Highlights


In today's high-demand enterprise environment, organizations need a reliable infrastructure to run compute-intensive applications with minimal maintenance and downtime. IBM BladeCenter H is a powerful platform built with the enterprise customer in mind, providing industry-leading performance, innovative architecture and a solid foundation for virtualization.

Powerful performance

This next-generation chassis is a workhorse—it runs applications quickly and efficiently, enabling organizations to maximize their investment and succeed in a highly competitive market. The powerful BladeCenter H delivers the performance customers need to make informed decisions.


Product features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
Dense, space-saving 9U chassis
IBM Cool Blue® technology
Energy-efficient design
IBM Open Fabric
Powerful solutions management
High-availability midplane
Hot-swap, redundant management, switch, power supply and blower modules
High-speed switch module support
High-speed bridge module bays
Advanced server management
IBM Remote Deployment Manager
Light path diagnostics self-diagnosis panel
Predictive Failure Analysis
Three-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty
Form factor/height Rack-mount chassis/9U
Blade bays Up to 14
Switch modules Up to four traditional, up to four high-speed, and up to four bridge module bays
Power supply module Up to four hot-swap and redundant 2980 W ac high-efficiency power supplies with load-balancing and failover capabilities. Operating at 200-240 V
Cooling modules Two hot-swap and redundant blowers standard, additional fan packs on power supplies
Systems management hardware Advanced Management Module standard; add an optional Advanced Management Module for redundancy
I/O ports USB-based keyboard, video, mouse (KVM), Ethernet, USB
Media Two USB connections and an optional DVD multiburner
Systems management software Systems management and trial deployment tools
Predictive Failure Analysis Internal storage, processors, blowers, memory
Light path diagnostics Blade server, processor, memory, power supplies, blowers, switch module, management module, internal storage and expansion card
Limited warranty Three-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty
External storage Support for IBM System Storage® solutions (Including DS and NAS family of products) and many widely adopted non-IBM storage offerings

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