IBM® BladeCenter® remains an innovative solution to running business solutions. IBM BladeCenter builds on the IBM commitment to integrating server, storage, and networking functionality with technology exchange and heterogeneous management. IBM BladeCenter offers the ease, density, availability, affordability, and scalability that are central to the blade technology promise.
Blade servers captured industry focus because of their modular design. This design can reduce costs with a more efficient usage of valuable floor space, and their simplified management, which can speed up such tasks as deploying, reprovisioning, updating, and troubleshooting hundreds of blade servers. In addition, blade servers provide improved performance by doubling current rack density. By integrating resources and sharing key components, costs are reduced and availability is increased.
This IBM Redpaper™ publication is a reference to compatibility and interoperability of components inside and connected to IBM BladeCenter solutions. This paper is intended for IT professionals looking for compatibility and interoperability information of IBM BladeCenter solution components.
Changes in the December 2013 Edition:
* Clarified HS23 support for USB in BladeCenter E chassis
* Added support for the LFF and SFF DSMs in the same chassis
* Added IBM Storwize V5000 and IBM FlashSystem to the storage compatibility tables
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Chassis interoperability
Chapter 2. Blade server component compatibility
Chapter 3. Software compatibility
Chapter 4. Storage interoperability
Chapter 5. Telco and NEBS compliance