Flex System Interoperability Guide

An IBM Redpaper publication



Abstract

To meet today’s complex and ever-changing business demands, you need a solid foundation of compute, storage, networking, and software resources. This system must be simple to deploy, and be able to quickly and automatically adapt to changing conditions. You also need to be able to take advantage of broad expertise and proven guidelines in systems management, applications, hardware maintenance, and more.

Flex System is a no-compromise design that integrates servers, storage and networking in one chassis. The solution is easily scalable with the addition of another chassis with the required nodes. With Flex System Manager, multiple chassis can be monitored from a single panel. The 14 node, 10U chassis delivers high speed performance complete with integrated servers, storage, and networking. This flexible chassis is simple to deploy, and scales to meet your needs in the future.

This document is a reference to compatibility and interoperability of components inside and connected to Flex System solutions.

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Changes in the June 18 update:
* Corrections to the DAC cables supported by the EN6131 switch, table, 3.2.1, “Transceivers for Ethernet switches” on page 43

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Chassis interoperability
Chapter 2. Compute node component compatibility
Chapter 3. Network interoperability
Chapter 4. Storage interoperability
Chapter 5. Software compatibility




Profile

Publish Date
05 September 2012

Last Update
18 June 2015


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Author(s)

ISBN-10
073845110X

ISBN-13
9780738451107

IBM Form Number
REDP-FSIG-00

Number of pages
74