IBM i integration with BladeCenter® and System x® allows businesses to operate heterogeneous environments that include Intel®-compatible servers running Microsoft® Windows® or VMware® ESX applications in addition to core business applications on IBM i.
Stabilization announcement (March 2016)
The IBM i Integrated Server solution has been stabilized and will only be supporting the hardware and operating system versions that are currently listed in the iSCSI Solution Guide.
Details on the supported hardware models and operating system versions can be found at ibm.com/systems/power/software/i/integratedserver/guide/iscsi.html
Customers are recommended to instead leverage a Storwize V3700 or V7000 SANs via iSCSI or fiber channel attachment. Details on the alternative SAN solutions can be found at
Storwize V3700: ibm.com/systems/storage/disk/storwize_v3700/index.html
Storwize V7000: ibm.com/systems/storage/disk/storwize_v7000/index.html
Storage migration can be done using a X86 based techniques, for example, Windows Robocopy or some other Windows based backup/restore mechanisms, VMware storage VMotion or VMware vSphere replication etc. If additional assistance is required, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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