I have a couple of questions about blade servers.
1) Is the general idea that all individual blades appear as a single 'system'?
2) If 1) is true then would a chassis with two blades with 2 cpus each, 1GB of memory, and 1 40GB drive appear as a system with 4 cpus, 2GB of memory, and 2 disks sda and sbb?
3) How does each blade server talk with each other? I would assume via chassis backplane.
4) Does the chassis/backplane deal with all the clustering or is there software needed to make all the blades appear as a single machine?
I have a chance to pick up a chassis and two blades for a great price and I was wondering how easy would it be to install Cent OS 5 or FC7 on it?