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Here are some pics of the Bladecenter now that its been installed. (click on pics for way more detail and additional notes)

(This post is also a test of the new Blogjet, which has some really fantastic new features)

The front of our two bladecenters, with an HS20 server partially removed. The top media tray can be switched between all blades

 

The 2 bladecenters, large fans at the back. Check the flickr notes for more details. Normally the Noise Autenuation modules would cover the back.

 

 

The rack we use for the Bladecenters, we have a switch in the top, that is basicly our management network for the bladecenters. The blue cables go directly to our distribution switches for the production lan, 4 trunked 1gb links per Bladecenter, spread over 2 switches per bladecenter

Our distribution switches for the second server room.

 

 

Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2005 4:24 PM | Back to top


Comments on this post: IBM Bladecenter Pics 2

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Why not leased???? Man what a huuuuuge investment... not counting multiple independant connections, multiple independant power sources, the ELECTRICITY BILL with electricity prices double what they were last year to run the servers and cool the server rooms, the air conditioning capacity which has to be installed to cool the servers...

When you can have whatever solution you have hosted for a fraction of the cost! Not to mention the fact that a hosted solution could be hosted in multiple physical data centers, can have capacity easily added in a day, and just as easily removed when not needed.
Left by Kenneth S. Courtney on Dec 21, 2005 11:34 PM

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Hey, Great adver-targeting! I am impressed!

Left by Robert on Dec 21, 2005 11:36 PM

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Hai friends,
Thankyou for publishing like this pictures bcoz it is very helpfull for understandingn
about blade servers for it professionals anyway pls publish more pictures thanking you...

Noushad Abdulsalam.
Left by Noushad Abdulsalam on Mar 29, 2008 8:48 AM

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Awesome pic used your site in a pinch to get and Idea of the Media tray... lol
Left by Jason Williams IBM Help Desk on Jun 25, 2009 11:54 AM

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