IBM Flex System in an IBM BladeCenter Environment

A draft IBM Redpaper publication


IBM® Flex System is a next-generation blade platform ideally suited to data center environments that require flexible, cost-effective, secure, and energy-efficient server infrastructure.

This IBM Redpaper™ highlights key features and capabilities of IBM Flex System® and provides planning and deployment considerations on how Flex System can be integrated into an existing IBM BladeCenter® environment. Server, network, storage, and management integration aspects are discussed.

This paper is intended for those IT professionals who want to learn more on how to integrate Flex System into an existing BladeCenter environment.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to IBM Flex System
Chapter 2. Planning for Flex System integration
Chapter 3. Adding Flex System to a BladeCenter environment
Chapter 4. Managing a combined Flex System and BladeCenter environment


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Last Update
27 August 2014

Planned Publish Date
15 October 2014

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