|Course code||XTR31||Skill level||Intermediate|
|Duration||1.0 days||Delivery type||Instructor led
|Course type||Public or Private on-site|
|Public price||See Partner website|
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. The Advanced Management Module's Web interface and functions are discussed, including Serial over LAN, chassis monitoring, and the StartNow utility. Topics on troubleshooting your BladeCenter S, the Disk Storage Module, 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 Module(s) to achieve SAN like functions.
Remote labs cover identifying the BladeCenter S system environment and configuration of the BladeCenter S chassis using the Advanced Management Module. Preparation of the blade server will be done by learning how to control the blade server through the AMM, configure and verify the blade server BIOS, enabling the SAS expansion card, and verify and configure the SAS card. Configuration using StartNow labs include chassis configuration, applying firmware, SAS disk storage and blade server expansion card BIOS for RAID and installation of an operating system.
There is also an instructor-led online version of this course: IBM BladeCenter S Workshop Instructor Led Online - ILO (XTV31)
Training Paths that reference this course are:
This is an intermediate course for individuals who are involved in the planning, installation, configuration and upgrading of IBM BladeCenter solutions in their environments.
You should have IBM BladeCenter Fundamentals (XTR30). It is also recommended that you have some level of technical experience with x86-based computer hardware, and Windows or Linux operating systems.