IBM® PureFlex™ System is a next-generation platform ideally suited to data center environments that require flexible, cost-effective, secure, and energy-efficient server infrastructure.
This IBM Redpaper™ highlights the major advances of IBM Flex System™. BladeCenter® is used as a comparative example on aspects such as chassis, compute node, management module, power supply, cooling, network, and I/O. Key factors users need to consider when planning workload migration also are reviewed. Some instrumentation and reference tools are offered here, with detailed steps that take the user through the entire planning process.
This paper is intended for those IT professionals who want to migrate a workload from existing hardware to the IBM Flex System.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Migrating hardware settings
Chapter 3. Migrating operating system images