IBM BladeCenter PS703 and PS704 Technical Overview and Introduction

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 31 May 2011, updated 03 January 2013

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ISBN-10: 0738450634
ISBN-13: 9780738450636
IBM Form #: REDP-4744-00
(196 pages)

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Authors: David Watts, Kerry Anders, David Harlow, Joe Shipman II


The IBM® BladeCenter® PS703 and PS704 are premier blades for 64-bit applications. They are designed to minimize complexity, improve efficiency, automate processes, reduce energy consumption, and scale easily. These blade servers are based on the IBM POWER7™ processor and support AIX®, IBM i, and Linux® operating systems. Their ability to coexist in the same chassis with other IBM BladeCenter blade servers enhances the ability to deliver the rapid return on investment demanded by clients and businesses.

This IBM Redpaper™ doocument is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM BladeCenter PS703 and PS704 servers. The goal of this paper is to introduce the offerings and their prominent features and functions.

January 2013 update: 16 GB DIMMs supported

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction and general description
Chapter 2. Architecture and technical overview
Chapter 3. Virtualization
Chapter 4. Continuous availability and manageability
Chapter 5. Systems Director Management Console

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