its devices, and the blade servers remotely. Related documentation...
  • Page 15: The Ibm Bladecenter Documentation Cd

    Additional documentation might be included on the IBM BladeCenter Documentation The BladeCenter S chassis might have features that are not described in the documentation that comes with the BladeCenter S chassis. The documentation might be updated occasionally to include information about those features, or technical updates might be available to provide additional information that is not included in the BladeCenter documentation.
  • Page 16: Notices And Statements In This Document

    /mnt/cdrom directory: sh runlinux.sh Select your BladeCenter S chassis from the Product menu. The Available Topics list displays all the documents for your BladeCenter product. Some documents might be in folders. A plus sign (+) indicates each folder or document that has additional topics under it.
  • Page 17: Features And Specifications

    Security features: locations, which support the SAS 90°F) RAID controller modules v Login password for remote – BladeCenter S system off: -40° to connection 60°C (-40° to 140°F). Blade bays (on front): Six v Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) security v Humidity: 8% to 80%...
  • Page 18: Components Of The Bladecenter S System

    Blade servers, disk storage modules, and the media tray are installed in the front of the BladeCenter S chassis. Note: For proper cooling, each bay in the BladeCenter S chassis must have either a device or a filler installed. As the BladeCenter S chassis can support either 3.5-inch disk drives or 2.5-inch disk drives in the storage bays, the front view of the chassis can appear as either of the following.
  • Page 19 Disk storage modules You can install a maximum of two disk storage modules in the BladeCenter S chassis and each disk storage module contains hot-swap hard disk drives. A disk storage module and the hard disk drives installed in that disk storage module are...
  • Page 20 Graphic showing close up of 12-disk disk storage module and indicators Note: Four power modules are required in the BladeCenter S chassis if both disk storage modules are installed. To access the hard disk drives in the disk storage module, the following devices must be installed: v SAS I/O modules.
  • Page 21 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 resynchronized.
  • Page 22 System LED panel The LEDs on this panel provide status information for the BladeCenter S chassis. Note: These LEDs are also displayed on the rear of the BladeCenter S chassis. Power-on Lit (green). Power is being supplied to the BladeCenter S chassis.
  • Page 23 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 24 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 25: 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 26 BMC) in each blade server to support features such as blade server power-on requests, error and event reporting, KVM requests, and requests to use the BladeCenter S chassis shared media tray. BladeCenter S Type 7779/8886: Installation and User's Guide...
  • Page 27 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 28 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 29 The serial pass-thru module has six serial ports that you can use to directly attach a four-wire serial RJ-45 connector to each of the blade servers in the BladeCenter S chassis. If you use the serial pass-thru module, it must be installed in the serial pass-thru module bay.
  • Page 30 Output from blade server send) Not used RXD (Receive data) Input to blade server GND (Ground) Not used TXD (Transfer data) Output from blade server Not used CTS (Clear to send) Input to blade server BladeCenter S Type 7779/8886: Installation and User's Guide...
  • Page 31 Note: The serial pass-thru module uses the DTE convention. I/O modules You can install up to four I/O modules in the BladeCenter S chassis, including Ethernet switch modules, Fibre Channel switch modules, pass-thru modules (optical and copper), SAS connectivity modules, and SAS RAID controller modules.
  • Page 32: Power Modules

    (either SAS connectivity modules, SAS RAID controller modules, Ethernet switch modules, pass-thru modules, or Fibre Channel switch modules). Power modules The BladeCenter S system supports up to four autoranging power modules that are capable of supporting either 110 V ac or 220 V ac. Fault LED...
  • Page 33 1 and 2 (the top and bottom power module bays on the right as you face the rear of the BladeCenter S chassis). Note: You must install all four power modules if you are using both disk storage modules.
  • Page 34: 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 35: Storage Configuration Manager

    Inventory your environment v Perform updates to managed systems, such as device drivers and firmware v Automatically perform an action based on events or schedules, if IBM Director is configured to do so By deploying IBM Director, you can achieve reductions in ownership costs through...
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  • Page 37: Chapter 2. Installing The Bladecenter S Types 7779 And 8886

    Observe good housekeeping in the area where you are working. Place removed covers and other parts in a safe place. v You do not have to disconnect the BladeCenter S system from power to install or replace any of the hot-swap modules. You must shut down the operating system and turn off a hot-swap blade server before you remove it, but you do not have to remove power from the BladeCenter S system itself.
  • Page 38: System Reliability Guidelines

    Blue on a component indicates touch points, where you can grip the component to remove it from or install it in the BladeCenter S chassis, open or close a latch, and so on. System reliability guidelines To help ensure proper system cooling and system reliability, make sure the following requirements are met.
  • Page 39: Preparing To Install Your Bladecenter S System

    2. Confirm that the box contains all components that are listed on the packing list. Obtaining firmware and device drivers During the installation of the BladeCenter S system, you might have to update the firmware for one or more of the components. Therefore, consider obtaining all firmware updates before you begin the installation process.
  • Page 40: Obtaining Configuration, Systems Management, And Storage Management Software

    IBM Director and Storage Configuration Manager are provided with the BladeCenter S system. 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

    (240 lb). Attempting to lift this much weight can cause personal injury. Therefore, you should remove modules and blade servers from the BladeCenter S chassis before you attempt to install the unit in a rack. An empty BladeCenter S chassis (all modules and blade servers removed) is approximately 40.82 kg (90 lb).
  • Page 42 Remove all disk storage modules. Graphic showing the removal of a 6-disk storage module Graphic showing the removal of a 12-disk storage module 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) b. Remove all fan modules. Chapter 2. Installing the BladeCenter S Types 7779 and 8886...
  • Page 44: Installing The Bladecenter S Chassis In A Rack

    S system to correctly install it in a rack. Before you begin Before you begin, review the “Installation guidelines” on page 25. If you are installing the BladeCenter S chassis in the Office Enablement Kit, see the Office Enablement Kit Installation and User's Guide. About this task Rack requirements: v Make sure that the room air temperature is below 35°C (95°F).
  • Page 45 1. Read Safety and “Handling static-sensitive devices” on page 26. 2. Make sure that you have all of the parts of the rack installation kit that are needed to install the BladeCenter S chassis in a rack. If any parts are missing or damaged, contact your place of purchase.
  • Page 46 Retract the rail pins by pressing in the rail latch 1 and then pulling the finger pull 2 toward the center of the rail. BladeCenter S Type 7779/8886: Installation and User's Guide...
  • Page 47 Note: Make sure that the rail pins protrude through the mounting flanges and the rack cabinet rails. 8. Remove the two blue shipping screws from each side of the BladeCenter S chassis. Chapter 2. Installing the BladeCenter S Types 7779 and 8886...
  • 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

    Repeat these steps for the upper left shipping bracket. 11. Insert four M6 screws in the front of the BladeCenter S chassis to secure it to the rack cabinet. 12. Install the bezel on the front of the BladeCenter S chassis.
  • Page 50 Before you begin Note: Four power modules are required in the BladeCenter S chassis if two disk storage modules are installed. If you are installing a disk storage module in disk storage module bay 2, you must have power modules installed in power module bays 3 and 4.
  • Page 51 Slide the hard disk drive into the disk storage module until it stops. Important: The drive bay that you use is determined by the SAS connectivity module zoning configuration that you have selected for the BladeCenter S system. Chapter 2. Installing the BladeCenter S Types 7779 and 8886...
  • Page 52 Close the release handle (rotate the handle down). Installing a blade server Install a blade server in the front of the BladeCenter S chassis by opening the two release handles on the blade server, sliding the blade server into the blade server bay, and closing the release handles.
  • 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 To install a power module, open the release handle, slide the power module into the power module bay, and close the release handle. About this task Note: On the rear of the power module, there is a plastic strain-relief tie that should not be removed. BladeCenter S Type 7779/8886: Installation and User's Guide...
  • Page 55: Installing A Fan Module

    4. Close the release handle (rotate the handle up). Installing a fan module To install a fan module, slide it into the fan module bay until the fan handle locks. About this task Chapter 2. Installing the BladeCenter S Types 7779 and 8886...
  • Page 56 Installing an I/O module To install an I/O module, open the release handle, slide the module into the I/O module bay of the BladeCenter S chassis. Before installing an I/O module, read any installation instructions that comes with that I/O module.
  • Page 57: Cabling The Bladecenter S Chassis

    In addition, you must install SAS hard disk drives in the disk storage modules. Cabling the BladeCenter S chassis Attach all cables to the rear of the BladeCenter S chassis and secure them to the rack cabinet rails. About this task Procedure 1.
  • Page 58: Connecting The Bladecenter S Chassis To Power

    Power is supplied to the BladeCenter S chassis when you connect one end of each power cord to a power connector on the rear of the BladeCenter S chassis and the other end of each power cord to a power distribution unit (PDU) or appropriate electrical outlet.
  • Page 59: Chapter 3. Installing Ibm Director Server (Optional)

    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 server that meets the documented system requirements and that the advanced management module is on a network that is reachable from the IBM Director server.
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  • Page 61: Chapter 4. Configuring The Bladecenter S System

    Chapter 4. Configuring the BladeCenter S system Configuring the BladeCenter S system involves performing all of the tasks that are necessary to set up a functioning BladeCenter S system on which you can begin to install applications. Before you begin Before you configure the BladeCenter S system, make sure that you have completed all installation activities.
  • 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

    – To switch ownership of the media tray to a specific blade server, press the button on that blade server. The BladeCenter S Types 7779 and 8886 assigns the resource to the blade server that is requesting it. v On a keyboard that is directly attached to the advanced management module,...
  • 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 products, determine what to do if you experience a problem with your IBM system or optional device, and determine whom to call for service, if it is necessary.
  • Page 66: Using The Documentation

    Wide Web. On the World Wide Web, up-to-date information about IBM systems, optional devices, services, and support is available at . IBM System x information is at . IBM BladeCenter information is at . IBM IntelliStation information is at .
  • Page 67: Hardware Service And Support

    You can receive hardware service through your IBM reseller or IBM Services. To locate a reseller authorized by IBM to provide warranty service, go to and click Find Business Partners on the right side of the page. For IBM support telephone numbers, see .
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  • Page 69: Appendix B. Parts Listing

    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 Filler, I/O module Advanced management module Serial pass-thru module Fan module Power supply Filler, power supply Cable, fan module to midplane Miscellaneous parts kit Kit, rack Appendix B. Parts listing...
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  • Page 73: Notices

    Consult your local IBM representative for information on the products and services currently available in your area. Any reference to an IBM product, program, or service is not intended to state or imply that only that IBM product, program, or service may be used. Any functionally equivalent product, program, or service that does not infringe any IBM intellectual property right may be used instead.
  • Page 74: Important Notes

    “total bytes written” (TBW). A device that has exceeded this limit might fail to respond to system-generated commands or might be incapable of being written to. IBM is not responsible for replacement of a device that has exceeded its maximum guaranteed number of program/erase cycles, as documented in the Official Published Specifications for the device.
  • Page 75: Particulate Contamination

    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: Documentation Format

    In the request, be sure to include the publication part number and title. When you send information to IBM, you grant IBM a nonexclusive right to use or distribute the information in any way it believes appropriate without incurring any obligation to you.
  • Page 77: Industry Canada Class A Emission Compliance Statement

    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. Attention: This is an EN 55022 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.
  • Page 78: Japan Vcci Class A Statement

    Um dieses sicherzustellen, sind die Geräte wie in den Handbüchern beschrieben zu installieren und zu betreiben. Des Weiteren dürfen auch nur von der IBM empfohlene Kabel angeschlossen werden. IBM übernimmt keine Verantwortung für die Einhaltung der Schutzanforderungen, wenn das Produkt ohne Zustimmung der IBM verändert bzw.
  • Page 79: Japan Electronics And Information Technology Industries Association (Jeita) Statement

    This is a Class A product based on the standard of the Voluntary Control Council for Interference (VCCI). If this equipment is used in a domestic environment, radio interference may occur, in which case the user may be required to take corrective actions.
  • Page 80: Taiwan Class A Compliance Statement

    Taiwan Class A compliance statement BladeCenter S Type 7779/8886: Installation and User's Guide...
  • Page 81: Index

    IBM Director 22 DSA, sending data to IBM 54 BladeCenter S system 6, 49 installing IBM Director Server 47 BladeCenter S Types 7779 and 8886 IBM Director download 28 connectors, hot-pluggable 1 IBM Taiwan product service 55 expansion capabilities 1...
  • Page 82 United States FCC Class A notice 64 disconnecting BladeCenter S chassis unsafe conditions, inspecting for vi from 46 upgradeable microcode 5 power module initially installing 42 overview 20 product service, IBM Taiwan 55 BladeCenter S Type 7779/8886: Installation and User's Guide...
  • Page 84 Part Number: 46W8159 Printed in USA (1P) P/N: 46W8159...