The advanced management module, is compatible with IBM® BladeCenter® H and HT units and with IBM BladeCenter E units that have an advanced management module installed. The appliance is a double-wide configuration that installs in two adjacent blade bays of the BladeCenter unit.

Note: Unless otherwise stated, references to the BladeCenter unit apply to all supported BladeCenter unit types.
This Installation and User's Guide provides information about:
  • Setting up the blade appliance
  • Starting and configuring the blade appliance
  • Performing basic troubleshooting of the blade appliance
  • Replacement parts for the blade appliance

Packaged with this document are resource CDs that help you to configure hardware and system software.

The blade appliance comes with a limited warranty. For information about the terms of the warranty and getting service and assistance, see the Warranty Information document for your blade appliance on the IBM Documentation CD.

The blade appliance might have features that are not described in the documentation that comes with the blade appliance, and the documentation might be updated occasionally to include information about those features, or technical updates might be available to provide additional information that is not included in the blade appliance documentation.

To download the latest blade appliance firmware, see Downloading the firmware image.

To check for updated documentation, go to You can obtain other up-to-date information about the blade appliance at

You can subscribe to information updates specific to your blade appliance at

The model number and serial number are on the ID label on the side of the control panel on the front of the blade appliance, and on a label on the side of the blade appliance that is visible when the blade appliance is not in the BladeCenter unit.
Note: The illustrations in this document might differ slightly from the hardware.
Graphic illustrating the DataPower XI50

A set of blank labels comes with the BladeCenter unit. When you install the blade appliance in the BladeCenter unit, write identifying information on a label and place the label on the BladeCenter unit bezel. See the documentation for your BladeCenter unit for recommended label placement.

Important: Do not place the label on the blade appliance itself or in any way block the ventilation holes on the blade appliance.