This workshop provides an in-depth understanding of IBM's design and technology concepts for the BladeCenter S chassis and its components, to include integrated storage capabilities.

With a combination of lecture materials and remote lab exercises, this workshop presents a detailed technical introduction of the BladeCenter S architectural features. This course introduces and discusses the various management options available for the BladeCenter S chassis, the Advanced Management Module's web-interface and functions, as well as troubleshooting and installation considerations. This course also introduces the Storage Configuration Manager, and provides technical instructions on creating user-defined zone configurations and pre-defined zone configurations for the BladeCenter S chassis integrating Disk Storage Module(s) to achieve SAN like functions. Remote labs cover identifying the BladeCenter S environment, configuration of the BladeCenter S chassis using the Advanced Management Module with the I/O module initial configuration, basic enablement of external ports, single disk storage module configuration, and a pre-defined zone configuration. In addition you will build a user-defined zone configuration using the Storage Configuration Manager and learn how to manage a BladeCenter S environment.

Target Audience:

This is an advanced course for individuals who are involved in the planning, installation, configuration and upgrading of IBM BladeCenter solutions in their environments including SMB.


The pre-requisite for this course is IBM BladeCenter Fundamentals (XTR30). It is also recommended that you have some level of technical experience with x86-based computer hardware, and Windows or Linux operating systems.


  • BladeCenter S - Introduction
  • BladeCenter S - Hardware Overview
  • BladeCenter S - Systems Management with Advanced Management Module
  • BladeCenter S - Disk Storage Module featuring IBM SAS Connectivity Module and IBM Storage Configuration Manager
  • BladeCenter S - Installation Considerations and Troubleshooting

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