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XTR32: IBM BladeCenter E Workshop


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This course is designed to introduce the BladeCenter E chassis in detail through class lecture and hands-on lab exercises.


This is an intermediate course for individuals who are involved in the planning, installation, configuration and upgrading of IBM BladeCenter solutions in their environments.


List the major components within the BladeCenter E
Describe and list the chassis power elements
Match power supply requirements to chassis components
List the BladeCenter E cooling components
Describe and list the functions performed by the Midplane
List the functions of the Advanced Management Module
Introduce Dynamic Infrastructure elements
List the major managed elements in the BladeCenter E
List the BladeCenter E AMM monitoring capabilities
Match Blade Server managed elements to the AMM command
Describe and list the basic AMM command line functions
List the properties and advantages to Web and Command Line interfaces
List the features implemented in the BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager (BOFM)
Describe and list the chassis components included in the (BOFM) configuration
List the storage and networking definitions that can be modified
Match configuration steps to the chassis elements affected
List the sequence of events that occur in a Blade failover/recovery
List the basic questions to ask in preparation form and IBM BladeCenter E installation
List the Power considerations for the IBM BladeCenter E
Match Power requirements to connection options
Describe and list the cooling requirements for the IBM BladeCenter E
List the Problem Determinations tools that are available
Configure BOFM Blade definitions using the AMM configuration Web interface
Edit the BOFM configuration, creating a backup file used in failover
Manually fail the primary Blade server
Load the failover BOFM configuration and recover on the backup Blade server