IBM BladeCenter JS21 Technical Overview and Introduction

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 24 March 2006, updated 01 May 2006

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IBM Form #: REDP-4130-00
(58 pages)

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Authors: Bunting Trina, Trina Bunting, Wayne Kimble


This IBM Redpaper is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM® BladeCenter™ JS21 Type 8844 blade server supporting the IBM AIX 5L™ and Linux® operating systems. We introduce major hardware offerings and discuss their prominent functions.

Professionals wanting to acquire a better understanding of IBM System JS21 products should consider reading this document. The intended audience includes:

- Clients
- Sales and marketing professionals
- Technical support professionals
- IBM Business Partners
- Independent software vendors

This document expands the current set of BladeCenter JS21 documentation by providing a desktop reference that offers a detailed technical description of the BladeCenter JS21. This publication does not replace the latest BladeCenter JS21 marketing materials, tools, or product documentation. It is intended as an additional source of information that, together with existing sources, can be used to enhance your knowledge of IBM server solutions.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. General Description
Chapter 2. Architecture and technical overview
Chapter 3. Reliability, availability, and serviceability
Appendix A. Servicing an BladeCenter JS21

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