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Overview - IBM BladeCenter H

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Overview with technical information and relevant links for the IBM BladeCenter H


IBM BladeCenter H

Features and specifications
Module bays
(on rear):
  • One standard management module for KVM/Management and one additional management module bay.
I/O modules
  • Ten I/O module bays - Supports installation of a wide variety of switch modules.
  • The chassis supports up to four traditional fabrics using networking switches, storage switches, or pass though devices. The chassis also supports up to four new high-speed fabrics for future support of protocols like 4X Infiniband or 10Gb Ethernet.
Redundant cooling
  • Two hot-swap, redundant blower assemblies in the center, mounted one on top of the other.
Power supply
  • BladeCenter H Chassis comes with one pair of 2,900-watt 200 to 240 V ac power modules. These standard power modules support blade server bays one through seven with power redundancy. The second pair of power modules is required if any of 3 blade server bays 8 to 14 or I/O module bays 5 to 10 will be occupied.
  • The BladeCenter H Chassis 9 U rack drawer enclosure is designed to be installed in a 19 inch rack cabinet designed for 28 inch deep devices, such as the NetBAY42 ER, IBM S2 42U SR, IBM S2 25U SR, or NetBAY11.
Detailed specifications
  • All specifications for the IBM eServer BladeCenter H.

Note: Specifications are dependent on the machine type and model


Three-year on-site limited warranty for parts and labor

For warranty service upgrades and maintenance service, refer to Warranty service upgrades and maintenance services.

Hardware compatibility
For detailed information about IBM and non-IBM devices, adapters, software, and network operating systems supported with xSeries servers, visit the ServerProven compatibility Web site at

Additional product information


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Operating System

BladeCenter:Operating system independent / None

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Modified date:
24 January 2019