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XTR31: IBM BladeCenter S Workshop


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This workshop provides an in-depth understanding of IBM’s design and technology concepts for the BladeCenter S chassis and its components to include integrated storage capabilities.

With a combination of lecture materials and remote lab exercises, this workshop presents a detailed technical overview of the BladeCenter S architectural features. This course introduces and discusses the various management options available for the BladeCenter S chassis, power components, and I/O modules. Topics on troubleshooting your BladeCenter S and installation considerations will be presented.

This course introduces the Storage Configuration Manager and provides technical instructions on creating user-defined zone configurations and predefined zone configurations for the BladeCenter S chassis integrating disk storage modules to achieve SAN like functions.


This is an intermediate course for those individuals involved in the planning, installation, configuration, and upgrading of IBM BladeCenters


List the major components that make up the BladeCenter S chassis
Distinguish the features unique to the BladeCenter S
Match the BladeCenter S power component options to implementation requirements
List the I/O modules available for the BladeCenter S
Match I/O modules to BladeCenter S I/O bays
List the AMM functions specific to the BladeCenter S
List the I/O modules and expansion cards available for the BladeCenter S
Identify and list BladeCenter S unique features for Ethernet expansion cards
Match the BladeCenter S I/O modules with supporting expansion cards
List the BladeCenter S disk expansion options and RAID capabilities
List the disk storage module SAS and SATA hard drive options
List the BladeCenter S storage elements to be managed
List the storage management tasks required for SAS configuration
Identify and list the management utilities available in the BladeCenter S
Match the management tasks to the storage operation to be performed
List the features implemented in the BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager
List the steps to configure BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager for BladeCenter S
List the sequence of events that occur in blade failover and recovery
List the key questions to consider for IBM BladeCenter S installation
List the power and cooling planning and monitoring tools available for the IBM BladeCenter S
Match technique to problem when troubleshooting the disk storage module
List the front panel LEDs and light path indicators used in problem determination
Match problem environment to system state