HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server Blade

QuickSpecs
HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server Blade
Overview
Redefining the term "entry-level" in the blade market, the BL420c Gen8 provides breakthrough server blade economics for essential
enterprise workloads.
1. Access panel
2. Cache module connector
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Two (2) PCIe 3.0 mezzanine I/O expansion slots
FlexibleLOM Adapter
MicroSDHC card connector
FlexibleLOM connectors (2) supporting one (1) FlexibleLOM
Adapter
Up to two (2) Intel® Xeon® E5-2400 series processors
Internal USB 2.0 connector and Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
connectors
9. HP c-Class Blade SUV (Serial, USB, VGA) connector
10. Two (2) small form factor (SFF) hot-plug drive bays
11. SAS controller
12. Twelve (12) DDR3 DIMM memory slots (6 per processor)
What's New
Support for HP 6G SATA ME 2.5in SC EM SSD
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server Blade
Standard Features
NOTE: This document covers the HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8 server blade only. For information on HP BladeSystems c-Class Platinum
Enclosures and HP BladeSystem c-Class Interconnect and Mezzanine Components, please see the following:
HP BladeSystem c-Class Enclosures QuickSpecs:
HP BladeSystem c3000 Platinum Enclosure QuickSpecs at
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12790_na/12790_na.html
HP BladeSystem c7000 Platinum Enclosure QuickSpecs at
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12810_na/12810_na.html
HP BladeSystem c-Class Interconnect and Mezzanine Components at
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/blades/components/c-class-interconnects.html
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/blades/components/c-class-adapters.html
NOTE: For proper BladeSystem operation, the minimum required versions of HP Onboard Administrator and HP Virtual Connect are
required and available via the HP Service Pack for ProLiant, please see http://www.hp.com/go/spp/download.
NOTE: For the Standard Features shipped in the "Factory Integrated Models", please see the "Configuration Information - Factory
Integrated Models" section.
Processor
Eight-Core Processors
One of the following
Intel® Xeon® E5-2470 (2.3GHz/8-core/20MB/95W) Processor
depending on Model
Intel® Xeon® E5-2450 (2.1GHz/8-core/20MB/95W) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5-2450L (1.8GHz/8-core/20MB/70W) Processor
Six-Core Processors
Intel® Xeon® E5-2440 (2.4GHz/6-core/15MB/95W) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5-2430 (2.2GHz/6-core/15MB/95W) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5-2430L (2.0GHz/6-core/15MB/60W) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5-2420 (1.9GHz/6-core/15MB/95W) Processor
Quad-Core Processors
Intel® Xeon® E5-2407 (2.2GHz/4-core/10MB/80W) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5-2403 (1.8GHz/4-core/10MB/80W) Processor
Cache Memory
One of the following
depending on Model
20MB shared L3 cache
NOTE: For Eight-core processors.
15MB shared L3 cache
NOTE: For Six-core processors.
10MB shared L3 cache
NOTE: For Quad-core processors.
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Chipset
Intel® C600 Series Chipset
Intel® E5-2400 Processor Family
NOTE: For more information regarding Intel chipsets, please see the following:
http://www.intel.com/products/server/chipsets/.
Upgradeability
Upgradeable to two (2) processors
On System Management
Chipset
HP iLO (Firmware: HP iLO 4)
NOTE: For more information, visit: http://www.hp.com/go/ilo
Memory Protection
Advanced ECC
Memory Online Spare Mode (Rank Spare Mode)
Memory Lockstep Mode
Memory
One of the following
depending on Model
Type
HP SmartMemory
DDR3 Load Reduced (LRDIMM), Registered (RDIMM), or Unbuffered ECC
(UDIMM)
Standard (Pre-configured 12GB (3 x 4GB) DDR3 1333MHz RDIMMs at 1.35V
Models)
24GB (6 x 4GB) DDR3 1600MHz RDIMMs at 1.5V
Maximum (LRDIMM)
384GB (12 x 32GB) up to 1333MHz at 1.35V
Maximum (RDIMM)
192GB (12 x 16GB) up to 1600MHz at 1.5V
192GB (12 x 16GB) up to 1333MHz at 1.35V
Maximum (UDIMM)
96GB (12 x 8GB) UDIMMs up to 1333MHz at 1.35V
NOTE: To realize the performance memory capabilities listed in this document, HP SmartMemory is
required.
NOTE: Please see QuickSpecs for technical specifications and additional information at
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14225_div/14225_div.html.
NOTE: HP memory from previous generation servers are not fully compatible with Smart Memory features
in Gen8 Servers.
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Network Controller
One of the following
depending on Model
NOTE: Supports one of the following FlexibleLOMs and iLO Management.
One (1) HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLB FlexibleLOM
NOTE: Supports FCoE, Flex-10, TCP/IP offload engine, hardware-based accelerated iSCSI, iSCSI boot, and
autosensing 10Gb/1Gb Ethernet.
NOTE: Each port is autosensing 1Gb/10Gb, and can interoperate with 1Gb HP BladeSystem c-Class
interconnect components. Both ports will operate at the same speed.
NOTE: FlexFabric capabilities require the use of an HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric module. Fibre Channel
over Ethernet (FCoE) is supported with the HP 10GbE Pass-Thru Module, HP 6120XG Blade Switch with the
CEE license installed, HP Cisco B22HP Fabric Extender and HP Cisco B22HP Fabric Extender with 16 FET for
BladeSystem c-Class. Learn more at www.hp.com/go/virtualconnect.
One (1) HP Flex-10 10Gb 2-port 530FLB FlexibleLOM
One (1) HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 560FLB FlexibleLOM
One (1) HP Ethernet 1Gb 2-port 361FLB FlexibleLOM
NOTE: FlexibleLOMs are not compatible with prior generation c-Class server blades
Standard iLO Network Controller:
One (1) 10/100 Mbps port for the HP iLO 4 On System Management Chipset
One (1) 10/100 Mbps port for the HP iLO 4 to Onboard Administrator link. The Onboard Administrator (with
10/100/1000 Mbps) to BladeSystem link is 1Gbps.
Expansion Slots
Two (2) I/O expansion mezzanine slots:
X8 PCIe 3.0 Type A (supports Type A mezzanine cards) (expansion slot 1).
NOTE: This expansion slot supports dual-port mezzanine cards: one port is routed to interconnect
module bay 3 and the other to bay 4.
x16 PCIe 3.0 Type B (supports Type A and Type B mezzanine cards (expansion slot 2).
NOTE: This expansion slot supports dual-port and quad-port mezzanine cards. For dual-port cards,
one port is routed to interconnect module bay 5 and the other to bay 6. For quad-port cards, one
port is routed to interconnect module bay 5, one to bay 6, one to bay 7, and one to bay 8.
NOTE: A second processor must be installed (in processor slot 2) to have access to the second
expansion slot (expansion slot 2).
Mezzanine card options include:
Dual-port 10Gb FlexFabric,10Gb Flex-10, 10GbE options, and quad-port 1Gb Ethernet server
adapter mezzanine options for additional network ports
Dual-port 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA for SAN connectivity
QDR and FDR InfiniBand for low latency and high bandwidth server interconnectivity
I/O accelerator mezzanine options for high transaction rate local storage
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HP Server ROM
HP ROM (read only memory) is now digitally signed using HP's Corporate Signing Service. This signature is
verified before the flash process starts, reducing accidental programming and preventing malicious efforts
to corrupt system ROM.
HP ROM provides for essential initialization and validation of hardware components before control is
passed to the customer-installed operating system. The ROM also provides the capability of booting from
various fixed media (HDD, CD-ROM) and removable media (USB), to continue operation to the operating
system.
HP ROM performs very early configuration of the video controller, to allow monitoring of initialization
progress via an attached monitor. If configuration or hardware errors are discovered during this early
phase of hardware initialization, suitable messages are now displayed on the connected monitor.
Additionally, these configuration or hardware errors are logged to the Integrated Management Log (IML) to
assist in diagnosis.
HP's ProLiant ROM is used to configure the following:
Processor and chipset status registers
System memory, memory map, and memory initialization
System hardware configuration (integrated PCI devices and optional PCIe cards).
Customer-specific BIOS configuration using the HP ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU).
NOTE: For further information, please refer to HP's RBSU (ROM based setup utility) user guide:
www.hp.com/support/rbsu
Storage Controller
One of the following
depending on Model
One (1) HP Smart Array P220i Controller with 512MB FBWC, (RAID 0 and 1)
NOTE: Upgradeable firmware with recovery ROM.
NOTE: The HP Smart Array P220i supports two (2) small form factor (SFF) hot
plug drive bays.
One (1) HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i Controller (SATA RAID 0 and 1
standard; SAS RAID 0 and 1 standard on preconfigured models and optional
with SAS License Key upgrade on Configure-to-Order models)
NOTE: HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i supports two (2) small form factor (SFF)
hot plug drive bays.
NOTE: The server supports up to a combined total of two (2) FBWC supercap
options.
Available Options: Smart Array Advanced Pack Software for enhanced
performance, reliability, availability, and security of system data, SAS License
Key (RAID 0 and 1) and HP 512MB FBWC for B-Series Smart Array.
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Maximum Internal
Storage
Hot Plug SFF SAS
2.0TB
2 x 1.0TB
Hot Plug SFF SATA
2.0TB
2 x 1.0TB
Hot Plug SFF SAS SSD
1.6TB
2 x 800GB
Hot Plug SFF SATA SSD
1.6TB
2 x 800GB
NOTE: The ProLiant BL420c Gen8 server includes the new HP hot plug small form factor (SFF) SmartDrive
carrier for enhanced management and reduced maintenance errors. HP drives from previous generation
servers are not compatible with the ProLiant BL420c Gen8 drive bays.
Interfaces
Micro SDHC Slot
One (1) internal Micro Secure Digital High Capacity (Micro SDHC) card slot
USB 2.0 Port
One (1) internal USB 2.0 connector for USB flash media drive keys
NOTE: The above options are for integrated hypervisor virtualization environments needing a low cost
boot solution with the highest performance and reliability.
Industry Standard
Compliance
ACPI 2.0
Microsoft® Logo certifications
USB 2.0 Support
IPMI 2.0
Secure Digital 2.0
TPM 1.2 Support
IEEE (specific IEEE standards dependant on Ethernet adapter card(s) installed)
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES)
SNMP
SSL 2.0
DMTF Systems Management Architecture for Server Hardware Command Line Protocol (SMASH CLP)
Active Directory v1.0
PCIe 3.0
Operating Systems and
Virtualization Software
Support for ProLiant
Servers
Microsoft Windows Server
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)
Oracle Solaris
VMware
NOTE: For more information on HP's Certified and Supported ProLiant Servers for OS and Virtualization
Software and latest listing of software drivers available for your server, please visit our Support Matrix at:
http://www.hp.com/go/ossupport and our driver download page
http://www.hp.com/support/BL420cGen8
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server Blade
Standard Features
Enclosures
HP offers two different c-Class server blade enclosures to meet your individual needs:
The HP BladeSystem c7000 rack enclosure is 10U high and holds up to sixteen (16) ProLiant BL420c
Gen8 servers plugged vertically.
The HP BladeSystem c3000 rack enclosure is 6U high and holds up to eight (8) HP ProLiant BL420c
Gen8 servers plugged horizontally.
Server blades, storage blades, interconnect modules, power supplies, fans, and redundant Onboard
Administrator modules are all designed to fit into the c3000 and c7000 enclosures.
NOTE: For additional enclosure information, please see:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/blades/components/enclosures/c-class/index.html
Graphics
Integrated Matrox G200 video standard
1280 x 1024 (32 bpp)
1920 x 1200 (16 bpp)
HP iLO 4 On System Management Memory
16 MB Flash
256 MB DDR 3 with ECC (112 MB after ECC and video)
Form Factor
HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8 is a half-height server blade that plugs into the HP BladeSystem c3000 and
c7000 enclosures.
On System Management
HP iLO Management
Engine
HP iLO Management Engine is a comprehensive set of embedded management
features supporting the complete lifecycle of the server, from initial
deployment, through ongoing management, to service alerting and remote
support. HP iLO Management Engine comes standard on all HP ProLiant Gen8
servers. The HP iLO Management Engine portfolio includes:
HP iLO: The HP iLO (Integrated Lights-Out) management processor is
the core foundation for the HP iLO Management Engine.
HP Agentless Management: Provides built in server health monitoring
and alerting capability without OS agents, that starts working the
moment a power cord and an Ethernet cable are connected.
HP Active Health System Always on, continuous monitoring for
increased stability and shorter downtimes; 100% configuration history;
Health and service alerts and easy export and upload to Service and
Support.
HP Intelligent Provisioning: lets customers provision and configure a
single server without any separate media. No more SmartStart CDs or
firmware DVD are needed.
To start Intelligent Provisioning:
Press the F10 key during the ProLiant Gen8 server boot
process (also known as power on self test or POST).
Please go to the Intelligent Provisioning website at
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www.hp.com/go/intelligentprovisioning for additional
information and to view usage videos.
Use the Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) at
www.hp.com/go/spp to get firmware and software
updates.
HP iLO Mobile App: Enables the ability to access, deploy, and manage
your server anytime from anywhere from select smartphones and
mobile devices. For additional information please visit:
www.hp.com/go/ilo/mobileapp
NOTE: For more information, visit: http://www.hp.com/go/ilo or HP iLO
Management Engine technologies whitepaper
HP Insight management
software
HP Service Pack for
ProLiant (SPP)
HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) and HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM)
version 5 provide a new, comprehensive approach to firmware and system
software maintenance. Together they provide better operating stability and
ensure maximum uptime. The SPP will be updated at a predictable cadence,
typically coinciding with new HP server hardware launches. By enabling all
firmware to be updated online and integrating firmware and system software
updates in one operation HP SUM and the SPP offer faster updates of
individual servers and dramatically faster updates of entire BladeSystem
enclosures. Further improving system uptime and stability is the fact that HP
provides 12 months of support on each Service Pack for ProLiant.
The user experience around HP SUM and the SPP has been improved in several
ways, starting with the web download. A single web page provides access to a
single download containing both the latest version of HP SUM version 5 and
the latest SPP. Optional smaller subsets with only specific types of servers or
specific operating systems are offered to save on download time. The HP SUM
application has been re-written to provide a more straightforward, intuitive
user interface that guides the user through the steps of discovery, analyses
and update, providing comprehensive information on available updates,
criticality and interdependencies. This information is also available in reports.
By providing the option of multiple local or shared repositories which can be
easily updated from hp.com, HP SUM provides the tools to optimize stability
and consistency throughout the company. While HP SUM and the SPP will
recommend the combinations of firmware and system software that HP has
found to be the best practice, the application gives customers the flexibility to
set their own specific baseline.
The Service Pack for ProLiant has been rigorously tested with specific
attention for interaction between firmware, drivers and agents both within the
server as well as in interaction with the BladeSystem enclosure components
(Onboard Administrator and Virtual Connect). This testing ensures the highest
quality as well as providing the input for HP SUM to deploy updates taking into
account all interdepencies, when determining the correct updates and order of
update deployment.
NOTE: The Service Pack for ProLiant (which includes HP SUM 5) can be
downloaded from www.hp.com/go/spp/download. More information can be
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found: www.hp.com/go/spp and http://www.hp.com/go/hpsum
Security
Availability
Power-on password
Administrator's password
Keyboard password (QuickLock)
HP iLO 4 On System Management Chipset with:
SSL encryption
Secure Shell version 2
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) on browser,
CLP and XML scripting interface
AES and RC4 encryption of video
External USB port enable/disable
Serial interface control
TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 1.2 option
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard-New Instructions (AES-NI)
Memory
Advanced ECC uses single device data correction (SDDC) to detect and correct single and all multi-bit
error that occurs within a single DRAM chip. Both x4 and x8 SDDC are supported (x8 requires
lockstep mode).
Memory online spare mode (also known as rank spare mode) detects a rank that is degrading and
switches operation to the spare rank.
Memory Lockstep mode is used to correct a single x8 DRAM device failure on a DIMM. The DIMMs in
each paired memory channel must have identical HP part numbers.
Memory demand and patrol scrubbing to prevent accumulation of correctable errors and reducing
the likelihood of unplanned downtime.
Failed DIMM isolation improves the service time thus improving the overall system availability.
Address parity protection available on RDIMMs and LRDIMMs detects address bit errors improving
service time and overall system availability.
Mezzanine options and I/O
Support for one (1) FlexibleLOM, providing two (2) (i.e. redundant) Ethernet ports
Multiple mezzanine I/O expansion slots that support a wide variety of mezzanine cards each
supporting multiple data paths routed to redundant interconnect modules.
Network Adapter Teaming (bonding) provides network fault tolerance, transmit load balancing, and
switch-assisted load balancing.
Storage
Two (2) Small Form Factor hot-plug SAS/SATA/SSD drive bays.
Choice of SAS controller:
HP Smart Array P220i Controller with 512MB FBWC, RAID 0 and 1 support, and upgradeable
firmware with recovery ROM capability.
HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i controller with optional 512MB FBWC upgrade and/or SAS
license upgrade for RAID 0 and 1 support (SAS license comes standard on pre-configured
models and comes as an upgrade option when selecting Configure-to-Order models).
Optional HP D2200sb Storage Blade for direct attached and shared storage within the c-Class
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enclosure.
Optional dual-port Fibre Channel mezzanine cards for redundant SAN connections.
Processor/Chipset
Processor internal sensors & thermal control protection against over-temperature conditions.
Cache parity/ECC protects cache data from accidental data corruption.
Machine Check Architecture (MCA) detects and captures hardware errors such as system bus,
memory ECC, parity, and cache, and improves service time.
Intel® QPI Protocol Protection allows detection of data errors using a checksum of 8-bits.
Core Disable for FRB (fault resilient boot) allows a system to power-on despite a failing core-pair. It
uses BIST (built-in self test) results to detect a failure and disables the target core-pair upon
subsequent boot.
Server Blade Enclosure Infrastructure
Pooled power for true N+N power redundancy through up to six (6) hot-plug, high-efficiency,
enclosure-based power supplies (configuration dependant).
Up to ten (10) redundant enclosure-based hot-plug HP Active Cool fans that scale to meet future
demands and optimize airflow, reduce power draw, and improve acoustic performance.
Dual grid power providing redundant rack enclosure power feeds to the server blade enclosure.
HP Dynamic Power Saver Mode the total enclosure power consumption is monitored in real time and
automatically adjusted with changes in demand for improved efficiency and reliability.
HP Dynamic Power Capping safely limits power usage without impacting performance by capping
peak instead of average power usage, removes risk to electrical infrastructure with fast-acting,
hardware-based capping algorithm, and reclaims more power by dynamically controlling power
limits based on workload demand.
Up to eight interconnect modules per server blade enclosure providing four simultaneous redundant
fabrics for FlexFabric, Virtual Connect Ethernet, Fibre Channel, InfiniBand, iSCSI, etc.
Enclosure crosslinks between adjacent to provide interconnect module-to-module connections or
as Virtual Connect module stacking links.
Optional enclosure redundant Onboard Administrator system management module.
Warranty
This product is covered by a global limited warranty and supported by HP Services and a worldwide
network of HP Authorized Channel Partners. Hardware diagnostic support and repair is available for three
years from date of purchase. Support for software and initial setup is available for 90 days from date of
purchase. Enhancements to warranty services are available through HP Care Pack services or customized
service agreements. Certain restrictions and exclusions apply. Hard drives have either a one year or three
year warranty; refer to specific hard drive QuickSpecs for details.
NOTE: Server warranty includes 3-year Parts, 3-year Labor, 3-year on-site support. Warranty repairs may
be accomplished through the use of Customer Self Repair (CSR) parts. These parts fall into two categories:
1) Mandatory CSR parts are designed for easy replacement. A travel and labor charge will result when
customers decline to replace a Mandatory CSR part; 2) Optional CSR parts are also designed for easy
replacement but may involve added complexity. Customers may choose to have HP replace Optional CSR
parts at no charge. Additional information regarding worldwide limited warranty and technical support is
available at http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/platforms/warranty/index.html.
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Optional Features
Fibre Channel Support
Up to two (2) optional Fibre Channel mezzanine HBAs are supported on the HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8.
Compatible SAN
HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8 server blades are optimized for HP MSA, EVA and XP.
HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8 server blades are compatible with select 3rd party SANs. Please see blade
storage page for more details at:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/blades/components/c-class-sans.html.
HP Virtual Connect
HP Virtual Connect is an interconnect option for BladeSystem c-Class that simplifies server connectivity to
data and storage networks, and reduces costs. Unique HP Flex-10 technology makes maximum use of
network bandwidths, provide dynamic tuning and enable extreme flexibility to meet individual server and
infrastructure requirements by allocating up to 4 network connections per server port. Virtual Connect
FlexFabric modules extend those capabilities to allocate one function per port to storage connections. HP
Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager (VCEM) provides server management software with a central console
to administer network connections and workloads for thousands of servers. For more information on
Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager, see http://www.hp.com/go/vcem. For more information on Virtual
Connect Ethernet, Fibre Channel, Converged Network and management options, see
http://www.hp.com/go/virtualconnect.
HP Insight management
software
HP Insight Control
HP Matrix Operating
Environment
HP iLO Scale-Out
HP Insight Control, a product option, delivers essential infrastructure
management that can help save time and money by making it easy to deploy,
migrate, monitor, remote control, and optimize your IT infrastructure through
a single, simple management console. For more information about this
service, see http://www.hp.com/services/insight.
HP Insight Control includes one year of 24 x 7 HP Software Technical Support
and Update Service ensuring rapid access to HP support staff and proactive
delivery of software updates.
The HP Matrix Operating Environment (Matrix OE) for ProLiant and Integrity
servers is an integrated command center that helps you instantly adjust to
dynamic business demands. This advanced infrastructure management
software lets you reduce the cost of common data center tasks by up to 40
percent while keeping pace with your changing business.
The HP Matrix OE includes the automated provisioning, optimization, and
recovery management capabilities for HP CloudSystem Matrix, the ideal
platform for private cloud and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). For more
information, see http://www.hp.com/go/matrixoe.
The HP iLO Scale-Out license ideal for web/hosting/cloud service providers
and High Performance Computing environments. This license is a specific
subset of iLO Advanced functionality, provides fast remote access through
Text Console via SSH, lower operational cost with Dynamic power capping, and
faster time to resolution through Email-based Alerting and proactive
notifications. With this newly designed HP iLO Scale-Out HPC customers now
have a server management package solely design and priced for their massive
data environments. HP iLO Scale-Out is available on all HP ProLiant Gen8 BL
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Optional Features
HP iLO Advanced
High Performance
Clusters
HP Cluster Platforms
HP HPC Interconnects
HP Insight Cluster
Management Utility
HP HPC Linux Value Pack
HP Insight Online
and SL platforms. For more information, see:
http://www.hp.com/go/iLO/scale-out
HP Integrated Lights-Out Advanced License a product option, providing smart
remote server management without compromise. iLO Advanced unlocks the
full set of remote administration functionality for all HP ProLiant servers by
activating the full Virtual Keyboard Video and Mouse remote console, multiuser collaboration, console record and replay, GUI-based and scripted virtual
media and virtual folders, and enhanced security and power management
functionality. For more information, see: http://www.hp.com/go/iloadvance
HP Cluster Platforms are specifically engineered, factory-integrated largescale ProLiant clusters optimized for High Performance Computing, with a
choice of servers, networks and software. Operating system options include
specially priced offerings for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux
Enterprise Server, as well as Microsoft Windows HPC Server. A Cluster
Platform Configurator simplifies ordering. http://www.hp.com/go/clusters
High Performance Computing (HPC) interconnect technologies are available
for this server as part of the HP Cluster Platform portfolio. These high-speed
InfiniBand and Gigabit interconnects are fully supported by HP when
integrated within an HP cluster. Flexible, validated solutions can be defined
with the help of configuration tools.
http://www.hp.com/techservers/clusters/ucp/index.html
HP Insight Cluster Management Utility (CMU) is an HP-licensed and HPsupported suite of tools that are used for lifecycle management of hyperscale
clusters of Linux ProLiant systems. CMU includes software for the centralized
provisioning, management and monitoring of nodes. CMU makes the
administration of clusters user friendly, efficient, and effective.
http://www.hp.com/go/cmu
HP HPC Linux Value Pack (Value Pack) is an HP-licensed and HP-supported
option to HP Insight CMU, for the development and deployment of
applications on HPC Cluster Platforms. Value Pack includes the Platform LSF
workload scheduler and Platform Application Center, as well as the HP-MPI
parallelization library.
http://h20311.www2.hp.com/hpc/us/en/linux-value-pack.html.
HP Insight Online is a new addition to the HP Support Center for one stop, secure access to product and HP
support information personalized to your IT environment. Insight Online can automatically display devices
remotely monitored by HP Insight Remote Support. With Insight Online's easy navigation you can
efficiently track your IT support contracts and device status from anywhere and at anytime.
http://www.hp.com/go/insightonline
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Optional Features
HP Proactive Insight
experience
Prevent problems with innovative, automated monitoring tools and proactive services. The HP Proactive
Insight experience consist of using Insight Online, Insight Remote Support, and Proactive Care Support
Service as one integrated solution. The Proactive Insight experience provides you with expert advice and
personalized, cloud-based automated IT support, helping to prevent unplanned down time and solve
problems quickly. For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/proactiveinsightexperience
Expansion Blade Support Supports one (1) optional storage, tape, or PCI expansion blade.
Factory Express Portfolio HP Factory Express offers configuration, customization, integration and deployment services for HP
for Servers and Storage servers and storage products. Customers 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 MSAxxxx, VA7xxx, EVA, XP, rackable tape libraries and configurable network
switches.
For more information on Factory Express services on your specific server model please contact your sales
representative or go to: http://www.hp.com/go/factory-express.html
HP Simple Configurator
SCE is a guided self service tool to help sales and non technical people provide customers with initial
configurations in 3 to 5 minutes. You may then send the configuration on for configuration help, or use in
your existing ordering processes. If you require "custom" rack configuration or configuration for products
not available in SCE, please contact HP's Customer Business Center or an Authorized Partner for
assistance. http://www.hp.com/products/configurator
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Service and Support
Service and Support
HP Technology Services for Industry Standard Servers and BladeSystem
Capitalizing on HP ProLiant server and HP BladeSystem capabilities requires a service partner who
understands your increasingly complex business technology environment. That's why it makes sense to
team up with the people who know HP infrastructure hardware and software best - the experienced
professionals at HP Services.
Protect your business beyond warranty with HP Care Pack Services
HP Care Pack services offer complete care and support expertise with committed response choices
designed to meet your IT and business needs.
HP Foundation Care services offer scalable reactive support-packages for HP industry-standard servers
and software. You can choose the type and level of service that is most suitable for your IT and business
needs. HP Proactive Care delivers high levels of system availability through proactive service management
and advanced technical response.
Recommended HP Care Pack Services for your HP product
Optimized Care
3-Year HP 6 hour Call to Repair Response, Proactive Care
Combined reactive and proactive support for hardware and software helping optimize your systems and
delivering high levels of availability through proactive service management and advanced technical
response. Hardware problem resolution to return the hardware in operating condition within 6 hours of the
initial service request. A Technical Account Manager, as your single point of contact, will own your call or
issue end to end until resolved.
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA3-8855EEE.pdf
HP Install c-Class Server Blade Service
This easy-to-buy, easy-to-use HP Care Pack service helps ensure that your new HP hardware is installed
smoothly, efficiently, and with minimal disruption of your IT and business operations.
Standard Care
3-Year HP 24x7 4 hour response, Proactive Care Service
This service gives you combined reactive and proactive support including rapid access to our Advanced
Solution Center to manage and prevent problems and a Technical Support Specialist with a broad level of
technical knowledge that will engage with additional technical expertise as needed from HP's vast global
resources.
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA3-8855EEE.pdf
HP Install c-Class Server Blade Service
This easy-to-buy, easy-to-use HP Care Pack service helps ensure that your new HP hardware is installed
smoothly, efficiently, and with minimal disruption of your IT and business operations.
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server Blade
Service and Support
Related Services
HP Proactive Care Personalized Support - Environmental Option
The Personalized Support option provides an assigned Account Support Manager who can bring best
practices from across the industry plus extra technical skills to your IT team. This option is only available
as an add-on to HP Proactive Care Support.
HP Proactive Select Service
Provides a flexible way to purchase HP best-in-class consultancy and technical services. You can buy
Proactive Select Service Credits when you purchase your hardware and then use the credits over the next
12 months. http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA2-3842ENN.pdf
Additional HP Care Pack services can be found at:
http://www.hp.com/go/cpc
Insight Online/Insight
Remote Support
HP Insight Remote Support provides 24 X 7 remote monitoring, proactive notifications, and problem
resolution. This comes at no additional cost with your HP solution. Learn more about Insight Remote
Support http://www.hp.com/go/insightremotesupport and Insight Online
http://www.hp.com/go/insightonline
NOTE: Insight Remote Support is a prerequisite for Proactive Care. All blades within a single HP
BladeSystem enclosure must be at the same service level.
HP Support Center
Personalized online support portal with access to information, tools and experts to support HP business
products. Submit support cases online, chat with HP experts, access support resources or collaborate with
peers. Learn more http://www.hp.com/go/hpsc
HP's Support Center Mobile App allows you to resolve issues yourself or quickly connect to an agent for
live support. Now, you can get access to personalized IT support anywhere, anytime.
HP Insight Remote Support and HP Support Center are available at no additional cost with a HP warranty,
HP Care Pack or HP contractual support agreement.
NOTE: HP Support Center Mobile App is subject to local availability.
Parts and Materials
HP will provide HP-supported replacement parts and materials necessary to maintain the
covered hardware product in operating condition, including parts and materials for available
and recommended engineering improvements.
Parts and components that have reached their maximum supported lifetime and/or the
maximum usage limitations as set forth in the manufacturer's operating manual, product
quick-specs, or the technical product data sheet will not be provided, repaired, or replaced as
part of these services.
The defective media retention service feature option applies only to Disk or eligible SSD/Flash Drives
replaced by HP due to malfunction.
For more information
To learn more on HP ProLiant servers and HP BladeSystem servers, please contact your HP sales
representative or HP Authorized ServiceOne Channel Partner. Or visit: www.hp.com/services/bladesystem
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server Blade
Models
NOTE: Not all models are available in all regions. Check with your local country HP offices for availability.
HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8 Processor(s)
E5-2450 2P 24GB-R P220i Cache Memory
SFF Server
Memory
668356-B21
(2) Intel® Xeon® E5-2450 (2.1GHz/8-core/20MB/95W)
20MB L3 Cache
24GB (6 x 4GB-R DDR3-1600)
NOTE: Total of 12 DIMM slots.
Network Controller
One (1) HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLB FlexibleLOM
Storage Controller
HP Smart Array P220i Controller with 512MB FBWC RAID 0,1
Hard Drive
Internal Storage
None Ship Standard
Supports up to two (2) HP hot-plug SFF SAS/SATA/SDD drives
SAS: 2.0TB; SATA: 2.0TB; SAS SSD: 1.6TB; SATA SSD: 1.6TB
Optical Drive Bay
None
Expansion Slots
2 standard - Slot 1 supports Type A mezzanine Cards. Slot 2 supports Type A
and Type B mezzanine cards.
HP iLO Management Engine (standard)
Optional: HP iLO Scale-Out or HP Insight Control
Up to eight (8) half-height blades supported in the HP BladeSystem c3000
Platinum Enclosure
Up to sixteen (16) half-height blades supported in HP BladeSystem c7000
Platinum Enclosure
Server warranty includes 3-year Parts, 3-year Labor, 3-year on-site support.
Management
Form Factor
Warranty
HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8 Processor(s)
E5-2450L 1P 12GB-R
Cache Memory
B320i SFF Server
Memory
668358-B21
(1) Intel® Xeon® E5-2450L (1.8GHz/8-core/20MB/70W)
20MB Level 3 cache
12GB (3 x 4GB-R DDR3-1333)
NOTE: Total of 12 DIMM slots.
Network Controller
One (1) HP Ethernet 1Gb 2-port 361FLB FlexibleLOM
Storage Controller
HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i Controller with SAS license key RAID 0,1
Hard Drive
Internal Storage
None Ship Standard
Supports up to two (2) HP hot-plug SFF SAS/SATA/SDD drives
SAS: 2.0TB; SATA: 2.0TB; SAS SSD: 1.6TB; SATA SSD: 1.6TB
Optical Drive Bay
None
Expansion Slots
2 standard - Slot 1 supports Type A mezzanine Cards. Slot 2 supports Type A
and Type B mezzanine cards.
HP iLO Management Engine (standard)
Optional: HP iLO Scale-Out or HP Insight Control
Up to eight (8) half-height blades supported in the HP BladeSystem c3000
Platinum Enclosure
Up to sixteen (16) half-height blades supported in HP BladeSystem c7000
Platinum Enclosure
Server warranty includes 3-year Parts, 3-year Labor, 3-year on-site support.
Management
Form Factor
Warranty
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server Blade
Models
HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8 Processor(s)
E5-2430 1P 12GB-R B320i Cache Memory
SFF Server
Memory
668357-B21
(1) Intel® Xeon® E5-2430 (2.2GHz/6-core/15MB/95W)
15MB Level 3 cache
12GB (3 x 4GB-R DDR3-1333)
NOTE: Total of 12 DIMM slots.
Network Controller
One (1) HP Ethernet 1Gb 2-port 361FLB FlexibleLOM
Storage Controller
HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i Controller with SAS license key RAID 0,1
Hard Drive
Internal Storage
None Ship Standard
Supports up to two (2) HP hot-plug SFF SAS/SATA/SDD drives
SAS: 2.0TB; SATA: 2.0TB; SAS SSD: 1.6TB; SATA SSD: 1.6TB
Optical Drive Bay
None
Expansion Slots
2 standard - Slot 1 supports Type A mezzanine Cards. Slot 2 supports Type A
and Type B mezzanine cards.
HP iLO Management Engine (standard)
Optional: HP iLO Scale-Out or HP Insight Control
Up to eight (8) half-height blades supported in the HP BladeSystem c3000
Platinum Enclosure
Up to sixteen (16) half-height blades supported in HP BladeSystem c7000
Platinum Enclosure
Server warranty includes 3-year Parts, 3-year Labor, 3-year on-site support.
Management
Form Factor
Warranty
HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8 Processor(s)
E5-2403 1P 12GB-R B320i Cache Memory
SFF Server
Memory
668359-B21
(1) Intel® Xeon® E5-2403 (1.8GHz/4-core/10MB/80W)
10MB Level 3 cache
12GB (3 x 4GB-R DDR3-1333)
NOTE: Total of 12 DIMM slots.
Network Controller
One (1) HP Ethernet 1Gb 2-port 361FLB FlexibleLOM
Storage Controller
HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i Controller with SAS license key RAID 0,1
Hard Drive
Internal Storage
None Ship Standard
Supports up to two (2) HP hot-plug SFF SAS/SATA/SDD drives
SAS: 2.0TB; SATA: 2.0TB; SAS SSD: 1.6TB; SATA SSD: 1.6TB
Optical Drive Bay
None
Expansion Slots
2 standard - Slot 1 supports Type A mezzanine Cards. Slot 2 supports Type A
and Type B mezzanine cards.
HP iLO Management Engine (standard)
Optional: HP iLO Scale-Out or HP Insight Control
Up to eight (8) half-height blades supported in the HP BladeSystem c3000
Platinum Enclosure
Up to sixteen (16) half-height blades supported in HP BladeSystem c7000
Platinum Enclosure
Server warranty includes 3-year Parts, 3-year Labor, 3-year on-site support.
Management
Form Factor
Warranty
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server Blade
Configuration Information - Factory Integrated Models
NOTE: This section lists some of the steps required to configure a Factory Integrated Model (configure-to-order or CTO server). To
ensure only valid configurations are ordered, HP recommends the use of an HP approved configurator. Contact your local sales
representative for information on CTO product offerings and requirements.
NOTE: Configure-to-order server blades must start with a CTO Blade Server.
NOTE: FIO indicates that this option is only available as a factory installable option.
Step 1: Base Server Blade Configuration (Select a configurable Blade)
HP Models
HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8 10Gb FlexibleLOM Configure-to-order Blade Server
Configurable Model ships with:
One (1) FlexibleLOM connector providing a choice of one (1) of the supported 10Gb
FlexibleLOMs (see Step 2)
One (1) SAS controller connector providing a choice of one (1) of the supported SAS
controllers (see step 2)
Two (2) HP small form factor hot-plug SAS/SATA/SSD hard drive bays
One (1) x8 PCIe 3.0 I/O expansion slot (Type A)
One (1) x16 PCIe 3.0 I/O expansion slot (Type B)
One (1) integrated USB connector and one (1) Micro SDHC connector
One (1) TPM connector
HP iLO Management Engine (standard)
HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8 1Gb FlexibleLOM Configure-to-order Blade Server
Configurable Model ships with:
640996-B21
690142-B21
One (1) FlexibleLOM connector providing a choice of one (1) of the supported 1Gb
FlexibleLOMs (see Step 2)
One (1) SAS controller connector providing a choice of one (1) of the supported SAS
controllers (see step 2)
Two (2) HP small form factor hot-plug SAS/SATA/SSD hard drive bays
One (1) x8 PCIe 3.0 I/O expansion slot (Type A)
One (1) x16 PCIe 3.0 I/O expansion slot (Type B)
One (1) integrated USB connector and one (1) Micro SDHC connector
One (1) TPM connector
HP iLO Management Engine (standard)
Step 2: Choose Required Options (one of the following from each list unless otherwise
noted)
HP Processors
For single processor configuration choose:
Core Processor Option Kits
NOTE: The BL420c Gen8 supports one or two processors.
NOTE: All configure-to-order processor kits (i.e. xxxxxx-L21) contain one (1) processor.
NOTE: If two processors are desired, select one xxxxxx-L21 here in Step 2 and one
xxxxxx-B21 in Step 3.
NOTE: The BL420c Gen8 includes two I/O mezzanine expansion slots. A processor must
be installed in processor slot 1 for access to the first mezzanine expansion slot
(expansion slot 1). A processor must be installed in processor slot 2 for access to the
second mezzanine expansion slot (expansion slot 2).
NOTE: All processors within the server must be identical.
NOTE: the letter "L" preceding the model number indicates denotes lower wattage.
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server Blade
Configuration Information - Factory Integrated Models
NOTE: The processor model as well as the memory configuration determines the
maximum speed memory can operate. Please see the see the "Memory" section later in
this document.
Eight-Core Processors
HP Memory
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2470 (2.3GHz/8-core/20MB/95W) FIO Processor Kit
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2450 (2.1GHz/8-core/20MB/95W) FIO Processor Kit
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2450L (1.8GHz/8-core/20MB/70W) FIO Processor Kit
Six-Core Processors
667372-L21
667373-L21
667423-L21
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2440 (2.4GHz/6-core/15MB/95W) FIO Processor Kit
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2430 (2.2GHz/6-core/15MB/95W) FIO Processor Kit
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2430L (2.0GHz/6-core/15MB/60W) FIO Processor Kit
667374-L21
667375-L21
667424-L21
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2420 (1.9GHz/6-core/15MB/95W) FIO Processor Kit
Quad-Core Processors
667376-L21
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2407 (2.2GHz/4-core/10MB/80W) FIO Processor Kit
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2403 (1.8GHz/4-core/10MB/80W) FIO Processor Kit
667421-L21
667422-L21
NOTE: To realize the performance memory capabilities listed in this document, HP
SmartMemory is required. For additional information, please see the HP SmartMemory
QuickSpecs at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14225_na/14225_na.html
(Worldwide)
NOTE: HP memory from previous generation servers are not fully compatible with
Smart Memory features in Gen8 Servers.
NOTE: A minimum of one DIMM is required per server.
NOTE: For additional memory rules and guidelines, see the "Memory" section later in
this document.
HP SmartMemory
Registered DIMMs (RDIMMs)
HP 4GB (1x4GB) Single Rank x4 PC3L-10600R (DDR3-1333) Registered CAS-9 Low
Voltage Memory Kit
HP 4GB (1x4GB) Single Rank x4 PC3-12800R (DDR3-1600) Registered CAS-11 Memory
Kit
HP 8GB (1x8GB) Dual Rank x4 PC3L-10600R (DDR3-1333) Registered CAS-9 Low
Voltage Memory Kit
HP 8GB (1x8GB) Single Rank x4 PC3-12800R (DDR3-1600) Registered CAS-11 Memory
Kit
HP 8GB (1x8GB) Dual Rank x4 PC3-12800R (DDR3-1600) Registered CAS-11 Memory Kit
HP 16GB (1x16GB) Dual Rank x4 PC3L-10600R (DDR3-1333) Registered CAS-9 Low
Voltage Memory Kit
HP 16GB (1x16GB) Dual Rank x4 PC3-12800R (DDR3-1600) Registered CAS-11 Memory
Kit
Unbuffered with ECC DIMMs (UDIMMs)
647893-B21
HP 2GB (1x2GB) Single Rank x8 PC3-12800E (DDR3-1600) Unbuffered CAS-11 Memory
Kit
669320-B21
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647895-B21
647897-B21
647899-B21
690802-B21
647901-B21
672631-B21
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Configuration Information - Factory Integrated Models
HP Networking
HP Storage Controller
HP 2GB (1x2GB) Single Rank x8 PC3L-10600E (DDR3-1333) Unbuffered CAS-9 Low
Voltage Memory Kit
HP 4GB (1x4GB) Dual Rank x8 PC3-12800E (DDR3-1600) Unbuffered CAS-11 Memory
Kit
HP 4GB (1x4GB) Dual Rank x8 PC3L-10600E (DDR3-1333) Unbuffered CAS-9 Low
Voltage Memory Kit
HP 8GB (1x8GB) Dual Rank x8 PC3-12800E (DDR3-1600) Unbuffered CAS-11 Memory
Kit
HP 8GB (1x8GB) Dual Rank x8 PC3L-10600E (DDR3-1333) Unbuffered CAS-9 Low
Voltage Memory Kit
Load Reduced DIMMs (LRDIMMs)
647905-B21
HP 32GB (1x32GB) Quad Rank x4 PC3L-10600L (DDR3-1333) Load Reduced CAS-9 Low
Voltage Memory Kit
NOTE: Depending on the memory configuration and processor model, 1600MHz and
1333MHz memory may operate at a lower speed. Please see the see the "Memory"
section later in this document and the Online Memory Configuration Tool for details at:
www.hp.com/go/ddr3memory-configurator.
647903-B21
669322-B21
647907-B21
669324-B21
647909-B21
FlexibleLOM Adapters
NOTE: The server requires one (1) FlexibleLOM that is installed in the FlexibleLOM
connectors. All FlexibleLOMs are dual port: One port is routed to interconnect module
bay 1 and the other to bay 2.
10Gb FlexibleLOM Adapters
HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 560FLB FIO Adapter
HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLB FIO Adapter
HP Flex-10 10Gb 2-port 530FLB FIO Adapter
NOTE: HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8 10Gb FlexibleLOM Configure-to-order Blade Server
(640996-B21) must be selected in order to select one of the 10Gb FlexibleLOM Adapters
NOTE: Please see the QuickSpecs for Technical Specifications and additional
information: www.hp.com/go/ProLiantNICs
1Gb FlexibleLOM Adapters
684214-B21
684212-B21
684211-B21
HP Ethernet 1Gb 2-port 361FLB FIO Adapter
NOTE: HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8 1Gb FlexibleLOM Configure-to-order Blade Server
(690142-B21) must be selected in order to select the 1Gb FlexibleLOM Adapter.
684216-B21
HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i FIO Adapter for BL420c Gen8
NOTE: B320i controller requires SAS License Key for SAS RAID 0,1 (see "HP Storage
Controllers - Optional Upgrades" below in the section labeled "Core Options").
HP Smart Array P220i Controller FIO Kit
NOTE: P220i Controller comes standard with 512MB FBWC.
651732-B21
690164-B21
Step 3: Choose Additional Factory Integration Options
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server Blade
Configuration Information - Factory Integrated Models
HP Insight Software
HP Insight Control including 1yr 24x7 Support ProLiant ML/DL/BL-bundle Single Server
FIO License
C6N36A
Step 4: Choose Additional Options for Factory Integration
NOTE: For additional options, please refer to the "Core Options" and "Additional Options" section below. For additional options,
including server blade enclosures interconnect, mezzanine options and power subsystem options; please see the Core Options and
Additional sections below; or the following:
HP BladeSystem c3000 Platinum Enclosure QuickSpecs:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12790_na/12790_na.html
HP BladeSystem c7000 Platinum Enclosure QuickSpecs:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12810_na/12810_na.html
HP BladeSystem c-Class Interconnect and Mezzanine Components:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/blades/components/c-class-interconnects.html and
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/blades/components/c-class-adapters.html
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server Blade
Core Options
HP Networking
NOTE: Each 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapter requires a minimum of 2GB of server memory.
NOTE: A 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapter supports linking at 1Gbps or 10Gbps when
connected to an interconnect module with 10Gb Ethernet downlinks.
NOTE: A 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapter supports linking at only 1Gbps when connected to
an interconnect module with 1Gb Ethernet downlinks.
NOTE: The 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters on each server blade connect to a 10Gb
interconnect in bays 3-8 (HP BladeSystem c7000 Platinum Enclosure) or bays 2-4 (HP
BladeSystem c3000 Platinum Enclosure).
10 Gigabit Ethernet Mezzanines
HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 560M Adapter
HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554M Adapter
NOTE: Please see QuickSpecs for technical specifications and additional information at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14221_na/14221_na.html.
HP Flex-10 10Gb 2-port 552M Adapter
NOTE: Please see QuickSpecs for technical specifications and additional information at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14218_na/14218_na.html.
HP Flex-10 10Gb 2-port 530M Adapter
NOTE: Please see QuickSpecs for technical specifications and additional information at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14217_na/14217_na.html.
1 Gigabit Ethernet Mezzanines
665246-B21
647590-B21
HP Ethernet 1Gb 4-port 366M Adapter
NOTE: Please see QuickSpecs for technical specifications and additional information at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14335_na/14335_na.html
FlexibleLOM Adapters
NOTE: The server supports one (1) FlexibleLOM that is installed in the FlexibleLOM
connectors and is already included in the pre-configured models. However, it must be
added in Step 2 for Configure-to-order Models. The FlexibleLOM options below are used
to change these original FlexibleLOMs.
10 Gigabit Ethernet FlexibleLOM Adapters
615729-B21
HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 560FLB Adapter
NOTE: Please see QuickSpecs for technical specifications and additional information at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14331_na/14331_na.html
HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLB Adapter
NOTE: Please see QuickSpecs for technical specifications and additional information at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14219_na/14219_na.html
HP Flex-10 10Gb 2-port 530FLB Adapter
NOTE: Please see QuickSpecs for technical specifications and additional information at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14216_na/14216_na.html
1Gb FlexibleLOM Adapters
655639-B21
HP Ethernet 1Gb 2-port 361FLB Adapter
NOTE: Please see QuickSpecs for technical specifications and additional information at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14333_na/14333_na.html
652500-B21
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674764-B21
631884-B21
647586-B21
656590-B21
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server Blade
Core Options
HP Fibre Channel
HP Processors
HP Memory
HP LPe1205A 8Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter for BladeSystem c-Class
NOTE: Please see QuickSpecs for technical specifications and additional information at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14338_na/14338_na.html
HP QMH2572 8Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter for BladeSystem c-Class
NOTE: Please see QuickSpecs for technical specifications and additional information at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14230_na/14230_na.html
659818-B21
651281-B21
NOTE: The BL420c Gen8 supports one or two processors.
NOTE: The BL420c Gen8 includes two I/O mezzanine expansion slots. A processor must
be installed in processor slot 1 for access to the first mezzanine expansion slot
(expansion slot 1). A processor must be installed in processor slot 2 for access to the
second mezzanine expansion slot (expansion slot 2).
NOTE: All processors within the server must be identical.
NOTE: the letter "L" preceding the model number indicates denotes lower wattage.
NOTE: The processor model as well as the memory configuration determines the
maximum speed memory can operate. Please see the see the "Memory" section later in
this document.
Eight-Core Processors
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2470 (2.3GHz/8-core/20MB/95W) Processor Kit
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2450 (2.1GHz/8-core/20MB/95W) Processor Kit
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2450L (1.8GHz/8-core/20MB/70W) Processor Kit
Six-Core Processors
667372-B21
667373-B21
667423-B21
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2440 (2.4GHz/6-core/15MB/95W) Processor Kit
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2430 (2.2GHz/6-core/15MB/95W) Processor Kit
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2430L (2.0GHz/6-core/15MB/60W) Processor Kit
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2420 (1.9GHz/6-core/15MB/95W) Processor Kit
Quad-Core Processors
667374-B21
667375-B21
667424-B21
667376-B21
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2407 (2.2GHz/4-core/10MB/80W) Processor Kit
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2403 (1.8GHz/4-core/10MB/80W) Processor Kit
667421-B21
667422-B21
NOTE: To realize the performance memory capabilities listed in this document, HP
SmartMemory is required. For additional information, please see the HP SmartMemory
QuickSpecs at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14225_na/14225_na.html
(Worldwide)
NOTE: HP memory from previous generation servers are not fully compatible with
Smart Memory features in Gen8 Servers.
NOTE: A minimum of one DIMM is required per server.
NOTE: For additional memory rules and guidelines, see the "Memory" section later in
this document.
HP SmartMemory
Registered DIMMs (RDIMMs)
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Core Options
HP Hard Drives
HP 4GB (1x4GB) Single Rank x4 PC3L-10600R (DDR3-1333) Registered CAS-9 Low
Voltage Memory Kit
647893-B21
HP 4GB (1x4GB) Single Rank x4 PC3-12800R (DDR3-1600) Registered CAS-11 Memory
Kit
HP 8GB (1x8GB) Dual Rank x4 PC3L-10600R (DDR3-1333) Registered CAS-9 Low
Voltage Memory Kit
HP 8GB (1x8GB) Single Rank x4 PC3-12800R (DDR3-1600) Registered CAS-11 Memory
Kit
HP 8GB (1x8GB) Dual Rank x4 PC3-12800R (DDR3-1600) Registered CAS-11 Memory Kit
HP 16GB (1x16GB) Dual Rank x4 PC3L-10600R (DDR3-1333) Registered CAS-9 Low
Voltage Memory Kit
647895-B21
HP 16GB (1x16GB) Dual Rank x4 PC3-12800R (DDR3-1600) Registered CAS-11 Memory
Kit
Unbuffered with ECC DIMMs (UDIMMs)
672631-B21
HP 2GB (1x2GB) Single Rank x8 PC3-12800E (DDR3-1600) Unbuffered CAS-11 Memory
Kit
HP 2GB (1x2GB) Single Rank x8 PC3L-10600E (DDR3-1333) Unbuffered CAS-9 Low
Voltage Memory Kit
HP 4GB (1x4GB) Dual Rank x8 PC3-12800E (DDR3-1600) Unbuffered CAS-11 Memory
Kit
HP 4GB (1x4GB) Dual Rank x8 PC3L-10600E (DDR3-1333) Unbuffered CAS-9 Low
Voltage Memory Kit
HP 8GB (1x8GB) Dual Rank x8 PC3-12800E (DDR3-1600) Unbuffered CAS-11 Memory
Kit
HP 8GB (1x8GB) Dual Rank x8 PC3L-10600E (DDR3-1333) Unbuffered CAS-9 Low
Voltage Memory Kit
Load Reduced DIMMs (LRDIMMs)
669320-B21
HP 32GB (1x32GB) Quad Rank x4 PC3L-10600L (DDR3-1333) Load Reduced CAS-9 Low
Voltage Memory Kit
NOTE: Depending on the memory configuration and processor model, 1600MHz and
1333MHz memory may operate at a lower speed. Please see the see the "Memory"
section later in this document and the Online Memory Configuration Tool for details at:
www.hp.com/go/ddr3memory-configurator.
647903-B21
647897-B21
647899-B21
690802-B21
647901-B21
647905-B21
669322-B21
647907-B21
669324-B21
647909-B21
NOTE: The ProLiant BL420c Gen8 server includes the new HP hot-plug small form
factor (SFF) SmartDrive carrier for enhanced management and reduced maintenance
errors. HP drives from previous generation servers are not compatible with the BL420c
Gen8 drive bays.
NOTE: The mixing of standard SAS drives with SAS SSD is supported within the server,
but limits the RAID configuration to two separate RAID 0 volumes. Mixing of other
drives types is not supported.
NOTE: HP hard drives have either a one year or three year warranty; refer to the specific
hard drive QuickSpecs for details.
NOTE: The hard drive options are not required when configuring a drive-less model.
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server Blade
Core Options
6G SATA Hot Plug with SmartDrive SFF (2.5-inch) Midline (MDL) Drives
HP 1TB 6G SATA 7.2K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) SC Midline 1yr Warranty Hard Drive
HP 500GB 6G SATA 7.2K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) SC Midline 1yr Warranty Hard Drive
NOTE: Please see the QuickSpecs for technical specifications and additional information
at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13021_na/13021_na.html.
SAS Hot Plug with SmartDrive SFF (2.5-inch) Enterprise Drives
655710-B21
655708-B21
HP 900GB 6G SAS 10K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) SC Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard Drive
HP 600GB 6G SAS 10K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) SC Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard Drive
HP 450GB 6G SAS 10K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) SC Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard Drive
HP 300GB 6G SAS 10K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) SC Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard Drive
HP 300GB 6G SAS 15K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) SC Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard Drive
HP 146GB 6G SAS 15K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) SC Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard Drive
SAS Hot Plug SmartDrive SFF (2.5-inch) Midline Drives
652589-B21
652583-B21
652572-B21
652564-B21
652611-B21
652605-B21
HP 1TB 6G SAS 7.2K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) SC Midline 1yr Warranty Hard Drive
HP 500GB 6G SAS 7.2K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) SC Midline 1yr Warranty Hard Drive
NOTE: Please see QuickSpecs for technical specifications and additional information at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12244_na/12244_na.html.
6G SAS ME Hot Plug SFF (2.5-inch) Enterprise Mainstream Solid State Drives
652749-B21
652745-B21
HP 800GB 6G SAS Mainstream Endurance SFF 2.5-in SC Enterprise Mainstream 3yr Wty
Solid State Drive
HP 400GB 6G SAS Mainstream Endurance SFF 2.5-in SC Enterprise Mainstream 3yr Wty
Solid State Drive
HP 200GB 6G SAS Mainstream Endurance SFF 2.5-in SC Enterprise Mainstream 3yr Wty
Solid State Drive
6G SAS SLC Hot Plug SFF (2.5-inch) Enterprise Performance Solid State Drives
690829-B21
HP 400GB 6G SAS SLC SFF (2.5-inch) SC Enterprise Performance 3yr Warranty Solid
State Drive
HP 200GB 6G SAS SLC SFF (2.5-inch) SC Enterprise Performance 3yr Warranty Solid
State Drive
3G SATA MLC Hot Plug SFF (2.5-inch) Enterprise Mainstream Solid State Drives
653082-B21
HP 400GB 3G SATA MLC SFF (2.5-inch) SC Enterprise Mainstream 3yr Warranty Solid
State Drive
HP 200GB 3G SATA MLC SFF (2.5-inch) SC Enterprise Mainstream 3yr Warranty Solid
State Drive
HP 100GB 3G SATA MLC SFF (2.5-inch) SC Enterprise Mainstream 3yr Warranty Solid
State Drive
6G SATA ME Hot Plug SFF (2.5-inch) Enterprise Mainstream Solid State Drives
653120-B21
HP 800GB 6G SATA Mainstream Endurance SFF 2.5-in SC Enterprise Mainstream 3yr Wty
Solid State Drive
HP 400GB 6G SATA Mainstream Endurance SFF 2.5-in SC Enterprise Mainstream 3yr Wty
Solid State Drive
691868-B21
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690825-B21
653078-B21
653118-B21
653112-B21
691866-B21
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Core Options
HP 200GB 6G SATA Mainstream Endurance SFF 2.5-in SC Enterprise Mainstream 3yr Wty
Solid State Drive
HP 100GB 6G SATA Mainstream Endurance SFF 2.5-in SC Enterprise Mainstream 3yr Wty
Solid State Drive
NOTE: The mixing of standard SAS drives with SAS SSD is supported within the server,
but limits the RAID configuration to two separate RAID 0 volumes. Mixing of other
drives types is not supported.
NOTE: HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i Controller requires a SAS license key for RAID 0
and 1 functionality for SAS drives when selecting a Configure-to-Order server. The SAS
RAID license comes standard with preconfigured servers. SATA RAID 0/1 standard.
NOTE: Please see the QuickSpecs for technical specifications and information at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14038_na/14038_na.html.
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691862-B21
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server Blade
Additional Options
HP Insight software
HP Insight Control
HP Insight Control including 1yr 24x7 Technical Support and Updates Single Server
License
HP Insight Control including 1yr 24x7 Technical Support and Updates Electronic License
HP Insight Control including 1yr 24x7 Support ProLiant ML/DL/BL-bundle Electronic
License
HP Insight Control Server Provisioning Media Kit
HP Insight Management Media Kit
NOTE: HP Insight Management Media Kit contains DVDs without licenses. Contains HP
Systems Insight Manager, HP Insight Control, HP Matrix Operating Environment, and
Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager software. Uses an integrated installer to perform
quick and accurate software installation and updates.
NOTE: HP Insight Control 7.2 introduces Insight Control server provisioning, a new
capability ideal for multi-server OS and firmware provisioning to ProLiant and
BladeSystem servers. Insight Control server provisioning is included and licensed as
part of HP Insight Control. A media kit, "HP Insight Control server provisioning USB
media kit" (# BD883A), including a USB, is available for customers who require a
physical copy of the media loaded with Insight Control server provisioning software.
Please note that this media kit is separate and in addition to the "HP Insight
Management DVD media kit" (#C6N31A).
NOTE: Electronic and Flexible-Quantity licenses can be used to purchase multiple
licenses with a single activation key.
NOTE: Customer will receive a license entitlement certificate, which must be redeemed
online or via fax in order to obtain the license activation key(s). Includes one year of 24
x 7 HP Software Technical Support Service.
NOTE: Licenses ship without media. The HP Insight Management Media Kit can be
ordered separately, or can be downloaded at: http://www.hp.com/go/insightupdates.
NOTE: For additional license kits, please see the QuickSpecs at:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12631_na/12631_na.html
HP Insight Control server deployment
HP Insight Control Server Deployment including 1yr 24x7 Support Electronic License
HP Insight Control Server Deployment including 1yr 24x7 Support Single Server License
NOTE: Licenses ship without media. The HP Insight Management Media Kit can be
ordered separately, or can be downloaded at: http://www.hp.com/go/insightupdates.
NOTE: Customer will receive a license entitlement certificate, which must be redeemed
online or via fax in order to obtain the license activation key(s). Includes one year of 24
x 7 HP Software Technical Support Service.
NOTE: For additional license kits please see the Insight Control QuickSpecs at
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12631_na/12631_na.html.
HP iLO Advanced
C6N27A
C6N28AAE
C6N36AAE
BD883A
C6N31A
T9082AAE
452151-B21
HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) Advanced for ProLiant BladeSystem Remote
Management
HP iLO Advanced for BladeSystem including 1yr 24x7 Support Electronic License
HP iLO Advanced for BladeSystem including 1yr 24x7 Support Single Server License
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512488-B21
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Additional Options
HP iLO Advanced Blade Electronic License with 3yr 24x7 Tech Support and Updates
HP iLO Advanced Blade 1 Server License with 3yr 24x7 Tech Support and Updates
HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO)
BD503AAE
BD502A
HP iLO Scale Out
HP Integrated Lights-Out Scale-Out 3yr 24x7 Tech Support and Updates Flex Quantity
License
HP Integrated Lights-Out Scale-Out 1yr 24x7 Tech Support and Updates Flex Quantity
License
HP Integrated Lights-Out Scale-Out including 3yr 24x7 Tech Support and Updates Flex
Qty E-LTU
HP Integrated Lights-Out Scale-Out including 1yr 24x7 Tech Support and Updates Flex
Qty E-LTU
HP Integrated Lights-Out Scale-Out including 3yr 24x7 Tech Support and Updates
Tracking License
HP Integrated Lights-Out Scale-Out including 1yr 24x7 Tech Support and Updates
Tracking License
NOTE: Customer will receive a license entitlement certificate, which must be redeemed
online or via fax in order to obtain the license activation key(s). Includes one year of 24
x 7 HP Software Technical Support Service.
NOTE: For additional license kits, including electronic delivery options, please see the
iLO QuickSpecs at http://www.hp.com/go/iLO
High Performance
Clusters
BD776A
BD778A
BD776AAE
BD778AAE
BD777A
BD779A
HP Cluster Management Utility
HP Insight Cluster Management Utility 1yr 24x7 Flexible License
HP Insight Cluster Management Utility 3yr 24x7 Flexible License
NOTE: These part numbers can be used to purchase one certificate for multiple licenses
and support with a single activation key. Each license is for one node (server). Customer
will receive a printed end user license agreement and license entitlement certificate via
physical shipment. The license entitlement certificate must be redeemed online in order
to obtain a license key. Customer also will receive a support agreement.
HP Insight Cluster Management Utility Media
NOTE: For additional license kits please see the QuickSpecs at:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12612_na/12612_na.html.
HP HPC Linux Value Pack
QL803B
BD476A
HP High Performance Computing Linux Value Pack 1 Processor Flexible License for
ProLiant Servers
NOTE: This part number can be used to purchase one certificate for multiple licenses
with a single activation key. Each license is for one socket (a.k.a. processor). Customer
will receive a printed end user license agreement and license entitlement certificate via
physical shipment. The license entitlement certificate must be redeemed online in order
to obtain a license key.
NOTE: For additional license kits please see the QuickSpecs at:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13485_na/13485_na.html.
TC293B
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Additional Options
HP I/O Accelerator
Options
HP High Performance Computing Linux Value Pack Media Kit for ProLiant Servers
NOTE: This part number can be used to purchase media including software and
documentation, which will be delivered to the customer.
TC294A
HP 1.2TB Multi Level Cell IO Accelerator for BladeSystem c-Class
NOTE: This option is a Type B mezzanine and only supported on mezzanine 2, which
requires the second processor to be installed for functionality.
HP 785GB Multi Level Cell IO Accelerator for BladeSystem c-Class
NOTE: This option is a Type B mezzanine and only supported on mezzanine 2, which
requires the second processor to be installed for functionality.
HP 365GB Multi Level Cell IO Accelerator for BladeSystem c-Class
NOTE: This option is a Type B mezzanine and only supported on mezzanine 2, which
requires the second processor to be installed for functionality.
QK763A
HP Security
HP Trusted Platform Module Option
NOTE: The TPM (Trusted Platform Module) is a microcontroller chip that can securely
store artifacts used to authenticate the server platform. These artifacts can include
passwords, certificates and encryption keys. Windows® BitLocker™ Drive Encryption
(BitLocker) is a data protection feature available in Windows Server® 2008. BitLocker
leverages the enhanced security capabilities of a Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
version 1.2. The TPM works with BitLocker to help protect user data and to ensure that
a server running Windows Server 2008 has not been tampered with while the system
was offline.
NOTE: For more information about TPM, including a white paper, go to:
http://www.hp.com/go/TPM.
NOTE: ProLiant OS pre-installed units will come with the partition required for TPM
deployment.
NOTE: The TPM key is unique to every TPM deployed server and must be retained.
Misplacing or losing the key could result in data loss.
HP Storage Controllers
HP Smart Array P721m Controller
HP Smart Array P721m/2G FBWC 4-ports Ext Mezzanine SAS Controller
NOTE: This option is a Type B mezzanine and only supported on mezzanine 2, which
requires the second processor to be installed for functionality.
HP Smart Array P721m/512 4-ports Ext Mezzanine SAS Controller
NOTE: This option is a Type B mezzanine and only supported on mezzanine 2, which
requires the second processor to be installed for functionality.
Optional Upgrades
HP Smart Array Advanced Pack 2.0 No Media 1 Server 1yr 24x7 Support Software
HP Smart Array Advanced Pack 2.0 No Media Electronic Lic 1yr 24x7 Support Software
NOTE: The options above are supported on the B320i and the P220i.Controllers.
QK762A
QK761A
488069-B21
650072-B21
655636-B21
BC377A
BC390AAE
NOTE: Please see the QuickSpecs for Technical Specifications and additional
information at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14404_na/14404_na.html.
(Smart Array P721m Controller)
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Additional Options
HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i Specific Options:
NOTE: The following storage controller options below are not supported on the HP
Smart Array P220i controller.
HP 512MB B-series Dynamic Smart Array Flash Backed Write Cache with 24 inch Cable
HP SAS License Key No Media 1 Single Server License for B320i
NOTE: Please see the QuickSpecs for Technical Specifications and additional
information at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13200_na/13200_na.html
(Smart Array Advanced Pack)
HP InfiniBand Mezzanines NOTE: When an InfiniBand adapter is installed in mezzanine slot 1, only one port is
active (regardless of operating mode). When installed in any other mezzanine slot, both
ports are active.
NOTE: InfiniBand QDR and FDR speeds are only supported on the HP BladeSystem
c7000 Platinum Enclosure. For additional information, please see the HP BladeSystem
c7000 Platinum Enclosure and InfiniBand QuickSpecs at:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12586_na/12586_na.html
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13078_na/13078_na.html
HP QDR/EN InfiniBand 10Gb Dual Port 544M Adapter
NOTE: The QDR InfiniBand adapter may be installed in any mezzanine slot of the server.
HP FDR/EN InfiniBand 10/40Gb Dual Port 544M Adapter
NOTE: The FDR InfiniBand adapter must be installed in mezzanine slot 1 for FDR mode
and may be installed in any mezzanine slot if operated in any other mode.
HP InfiniBand FDR/EN 10/40Gb Dual Port 544M Adapter
HP Ultrium Tape Blades
676473-B21
BC393A
644160-B21
644161-B21
644161-B22
HP StoreEver LTO-4 Ultrium SB1760c Tape Blade
NOTE: LTO-4 Ultrium tape technology.
AQ697B
HP StoreEver LTO-5 Ultrium SB3000c Tape Blade
NOTE: LTO-5 Ultrium tape technology.
BS580B
NOTE: For the above Ultrium tape drives, please see the QuickSpecs for technical
specifications and additional information at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12729_na/12729_na.html
HP Storage Blades
HP D2200sb Storage Blade
NOTE: Please see the QuickSpecs for technical specifications and additional information
at: http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/bladesystem/index.html.
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server Blade
Additional Options
HP Expansion Blade
HP BLc PCI Expansion Blade
NOTE: The PCI Expansion Blade provides PCI card slots for an adjacent c-Class Server
Blade. Order one PCI expansion Blade for each server blade needing standard PCI-X or
PCIe expansion slots.
NOTE: Ships with one pre-installed PCI-X connect board. Also includes one PCIe connect
board which requires installation.
NOTE: Please see the QuickSpecs for technical specifications and additional information
at http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12753_div/12753_div.html
448018-B21
HP USB and SD Options
HP 32GB microSD Enterprise Mainstream Flash Media Kit
HP 2GB USB Flash Media Drive Key Kit
NOTE: HP qualified blank USB key for use with HP ProLiant servers that support the
VMware virtualization environment. HP recommends this industry standard USB flash
device for use with VMware ESXi. USB device must be installed in the internal slot of the
ProLiant server for use with VMware ESXi. Refer to HP VMware Getting Started Guide for
installation instructions.
HP 4GB microSD Enterprise Performance Flash Media Kit
NOTE: The USB flash media and Secure Digital cards are for integrated hypervisor
virtualization environments needing a low cost boot solution with the highest
performance and reliability. Learn more at
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/options/flash_drives.html.
700139-B21
608447-B21
HP Care Pack Services
Proactive Care - Collaborative Support plus Proactive services delivered by the on
shore/near shore Advanced Solution Center (ASC) and backed by the global delivery
organization, end-to-end case ownership from a Technical Solution Specialists and
Technical Account Manager who remotely delivers firmware/software revision
management, proactive scans and incident trend reports. Recommended for customers
running a virtualized infrastructure and/or customers who desire an enhanced call
support experience.
HP 3 year 4 hour 24x7 ProLiant BL4xxc Proactive Care Service
HP 3 year 4 hour 24x7 with Defective Media Retention ProLiant BL4xxc Proactive Care
Service
HP 3 year 6 hour Call To Repair 24x7 ProLiant BL4xxc Proactive Care Service
HP 3 year 6hr Call To Repair 24x7 with Defective Media Retention ProLiant BL4xxc
Proactive Care SVC
Proactive Care Personalized Support Environmental Option - to add an onsite
Account Support Manager (ASM) to Proactive Care. ASM is an assigned resource who
delivers support planning and brings technical expertise and best practices advice for
the customer's environment.
HP 3yr Provides annual personalized proactive supp for existing Proactive Care ISS
centric environmt
Installation Services - reduce the time required to get your system up and running and
help minimize disruptions to your business.
HP Install c-Class Server Blade Service
HP Hardware Installation during Non Standard Hours c-Class Enclosure and Server
Blade Service
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U3B14E
U3B17E
U3B20E
U3B23E
U6W98E
UE493E
UG869E
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Additional Options
Additional HP Care Pack services can be found at:
http://www.hp.com/go/cpc
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server Blade
Memory
For detailed memory configuration rules and guidelines, please use the Online DDR3 Memory Configuration Tool:
www.hp.com/go/ddr3memory-configurator
Memory Subsystem Architecture
Each Intel® Xeon® E5-2400 family processor socket contains three memory channels that support two DIMMs each for a total of six (6)
DIMMs per installed processor or a grand total of twelve (12) DIMMs for the server. Up to 32GB capacity DIMMs are supported for 384GB
of memory (12 DIMM slots x 32GB per DIMM).
Memory Population Rules and Guidelines:
A minimum of one DIMM is required per server.
Install DIMMs only if the corresponding processor is installed.
If only one processor is installed in a two processor system, only half of the DIMM slots are available.
To maximize performance, it is recommended to balance the total memory capacity between all installed processors and to load
the channels similarly whenever possible.
RDIMMs operating at either 1.35V or 1.5V may be mixed in any order, but the system will power them at the higher voltage.
RDIMMs, LRDIMMs, and UDIMMs cannot be mixed.
DIMMs of different speeds may be mixed in any order; the server will select a common optimal speed.
The maximum memory speed is a function of the memory type, memory configuration, and processor model.
The maximum memory capacity is a function of the memory type and number of installed processors.
HP memory from previous generation servers is not compatible with the BL420c Gen8 Server Blade.
To realize the performance memory capabilities listed in this document, HP SmartMemory is required. For additional
information, please see the HP SmartMemory QuickSpecs at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14225_na/14225_na.html.
For memory population rules and additional memory guidelines, please see the BL420c Gen8 user guide at
http://www.hp.com/support.
BL420c Gen8 Supported Memory Bandwidth
Load
Reduced
Registered DIMMS (RDIMMs)
(LRDIMMs) Unbuffered with ECC DIMMs (UDIMMs)
DIMM Type
DIMM Rank
Single Dual Dual
Quad
Single
Dual
Single Rank Dual Rank Rank Rank Rank
Rank
Rank
Rank
(1R)
(2R)
(1R) (2R) (2R)
(4R)
(1R)
(2R)
DIMM Capacity
4GB 4GB 8GB 8GB 8GB 16GB 16GB
32GB
2GB 2GB 4GB 4GB 8GB 8GB
DIMM Native Speed (MHz)
1333 1600 1333 1600 1600 1333 1600
1333
1333 1600 1333 1600 1600 1333
Voltage1
LV
Std
LV
Std
Std
LV
Std
LV
LV
Std
LV
Std
Std
LV
1LV= low voltage at 1.35V; Std = standard voltage at 1.5V.
SLOTS THAT CAN BE POPULATED
12 slot servers
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
MAXIMUM CAPACITY (GB)2
12 slot servers
48
96
96
96
192
192
384
24
24
48
48
96
96
48
POPULATED DIMM SPEED (MHz)
1 DIMM Per Channel
1333 1600 1333 1600 1600 1333 1600
13333
1333 1600 1333 1600 1600 1333
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Memory
2 DIMM Per Channel
1333 1600 1333 1600 1600 1333 1600 13333 13334 1600 13334 1600 1600 13334
2 Maximum capacity will vary based on individual server platform qualification schedule
3 Using HP SmartMemory, 1333MHz LRDIMM operate at 1.35V for 2 DIMMs per channel (2DPC). Third party 1333MHz LRDIMM memory
may only support 1.5V at 2DPC.
4 Using HP SmartMemory, UDIMMs at 2DPC are supported up to 1333MHz. Third party UDIMMs at 2DPC may only support up to
1066MHz.
NOTE: Maximum memory speed is a function of the processor QPI bus speed; see the table below "Memory Speed by Processor Model".
Memory Speed by Processor Model
Processor Models
E5-2450, E5-2450L, E5-2470
E5-2420, E5-2430, E5-2430L, E5-2440
E5-2403, E5-2407
Supported Memory Speeds
1600/1333/1066MHz
1333/1066MHz
1066MHz
Standard and Maximum Memory Capacity (Pre-configured Models)
Pre-Configured Models
Standard Memory
E5-2450 (6x4GB 1600)
24GB
(6x 4GB)
12GB
(3x 4GB)
E5-2450L, E5-2430, E5-2403
(3x4GB 1333)
Maximum Memory Plus
Optional Memory
120GB
(6x4GB + 6x 16GB)
156GB
(3x 4GB + 9x 16GB)
Standard Memory Replaced
with Optional Memory
384GB
(12x 32GB LRDIMM)
384GB
(12x 32GB LRDIMM)
NOTE: Capacity references are rounded to the common gigabyte (GB) values.
2GB = 2,048MB
4GB = 4,096MB
8GB = 8,192MB
16GB = 16,384MB
32GB = 32,768MB
Memory options part number decoder
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Memory
Following are memory options available from HP:
HP Memory
HP SmartMemory
Registered DIMMs (RDIMMs)
HP 4GB (1x4GB) Single Rank x4 PC3L-10600R (DDR3-1333) Registered CAS-9 Low
Voltage Memory Kit
HP 4GB (1x4GB) Single Rank x4 PC3-12800R (DDR3-1600) Registered CAS-11 Memory
Kit
HP 8GB (1x8GB) Dual Rank x4 PC3L-10600R (DDR3-1333) Registered CAS-9 Low
Voltage Memory Kit
HP 8GB (1x8GB) Single Rank x4 PC3-12800R (DDR3-1600) Registered CAS-11 Memory
Kit
HP 8GB (1x8GB) Dual Rank x4 PC3-12800R (DDR3-1600) Registered CAS-11 Memory Kit
HP 16GB (1x16GB) Dual Rank x4 PC3L-10600R (DDR3-1333) Registered CAS-9 Low
Voltage Memory Kit
HP 16GB (1x16GB) Dual Rank x4 PC3-12800R (DDR3-1600) Registered CAS-11 Memory
Kit
Unbuffered with ECC DIMMs (UDIMMs)
647893-B21
HP 2GB (1x2GB) Single Rank x8 PC3-12800E (DDR3-1600) Unbuffered CAS-11 Memory
Kit
HP 2GB (1x2GB) Single Rank x8 PC3L-10600E (DDR3-1333) Unbuffered CAS-9 Low
Voltage Memory Kit
HP 4GB (1x4GB) Dual Rank x8 PC3-12800E (DDR3-1600) Unbuffered CAS-11 Memory
Kit
HP 4GB (1x4GB) Dual Rank x8 PC3L-10600E (DDR3-1333) Unbuffered CAS-9 Low
Voltage Memory Kit
HP 8GB (1x8GB) Dual Rank x8 PC3-12800E (DDR3-1600) Unbuffered CAS-11 Memory
Kit
HP 8GB (1x8GB) Dual Rank x8 PC3L-10600E (DDR3-1333) Unbuffered CAS-9 Low
Voltage Memory Kit
Load Reduced DIMMs (LRDIMMs)
669320-B21
HP 32GB (1x32GB) Quad Rank x4 PC3L-10600L (DDR3-1333) Load Reduced CAS-9 Low
Voltage Memory Kit
NOTE: Depending on the memory configuration and processor model, 1600MHz and
1333MHz memory may operate at a lower speed. Please see the see the "Memory"
section later in this document and the Online Memory Configuration Tool for details at:
www.hp.com/go/ddr3memory-configurator.
647903-B21
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647895-B21
647897-B21
647899-B21
690802-B21
647901-B21
672631-B21
647905-B21
669322-B21
647907-B21
669324-B21
647909-B21
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Storage
1-2
2 x SFF hot-plug SAS, SATA, SAS SDD, and SATA SSD hard
drives
Hard Drives
NOTE: The ProLiant BL420c Gen8 server includes the new HP hot-plug small form factor (SFF) SmartDrive carrier for enhanced
management and reduced maintenance errors. HP drives from previous generation servers are not compatible with the BL420c Gen8
drive bays.
NOTE: HP SAS, SATA, and SSD may be mixed, but this limits the RAID level setting to two individual RAID 0 volumes.
NOTE: Hard drives have either a one year or three year warranty; refer to the specific hard drive QuickSpecs for details.
NOTE: The hard drive options are not required when configuring a drive-less model.
SAS Hot Plug with SmartDrive SFF (2.5-inch) Enterprise Drives
900GB 6G SAS 10K
600GB 6G SAS 10K
450GB 6G SAS 10K
300GB 6G SAS 10K
300GB 6G SAS 15K
146GB 6G SAS 15K
Quantity
Supported
Position
Supported
2
1-2
Controller
HP Smart Array P220i Controller or
HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i controller with SAS license key for
RAID 0 and 1 functionality
NOTE: SAS licenses key comes standard with pre-configured models
and comes as an upgrade option for Configure-to-order models.
SAS Hot Plug SmartDrive SFF (2.5-inch) Midline Drives
1TB 6G SAS 7.2K
500GB 6G SAS 7.2K
Quantity
Supported
Position
Supported
2
1-2
Controller
HP Smart Array P220i Controller or
HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i controller with SAS license key for
RAID 0 and 1 functionality
NOTE: SAS licenses key comes standard with pre-configured models
and comes as an upgrade option for Configure-to-order models.
6G SATA Hot Plug with SmartDrive SFF (2.5-inch) Midline Drives
1TB 6G SATA 7.2K
500GB 6G SATA 7.2K
Quantity
Supported
Position
Supported
2
1-2
Controller
HP Smart Array P220i Controller or
HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i controller
6G SAS ME Hot Plug SFF (2.5-inch) Enterprise Mainstream Solid State Drives
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Storage
800GB 6G SAS ME
400GB 6G SAS ME
200GB 6G SAS ME
Quantity
Supported
Position
Supported
2
1-2
Controller
HP Smart Array P220i Controller or
HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i controller with SAS license key for
RAID 0 and 1 functionality
NOTE: SAS licenses key comes standard with pre-configured models
and comes as an upgrade option for Configure-to-order models.
6G SAS SLC Hot Plug SFF (2.5-inch) Enterprise Performance Solid State Drives
400GB 6G SAS SLC
200GB 6G SAS SLC
Quantity
Supported
Position
Supported
2
1-2
Controller
HP Smart Array P220i Controller or
HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i controller with SAS license key for
RAID 0 and 1 functionality
NOTE: SAS licenses key comes standard with pre-configured models
and comes as an upgrade option for Configure-to-order models.
6G SATA ME Hot Plug SFF (2.5-inch) Enterprise Mainstream Solid State Drives
800GB 6G SAS ME
400GB 6G SAS ME
200GB 6G SAS ME
100GB 6G SAS ME
Quantity
Supported
Position
Supported
2
1-2
Controller
HP Smart Array P220i Controller or
HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i controller with SAS license key for
RAID 0 and 1 functionality
NOTE: SAS licenses key comes standard with pre-configured models
and comes as an upgrade option for Configure-to-order models.
3G SATA MLC Hot Plug SFF (2.5-inch) Enterprise Mainstream Solid State Drives
400GB 3G SATA MLC
200GB 3G SATA MLC
100GB 3G SATA MLC
Quantity
Supported
Position
Supported
2
1-2
Controller
HP Smart Array P220i Controller or
HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i controller
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Technical Specifications
System Unit
Dimensions (H x W x D)
(with bezel)
Weight
(approximate)
Power Specifications
7.11 x 2.18 x 20.37 in (18.07 x 5.54 x 51.76 cm)
Maximum: all processors, 14.00 lb (6.33 kg)
12 DIMMs, hard drives,
mezzanine cards, and two
flash cache batteries
installed)
Minimum: one processor 10.50 lb (4.75 kg)
and 2 DIMMs installed
For power specifications including input requirements, BTU rating, and power
supply output, please see the:
HP BladeSystem c3000 Platinum Enclosure QuickSpecs at
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12790_na/
12790_na.html.
HP BladeSystem c7000 Platinum Enclosure QuickSpecs at
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12810_na/
12810_na.html.
To review typical system power ratings use the HP Power Advisor which is
available via the online tool located at: www.hp.com/go/hppoweradvisor.
System Inlet Temperature Operating
10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) at sea level with an
altitude derating of 1.0°C per every 305 m (1.8°F
per every 1,000 ft) above sea level to a maximum
of 3,050 m (10,000 ft), no direct sustained
sunlight.
Maximum rate of change is 10°C/hr (18°F/hr). The
upper limit may be limited by the type and
number of options installed.
Relative Humidity
(non-condensing)
Altitude
Acoustic Noise
System performance may be reduced if operating
with a fan fault or above 30°C (86°F).
Non-operating
-30° to 60°C (-22° to 140°F). Maximum rate of
change is 20°C/hr (36°F/hr).
Operating
10 to 90% relative humidity (Rh), 28°C (82.4°F)
maximum wet bulb temperature, noncondensing.
Non-operating
5 to 95% relative humidity (Rh), 38.7°C (101.7°F)
maximum wet bulb temperature, noncondensing.
Operating
3,050 m (10,000 ft). This value may be limited by
the type and number of options installed.
Maximum allowable altitude change rate is 457
m/min (1,500 ft/min).
Non-operating
9,144 m (30,000 ft). Maximum allowable altitude
change rate is 457 m/min (1,500 ft/min).
For acoustic noise specifications, please see the HP BladeSystem c-Class
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Technical Specifications
Platinum Enclosures QuickSpecs located at:
HP BladeSystem c3000 Platinum Enclosure QuickSpecs:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12790_na/
12790_na.html
HP BladeSystem c7000 Platinum Enclosure QuickSpecs:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12810_na/
12810_na.html
HP Smart Array P220i
Controller
Disk Drive Interface
6Gb/s SAS (Serial Attached SCSI)
Server Interface
x4 PCI Express host interface
Cache Memory
512MB flash backed write cache (FBWC) cache standard
Logical Drives Supported 64 (with included 512MB cache)
Host Memory Addressing 64-bit, supporting servers memory space greater than 4GB
HP Dynamic Smart Array
B320i Controller
RAID Support
RAID 1 (mirroring) and RAID 0 (striping)
Other
Upgradeable firmware with recovery ROM
Online drive flash (with SAS drives)
Dimensions
Embedded
Disk Drive Interface Transfer rate
Up to 6Gb/s SAS (Serial Attached SCSI)
Up to 6Gb/s SATA (Serial ATA)
Connectors
2 internal 4X connectors
Server Interface
x8 PCIe 3.0 provides 8GB/s maximum bandwidth
Speed
8 6Gb/s SAS links provide 4.8GB/s maximum bandwidth
Cache Memory
Zero Memory RAID has no cache memory
optional 40-bit 512MB ECC protected Flash Backed Write Cache (FBWC)
Logical Drives Supported Zero Memory, Up to 2 logical volumes (8 physical drives)
Up to 64 logical drives with cache
Host Memory Addressing 64-bit, supporting greater than 4GB server memory space
Hot Plug Support
Yes
RAID Support
RAID 0 (Striping), RAID 1 (Mirroring)
RAID 1+0 (Striping & Mirroring)
RAID 5 with optional 512MB FBWC
NOTE: 512 MB cache is required to enable RAID 5 support
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Technical Specifications
HP FlexFabric 10Gb
2-port 554FLB
FlexibleLOM
Type
Network Processor
Integrated dual-port KR 10Gb FlexibleLOM with FlexFabric (Flex-10, FCoE,
hardware-based iSCSI, iSCSI boot, TCP/IP offload engine, and autosensing
1Gb/10Gb Ethernet capability)
Emulex BE3
Data Transfer Method
x8 PCIe 2.0
Network Transfer Rate
Two ports, each at 20Gbps full duplex; 40Gbps aggregate full duplex
theoretical bandwidth
NOTE: Each port is autosensing 1Gb/10Gb, and can interoperate with 1Gb HP
BladeSystem c-Class interconnect components. Both ports will operate at the
same speed.
NOTE: Each port on the 554FLB adapter transmits from the server at 20Gbps
(theoretical) full duplex.
IEEE Compliance
802.1p, 802.1q, 802.1qau, 802.3ad, 802.3ae, 802.3ap (10GBase-KX4) and
802.3x
ProLiant Teaming including Network Fault Tolerance, Transmit Load
Balancing, and Switch-Assisted Load Balancing
9K Jumbo frames (4K Jumbo frames when in FCoE mode)
Microsoft Windows Receive Side Scaling (RSS)
Hardware-based accelerated iSCSI
iSCSI boot
Flex-10 capability
Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
TCP/IP offload engine (stateless TCP/IP)
Autosensing 1Gb/10Gb Ethernet
Standard Features
HP Ethernet 1Gb
2-port 361FLB Adapter
Type
Dual port 1Gb Ethernet FlexibleLOM
Network Processor
Intel I350 Ethernet Controller
Data Transfer Method
x4 PCIe 2.0
Network Transfer Rate
Two ports, each at 1000 Mbps full duplex (theoretical maximum)
NOTE: The 361FLB adapter transmits from the server at only 1 Gbps full
duplex per port.
802.1p, 802.1Q, 802.3, 802.3ad, and 802.3x, IEEE1588, 802.1AS
IEEE Compliance
Standard Features
ProLiant Teaming including Network Fault Tolerance, Transmit Load
Balancing, and Switch-Assisted Load Balancing
TCP/IP checksum offloading
large send offloading
Wake-on-LAN
jumbo frames
PXE
VLAN tagging
Virtualization
IEEE 1588, DMA Coalescing
HP Sea of Sensors 3-D Technology
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Technical Specifications
Environment-friendly
Products and Approach
End-of-life Management Hewlett-Packard offers end-of-life HP product return, trade-in, and recycling
programs in many geographic areas. For trade-in information, please go to:
and Recycling
http://www.hp.com/go/green. To recycle your product, please go to:
http://www.hp.com/go/green or contact your nearest HP sales office.
Products returned to HP will be recycled, recovered or disposed of in a
responsible manner.
The EU WEEE directive (2002/95/EC) requires manufacturers to provide
treatment information for each product type for use by treatment facilities.
This information (product disassembly instructions) is posted on the Hewlett
Packard web site at: http://www.hp.com/go/green. These instructions may be
used by recyclers and other WEEE treatment facilities as well as HP OEM
customers who integrate and re-sell HP equipment.
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The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
Microsoft and Windows NT are US registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon and Xeon Inside are
trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and
services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial
errors or omissions contained herein.
For hard drives, 1GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less.
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