BladeCenter value

The Lenovo® BladeCenter HT chassis helps reduce network infrastructure costs while increasing network infrastructure performance and flexibility – making it the ideal platform to support demanding next-generation, high-performance core telecom network applications.

This chassis maintains compatibility with the Lenovo BladeCenter family – the three chassis in the BladeCenter family share the same blades and switches and support legacy and currently shipping blades. Customers who will benefit most from BladeCenter HT include telecommunications Network Equipment Providers (NEPs) and Service Providers (SPs).

  BladeCenter HT BladeCenter H
Rack form factor 12U 9U
Blade bays 12 14
Standard media universal serial bus (USB), optional Compact Flash, (no DVD/CD) DVD-ROM
Number of switch fabrics Up to four legacy, up to four high speed and up to two bridge modules Up to four legacy, up to four high speed and up to four bridge modules
Power supply module AC or DC AC
Thermal design Four hot-swap fan modules Two hot-swap fan modules plus up to 12 hot-swap fans
Systems management controller Up to two Advanced Management Modules (aMMs) Up to two aMMs
NEBS-3/ETSI chassis Yes No
4X InfiniBand, 10Gb Ethernet capability (internal) Yes Yes
External I/O ports USB-based keyboard, mouse (KM), Ethernet, DB15, Analog Video Keyboard, video, mouse, Ethernet, USB
Systems management software Systems management and trial deployment tools
Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) Hard disk drives (HDDs), processors, blowers, memory
Light path diagnostics Blade server, processor, memory, power supplies, blowers, switch module, management module, HDDs and expansion card
Limited warranty 3-year onsite limited warranty

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