Question about IBM BladeCenter H Chassis, 9U Rack-mountable, Supports (14) Blades, MultiBurner, (2) 2900W PS (88524YU) Rack-Mountable Case

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Hi, i'm planing to install this used ibm BLAD server for a customer. But i'v never done it before. i would like to know: -it has 14 blades, bu i would like to install a single os using all the processor toghether, like a multi cpu server, since it will be used as a render farm, is it possible or i have to install a single os on each blade? -Wich kind of os can install? just server system or allso windows 7-xp 64bit? -Since it has 14 disks can they be configured as a unique raid 5? - each blade has a rj45 port, will i have to connect each port to a switch or just the chasiss ? - what is the included switch module used for? is one enaught for 14 blades or i need more? -it has 4 power supplyes of 2000w each, will the total power consuption 4000w right? will it be so high allso if no operation is performed? THX IN ADVANCE

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  • oloap88 Aug 03, 2010


    this software, as i understood is to manage SAN...

    i need to know:

    -can a blade system with a blade chassis and 14 blades run a sigle os that uses all the 14 cpus, ram and hd? or i need to install an os for each blade installed?

    - since each blade server has a hd installed foar a total of 14, can i configure them as a big RAID 5? otherwise how would them be shown under computer resources?

    -if raid 5 is not possible, can i configure a software raid using windows disk management?

    hope you can help me!




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