The IBM BladeCenter Fundamentals - BladeCenter H course provides a detailed introduction and overview of the IBM BladeCenter. Major topics covered include the BladeCenter chassis components and infrastructure, management interface, blade servers, and I/O modules.
Each major lecture group is followed by a hands-on lab exercise, including chassis configuration and management, blade server control, I/O module management and control, and BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager (BOFM).
Building on these skills and with emphasis on the IBM BladeCenter H, we discuss the IBM BladeCenter H and its unique components, power and cooling, midplane connections, and systems management. We then cover the high-speed infrastructure and options that are available. Open Fabric Manager is discussed to help you get the most from your I/O followed by showing the sequence of events in a blade failover and recovery. The last portion of this three day class covers those elements regarding installation and the associated tools.
The additional focused labs with the BladeCenter H is the BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager, known as BOFM.