IBM 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.

The IBM® PureFlex™ System combines no-compromise system designs along with built-in expertise and integrates them into complete and optimized solutions. At the heart of PureFlex System is the IBM Flex System™ Enterprise Chassis. This fully integrated infrastructure platform supports a mix of compute, storage, and networking resources to meet the demands of your applications.

The solution is easily scalable with the addition of another chassis with the required nodes. With the IBM 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 IBM Redbooks publication is a reference to compatibility and interoperability of components inside and connected to IBM PureFlex System and IBM Flex System solutions.

An easy-to-remember link you can use to share this guide: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/fsig

Changes in the November 18 update:
* New 2.5-inch 12Gb SAS SSDs and SED SSDs
* Added CN4052 and CN4058S to 2.5.2, “Flex System I/O adapters - PCIe Expansion Node” on page 26
* The SI4093 System Interconnect Module supports UFP
* Added EN4172 to 3.4, “vNIC and UFP support” on page 47
* The x240 machine type 8965 (orderable from the IBM sales channel) does not support the expansion nodes

Table of contents

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



Profile

Publish Date
05 September 2012

Last Update
18 November 2014


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Author(s)

ISBN-10
073845110X

ISBN-13
9780738451107

IBM Form Number
REDP-FSIG-00

Number of pages
74