Technical white paper

Running Linux on HPE Integrity Superdome X

Executive summary

The purpose of this white paper is to facilitate the successful deployment and configuration of Linux operating systems on an HPE Integrity Superdome X with HPE Superdome BL920s Gen8 and Gen9 Server Blades. It includes a description of recommended HPE hardware and software components for HPE Integrity Superdome X and best practices you may use when deploying Linux - specifically Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

Overview of HPE Integrity Superdome X with HPE BL920s Gen8 and BL920s Gen9 Server Blades

The following section provides an overview of the hardware and software requirements for the HPE Integrity Superdome X with HPE Superdome BL920s Gen8 and Gen9 Server Blades.

Hardware requirements and features

HPE BladeSystem Superdome Enclosure is the building block for Superdome X. Each compute enclosure supports 15 fans, 12 power supplies, associated power cords, and four HPE Crossbar Fabric Modules (XFMs). Configurations of one-to-eight mission-critical, scalable x86 blades can be populated in an enclosure with support for hard partitions (HPE nPars) containing one, two, three, four, six, or eight blades. Multiple nPars of different sizes are supported within a single enclosure. This partitioning flexibility allows the servers to be right sized for any workload.