IBM BladeCenter Fundamentals

( Duration: 2 Days )

The IBM BladeCenter Fundamentals training course provides a detailed introduction and overview of the IBM BladeCenter. Major topics that are covered include the BladeCenter chassis components and infrastructure, management interface, blade servers, and I/O modules.

By attending IBM BladeCenter Fundamentals workshop, Participants will learn to:

  • Describe the motivation behind blade servers technology
  • List different components of chassis and blade server
  • List different types of BladeCenter chassis
  • Describe specifications of the latest IBM blade server products
  • Describe how IBM BladeCenter plays a key role in IBM Smarter Planet
  • List different components of BladeCenter
  • Describe high-level architecture of BladeCenter
  • Describe power domains configuration in each chassis
  • List subsystems of a blade server
  • List types of expansion cards and expansion blades
  • List different management components of BladeCenter
  • Explain the purpose of UEFI and IMM
  • Perform BladeCenter management using AMM
  • Understand network connectivity of BladeCenter
  • List various expansion cards and specifications
  • List various Ethernet switch modules and expansion cards
  • List various storage switch modules and expansion cards
  • List steps of workload deployment on blade servers
  • Deploy an operating system on a blade server
  • Set up an Active Directory server on a BladeCenter
  • List basic troubleshooting techniques
  • List best practices for a BladeCenter implementation
  • Locate the documentations available related to IBM BladeCenter
  • Know the compatibility matrix of IBM BladeCenter
  • Identify the major components of IBM PureFlex Systems

  • IBM System x Technical Principles Knowledge



Day 1

  • Introduction
  • IBM BladeCenter products
  • IBM BladeCenter architecture and components
  • IBM BladeCenter management
  • IBM BladeCenter connectivity (Ethernet)

Day 2

  • Day 1 review
  • IBM BladeCenter connectivity (Storage)
  • BNT 2-3 Gb Ethernet switch module
  • Preparing to boot the blade from a SAN
  • IBM BladeCenter use case
  • Microsoft Active Directory server on blade
  • IBM BladeCenter maintenance

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