IBM BladeCenter

IBM BladeCenter


This beginner level hardware support course is intended for personnel who service and support the following IBM BladeCenter hardware:

  • IBM 8677
  • IBM 8850-LS20
  • IBM 8843-LS20
  • IBM 8832-HS20
  • IBM 8853-HS21
  • IBM 7870-HS22
  • IBM 7778-JS23
  • IBM 7778-J43
  • IBM 8852
  • IBM 8886/7779


Delegates must bring their own laptop to this course.

No prior knowledge of IBM BladeCenter hardware is required.


1 day.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Identify the different components and their functions within the Blade System
  • Perform Blade expansion and storage expansion upgrades
  • Compare the differences between the BladeCenter
  • Connect to the servers with their laptops to diagnose problems and use remote access
  • Use the Advanced Management interface to diagnose the BladeCenter
  • Perform concurrent replacement procedures with the aid of the server manuals
  • Download firmware and upgrade hardware microcode

Delegates will be provided with printed course handouts and a CD containing reference materials.

Course Content

An introduction to the IBM BladeCenter range of products

Theory of operation (comparisons)

Removal & installation procedures

Problem solving

Use of diagnostics and utility management

Virtual Courses

ALL of our courses can be delivered virtually! Our Bath public schedule courses are available as live virtual sessions, using the popular Zoom Virtual Classroom and remote labs. Delegates can test their access at:

On-Site Courses

Can't attend one of our public classes? Booking for multiple people?

All our courses are available on your site! Delivered for your staff, at your premises.

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