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IBM BladeCenter E Workshop – xtr32gpl

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Duration: 1 Days

This course is developed and owned by Lenovo.

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This course is designed to introduce the BladeCenter E chassis in detail through class lecture and hands-on lab exercises.


  • List the major components within the BladeCenter E
  • Describe and list the chassis power elements
  • Match power supply requirements to chassis components
  • List the BladeCenter E cooling components
  • Describe and list the functions performed by the Midplane
  • List the functions of the Advanced Management Module
  • Introduce Dynamic Infrastructure elements
  • List the major managed elements in the BladeCenter E
  • List the BladeCenter E AMM monitoring capabilities
  • Match Blade Server managed elements to the AMM command
  • Describe and list the basic AMM command line functions
  • List the properties and advantages to Web and Command Line interfaces
  • List the features implemented in the BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager (BOFM)
  • Describe and list the chassis components included in the (BOFM) configuration
  • List the storage and networking definitions that can be modified
  • Match configuration steps to the chassis elements affected
  • List the sequence of events that occur in a Blade failover/recovery
  • List the basic questions to ask in preparation form and IBM BladeCenter E installation
  • List the Power considerations for the IBM BladeCenter E
  • Match Power requirements to connection options
  • Describe and list the cooling requirements for the IBM BladeCenter E
  • List the Problem Determinations tools that are available
  • Configure BOFM Blade definitions using the AMM configuration Web interface
  • Edit the BOFM configuration, creating a backup file used in failover
  • Manually fail the primary Blade server
  • Load the failover BOFM configuration and recover on the backup Blade server


This is an intermediate course for individuals who are involved in the planning, installation, configuration and upgrading of IBM BladeCenter solutions in their environments.


You should complete IBM BladeCenter Fundamentals (XTR30). It is also recommended that you have some level of technical experience with x86-based computer hardware, and Windows or Linux operating systems.


  • BladeCenter Introduction
  • BladeCenter E Hardware Overview
  • Systems Management with Advanced Management Module
  • BladeCenter E Installation Considerations and Troubleshooting

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