Recommended bill of materials (BOM) configuration

This bill of materials list is a recommended configuration that you can use as a guideline for a standard Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (EBS) installation.

Many variations can be used including other blades that support Windows 2008. HS12s were selected because they provide Hot-Swap drives which enhances serviceability. The Intelligent Copper Pass-thru Module was selected because it requires little or no configuration and allows the EBS Security server to be easily configured for two separate networks which is an EBS requirement. The additional Storage required by the Management and Messaging server is enhanced with the presence of the RSSMs as opposed to the standard SAS switches. The RSSMs provide full multipath support and the ability to provision storage to the blades in a granular manner.

BC S hardware configuration

Part number Description Quantity
88861MU IBM Bladecenter S Chassis with 2x950/1450W PSU, Rackable 1
43W3581 IBM BladeCenter S 6-Disk Storage Module 1
43X0802 IBM 300GB 3.5in 15K HS SAS HDD 0
43W7524 IBM 146GB 15K 3.5in HS SAS HDD 6
43W3582 IBM BladeCenter S 950W/1450W Auto-Sensing Power Supplies 3 and 4 1
43W3584 IBM BladeCenter S SAS RAID Controller Module 2
44W4483 Intelligent Copper Pass-thru Module for IBM BladeCenter 1
Blade server configuration:
802845U HS12, Xeon Quad Core X3353 80W 2.66GHz/1333MHz/12MB L2, 2x1GB, 3
46C0512 4GB (2 x 2 GB) PC2-5300 CL5 ECC DDR2 667MHz SR VLP RDIMM 3
43W7535 IBM 73 GB 10K SAS 2.5in SFF Slim-HS HDD 6
39Y9190 SAS Expansion Card (CFFv) for IBM BladeCenter 3

The table above meets the minimum required hardware. Depending on storage requirements, a second Disk Storage Module might be necessary as well as more drives or larger drives.