IBM BladeCenter JS23 and JS43 Implementation Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 02 July 2009, updated 01 September 2009

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ISBN-10: 0738432989
ISBN-13: 9780738432984
IBM Form #: SG24-7740-00
(594 pages)

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


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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