HP BladeSystem
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Table of contents
HP BladeSystem: Architected for any workload from client to cloud 3
One box, full of possibilities
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Step 1: Choose your Operating Environment: OS, virtualization
software, and applications
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Find out which of your OS and virtualization software are supported 4
ProLiant and BladeSystem Servers—support and certification:
4
For additional OS information:
4
Integrity certification:
4
Applications and virtual machines
4
Purchase your entire operating environment from HP
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Step 2: Choose your server blades
Step 3: Choose your storage infrastructure
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Step 4: Choose your interconnects
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Step 5: Choose your BladeSystem enclosure
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HP Services for BladeSystem c3000/c7000 enclosures
Unlock the potential of your infrastructure with
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HP Insight Management
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Step 6: Choose your infrastructure management
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Step 7: Choose your power and cooling configurations
22
Reduce energy consumption with efficient product design
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Reclaim power capacity with HP Insight Control
Extend the life of your data center with a power-efficient ecosystem 22
Step 8: Choose services
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HP BladeSystem services for better business outcomes
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Specialized blade infrastructure solutions
25
HP CloudSystem Matrix: The foundation for private cloud and IaaS 25
Provision infrastructure and applications in minutes across
physical and virtual resources 25
Reduce TCO through greater productivity and
lifecycle management
26
Accelerate deployment with a unified end-to-end experience 26
HP Integrity NonStop BladeSystem
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High-performance compute clusters
29
HP Cluster Platform Workgroup System
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HP Client Virtualization Solutions
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HP BladeSystem Telecom Solutions
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HP Financial Services
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Evaluate
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HP BladeSystem: your ultimate Converged Infrastructure
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HP BladeSystem: Architected for any workload
from client to cloud
how and where you are using your power at the data center level
and focus scarce power resources on your most important business
priorities. HP Insight Control software unlocks the potential of your
HP BladeSystem, cutting management time in half. 5 Compared
Do you spend too much time and resources maintaining the
infrastructure you already have? Do you wish you had more time and to a rackmount environment, the time needed for routine server
administrative tasks with HP BladeSystem can be reduced by up
the budget to spend on helping your business enter new markets,
to 15 percent.6 With HP Insight Control, you can provision servers
become more efficient, and offer new services?
quickly, manage health proactively, control servers from anywhere,
HP is delivering on this particular wish for millions of customers today.
and manage power confidently. With over 1 million software
You may have heard of Converged Infrastructure from HP. We’ve
licenses shipped, Insight Control is the most broadly used systems
been leading the way to IT convergence for some time, helping
management platform in the industry.
customers select the right architectural strategy to take maximum
The increase of server virtualization demands a focus on a fully
advantage of virtualization, cloud as a service, green IT, and other
Converged Infrastructure where servers, storage, and networking are
strategic initiatives.
integrated into one seamless experience. Utilizing HP P4800 SAN for
With HP BladeSystem—the industry’s only Converged Infrastructure
BladeSystem, you can take advantage of all the BladeSystem features
architected for any workload from the desktop to the data center—
and optimizations while simplifying and reducing your storage
you can drive business innovation and eliminate IT sprawl. Imagine a
solution. In addition to the BladeSystem infrastructure advantages,
change‑ready infrastructure that can support all your applications—from
the P4800 delivers a rich all‑inclusive set of software capabilities that
infrastructure to mission-critical—on a single platform, with both ProLiant
result in real-world customer benefits. There are no hidden software
and Integrity server blades and a range of storage and networking
costs, everything is included up front, like:
options. Or, putting up to 60 percent more servers in the same physical
1. Simple storage management: No matter how much capacity,
space. Finally, envision a modular, future-proof design that takes
the P4800 is managed as a single pool of storage. With (VAAI)
advantage of proven innovations like Virtual Connect, Thermal Logic,
integration, deploying VMware virtual machines now takes up
and Insight Management and that can be quickly scaled, repurposed,
to 85 percent7 less time. These types of capabilities help customers
and upgraded to fit your changing business needs. Now, that’s
reduce storage management costs by up to one full time employee
simplifying your infrastructure—and more. It’s having an infrastructure
per year.
built for change—that’s HP BladeSystem.
HP BladeSystem is engineered to maximize every hour, watt, and
dollar, saving up to 56 percent total cost of ownership 1 over traditional
infrastructures. How? Because core infrastructure is shared in an
HP BladeSystem environment, capital costs can be significantly lower than
traditional rack-based infrastructure. Blades share power, network, and
storage infrastructure at the BladeSystem enclosure level. Since equipment
is not needed for each server, there is a drastic reduction in power
distribution units, power cables, LAN and SAN switches, connectors,
adapters, and cables. You can bring in the newest generation
technologies by simply changing the components that need to be
changed instead of the “rip and replace” approach used for traditional
infrastructures that have led to the present sprawl.
Making routine infrastructure changes take up to 90 percent 2
less time with the wire-once connectivity only available with
HP Virtual Connect. Virtual Connect simplifies and converges your
server edge connections, making server connections transparent to
storage and networks. You can reduce server edge infrastructure, like
network interface cards, cables, and switches, by up to 95 percent. 3
HP BladeSystem technology allows you to double the capacity of
your data center without adding power infrastructure. 4 You can
reclaim trapped capacity by dynamically “capping” power, so
data center power and cooling are not over provisioned. This alone
reduces blades power and cooling infrastructure requirements by up
to 50 percent, without impacting performance. You can see exactly
2. Online scalability: You can add additional performance and
capacity on the fly without taking applications offline.
3. E fficient capacity utilization: With embedded features like
reservationless thin provisioning, customers can defer almost
50 percent of initial capital expenditures with higher utilization.
4. Z
ero downtime: You can save time due to the zero downtime for
failures related to the NIC, controller, switch, or double disk.
If your business wants the efficiency of a shared services or private
cloud model, then HP CloudSystem Matrix is the solution for you. Built
on the industry-leading blade architecture—HP CloudSystem Matrix
can deliver services in minutes, double administrator productivity,8 and
instantly adjust to dynamic business demands. The ability to provision
complete infrastructures and applications in minutes, 9 not months,
provides the flexibility needed to serve many different business
needs from a single infrastructure pool. HP Cloud Maps accelerate
automation of business applications by streamlining application
delivery in a private cloud quickly, reliably, and consistently. Moving
to a shared services model or a private cloud can be accomplished
incrementally. You can start your private cloud environment
small and grow easily by adding “chunks” of infrastructure with
HP CloudSystem Matrix expansion kits.
HP white paper: The business case for HP BladeSystem Matrix, based on data from the HP BladeSystem and CloudSystem Matrix TCO calculator,
http://roianalyst.hp.com/bladesystemmatrixtco/launch.html.
1 HP BladeSystem and CloudSystem Matrix TCO calculator, http://roianalyst.hp.com/bladesystemmatrixtco/launch.html.
HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 product specifications.
4 Dynamic Power Capping TCO and best practices white paper, http://h71028.www7.hp.com/erc/downloads/4AA2-3107ENW.pdf.
5 IDC White Paper sponsored by HP, “Gaining Business Value and ROI with HP Insight Control,” Doc # 224704, Sept 2010.
6 Source: IDC White Paper Sponsored by HP, Realizing TCO Savings with HP BladeSystem Virtual Connect Flex-10 Technology, Doc # 224704, September 2010
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA2-6520ENW.pdf
7 Source: ESG Lab Report HP P4000 SAN: Affordable, Scalable, Reliable Storage Date: November 2010 http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA0-9217ENW.pdf
2 3 Micros Fidelio case study: Data center growth 50% annual data center growth accommodated with just 25% increase in IT staff; IDC White Paper Sponsored by HP, Gaining Business
Value and ROI with HP Insight Control, Doc #224704, September 2010.
9 Source: Based on experiences of HP customers and HP engineering.
8 For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladesystem
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One box, full of possibilities
When you are ready, our worldwide community of business
technology experts and partners are here to help you build the ideal
solution and support plan that is just right for you. We integrate the
infrastructure essentials inside the BladeSystem so that before it ever
arrives at your door, we do a lot of the hard work that you would
have had to do on your own to deliver the best business results.
These eight easy steps are what you need to consider when building
your ideal BladeSystem infrastructure solution:
Step 1: Choose your operating environment.
Step 2: Choose your server blades.
Step 3: Choose your storage infrastructure.
Step 4: Choose your interconnects.
Step 5: Choose your BladeSystem enclosure.
We also provide pre-integrated infrastructure solutions based on the
BladeSystem modular architecture. From Integrity NonStop BladeSystem
and High Performance Cluster Platforms to HP Workstation and Desktop
solutions, HP is applying the power of blades to a variety of application
and industry-specific challenges customized to your requirements. No
wonder HP continues to be the industry leader in blades,10 the fastest
growing segment in the server market.
Operating Systems
HP-UX 11i
Supported on Integrity server blades
HP OpenVMS
Supported on Integrity server blades
NonStop OS
Microsoft ® Windows®
Only available with Integrity NonStop NB50000c
BladeSystem
Supported on Integrity and ProLiant server blades
Linux
Supported on ProLiant server blades
Oracle Solaris
Supported on selected ProLiant server blades
Virtualization Software
Step 6: Choose your Infrastructure Management.
Microsoft Hyper-V
Supported on ProLiant server blades
Step 7: Choose your power and cooling configurations.
VMware
Supported on ProLiant server blades
Citrix XenServer
Supported on ProLiant server blades
Step 8: Choose your services.
Step 1: Choose your Operating Environment: OS, virtualization software, and applications
Just like other HP servers, HP Integrity and HP ProLiant server blades run in almost the same operating environment, but with the advantages
of a BladeSystem infrastructure. You can mix and match different Integrity and ProLiant server blades in the same enclosure and run many
different operating environments in one enclosure. HP also offers the HP Integrity NonStop BladeSystem—a fully customized server solution
with 24/7 availability and data integrity of transaction-intensive applications.
Find out which of your OS and virtualization
software are supported
ProLiant and BladeSystem Servers—support and certification:
Microsoft Windows: www.hp.com/go/wincert
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL): www.hp.com/go/rhelcert
SLES: www.hp.com/go/slescert
Oracle Solaris: www.hp.com/go/solaris
VMware: www.hp.com/go/vmware
Citrix: www.hp.com/go/citrix
For additional OS information:
www.hp.com/go/ossupport
Integrity certification:
www.hp.com/go/integrity/windows
www.hp.com/go/integrity/hpux
www.hp.com/go/integrity/nonstop
www.hp.com/go/integrity/openvms
Applications and virtual machines
The number of applications, virtual machines, and users supported
by your solution will determine the number of server blades you
will need for the next step—where you choose your server blades.
HP and our channel partners can help you choose the right number
of blades with our solution-sizing tools and expertise. ActiveAnswers
is an online resource with a variety of solutions to help you make the
right choice. For more information on ActiveAnswers, or to find simple
solution help, visit: www.hp.com/go/activeanswers.
To make sure we support the applications you rely on today as well as
the new ones you will rely on tomorrow, we created the
HP BladeSystem Solution Builder Program. This program brings
together a worldwide community of technology and service providers
who collaborate with HP and each other to define, deliver, and
deploy application solutions, as well as create new technology for
the HP BladeSystem. To learn more about the BladeSystem Solution
Builder Program, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/solutions.
Purchase your entire operating environment
from HP
HP resells and provides full-service and support for Microsoft Windows
operating systems, Red Hat Linux subscriptions, Novell SUSE Linux
subscriptions, Citrix XenServer, and VMware hypervisors. Learn more
online at: www.hp.com/go/ossupport.
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IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, May 2010.
For more information, visit:
www.hp.com/go/bladesystem
Step 2: Choose your server blades
Build and configure each server blade with the right features to fit your needs, without compromise.
Server blades
HP ProLiant BL2x220c G7
Enhanced performance and efficiency for
high performance computing with 20X better
bandwidth with integrated InfiniBand in an
ultra-dense blade form factor.
HP ProLiant BL280c G6
Delivers outstanding dual-processor
performance and price per watt to reduce
overall data center power consumption while
maintaining high performance.
HP ProLiant BL460c G7
The world’s most popular server blade
delivers the ideal balance of performance,
scalability, and expandability to make it the
standard for dense data center computing.
Number of processors
2 per node
1–2
1–2
Maximum number of cores
12 per node
12
12
Processors supported
4 or 6 core Intel® Xeon® processors: Up to
3.20 GHz
2, 4, or 6 core Intel Xeon processors: Up to
3.20 GHz
2, 4, or 6 core Intel Xeon processors: Up to
3.2 GHz
Cache
Up to 12 MB L3 per processor
Up to 12 MB L3 per processor
Up to 12 MB L3 per processor
Maximum memory (per server
node)
96 GB
192 GB
384 GB
Network ports (per server node)
NC362i-2
NC543i-1
2 1 Gb Ethernet
Two (2) 10 Gb FlexFabric
Drives supported (per server
node)
Up to 1
2 SAS / SATA / SSD
2 hot plug SAS / SATA / SSD
Maximum internal storage (per
server node)
500 GB
1.2 TB
2.0 TB
I/O expansion
Embedded IB/10GbE network controller,
Embedded 1GbE network controller
2 PCIe Mezzanine Expansion slots
2 PCIe Mezzanine Expansion slots
Form factor
10U enclosure
6U or 10U enclosure
6U or 10U enclosure
Management
HP Systems Insight Manager
HP iLO 3 Standard for BladeSystem
Optional: HP Insight Control
HP Systems Insight Manager
HP iLO 2 Standard for BladeSystem
Optional: HP Insight Control
HP Systems Insight Manager
HP iLO 3 Standard for BladeSystem
Optional: HP Insight Control
Warranty (parts/labor/onsite)
3-year/0/0
3-year/0/0
3-year/3-year/3-year
HP related offerings
Support services­*
Recommended Installation and Startup for HP BladeSystem Infrastructure plus 3–5 year HP Support Plus 24 Care Pack.
Storage
Utilize the HP P4800 for converged storage solutions to take advantage of virtual connect connectivity to servers within the enclosure.
For internal enclosure storage, choose the HP D2200sb Storage Blade or X1800sb Network Storage Blade.
For internal enclosure storage with a virtual server environment choose HP P4000 VSA alone, or with the HP SB40c Storage Blade.
External storage options include the HP X1000, P2000 G3, HP P6000 Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA), and MDS600.
Protect your data with Ultrium Tape Blades or externally connected tape libraries and disk backup systems.
Infrastructure management
For essential infrastructure management across ProLiant Blades: HP Insight Control.
For advanced infrastructure management across ProLiant blades: Matrix Operating Environment.
For the latest product support, please refer to the product documentation.
*
All blades within a single HP BladeSystem enclosure must be at the same service level.
Server blade options—including memory DIMMs and hard drives—are available on select models;
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/proliantoptions or www.hp.com/go/integrityblades.
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladesystem
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Step 2: Choose your server blades (continued)
For different computing needs,
HP now offers more than servers.
We also offer workstation and
virtual desktop blade solutions.
Server blades
HP ProLiant BL465c G7
The BL465c is an ideal
choice for virtual workloads,
yet flexible enough for any
business application.
HP ProLiant BL490c G7
Reduce your cost per
virtual machine (VM)
with the high‑memory
capacity of this
virtualization blade.
HP ProLiant BL620c G7
Provides an ideal
combination of extensive
scalability, virtualization, and
performance allowing you to
do more with a two‑processor
server than ever before.
HP ProLiant BL680c G7
The world’s first ultra-terabyte
memory 4S blade provides
maximum performance and
unparalleled expansion
HP ProLiant BL685c G7
With a large memory
footprint and multi-core
processors, the BL685c G7
delivers cost-effective, dense
4-processor computing
for virtualization and
compute-intensive database
applications.
Number of
processors
1–2
1–2
1 or 2
2, 3, or 4
2–4
Maximum number
of cores
24
12
20
40
48
Processors supported
8 or 12-core
AMD ® Opteron processors:
Up to 2.6 GHz
4 or 6-core
Intel Xeon processors:
Up to 3.20 GHz
6, 8 or 10 core Intel Xeon
E7-2800/8800 family
4, 6, or 8 core Intel Xeon
6500/7500 series
Up to 2.40 GHz
6, 8 or 10 core Intel Xeon
E7-4800/8800 family
4, 6, or 8 core Intel Xeon
7500 series
Up to 2.40 GHz
8 or 12-core
AMD Opteron processors:
Up to 2.6 GHz
Cache
12 MB L3 per processor
Up to 12 MB L3 per
processor
To 30 MB L3 per processor
To 30 MB L3 per processor
12 MB L3 per processor
Maximum memory
512 GB
384 GB
1.0 TB
2.0 TB
1.0 TB
Network ports
Two (2) 10 Gb FlexFabric
Two (2) 10 Gb FlexFabric
Two (2) 10 Gb FlexFabric
Six (6) 10 Gb FlexFabric
Four (4) 10 Gb FlexFabric
Drives supported
2 hot plug SAS / SATA / SSD 2 SSD
2 hot-plug SAS /SATA/SSD
4 hot-plug SAS /SATA/SSD
2 hot plug SAS / SATA / SSD
Maximum internal
storage
1.2 TB
240 GB
2.0 TB
4.0 TB
1.2 TB
I/O expansion
2 PCIe Mezzanine
Expansion slots
2 PCIe Mezzanine
Expansion slots
3 PCIe Gen2 Expansion slots 7 PCIe Gen2 Expansion slots 3 PCIe Mezzanine
Expansion slots
Form factor
6U or 10U enclosure
6U or 10U enclosure
4 blades per 6U and 8
blades per 10U enclosure
2 blades per 6U and 4
blades per 10U enclosure
6U or 10U enclosure
Management
HP Systems Insight Manager
HP iLO 3 Standard for
BladeSystem
Optional: HP Insight Control
HP Systems Insight Manager
HP iLO 3 Standard for
BladeSystem
Optional: HP Insight Control
HP Systems Insight Manager
HP iLO 3 Standard for
BladeSystem
Optional: HP Insight Control
HP Systems Insight Manager
HP iLO 3 Standard for
BladeSystem
Optional: HP Insight Control
HP Systems Insight Manager
HP iLO 3 Standard for
BladeSystem
Optional: HP Insight Control
Warranty (parts/
labor/onsite)
3-year/3-year/3-year
3-year/3-year/3-year
3-year/3-year/3-year
3-year/3-year/3-year
3-year/3-year/3-year
HP related offerings
Support services*
Recommended Installation and Startup for HP BladeSystem Infrastructure plus 3–5 year HP Support Plus 24 Care Pack.
Storage
Utilize the HP P4800 for converged storage solutions to take advantage of virtual connect connectivity to servers within the enclosure.
For internal enclosure storage, choose the D2200sb Storage Blade or X1800sb Network Storage Blade.
For internal enclosure storage with a virtual server environment choose P4000 VSA alone, or with the HP SB40c Storage Blade.
External storage options include the HP X1000, P2000 G3 MSA, HP P4000, HP P6000 EVA, XP/P9500 and MDS600.
Protect your data with Ultrium Tape Blades or externally connected tape libraries and disk backup systems.
Infrastructure
management
For advanced infrastructure management across ProLiant blades: Matrix Operating Environment.
For the latest product support, refer to the product documentation.
* All blades within a single HP BladeSystem enclosure must be at the same service level.
Server blade options—including memory DIMM, hot-plug drives, solid state drives, and high-capacity SAS and SATA—are available on select models;
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/proliantoptions or www.hp.com/go/integrityblades.
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For more information, visit:
www.hp.com/go/bladesystem
Step 2: Choose your server blades (continued)
Server blades
HP Integrity BL860c i2
Cost-effective, mission-critical Converged
Infrastructure—a versatile and expandable
2-socket blade that is ideal for application‑tier
and transaction workloads, database, Java,
and technical computing applications.
HP Integrity BL870c i2
Flexible, mission-critical server blades,
combined with the efficiency of BladeSystem—
4-socket blade that is ideal for the database
tier of multi-tiered enterprise applications such
as SAP and Oracle.
HP Integrity BL890c i2
Kick off the mission-critical revolution with
industry’s first 8 socket UNIX® scale-up
server blade—ideal for larger mission-critical
workloads, such as enterprise resource
planning, customer relationship management,
business intelligence, and large shared‑memory
applications.
Number of processors
2
4
8
Maximum number of cores
8
16
32
Processors supported
Intel Itanium processor 9300 series
(quad-core, dual-core)
Intel Itanium processor 9300 series
(quad-core, dual-core)
Intel Itanium processor 9300 series
(quad-core, dual-core)
Cache
Up to 24 MB L3 per processor
Up to 24 MB L3 per processor
Up to 24 MB L3 per processor
Maximum memory
384 GB (24x16 GB)
768 GB (48x16 GB)
1.5 TB (96x16 GB)
Network ports
4 NIC ports via 2 NC532i Dual-Port Flex-10,
10GbE Multifunction Server Adapters
8 NIC ports via 4 NC532i Dual-Port Flex-10,
10GbE Multifunction Server Adapters
16 NIC ports via 8 NC532i Dual-Port Flex-10,
10GbE Multifunction Server Adapters
Drives supported
Up to 2 hot plug SAS / SSD
Up to 4 hot plug SAS / SSD
Up to 8 hot plug SAS / SSD
Maximum internal storage
1.2 TB
2.4 TB
4.8 TB
I/O expansion
3 PCIe Mezzanine Expansion slots
6 PCIe Mezzanine Expansion slots
12 PCIe Mezzanine Expansion slots
Form factor
6U or 10U enclosure
6U or 10U enclosure
6U or 10U enclosure
Management
HP Systems Insight Manager with iLO
Standard (iLO 3)
Optional: HP Insight Control
HP Systems Insight Manager with iLO
Standard (iLO 3)
Optional: HP Insight Control
HP Systems Insight Manager with iLO
Standard (iLO 3)
Optional: HP Insight Control
Warranty (parts/labor/
onsite)
3-year/3-year/3-year
3-year/3-year/3-year
3-year/3-year/3-year
®
®
HP related offerings
Support services*
Recommended Installation and Startup for HP BladeSystem Infrastructure plus 3–5 year HP Support Plus 24 Care Pack.
Storage
Utilize the HP P4800 for converged storage solutions to take advantage of virtual connect connectivity to servers within the enclosure.
For internal enclosure storage, choose the HP SB40c Storage Blade.
External options include the HP P2000 G3, HP P4000 SAN Solutions, P6000 EVA, XP/P9500, and MDS600.
Protect your data with Ultrium Tape Blades or externally connected tape libraries and disk backup systems.
Infrastructure Management
For essential infrastructure management across ProLiant blades: HP Insight Control.
For advanced infrastructure management across Integrity blades: Matrix Operating Environment for Integrity.
For the latest product support, refer to the product documentation.
* All blades within a single HP BladeSystem enclosure must be at the same service level.
Server blade options—including memory DIMM, hot-plug drives, solid state drives, and high-capacity SAS and SATA—are available on select models.
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/proliantoptions or www.hp.com/go/integrityblades.
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladesystem
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Step 3: Choose your storage infrastructure
Connect to external HP SAN, NAS, and backup solutions or put storage
solutions inside the same BladeSystem enclosure, side-by-side with your
server blades to add storage expansion and data protection quickly,
without adding a single cable. The HP portfolio addresses diverse
storage requirements and satisfies companies of all sizes:
P4800—highly available storage converged with BladeSystem for
virtual server environments
X9000—simple, efficient and adaptable Scale-out NAS solution
providing massive capacity and performance scalability
P2000 G3 MSA Disk Arrays—storage consolidation for small and
mid-sized companies and remote locations
P4000—highly available storage for virtual server environments
Did you know that HP BladeSystem is one of the most
affordable ways to connect servers to your Fibre
Channel-based SAN? The BladeSystem architecture
reduces cables and transceivers and can help you
save up to 64 percent 11 compared to traditional
rackmount environments.
For more information on SAN options from HP, visit:
www.hp.com/go/storage.
P6000 EVA—reducing storage management burden for demanding
application environments
XP and P9500—bulletproof storage for mission-critical applications
that cannot afford downtime
MDS600—high-density, cost-effective storage for BladeSystem
HP Blades
HP BladeSystem Storage options (external)
HP P4800 G2
SAN Solutions for
BladeSystem
HP X9000 Network
Storage Systems
HP P2000 G3
Modular Smart
Arrays
HP P4000 G2 SAN
Solutions
HP P6000 EVA
HP P9500/XP Disk
Arrays
HP 600 Modular
Disk System
Interconnect
Two 10 Gb Flex-10
ports with each
P4000sb blade
Ethernet 1 Gb,
10 Gb, InfiniBand.
Supports CIFS, NFS,
IBRIX, HTTP/S, FTP/S,
NDMP, & WebDAV
protocols
P2000 G3—8 Gb
Fibre Channel,
6 Gb SAS, 1GbE and
10GbE iSCSI
Two 1 Gb iSCSI
ports with each
P4000 SAN node;
optional field
upgrade to 10GbE
8 Gb/s Fibre
Channel, 1 Gb/s
iSCSI, 10 Gb/s iSCSI
and FCoE
8 Gb/s Fibre
Channel
10 Gb/s FCoE
4 Gb/s FICON
Direct connect SAS12
Drives
supported
Up to 1120 LFF SAS
drives
24 to 656 drives
depending on the
model
1 TB 6 G 7.2 k LFF
dual-port MDL SAS;
2 TB 6 G 7.2 k LFF
dual-port MDL SAS;
600 GB 6 G 15 k LFF
dual-port ENT SAS
depending on the
model
LFF: SAS, MDL SAS,
SATA
SFF: SAS, MDL SAS,
SATA
Up to 384 LFF SAS
Up to 450 SFF or
or MDL SAS drives
240 LFF SAS or
depending on model midline SAS drives
SFF SAS HDDs and
SSDs, Up to 2048
SFF SAS drives
Up to 70 LFF SAS or
SATA drives
Maximum
capacity
672 TB max
depending on
model. Capacity,
performance, and
redundancy increase
as additional nodes
are added to the
P4800 SAN
Up to 192 TB for the
X9320 (2 TB
MDL-SAS drives)
Up to 1.3 PB for the
X9720 (2 TB
MDL-SAS)
Up to 16 PB in the
single namespace
57.6 TB with LFF SAS
drives
288 TB with LFF SAS
MDL drives
192 TB with LFF SATA
MDL drives
134 TB with SFF SAS
drives
149 TB with SFF SAS
MDL drives
74 TB with SFF SATA
MDL drives
768 TB max
Up to 480 TB
depending on
model. Capacity,
performance, and
redundancy increase
as additional nodes
are added to the
P4000 SAN
Up to 2 PB
Up to 840 TB
supported in a
single BladeSystem
Enclosure
RAID levels
supported
RAID 10, 5, and 6
RAID 5 or 6
In addition, Network depending on the
RAID eliminates any model
single point of failure
in the SAN
RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6,
10, and 50
RAID 10, 5, and 6
In addition, Network
RAID eliminates any
single point of failure
in the SAN
RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID functionality
RAID 6
provided by P700m
Smart Array
controller installed in
each server
Warranty
(parts/labor/
onsite)
3-year/3-year/3-year 3-year/3-year/3-year 3-year, next-day,
next-day
next-day, 1-year
parts exchange
software
VRAID 0, VRAID 1,
VRAID 0+1, VRAID 5,
VRAID 0+5, VRAID
6, and Cross VRAID
Snaps
3-year, next-day,
3-year/3-year/3-year 3-year/3-year/3-year 3 year, 24x7, 4-hour
response for hardware parts exchange
next-day
HP related offerings
Support services
Recommended:
Installation and
Startup service, and
3-year Support Plus
24 service
Recommended:
Installation and
Startup service, and
3-year Support Plus
24 service.
Required: Installation
and startup service
Recommended:
HP P2000 G3
Family Disk Array
service, Installation
and Startup service,
and 3-year Support
Plus 24 service
Recommended:
Installation and
Startup service, and
3-year Support Plus
24 service
Recommended:
Installation and
Startup service, and
3-year Support Plus
24 service Installation
and Startup included
with P6300 EVA
Required: Installation
and Startup service.
Recommended:
3-year Critical
service
Recommended:
Installation and
Startup service, and
3-year Support Plus
24 service
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Comparing all HBA, transceiver, cable, and switch requirements of 16 c-Class server blades versus 16 standard 1U servers.
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Note: Enable iSCSI SAN capability in virtual server environments by leveraging the HP P4800 standalone, or with HP MDS600, together with HP P4000 Virtual SAN Appliance.
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For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/storage/blades
Step 3: Choose your storage infrastructure (continued)
VLS—Data deduplication Fibre Channel appliance with multi-node support for cost-effective backup of data centers and
remote offices
HP StoreOnce—Data deduplication appliance enabling low bandwidth replication for cost-effective backup of data
centers and remote offices
Tape Automation—Tape autoloaders for efficient, unattended, and cost-effective backups
Data Protector—HP Data Backup and Protection suite of software for complete end-to-end data protection
HP Blades
HP BladeSystem Data Protection options
HP Virtual Library Systems
HP StoreOnce Backup Systems
with Deduplication
HP Tape Automation
HP Data Protector Soft
Interconnect
4x4 Gb Fibre Channel Depending
on model
2x8 Gb Fibre Channel, 2x1 Gb
iSCSI, 213 10GbE
4x4 Gb Fibre Channel, 2x8 Gb
Fibre Channel, 6 Gb SAS
Capacity
Scalable up to 640 TB usable
capacity, 768 TB raw
Scalable up to 72 TB usable
capacity, 96 TB raw
Up to 3 TB per drive, up to 6
drives per autoloader
Up to 12 TB usable capacity,
18 TB raw
Transfer rate
Up to 17.2 TB/hr
Up to 4.0 TB/hr
Up to 3 TB/hr
Format
N/A
N/A
N/A
Media compatibility/RAID
levels supported
Hardware RAID 6
Hardware RAID 6 and 5.
1 hot spare per shelf
LTO-5
LTO-4
LTO-3
Form factor
Rack-based external data
protection
Rack-based. 1U, 2U, and 4U
depending on model
Rack-based external data protection
Obtain 24/7 information access
and quick disaster recovery
• Reduce risks by avoiding the
loss of business-critical information
that impacts your ability to run the
business
• Achieve business-driven
recovery objectives with recovery
of data in minutes
• Manage data effectively
within existing budgets and
infrastructure, even as the quantity
of data grows
• Protect data on the physical and
virtual infrastructures from one
centralized platform
Warranty
1-year/1-year/1-year, next day
response with 9x5 phone support
1-year/1-year/1-year, next day
response with 9x5 phone support
1-year/1-year/1-year, next day
response with 9x5 phone support
Recommended: 3-year, 24x7
hardware support
Recommended: 3-year, 24x7
hardware support depending on
model
Recommended: 3-year, 24x7
hardware support
HP related offerings
Support services
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Recommended: HP Software
Support 9x5
HP Software Support 24x7
Note: Enable iSCSI SAN capability in virtual server environments by leveraging the HP MDS600 together with HP P4000 Virtual SAN Appliance.
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/storage/blades
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Step 3: Choose your storage infrastructure (continued)
HP D2200sb storage blade—Delivers direct attached storage for the adjacent server blade, and shared iSCSI storage with HP P4000 Virtual
SAN Appliance
HP SB40c storage blade—Delivers direct attached storage for the adjacent server blade, and shared iSCSI storage with HP P4000 Virtual
SAN Appliance
HP X1800sb—Combine the X1800sb with the SB40c Storage Blade or D200sb storage blade to enable file serving and iSCSI shared
storage inside the BladeSystem enclosure
HP X3800sb—Flexible SAN gateway built for HP BladeSystem, consolidates file-serving access onto FC, SAS, or iSCSI storage
HP Blades
HP BladeSystem Storage options (internal)
HP D2200sb Storage Blade
HP SB40c Storage Blade
HP X1800sb G2 Network
Storage Blade
HP X3800sb G2 Network
Storage Gateway
HP Tape Blades
Interconnect
Direct attach over PCIe. (iSCSI
SAN storage when configured
with HP P4000 VSA on
adjacent server blade)
Direct attach over PCIe (iSCSI
SAN storage when configured
with HP P4000 VSA on
adjacent server blade)
SAN connect: iSCSI, FC,
and SAS
SAN connect: iSCSI, FC,
and SAS
Up to 6 GB/sec SAS
Drives
supported
Up to 12 SFF SAS drives
Up to 6 SFF SAS or SATA
drives
Two local 146 GB SFF SAS
drives are pre-installed
with Microsoft Windows
Storage Server 2008 R2,
Standard x64 Edition
Two local 146 GB SFF SAS
drives are pre-installed
with Microsoft Windows
Storage Server 2008 R2,
Enterprise x64 Edition
LTO-5 Ultrium (read and write)
LTO-4 Ultrium (read and write)
Up to 1 TB per hour at 2:1
compression
Maximum
capacity
Up to 7.2 TB raw SAS
Up to 12 TB raw SATA
Up to 3.6 TB raw SAS
Up to 6.0 TB raw SATA
Combine with the HP SB40c
or HP D2200sb storage
blade for shared storage
inside the enclosure or use
as a gateway to unlimited
external storage
Gateway to unlimited external
storage
1.6 TB to 3 TB (2:1
compression)
Form factor
Half-height storage blade
Half-height storage blade
Half-height storage blade
Half-height server blade
Half-height storage blade
RAID levels
supported
RAID 0, 1+0, 5, and 6
RAID 0, 1+0, 5, and 6
OS drives configured with
RAID 1
OS drives configured with
RAID 1
N/A
Warranty
(parts/labor/
onsite)
3-year parts exchange
3-year parts/3-year labor/3year NDB onsite
Hardware—3-year/3-year/
3-year
Software—1-year, 9x5 NBD
Hardware—3-year/3-year/
3-year
Software—1-year, 9x5 NBD
3-year, next-day, parts
exchange
Recommended: Installation and
Startup for HP BladeSystem
Infrastructure and 3-year,
24x7 hardware support
Recommended: 3-year,
Support Plus 24 and
Enhanced 3-year, Proactive
24 service
Recommended: 3-year,
Support Plus 24 and
Enhanced 3-year, Proactive
24 service
Recommended: 3-year, 24x7
hardware support
HP related offerings
Support services
Recommended: Installation and
Startup for HP BladeSystem
Infrastructure and 3-year, 24x7
hardware support
Solid State Storage Mezzanines
HP IO Accelerator for HP BladeSystem c-Class
Ideal for organizations faced with increasing demands for better application performance from their technology infrastructure.
Capacity (Native)
160 GB SLC, and 320 GB MLC, 640 GB MLC
Servers supported
BL280c G6, BL460c, BL460c G6, BL460c G7, BL490c G6, BL490c G7, BL465c G6, BL465c G7, BL480c, BL495c G6, BL680c G6,
BL685c G5, BL685c G6, BL620c G7, and BL680c G7
Maximum IOPS
145,000 IOPS <with the 640 GB card>
Supported operating systems
RHEL 4, 5, 6 (64-bit support only); SLES 10 (64-bit support only), Windows Server x86-64 2003, 2008 (64-bit support only). VMware ESX 4.0
update 1, VMware ESX 4.1 (64-bit support only), SLES 11
Warranty (parts/labor/onsite)
3-year/0/0
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For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/storage/blades
Step 4: Choose your interconnects
Reduce your Ethernet, Fibre Channel, or InfiniBand cables, switch ports, and other network equipment by up to 90 percent 14 by using fewer
cables between your server and the network.
Interconnects
Virtual Connect modules
HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10 Gb/24-port
Module
HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 10 Gb Ethernet Module HP Virtual Connect 1/10 Gb-F Ethernet Module
Blade type
Single bay
Single bay
Single bay
Network connections
16x10 Gb downlinks to servers; 2x10 Gb cross
connects; 4x10 Gb external SR, LR fiber and copper
uplinks SFP+ (Enet/FC); 4x10 Gb external SR, LRM,
and LR fiber and copper uplinks SFP+ (Enet); 1
internal interface to c-Class Onboard Administrator
Module
16x10 Gb downlinks to server NICs; 2x10 Gb
cross connects; 1x10 Gb copper uplink CX-4
8x10 Gb SFP+ (or 1 Gb SFP) SR, LR, or LRM fiber
and copper cables (10 Gb) or RJ-45 copper
(1 Gb); 1 management USB port; 1 internal
interface to c-Class Onboard Administrator Module
16x1 Gb downlinks midplane; 1x10 Gb cross
connect; 1x10 Gb copper uplinks CX-4; 2x10 Gb
SR or LR fiber uplinks XFP; 2x1 Gb SX or RJ-45 fiber
uplinks SFP; 4x1 Gb 1000/100/10 Gb copper
uplinks RJ-45; 1 management USB port; 1 internal
interface to c-Class Onboard Administrator Module
Media types
Fibre Channel SFP/SFP+
2/4/8 Gb short wave up to 500 m; 1/2/4 Gb
long wave up to 10 km
Ethernet SFP/SFP+
0GbE SR, LR, and LRM; 10GbE copper direct
attached cable; 1GbE SX; 1GbE 1000Base-T
copper
Twinax CX-4 (IB4x), SFP+ copper cables
SFP SX, RJ-45, FX SR, and LR
Copper RJ-45 100 Ohm 2-pair, Cat5 UTP,
Twinax CX-4 (IB4x)
Performance
Line Rate, full-duplex; 240 Gb/s bridging fabric; Line Rate, full-duplex 240 Gb/s bridging fabric,
1.2 µs on Ethernet only ports; 1.7u µs Ethernet/FC 2 μsec latency
ports; Maximum Ethernet frame size 9216 (Jumbo
Frame); Maximum FC frame size 2148 bytes
(2112 byte payload); buffer-to-buffer flow control
management; packet prioritization
Protocol support
IEEE 802.1Qbb (preliminary), 802.1Qaz
(preliminary), 802.1AB, 802.1D, 802.1Q, IEEE
802.2, 802.3ad; INCITS FC-BB-5 Rev 2.00
INCITS T11 N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV)
802.1AB, 802.1D, 802.1Q, IEEE 802.2, 802.3ad 802.1AB, 802.1D, 802.1Q, IEEE 802.2, 802.3ad
Management
Simple and intuitive Graphical User Interface,
and Setup Wizards; Embedded SNMP v1, v2;
SMI-S; Command Line Interface; Port Mirroring—
any uplink port can be used as a dedicated
mirrored port from the server port(s)
Simple and intuitive Graphical User Interface,
and Setup Wizards; Embedded SNMP v1, v2,
Command Line Interface; Port Mirroring—any
uplink port can be used as a dedicated mirrored
port from the server port(s)
Simple and intuitive Graphical User Interface,
and Setup Wizards, Embedded SNMP v1, v2,
Command Line Interface; Port Mirroring—any
uplink port can be used as a dedicated mirrored
port from the server port(s)
Extended management
features
Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager (VCEM) support,
supports PXE, WOL, port VLAN, VLAN Tagging,
VLAN pass through, IGMP Snooping, NIC Teaming
Integrated with Onboard Administrator, HP
Systems Insight Manager, HP Storage Essentials
(FC Management MIB); Telnet, and SNMP
VCEM support, supports PXE, WOL, port
VLAN, VLAN Tagging, VLAN pass through,
IGMP Snooping, NIC Teaming, Integrated with
Onboard Administrator HP Systems Insight
Manager, Telnet, and SNM
VCEM support, supports PXE, WOL, port
VLAN, VLAN Tagging, VLAN pass through,
IGMP Snooping, NIC Teaming, Integrated with
Onboard Administrator HP Systems Insight
Manager, Telnet, and SNM
High-availability
features
Link Aggregation Protocol; automatic loop
protection; mirrored profile database; multi-path
heartbeat between redundant modules
Link Aggregation Protocol; automatic loop
avoidance; mirrored profile database; multi-path
heartbeat between redundant modules
Link Aggregation Protocol; automatic loop
avoidance; mirrored profile database; multi-path
heartbeat between redundant modules
Security
LDAP, SSL, TACACS+, RADIUS, role based
management
LDAP, SSL, TACACS+, RADIUS, role based
management
LDAP, SSL, TACACS+, RADIUS, role based
management
Maximum per enclosure 8
8
8
Warranty (parts/labor/
onsite)
1-year/1-year/1-year
1-year/1-year/1-year
1-year/1-year/1-year
Part number
571956-B21
455880-B21 591973-B21 (Dual Module with VCEM)
447047-B21
Line Rate, full-duplex 62 Gb/s bridging fabric,
less than 4 μsec latency
HP related offerings
Support services*
Recommended: Enhanced Network Installation and Startup service for HP BladeSystem interconnect modules.
Software
Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager centralizes connection management and workload mobility for thousands of servers.
External storage
iSCSI storage such as HP P4000 G2 SAN Solutions or P2000 G3 P2000 G3, P6000 EVA, XP, P9500.
* All blades within a single HP BladeSystem enclosure must be at the same service level.
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Comparing all cable requirements of 16 c-Class server blades versus 16 standard 1U servers.
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/interconnects or www.hp.com/go/virtualconnect
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Step 4: Choose your interconnects (continued)
Interconnects (continued)
Virtual Connect modules
HP Virtual Connect 8 Gb 20-Port Fibre Channel Module for
BladeSystem
HP Virtual Connect 8 Gb 24-Port Fibre Channel Module
Blade type
Single bay
Single bay
Network connections
16 internal 8 Gb downlinks presented as F_Ports 4 external 8 Gb
uplinks presented as N_Ports
16 internal 8 Gb downlinks presented as F_Ports 8 external 8 Gb
uplinks presented as N_Ports
Media types
8 Gb Optical Short Wave Transceiver (SFP+)
4 Gb Optical Short Wave Transceiver (SFP)
4/8 Gb Optical Short Wave Transceiver (SFP+)
4/8 Gb Optical Long Wave Transceiver up to 10 km (SFP+)
Performance
Up to 1600 MB/s throughput per port
Maximum frame size 2148 bytes
(2112 byte payload)
Bandwidth of 852 MB @ 8 Gb/s
Full Duplex Aggregate Bandwidth up to 17.04 GB
Full Duplex Fabric Latency < 0.1 μsec @ 8 Gb/s
Up to 1600 MB/s throughput per port
Maximum frame size 2148 bytes (2112 byte payload)
Bandwidth of 852 MB @ 8 Gb/s Full Duplex
Protocol support
NCITS T11 N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV)
NCITS T11 N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV)
Management
Simple and intuitive Graphical User Interface and Setup Wizards
accessible through VC Ethernet module Command Line Interface
accessible through VC Ethernet module Embedded SNMP v1 and v2
SMI-S
Simple and intuitive Graphical User Interface, and Setup Wizards
accessible through VC Ethernet module Command Line Interface
accessible through VC Ethernet module Embedded SNMP v1 and v2
SMI-S
Extended management features
VCEM support HP Storage Essentials (FC Management MIB)
VCEM support HP Storage Essentials (FC Management MIB)
High-availability features
All VC-FC modules provide the highest levels of availability and
reliability. Modules detect uplink port connectivity loss and automatically
moves server connections to another available uplink port within the
same module. HBAs are dynamically re-mapped without downtime to the
SAN.
All VC-FC modules provide the highest levels of availability
and reliability. Modules detect uplink port connectivity loss and
automatically moves server connections to another available uplink
port within the same module. HBAs are dynamically re-mapped
without downtime to the SAN.
Security
LDAP, SSL, role-based management
LDAP, SSL, role-based management
Maximum per enclosure
6
6
Warranty (parts/labor/onsite)
1-year/1-year/1-year
1-year/1-year/1-year
Part number
572019-B21
466482-B21
HP related offerings
Support services*
Recommended: Enhanced Network Installation and Startup service for HP BladeSystem interconnect switches and modules.
Software
Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager centralizes connection management and workload mobility for thousands of servers.
External storage
iSCSI with HP P4000 G2 SAN Solutions or P2000 G3, P6000 EVA, XP, P9500.
* All blades within a single HP BladeSystem enclosure must be at the same service level.
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For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/interconnects
Step 4: Choose your interconnects (continued)
Interconnects
Ethernet switches
Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3020 for HP
BladeSystem c-Class
Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3120G/3120X
HP GbE2c Layer 2/3 Ethernet Blade Switch
Performance
48 Gb switching fabric
128 Mb DDR SDRAM
32 Mb Flash memory
80 Gb switching fabric
256 Mb SDRAM
64 Mb Flash memory
48 Gb switching fabric
128 Mb SDRAM
16 Mb Flash memory
Port configuration
16 internal 1 Gb downlinks
8 external 10/100/1000 SFP/BASE-T uplinks
2 configurable as cross-connects
1 management console port
16 internal 1 Gb downlinks
4 external 10/100/1000/ BASE-T uplinks
2 internal cross connects
4 optional external 10/100/1000 SFP uplinks
2 external 10 Gb X2 uplinks (3120X only)
16 internal 1 Gb downlinks
5 external 10/100/1000 BASE-T uplinks
2 internal cross-connects
1 management console port
Management features
CiscoWorks, SNMP v1, v2, v3, Telnet, and CLI
CiscoWorks SNMP v1, v2, v3, Telnet, and CLI
Dual-mode CLI—AOS and iSCLI, SNMP v1,
v2, v3, HTTP, HTTPS, NTP server support, and
RMON
High-availability features
Per VLAN Spanning Tree Plus
Uplink Fast
Port Fast
Bridge Protocol Data Unit
Per VLAN Spanning Tree Plus
Uplink Fast
Port Fast
Bridge Protocol Data Unit
Link Aggregation Protocol
Uplink failure detection
Spanning Tree
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Protocols supported
SSH v2, 802.1s, 802.1w, 802.1x, 802.3ad,
802.3x, 802.1d, 802.1p, 802.1q, 802.3,
802.3u, 802.3ab, and 802.3z
SSH v2, 802.1s, 802.1w, 802.1x, 802.3ad,
802.3x, 802.1d, 802.1p, 802.1q, 802.3,
802.3u, 802.3ab, and 802.3z
SSH v2, TACACS, TACACS+, RADIUS, 802.3,
802.3u, 802.3ab, 802.1d, 802.1s, 802.1w,
802.1p, 802.3ac, and 802.1x
Warranty
(parts/labor/onsite)
1-year/1-year/1-year
3-year software updates
1-year/1-year/1-year
3-year software updates
1-year/1-year/1-year
HP related offerings
Support services
Recommended: HP BladeSystem Enclosure service
Options
1000 Base SX Fiber SFP Module
IP Services Software upgrade license for
Cisco 3120 Series, 1000 Base SX Fiber SFP
Module, 10 Gb CX4 X2 Module (3120X),
10 Gb SR X2 Module (3120X), 10 Gb LRM
X2 Module (3120X), 0.5, 1.0, and 3.0 meter
stacking cables
Fiber SFP module kit (maximum 2 per
switch), Premium Software Subscription
service
External storage
iSCSI with HP P4000 G2 SAN Solutions or P2000 G3
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/interconnects
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Step 4: Choose your interconnects (continued)
Interconnects (continued)
Ethernet switches
HP Networking 6120G/XG Blade Switch
HP Networking 6120XG Blade Switch
Performance
106 Gb switching fabric
512 Mb SDRAM
256 Mb Flash memory
480 Gb switching fabric
512 Mb SDRAM
640 Mb Flash memory
Port configuration
16 internal 1 Gb downlinks
4 external 10/100/1000BASE-T uplinks 2 external SFP Uplinks
2 external SFP uplinks 1 external 10 Gb CX4 uplink
2 external 10 Gb XFP ports
1 internal 10 Gb cross-connect
1 management console port
16 internal 10 Gb downlinks
8 external 10 Gb SFP+ (1 Gb SFP) ports including one shared CX-4
Port‑Supports SR/LR/LRM
Up to two internal 10 Gb cross-connects
1 management console port
Management features
PCM/PCM+, SNMP v1, v2, v3, HTTP, HTTPS, NTP server support,
RMON, sFlow, SNTP auth
PCM/PCM+, SNMP v1, v2, v3, HTTP, HTTPS, NTP server support,
RMON, sFlow, SNTP auth
High-availability features
Link Aggregation Protocol
Uplink failure detection
Spanning Tree
Link Aggregation Protocol
Uplink failure detection
Spanning Tree
Protocols supported
SSH v2, TACACS, TACACS+, RADIUS, 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab,
802.1ab, 802.1d, 802.1s, 802.1w, 802.1p, 802.1q, 802.3ac, and
802.1x
SSH v2, TACACS, TACACS+, RADIUS, 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab,
802.1ab, 802.1d, 802.1s, 802.1w, 802.1p, 892.1q, 802.3ac, and
802.1x, Converged Enhanced Ethernet (802.1Qaz - Data Center Bridging
Capability Exchange Protocol (DCBX), 802.1Qbb—Priority‑based Flow
Control, 802.1Qaz - Enhanced Transmission Selection)
Warranty (parts/labor/
onsite)
1/1/1
Lifetime replacement
1/1/1
Lifetime replacement
HP related offerings
Support services
Recommended: HP BladeSystem Enclosure service
Options
SFP+/XFP/SFP Modules, DAC Cables modules
External Storage
iSCSI storage such as HP P4000 G2 SAN Solutions or P2000 G3
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For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/interconnects
Step 4: Choose your interconnects (continued)
Interconnects
Fibre Channel switches
Brocade 8 Gb SAN Switch for
HP BladeSystem c-Class
Cisco MDS 8 Gb Fabric Switch for
HP BladeSystem c-Class
Performance
8 Gb/s, non-blocking and
auto-sensing 2/4/8 Gb
8 Gb/s, non-blocking and
auto-sensing 2/4/8 Gb
Port configuration
384 Gb/s (end-to-end)
384 Gb/s (end-to-end)
Management features
Web Tools; Advanced zoning; Power Pack+ (bundled or optional):
Adaptive Networking, Server Application Optimization, ISL Trunking,
Advanced Performance Monitoring, Fabric Watch, Extended
Fabrics; SAN Network Advisor (optional)
Cisco MDS 9000 Family Command Line Interface (CLI), Cisco Fabric
Manager, Cisco Fabric Manager Server for HP BladeSystem c-Class
(optional), Cisco Enterprise Package for HP BladeSystem c-Class
(optional), Cisco Fabric Manager Server Enterprise Package Bundle
for HP BladeSystem c-Class (optional)
High-availability features
Redundant switches; hot pluggable; non-disruptive software upgrades
Redundant switches; hot pluggable; non-disruptive software upgrades
Protocols supported
Fibre Channel
Fibre Channel
Warranty (parts/labor/
onsite)
1-year/1-year/1-year
1-year/1-year/1-year
Recommended 3-year, 24x7 hardware support service
Recommended 3-year, 24x7 hardware support service
SFP+ (short wave)
SFPs (short wave, long wave)
SFP+ (short range, long range)
SFPs (short range, long range)
HP related offerings
Support services
Options
External Storage
HP P2000 G3 FC/MSA2000 G2, P6000/EVA, and P9500/XP disk arrays HP P2000 G3 FC/MSA2000 G2, EVA, P9500/XP disk arrays
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/interconnects
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Step 4: Choose your interconnects (continued)
Interconnects (continued)
Fibre Channel HBA Mezzanine cards
HP BLc Emulex
LPe1205-HP
8 Gb FC HBA for
HP BladeSystem15
QLogic QMH2562
8 Gb FC HBA for
HP BladeSystem15
Emulex LPe1105-HP
4 Gb FC HBA for
HP BladeSystem
HP QLogic QMH2462
4 Gb FC HBA for
HP BladeSystem
Brocade 804
8 Gb FC HBA for HP
BladeSystem c-Class
Performance
Up to 200,000 I/Os per
second per channel
Up to 200,000 I/Os per
second per channel
115,000 IOPS per port
150,000 IOPS per port
Up to 500,000 IOPS
per port
Port configuration
Dual 8 Gb Fibre Channel
ports
Dual 8 Gb Fibre Channel
ports
Dual 4 Gb Fibre Channel
ports
Dual 4 Gb Fibre Channel
ports
Dual 8 Gb Fibre Channel
ports
Management features
Emulex installation
and management tools
automate installation and
provide local and remote
HBA configuration and
management
QLogic SANsurfer
FC HBA Manager for
centralized management
and remote control of
distributed HBAs
Emulex installation
and management tools
automate installation and
provide local and remote
HBA configuration and
management
QLogic SANsurfer
FC HBA Manager for
centralized management
and remote control of
distributed HBAs
Integrates into
HP Data Center
Fabric Manager
High-availability features
Multi-path support for
redundant HBAs and
paths
Multi-path support for
redundant HBAs and
paths
Multi-path support for
redundant HBAs and
paths
Multi-path support for
redundant HBAs and
paths
Multi-path support for
redundant HBAs and
paths
Protocols supported
Full support for both FC
service class 2 and 3
Fibre Channel
Full support for both FC
service class 2 and 3
Full support for both FC
service class 2 and 3
Full support for both FC
service Class 2 and 3
Warranty (parts/labor/onsite)
1-year/1-year/1-year
1-year/1-year/1-year
1-year/1-year/1-year
1-year/1-year/1-year
1-year/1-year/1-year
Ethernet Network Adapter Mezzanines
NC325m Quad-Port
1GbE Adapter
NC360m Dual-Port
1GbE Adapter
NC364m Quad-Port
1GbE Adapter
NC382m Dual-Port Multifunction
GbE Adapter
IEEE compliance
802.1p, 802.1Q,
802.3, 802.3ad and 802.3x
802.1p, 802.1Q,
802.3, 802.3ad and 802.3x
802.1p, 802.1Q,
802.3, 802.3ad and 802.3x
802.1p, 802.1Q,
802.3, 802.3ad and 802.3x
Ports and transfer rate
4 @ 2,000 Mbps
2 @ 2,000 Mbps
4 @ 2,000 Mbps
2 @ 2,000 Mbps
Form factor
x4 PCIe, type I card
x4 PCIe, type I card
x4 PCIe, type I card
x4 PCIe, type I card
Network controller
Dual Broadcom 5715S
Intel 82571EB
Dual Intel 82571EB
Dual Broadcom 5709S
PXE
•
PXE boot with VC modules only
PXE boot with VC modules only
TOE, accelerated iSCSI,
and iSCSI boot
N/A
TOE (Windows)
TOE (Windows)
TOE (Windows), Accelerated
iSCSI and iSCSI boot
(Windows and Linux)
Adapter teaming
•
•
•
•
Warranty16
(parts/labor/onsite)
1-year/0/016
1-year/0/016
1-year/0/016
1-year/0/016
Hardware features
®
Software features
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Not supported on any G5 server blade, nor the BL465c G6, or the BL495c G6.
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Or the warranty of the server that holds the adapter, whichever is greater.
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For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/interconnects
Step 4: Choose your interconnects (continued)
Ethernet Network Adapter
Mezzanines (continued)
NC542m Dual-Port
Flex‑10 10GbE
Multifunction BLc
Adapter
NC532m Dual-Port
Flex‑10 10GbE
Multifunction BLc
Adapter
HP NC550m 10 Gb
NC551m Dual‑Port
2-port PCIe x8 Flex‑10 FlexFabric 10 Gb
Ethernet Adapter
Converged Network
Adapter
HP NC552m 10 Gb
HP NC553m 10 Gb
2-port Flex-10 Ethernet 2-port FlexFabric
Adapter
Adapter
IEEE compliance
802.1p, 802.1q,
802.3u, 802.3ad,
802.3ae, 802.3x,
802.3z, and
802.3ap (10GBaseKX4)
802.3u, 802.3x,
802.3ad, 802.1p,
802.1q, 802.3z,
802.3ae, and
802.3ap (10GBaseKX4)
802.3ae, 802.3ap,
802.1q, 802.1qau,
802.3x, 802.1p,
802.3ad, 802.3u
and 802.3z
802.3ae, 802.3az,
802.3ap, 802.1q,
802.1qau, 802.3x,
802.1p, 802.3ad,
802.3u and 802.3z
Ports and transfer rate
2 @ 20,000 Mbps
2 @ 20,000 Mbps
2 @ 20,000 Mbps
2 @ 20,000 Mbps
2 @ 20,000 Mbps
2 @ 20,000 Mbps
Form factor
x8 PCIe 2.0 type 1
card
x8 PCIe 2.0 type 1
card
x8 PCIe 2.0 type 1
card
x8 PCIe 2.0 Type 1
card
x8 PCIe 2.0 type 1
card
x8 PCIe 2.0 type 1
card
Network controller
Mellanox ConnectX-2
EN
Broadcom 57711
Blade Engines 2
Blade Engines 2
Blade Engines 3
Blade Engines 3
Yes
Yes
Yes
Hardware features
802.1p, 802.3ad,
802.3x, 802.1q,
802.1qau 802.3u,
802.3ae, 802.3ap
(10GBase-KX4) and
802.3z
802.1p, 802.1q,
802.1qau, 802.3u,
802.3ad, 802.3ae,
802.3ap (10GBaseKX4), 802.3x and
802.3z
Software features
PXE
TOE, accelerated iSCSI,
and iSCSI boot
TOE (Windows)
TOE (Windows),
Accelerated iSCSI
(Windows and Linux)
TOE (Windows)
TOE (Windows)
TOE (Windows)
TOE, Accelerated
iSCSI and iSCSI boot
Adapter teaming
•
•
•
•
•
•
Warranty17
(parts/labor/onsite)
1-year/0/015
1-year/0/015
1-year/0/015
1-year/0/0
1-year/0/015
1-year/0/015
InfiniBand switch module
HP BLc 4X QDR IB Switch
HP BLc 4X DDR IB G2 Switch
Performance
40 Gb/s (QDR) per port, 2.5 Tbps switching capacity
20 Gb/s (DDR) per port, 1.28 Tbps switching capacity
Port configuration
16 4X QDR QSFP uplink ports
16 4X DDR QSFP uplink ports
Management features
Externally managed
Externally managed
Support notes
Require subnet manager on the fabric. Supported only on new
RoSH 6 of 6 compliant c7000 enclosure
Require subnet manager on the fabric
Protocols supported
IBTA
IBTA
Warranty (parts/labor/onsite)
1-year part exchange
1-year part exchange
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Or the warranty of the server that holds the adapter, whichever is greater.
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/interconnects
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Step 4: Choose your interconnects (continued)
HP direct connect storage extends BladeSystem storage options by directly connecting the BladeSystem chassis to an external shared storage.
The 6 Gb SAS switch is a double wide interconnect module that enables each server blade with a Smart Array P700m controller card to
communicate with the HP P3000 G3. The HP Smart Array P700m controller is also one of the highest performing controllers in the SAS
portfolio, providing new levels of reliability for HP server blades.
Interconnects (continued)
InfiniBand mezzanine HCA
HP 4X QDR IB Dual-Port Mezzanine HCA
HP IB 4X DDR Dual-Port Mezzanine HCA
Performance
4x quad data rate (40 Gb/s)
4x double data rate (20 Gb/s)
Port configuration
Dual-Port
Dual-Port
Management features
OFED driver stack
OFED driver stack
Supported ProLiant BL
BL280c G6, BL460c G6, and BL490c G6
BL260c G5, BL280 G6, BL2x220c G5, BL460c, BL460c G5,
BL460c G6, BL465c G5, BL480c, BL490c G6, BL495c G5,
BL680c G5, BL685c, BL685c G5, and BL685c G6
Supported Integrity BL
N/A
BL860c
Warranty (parts/labor/onsite)
1-year part exchange
1-year part exchange
Direct connect SAS controller and switch
HP 3Gb SAS Switch for
HP BladeSystem c-Class
HP 6Gb SAS Switch for
HP BladeSystem c-Class
HP Smart Array P700m
Controller
HP Smart Array P711m
Controller
HP Smart Array P712m Controller18
Performance
3 Gb/s SAS
6 Gb/s SAS
3 Gb/s SAS
Available 512 MB BBWC
6 Gb/s SAS
Includes 1 GB FBWC
6 Gb/s SAS
Available 256 MB Cache
Port configuration
Eight 3 Gb/s SAS ports
Eight 6 Gb/s SAS ports
4 external 2x SAS
connections through the
blade mezzanine connector
4 external 2x SAS
connections through the
blade mezzanine connector
2 internal 1x SAS connections
2 external 2x SAS connections
through the blade mezzanine
connector (external only enabled
with cache)
Management features
Virtual SAS Manager
Virtual SAS Manager
Smart Array management
with online array expansion,
RAID migration, and online
spares
Smart Array management
with online array expansion,
RAID migration, and online
spares (with BBWC upgrade)
Smart Array management with
online array expansion, RAID
migration, and online spares (with
BBWC upgrade)
Availability features
Redundant switches for
high availability and
path failover
Redundant switches for
high availability and
path failover
Battery backed write cache,
RAID (including RAID 6
with ADG, RAID migration
Recovery ROM)
Flash backed write cache,
RAID (including RAID 6
with ADG, RAID migration
Recovery ROM)
RAID 0/1
Protocols supported
3 Gb/s SAS/1.5 Gb/s
SATA
6 Gb/s SAS/3 Gb/s
SATA
3 Gb/s SAS/1.5 Gb/s SATA
6 Gb/s SAS/3 Gb/s SATA
6 Gb/s SAS/3 Gb/s SATA
Warranty (parts/
labor/onsite)
1-year/1-year/1-year
1-year/1-year/1-year
3-year/0/0
3-year/0/0
3-year/0/0
HP related offerings
Capacity for server
blades
Shared SAS storage: Each BladeSystem enclosure supports up to four P2000 G3 storage arrays configured with three additional drive enclosures, for up
to 288 LFF SAS or SATA drives.
Zoned SAS storage: Each BladeSystem enclosure supports up to six MDS600 storage devices, for up to 420 LFF SAS or SATA drives.
Data protection
HP 1/8 G2 Autoloader and MSL Tape Libraries with SAS tape drives connect to the direct connect SAS switch to protect data on your server blades.
Note: With a SAS Mezzanine card and the new 3 Gb SAS BL Switch, you can connect external disk and tape solutions with a simple cable connection.
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Supports the BL280c G6 only.
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For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/interconnects
Step 5: Choose your BladeSystem enclosure
Now that you have a good idea of the number of server and storage blades and interconnect modules you may need,
it’s time to choose the right enclosure for the size of your solution and your environment.
HP BladeSystem enclosures come in two sizes and share the same server, storage, and networking components.
BladeSystem enclosure
HP BladeSystem c3000 enclosure
This smaller, versatile design is ideal for small sites like business offices or
branch locations that only need up to 8 server or storage components
at a time. It is ideal because it plugs right into the wall, uses standard
power, and does not need special air conditioning. It also includes many
useful features to help a small staff be more productive with less effort.
HP BladeSystem c7000 enclosure
A larger, modular block of infrastructure is ideal for bigger
data centers. It holds up to 16 different types of server and storage
blades with twice as many interconnect expansion slots available to run
nearly any application in a dynamic, high-performance IT environment.
Device bays
Up to 8 server and storage blades, mixed configurations supported
Up to 16 server and storage blades, mixed configurations supported
Interconnect bays
4
8 (up to 4 redundant I/O fabrics)
Power supplies
Up to 6x1,200 W
Up to 6x2,400 W
Fans
Up to 6 hot-plug Active Cool fans
Up to 10 hot-plug Active Cool fans
BladeSystem onboard
administrator
Up to 2
Up to 2
Height
6U rack model or tower model
10U
Warranty (parts/labor/onsite)
3-year/3-year/3-year
3-year/3-year/3-year
HP related offerings
Support services
Refer to the section “HP Services for BladeSystem c3000/c7000 enclosures”
Options
10000 G2 Series rack, Active Cool 100 fans, c3000 Power Supplies
10000 G2 Series rack, Active Cool 200 fans, c7000 Power supplies
HP BladeSystem devices supported
All
All
All
All
ProLiant, Integrity, and NonStop server blades
c-Class Interconnect modules
c-Class Storage Blades
P2000 G3, HP P4000 G2, P6000 EVA, and XP/P9500 products
For a complete list of supported options, visit: www.hp.com/go/productbulletin.
HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator is the enclosure
management processor, subsystem, and firmware base used
to support the HP BladeSystem c-Class enclosures and all the
managed devices contained within the enclosure.
Onboard Administrator provides a single point from which
to perform basic management tasks on server blades or
switches within the enclosure. Onboard Administrator performs
configuration steps for the enclosure, enables run-time
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/enclosures
management and configuration of the enclosure components,
and informs you of problems within the enclosure through
email, SNMP, or the Insight Display.
The BladeSystem enclosures can be configured with redundant
Onboard Administrator modules to provide uninterrupted
manageability of the entire enclosure and blades in the event
of a failure of a single Onboard Administrator module.
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Step 5: Choose your BladeSystem enclosure (continued)
HP Services for BladeSystem c3000/c7000
enclosures
HP Technology Services offer three service packages—
Optimized Care Package (Best), Standard Care Package
(Better), and Basic Care Package (Good).
Optimized Care: With convenient lifecycle support, packaged
solutions, and industry-leading expertise, customers can
experience more efficient deployments and realize proactive
management practices plus get rapid response coverage to
ensure continuous availability of the systems businesses rely
on every day.
Standard Care: This package maintains a high level of
server availability along with expert help to cut the cost and
the complexity of implementing and supporting hardware,
software, and network environments across the enterprise.
Basic Care: This package delivers the minimum recommended
support service level with expert advice for best initial
solution; faster implementation and lifecycle care, so that you
can focus on your business needs.
Enclosure Dynamic Power Capping, introduced in Onboard
Administrator firmware version 2.31, is only available
in HP BladeSystem enclosures with redundant Onboard
Administrator modules installed.
Unlock the potential of your infrastructure with
HP Insight Management
HP Insight Management provides an efficient, in-depth
way to understand, manage, and potentially control
your infrastructure—in real-time and over time. HP Insight
Management works hand-in-hand with HP platforms to give you:
•Deep insight to make more informed decisions
•Precise control to accomplish more in less time
•Ongoing optimization to deliver better services to your
business
HP Insight Control, an integrated management toolset,
provides essential infrastructure management to save you
time and money, while giving you the ability to enhance
infrastructure ROI. You can deploy servers quickly, manage
system health and performance proactively, improve power
consumption, control servers from anywhere, and manage
virtual machines. If you’ve standardized on Microsoft System
Center or VMware vCenter Server, you can access
ProLiant management capabilities directly from your
management console of choice by utilizing the Insight
Control extensions.
HP Technology
Services Care Pack
Optimized Package
Standard Package
Basic Package
Technology Services
Startup BladeSystem c-Class Infrastructure
√
√
Startup BladeSystem c-Class Enhanced Network Service
√
√
3 year Critical Advantage
√
3 year 6 hr Call to Repair Hardware Support
√
3 year, 24x7 software support for Insight Control
√
3-year, 24x7 hardware support, same-business-day, 4 hour response
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√
√
√
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/interconnects
Step 6: Choose your infrastructure management
HP Insight Management software, unlock the potential of your infrastructure.
HP Insight Management
Integration with
Enterprise
Mgmt Consoles
Essential
Infrastructure Mgmt
Advanced
Infrastructure Mgmt
CMS operating system:
HP Matrix Operating
HP Matrix Operating
Environment (ProLiant) Environment for HP-UX and
OE options for Integrity
HP Insight Control
HP Insight Control
for Linux
Windows
Linux
Windows
HP-UX
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
o
o
x
x
x
x
x
x
Protect continuity of services
Optimize infrastructure (plan and balance)
Provision infrastructure
x
x
x
x
x
x
o
Deploy and migrate Servers
Optimize power
Remote management
Manage health and performance
Microsoft System Center extension
VMware vCenter extension
Virtual Machine Software
Learn more
www.hp.com/go/insightcontrol
o
www.hp.com/go/insightcontrolforlinux
N/A
N/A
x
www.hp.com/go/insightdynamics
o = Optional
To see how other customers have benefited by implementing HP Insight Software, read the IDC white paper at: www.hp.com/go/iceroipaper.
To learn how HP Insight software can help you unlock the potential of your infrastructure, visit www.hp.com/go/insight.
What’s more, Insight Control management can be integrated
to work with other enterprise management tools. For a broader
view of your total environment, Insight Control integrates
with HP Software and Microsoft System Center and VMware
vCenter Server, as well as other enterprise‑wide tools.
In addition to the 1 year of 24x7 SW Technical Support and
SW Updates bundled with Insight Control, the following
services ensure comprehensive installation of Insight Control
and optimization of your Insight Management environment:
Building on Insight Control, the HP Matrix Operating Environment
provides advanced infrastructure management to analyze and
enhance physical and virtual environments in the same way.
With the Matrix Operating Environment, you can provision
infrastructure in minutes, optimize infrastructure confidently, and
protect continuity of services.
For more details on software for HP ProLiant and HP Integrity,
visit:
www.hp.com/go/insight
•HP Insight Control Installation and Startup Service
www.hp.com/go/insightcontrol
•HP Insight SW Operations and Performance Review SVC
www.hp.com/go/insightcontrolforlinux
•HP Insight Software Optimization Service
www.hp.com/services/InsightControl
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/insight
www.hp.com/go/matrixoe
www.hp.com/go/matrixoe/hpux
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Step 7: Choose your power and cooling configurations
Save power every second with power configurations and redundancy levels to suit your needs. HP Thermal Logic technology makes it
a reality.
HP Thermal Logic capabilities
Active Cool fans
Both high airflow and high pressure are delivered in a small size that can scale to meet future cooling needs. This technology provides
the ability to optimize airflow, reduce power draw, and improve acoustic performance for any server blade configuration.
Parallel redundant scalable
enclosure cooling (PARSEC) design
A hybrid model for cooling combines the best of local and centralized cooling in a single system to offer more effective airflow and
cooling for all servers. Server blades get more cooling airflow where it is needed most and use less power than traditional rack servers.
Instant thermal monitoring
A real-time view of heat, power, and cooling data is provided. If the enclosure’s thermal load increases, the Onboard Administrator’s
Thermal Logic feature instructs the fan controllers to increase fan speeds to accommodate the additional demand. Even better, it works
in reverse, using all the features of Thermal Logic to keep fan and system power at the lowest level possible. Onboard Administrator
monitors the thermal conditions on the hardware in real time, without a delay for a polling cycle.
Power pooled for true N+N
power redundancy
All the power in the enclosure is provided as a single pool that any blade can access, providing increased flexibility when configuring
the power in the system so that customers can choose what level of redundancy with which to operate. Because this power design has no
zones, it facilitates both N+N and N+1 power modes, which future proofs the enclosure for higher power requirements, if needed.
High-efficiency power supplies
High-efficiency power supplies can help you conserve power throughout your data center and by doing so, save you money. These
high‑efficiency power supplies come standard with each BladeSystem enclosure. The c3000 power supplies are up to 90 percent
efficient and the c7000 power supplies are up to 94 percent efficient. As a leader in energy efficiency, HP is the first in the market to
offer Platinum level, 94 percent efficient power supplies for Blade Enclosures.
Dynamic power saver mode
Power load shifting is provided for improved efficiency and reliability. It improves power supply efficiency to provide real customer
power savings and, therefore, money savings. When enabled through Onboard Administrator, the total enclosure power consumption is
monitored in real time and automatically adjusted with changes in demand.
Power Regulator
HP Power Regulator provides Integrated Lights-Out-controlled speed stepping for Intel x86, AMD x86, and Itanium 9100 series
processors. This feature improves server energy efficiency by giving CPUs full power for applications when they need it and reducing
power when they do not.
Power workload balancing
Power workload balancing improves performance per watt and uses the HP Power Regulator technology to manage power at the
enclosure level, so that power usage stays within defined power caps. Using power caps, system administrators can constrain the most
BTUs per enclosure and rack to enable the enclosure to fit in an existing rack power envelope. A simple power cap allows devices to
power on until power usage reaches the specified power cap and then prevents any more devices from powering on. Power workload
balancing is available now for ProLiant blades and will be available in the future for Integrity blades.
Enclosure Dynamic Power
Capping
Safely limit power usage without impacting performance by capping peak instead of average power usage. Remove risk to the electrical
infrastructure with a fast-acting, hardware-based capping algorithm. Reclaim more power with blades by dynamically controlling power
limits based on workload demand.
Reduce energy consumption with efficient
product design
Extend the life of your data center with a powerefficient ecosystem
Find products designed for energy efficiency and learn
how we consider energy efficiency at every step of the
design phase.
Learn how you can reclaim a big chunk of your power and cooling
capacity and extend the life of your data center.
•Efficient server choices for different workloads
•A complete portfolio of infrastructure products and solutions
across the data center
•Power-efficient components inside every blade
•EYP data center design and assessment services
•Add-on technologies to extend power savings
•HP commitment to the environment
Reclaim power capacity with HP Insight
Control
It is often said that you cannot control what you cannot
measure. But now you can do both using HP Thermal
Logic technology, which combines energy‑efficient design
with accurate measurement and control without sacrificing
performance.
Find solutions to help you monitor, track, report, and cap your
power consumption.
•Cap and limit enclosure power, not performance
•Comprehensive energy monitoring and control
•Accurate measurement in every system
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How does this benefit you? You can double the capacity of
HP server blades in the data center with a combination of
Dynamic Power Capping delivered through Insight Control and
HP Servers Blades.
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/thermallogic
Step 7: Choose your power and cooling configurations (continued)
HP Thermal Logic capabilities (continued)
Run your numbers through our Cost and Power Savings
Calculator to find out how Thermal Logic can help you save
money by enhancing power and cooling for blades.
With your power and cooling needs met through Thermal
Logic, how about reducing your cabling and networking
headaches? Learn how HP Virtual Connect makes virtualization
a reality.
This is not all. Combine Thermal Logic with Insight Control
software to manage all your HP servers and storage
environments from a single console—so that you can easily
do more with a lesser headcount.
To stay competitive, your organization needs an IT environment
that is right for today and ready to evolve as business needs
change. HP Technology Services helps you meet this challenge.
Our services are designed to lower your IT costs, increase
availability, improve service quality, reduce the complexity of
multi-vendor services, and accelerate system implementation.
•To break down costly technology silos, we deliver consulting
and integration services that allow you to access, share,
and synchronize applications and data across your existing
heterogeneous environment.
•One of the keys to business success is an Agile IT infrastructure
that is poised to adapt to changing needs while keeping your
business running smoothly. You need to maintain predicable
service levels. That is one of the benefits of comprehensive
HP support services. We cover the entire IT solution lifecycle,
to help you design, deploy, integrate, and manage an Agile
IT infrastructure—including convenient pre-packaged HP Care
Pack Service options and custom support solutions.
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/thermallogic
•Take advantage of HP Insight Remote Support software,
providing round-the-clock server and storage monitoring,
along with problem resolution and notification, generating
service dispatches for issues on HP BladeSystem servers
and storage. Helping resolve technical issues quickly and
accurately without the need to place support phone calls.
Available at no additional cost.
•To speed product implementation, look to our factory‑direct
capabilities. We offer plug‑and‑play solutions that are
integrated, tested, and shipped in a fully configured rack.
These services include pre-delivery site review, factory
installation and configuration, onsite installation, and
product orientation.
In today’s fast-paced business environment, your employees
need to quickly assimilate new IT skills. To help you achieve
this goal, we offer a variety of HP training services, including
instructor-led courses, customized onsite training and innovative
remotely assisted courses. For more information, visit:
www.hp.com/learn.
To capitalize fully on the capabilities of your IT environment,
you need a service partner who thoroughly understands server,
storage, and network technology and how it behaves in a
multi-vendor environment. HP Technology Services working
in partnership with HP Authorized Channel Partners has this
expertise and skill. Whether your company is a medium-sized
business or a large global corporation, our service portfolio can
help you speedily deploy, improve IT operational efficiency, and
boost system uptime. For more information, visit:
www.hp.com/services/bladesystemservices or
www.hp.com/services/storage.
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Step 8: Choose services
Keep your blade infrastructures running with the best possible performance.
HP BladeSystem services for better business outcomes
BladeSystem services include consulting, implementation, and support services for HP BladeSystems. We design BladeSystem architecture to
match your business needs and plan your system for growth and flexibility. We improve IT efficiency and reduce risk by helping you merge
BladeSystem operations into IT Service Management processes. Our services get your BladeSystem up and running sooner, so your benefits
start earlier, and they provide the support to keep them running.
As enterprises deploy converged infrastructure on blade systems and virtualization—elements of cloud computing—BladeSystem Services
supply the expertise you need while your own staff gains knowledge and experience in the new technologies.
As an important component of a total BladeSystem solution, these services put our experts to work helping you reach the business goals that
led you to choose blade technology in the first place—more computing capacity in less space, using less power, and having simpler cabling.
HP Services
Installation and Startup for
HP BladeSystem c-Class
Infrastructure
The HP Installation and Startup Service for HP BladeSystem c-Class Infrastructure provides for the installation of an HP BladeSystem
c-Class enclosure, ProLiant and Integrity c-Class server blades, storage blades, SAN switch blades, Virtual Connect modules (Ethernet
and Fibre Channel), Ethernet network interconnects, and InfiniBand, as well as deployment and basic configuration of HP Insight
Control environment for HP BladeSystem software.
HP Installation and Startup Service
for HP Insight Control
Provides for the deployment and basic configuration of HP Insight control on HP ProLiant ML and DL series servers or HP BladeSystem
servers.
Enhanced Network Installation and
Startup Service for HP BladeSystem
Provides advanced network software configuration, including configuration of HP Virtual Connect options.
HP MSA Family Disk Array
Installation and Startup Service
Includes service planning, service deployment, installation verification tests, and customer-oriented sessions.
HP Proactive 24 and Critical
Service
Coverage options are available for HP BladeSystem enclosures, HP ProLiant and Integrity server blades, HP BladeSystem SAN switches,
and HP Ultrium tape blades.
HP Support Plus 24
Provides integrated 24x7 4-hour response hardware support with 2-hour response software technical support and software update
service.
3–5 year, 24x7, same
business-day hardware support
Integrated hardware and software support includes proactive and reactive services to improve stability and availability across your environment.
Proactive Select
Flexible credit-based offering that enables you to purchase consultancy support to help optimize the performance of your blades
environment. Consultancy options include IT Service Management, Security, Capacity Planning, System Health Checks—storage, server,
network performance optimization, and more.
Services for NonStop BladeSystem
HP Service Solutions for NonStop BladeSystem through three pre-defined service levels provide quick installation, customized
configuration, rapid start-up, and 24x7 support:
– Critical Service Solution
– Proactive Service Solution
– Foundation Service Solution
HP Evolution Services for NonStop BladeSystem mission-critical support from HP Evolution Services for NonStop servers
features a holistic approach that addresses all of the diverse factors that affect system performance and availability. This encompasses
not just hardware and system software, but also IT management processes, applications and databases, networks, environmental
factors, and more. Visit HP Evolution services website to understand how HP enhances uptime, performance, operations, and security
across your NonStop system environment. Ease your transition to the Intel Itanium 2 HP NonStop platform
HP Education services for NonStop BladeSystem HP NonStop Technology Education is your source for training on HP Integrity
NonStop servers and software. A broad range of courses is available, and you can choose from numerous locations and training media to
make sure your HP NonStop system education is perfectly tailored to your requirements, operations and security. HP NonStop Education
HP Services-NonStop BladeSystem
Whether adopting HP SIM software for the first time or upgrading an existing infrastructure, HP Technology services can help you manage change, cut operating costs, and deliver
continuous care. Available services include:
HP ProLiant Essentials portfolio of Installation and Startup services
Include options for HP System Insight Manager with HP Insight Remote Support Advanced. Also available are more comprehensive implementation services that can be tailored to
meet your specific requirements.
HP Software Technical Support Service
Covers all the key modules of the ProLiant Essentials portfolio, including for HP System Insight Manager with Insight Remote Support Advanced. You receive expert assistance
through telephone and online access to experienced HP support professionals, rapid problem diagnosis and resolution, product and support information, and software patches.
To fully capitalize on your technology solution, you need a partner who thoroughly understands your multi-vendor IT environment. HP Technology Services has those unique insights
and can provide services designed to help you get the most from your technology.
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For more information, visit: www.hp.com/services/bladesystemservices
Specialized blade infrastructure solutions
With a choice of different solutions from NonStop computing to virtual desktops, HP now brings you the advantages of blades to a broad
range of applications and environments. The following solutions are available fully customized and delivered to you built according to your
unique specifications.
HP CloudSystem Matrix
HP CloudSystem Matrix: The foundation for
private cloud and IaaS
Provision infrastructure and applications in minutes across
physical and virtual resources
HP CloudSystem is the most complete integrated solution that
enables enterprises and service providers to build and manage
services in a private cloud environment. CloudSystem lets
enterprises regain control and allows service providers to drive
top line growth. It works with heterogeneous environments
and delivers a truly unified experience. Based on proven,
market leading Converged Infrastructure and HP Cloud Service
Automation, HP CloudSystem integrates and automates system
management, servers, storage, networking, and security to
address the challenges clients face today: the need to speed
innovation, accelerate business processes, and reduce time
to revenue.
The HP CloudSystem Matrix, the entry CloudSystem offering
lets you deploy a cloud services in minutes, rather than
months through automated provisioning across infrastructure
and applications. The highly automated Matrix Operating
Environment instantly adjusts to dynamic business demands
by provisioning and modifying complex infrastructure in
minutes. It then optimizes IT capacity across physical and
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/matrix
virtual environments, while ensuring predictable quality of
service. HP Cloud Service Automation for Matrix provides
the advanced provisioning and monitoring that is critical to
building and delivering cloud services. As an example, a
multi-tier e-shopping application was provisioned in less than
two hours.19 The integrated capacity planning and rebalancing
tools let you quickly adjust and optimize your infrastructure
over its lifecycle, so you can confidently make changes without
time‑consuming analysis. Key data for power, CPU, and
network utilization are captured every five minutes and used to
generate best-fit consolidation scenarios.
When combined with built-in rebalancing tools, this
can eliminate weeks or months of tedious planning and
implementation. The CloudSystem Matrix has built-in disaster
recovery so you can quickly move workloads to other servers
or sites with the click of a mouse. You can failover workloads
in as few as five minutes on ProLiant20 and in as few as four
seconds on Integrity21 across physical and virtual servers, while
maintaining service levels.
19
Source: Based on experiences of HP customers and HP engineering.
20
Source: Results from HP engineering testing.
21
Source: HP Serviceguard product specifications.
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HP CloudSystem Matrix (continued)
Reduce TCO through greater productivity and lifecycle
management
CloudSystem Matrix helps you double administrator
productivity and triple the capacity of your data center, without
adding power infrastructure. This is particularly important
as server management and administration personnel costs
comprise over 80% of the costs of a typical IT organization
today. Integrated Virtual Connect technology, only from HP,
lets you provision server, network, and storage connections
upfront for your entire environment. HP Virtual Connect reduces
up to 95 percent of network sprawl at the server edge.22 Only
one interconnect is needed to connect servers to Ethernet, Fibre
Channel or iSCSI fabrics. Removing the need for coordination
among server, storage, and network administrators for
everyday tasks can help your administrators save time and you
save money.
Accelerate deployment with a unified end-to-end experience
The modular, standards-based HP CloudSystem Matrix is
integrated by design, delivering efficiencies of standardization
without sacrificing flexibility. Matrix runs any application
workload out-of-the-box and integrates seamlessly with
existing storage and network fabrics and into most IT service
management platforms. Virtual machines can also be
provisioned to other x86 server environments. Naturally,
it works with the leading virtualization platforms from
HP, VMware, and Microsoft. HP Cloud Maps accelerate
the deployment and automation of business applications
by streamlining application delivery in a private cloud
quickly, reliably, and consistently. Cloud Maps are best
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practices for building services catalogs, which include
infrastructure templates and workflows for leading partner
business applications that can be imported directly into
your CloudSystem Matrix environment. You can deploy
private clouds more quickly and with more confidence. With
CloudSystem Matrix you can easily get started without risk.
Pools of compute, storage, virtual fabrics, and power and
cooling can be purchased and delivered as “chunks” of
capacity as a rack also at a time. Matrix is shipped to your
door where it is fully installed and integrated into your data
center by our experts. The Matrix Starter Kit includes all
software, networking, and infrastructure for up to 16 ProLiant
server blades or 8 Integrity server blades, and it supports
any Fibre Channel SAN and iSCSI supported by HP Virtual
Connect. The Starter Kit is ideal for evaluation or to tackle
a server consolidation project. Matrix Expansion Kits let
you quickly and confidently add capacity to your Matrix
environment as needed.
A traditional server blade configuration would typically require a dual port LOM,
an extra quad port NIC mezzanine, and a dual port HBA along with switch
modules (6 Ethernet and 2 Fibre Channel). The total traditional configuration
components come up to 40 vs. the VC FlexFabric module solution. The VC
FlexFabric solution requires only embedded dual port FlexFabric Adapters on
servers (no mezzanine cards) and two VC FlexFabric modules. This simple
calculation will help you understand it better, (40-2)/40=95%.
22 For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/matrix
HP CloudSystem Matrix (continued)
Figure 1: Build and Manage Cloud Services
Automating the entire lifecycle with HP CloudSystem
Build your
service catalog
with Cloud Maps
Provision
applications
GO
Provision
infrastructure
Manage and
monitor cloud
and capacity
Initiate via
single portal
HP Cloud
APIs
Personalize your cloud
• Billing/chargeback
• Approval flows
• Other processes
Release resources
to the pool
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/matrix
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HP Integrity NonStop BladeSystem
Robust servers that deliver continuous availability, unrivaled data integrity, and virtually unlimited scalability.
HP Integrity NonStop NB50000c BladeSystem
HP Integrity NonStop BladeSystem NB50000c
Industry-leading 24x7 availability, scalability, and data integrity with
a high level of performance
HP Integrity NonStop NB54000c BladeSystem
Industry-leading 24x7 availability, scalability, and data integrity with
the highest level of performance
Number of processors
2–16 per node
2–16 per node
Processors supported
Intel Itanium processor 9100 series (dual-core)
Intel Itanium processor 9300 series (quad-core)
Clustering
NonStop BladeCluster Solution ServerNet clustering
NonStop BladeCluster Solution ServerNet clustering
Operating system supported
NonStop OS (J-Series)
NonStop OS (J-Series)
Maximum memory
192 TB
192 TB
ServerNet processor connectivity
Interconnect ServerNet Switches, BladeCluster Switch
Interconnect ServerNet Switches, BladeCluster Switch
Maximum ServerNet I/O adapters
60 (IOAME)
60 (IOAME)
Maximum CLIMs
48
48
Internal hard disk drives
2300 SAS disks with all CLIM-based storage and IP connectivity;
no IOAME
3248 FC disks with all I/O adapter module enclosure (IOAME)based storage and IP connectivity; no CLIMs
2300 SAS disks with all CLIM-based storage and IP connectivity;
no IOAME
3248 FC disks with all I/O adapter module enclosure (IOAME)based storage and IP connectivity; no CLIMs
I/O infrastructure
IP CLIM, Storage CLIM, Telco CLIM, IOAME
IP CLIM, Storage CLIM, Telco CLIM, IOAME
Management
NonStop System Console (NSC)
HP Systems Insight Manager
NonStop System Console (NSC)
HP Systems Insight Manager
Rack height (EIA unit)
Delivered in modular cabinet(s)
Delivered in modular cabinet(s)
HP related offerings
Support services
Three predefined support service levels:
• 1-Year HP Critical Service
• 1-Year HP Proactive 24
• 1-Year HP Support Plus 24
Options
IOAME: FCSA, G4SA
Storage CLIM: SAS HBA, FC HBA
Storage
FC internal hard disk drives
(300 GB @ 15k rpm)
SAS internal hard disk drives (146 GB @ 15k
rpm, and 300 GB @ 10k rpm)
HP Disk Array family (for example: P9500)
Software
HP NonStop SQL database software, HP NonStop RDF/ZLT replication software
The HP Integrity NonStop BladeSystems NB50000c
and NB54000c are designed to deliver the industry’s
highest application service levels at the best return
on investment and total cost of ownership in its
class—based on standards such as the Intel Itanium
processor, SQL, Web services, J2EE software
architecture, and more. With today’s sophisticated
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architectures, decision makers often compromise
between availability and scalability, and are still left
with complex, expensive‑to‑manage infrastructures.
The HP Integrity NonStop BladeSystem platform
delivers these out-of-the-box capabilities, significantly
simplifying the infrastructure and reducing costs.
For more information, visit:
www.hp.com/go/bladesystem
High-performance compute clusters
Scale out your HPC infrastructure with the fastest blade systems available, featuring more processors, greater energy efficiency, and
increased cooling capabilities. HP BladeSystem-based clusters are fully integrated, tested, and ready for the most demanding workloads.
HP Cluster Platform 3000BL, 4000BL, and 6000BL
HP Cluster Platform 3000BL
HP Cluster Platform 4000BL
HP Cluster Platform 6000BL
Processor
Intel Xeon Processors 5500 Series
AMD Opteron 2400 Series: Six core, up to
2.6 GHz
Intel Itanium: up to 1.6 GHz/18 MB cache
Dual-core
Compute node
ProLiant BL2x220c, BL280c, BL460c
ProLiant BL465c, ProLiant BL685c
Integrity BL860c
Utility/control node
ProLiant BL2x220c, BL280c, BL460c,
ProLiant DL380, or ProLiant DL160
ProLiant BL465c, ProLiant BL685c,
ProLiant DL165 G6, or ProLiant DL385 G6
Integrity BL860c, Integrity rx2660, or
Integrity rx3600
BladeSystem enclosure
c7000
c7000
c7000
Number of processors (sockets)
per node
2
DL165, DL385: two
BL685, DL585: four
2
Number of nodes
Minimum: 1 utility node, and 4 compute
nodes;
maximum: total of 512 nodes (utility
+ compute nodes)
Minimum: 1 utility node, and 4 compute
nodes;
maximum: total of 512 nodes (utility
+ compute nodes)
Minimum: 1 utility node, and 4 compute
nodes;
maximum: total of 512 nodes (utility
+ compute nodes)
Memory per node
BL2x220c: Up to 32 GB; BL280c: Up to
96 GB; BL460c: Up to 192 GB; DL160: Up to
144 GB; DL380: Up to 144 GB
BL465c: Up to 64 GB; BL685c: Up to
64 GB; DL165: Up to 64 GB;
DL385: Up to 128 GB; DL585: Up to 256 GB
BL860c: Up to 48 GB; rx2660: Up to 32 GB;
rx3600: Up to 96 GB
Number of I/O slots
BL2x220c: Two mezzanine per blade
(one per node)
BL280c: Up to two mezzanine choices
BL460c: Up to two mezzanine choices
DL160: 2 PCI-E x16 Gen2
DL380: 6 PCI-E (PCI-X optional)
BL465c: Up to two mezzanine choices
BL685c: Up to three mezzanine choices
DL165: 2 PCI-E (optional HTX and PCI-X)
DL385: 6 PCI-E (PCI-X optional)
DL585: 9 (mix of PCI-E/PCI-X)
BL860c: Up to three mezzanine choices
rx2660: Choice of 2 PCI-E + 1 PCI-X, or
3 PCI-X rx3600: 8 PCI-X slots or
4 PCI-Express slots + 4 PCI-X slots
Disk/media bays
BL2x220c: 2 SATA or SSD drives per blade
(one per node)
BL280c: 2 drives (SAS, SATA, or SSD)
BL460c: 2 drives (SAS or SATA)
DL380: 16 drives (SATA or SAS)
BL465c/BL685c: 2 drives (SAS or SATA)
DL165: 4 drives (SAS or SATA)
DL385: 16 drives (SAS or SATA)
DL585: 8 drives (SAS or SATA SFF)
BL860c: 2 SAS drives
rx2660 and rx3600: 8 SAS drives
Cluster interconnect
InfiniBand 4x QDR/DDR; Gigabit Ethernet
InfiniBand 4x DDR; Gigabit Ethernet
InfiniBand 4x DDR; Gigabit Ethernet
Management network
10/100 network or Gigabit Ethernet; 10/100
console network to node-based embedded
management interfaces. HP Networking
switches
10/100 network or Gigabit Ethernet; 10/100
console network to node-based embedded
management interfaces. HP Networking
switches
10/100 network or Gigabit Ethernet; 10/100
console network to node-based embedded
management interfaces. HP Networking
switches
SAN storage in cabinet
Optional P2000 G3
Optional P2000 G3
Optional P2000 G3
Operating system options
Linux: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 or 5; SUSE
SLES 10, Windows Server 2008 R2
Linux: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 or 5; SUSE
SLES 10, Windows Server 2008 R2
Linux: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 or 5; and
SUSE, SLES 10
Operating environment options
HP-MPI across all operating systems
HP-MPI across all operating systems
HP-MPI across all operating systems
Cluster management software
options
Linux: HP Cluster Management Utility (CMU)
Windows: Windows HPC Server 2008
Linux: HP CMU Windows: Windows HPC
Server 2008
Linux: HP CMU
Warranty
Standard hardware warranties; software
warranty specific to product options
Standard hardware warranties; software
warranty specific to product options
Standard hardware warranties; software
warranty specific to product options
HP related offerings
Support services
Recommended: 3-year, 24x7 Hardware Support, and proactive BladeSystem service
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/clusterplatforms
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HP Cluster Platform Workgroup System
Small technology sites, branch offices, and workgroups can accelerate their innovation and productivity
with the super computer-in-a-box. Delivering almost a teraflop per second of computing in a footprint of
only two square feet, the HP Cluster Platform Workgroup System is available for the BladeSystem c3000
rack or tower models with up to eight blades.
HP Cluster Platform Workgroup System
Intel Xeon-based system
AMD Opteron-based system
Processor
Intel Xeon Processors 5x00 Series
Quad-core AMD Opteron 2400 Series: Six Core
Compute node
ProLiant BL2x220c G6, ProLiant BL280c G6, or ProLiant BL460c
ProLiant BL465c G6
Control node
ProLiant BL280c G6, BL2x220c G5, ProLiant BL460c, ProLiant DL380 G6,
or ProLiant DL160 G6
ProLiant BL465c, ProLiant DL165 G6, or ProLiant DL385 G6
BladeSystem enclosure
c3000 tower or rack model
c3000 tower or rack model
Number of processors (sockets)
per node
2
2
Number of blades
Up to eight half-height server blades
Up to eight half-height server blades
Number of servers per blade
BL2x220c: Two; others: One
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Memory per node
BL2x220c: Up to 32 GB DDR2 memory; BL280c: Up to 96 GB DDR2
memory; BL460c: Up to 192 GB FB DDR2 memory; DL160: Up to
144 GB FB DDR2 memory; DL380: Up to 144 GB FB DDR2 memory
BL465c: Up to 64 GB DDR2 memory; DL165: up to 64 GB DDR2
memory; DL385: Up to 128 GB DDR2 memory
Storage
Extend control node storage (when a BL460c or BL280 is used as
the control node): optional SB40c with up to six drives
Extend control node storage (when a BL465c or is used as the control
node): optional SB40c with up to six drives
Number of I/O slots
BL2x220c: 1 PCI-E x8 mezzanine slot per server; BL280c: and
BL460c: mezzanine connectors; DL160: 2 PCI-E x16 G2;
DL380: 6 PCI-E (PCI-X optional)
BL465c: 2 PCI-E mezzanine connectors (x8 and x4); DL165: 2
PCI-E (optional HTX and PCI-X), DL385: 4 PCI-E (PCI-X optional)
Disk/media bays
BL2x220c: 1 Non hot-plug SATA drive; BL280c: 2 non hot-plug SATA,
SAS, or SSD drives; BL460c: 2 hot-plug SFF drives (SAS or SATA);
DL160: 4 drives (SAS or SATA); DL380: 16 (SATA or SAS)
BL465c: 2 hot-plug SFF drives (SAS or SATA); DL165: 4 drives
(SAS or SATA); DL385: 6 hot-plug SFF drives (SAS or SATA)
Cluster interconnect
InfiniBand 4x DDR2; Gigabit Ethernet
InfiniBand 4x DDR2; Gigabit Ethernet
Operating system options
Linux: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 or 5; SUSE SLES 10,
Windows: Windows HPC Server 2008
Linux: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 or 5; SUSE SLES 10,
Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003, or Windows HPC Server 2008
Operating environment options
HP-MPI across all operating systems
HP-MPI across all operating systems
Cluster management
software options
Linux: HP CMU, or Platform Manager (formerly Scali Manage),
Microsoft Windows: Windows HPC Server 2008
Linux: HP CMU, or Platform Manager (formerly Scali Manage),
Microsoft Windows: Windows HPC Server 2008
Warranty
Standard hardware warranties; software warranty specific to
product options
Standard hardware warranties; software warranty specific to
product options
HP related offerings
Support services
Recommended: 3-year, 24x7 Hardware Support, and proactive BladeSystem service
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For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/clusterplatforms
HP Client Virtualization Solutions
HP Client Virtualization offers an alternative desktop solution that increases security, decreases cost, and delivers higher
availability for the desktop while continuing to provide end-users with the full functionality of a standalone desktop.
Built on the foundation of the HP Converged Infrastructure including the best-managed and virtualization ready servers,
storage, and client devices from HP, combined with HP services and partner software, this comprehensive desktop
replacement solution delivers a complete desktop experience as an on-demand service to any user, anywhere. Whether
users are basic task workers or on-the-go mobile workers, desktops and applications are made available quickly and
easily with unified management of both physical and virtual infrastructures from the same centralized console.
Figure 2: HP Client Virtualization Solutions
Traditional PC
Workstation
High-end PC
Today’s
deskside
User types
Integrated Cost/performance optimized data center
Client devices
Task oriented
Session
virtualization
Productivity/
knowledge
VDI
Desktop
power user
Graphics
accelerated VDI
Performance
user
Strategic Partnerships
Dedicated remote
workstations
HP Client and Insight Control Management tools
HP Client Virtualization Services
HP can help you effectively implement Client Virtualization through
a range of reference architectures, each of them designed to suit
your business needs. These reference architectures establish a
starting point to reduce implementation time and risks often plaguing
customers. It is the result of testing in real work environments with
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/clientvirtualization
real business applications to ensure an excellent user experience. The
HP Client Virtualization Reference Architectures supply a modular
and scalable architecture, providing a predictable methodology to
scale desktop virtualization deployments.
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HP Workstation Blade Solution
HP ProLiant WS460c Workstation Blade
The newest generation of uncompromised workstation‑class compute power
with data center class security, high density, and scalability.
Number of processors
per node
1–2
Maximum number of cores per node
12
Processors supported
Dual-core, Quad-core, and Hex-core Intel Xeon processors: Up to 3.06 GHz
Cache
Up to 24 MB L3 (2x12 MB)
Maximum memory per node
192 GB
Network ports per node
2
Drives supported per node
Up to 2
Maximum internal storage per node
1.2 TB
I/O expansion
2 PCIe Mezzanine Expansion slots (may be occupied by graphics)
Graphics
NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M/FX 2800M
Form factor
6U or 10U enclosure
Warranty (parts/labor/onsite)
3-year/3-year/3-year
HP related offerings
Support services
Recommended 3-year, 24x7 hardware support
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For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladeworkstation
HP Workstation Blade Solution
HP WS460c G6 Graphics Expansion Blade
The newest generation of uncompromised workstation-class graphics performance.
Graphics
2 PCIe graphics expansion slots to host NVIDIA Quadro FX 6000 (6.0 GB) for ultra high-end 3D apps, NVIDIA Quadro FX 5000
(2.5 GB) for high-end 3D apps, or NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800 (1.0 GB) for mid-range to high-end 2D/3D apps
Form factor
6U or 10U enclosure
Warranty (parts/labor/onsite)
3-year/3-year/3-year
HP related offerings
Support services
Recommended 3-year, 24x7 hardware support
HP BladeSystem Telecom Solutions
HP BladeSystem carrier grade platform, first and foremost, meets
the telecom specific needs for a rugged platform, while at the same
time providing an adaptable infrastructure that can accommodate
different and continually evolving requirements. HP BladeSystem
provides technology building blocks which reduce time and expense
of building tomorrow’s network data center.
Current HP BladeSystem architectures are renowned for being
cost-savvy, change-ready, energy-thrifty, and time-smart.
With the HP BladeSystem c7000 carrier grade enclosure,
HP ProLiant BL460c G6, and the HP Integrity BL860c carrier grade
servers, the same benefits are now available for network equipment
providers (NEPs), and communications service providers. Designed
for the specific requirements of the telecommunications industry,
HP BladeSystem offers -48VDC power, European Telecommunications
Standards Institute (ETSI) and the Network Equipment Building
Systems (NEBS) compliance, high reliability, enhanced support for
OpenHPI, OpenSAF, and carrier grade Linux at a fraction of the cost
of traditional telecom infrastructure systems.
All HP BladeSystem carrier grade components have been tested to
the NEBS Level 3 criteria (GR-63-CORE and GR-1089-CORE), and
ETSI certified to EN 300 019, EN 300 386, and EN 300 754.
The HP Seismic Rack—HP carrier-grade solutions include a 36Ux1
meter deep, fully hardened cabinet system designed to withstand the
rigors of the telecom environmental and seismic events. The cabinet
can support payloads up to 1200 lb, and can house the full line
of carrier grade products, including the HP BladeSystem c7000,
HP ProLiant DL380, and HP P2000 G3 storage array. The cabinet
can support two -48VDC breaker systems, rated at 240 amps each.
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HP BladeSystem c7000 carrier-grade enclosure
HP BladeSystem c7000—NEBS tested components
Server blades
HP ProLiant BL460c G6, two Intel Xeon processor 5500 or 5600 series, up to 96 GB memory
HP Integrity BL860c, two Intel Itanium processors 9100 series, up to 48 GB memory
Mezzanine options
HP NC325m Quad-port 1GbE Adapter
HP NC360m Dual-port 1GbE Adapter
HP NC382m Dual-port 1GbE Multifunction Adapter
QLogic QMH2562 8 Gb FC HBA
HP BLc Emulex LPe 1205-HP 8 Gb FC HBA
NC542m Dual-port Flex-10 Mezzanine
HP PCI Expansion Blade, for use with BL460c
Interconnect modules
HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 10 Gb Ethernet Module
HP Networking 6120XG
HP GbE2c Layer 2/3 Ethernet Blade Switch
Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3020 for HP BladeSystem c-Class
HP 10 Gb Ethernet BLc Switch
HP 1/10 Gb Virtual Connect Ethernet Module
HP BLc 1 Gb Ethernet pass Thru Module
Brocade BLc 8 Gb SAN Switch
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HP Carrier-grade Server Blades
HP ProLiant BL460c G6
HP Integrity BL860c
Number of processes
1–2
1–2
Maximum number of cores
12
4
Processors supported
Intel Itanium 9100 series
Maximum memory (per blade)
96 GB
48 GB
Network ports
2
4
Internal storage
2 hot plug
2 hot plug
I/O expansion
2 PCIe Mezzanine Expansion slots
3 PCIe Mezzanine Expansion slots
Support
3-year/3-year/3-year
3-year/3-year/3-year
Interconnects (NEBS tested)
Brocade BLc 8 Gb SAN Switch
HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 10 Gb Ethernet Module for the BladeSystem c-Class
HP 1/10 Gb Virtual Connect Ethernet Module
HP Networking 6120G/XG
HP Networking 6120XG
HP GbE2c Layer 2/3 Ethernet Blade Switch
Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3020 for HP BladeSystem c-Class
The HP Seismic Rack—HP carrier grade solutions include
a 36Ux1 meter deep, fully hardened cabinet system
designed to withstand the rigors of the formidable
environmental and seismic events. The cabinet can support
payloads of up to 1200 lb, and can house the full line of
carrier‑grade products, including the HP BladeSystem c7000,
HP ProLiant DL380 G6, and HP P2000 G3 storage array.
The cabinet can support two -48VDC breaker systems, rated
at 240 amps each.
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HP Financial Services
Not every technology acquisition has to be a traditional
cash-and-carry transaction. HP Financial Services offers a
variety of customized leasing and financing options to facilitate
your HP BladeSystem purchase and keep your technology
expenditures in line with your overall budget. For more
information, visit: www.hp.com/go/hpfinancialservices.
Evaluate
The BladeSystem Evaluation Center
contains interactive demos, videos, webinars,
TCO calculators, detailed technical data, and
more. For more information, visit:
www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/evaluate.
HP BladeSystem: your ultimate Converged
Infrastructure
HP BladeSystem not only can handle any workload, but can
also deliver the best value across workloads of any Converged
Infrastructure on the market today. You will be able to transform
the economics of your IT investment, large or small.
All of this adds up to big savings for your IT budget that can be
re-invested back into your business. With your HP Converged
Infrastructure in place, you can also deliver top-line business
results to grow, get to market faster, and empower your
employees, partners, and customers more effectively.
Wherever you plan to take your business in the future,
HP BladeSystem is ready to get you there.
Find out how HP BladeSystem can help you drive business innovation by visiting www.hp.com/go/bladesystem.
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