To get things right.
Yes, it is possible to mix and match any 1855 and 1955 blades in one single enclosure
However, there are two small requirements.
- The DRAC/MC needs firmware 1.3 or later (everyone should upgrade to 1.3, even if you don't have any 1955 blades).
- You need the digital KVM modules, they rock, get them!
The 1955 blades plug-in during operations just as any 1855 blades would, you get a sensor detect and they power on just fine.
Printout from the DRAC/MC:
[Server Module Power Consumption Table]Cool!
<Slot#> <Server Name> <Blade Type> <Power State> <Current/Max Consumption>
1 Server-1 PE1855 ON 300/300W
2 Server-2 PE1855 ON 300/300W
3 Server-3 PE1855 ON 300/300W
4 Server-4 PE1855 ON 300/300W
5 Server-5 PE1855 ON 300/300W
6 Server-6 PE1855 ON 300/300W
7 Server-7 PE1855 ON 300/300W
8 Server-8 PE1955 ON 304/304W
9 Server-9 PE1955 ON 304/304W
10 Server-10 N/A N/A N/A