800XA Vertualization using IBM Blade server
We are planning for 800xa system upgrade from 5.0SP2 to 800xa 6.0. Using VMware and Blade servers.
Any one in the grouph help on the IBM BladeCenter-S solution. If anyother Blade solution is supported ?
ABB has certified a range of servers from different vendors, HP Blade Center being one of them.
Blade and ESX may not have been tested together since you often choose either of, not both. However, if VMWare support blade technology, 800xA will also, implicitly.
IBM BladeCenter S solution is propossed by Shell , for High avilablilty and reliability.
So it wil have support Vmotion , Hotswap and storage space etc.
Customer is requesting ABB to use the IBM Bladecenter S with IBM BladeCenter HS23 ( Run all 800xa server as VM ).
Same hardware is used by Honeywell DCS (Exi 5.0 - vmware )
Source: 800xa 6.0