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IBM BladeCenter JS23 and JS43 Implementation Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 03 July 2009, updated 01 September 2009

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ISBN-10: 0738432989
ISBN-13: 9780738432984
IBM Form #: SG24-7740-00

Authors: Vasfi Gucer, Alex Zanetti de Lima, Kerry Anders, Nahman Cohen and Steve Strain

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    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a detailed technical guide for configuring and using the IBM BladeCenter® JS23 and IBM BladeCenter JS43 servers. These IBM Power Blade servers feature the latest IBM POWER6™ processor technology. This book teaches you how to set up the latest Power Blade servers to run AIX®, i, and Linux® operating systems in the IBM BladeCenter architecture.

    This book is useful for data center system architects; network, storage and facilities engineers; system administrators; and application architects that want a detailed system start-up guide and integration guide for IBM Power Blade servers hosting virtualized operating system partitions. We include procedures for installation and configuration of Virtual Input/Output Server (VIOS), Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM), IBM AIX Version 6.1, IBM i V6.1 (i5/OS® V6R1), Red Hat® Enterprise Linux, and SUSE® Enterprise Linux.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. The IBM BladeCenter JS23 and JS43 servers

    Chapter 1. Introduction to IBM BladeCenter

    Chapter 2. General description

    Chapter 3. Technical description of the hardware architecture

    Part 2. System configuration and management

    Chapter 4. System planning and configuration using VIOS with IVM

    Chapter 5. Active Memory Sharing configuration using IVM

    Chapter 6. IBM AIX V6.1 installation

    Chapter 7. IBM i V6.1 installation

    Chapter 8. Red Hat Enterprise V5.3 Linux installation

    Chapter 9. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server V11 installation

    Chapter 10. JS23 and JS43 power management using EnergyScale technology

    Chapter 11. Performing Live Partition Mobility

    Chapter 12. System maintenance and diagnostics

    Part 3. Appendixes

    Appendix A. Consoles, SMS, and Open Firmware

    Appendix B. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server AutoYaST

    Appendix C. Additional Linux installation configuration options

    Appendix D. Service and productivity tools for Linux


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