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IBM BladeCenter H Chassis

Extending the value of blades to higher performancein an enterprise environment


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IBMBladeCenterH is a powerfulplatform built with the enterprise customer in mind, providing industry-leading performance, innovative architecture and a solid foundation for virtualization. This next-generation chassis is a workhorse—it runs applicationsquickly and efficiently, enabling organizations to maximize their investment and succeed in a highly competitive market. The powerfulBladeCenterH delivers the performance customers need to makeinformed decisions.
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Powerful performance

With IBMOpen Fabric Manager, BladeCenterH can help organiza-tions run applications even more efficiently by delivering a flexible,open and connected infrastructure.

Driving innovation IBM continues to build on its reputation for helping customers find innovative IT solutions with BladeCenterH, which delivers even more capabilities to the BladeCenter family. The 9U chassis provides the standard BladeCenter functionalities with the added performance of high-speed I/O and the fastest blades.

  • High-speed fabric with eight data channels to every blade, four of which can be 10 Gb
  • Leadership high-efficiency power supplies
  • Flexible, scalable design so the system can grow as your business grows
  • Sustainable platform life for enhanced investment protection
  • Multi-Switch Interconnect Module for additional connectivity to blade servers
  • Light path diagnostics for fast, simple, accurate troubleshooting to help guard against system downtime

BladeCenter H also drives innovation through its open architecture, supporting industry-standard I/O switches from Cisco, Brocade and others, so organizations have more choice and flexibility when it comes to their IT environment. Likewise, IBM’s affiliation with blade.org helps open the architecture even more by supporting an online, collaborative environment to promote advances in technology solutions.

Managing growth, minimizing risk

With its unsurpassed architecture, BladeCenter H efficiently integrates servers, storage, networking, I/O and applications, enabling organizations to build flexible IT infrastructures using common building blocks. This helps customers control costs by protecting their investments—and with a powerful set of tools that are open and equally integrated, organizations can quickly deploy and easily manage their systems.

Chassis Type Rack-mount 9U Chassis
Blade Bays Up to 14
Switch Modules Up to four traditional, up to four high-speed, and up to four bridge module bays
Management Blades Advanced Management Module standard; add an optional Advanced Management Module for redundancy
Fan Configuration Two hot-swap and redundant blowers standard, additional fan packs on power supplies
Power Supply Configuration Up to four hot-swap and redundant 2980 W ac high-efficiency power supplies with load-balancing and failover capabilities. Operating at 200-240 V
I/O Ports USB-based keyboard, video, mouse (KVM), Ethernet. USB
Manufacturer IBM
Part No. bladehchassis
Rack Units 9 U
Weight [Kg] 100.00
Standard Three-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty
As an industry leader in innovative IT systems, IBM delivers yet another important solution for the IT environment. BladeCenter H is the ideal chassis for running the most demanding applications and simulations at high speeds, giving enterprise organizations a distinct advantage over competitors.