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
I've heard tales of moving to IBM firmware, but it had to be everything - chassis, CMM, modules, all blades, etc. Mixing and matching leads to badness.