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Proliant BL10e Blade Server

 
Robert Jones_16
Occasional Visitor

Proliant BL10e Blade Server

Looking for supporting document to why I should purchase a management blade, and what options I get with it.
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Sunil Jerath
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliant BL10e Blade Server

Hello Robert,
Please call our PreSales line at 1-800-AT-COMPAQ and am sure they will be able to help you out to make a wise decision.

Regards,
Robert Jones_16
Occasional Visitor

Re: Proliant BL10e Blade Server

Calling presales put me in a constant phone loop.

I am looking for specific white papers; on the pro's of using a management blade and what other options (hardware/software), I should invest in to get the optimal performance from this blade server. My plan is to run 20 Windows 2000 servers in various roles.
Sunil Jerath
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliant BL10e Blade Server

Hello Robert,
Please email me your contact info at sunil.jerath@hp.com. I shall try to have your questions answered for you.

Regards,
Roy Main
Valued Contributor

Re: Proliant BL10e Blade Server

Here's the link to blade whitepapers, user documentation, etc. There is a planning white paper that you might find helpful.

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliant-bl/p-class/20p/documentation-g2.html
Roy Main
Valued Contributor

Re: Proliant BL10e Blade Server

Oops - that one was for P-Class blades. Here's one for E-Class blades:

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliant-bl/e-class/documentation-g2.html
Robert Jones_16
Occasional Visitor

Re: Proliant BL10e Blade Server

The blade server currently has the RJ-45 Patch Panel (with 40 RJ-45 connectors), this panel can be configured for intergrated administration?
David Claypool
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliant BL10e Blade Server

The "Integrated Administrator" is present on all versions of the "connectivity tray" in the cabinet: the patch panel (simple feed-through of all RJ-45 connections--two for each blade plus 1 for IA), the "aggregated patch panel" (pass through of all of the blade ports but aggregated into RJ-21 connectors to reduce the physical connections, and 1 RJ-45 for the IA). and the switch (2 RJ-45 Gbe uplink ports for each side of the switch plus 1 RJ-45 100BaseT for IA). Both options also have a serial port for connection directly to the IA.

Using the Integrated Administrator provides the following capabilities:

- web browser UI or command-line UI (for SSH, telnet or serial connection)
- "cabinet" management - thermals, power, etc
- virtual power - switching blades on/off, rebooting remotely
- virtual serial console - especially useful for Linux CLI administration, HP also offers a module to provide a cool CLI for W2K, and also accesses EMS for WS03

The Integrated Administrator user guide can be found at http://h18013.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliant-bl/e-class/integrated-admin.html