Planning for deployment

Plan your BladeCenter S system network topology and determine which deployment tools to use to deploy operating system software, firmware, and drivers.

You can deploy your BladeCenter S system as an integrated solution for your enterprise. Within a single BladeCenter S chassis, you can mix and match applications and operating systems.

You can also get into more advanced management capabilities over the network. For example, you can use a spare blade server and the redeployment capabilities of IBM® Director to implement a "blade server RAID" concept. IBM Director and Remote Deployment Manager (RDM) can automatically image a spare blade server to replace a failed blade server, increasing capacity to handle peak workloads, within seconds.