This information is intended to provide pre-installation instructions and recommendations to prepare the IBM BladeCenter S for Windows Essential Business Server (EBS). This white paper lists the preferred configuration and the tools needed to get the IBM BladeCenter S chassis ready for the EBS installation.

This information also documents post-installation tasks that add the management software and the plug-in for EBS, and the storage drivers required for multipath support for the RAID SAS Switch Modules (RSSM) included in this BC S configuration.

This information does not provide installation details for the EBS software itself because that is provided in the appropriate Microsoft documentation.