IBM BladeCenter E chassis at a glance
Form factor/height Rack-mount chassis/7U
Blade bays Up to 14
Switch modules Four switch module bays
Power supply module Up to four 2000 W or 2320 W (hot-swap and redundant with load-balancing and failover capabilities)
Cooling modules Two hot-swap and redundant blowers standard
Standard media Optional DVD multi-burner
Systems management hardware One Advanced Management Module standard; add an optional second module for redundancy
I/O ports Keyboard, video, mouse, Ethernet, USB
Systems management software Open and easy systems management and trial deployment tools
Light path diagnostics Chassis has LEDs for power status, location, over temperature, information and status indicators on both front and back. In addition power supplies, blade servers, management module, switch modules and blowers have light path diagnostics.
Limited warranty 3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty
External storage Support for IBM System Storage™ solutions (including DS and Network Attached Storage (NAS) family of products) and many widely adopted non-IBM storage offerings

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