The Ultimate Guide for Blade Server Resources

Happy Halloween!  As new blade server content is lacking in the market, I thought I would wrap up this month with an updated list of blade server resources for Cisco, Dell, HPE and Lenovo blade servers.


Blade Server Home Page UCS B-Series Home Page
UCS X-Series Home Page
Product Data Sheets Cisco UCS 6536 Fabric Interconnect Data Sheet

Cisco UCS X440p PCle Node Data Sheet

Cisco UCS X210c M6 Compute Node Data Sheet

Cisco UCS X9508 Chassis Data Sheet

Product Technical Specs Cisco UCS X210c M6 Compute Node Memory Guide

Cisco UCS 6536 Fabric Interconnect Spec Sheet

Cisco UCS 9108 25G Intelligent Fabric Module Spec Sheet

Cisco UCS 9108 100G Intelligent Fabric Module Spec Sheet

Cisco UCS X440p PCIe Node Spec Sheet

Cisco UCS X9508 Chassis Spec Sheet

Cisco UCS X210c Compute Node Spec Sheet

Management Tools USC Manager Data Sheet
Cisco Intersight Data Sheet
UCS Platform Emulator Download
Configuration Tools Cisco Commerce Website (requires login)
Installation Guides Cisco UCS X9508 Server Chassis Installation Guide

Cisco UCS X440p PCIe Node Installation and Service Guide

Cisco UCS X210c M6 Compute Node Installation and Service Note

Cisco UCS X10c Front Mezzanine GPU Module Installation and Service Guide

Power Estimation Tool UCS Power Calculator
(note: UCS X-Series is listed under “modular”)
Support Site Open TAC Case Online
Community Support

Dell Technologies

Blade Server Home Page Modular Infrastructure Home
Spec Sheets MX7000 Spec Sheet
MX750c Spec Sheet
Technical Guides MX7000 Technical Guide

MX750c Technical Guide

Management Tools OpenManage Modular

Hands-On Labs

OpenManage Enterprise
OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter
Configuration Tools Build and Configure PowerEdge Blade Servers
Power Estimation Tool Enterprise Infrastructure Planning Tool
Support Site Support Home
Create Online Support Ticket
Community Support


Blade Server Home Page BladeSystem
Management Tools HPE Onboard Administrator
Synergy Management
Configuration Tools One Config Simple (OCS)
Synergy Configuration and Compatibility Guide
Power Calculator HPE Power Advisor
Support Site Enterprise Support Center (requires login)


Blade Server Home Page Flex System
Data Sheets Lenovo ThinkSystem SN550 V2 Server

ThinkSystem SN850

Product Guides Lenovo ThinkSystem SN850 Server (Xeon SP Gen 2)

Lenovo ThinkSystem SN550 Server (Xeon SP Gen 2)

Management Tools Flex System Chassis Management Module
Configuration Tools Data Center Advisor & Configuration Tool
Power Estimation Tool Lenovo Enterprise Systems Data Center Planning
Support Site Enterprise Chassis Support Home

Since vendors tend to move their sites without notice if you find a dead link, please let me know.  If you have other sites that you think are worthy to remember, email me.

Kevin Houston is the founder of With over 24 years of experience in the x86 server marketplace Kevin has a vast array of competitive x86 server knowledge and certifications as well as an in-depth understanding of VMware virtualization. He has worked at Dell Technologies since August 2011 and is a Principal Engineer supporting the East Enterprise Region and is also a CTO Ambassador for the Office of the CTO at Dell Technologies.

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