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HP ProLiant BL480c Server Blade - Overview

Product description

With a combination of Enterprise-Class features, performance and scalability, the ProLiant BL480c is the first blade of its kind able to support a wider variety of demanding applications and virtualized environments from database to web applications.

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Product features

Feature
Description
Processors 1
Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5400 Series
  • Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor X5470 (3.33 GHz, 120 W, 1333 FSB)

  • Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor X5460 (3.16 GHz, 120 W, 1333 FSB)

  • Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor X5450 (3.00 GHz, 120 W, 1333 FSB)

  • Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor E5450 (3.00 GHz, 80 W, 1333 FSB)

  • Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor E5440 (2.83 GHz, 80 W, 1333 FSB)

  • Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor E5430 (2.66 GHz, 80 W, 1333 FSB)

  • Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor E5420 (2.50 GHz, 80 W, 1333 FSB)*

  • Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor E5410 (2.33 GHz, 80 W, 1333 FSB)

  • Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor E5405 (2.00 GHz, 80 W, 1333 FSB)*

Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5400 Series Low Voltage
  • Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor L5420 (2.50 GHz, 50 W, 1333 FSB)*

Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5300 Series
  • Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor X5365 (3.00 GHz, 120 W, 1333 FSB)

  • Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor X5355 (2.66 GHz, 120 W, 1333 FSB)

  • Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor E5345 (2.33 GHz, 80 W, 1333 FSB)

  • Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor E5335 (2.00 GHz, 80 W, 1333 FSB)*

  • Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor E5320 (1.86 GHz, 80 W, 1066 FSB)

  • Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor E5310 (1.60 GHz, 80 W, 1066 FSB)

Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5300 Series Low Voltage
  • Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor L5335 (2.00 GHz, 50 W, 1333 FSB)*

  • Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor L5320 (1.86 GHz, 50 W, 1066 FSB)*

Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5200 Series
  • Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor X5260 (3.33 GHz, 80 W, 1333 FSB)

Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5200 Series Low Voltage
  • Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor L5240 (3.00 GHz, 1333 FSB, 40 W)

Upgradeability
Upgradeable to dual processors
Cache memory
  • 1x6MB Level 2 cache memory (5200 Series)

  • 2x4MB Level 2 cache memory (5300 Series)

  • 2x6MB Level 2 cache memory (5400 Series)

Chipset
Intel 5000P chipset
Memory 2
Type
PC2-5300 Fully buffered DIMMs (DDR2-667) running at 533 MHz
Standard
2GB (2 x 1GB)
4GB (4 x 1GB)
Maximum
64GB (8 x 8GB) or (6 x 8GB + 4 x 4GB )
Network adapter
  • Embedded NC373i multifunction gigabit network adapters with TCP/IP offload engineembedded

  • NC326i dual port gigabit NICs

  • (1) Additional 10/100 NIC dedicated to iLO 2 management

Expansion slots
Three mezzanine slots (Accommodates one type I mezzanine card and two type II mezzanine cards)
Integrated manageability
Integrated Lights-Out 2 (iLO 2) Standard Blade Edition (Integrated on motherboard)
Storage controller
Smart Array P400i Controller
256MB memory module supports RAID 0/1/5
Available upgrades: Battery-Backed Write Cache (BBWC) or 512MB memory module with BBWC (Both upgrades support RAID 0/1/5/6)
Maximum internal storage
Hot plug Serial Attach SCSI (SAS)
584GB SAS
4 x 146GB serial SCSI
Hot plug Serial ATA (SATA)
240GB SATA
4 x 60GB serial ATA
Graphics
Integrated ATI RN-50 1280 x 1024 x 16M color (32MB DDR1 memory)
Fibre Channel on theHP ProLiant BL480c server blade
Two optional Fibre Channel HBAs are supported by the HP ProLiant BL480c. Both mezzanine circuit boards connect directly to the server blade system board. These Fibre Channel HBAs are available via option kits ordered separately.
Compatible SAN
  • HP ProLiant BL480c server blades are optimized for HP StorageWorks MSA, EVA, and XP

  • HP ProLiant BL480c server blades are compatible with select 3rd party SANs.

Availability
  • Dual-Port Fibre Channel Mezzanine Card for redundant SAN connection

  • Four Hot-Plug SAS/SATA hard drive bays and integrated RAID (Smart Array P400i) controller on every server blade (BBWC is optional.)

  • Redundant ROM on each server blade

  • ECC memory

  • Network adapter teaming (Network fault tolerance, transmit load balancing, Switch-Assisted load balancing

Security
  • Power-On password

  • Administrator's password

  • iLO 2 has 12 customizable user accounts and SSL encryption

  • iLO 2 can be disabled via a global setting

Factory express portfolio for servers and storage
HP Factory express offers configuration, customization, integration and deployment services for HP servers and storage products. Users can choose how their factory solutions are built, tested, integrated, shipped and deployed.
  • Factory express offers service packages for simple configuration, racking, installation, complex configuration and design services as well as individual factory services, such as image loading, asset tagging, and custom packaging.

  • HP products supported through factory express include a wide array of servers and storage: HP Integrity, HP ProLiant, HP ProLiant Server Blades, HP BladeSystem, HP 9000 servers as well as the MSA1000, VA7xxx, EVA, XP, rackable tape libraries and configurable network switches.

RoHS Compliant
For Resellers in countries/regions with RoHS legislation (Eg. EU, China, etc.) The use of the noted material in a solution and subsequent resale of that solution will result in the solution no longer meeting the requirements of RoHS legislation.
SmartStart
  • SmartStart is a tool that simplifies single server setup, providing a rapid way to deploy reliable and consistent server configurations.

  • SmartStart 7.50 and later can now deploy the HP ProLiant BL480c using the I/O port with an attached USB CD-ROM device.

  • To obtain a copy of SmartStart for users blade server order or download users copy from the SmartStart web site.

Insight control data center edition
Insight Control Data Center Edition delivers foundation management for HP BladeSystem lifecycles, including hardware resource deployment, health monitoring, software version control, performance monitoring, and vulnerability scanning and patch management.
Installs the following components by default using the Wizard-Based integrated installer:
  • HP Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

  • Rapid Deployment Pack (RDP)

  • Performance Management Pack

  • Vulnerability and Patch Management Pack

Additional ProLiant essentials software and management tools included on the insight control data center edition DVD can be installed manually.
  • Virtualization Management Suite

  • Workload Management Pack

  • HP Open Service Event Manager

  • HP Instant Support Enterprise Edition

Unified Core Services and Flexible Software Extensions
HP SIM
HP SIM provides a unified, secure and extensible standards-based environment to centrally manage servers, storage and other infrastructure devices, (Both HP and non-HP) across multiple operating system platforms.
ProLiant essentials RDP
RDP extends HP SIM with a complete deployment solution for HP ProLiant blade servers. RDP provides a central location to configure server hardware, deploy Windows, Linux and VMware ESX operating environments and install HP ProLiant Support Pack drivers using images and scripted profiles.
ProLiant essentials performance management pack
ProLiant essentials performance management pack detects, analyzes, and explains hardware bottlenecks on HP ProLiant servers, HP Integrity servers and shared storage.
The vulnerability and patch management pack
The vulnerability and patch management pack integrates and simplifies the assessment and remediation of operating system vulnerabilities into HP SIM for Windows and Linux platforms.
Insight management agents
The insight management agents should be installed on all HP servers to present system instrumentation, health and configuration information into HP SIM and the HP system management homepage. The HP system management homepage aggregates systems data from insight management agents and other HP management tools, providing a consolidated Browser-Based interface for managing individual servers.
Insight management agents and The HP system management homepage are included on ProLiant support packs, and can also be installed using the server profiles provided with the ProLiant essentials RDP
Subscriber's choice
Subscriber's Choice Driver and Support Alerts/Notifications is a web-based email subscription service that provides software and driver change notifications for ProLiant products.
ProLiant support packs and ROMPaq, software
For the latest software, drivers, and firmware fully optimized and tested for users ProLiant server and options, available through ProLiant support packs the ProLiant essentials RDP, SmartStart or downloaded from software and drivers.
Optional ProLiant essentials value packs
Optional software offerings that selectively extend the functionality of an adaptive infrastructure to address specific business problems and needs:
  • iLO Select Pack

    Upgrades the iLO processor with scripted and command line virtual media, Power Regulator reporting and enterprise security

  • Intelligent Networking Pack

    Detects and analyzes network bottlenecks or broken network linkages and steers traffic to the optimum route based on network conditions, plus it provides an extra layer of protection. The virus throttle feature of the solution slows the propagation of fast spreading virus.

  • Virtualization Management Software

    Get the most out of server virtualization by unifying the management of physical and virtual servers in HP SIM. The virtual machine management pack Plug-In provides central management and control of VMware and Microsoft virtual machines and provides physical host to virtual machine association. The server migration pack Plug-In automates the manual task of migrating servers between physical or virtual platforms.

  • Workload Management Pack

    Provides easier management of complex environments, improving overall server utilization and enabling Windows 2000 users for the first time to confidently deploy multiple applications on a single multiprocessor ProLiant server.

NOTE:
  1. Intel 5300, 5100, and 5000 series processors are 64-bit and support Intel VT. Intel 5100 and 5000 series processors are Dual-Core; Intel 5300 series processors are Quad-Core. Intel 5000 series processors support hyper threading.
      • For the Intel 5300 series, the letter preceding the model number indicates theperformance/W of the processor. X denotes High Performance/W; E denotes EnterprisePerformance/W (Mainstream); and L denotes Lower W.
      • Offered through CTO or specials only
  2. Memory must be installed in pairs.
  3. Directive 2002/95/EC restricts the use of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, PBBs and PBDEs in electronic products. Countries/regions outside the EU, eg. China, are introducing similar legislation. References to RoHS legislation means requirements of Directive 2002/95/EC or to similar substance restriction legislation enacted by any country/region outside the EU.

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Software overview

Feature
Description
OS support
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, Standard Edition

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, Standard x64 Edition

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, Web Edition

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, Enterprise Edition

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, Enterprise x64 Edition

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9

  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10

Supported software options
  • VMware Virtualization Software

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux and management bundle for HP BladeSystems

Intelligent manageability 1
iLO 2 Standard Blade Edition (iLO 2)
  • Virtual KVM(Text and Graphical modes)

  • Virtual Media (CD ROM ,floppy and USB flash drive)

  • Virtual Power Button Control

  • Integrated Remote Console Embedded system health Blade power consumption reading Browser, command line and scripted access

  • Dedicated LAN Connectivity

  • Automatic IP Configuration via DHCP/DNS/WINS

  • Industry Standard RC4, 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Secure Shell (SSH) Security

  • IML and iLO Event Logging

  • Support for 12 user accounts with customizable access

Upgrade to HP ProLiant Essentials iLO Select Pack for the following features:
  • Power regulator reporting

  • Virtual Media (Command line and scripted Multi-Server)

  • Enterprise security (Includes directory services and two-factor authentication)

NOTE:
  1. Advanced features such as graphical remote console and browser accessible virtual floppy/CD-ROM are included with the BL c-Class server.

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