Blade Console Connectivity and Management
Escalating business needs are driving many enterprises to increase the computing power of their data centers. To this end, many enterprises are investing in blade servers. Blade servers not only provide easily scalable computing power, but also consume less space and require fewer cables in today’s often crowded data centers.
By 2009, 25 percent of all servers shipped will be blade servers, according to recent forecasts by marketing analysts IDC and Gartner. Some of today’s blade server vendors include IBM, HP, Dell, FSC, Fujitsu and Egenera. The earliest blade servers were only available with single processors. Today, most major blade server vendors offer blade servers with one, two, or four processors.
DSView® 3 management software provides you the benefit of Centralized Management of your GUI switches and attached Blades and Chassis. DSView 3 software gives you one common interface to access and manage console and power management appliances. It also provides secure access authentication, a failover hub and spoke architecture, event notifications, and access to IPMI-enabled servers.
Space savings – more computing power/servers per square foot
Simplified infrastructure and cabling – the blade chassis supplies redundant power and fans, reduces the need for external connections to individual blades and provides the framework for blades to easily snap in and out
Easily scalable – easily add more blade servers
Resilient – easily replace failed blade servers
Repair efficiency – schedule blade replacement rather then crisis replacement
Dynamic load handling – workloads can be dynamically assigned or reassigned to blade servers as needed. Blades can be automatically initialized to serve different applications as policies or workloads demand
Manageability features – management capabilities included in some models