HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server Blade

QuickSpecs
HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server
Blade
Overview
Redefining the term "entry-level" in the blade market, the BL420c Gen8 provides breakthrough server blade economics for
essential enterprise workloads.
1. Access panel
2. Cache module connector
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Two (2) PCIe 3.0 mezzanine I/O expansion slots
FlexibleLOM Adapter
MicroSDHC card connector
FlexibleLOM connectors (2) supporting one (1)
FlexibleLOM Adapter
Up to two (2) Intel® Xeon® E5-2400 series processors
Internal USB 2.0 connector and Trusted Platform Module
(TPM) connectors
9. HP c-Class Blade SUV (Serial, USB, VGA) connector
10. Two (2) small form factor (SFF) hot-plug drive bays
11. SAS controller
12. Twelve (12) DDR3 DIMM memory slots (6 per processor)
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server
Blade
Standard Features
NOTE: This document covers the HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8 server blade only. For information on HP BladeSystems cClass Enclosures and HP BladeSystem c-Class Interconnect and Mezzanine Components, please see the following:
HP BladeSystem c-Class Enclosures QuickSpecs:
HP BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure QuickSpecs at
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12790_div/12790_div.html
HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure QuickSpecs at
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12810_div/12810_div.html
HP BladeSystem c-Class Interconnect and Mezzanine Components at
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/blades/components/c-class-interconnects.html
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/blades/components/c-class-adapters.html
NOTE: For proper BladeSystem operation, the minimum required versions of HP Onboard Administrator and HP Virtual
Connect are required and available via the HP Service Pack for ProLiant, please see http://www.hp.com/go/spp/download.
NOTE: For the Standard Features shipped in the "Factory Integrated Models", please see the "Configuration Information Factory Integrated Models" section.
Processor
One of the following
depending on Model
Eight-Core Processors
Intel® Xeon® E5-2470 (2.3GHz/8-core/20MB/95W) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5-2450 (2.1GHz/8-core/20MB/95W) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5-2450L (1.8GHz/8-core/20MB/70W) Processor
Six-Core Processors
Intel® Xeon® E5-2440 (2.4GHz/6-core/15MB/95W) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5-2430 (2.2GHz/6-core/15MB/95W) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5-2430L (2.0GHz/6-core/15MB/60W) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5-2420 (1.9GHz/6-core/15MB/95W) Processor
Quad-Core Processors
Intel® Xeon® E5-2407 (2.2GHz/4-core/10MB/80W) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5-2403 (1.8GHz/4-core/10MB/80W) Processor
Cache Memory
One of the following
depending on Model
20MB shared L3 cache
NOTE: For Eight-core processors.
15MB shared L3 cache
NOTE: For Six-core processors.
10MB shared L3 cache
NOTE: For Quad-core processors.
Chipset
Intel® C600 Series Chipset
Intel® E5-2400 Processor Family
NOTE: For more information regarding Intel chipsets, please see the following:
http://www.intel.com/products/server/chipsets/.
Upgradeability
Upgradeable to two (2) processors
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server
Blade
Standard Features
On System
Management Chipset
HP iLO (Firmware: HP iLO 4)
NOTE: For more information, visit: http://www.hp.com/go/ilo
Memory Protection
Advanced ECC
Memory Online Spare Mode (Rank Spare Mode)
Memory Lockstep Mode
Memory
One of the following
depending on Model
Type
Standard (Preconfigured Models)
Maximum (LRDIMM)
Maximum (RDIMM)
Maximum (UDIMM)
HP SmartMemory
DDR3 Load Reduced (LRDIMM), Registered (RDIMM), or Unbuffered
ECC (UDIMM)
12GB (3 x 4GB) DDR3 1333MHz RDIMMs at 1.35V
24GB (6 x 4GB) DDR3 1600MHz RDIMMs at 1.5V
384GB (12 x 32GB) up to 1333MHz at 1.35V
192GB (12 x 16GB) up to 1600MHz at 1.5V
192GB (12 x 16GB) up to 1333MHz at 1.35V
96GB (12 x 8GB) UDIMMs up to 1333MHz at 1.35V
NOTE: To realize the performance memory capabilities listed in this document, HP SmartMemory
is required.
NOTE: Please see QuickSpecs for technical specifications and additional information at
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14225_div/14225_div.html.
NOTE: HP memory from previous generation servers are not fully compatible with Smart Memory
features in Gen8 Servers.
Network Controller
One of the following
depending on Model
NOTE: Supports one of the following FlexibleLOMs and iLO Management.
One (1) HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLB FlexibleLOM
NOTE: Supports FCoE, Flex-10, TCP/IP offload engine, hardware-based accelerated iSCSI,
iSCSI boot, and autosensing 10Gb/1Gb Ethernet.
NOTE: Each port is autosensing 1Gb/10Gb, and can interoperate with 1Gb HP BladeSystem cClass interconnect components. Both ports will operate at the same speed.
NOTE: FlexFabric capabilities require the use of an HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric module. Fibre
Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) is supported with the HP 10GbE Pass-Thru Module, HP 6120XG
Blade Switch with the CEE license installed, HP Cisco B22HP Fabric Extender and HP Cisco
B22HP Fabric Extender with 16 FET for BladeSystem c-Class. Learn more at
www.hp.com/go/virtualconnect.
One (1) HP Flex-10 10Gb 2-port 530FLB FlexibleLOM
One (1) HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 560FLB FlexibleLOM
One (1) HP Ethernet 1Gb 2-port 361FLB FlexibleLOM
NOTE: FlexibleLOMs are not compatible with prior generation c-Class server blades
Standard iLO Network Controller:
One (1) 10/100 Mbps port for the HP iLO 4 On System Management Chipset
One (1) 10/100 Mbps port for the HP iLO 4 to Onboard Administrator link. The Onboard
Administrator (with 10/100/1000 Mbps) to BladeSystem link is 1Gbps.
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server
Blade
Standard Features
Expansion Slots
Two (2) I/O expansion mezzanine slots:
X8 PCIe 3.0 Type A (supports Type A mezzanine cards) (expansion slot 1).
NOTE: This expansion slot supports dual-port mezzanine cards: one port is routed to
interconnect module bay 3 and the other to bay 4.
x16 PCIe 3.0 Type B (supports Type A and Type B mezzanine cards (expansion slot 2).
NOTE: This expansion slot supports dual-port and quad-port mezzanine cards. For dualport cards, one port is routed to interconnect module bay 5 and the other to bay 6. For
quad-port cards, one port is routed to interconnect module bay 5, one to bay 6, one to bay
7, and one to bay 8.
NOTE: A second processor must be installed (in processor slot 2) to have access to the
second expansion slot (expansion slot 2).
Mezzanine card options include:
Dual-port 10Gb FlexFabric,10Gb Flex-10, 10GbE options, and quad-port 1Gb Ethernet
server adapter mezzanine options for additional network ports
Dual-port 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA for SAN connectivity
QDR and FDR InfiniBand for low latency and high bandwidth server interconnectivity
I/O accelerator mezzanine options for high transaction rate local storage
HP Server ROM
HP ROM (read only memory) is now digitally signed using HP's Corporate Signing Service. This
signature is verified before the flash process starts, reducing accidental programming and
preventing malicious efforts to corrupt system ROM.
HP ROM provides for essential initialization and validation of hardware components before
control is passed to the customer-installed operating system. The ROM also provides the
capability of booting from various fixed media (HDD, CD-ROM) and removable media (USB), to
continue operation to the operating system.
HP ROM performs very early configuration of the video controller, to allow monitoring of
initialization progress via an attached monitor. If configuration or hardware errors are discovered
during this early phase of hardware initialization, suitable messages are now displayed on the
connected monitor. Additionally, these configuration or hardware errors are logged to the
Integrated Management Log (IML) to assist in diagnosis.
HP's ProLiant ROM is used to configure the following:
Processor and chipset status registers
System memory, memory map, and memory initialization
System hardware configuration (integrated PCI devices and optional PCIe cards).
Customer-specific BIOS configuration using the HP ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU).
NOTE: For further information, please refer to HP's RBSU (ROM based setup utility) user guide:
www.hp.com/support/rbsu
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Blade
QuickSpecs
Standard Features
Storage Controller
One of the following
depending on Model
One (1) HP Smart Array P220i Controller with 512MB FBWC, (RAID 0
and 1)
NOTE: Upgradeable firmware with recovery ROM.
NOTE: The HP Smart Array P220i supports two (2) small form factor
(SFF) hot plug drive bays.
One (1) HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i Controller (SATA RAID 0 and
1 standard; SAS RAID 0 and 1 standard on preconfigured models and
optional with SAS License Key upgrade on Configure-to-Order models)
NOTE: HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i supports two (2) small form
factor (SFF) hot plug drive bays.
NOTE: The server supports up to a combined total of two (2) FBWC
supercap options.
Available Options: Smart Array Advanced Pack Software for enhanced
performance, reliability, availability, and security of system data, SAS
License Key (RAID 0 and 1) and HP 512MB FBWC for B-Series Smart
Array.
Maximum Internal
Storage
Hot Plug SFF SAS
2.0TB
Interfaces
Micro SDHC Slot
Industry Standard
Compliance
ACPI 2.0
Microsoft® Logo certifications
USB 2.0 Support
IPMI 2.0
Secure Digital 2.0
TPM 1.2 Support
IEEE (specific IEEE standards dependant on Ethernet adapter card(s) installed)
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES)
SNMP
SSL 2.0
DMTF Systems Management Architecture for Server Hardware Command Line Protocol (SMASH
CLP)
Active Directory v1.0
PCIe 3.0
2 x 1.0TB
Hot Plug SFF SATA
2.0TB
2 x 1.0TB
Hot Plug SFF SAS SSD 1.6TB
2 x 800GB
Hot Plug SFF SATA
800GB
2 x 400GB
SSD
NOTE: The ProLiant BL420c Gen8 server includes the new HP hot plug small form factor (SFF)
SmartDrive carrier for enhanced management and reduced maintenance errors. HP drives from
previous generation servers are not compatible with the ProLiant BL420c Gen8 drive bays.
One (1) internal Micro Secure Digital High Capacity (Micro SDHC) card
slot
USB 2.0 Port
One (1) internal USB 2.0 connector for USB flash media drive keys
NOTE: The above options are for integrated hypervisor virtualization environments needing a low
cost boot solution with the highest performance and reliability.
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Blade
QuickSpecs
Standard Features
Operating Systems and Microsoft Windows Server
Virtualization Software Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
Support for ProLiant SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)
Servers
Oracle Solaris
VMware
NOTE: For more information on HP's Certified and Supported ProLiant Servers for OS and
Virtualization Software and latest listing of software drivers available for your server, please visit
our Support Matrix at: http://www.hp.com/go/ossupport and our driver download page
http://www.hp.com/support/BL420cGen8
Enclosures
HP offers two different c-Class server blade enclosures to meet your individual needs:
The HP BladeSystem c7000 rack enclosure is 10U high and holds up to sixteen (16)
ProLiant BL420c Gen8 servers plugged vertically.
The HP BladeSystem c3000 rack enclosure is 6U high and holds up to eight (8) HP
ProLiant BL420c Gen8 servers plugged horizontally.
Server blades, storage blades, interconnect modules, power supplies, fans, and redundant
Onboard Administrator modules are all designed to fit into the c3000 and c7000
enclosures.
NOTE: For additional enclosure information, please see:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/blades/components/enclosures/c-class/index.html
Graphics
Integrated Matrox G200 video standard
1280 x 1024 (32 bpp)
1920 x 1200 (16 bpp)
Form Factor
HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8 is a half-height server blade that plugs into the HP BladeSystem
c3000 and c7000 enclosures.
On System
Management
HP iLO Management
Engine
HP iLO Management Engine is a comprehensive set of embedded
management features supporting the complete lifecycle of the server,
from initial deployment, through ongoing management, to service
alerting and remote support. HP iLO Management Engine comes
standard on all HP ProLiant Gen8 servers. The HP iLO Management
Engine portfolio includes:
HP iLO: The HP iLO (Integrated Lights-Out) management
processor is the core foundation for the HP iLO Management
Engine.
HP Agentless Management: Provides built in server health
monitoring and alerting capability without OS agents, that starts
working the moment a power cord and an Ethernet cable are
connected.
HP Active Health System Always on, continuous monitoring for
increased stability and shorter downtimes; 100% configuration
history; Health and service alerts and easy export and upload to
Service and Support.
HP Intelligent Provisioning: lets customers provision and
configure a single server without any separate media. No more
SmartStart CDs or firmware DVD are needed.
To start Intelligent Provisioning:
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server
Blade
Standard Features
Press the F10 key during the ProLiant Gen8 server
boot process (also known as power on self test or
POST).
Please go to the Intelligent Provisioning website at
www.hp.com/go/intelligentprovisioning for additional
information and to view usage videos.
Use the Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) at
www.hp.com/go/spp to get firmware and software
updates.
HP iLO Mobile App: Enables the ability to access, deploy, and
manage your server anytime from anywhere from select
smartphones and mobile devices. For additional information
please visit: www.hp.com/go/ilo/mobileapp
NOTE: For more information, visit: http://www.hp.com/go/ilo or HP iLO
Management Engine technologies whitepaper
HP Insight
HP Service Pack for
management software ProLiant (SPP)
HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) and HP Smart Update Manager
(HP SUM) version 5 provide a new, comprehensive approach to
firmware and system software maintenance. Together they provide
better operating stability and ensure maximum uptime. The SPP will be
updated at a predictable cadence, typically coinciding with new HP
server hardware launches. By enabling all firmware to be updated
online and integrating firmware and system software updates in one
operation HP SUM and the SPP offer faster updates of individual
servers and dramatically faster updates of entire BladeSystem
enclosures. Further improving system uptime and stability is the fact
that HP provides 12 months of support on each Service Pack for
ProLiant.
The user experience around HP SUM and the SPP has been improved
in several ways, starting with the web download. A single web page
provides access to a single download containing both the latest version
of HP SUM version 5 and the latest SPP. Optional smaller subsets with
only specific types of servers or specific operating systems are offered
to save on download time. The HP SUM application has been re-written
to provide a more straightforward, intuitive user interface that guides
the user through the steps of discovery, analyses and update, providing
comprehensive information on available updates, criticality and
interdependencies. This information is also available in reports. By
providing the option of multiple local or shared repositories which can
be easily updated from hp.com, HP SUM provides the tools to optimize
stability and consistency throughout the company. While HP SUM and
the SPP will recommend the combinations of firmware and system
software that HP has found to be the best practice, the application
gives customers the flexibility to set their own specific baseline.
The Service Pack for ProLiant has been rigorously tested with specific
attention for interaction between firmware, drivers and agents both
within the server as well as in interaction with the BladeSystem
enclosure components (Onboard Administrator and Virtual Connect).
This testing ensures the highest quality as well as providing the input
for HP SUM to deploy updates taking into account all interdepencies,
when determining the correct updates and order of update deployment.
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Blade
QuickSpecs
Standard Features
NOTE: The Service Pack for ProLiant (which includes HP SUM 5) can
be downloaded from www.hp.com/go/spp/download. More information
can be found: www.hp.com/go/spp and http://www.hp.com/go/hpsum
Security
Availability
Power-on password
Administrator's password
Keyboard password (QuickLock)
HP iLO 4 On System Management Chipset with:
SSL encryption
Secure Shell version 2
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES)
on browser, CLP and XML scripting interface
AES and RC4 encryption of video
External USB port enable/disable
Serial interface control
TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 1.2 option
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard-New Instructions (AES-NI)
Memory
Advanced ECC uses single device data correction (SDDC) to detect and correct single and
all multi-bit error that occurs within a single DRAM chip. Both x4 and x8 SDDC are
supported (x8 requires lockstep mode).
Memory online spare mode (also known as rank spare mode) detects a rank that is
degrading and switches operation to the spare rank.
Memory Lockstep mode is used to correct a single x8 DRAM device failure on a DIMM.
The DIMMs in each paired memory channel must have identical HP part numbers.
Memory demand and patrol scrubbing to prevent accumulation of correctable errors and
reducing the likelihood of unplanned downtime.
Failed DIMM isolation improves the service time thus improving the overall system
availability.
Address parity protection available on RDIMMs and LRDIMMs detects address bit errors
improving service time and overall system availability.
Mezzanine options and I/O
Support for one (1) FlexibleLOM, providing two (2) (i.e. redundant) Ethernet ports
Multiple mezzanine I/O expansion slots that support a wide variety of mezzanine cards
each supporting multiple data paths routed to redundant interconnect modules.
Network Adapter Teaming (bonding) provides network fault tolerance, transmit load
balancing, and switch-assisted load balancing.
Storage
Two (2) Small Form Factor hot-plug SAS/SATA/SSD drive bays.
Choice of SAS controller:
HP Smart Array P220i Controller with 512MB FBWC, RAID 0 and 1 support, and
upgradeable firmware with recovery ROM capability.
HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i controller with optional 512MB FBWC upgrade
and/or SAS license upgrade for RAID 0 and 1 support (SAS license comes standard
on pre-configured models and comes as an upgrade option when selecting
Configure-to-Order models).
Optional HP D2200sb Storage Blade for direct attached and shared storage within the cClass enclosure.
Optional dual-port Fibre Channel mezzanine cards for redundant SAN connections.
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server
Blade
Standard Features
Processor/Chipset
Processor internal sensors & thermal control protection against over-temperature
conditions.
Cache parity/ECC protects cache data from accidental data corruption.
Machine Check Architecture (MCA) detects and captures hardware errors such as system
bus, memory ECC, parity, and cache, and improves service time.
Intel® QPI Protocol Protection allows detection of data errors using a checksum of 8-bits.
Core Disable for FRB (fault resilient boot) allows a system to power-on despite a failing
core-pair. It uses BIST (built-in self test) results to detect a failure and disables the target
core-pair upon subsequent boot.
Server Blade Enclosure Infrastructure
Pooled power for true N+N power redundancy through up to six (6) hot-plug, highefficiency, enclosure-based power supplies (configuration dependant).
Up to ten (10) redundant enclosure-based hot-plug HP Active Cool fans that scale to meet
future demands and optimize airflow, reduce power draw, and improve acoustic
performance.
Dual grid power providing redundant rack enclosure power feeds to the server blade
enclosure.
HP Dynamic Power Saver Mode the total enclosure power consumption is monitored in
real time and automatically adjusted with changes in demand for improved efficiency and
reliability.
HP Dynamic Power Capping safely limits power usage without impacting performance by
capping peak instead of average power usage, removes risk to electrical infrastructure with
fast-acting, hardware-based capping algorithm, and reclaims more power by dynamically
controlling power limits based on workload demand.
Up to eight interconnect modules per server blade enclosure providing four simultaneous
redundant fabrics for FlexFabric, Virtual Connect Ethernet, Fibre Channel, InfiniBand,
iSCSI, etc.
Enclosure crosslinks between adjacent to provide interconnect module-to-module
connections or as Virtual Connect module stacking links.
Optional enclosure redundant Onboard Administrator system management module.
Warranty
This product is covered by a global limited warranty and supported by HP Services and a
worldwide network of HP Authorized Channel Partners. Hardware diagnostic support and repair
is available for three years from date of purchase. Support for software and initial setup is
available for 90 days from date of purchase. Enhancements to warranty services are available
through HP Care Pack services or customized service agreements. Certain restrictions and
exclusions apply. Hard drives have either a one year or three year warranty; refer to specific hard
drive QuickSpecs for details.
NOTE: Server warranty includes 3-year Parts, 3-year Labor, 3-year on-site support. Warranty
repairs may be accomplished through the use of Customer Self Repair (CSR) parts. These parts
fall into two categories: 1) Mandatory CSR parts are designed for easy replacement. A travel and
labor charge will result when customers decline to replace a Mandatory CSR part; 2) Optional
CSR parts are also designed for easy replacement but may involve added complexity. Customers
may choose to have HP replace Optional CSR parts at no charge. Additional information
regarding worldwide limited warranty and technical support is available at
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/platforms/warranty/index.html.
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Blade
Optional Features
Fibre Channel Support Up to two (2) optional Fibre Channel mezzanine HBAs are supported on the HP ProLiant BL420c
Gen8.
Compatible SAN
HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8 server blades are optimized for HP MSA, EVA and XP.
HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8 server blades are compatible with select 3rd party SANs. Please see
blade storage page for more details at:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/blades/components/c-class-sans.html.
HP Virtual Connect
HP Virtual Connect is an interconnect option for BladeSystem c-Class that simplifies server
connectivity to data and storage networks, and reduces costs. Unique HP Flex-10 technology
makes maximum use of network bandwidths, provide dynamic tuning and enable extreme
flexibility to meet individual server and infrastructure requirements by allocating up to 4 network
connections per server port. Virtual Connect FlexFabric modules extend those capabilities to
allocate one function per port to storage connections. HP Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager
(VCEM) provides server management software with a central console to administer network
connections and workloads for thousands of servers. For more information on Virtual Connect
Enterprise Manager, see http://www.hp.com/go/vcem. For more information on Virtual Connect
Ethernet, Fibre Channel, Converged Network and management options, see
http://www.hp.com/go/virtualconnect.
HP Insight
HP Insight Control
management software
HP Insight Control, a product option, delivers essential infrastructure
management that can help save time and money by making it easy to
deploy, migrate, monitor, remote control, and optimize your IT
infrastructure through a single, simple management console.
Two versions of Insight Control are available, to serve environments
requiring either a Linux-based or a Windows-based central
management server: HP Insight Control for Linux, and HP Insight
Control. For more information, see http://www.hp.com/go/insightcontrol.
HP Matrix Operating
Environment
HP Insight Control includes one year of 24 x 7 HP Software Technical
Support and Update Service ensuring rapid access to HP support staff
and proactive delivery of software updates. For more information about
this service, see http://www.hp.com/services/insight.
The HP Matrix Operating Environment (Matrix OE) for ProLiant and
Integrity servers is an integrated command center that helps you
instantly adjust to dynamic business demands. This advanced
infrastructure management software lets you reduce the cost of
common data center tasks by up to 40 percent while keeping pace with
your changing business.
The HP Matrix OE includes the automated provisioning, optimization,
and recovery management capabilities for HP CloudSystem Matrix, the
ideal platform for private cloud and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
For more information, see http://www.hp.com/go/matrixoe.
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server
Blade
Optional Features
HP iLO Advanced
License for ProLiant
Servers
HP iLO management processors for HP ProLiant Gen8 servers virtualizes system controls to
help simplify server setup, engage health monitoring and power and thermal control, and promote
remote administration. HP iLO functions out-of-the-box without additional software installation
and functions regardless of the servers' state of operation. The HP iLO can be accessed from
any location via a web browser and works hand-in-hand with HP Systems Insight Manager,
Insight Control, and Matrix Operating Environment, helping customers unleash the value of the
ProLiant platform and deliver the highest possible quality of IT service to the business.
Advanced functionality, such as graphical remote console, multi-user collaboration, and video
record/playback can be activated with the optional HP iLO Advanced or HP iLO Advanced for
BladeSystem licenses. The Advanced licensed features offer sophisticated remote administration
of servers in dynamic data center and remote locations and can help significantly reduce cost
associated with IT-related travel and unplanned downtime.
NOTE: For more information, visit http://www.hp.com/go/ilo.
High Performance
Clusters
HP Cluster Platforms
HP HPC Interconnects
HP Insight Cluster
Management Utility
HP HPC Linux Value
Pack
HP Cluster Platforms are specifically engineered, factory-integrated
large-scale ProLiant clusters optimized for High Performance
Computing, with a choice of servers, networks and software. Operating
system options include specially priced offerings for Red Hat Enterprise
Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, as well as Microsoft
Windows HPC Server. A Cluster Platform Configurator simplifies
ordering. http://www.hp.com/go/clusters
High Performance Computing (HPC) interconnect technologies are
available for this server as part of the HP Cluster Platform portfolio.
These high-speed InfiniBand and Gigabit interconnects are fully
supported by HP when integrated within an HP cluster. Flexible,
validated solutions can be defined with the help of configuration tools.
http://www.hp.com/techservers/clusters/ucp/index.html
HP Insight Cluster Management Utility (CMU) is an HP-licensed and
HP-supported suite of tools that are used for lifecycle management of
hyperscale clusters of Linux ProLiant systems. CMU includes software
for the centralized provisioning, management and monitoring of nodes.
CMU makes the administration of clusters user friendly, efficient, and
effective. http://www.hp.com/go/cmu
HP HPC Linux Value Pack (Value Pack) is an HP-licensed and HPsupported option to HP Insight CMU, for the development and
deployment of applications on HPC Cluster Platforms. Value Pack
includes the Platform LSF workload scheduler and Platform Application
Center, as well as the HP-MPI parallelization library.
http://h20311.www2.hp.com/hpc/us/en/linux-value-pack.html.
HP Insight Online
HP Insight Online is a new addition to the HP Support Center for one stop, secure access to
product and HP support information personalized to your IT environment. Insight Online can
automatically display devices remotely monitored by HP Insight Remote Support. With Insight
Online's easy navigation you can efficiently track your IT support contracts and device status
from anywhere and at anytime. http://www.hp.com/go/insightonline
Expansion Blade
Support
Supports one (1) optional storage, tape, or PCI expansion blade.
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Blade
Optional Features
Factory Express
Portfolio for Servers
and Storage
HP Factory Express offers configuration, customization, integration and deployment services for
HP servers and storage products. Customers can choose how their factory solutions are built,
tested, integrated, shipped and deployed.
Factory Express offers service packages for simple configuration, racking, installation, complex
configuration and design services as well as individual factory services, such as image loading,
asset tagging, and custom packaging. HP products supported through Factory Express include a
wide array of servers and storage: HP Integrity, HP ProLiant, HP ProLiant Server Blades, HP
BladeSystem, HP 9000 servers as well as the MSAxxxx, VA7xxx, EVA, XP, rackable tape
libraries and configurable network switches.
For more information on Factory Express services on your specific server model please contact
your sales representative or go to: http://www.hp.com/go/factory-express.html
HP Simple
Configurator
SCE is a guided self service tool to help sales and non technical people provide customers with
initial configurations in 3 to 5 minutes. You may then send the configuration on for configuration
help, or use in your existing ordering processes. If you require "custom" rack configuration or
configuration for products not available in SCE, please contact HP's Customer Business Center
or an Authorized Partner for assistance. http://www.hp.com/products/configurator
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server
Blade
Service and Support
Service and Support
HP Technology Services for Industry Standard Servers and BladeSystem
Capitalizing on HP ProLiant server and HP BladeSystem capabilities requires a service partner
who understands your increasingly complex business technology environment. That's why it
makes sense to team up with the people who know HP infrastructure hardware and software best
- the experienced professionals at HP Services.
What HP ProLiant and BladeSystem Services can do for you
HP ProLiant and BladeSystem Services can help you design, deploy, test, integrate, support, and
manage IT and infrastructure solutions. This way, HP proposes services solutions that include
more than just uplift of base warranty. Foundation Care services deliver scalable supportpackages for HP industry-standard servers and software. You can choose the type and level of
service that is most suitable for their business needs. New to this portfolio is HP Collaborative
Support. If you are running business critical environments, HP offers Proactive Care or Critical
Advantage. These services help deliver high levels of application availability through proactive
service management and advanced technical response.
You can get the support you need by choosing from one of a number of service packaged
solutions we have designed to address wider set of customer support needs.
HP Technology Services meets business challenges with services offered in three support
recommendations - Optimized Care Package, Standard Care Package, and Basic Care available for each product group. Such packaged solutions enable customers to optimize
technology operations, minimize risk and drive better business outcomes with easy-to-buy, easyto-use scalable support packages for servers, storage, networking and software.
All three service recommendations include support services from the broader portfolio of
Foundation Care and Proactive Care services.
Optimized Care
Package
Supports maintaining servers at optimum performance availability
HP Installation and Startup Service for HP BladeSystem c-Class Infrastructure for
c3000/c7000 enclosure
Provides for the installation and startup of a BladeSystem c3000 Infrastructure in a single blade
enclosure including hardware and software, including deployment of OS, HP SIM, RDP, RDP,
PMP and VPM. http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA0-5964ENW.pdf
HP Installation and Startup Service for HP BladeSystem c-Class Enhanced Network
HP provides for the configuration and testing of BladeSystem Ethernet interconnect switches to
facilitate proper implementation of network protocols and access to advanced features.
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4aa0-5969ENW.pdf
3-Year HP 24x7 4 hour Response, Proactive Care OR Critical Advantage for c3000/c7000
enclosure + 3-Year HP 24x7 4 hour Response, Proactive Care or Critical Advantage for
Blade server
Helps optimize your systems and delivers high levels of application availability through proactive
service management and advanced technical response. A skilled Technical Manager will own
your query or issue end to end until resolved, delivering a single point of contact for you.
Additional Services: Factory Express, Education Services, Proactive Select - 30 Credits
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server
Blade
Service and Support
Standard Care
Package
Support Recommendation that maintains high level of server availability
HP Installation and Startup Service for HP BladeSystem c-Class Infrastructure for
c3000/c7000 enclosure
Provides for the installation and startup of a BladeSystem c3000 Infrastructure in a single blade
enclosure including hardware and software, including deployment of OS, HP SIM, RDP, RDP,
PMP and VPM
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA0-5964ENW.pdf
HP Installation and Startup Service for HP BladeSystem c-Class Enhanced Network
HP Provides for the configuration and testing of BladeSystem Ethernet interconnect switches to
facilitate proper implementation of network protocols and access to advanced features
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4aa0-5969ENW.pdf
3-Year, HP 24x7 4 hour Response, Collaborative Support for c3000/c7000 enclosure + 3Year, HP 24x7 4 hour Response, Collaborative Support for Blade server
Offers customers a single point of contact for server problem diagnosis, hardware problem
resolution, and basic software problem diagnosis, fault isolation, and resolution if available to HP.
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA3-8232ENW.pdf
Additional Services: Software OS (Microsoft, Linux (SUSE/Red Hat) & VMware Installation &
Start Up and Software Support); Microsoft or Linux or VMware education courses; +60 Proactive
Select Credits, Factory Express.
http://www8.hp.com/us/en/business-services/it-services.html?compURI=1078865
Basic Care Package
Delivers minimum recommended support service level
HP Installation and Startup Service for HP BladeSystem c-Class Infrastructure for
c3000/c7000 enclosure
Provides for the installation and startup of a BladeSystem c3000 Infrastructure in a single blade
enclosure including hardware and software, including deployment of OS, HP SIM, RDP, RDP,
PMP and VPM
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA0-5964ENW.pdf
HP Installation and Startup Service for HP BladeSystem c-Class Enhanced Network
HP Provides for the configuration and testing of BladeSystem Ethernet interconnect switches to
facilitate proper implementation of network protocols and access to advanced features
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4aa0-5969ENW.pdf
3-Year, HP 24x7 4 hour Response, Hardware Support Onsite Service for c3000/c7000
enclosure + 3-Year, HP 24x7 4 hour Response, Hardware Support Onsite Service for Blade
server
Provides you with rapid remote support and if required an HP authorized representative who will
arrive on site any time and day of the year to begin hardware maintenance service within 4 hours
of the service request being logged
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/5982-6547EEE.pdf
3-Year , HP 24x7 Software Support for 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
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/5981-6645EEE.pdf
Additional Services: Factory Express, Education Services, Proactive Select - 10 Credits
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server
Blade
Service and Support
Insight Remote
Support
Provides 24 X 7 remote monitoring, proactive notifications, and problem resolution. Learn more
http://www.hp.com/go/insightremotesupport
HP Support Center
Personalized online support portal with access to information, tools and experts to support HP
business products. Submit support cases online, chat with HP experts, access support resources
or collaborate with peers. Learn more http://www.hp.com/go/hpsc
HP's Support Center Mobile App* allows you to resolve issues yourself or quickly connect to an
agent for live support. Now, you can get access to personalized IT support anywhere, anytime.
HP Insight Remote Support and HP Support Center are available at no additional cost with a HP
warranty, HP Care Pack or HP contractual support agreement.
*HP' Support Center Mobile App is subject to local availability.
Warranty / Service
Coverage
For ProLiant servers and storage systems, the services cover HP-branded hardware options
qualified for the server, purchased at the same time or afterward, internal to the enclosure, as
well as external monitors up to 22" and tower UPS products; these items will be covered at the
same service level and for the same coverage period as the server unless the maximum
supported lifetime and/or the maximum usage limitation has been exceeded. Coverage of the
UPS battery is not included; standard warranty terms and conditions apply.
The defective media retention service feature option applies only to Disk or eligible SSD/Flash
Drives replaced by HP due to malfunction. It does not apply to any exchange of Disk or
SSD/Flash Drives that have not failed. SSD/Flash Drives that are specified by HP as consumable
parts and/or that have exceeded maximum supported lifetime and/or the maximum usage limit as
set forth in the manufacturer's operating manual or the technical data sheet are not eligible for
the defective media retention service feature option.
For more information To learn more on HP ProLiant servers and HP BladeSystem servers, please contact your HP
sales representative or HP Authorized Channel Partner. Or visit:
www.hp.com/services/bladesystem
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server
Blade
Preconfigured Models
NOTE: Not all models are available in all regions. Check with your local country HP offices for availability.
HP ProLiant BL420c
Processor(s)
(2) Intel® Xeon® E5-2450 (2.1GHz/8-core/20MB/95W)
Gen8 E5-2450 2P
Cache Memory
20MB L3 Cache
24GB-R P220i SFF
Memory
24GB (6 x 4GB-R DDR3-1600)
Server
NOTE: Total of 12 DIMM slots.
668356-B21
Network Controller
One (1) HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLB FlexibleLOM
Storage Controller
HP Smart Array P220i Controller with 512MB FBWC RAID 0,1
Hard Drive
None Ship Standard
Supports up to two (2) HP hot-plug SFF SAS/SATA/SDD drives
Internal Storage
SAS: 2.0TB; SATA: 2.0TB; SAS SSD: 1.6TB; SATA SSD: 800GB
Optical Drive Bay
None
Expansion Slots
2 standard - Slot 1 supports Type A mezzanine Cards. Slot 2 supports
Type A and Type B mezzanine cards.
Management
HP iLO Management Engine (standard)
Optional: HP Insight Control
Form Factor
Up to eight (8) half-height blades supported in the HP BladeSystem
c3000 Enclosure
Up to sixteen (16) half-height blades supported in HP BladeSystem
c7000 Enclosure
Warranty
Server warranty includes 3-year Parts, 3-year Labor, 3-year on-site
support.
HP ProLiant BL420c
Gen8 E5-2450L 1P
12GB-R B320i SFF
Server
668358-B21
Processor(s)
Cache Memory
Memory
Network Controller
Storage Controller
Hard Drive
Internal Storage
Optical Drive Bay
Expansion Slots
Management
Form Factor
Warranty
(1) Intel® Xeon® E5-2450L (1.8GHz/8-core/20MB/70W)
20MB Level 3 cache
12GB (3 x 4GB-R DDR3-1333)
NOTE: Total of 12 DIMM slots.
One (1) HP Ethernet 1Gb 2-port 361FLB FlexibleLOM
HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i Controller with SAS license key RAID
0,1
None Ship Standard
Supports up to two (2) HP hot-plug SFF SAS/SATA/SDD drives
SAS: 2.0TB; SATA: 2.0TB; SAS SSD: 1.6TB; SATA SSD: 800GB
None
2 standard - Slot 1 supports Type A mezzanine Cards. Slot 2 supports
Type A and Type B mezzanine cards.
HP iLO Management Engine (standard)
Optional: HP Insight Control
Up to eight (8) half-height blades supported in the HP BladeSystem
c3000 Enclosure
Up to sixteen (16) half-height blades supported in HP BladeSystem
c7000 Enclosure
Server warranty includes 3-year Parts, 3-year Labor, 3-year on-site
support.
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server
Blade
Preconfigured Models
HP ProLiant BL420c
Gen8 E5-2430 1P
12GB-R B320i SFF
Server
668357-B21
Processor(s)
Cache Memory
Memory
Network Controller
Storage Controller
Hard Drive
Internal Storage
Optical Drive Bay
Expansion Slots
Management
Form Factor
Warranty
HP ProLiant BL420c
Gen8 E5-2403 1P
12GB-R B320i SFF
Server
668359-B21
Processor(s)
Cache Memory
Memory
Network Controller
Storage Controller
Hard Drive
Internal Storage
Optical Drive Bay
Expansion Slots
Management
Form Factor
Warranty
(1) Intel® Xeon® E5-2430 (2.2GHz/6-core/15MB/95W)
15MB Level 3 cache
12GB (3 x 4GB-R DDR3-1333)
NOTE: Total of 12 DIMM slots.
One (1) HP Ethernet 1Gb 2-port 361FLB FlexibleLOM
HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i Controller with SAS license key RAID
0,1
None Ship Standard
Supports up to two (2) HP hot-plug SFF SAS/SATA/SDD drives
SAS: 2.0TB; SATA: 2.0TB; SAS SSD: 1.6TB; SATA SSD: 800GB
None
2 standard - Slot 1 supports Type A mezzanine Cards. Slot 2 supports
Type A and Type B mezzanine cards.
HP iLO Management Engine (standard)
Optional: HP Insight Control
Up to eight (8) half-height blades supported in the HP BladeSystem
c3000 Enclosure
Up to sixteen (16) half-height blades supported in HP BladeSystem
c7000 Enclosure
Server warranty includes 3-year Parts, 3-year Labor, 3-year on-site
support.
(1) Intel® Xeon® E5-2403 (1.8GHz/4-core/10MB/80W)
10MB Level 3 cache
12GB (3 x 4GB-R DDR3-1333)
NOTE: Total of 12 DIMM slots.
One (1) HP Ethernet 1Gb 2-port 361FLB FlexibleLOM
HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i Controller with SAS license key RAID
0,1
None Ship Standard
Supports up to two (2) HP hot-plug SFF SAS/SATA/SDD drives
SAS: 2.0TB; SATA: 2.0TB; SAS SSD: 1.6TB; SATA SSD: 800GB
None
2 standard - Slot 1 supports Type A mezzanine Cards. Slot 2 supports
Type A and Type B mezzanine cards.
HP iLO Management Engine (standard)
Optional: HP Insight Control
Up to eight (8) half-height blades supported in the HP BladeSystem
c3000 Enclosure
Up to sixteen (16) half-height blades supported in HP BladeSystem
c7000 Enclosure
Server warranty includes 3-year Parts, 3-year Labor, 3-year on-site
support.
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server
Blade
Configuration Information - Factory Integrated Models
NOTE: This section lists some of the steps required to configure a Factory Integrated Model (configure-to-order or CTO
server). To ensure only valid configurations are ordered, HP recommends the use of an HP approved configurator. Contact
your local sales representative for information on CTO product offerings and requirements.
NOTE: Factory Integrated blades must start with a CTO Blade.
NOTE: FIO indicates that this option is only available as a factory installable option.
Step 1: Base Server Blade Configuration (Select a configurable Blade)
HP Models
HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8 10Gb FlexibleLOM Configure-to-order Blade Server
Configurable Model ships with:
One (1) FlexibleLOM connector providing a choice of one (1) of the supported
10Gb FlexibleLOMs (see Step 2)
One (1) SAS controller connector providing a choice of one (1) of the supported
SAS controllers (see step 2)
Two (2) HP small form factor hot-plug SAS/SATA/SSD hard drive bays
One (1) x8 PCIe 3.0 I/O expansion slot (Type A)
One (1) x16 PCIe 3.0 I/O expansion slot (Type B)
One (1) integrated USB connector and one (1) Micro SDHC connector
One (1) TPM connector
HP iLO Management Engine (standard)
640996-B21
HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8 1Gb FlexibleLOM Configure-to-order Blade Server
Configurable Model ships with:
One (1) FlexibleLOM connector providing a choice of one (1) of the supported
1Gb FlexibleLOMs (see Step 2)
One (1) SAS controller connector providing a choice of one (1) of the supported
SAS controllers (see step 2)
Two (2) HP small form factor hot-plug SAS/SATA/SSD hard drive bays
One (1) x8 PCIe 3.0 I/O expansion slot (Type A)
One (1) x16 PCIe 3.0 I/O expansion slot (Type B)
One (1) integrated USB connector and one (1) Micro SDHC connector
One (1) TPM connector
HP iLO Management Engine (standard)
690142-B21
Step 2: Choose Required Options (one of the following from each list unless
otherwise noted)
HP Processors
For single processor configuration choose:
Core Processor Option Kits
NOTE: The BL420c Gen8 supports one or two processors.
NOTE: All configure-to-order processor kits (i.e. xxxxxx-L21) contain one (1)
processor.
NOTE: If two processors are desired, select one xxxxxx-L21 here in Step 2 and
one xxxxxx-B21 in Step 3.
NOTE: The BL420c Gen8 includes two I/O mezzanine expansion slots. A
processor must be installed in processor slot 1 for access to the first mezzanine
expansion slot (expansion slot 1). A processor must be installed in processor
slot 2 for access to the second mezzanine expansion slot (expansion slot 2).
NOTE: All processors within the server must be identical.
NOTE: the letter "L" preceding the model number indicates denotes lower
wattage.
NOTE: The processor model as well as the memory configuration determines
the maximum speed memory can operate. Please see the see the "Memory"
section later in this document.
Eight-Core Processors
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Blade
Configuration Information - Factory Integrated Models
HP Memory
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2470 (2.3GHz/8-core/20MB/95W) FIO
Processor Kit
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2450 (2.1GHz/8-core/20MB/95W) FIO
Processor Kit
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2450L (1.8GHz/8-core/20MB/70W) FIO
Processor Kit
Six-Core Processors
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2440 (2.4GHz/6-core/15MB/95W) FIO
Processor Kit
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2430 (2.2GHz/6-core/15MB/95W) FIO
Processor Kit
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2430L (2.0GHz/6-core/15MB/60W) FIO
Processor Kit
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2420 (1.9GHz/6-core/15MB/95W) FIO
Processor Kit
Quad-Core Processors
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2407 (2.2GHz/4-core/10MB/80W) FIO
Processor Kit
667372-L21
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2403 (1.8GHz/4-core/10MB/80W) FIO
Processor Kit
667422-L21
NOTE: To realize the performance memory capabilities listed in this document,
HP SmartMemory is required. For additional information, please see the HP
SmartMemory QuickSpecs at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14225_div/14225_div.html
(Worldwide)
NOTE: HP memory from previous generation servers are not fully compatible
with Smart Memory features in Gen8 Servers.
NOTE: A minimum of one DIMM is required per server.
NOTE: For additional memory rules and guidelines, see the "Memory" section
later in this document.
HP SmartMemory
Registered DIMMs (RDIMMs)
HP 16GB (1x16GB) Dual Rank x4 PC3-12800R (DDR3-1600) Registered CAS11 Memory Kit
HP 16GB (1x16GB) Dual Rank x4 PC3L-10600R (DDR3-1333) Registered CAS9 Low Voltage Memory Kit
HP 8GB (1x8GB) Dual Rank x4 PC3-12800R (DDR3-1600) Registered CAS-11
Memory Kit
HP 8GB (1x8GB) Single Rank x4 PC3-12800R (DDR3-1600) Registered CAS-11
Memory Kit
HP 8GB (1x8GB) Dual Rank x4 PC3L-10600R (DDR3-1333) Registered CAS-9
Low Voltage Memory Kit
HP 4GB (1x4GB) Single Rank x4 PC3-12800R (DDR3-1600) Registered CAS-11
Memory Kit
HP 4GB (1x4GB) Single Rank x4 PC3L-10600R (DDR3-1333) Registered CAS-9
Low Voltage Memory Kit
Unbuffered with ECC DIMMs (UDIMMs)
HP 8GB (1x8GB) Dual Rank x8 PC3-12800E (DDR3-1600) Unbuffered CAS-11
Memory Kit
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667373-L21
667423-L21
667374-L21
667375-L21
667424-L21
667376-L21
667421-L21
672631-B21
647901-B21
690802-B21
647899-B21
647897-B21
647895-B21
647893-B21
669324-B21
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server
Blade
Configuration Information - Factory Integrated Models
HP 8GB (1x8GB) Dual Rank x8 PC3L-10600E (DDR3-1333) Unbuffered CAS-9
Low Voltage Memory Kit
HP 4GB (1x4GB) Dual Rank x8 PC3-12800E (DDR3-1600) Unbuffered CAS-11
Memory Kit
HP 4GB (1x4GB) Dual Rank x8 PC3L-10600E (DDR3-1333) Unbuffered CAS-9
Low Voltage Memory Kit
HP 2GB (1x2GB) Single Rank x8 PC3-12800E (DDR3-1600) Unbuffered CAS11 Memory Kit
HP 2GB (1x2GB) Single Rank x8 PC3L-10600E (DDR3-1333) Unbuffered CAS9 Low Voltage Memory Kit
Load Reduced DIMMs (LRDIMMs)
HP 32GB (1x32GB) Quad Rank x4 PC3L-10600L (DDR3-1333) Load Reduced
CAS-9 Low Voltage Memory Kit
NOTE: Depending on the memory configuration and processor model, 1600MHz
and 1333MHz memory may operate at a lower speed. Please see the see the
"Memory" section later in this document and the Online Memory Configuration
Tool for details at: www.hp.com/go/ddr3memory-configurator.
HP Networking
FlexibleLOM Adapters
NOTE: The server requires one (1) FlexibleLOM that is installed in the
FlexibleLOM connectors. All FlexibleLOMs are dual port: One port is routed to
interconnect module bay 1 and the other to bay 2.
10Gb FlexibleLOM Adapters
HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 560FLB FIO Adapter
HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLB FIO Adapter
HP Flex-10 10Gb 2-port 530FLB FIO Adapter
NOTE: HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8 10Gb FlexibleLOM Configure-to-order Blade
Server (640996-B21) must be selected in order to select one of the 10Gb
FlexibleLOM Adapters
NOTE: Please see the QuickSpecs for Technical Specifications and additional
information: www.hp.com/go/ProLiantNICs
1Gb FlexibleLOM Adapters
HP Ethernet 1Gb 2-port 361FLB FIO Adapter
NOTE: HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8 1Gb FlexibleLOM Configure-to-order Blade
Server (690142-B21) must be selected in order to select the 1Gb FlexibleLOM
Adapter.
HP Storage Controller HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i FIO Adapter for BL420c Gen8
NOTE: B320i controller requires SAS License Key for SAS RAID 0,1 (see "HP
Storage Controllers - Optional Upgrades" below in the section labeled "Core
Options").
HP Smart Array P220i Controller FIO Kit
NOTE: P220i Controller comes standard with 512MB FBWC.
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647909-B21
669322-B21
647907-B21
669320-B21
647905-B21
647903-B21
684214-B21
684212-B21
684211-B21
684216-B21
651732-B21
690164-B21
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server
Blade
Configuration Information - Factory Integrated Models
Step 3: Choose Additional Options for Factory Integration
NOTE: For additional options, please refer to the "Core Options" and "Additional Options" section below. For additional
options, including server blade enclosures interconnect, mezzanine options and power subsystem options; please see the
Core Options and Additional sections below; or the following:
HP BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure QuickSpecs:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12790_div/12790_div.html
HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure QuickSpecs:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12810_div/12810_div.html
HP BladeSystem c-Class Interconnect and Mezzanine Components:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/blades/components/c-class-interconnects.html and
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/blades/components/c-class-adapters.html
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server
Blade
Core Options
HP Networking
NOTE: Each 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapter requires a minimum of 2GB of server
memory.
NOTE: A 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapter supports linking at 1Gbps or 10Gbps
when connected to an interconnect module with 10Gb Ethernet downlinks.
NOTE: A 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapter supports linking at only 1Gbps when
connected to an interconnect module with 1Gb Ethernet downlinks.
NOTE: The 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters on each server blade connect to a
10Gb interconnect in bays 3-8 (HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure) or bays 2-4
(HP BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure).
10 Gigabit Ethernet Mezzanines
HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554M Adapter
NOTE: Please see QuickSpecs for technical specifications and additional
information at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14221_div/14221_div.html.
HP Flex-10 10Gb 2-port 552M Adapter
NOTE: Please see QuickSpecs for technical specifications and additional
information at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14218_div/14218_div.html.
HP Flex-10 10Gb 2-port 530M Adapter
NOTE: Please see QuickSpecs for technical specifications and additional
information at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14217_div/14217_div.html.
1 Gigabit Ethernet Mezzanines
HP Ethernet 1Gb 4-port 366M Adapter
NOTE: Please see QuickSpecs for technical specifications and additional
information at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14335_div/14335_div.html
FlexibleLOM Adapters
NOTE: The server supports one (1) FlexibleLOM that is installed in the
FlexibleLOM connectors and is already included in the pre-configured models.
However, it must be added in Step 2 for Configure-to-order Models. The
FlexibleLOM options below are used to change these original FlexibleLOMs.
10 Gigabit Ethernet FlexibleLOM Adapters
HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 560FLB Adapter
NOTE: Please see QuickSpecs for technical specifications and additional
information at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14331_div/14331_div.html
HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLB Adapter
NOTE: Please see QuickSpecs for technical specifications and additional
information at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14219_div/14219_div.html
HP Flex-10 10Gb 2-port 530FLB Adapter
NOTE: Please see QuickSpecs for technical specifications and additional
information at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14216_div/14216_div.html
1Gb FlexibleLOM Adapters
HP Ethernet 1Gb 2-port 361FLB Adapter
NOTE: Please see QuickSpecs for technical specifications and additional
information at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14333_div/14333_div.html
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647590-B21
674764-B21
631884-B21
615729-B21
655639-B21
647586-B21
656590-B21
652500-B21
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server
Blade
Core Options
HP Fibre Channel
HP Processors
HP LPe1205A 8Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter for BladeSystem c-Class
NOTE: Please see QuickSpecs for technical specifications and additional
information at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14338_div/14338_div.html
HP QMH2572 8Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter for BladeSystem c-Class
NOTE: Please see QuickSpecs for technical specifications and additional
information at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14230_div/14230_div.html
NOTE: The BL420c Gen8 supports one or two processors.
NOTE: The BL420c Gen8 includes two I/O mezzanine expansion slots. A
processor must be installed in processor slot 1 for access to the first mezzanine
expansion slot (expansion slot 1). A processor must be installed in processor
slot 2 for access to the second mezzanine expansion slot (expansion slot 2).
NOTE: All processors within the server must be identical.
NOTE: the letter "L" preceding the model number indicates denotes lower
wattage.
NOTE: The processor model as well as the memory configuration determines
the maximum speed memory can operate. Please see the see the "Memory"
section later in this document.
Eight-Core Processors
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2470 (2.3GHz/8-core/20MB/95W)
Processor Kit
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2450 (2.1GHz/8-core/20MB/95W)
Processor Kit
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2450L (1.8GHz/8-core/20MB/70W)
Processor Kit
Six-Core Processors
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2440 (2.4GHz/6-core/15MB/95W)
Processor Kit
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2430 (2.2GHz/6-core/15MB/95W)
Processor Kit
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2430L (2.0GHz/6-core/15MB/60W)
Processor Kit
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2420 (1.9GHz/6-core/15MB/95W)
Processor Kit
Quad-Core Processors
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2407 (2.2GHz/4-core/10MB/80W)
Processor Kit
HP BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® E5-2403 (1.8GHz/4-core/10MB/80W)
Processor Kit
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659818-B21
651281-B21
667372-B21
667373-B21
667423-B21
667374-B21
667375-B21
667424-B21
667376-B21
667421-B21
667422-B21
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QuickSpecs
HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server
Blade
Core Options
HP Memory
HP Hard Drives
NOTE: To realize the performance memory capabilities listed in this document,
HP SmartMemory is required. For additional information, please see the HP
SmartMemory QuickSpecs at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14225_div/14225_div.html
(Worldwide)
NOTE: HP memory from previous generation servers are not fully compatible
with Smart Memory features in Gen8 Servers.
NOTE: A minimum of one DIMM is required per server.
NOTE: For additional memory rules and guidelines, see the "Memory" section
later in this document.
HP SmartMemory
Registered DIMMs (RDIMMs)
HP 4GB (1x4GB) Single Rank x4 PC3L-10600R (DDR3-1333) Registered CAS9 Low Voltage Memory Kit
647893-B21
HP 4GB (1x4GB) Single Rank x4 PC3-12800R (DDR3-1600) Registered CAS11 Memory Kit
HP 8GB (1x8GB) Dual Rank x4 PC3L-10600R (DDR3-1333) Registered CAS-9
Low Voltage Memory Kit
647895-B21
HP 8GB (1x8GB) Single Rank x4 PC3-12800R (DDR3-1600) Registered CAS11 Memory Kit
HP 8GB (1x8GB) Dual Rank x4 PC3-12800R (DDR3-1600) Registered CAS-11
Memory Kit
HP 16GB (1x16GB) Dual Rank x4 PC3L-10600R (DDR3-1333) Registered
CAS-9 Low Voltage Memory Kit
HP 16GB (1x16GB) Dual Rank x4 PC3-12800R (DDR3-1600) Registered CAS11 Memory Kit
Unbuffered with ECC DIMMs (UDIMMs)
HP 2GB (1x2GB) Single Rank x8 PC3-12800E (DDR3-1600) Unbuffered CAS11 Memory Kit
647899-B21
HP 2GB (1x2GB) Single Rank x8 PC3L-10600E (DDR3-1333) Unbuffered CAS9 Low Voltage Memory Kit
HP 4GB (1x4GB) Dual Rank x8 PC3-12800E (DDR3-1600) Unbuffered CAS-11
Memory Kit
HP 4GB (1x4GB) Dual Rank x8 PC3L-10600E (DDR3-1333) Unbuffered CAS-9
Low Voltage Memory Kit
HP 8GB (1x8GB) Dual Rank x8 PC3-12800E (DDR3-1600) Unbuffered CAS-11
Memory Kit
HP 8GB (1x8GB) Dual Rank x8 PC3L-10600E (DDR3-1333) Unbuffered CAS-9
Low Voltage Memory Kit
Load Reduced DIMMs (LRDIMMs)
HP 32GB (1x32GB) Quad Rank x4 PC3L-10600L (DDR3-1333) Load Reduced
CAS-9 Low Voltage Memory Kit
NOTE: Depending on the memory configuration and processor model,
1600MHz and 1333MHz memory may operate at a lower speed. Please see the
see the "Memory" section later in this document and the Online Memory
Configuration Tool for details at: www.hp.com/go/ddr3memory-configurator.
647905-B21
647897-B21
690802-B21
647901-B21
672631-B21
669320-B21
669322-B21
647907-B21
669324-B21
647909-B21
647903-B21
NOTE: The ProLiant BL420c Gen8 server includes the new HP hot-plug small
form factor (SFF) SmartDrive carrier for enhanced management and reduced
maintenance errors. HP drives from previous generation servers are not
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server
Blade
Core Options
compatible with the BL420c Gen8 drive bays.
NOTE: The mixing of standard SAS drives with SAS SSD is supported within
the server, but limits the RAID configuration to two separate RAID 0 volumes.
Mixing of other drives types is not supported.
NOTE: HP hard drives have either a one year or three year warranty; refer to
the specific hard drive QuickSpecs for details.
NOTE: The hard drive options are not required when configuring a drive-less
model.
6G SATA Hot Plug with SmartDrive SFF (2.5-inch) Midline (MDL) Drives
HP 1TB 6G SATA 7.2K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) SC Midline 1yr Warranty Hard Drive
HP 500GB 6G SATA 7.2K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) SC Midline 1yr Warranty Hard
Drive
NOTE: Please see the QuickSpecs for technical specifications and additional
information at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13021_div/13021_div.html.
SAS Hot Plug with SmartDrive SFF (2.5-inch) Enterprise Drives
HP 900GB 6G SAS 10K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) SC Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard
Drive
HP 600GB 6G SAS 10K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) SC Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard
Drive
HP 450GB 6G SAS 10K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) SC Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard
Drive
HP 300GB 6G SAS 10K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) SC Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard
Drive
HP 300GB 6G SAS 15K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) SC Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard
Drive
HP 146GB 6G SAS 15K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) SC Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard
Drive
SAS Hot Plug SmartDrive SFF (2.5-inch) Midline Drives
HP 1TB 6G SAS 7.2K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) SC Midline 1yr Warranty Hard Drive
HP 500GB 6G SAS 7.2K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) SC Midline 1yr Warranty Hard
Drive
NOTE: Please see QuickSpecs for technical specifications and additional
information at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12244_div/12244_div.html.
6G SATA Hot Plug with SmartDrive SFF (2.5-inch) Midline (MDL) Drives
HP 1TB 6G SATA 7.2K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) SC Midline 1yr Warranty Hard Drive
HP 500GB 6G SATA 7.2K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) SC Midline 1yr Warranty Hard
Drive
NOTE: Please see the QuickSpecs for technical specifications and additional
information at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13021_div/13021_div.html.
6G SAS MLC Hot Plug SFF (2.5-inch) Enterprise Mainstream Solid State
Drives
HP 800GB 6G SAS MLC SFF (2.5-inch) SC Enterprise Mainstream 3yr
Warranty Solid State Drive
HP 400GB 6G SAS MLC SFF (2.5-inch) SC Enterprise Mainstream 3yr
Warranty Solid State Drive
HP 200GB 6G SAS MLC SFF (2.5-inch) SC Enterprise Mainstream 3yr
Warranty Solid State Drive
6G SAS SLC Hot Plug SFF (2.5-inch) Enterprise Performance Solid State
Drives
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655710-B21
655708-B21
652589-B21
652583-B21
652572-B21
652564-B21
652611-B21
652605-B21
652749-B21
652745-B21
655710-B21
655708-B21
653109-B21
653105-B21
658478-B21
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server
Blade
Core Options
HP 400GB 6G SAS SLC SFF (2.5-inch) SC Enterprise Performance 3yr
Warranty Solid State Drive
HP 200GB 6G SAS SLC SFF (2.5-inch) SC Enterprise Performance 3yr
Warranty Solid State Drive
3G SATA MLC Hot Plug SFF (2.5-inch) Enterprise Mainstream Solid State
Drives
HP 400GB 3G SATA MLC SFF (2.5-inch) SC Enterprise Mainstream 3yr
Warranty Solid State Drive
HP 200GB 3G SATA MLC SFF (2.5-inch) SC Enterprise Mainstream 3yr
Warranty Solid State Drive
HP 100GB 3G SATA MLC SFF (2.5-inch) SC Enterprise Mainstream 3yr
Warranty Solid State Drive
NOTE: The mixing of standard SAS drives with SAS SSD is supported within
the server, but limits the RAID configuration to two separate RAID 0 volumes.
Mixing of other drives types is not supported.
NOTE: HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i Controller requires a SAS license key
for RAID 0 and 1 functionality for SAS drives when selecting a Configure-toOrder server. The SAS RAID license comes standard with preconfigured
servers. SATA RAID 0/1 standard.
653082-B21
653078-B21
653120-B21
653118-B21
653112-B21
NOTE: Please see the QuickSpecs for technical specifications and information
at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14038_div/14038_div.html.
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QuickSpecs
HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server
Blade
Additional Options
HP Insight software
HP Insight Control
HP Insight Control including 1yr 24x7 Technical Support and Updates Electronic
License
HP Insight Control including 1yr 24x7 Technical Support and Updates Single
Server License
HP Insight Management Media Kit
NOTE: HP Insight Management Media Kit contains DVDs without licenses.
Contains HP Systems Insight Manager, HP Insight Control, HP Matrix Operating
Environment, and Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager software. Uses an
integrated installer to perform quick and accurate software installation and
updates.
NOTE: Electronic and Flexible-Quantity licenses can be used to purchase
multiple licenses with a single activation key.
NOTE: Customer will receive a license entitlement certificate, which must be
redeemed online or via fax in order to obtain the license activation key(s).
Includes one year of 24 x 7 HP Software Technical Support Service.
NOTE: Licenses ship without media. The HP Insight Management Media Kit can
be ordered separately, or can be downloaded at:
http://www.hp.com/go/insightupdates.
NOTE: For additional license kits, please see the QuickSpecs at:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12631_div/12631_div.html
HP Insight Control for Linux
HP Insight Control for Linux including 1yr 24x7 Support Electronic License
NOTE: This part number can be purchased as a single license or as multiple
licenses with a single activation key. Customer will receive a license entitlement
certificate via e-mail. The license entitlement certificate must be redeemed
online or via fax in order to obtain the license activation key(s). Includes one
year of 24 x 7 HP Software Technical Support and Update Service.
NOTE: Electronic LTUs are only available through limited points of sales; if not
available, order a printed license entitlement certificate instead.
HP Insight Control for Linux including 1yr 24x7 Support Single Server License
HP Insight Control for Linux Media Kit
NOTE: This optional Media pack DVD contains the ISO image for HP Insight
Control for Linux, HP Systems Insight Manager, HP Insight Control power
management, HP Insight Control virtual machine management, and an
integrated installer. Servers must be acquired separately.
NOTE: This Media pack is optional because the latest ISO image and latest
updates may be downloaded at no cost from: http://www.hp.com/go/ic-linux (click
on Download button).
NOTE: Licenses ship without media. The Media Kit for Insight Control for Linux
can be ordered separately, or can be downloaded at: http://www.hp.com/go/iclinux (click on Download button).
NOTE: Customer will receive a license entitlement certificate, which must be
redeemed online or via fax in order to obtain the license activation key(s).
Includes one year of 24 x 7 HP Software Technical Support Service.
NOTE: For additional license kits, please see the QuickSpecs at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13019_div/13019_div.html
HP Insight Control server deployment
HP Insight Control Server Deployment including 1yr 24x7 Support Electronic
License
HP Insight Control Server Deployment including 1yr 24x7 Support Single Server
License
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T9074BAE
452148-B22
436222-B21
TC213AAE
TC209A
TC208A
T9082AAE
452151-B21
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server
Blade
Additional Options
NOTE: Licenses ship without media. The HP Insight Management Media Kit can
be ordered separately, or can be downloaded at:
http://www.hp.com/go/insightupdates.
NOTE: Customer will receive a license entitlement certificate, which must be
redeemed online or via fax in order to obtain the license activation key(s).
Includes one year of 24 x 7 HP Software Technical Support Service.
NOTE: For additional license kits please see the Insight Control QuickSpecs at
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12631_div/12631_div.html.
HP iLO Advanced
License
HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) Advanced for ProLiant BladeSystem Remote
Management
HP iLO Advanced for BladeSystem including 1yr 24x7 Support Electronic
License
HP iLO Advanced for BladeSystem including 1yr 24x7 Support Single Server
License
NOTE: Licenses ship without media. The Media Kit for Insight Control for Linux
can be ordered separately, or can be downloaded at:
http://www.hp.com/go/insightupdates.
TA851AAE
512488-B21
NOTE: Customer will receive a license entitlement certificate, which must be
redeemed online or via fax in order to obtain the license activation key(s).
Includes one year of 24 x 7 HP Software Technical Support Service.
NOTE: For additional license kits, including electronic delivery options, please
see the iLO QuickSpecs at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14276_div/142762_div.html.
High Performance
Clusters
HP Cluster Management Utility
HP Insight Cluster Management Utility 1yr 24x7 Flexible License
HP Insight Cluster Management Utility 3yr 24x7 Flexible License
NOTE: These part numbers can be used to purchase one certificate for multiple
licenses and support with a single activation key. Each license is for one node
(server). Customer will receive a printed end user license agreement and license
entitlement certificate via physical shipment. The license entitlement certificate
must be redeemed online in order to obtain a license key. Customer also will
receive a support agreement.
HP Insight Cluster Management Utility Media
NOTE: For additional license kits please see the QuickSpecs at:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12612_div/12612_div.html.
HP HPC Linux Value Pack
HP High Performance Computing Linux Value Pack 1 Processor Flexible
License
NOTE: This part number can be used to purchase one certificate for multiple
licenses with a single activation key. Each license is for one socket (a.k.a.
processor). Customer will receive a printed end user license agreement and
license entitlement certificate via physical shipment. The license entitlement
certificate must be redeemed online in order to obtain a license key.
NOTE: For additional license kits please see the QuickSpecs at:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13485_div/13485_div.html.
HP High Performance Computing Linux Value Pack Media Kit
NOTE: This part number can be used to purchase media including software and
documentation, which will be delivered to the customer.
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QL803B
BD476A
BD477A
TC293B
TC294A
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QuickSpecs
HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server
Blade
Additional Options
HP I/O Accelerator
Options
HP 1.2TB Multi Level Cell IO Accelerator for BladeSystem c-Class
HP 785GB Multi Level Cell IO Accelerator for BladeSystem c-Class
HP 365GB Multi Level Cell IO Accelerator for BladeSystem c-Class
HP Security
HP Trusted Platform Module Option
NOTE: The TPM (Trusted Platform Module) is a microcontroller chip that can
securely store artifacts used to authenticate the server platform. These artifacts
can include passwords, certificates and encryption keys. Windows® BitLocker™
Drive Encryption (BitLocker) is a data protection feature available in Windows
Server® 2008. BitLocker leverages the enhanced security capabilities of a
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 1.2. The TPM works with BitLocker to
help protect user data and to ensure that a server running Windows Server 2008
has not been tampered with while the system was offline.
NOTE: For more information about TPM, including a white paper, go to:
http://www.hp.com/go/TPM.
NOTE: ProLiant OS pre-installed units will come with the partition required for
TPM deployment.
NOTE: The TPM key is unique to every TPM deployed server and must be
retained. Misplacing or losing the key could result in data loss.
HP Storage Controllers HP Smart Array P721m Controller
HP Smart Array P721m/2G FBWC 4-ports Ext Mezzanine SAS Controller
HP Smart Array P721m/512 4-ports Ext Mezzanine SAS Controller
Optional Upgrades
HP Smart Array Advanced Pack 2.0 No Media 1 Server 1yr 24x7 Support
Software
HP Smart Array Advanced Pack 2.0 No Media Electronic Lic 1yr 24x7 Support
Software
NOTE: The options above are supported on the B320i and the
P220i.Controllers.
NOTE: Please see the QuickSpecs for Technical Specifications and additional
information at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14404_div/14404_div.html.
(Smart Array P721m Controller)
HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i Specific Options:
NOTE: The following storage controller options below are not supported on the
HP Smart Array P220i controller.
HP 512MB B-series Dynamic Smart Array Flash Backed Write Cache with 24
inch Cable
HP SAS License Key No Media 1 Single Server License for B320i
NOTE: Please see the QuickSpecs for Technical Specifications and additional
information at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13200_div/13200_div.html.
(Smart Array Advanced Pack)
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QK763A
QK762A
QK761A
488069-B21
650072-B21
655636-B21
BC377A
BC390AAE
676473-B21
BC393A
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server
Blade
Additional Options
HP InfiniBand
Mezzanines
HP Ultrium Tape
Blades
NOTE: When an InfiniBand adapter is installed in mezzanine slot 1, only one
port is active (regardless of operating mode). When installed in any other
mezzanine slot, both ports are active.
NOTE: InfiniBand QDR and FDR speeds are only supported on the HP
BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure. For additional information, please see the HP
BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure and InfiniBand QuickSpecs at:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12586_div/12586_div.html
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13078_div/13078_div.html
HP QDR/EN InfiniBand 10Gb Dual Port 544M Adapter
NOTE: The QDR InfiniBand adapter may be installed in any mezzanine slot of
the server.
HP FDR/EN InfiniBand 10/40Gb Dual Port 544M Adapter
NOTE: The FDR InfiniBand adapter must be installed in mezzanine slot 1 for
FDR mode and may be installed in any mezzanine slot if operated in any other
mode.
644160-B21
644161-B21
HP LTO-4 SB1760c Tape Blade
NOTE: LTO-4 Ultrium tape technology.
AQ697B
HP LTO-5 SB3000c Tape Blade
NOTE: LTO-5 Ultrium tape technology.
NOTE: For the above Ultrium tape drives, please see the QuickSpecs for
technical specifications and additional information at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12729_div/12729_div.html
BS580B
HP Storage Blades
HP D2200sb Storage Blade
NOTE: Please see the QuickSpecs for technical specifications and additional
information at: http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/bladesystem/index.html.
AP880A
HP Expansion Blade
HP BLc PCI Expansion Blade
NOTE: The PCI Expansion Blade provides PCI card slots for an adjacent cClass Server Blade. Order one PCI expansion Blade for each server blade
needing standard PCI-X or PCIe expansion slots.
NOTE: Ships with one pre-installed PCI-X connect board. Also includes one
PCIe connect board which requires installation.
NOTE: Please see the QuickSpecs for technical specifications and additional
information at
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12753_div/12753_div.html
448018-B21
HP USB and SD
Options
HP 2GB USB Flash Media Drive Key Kit
NOTE: HP qualified blank USB key for use with HP ProLiant servers that
support the VMware virtualization environment and other HP value-add software
like SmartStart. HP recommends this industry standard USB flash device for
use with VMware ESXi. USB device must be installed in the internal slot of the
ProLiant server for use with VMware ESXi. Refer to HP VMware Getting Started
Guide for installation instructions.
HP 4GB Micro SDHC Flash Media Kit
NOTE: The USB flash media and Secure Digital cards are for integrated
hypervisor virtualization environments needing a low cost boot solution with the
highest performance and reliability. Learn more at
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/options/flash_drives.html.
608447-B21
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647444-B21
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server
Blade
Additional Options
HP Care Pack Services NOTE: The HP Care Pack service part numbers below for ProLiant BL c-Class
server blades, cover the server blade and all HP branded hardware options
qualified for the server, purchased at the same time or afterwards, internal to the
server.
HP 3 year 4 hour 13x5 BL4xxc Server Blade Hardware Support
HP 3 year 4 hour 24x7 BL4xxc Server Blade Hardware Support
HP 3 year 6 hour 24x7 Call to Repair BL4xxc Server Blade Hardware Support
HP 3 year Next business day ProLiant BL4xxc Collaborative Support
HP 3 year Next business day ProLiant BL4xxc Proactive Care Service
HP 3 year 4 hour 24x7 ProLiant BL4xxc Collaborative Support
HP 3 year 4 hour 24x7 ProLiant BL4xxc Proactive Care Service
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UK065E
UK066E
UK067E
U1K88E
U3B08E
U1K94E
U3B14E
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HP ProLiant BL420c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server
Blade
QuickSpecs
Memory
For detailed memory configuration rules and guidelines, please use the Online DDR3 Memory Configuration Tool:
www.hp.com/go/ddr3memory-configurator
Memory Subsystem Architecture
Each Intel® Xeon® E5-2400 family processor socket contains four three memory channels that support two DIMMs each for
a total of eight (8) six (6) DIMMs per installed processor or a grand total of sixteen (16) twelve (12) DIMMs for the server. Up
to 32GB capacity DIMMs are supported for 384GB of memory (12 DIMM slots x 32GB per DIMM).
Memory Population Rules and Guidelines:
A minimum of one DIMM is required per server.
Install DIMMs only if the corresponding processor is installed.
If only one processor is installed in a two processor system, only half of the DIMM slots are available.
To maximize performance, it is recommended to balance the total memory capacity between all installed processors
and to load the channels similarly whenever possible.
RDIMMs operating at either 1.35V or 1.5V may be mixed in any order, but the system will power them at the higher
voltage.
RDIMMs, LRDIMMs, and UDIMMs cannot be mixed.
DIMMs of different speeds may be mixed in any order; the server will select a common optimal speed.
The maximum memory speed is a function of the memory type, memory configuration, and processor model.
The maximum memory capacity is a function of the memory type and number of installed processors.
HP memory from previous generation servers is not compatible with the BL420c Gen8 Server Blade.
To realize the performance memory capabilities listed in this document, HP SmartMemory is required. For additional
information, please see the HP SmartMemory QuickSpecs at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14225_div/14225_div.html.
For memory population rules and additional memory guidelines, please see the BL420c Gen8 user guide at
http://www.hp.com/support.
DIMM Type
DIMM Rank
BL420c Gen8 Supported Memory Bandwidth
Load
Reduced
Unbuffered with ECC DIMMs
Registered DIMMS (RDIMMs)
(LRDIMMs)
(UDIMMs)
Single Dual Dual
Quad
Single
Dual
Single
Dual Rank Rank Rank Rank
Rank
Rank
Rank
Rank (1R)
(2R)
(1R) (2R) (2R)
(4R)
(1R)
(2R)
4GB 4GB 8GB 8GB 8GB 16GB 16GB
32GB
2GB 2GB 4GB 4GB 8GB 8GB
1333 1600 1333 1600 1600 1333 1600
1333
1333 1600 1333 1600 1600 1333
DIMM Capacity
DIMM Native Speed
(MHz)
Voltage1
LV Std LV Std Std
LV
1LV= low voltage at 1.35V; Std = standard voltage at 1.5V.
Std
LV
LV
Std
LV
Std
Std
LV
SLOTS THAT CAN BE POPULATED
12 slot servers
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
MAXIMUM CAPACITY (GB)1
12 slot servers
48
96
96
96
192
192
384
24
24
48
48
96
96
48
POPULATED DIMM SPEED (MHz)
1 DIMM Per Channel
1333 1600 1333 1600 1600 1333 1600
2 DIMM Per Channel
1333 1600 1333 1600 1600 1333 1600
13332
13332
1333 1600 1333 1600 1600 1333
13333 1600 13333 1600 1600 13333
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1
2
Maximum capacity will vary based on individual server platform qualification schedule
Using HP SmartMemory, 1333MHz LRDIMM operate at 1.35V for 2 DIMMs per channel (2DPC). Third party 1333MHz
LRDIMM memory may only support 1.5V at 2DPC.
3 Using HP SmartMemory, UDIMMs at 2DPC are supported up to 1333MHz. Third party UDIMMs at 2DPC may only
support up to 1066MHz.
NOTE: Maximum memory speed is a function of the processor QPI bus speed; see the table below "Memory Speed by
Processor Model".
Memory Speed by Processor Model
Processor Models
E5-2450, E5-2450L, E5-2470
E5-2420, E5-2430, E5-2430L, E5-2440
E5-2403, E5-2407
Supported Memory Speeds
1600/1333/1066MHz
1333/1066MHz
1066MHz
Standard and Maximum Memory Capacity (Pre-configured Models)
Pre Configured Models
Standard Memory
E5-2450 (6x4GB 1600)
E5-2450L, E5-2430, E5-2403
(3x4GB 1333)
24GB
(6x 4GB)
12GB
(3x 4GB)
Maximum Memory Plus
Optional Memory
120GB
(6x4GB + 6x 16GB)
156GB
(3x 4GB + 9x 16GB)
Standard Memory Replaced
with Optional Memory
384GB
(12x 32GB LRDIMM)
384GB
(12x 32GB LRDIMM)
NOTE: Capacity references are rounded to the common gigabyte (GB) values.
2GB = 2,048MB
4GB = 4,096MB
8GB = 8,192MB
16GB = 16,384MB
32GB = 32,768MB
Memory options part number decoder
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Following are memory options available from HP:
HP Memory
HP SmartMemory
Registered DIMMs (RDIMMs)
HP 16GB (1x16GB) Dual Rank x4 PC3-12800R (DDR3-1600) Registered CAS11 Memory Kit
HP 16GB (1x16GB) Dual Rank x4 PC3L-10600R (DDR3-1333) Registered CAS9 Low Voltage Memory Kit
HP 8GB (1x8GB) Dual Rank x4 PC3-12800R (DDR3-1600) Registered CAS-11
Memory Kit
HP 8GB (1x8GB) Single Rank x4 PC3-12800R (DDR3-1600) Registered CAS-11
Memory Kit
HP 8GB (1x8GB) Dual Rank x4 PC3L-10600R (DDR3-1333) Registered CAS-9
Low Voltage Memory Kit
HP 4GB (1x4GB) Single Rank x4 PC3-12800R (DDR3-1600) Registered CAS-11
Memory Kit
HP 4GB (1x4GB) Single Rank x4 PC3L-10600R (DDR3-1333) Registered CAS-9
Low Voltage Memory Kit
Unbuffered with ECC DIMMs (UDIMMs)
HP 8GB (1x8GB) Dual Rank x8 PC3-12800E (DDR3-1600) Unbuffered CAS-11
Memory Kit
HP 8GB (1x8GB) Dual Rank x8 PC3L-10600E (DDR3-1333) Unbuffered CAS-9
Low Voltage Memory Kit
HP 4GB (1x4GB) Dual Rank x8 PC3-12800E (DDR3-1600) Unbuffered CAS-11
Memory Kit
HP 4GB (1x4GB) Dual Rank x8 PC3L-10600E (DDR3-1333) Unbuffered CAS-9
Low Voltage Memory Kit
HP 2GB (1x2GB) Single Rank x8 PC3-12800E (DDR3-1600) Unbuffered CAS11 Memory Kit
HP 2GB (1x2GB) Single Rank x8 PC3L-10600E (DDR3-1333) Unbuffered CAS9 Low Voltage Memory Kit
Load Reduced DIMMs (LRDIMMs)
HP 32GB (1x32GB) Quad Rank x4 PC3L-10600L (DDR3-1333) Load Reduced
CAS-9 Low Voltage Memory Kit
NOTE: Depending on the memory configuration and processor model, 1600MHz
and 1333MHz memory may operate at a lower speed. Please see the see the
"Memory" section later in this document and the Online Memory Configuration
Tool for details at: www.hp.com/go/ddr3memory-configurator.
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672631-B21
647901-B21
690802-B21
647899-B21
647897-B21
647895-B21
647893-B21
669324-B21
647909-B21
669322-B21
647907-B21
669320-B21
647905-B21
647903-B21
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Storage
1-2
2 x SFF hot-plug SAS, SATA, SAS SDD, and SATA
SSD hard drives
Hard Drives
NOTE: The ProLiant BL420c Gen8 server includes the new HP hot-plug small form factor (SFF) SmartDrive carrier for
enhanced management and reduced maintenance errors. HP drives from previous generation servers are not compatible
with the BL420c Gen8 drive bays.
NOTE: HP SAS, SATA, and SSD may be mixed, but this limits the RAID level setting to two individual RAID 0 volumes.
NOTE: Hard drives have either a one year or three year warranty; refer to the specific hard drive QuickSpecs for details.
NOTE: The hard drive options are not required when configuring a drive-less model.
SAS Hot Plug with SmartDrive SFF (2.5-inch) Enterprise Drives
900GB 6G SAS 10K
600GB 6G SAS 10K
450GB 6G SAS 10K
300GB 6G SAS 10K
300GB 6G SAS 15K
146GB 6G SAS 15K
Quantity
Supported
2
Position
Supported
1-2
Controller
HP Smart Array P220i Controller or
HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i controller with SAS license key
for RAID 0 and 1 functionality
NOTE: SAS licenses key comes standard with pre-configured
models and comes as an upgrade option for Configure-to-order
models.
SAS Hot Plug SmartDrive SFF (2.5-inch) Midline Drives
Quantity
Position
Supported
Supported Controller
1TB 6G SAS 7.2K
2
1-2
HP Smart Array P220i Controller or
500GB 6G SAS 7.2K
HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i controller with SAS license key
for RAID 0 and 1 functionality
NOTE: SAS licenses key comes standard with pre-configured
models and comes as an upgrade option for Configure-to-order
models.
6G SATA Hot Plug with SmartDrive SFF (2.5-inch) Midline Drives
Quantity
Position
Supported
Supported Controller
1TB 6G SATA 7.2K
2
1-2
HP Smart Array P220i Controller or
500GB 6G SATA 7.2K
HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i controller
6G SAS MLC Hot Plug SFF (2.5-inch) Enterprise Mainstream Solid State Drives
Quantity
Position
Supported
Supported Controller
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800GB 6G SAS MLC
400GB 6G SAS MLC
200GB 6G SAS MLC
2
1-2
HP Smart Array P220i Controller or
HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i controller with SAS license key
for RAID 0 and 1 functionality
NOTE: SAS licenses key comes standard with pre-configured
models and comes as an upgrade option for Configure-to-order
models.
6G SAS SLC Hot Plug SFF (2.5-inch) Enterprise Performance Solid State Drives
Quantity
Position
Supported
Supported Controller
400GB 6G SAS SLC
2
1-2
HP Smart Array P220i Controller or
200GB 6G SAS SLC
HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i controller with SAS license key
for RAID 0 and 1 functionality
NOTE: SAS licenses key comes standard with pre-configured
models and comes as an upgrade option for Configure-to-order
models.
3G SATA MLC Hot Plug SFF (2.5-inch) Enterprise Mainstream Solid State Drives
400GB 3G SATA MLC
200GB 3G SATA MLC
100GB 3G SATA MLC
Quantity
Supported
2
Position
Supported
1-2
Controller
HP Smart Array P220i Controller or
HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i controller
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System Unit
Dimensions (H x W x
D)
(with bezel)
Weight
(approximate)
Power Specifications
7.11 x 2.18 x 20.37 in (18.07 x 5.54 x 51.76 cm)
Maximum: all processors, 14.00 lb (6.33 kg)
12 DIMMs, hard drives,
mezzanine cards, and two
flash cache batteries
installed)
Minimum: one processor 10.50 lb (4.75 kg)
and 2 DIMMs installed
For power specifications including input requirements, BTU rating, and
power supply output, please see the:
HP BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure QuickSpecs at
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12790_div/
12790_div.html.
HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure QuickSpecs at
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12810_div/
12810_div.html.
System Inlet
Temperature
To review typical system power ratings use the HP Power Advisor which
is available via the online tool located at:
www.hp.com/go/hppoweradvisor.
Operating
10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) at sea level with an
altitude derating of 1.0°C per every 305 m
(1.8°F per every 1,000 ft) above sea level to
a maximum of 3,050 m (10,000 ft), no direct
sustained sunlight.
Maximum rate of change is 10°C/hr (18°F/hr).
The upper limit may be limited by the type
and number of options installed.
Relative Humidity
(non-condensing)
Altitude
Acoustic Noise
System performance may be reduced if
operating with a fan fault or above 30°C
(86°F).
Non-operating
-30° to 60°C (-22° to 140°F). Maximum rate
of change is 20°C/hr (36°F/hr).
Operating
10 to 90% relative humidity (Rh), 28°C
(82.4°F) maximum wet bulb temperature,
non-condensing.
Non-operating
5 to 95% relative humidity (Rh), 38.7°C
(101.7°F) maximum wet bulb temperature,
non-condensing.
Operating
3,050 m (10,000 ft). This value may be
limited by the type and number of options
installed. Maximum allowable altitude change
rate is 457 m/min (1,500 ft/min).
Non-operating
9,144 m (30,000 ft). Maximum allowable
altitude change rate is 457 m/min (1,500
ft/min).
For acoustic noise specifications, please see the HP BladeSystem cClass Enclosures QuickSpecs located at:
HP BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure QuickSpecs:
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http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12790_div/
12790_div.html
HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure QuickSpecs:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12810_div/
12810_div.html
HP Smart Array P220i Disk Drive Interface
Controller
Server Interface
Cache Memory
Logical Drives
Supported
Host Memory
Addressing
RAID Support
Other
6Gb/s SAS (Serial Attached SCSI)
x4 PCI Express host interface
512MB flash backed write cache (FBWC) cache standard
64 (with included 512MB cache)
HP Dynamic Smart
Dimensions
Array B320i Controller Disk Drive Interface Transfer rate
Connectors
Server Interface
Speed
Cache Memory
Embedded
Up to 6Gb/s SAS (Serial Attached SCSI)
Up to 6Gb/s SATA (Serial ATA)
2 internal 4X connectors
x8 PCIe 3.0 provides 8GB/s maximum bandwidth
8 6Gb/s SAS links provide 4.8GB/s maximum bandwidth
Zero Memory RAID has no cache memory
optional 40-bit 512MB ECC protected Flash Backed Write Cache
(FBWC)
Zero Memory, Up to 2 logical volumes (8 physical drives)
Up to 64 logical drives with cache
64-bit, supporting greater than 4GB server memory space
Logical Drives
Supported
Host Memory
Addressing
Hot Plug Support
RAID Support
64-bit, supporting servers memory space greater than 4GB
RAID 1 (mirroring) and RAID 0 (striping)
Upgradeable firmware with recovery ROM
Online drive flash (with SAS drives)
Yes
RAID 0 (Striping), RAID 1 (Mirroring)
RAID 1+0 (Striping & Mirroring)
RAID 5 with optional 512MB FBWC
NOTE: 512 MB cache is required to enable RAID 5 support
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HP FlexFabric 10Gb
2-port 554FLB
FlexibleLOM
Type
Integrated dual-port KR 10Gb FlexibleLOM with FlexFabric (Flex-10,
FCoE, hardware-based iSCSI, iSCSI boot, TCP/IP offload engine, and
autosensing 1Gb/10Gb Ethernet capability)
Network Processor
Emulex BE3
Data Transfer Method x8 PCIe 2.0
Network Transfer Rate Two ports, each at 20Gbps full duplex; 40Gbps aggregate full duplex
theoretical bandwidth
NOTE: Each port is autosensing 1Gb/10Gb, and can interoperate with
1Gb HP BladeSystem c-Class interconnect components. Both ports will
operate at the same speed.
NOTE: Each port on the 554FLB adapter transmits from the server at
20Gbps (theoretical) full duplex.
IEEE Compliance
802.1p, 802.1q, 802.1qau, 802.3ad, 802.3ae, 802.3ap (10GBase-KX4)
and 802.3x
Standard Features
ProLiant Teaming including Network Fault Tolerance, Transmit Load
Balancing, and Switch-Assisted Load Balancing
9K Jumbo frames (4K Jumbo frames when in FCoE mode)
Microsoft Windows Receive Side Scaling (RSS)
Hardware-based accelerated iSCSI
iSCSI boot
Flex-10 capability
Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
TCP/IP offload engine (stateless TCP/IP)
Autosensing 1Gb/10Gb Ethernet
HP Ethernet 1Gb
Type
2-port 361FLB Adapter Network Processor
Data Transfer Method
Network Transfer Rate
IEEE Compliance
Standard Features
Dual port 1Gb Ethernet FlexibleLOM
Intel I350 Ethernet Controller
x4 PCIe 2.0
Two ports, each at 1000 Mbps full duplex (theoretical maximum)
NOTE: The 361FLB adapter transmits from the server at only 1 Gbps
full duplex per port.
802.1p, 802.1Q, 802.3, 802.3ad, and 802.3x, IEEE1588, 802.1AS
ProLiant Teaming including Network Fault Tolerance, Transmit Load
Balancing, and Switch-Assisted Load Balancing
TCP/IP checksum offloading
large send offloading
Wake-on-LAN
jumbo frames
PXE
VLAN tagging
Virtualization
IEEE 1588, DMA Coalescing
HP Sea of Sensors 3-D Technology
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Environment-friendly
Products and
Approach
End-of-life
Management and
Recycling
Hewlett-Packard offers end-of-life HP product return, trade-in, and
recycling programs in many geographic areas. For trade-in information,
please go to: http://www.hp.com/go/green. To recycle your product,
please go to: http://www.hp.com/go/green or contact your nearest HP
sales office. Products returned to HP will be recycled, recovered or
disposed of in a responsible manner.
The EU WEEE directive (2002/95/EC) requires manufacturers to
provide treatment information for each product type for use by treatment
facilities. This information (product disassembly instructions) is posted
on the Hewlett Packard web site at: http://www.hp.com/go/green. These
instructions may be used by recyclers and other WEEE treatment
facilities as well as HP OEM customers who integrate and re-sell HP
equipment.
© Copyright 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
Microsoft and Windows NT are US registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon and Xeon
Inside are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such
products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for
technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
For hard drives, 1GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less.
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