IBM has made backing up the Backing up the IBM PureFlex Flex Systems FC3171 8GB Fibre Channel SAN Switch quite easy. In fact, it can be done in just a few short steps.

To do this, log into the Flex System FIbre Channel Switch

In our case

Log in using your credentials

Go to Switch > Archive

Give the backup file a file name

Click Save

Enter a password to encrypt the backup and click ok

Your configuration is now backed up to be restored later.

31. July 2012 · Write a comment · Categories: PureFlex · Tags: , , , , ,

During our Lab workout today, we encountered a unique situation where the remote KVM would not function correctly on the Pure Flex Power Series P260 or P460 blades. Upon further digging, we found that for Power blades, the serial-over-LAN configuration must be disabled for the remote KVM to work.

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