IBM eServer BladeCenter, Linux, and Open Source: Blueprint for e-business on demand
An IBM Redbooks publication
Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.
Every construction project relies on a few critical components. When building a house, the critical components include the foundation, plumbing, and electrical wiring. When building a computing environment, the critical components include a robust operating system, file, and network services.
This IBM Redbooks publication takes a modular approach to building an e-business on demand infrastructure. It covers many topics including Linux installation on IBM eServer BladeCenter and IBM Fibre Array Storage Technology (FAStT) storage area network (SAN) storage. This book explains:
If you are looking to reduce the cost of your computing infrastructure, provide critical IT services, install Linux on BladeCenter blades, and install and configure SAN storage with Linux and BladeCenter, this book is for you.
Chapter 1. About the book: Blueprint for building an e-business application for BladeCenter
Chapter 2. Architecture: Solution overview
Chapter 3. Foundation
Chapter 4. Plumbing: Network infrastructure
Chapter 5. Wiring: File services with Samba and NFS
Chapter 6. Doorways: Web serving and messaging
Chapter 7. Living spaces: Applications and portal server
Chapter 8. Cabinetry: Open source databases
Chapter 9. Security
Chapter 10. Household maintenance: System management and application development