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  • Latest Post - ‏2013-07-23T23:20:05Z by Guy Kempny
DeepakGB
DeepakGB
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Pinned topic question on Bladecenter chassis

‏2013-07-19T05:49:05Z |

Can somebody advice on following:

Can I insert   IBM® Power PS700 (8406-70Y) Blade server on  Bladecenter H (8852)  which already have 6 INTEL blades (HS22)

 

Regards,
Deepak

Updated on 2013-07-19T05:49:42Z at 2013-07-19T05:49:42Z by DeepakGB
  • srinivasushekharappa
    15 Posts

    Re: question on Bladecenter chassis

    ‏2013-07-19T11:16:10Z  

    It can be.

    http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0996.html

    Also you can refer

    IBM BladeCenter PS700,PS701, and PS702 Technical Overview and Introduction
     

  • Josh_Corder
    Josh_Corder
    94 Posts

    Re: question on Bladecenter chassis

    ‏2013-07-19T12:52:42Z  

    You can use any of the supported blades.  When you get over 6 blades though, you need to make sure you have the second power module in the chassis to support those blades.  

  • DeepakGB
    DeepakGB
    2 Posts

    Re: question on Bladecenter chassis

    ‏2013-07-21T06:02:55Z  

    You can use any of the supported blades.  When you get over 6 blades though, you need to make sure you have the second power module in the chassis to support those blades.  

    Thank you Josh,

    So just to reconfirm, i can add PS blade as my 7th server in the Bladecenter where 6 intel blades are already running?

     

    Deepak

     

  • Josh_Corder
    Josh_Corder
    94 Posts

    Re: question on Bladecenter chassis

    ‏2013-07-22T06:47:04Z  
    • DeepakGB
    • ‏2013-07-21T06:02:55Z

    Thank you Josh,

    So just to reconfirm, i can add PS blade as my 7th server in the Bladecenter where 6 intel blades are already running?

     

    Deepak

     

    Deepak, mixing architectures is the whole reason to have blades.  Yes, it's fine.

  • Guy Kempny
    Guy Kempny
    18 Posts

    Re: question on Bladecenter chassis

    ‏2013-07-23T23:20:05Z  
    • DeepakGB
    • ‏2013-07-21T06:02:55Z

    Thank you Josh,

    So just to reconfirm, i can add PS blade as my 7th server in the Bladecenter where 6 intel blades are already running?

     

    Deepak

     

    Hi Deepak,

    Yes you can mix architecture with different blades.

    Your biggest concern will be the power requirements.  You have not indicated how many PSU you have in the chassis, so I suggest you calculate if  there is adequate power for all the blades you have. You need to understand the implications if a PSU fails and how it will affect the blades in the bladecenter.