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IBM AMM BladeCenter 39Y9661 problems

i'm working on a bladecenter S and i try to update my amm with putty via COM port, but when i want to see my version it doesn't work i use like every time this command: env -T system:mm[1] info ...
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IBM BladeCenter H networking

I'm new to the IBM BladeCenter H, and I'm trying to figure out the networking side of it. I've installed a windows server OS on one of the blades, and am trying to fiddle with it's network setup ...
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Convert to uki to install on IBM bladecenter

I am remotely managing an IBM blade center, while reading the documentation on how to install OS using the administration page, I found this part it talks about uploading a UKI file, and install it on ...
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IBM SAS RAID Controller: POST results not complete

I have two IBM SAS RAID Controllers (17P9277/43W3630). One of them will not POST and fails with the error: POST results not complete: FF What can I do to fix this?
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“Firmware progress error” reported by blade in IBM BladeCenter S

I have a BladeCenter S with three blades installed. Two of my LS21 blades are reporting the following error in the web-based Advanced Management Module: (12/20/13 10:49:19) (LS21 2 Core 2K8) ...
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Running JVM 1.4.2 on a modern PC/Mac

I need to access an old IBM blade center's KVM. It uses Java and asks for 1.4.02_08 and above. I tried with a Mac (JM 7) and two PCs (win7, JM6) to no avail. I installed the old java but it won't run ...
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Problems with IBM BladeCenter E type 8677

We have an IBM BladeCenter E server with three blades, today I've tried to manage it through telnet, after logout it does not respond on its default "Management Module" address (it was set to ...
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Cannot establish IP communication with IBM Server Connectivity Module

I have attached an IBM Server Connectivity Module in Bay2 of our BladeCenter E and tried to setup some networking between an external unmanaged switch and the internal blade servers. I plugged a ...
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Rackmounting a tower chassis HP BLc3000 Blade System

Ok, so we have a HP BLc3000 that we are bringing in from a remote office to our central datacentre, its currently in its purchased tower / pedestal configuration (with the wheels and all that) Is it ...
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IBM Bladecenter S: Disk Storage Module with 'non-supported' IBM SAS disk

We have IBM Bladecenter S with 6-Disk Storage Module (43W3581), and we need to add more disks to the system. We currently bought 4x 49Y1861 (IBM 450GB 3.5" 15K 6Gb SAS HDD), but they didn't fit the ...
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IBM DS3512 Connection to IBM HS22 BladeCenter

I have a BladeCenter HS22 with 14 bladeservers. Attached to the BladeCenter I have a DS3512 storage array. I'm trying to access the DS3512 to configure it but can't manage to do it. I have connected ...
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How can I migrate from IBM BladeCenter chassis E to chassis H?

I'm planning to migrate blade server HS22 and all modules (2 ESMs, 2Brocade SAN Switch modules) from chassis E to chassis H. Do I need to reconfigure all modules? And how about servers? Please share ...
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IBM Blade HS21 Processor Compatibility

Can anyone tell me of a resource where I can find out specifically which IBM HS21 blades support which processors. In particular I have Intel 2X E5420 and Intel 2X E5450 which will work in some of my ...
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IBM Bladecenter Nortel switch issue

We have a IBM Bladecenter with integrated Nortel switch. The problem is I am not able to change anything on the switch because I am getting the following errors: >> azimov-in - Main# diff Diff ...
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Bladecenter-E Power Module fault [closed]

We have problem on IBM Bladecenter-E Critical Events Power module 2 is off. DC fault. Power module 4 is off. DC fault. Warnings and System Events Insufficient chassis power to ...
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IBM bladecenter blade IMM logs

We have an IBM bladenter H with heterogeneous blades running RHEL 6. Is it possible to download and clear the on-blade IMM logs via IBM supplied command line tools such as ipmitool, asu, dsa or other ...
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Linux - IBM Blade Center + Identify MM Name from the Linux OS

I have a Linux machine (RedHat version release 5.6) installed in IBM BLADE Hardware I am trying to find a solution to identify the management Module name --> (MM Name) from the OS (Linux) Remark - ...
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Planning to buy a server with at least 48GB Ram, are the blades way to go?

We're planning to host our website for the first time for ourselves. We have currently have a linode of 8 gigs and the memory is going up to 90% most of the time. So I want to move my website to my ...
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Discovering the assigned Blade Name from Linux (IBM BladeCenter)

In the IBM blade center in management module screen I configured the name of the machine as the following Blade tasks --> configuration --> blade information --> name ( I typed --> machine1 in ...
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Can I place HS22 and LS22 blades in the same BladeCenter?

Is it possible to place HS22 and LS22 blades in the same IBM BladeCenter without compatability issues?
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How to get IBM machine type from operating system level

I have spare IBM HS20, and HS40 Blade servers to use in my project, and I have to choose as modern as possible RHEL release to install on it. My problem is that I don't know exact machine type of this ...
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How to verify mirror configuration

I have an IBM blade server and we've installed RedHat Linux on the machine. How can we check if we have both disks running as a mirror, or if everything is only running on a single disk? What ...
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How do you override msconfig /SAFEBOOT?

I have a HS20 (Type 8843) blade in an IBM BladeCenter chassis that was giving me problems. When I attempted to run CMD > chkdsk c: /R > yes on reboot, the chkdsk procedure would briefly begin at ...
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IBM BladeCenter S: Disk Configuration

Have just the one storage bay right now (SAS 15K 600GB x 6) and have configured one storage pool in RAID 10 with 4 disks (and two global spares). For each blade, I've created a volume and mapped ...
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BladeCenter and HS21 iSCSI question

Can one use the iSCSI built in HBAs on an HS21 Blade and have also IP traffic on the same NICs? or you have to add two more NICs to use for IP traffic? If so which Modules on the back bay 3,4 support ...
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Is it possible to use a blade server without the chassis?

Call me stupid, but is it possible to use an IBM BladeCenter HS20 server as a standalone unit without the BladeCenter?
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backup storage with blade server

If say I have a BladeCenter S chassis and 2x BladeCenter Server HS22. I want to have a backup storage with this two.. what should I buy? what are my options? does it have to be IBM products? or any ...
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IBM BladeCenter HS12 upgrade?

I am about to buy a HS12 to replace a PE6950. Is this possible or comparable? It will be used for email service, visio, and MS Project. Currently it uses a lot of bandwidth and it's slow. Which HS12 ...
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Two different LAN in one BladeCenter?

How to Configure Two different LAN in one BladeCenter Chassis? Topology: Modem --> Monowall --> BladeCenter Chassis --> BC Switch Module 1 (10.1.10.1) and BC Switch Module 2 (192.168.1.1) What I ...
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Poor performance from SAS disks on HS22 blade in CentOS/RHEL on ESXi 4.0

I have an HS22 blade configured with two 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS drives configured in RAID1 using the onboard LSI Logic controller. Running on it is VMWare ESXi 4.0u2, and on top of that are a couple VMs. ...
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Can I put 'registered' memory into an IBM HS21?

I've got a collection of HS21s (type 8853) that need a memory upgrade. Crucial's recommended memory kit is http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=6C00BFBAA5CA7304. Searching around a ...
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Mouse capture gone on remote control of CentOS 5.5 blade

I'm managing a machine through a BladeCenter management module and I've recently had troubles with controlling the mouse through remote console. The mouse has been working fine for weeks but just ...
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Load balancing + NAT issue on BNT GBE 2-7 gear

I've got troubles configuring an Hardware load-Balancer with NAT functions. I have the following architecture: Internet ===> VIP (public) LB (private ip) ====> private addressed servers When a ...
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Restart Fibre channel controller after blade bootup IBM HS bladecentre

I have a remote system that needs to resume on startup. If the system is simply powered on then the blades boot before the SAN is online and then the only thing you can do is restart the systems. Is ...
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IBM Bladecentre H Bootup Sequence Control

I have a bladecentre with blades, network and a SAN in a single rack. What I'd like to do is control the startup of the bladecentre so that when the rack is powered on that the blades will delay ...
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Reset DRAC/MC password on Dell BladeCentre 1855

I have a Dell Blade Centre 1855, and nobody knows what the root password for the DRAC/MC card in the blade chassis is (I tried root/calvin). I do not have IP access to the DRAC/MC, nor do I have ...
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BladeCenter console keyboard layout

We have an IBM BladeCenter T with 4 blades, which is connected to an IBM Rack Console via a D-Link 8-port KVM. The BladeCenter also has it's own internal KVM. Several other servers are also connected ...
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Same or different network for BladeCenter Management Module

I'm looking for recommendations and reasons for having the BladeCenter Management Modules either on the same network as the Blades and other servers or on a separate network. Configuration ...
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BladeCenter basics

Every manufacturer seems to have different standards for what ships with their hardware; mounting rails, cable arms, power cables etc. I've got used to that for standard rack-mounted gear, but now ...
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With IBM's BladeCenter, why am I getting the error “Unable to read VPD for Blade Server”?

I recently bought a used BladeCenter E Chassis and three HS20 Blade Servers. While trying to initially configure the system, the BladeCenter Management Module web interface on the System Status page ...
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Communicating via Command Mode with IBM HS22 IMM via AMM

On previous model blades that contained a BMC, I was able to communicate from our external management station via pass-through commands to the BMC to do things such as power blades on/off, set VPD ...
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Problems with DDR2 800 in HS21 blades?

I have two HS21 blades for an ibm bladecenter, and I'm having memory problems since I installed 4 DIMMs of 4GB. I suspect the problem is that I bought DDR2 800 instead of DDR2 667, has anyone had ...
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What are the choices for iSCSI target support for Linux?

I recently purchased an IBM BladeCenter E chassis with HS21 blades. I'd like to build a SAN so the HS21 blades will have more storage space. From everything I've read, iSCSI seems to be the best ...
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IBM BladeCenter operation tips?

I recently purchased a used BladeCenter E chassis and I have two HS21, one HS20, and seven QS20 blades. As you are likely aware, used hardware means I get to figure it out myself (and that's part of ...