1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 29, 2009 5:44 PM by Dan_O RSS

What to do with an old blade server?

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OK, So I have a client with a SBCE blade server populated with SBXD62 and SBXD132 blades.  Obviously, new development, drivers, and upgrades are not going to be available for this product.  Is there anything I can do to avoid the clients ire?  I know that it was co-developed with IBM and (not too strangely) has IBM identifiers on all the PCBs.  I also know that Intel (when they still had links to the support pages) said "Thou Shalt Not Re-flash With Any Other Manufacturers Firmware"  under pain of, well, pain.  In reality, if the SBXD132 is functionally the same as a HS21 and my choice is throwing away perfectly good servers, is there anything I can do to convert to IBM code to get a little more life out of the products?  Please bear in mind that as a long time Intel reseller, this is just one on a number of times that I've been burned by specing Intel top end products only to have the rug pulled out from under me.  I know what the official Intel line is, but can anyone help me with this quandary?  Thanks, Mike Morgan

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