Information requirements

You will need the following information before you can configure the initial base configuration for your blade appliance.

  • During normal blade appliance operation, additional Ethernet interfaces might be available when using a VLAN. Use of a VLAN is not supported during initial blade appliance setup.
  • By default, the ETH1, ETH2, ETH7, and ETH9 Ethernet interfaces for the blade appliance are associated with BladeCenter H unit I/O-module bays 1, 2, 7, and 9, respectively. For additional information about how Ethernet interfaces are associated with I/O modules installed in the BladeCenter unit, see the blade server configuration information in the IBM BladeCenter Advanced Management Module User's Guide.