The volume provisioning of blade server networking can be achieved with the use of templates. Users can define configuration parameters based on a desired type of workload with an existing enclosure and save as a configuration template. When new enclosures are added to the environment, the same configuration can be applied instantly and repeated at scale. In addition, multiple configuration templates, that are optimized for different workloads, can be composed for later deployments.
BNM is a software solution that can be deployed on any physical server or a virtual machine running Ubuntu Linux managed through a secured web interface. The BNM software framework is architected with open standards and is flexible to be incorporated into any existing infrastructure management software tools.
BNM communicates with blade networking switches through a RESTful interface. Blade switches can auto-discover the presence of BNM management agent and respond to offer extended software functionalities including auto provisioning of Multi Chassis Link Aggregation (MLAG).