HP BladeSystem - Family guide

HP BladeSystem
Family guide
Table of contents
HP BladeSystem: A smarter way to build an infrastructure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
One box, full of possibilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Step 1: Choose your Operating Environment: OS, Virtualization SW,
and Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Find out which of your OS and Virtualization Software are supported . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Applications and virtual machines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Step 2: Choose your server blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Step 3: Choose your storage infrastructure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Step 4: Choose your interconnects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Step 5: Choose your BladeSystem enclosure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Step 6: Choose your infrastructure management software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Step 7: Choose your power and cooling configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Step 8: Choose services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Specialized blade infrastructure solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
HP BladeSystem Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
HP Integrity NonStop BladeSystem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
High-performance compute clusters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
HP Cluster Platform Workgroup System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
HP Virtual Desktop Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
HP Blade Workstation Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
HP puts it all together . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
HP Financial Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Evaluate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Unlimited possibilities for your business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
HP BladeSystem: A smarter way to
build an infrastructure
For 40 years, infrastructures were built the same way.
Lots of boxes, connected with lots of wires, maintained
by lots of people.
Universally, whether the infrastructure is large or small,
four infrastructure problems emerge:
•Cost: High cost to buy, even higher costs to run and
maintain
•Time: Low productivity, downtime and slow reaction
to new opportunities
•Change: Inflexible and hard-wired systems with
complex processes and multiple people involved
•Energy: Inefficient, power-hungry systems that create
rising electricity costs and air conditioning bills
HP offers a complete portfolio
to help you build the perfect
infrastructure for your business.
The HP BladeSystem addresses these challenges by
consolidating everything you need in an IT infrastructure
from the start, before it grows out of control.
Your technology infrastructure needs are as unique
as your business. We know there is no such thing as
a one-size-fits-all solution. That is why HP gives you
choices to put blades to work for your business from
the desktop to the data center.
We don’t believe you should compromise the trusted
technologies just to gain the advantages of blades.
That is why HP BladeSystem components have the
same features as the server, storage and network
components you rely on today, only repackaged into
a simplified, more cost-effective design.
With a versatile, all-in-one design, you have what you
need to build and maintain your infrastructure from
start to finish. Inside, you can choose from thousands
of applications on a variety of OSs with a combination
of server and storage components and a choice of
the most popular networking brands and standards
including Ethernet, Fibre Channel, direct connect SAS,
and InfiniBand.
We build in the networking to help you decrease
the number of cables by up to 94 percent.1 We add
a smarter power and cooling system to help you
save more than 47 percent on power compared to
traditional rack infrastructures without sacrificing
features or performance. And we include an interface
and software that help you at every step—so one
person can do the job of many, with less effort.
And when you are ready, our worldwide community
of business technology experts and partners are here
to help you build the ideal solution and support plan
that is just right for you. We integrate the infrastructure
essentials inside the BladeSystem so that before it ever
arrives at your door, we do a lot of the hard work that
you would have had to do on your own to deliver the
best business results.
These eight easy steps are what you need to consider
when building your ideal BladeSystem infrastructure
solution.
Step 1: Choose your operating environment.
Step 2: Choose your server blades.
Step 3: Choose your storage infrastructure.
The biggest difference between blade architectures
and those based on traditional servers is how they are
built and managed. We make sure you can run the
same applications and operating systems you want
today and tomorrow—connect with everything in your
environment now and never sacrifice on performance,
reliability or efficiency.
Step 4: Choose your interconnects.
One box, full of possibilities
Step 8: Choose your services.
HP BladeSystem is an infrastructure in a box. With
it, you can build a variety of business technology
solutions that are more affordable, take less time to
maintain, use less power and are ready to grow with
you. It is simply a better infrastructure to quickly deliver
quality services to your business.
Step 5: Choose your BladeSystem enclosure.
Step 6: Choose your infrastructure management.
Step 7: Choose your power and cooling
configurations.
We also provide pre-integrated infrastructure solutions
based on the BladeSystem modular architecture. From
Integrity NonStop BladeSystem and High Performance
Cluster Platforms to HP Workstation and Desktop
solutions, HP is applying the power of blades to a
variety of application and industry-specific challenges
customized to your requirements.
Comparing all cable requirements of 16 c-Class server blades versus
16 standard 1U servers
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For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladesystem
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Step 1: Choose your Operating Environment: OS, Virtualization
SW, and Applications
Just like other HP servers, HP Integrity and HP ProLiant server blades run most of the same operating
environment, but with the advantages of a BladeSystem infrastructure. You can mix and match different
Integrity and ProLiant server blades in the same enclosure and run many different operating environments in
one enclosure. HP also offers the HP Integrity NonStop BladeSystem—a fully customized server solution for
the ultimate in 24/7 availability and data integrity of transaction-intensive applications.
Operating systems
HP-UX 11i
Supported on Integrity server blades
HP OpenVMS
Supported on Integrity server blades
NonStop
Only available with Integrity NonStop NB50000c BladeSystem
Microsoft ® Windows
Supported on Integrity and ProLiant server blades
Linux
Supported on Integrity and ProLiant server blades
Solaris®
Supported on ProLiant server blades
VMware
Supported on ProLiant server blades
NetWare
Supported on the ProLiant BL460c server blade
Virtualization Software
Microsoft Hyper-V
Supported on ProLiant server blades
VMware
Supported on ProLiant server blades
Citrix XenServer
Supported on ProLiant server blades
Find out which of your OS and
Virtualization Software are supported
ProLiant & BladeSystem Servers—Support & Certification:
www.hp.com/go/ossupport
Integrity certification:
www.hp.com/go/integrity/windows
www.hp.com/go/integrity/linux
www.hp.com/go/integrity/hpux
www.hp.com/go/integrity/nonstop
www.hp.com/go/integrity/openvms
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladesystem
Applications and virtual machines
The number of applications, virtual machines, and
users supported by your solution will determine
the number of server blades you need for the next
step—where you choose your server blades. HP and
our channel partners can help you choose the right
number of blades with our solution-sizing tools and
expertise. ActiveAnswers is an online resource with a
variety of solutions to help you make the right choice.
For more information on ActiveAnswers or to find
simple solution help, visit:
www.hp.com/go/activeanswers
To make sure we support the applications you rely
on today as well as the new ones you will rely on
tomorrow, we created the HP BladeSystem Solution
Builder Program. This program brings together a
worldwide community of technology and service
providers that collaborate with HP and each other
to define, deliver, and deploy application solutions
as well as create new technology for the HP
BladeSystem. To learn more about the BladeSystem
Solution Builder Program, visit:
www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/solutions
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Step 2: Choose your server blades
Build and configure each server blade with the right features to fit your needs, without compromise.
Server blades
HP ProLiant BL2x220c
The world’s first double-dense blade is
an ideal choice for customers interested
in high-performance computing or scale-out
server solutions.
HP ProLiant BL280c G6
Delivers outstanding dual-processor
performance per watt and price per watt to
reduce overall data center power consumption
while maintaining high performance.
HP ProLiant BL460c G6
The world’s most popular server blade delivers
high performance and reliability in a dense
form factor.
Number of processors
1–2
1–2
1–2
Maximum number of cores
16 per BL2x220c Blade
Processors supported
Dual- and Quad-core Intel Xeon processors:
up to 3.00 GHz
Dual- and Quad-core Intel Xeon processors:
up to 2.93 GHz
Dual- and Quad-core Intel® Xeon® processors:
up to 2.93 GHz
Cache
Up to 8 MB L2 (2 x 4 MB)
Up to 16 MB L3 (2 x 8 MB)
5500 Series Quad-core
Up to 16 MB L3 (2 x 8 MB)
5500 Series Quad-core
Maximum memory (per server node)
16 GB
96 GB
96 GB
Network ports (per server node)
2
2
2
Drives supported (per server node)
Up to 1
Up to 2
Up to 2
Maximum internal storage (per
server node)
120 GB
600 GB
600 GB
I/O expansion
1 PCIe mezzanine expansion slots
2 PCIe mezzanine expansion slots
2 PCIe mezzanine expansion slots
Form factor
6U or 10U enclosure
6U or 10U enclosure
6U or 10U enclosure
Warranty (parts/labor/onsite)
1-year/1-year/1-year
3-year/0/0
3-year/3-year/3-year
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HP related offerings
Support services*
Recommended Installations and Startup for HP BladeSystem Infrastructures plus 3-years, 24x7 hardware support HP Care Packs
Storage
For internal enclosure storage, choose the StorageWorks SB40c storage blade or All-in-One SB600c storage blade.
External options include the HP StorageWorks MSA2000 MDS 600, Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA), and HP LeftHand P4000 SAN Solutions.
Protect your data with Ultrium Tape Blades or externally connected tape libraries and disk backup systems.
Software
For
For
For
For
For
Windows and Linux-based blade infrastructure, choose Insight Control suite (ICE).
Linux-only management solutions, choose Insight Control suite for Linux (ICE-LX).
fully virtualized environments across ProLiant blades, choose Insight Dynamics – VSE suite for ProLiant.
fully virtualized environments across Integrity blades, choose HP Virtual Server Environment.
the latest product support, please refer to the product documentation.
*All blades within a single HP BladeSystem enclosure must be at the same service level.
Server blade options—including memory DIMM, hot-plug drives, solid state drives, and high-capacity SAS and SATA—are available on select models.
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/proliantoptions or www.hp.com/go/integrityblades
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladesystem
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Step 2: Choose your server blades
For different computing needs, HP
now offers more than servers. We
also offer workstation and virtual
desktop blade solutions.
Build and configure each server blade with the right features to fit your needs,
without compromise.
Server blades
HP ProLiant BL465c G5
This is an ideal choice for
customers looking for flexibility,
performance, and reliability in an
enterprise-class server blade.
HP ProLiant BL490c G6
Minimize your cost per
virtual machine with the
high memory capacity of
this virtualization blade.
HP ProLiant BL495c G5
Engineered with more memory
expansion and I/O than any
other two-processor blade
server, the BL495c maximizes the
number and performance of VMs
that you can deploy per blade.
HP ProLiant BL680c G5
Ideal for hosting larger databases,
applications and many virtual
machines, the BL680c G5 delivers
no-compromise performance and
expansion in the densest 4P server
blade form-factor available.
Number of processors
1–2
1–2
1–2
2 or 4
Maximum number of cores
8
8
8
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Processors supported
Quad-Core AMD Opteron™
processors: up to 2.9 GHz
Quad-Core Intel Xeon
processors up to 2.93 GHz
Quad-Core AMD Opteron™
processors: up to 2.9 GHz
Dual-, Quad- and 6-core Intel
Xeon processors: up to 2.4 GHz
Cache
512 KB L2 cache per core
2 MB or 6 MB L3 cache
Up to 12 MB L2 cache
5400 Series Quad-core
512 KB L2 cache per core
2 MB or 6 MB L3 cache
Up to 16 MB level 3 cache
Maximum memory
64 GB
144 GB
128 GB
128 GB
Network ports
2
2
2
4
Drives supported
Up to 2
Up to 2
Up to 2
Up to 2
Maximum internal storage
600 GB
128 GB
128 GB of non Hot Plug
solid state storage up to an
additional 876 GB of Hot Plug
SAS Storage with SB40c
600 GB
I/O expansion
2 PCIe mezzanine expansion
slots
2 PCIe mezzanine expansion
slots
2 PCIe mezzanine expansion
slots
3 PCIe mezzanine expansion
slots
Form factor
6U or 10U enclosure
6U or 10U enclosure
6U or 10U enclosure
6U or 10U enclosure
Warranty (parts/labor/onsite)
3-year/3-year/3-year
3-year/3-year/3-year
3-year/3-year/3-year
3-year/3-year/3-year
HP related offerings
Support services*
Recommended Installations and Startup for HP BladeSystem Infrastructures plus 3-years, 24x7 hardware support HP Care Packs.
Storage
For internal enclosure storage, choose the StorageWorks SB40c storage blade or All-in-One SB600c storage blade.
External options include the HP StorageWorks MSA2000 MDS 600, Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA), and HP LeftHand P4000 SAN Solutions.
Protect your data with Ultrium Tape Blades or externally connected tape libraries and disk backup systems.
Software
For
For
For
For
For
Windows and Linux-based blade infrastructure, choose Insight Control suite (ICE).
Linux-only management solutions, choose Insight Control suite for Linux (ICE-LX).
fully virtualized environments across ProLiant blades, choose Insight Dynamics – VSE suite for ProLiant.
fully virtualized environments across Integrity blades, choose HP Virtual Server Environment.
the latest product support, please refer to the product documentation.
*All blades within a single HP BladeSystem enclosure must be at the same service level.
Server blade options—including memory DIMM, hot-plug drives, solid state drives, and high-capacity SAS and SATA—are available on select models.
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/proliantoptions or www.hp.com/go/integrityblades
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladesystem
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Step 2: Choose your server blades
Build and configure each server blade with the right features to fit your needs, without compromise.
Server blades
HP ProLiant BL685c G6
With a large memory footprint, the BL685c G6
removes the barriers to server virtualization
and delivers outstanding performance for
compute-intensive database applications.
HP Integrity BL860c
Get the reliability, security and virtualization
capabilities of Integrity servers and the
mission-critical reliability of HP-UX coupled
with the economics and efficiency of
BladeSystem.
HP Integrity BL870c
A solid platform to run business-critical
applications is delivered in a bladed
infrastructure, providing superior virtualization,
high availability, scalability, simplified
management and energy efficiency.
Number of processors
2–4
1–2
1–4
Maximum number of cores
16
4
8
Processors supported
Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ processors:
up to 2.9 GHz
Intel Itanium processor 9100 series (dual-core)
Intel Itanium processor 9100 series (dual-core)
Cache
512 KB L2 cache per core
6 MB L3 cache
Up to 18 MB L3
Up to 24 MB L3
Maximum memory
256 GB
48 GB
192 GB
Network ports
4
4
4
Drives supported
Up to 2
Up to 2
Up to 4
Maximum internal storage
600 GB
292 GB
584 GB
I/O expansion
3 PCIe mezzanine expansion slots
3 PCIe mezzanine expansion slots
3 PCIe mezzanine expansion slots
Form factor
6U or 10U enclosure
6U or 10U enclosure
6U or 10U enclosure
Warranty (parts/labor/onsite)
3-year/3-year/3-year
3-year/3-year/3-year
3-year/3-year/3-year
HP related offerings
Support services*
Recommended Installations and Startup for HP BladeSystem Infrastructures plus 3-years, 24x7 hardware support HP Care Packs.
Storage
For internal enclosure storage, choose the StorageWorks SB40c storage blade or All-in-One SB600c storage blade.
External options include the HP StorageWorks MSA2000 MDS 600, Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA), and HP LeftHand P4000 SAN Solutions.
Protect your data with Ultrium Tape Blades or externally connected tape libraries and disk backup systems.
Software
For
For
For
For
For
Windows and Linux-based blade infrastructure, choose Insight Control suite (ICE).
Linux-only management solutions, choose Insight Control suite for Linux (ICE-LX).
fully virtualized environments across ProLiant blades, choose Insight Dynamics – VSE suite for ProLiant.
fully virtualized environments across Integrity blades, choose HP Virtual Server Environment.
the latest product support, please refer to the product documentation.
*All blades within a single HP BladeSystem enclosure must be at the same service level.
Server blade options—including memory DIMM, hot-plug drives, solid state drives, and high-capacity SAS and SATA—are available on select models.
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/proliantoptions or www.hp.com/go/integrityblades
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladesystem
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Step 3: Choose your storage infrastructure
Connect to external HP SAN, NAS and backup solutions or put storage solutions
inside the same BladeSystem enclosure, side-by-side with your server blades to add
storage expansion and data protection quickly, without adding a single cable.
Did you know HP BladeSystem is the
most affordable way to connect servers
to your Fibre Channel-based SAN? The
BladeSystem architecture reduces cables
and transceivers and can help you save
up to 64 percent 1 compared to traditional
rack-mount environments.
For more information on SAN options from
HP, visit: www.hp.com/go/storage
HP StorageWorks blades
HP BladeSystem Storage options: internal
HP StorageWorks SB40c Storage Blade
Direct attached storage for a single server,
or internal shared storage using HP LeftHand
P4000 Virtual SAN Appliance software.
HP StorageWorks SB600c All-in-One
Supports the storage needs of all ProLiant
server blades in the enclosure, and blends
file serving, shared storage array and data
protection functions with simple management.
HP StorageWorks SB460c SAN Gateway Server
NAS/SAN gateway to external FC storage
using iSCSI or FC connectivity.
Interconnect
Direct attach over PCIe
Ethernet/iSCSI, supports SMB/CIFS, NFS,
NCP, AppleTalk, HTTP, FTP protocols
iSCSI, FC
Hard disk drives supported
Up to 6 SFF SAS or SATA drives
36/72/146 GB 10K, SFF SAS
36/72 GB 15K SFF SAS
60/120/250 GB SFF SATA
Up to eight SFF drives, two drive slots in server
are populated with 146 GB 10K SFF SAS
drives, storage expansion can be up to six
146 GB 10K SFF SAS drives or up to six
250 GB 5.4K SFF SATA drives
2 x 72 GB 10K SFF SAS drives
Maximum capacity
Up to 876 GB SAS
Up to 1.5 TB SATA
Up to 1.16 TB SAS
Up to 1.5 TB SATA
Gateway to unlimited external storage
Form factor
Half-height storage blade
Half-height storage blade, requires two
adjacent BladeSystem slots
Half-height server blades
RAID levels supported
0, 1, 0+1, 5, 6
0, 1, 1+0, 5, 6
OS configured with RAID 1
Warranty (parts/labor/onsite)
3-year/3-year/3-year
Hardware—3-year/3-year/3-year
Software—1-year, 9 x 5 NBD
Hardware—3-year/3-year/3-year
Software—1-year, 9 x 5 NBD
Recommended Installations and Startup for HP
BladeSystem Infrastructures plus 3-years, 24x7
Hardware Support HP Care Packs
Recommended-Support Plus 24 HP Care Pack
Enhanced-Proactive 24 HP Care Pack
Recommended-Support Plus 24 HP Care Pack
Enhanced-Proactive 24 HP Care Pack
HP related offerings
Support services
HP BladeSystem Tape Backup
options: internal
HP StorageWorks SB920c Tape Blade
Integrated data protection for your blade enclosure.
HP StorageWorks SB1760c Tape Blade
Integrated data protection for your blade enclosure.
Interconnect
3 Gb/sec SAS
3 Gb/sec SAS
Capacity
400 GB (2:1 compression)
1.6 TB (2:1 compression)
Transfer rate
Up to 172.8 GB per hour at 2:1 compression
Up to 576 GB per hour at 2:1 compression
Format
LTO-2 Ultrium
LTO-4 Ultrium
Media compatibility
LTO-2 Ultrium (read and write)
LTO-1 Ultrium (read and write
LTO-4 Ultrium (read and write)
LTO-3 Ultrium (read and write)
LTO-2 Ultrium (read only)
Form factor
Half-height storage blade
Half-height storage blade
Warranty
3-year, next-day, parts exchange
3-year, next-day, parts exchange
Recommended 3-years support HP Care Pack
Recommended 3-years 24x7 hardware support HP Care Pack
HP related offerings
Support services
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Comparing all HBA, transceiver, cable and switch requirements of 16 c-Class server blades versus 16 standard 1U servers.
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/storage/blades
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Step 3: Choose your storage infrastructure
HP StorageWorks blades
HP BladeSystem Storage options: external
HP StorageWorks All-in-One
Storage System family
HP StorageWorks MDS600
HP StorageWorks
MSA2000 family
HP LeftHand P4000 SAN
HP StorageWorks EVA family
Interconnect
Ethernet/iSCSI, supports
SMB/CIFS, NFS, NCP,
AppleTalk, HTTP, FTP
protocols
Direct connect SAS
Ethernet and Fibre
Channel, and direct
connect SAS
1 Gb iSCSI with option for
10 Gb
Ethernet/iSCSI and Fibre
Channel
Hard disk drives supported
SFF or LFF, SAS or SATA
depending on model
Up to 70 LFF SAS or SATA
drives
Up to 60 LFF SAS or SATA
drives
Up to 99 SFF SAS or SATA
drives
Up to 720 LFF SATA or
SAS drives depending on
model
LFF FC, FATA and Solid
State
Up to 324 drives
Maximum capacity
Up to 12 TB depending on
model
Up to six MDS600 devices
supported off a single
BladeSystem enclosure
60 TB with LFF SATA drives
or 29.7 TB with SFF SAS
drives
360 TB Max depending
on model. Capacity and
performance scale as
additional nodes are
added
Up to 324 TB
RAID levels supported
0, 1, 0+1, 5, 6
RAID functionality
provided by P700m Smart
Array controller installed in
each server
0, 1, 3, 5, 10, 50
Hardware RAID (10, 5, 6).
Network RAID for storage
clustering against system
or site failure
Vraid0, Vraid1, Vraid 0+1,
Vraid5, Vraid 0+5,
Vraid 6, and Cross
Vraid Snaps
Warranty (parts/labor/onsite)
1-year/1-year/1-year
3-year, next-day, parts
exchange
3-year, next-day, parts
exchange
3-year/3-year/3-year
3-year/3-year/3-year
(2-year/2-year/2-year for
starter kits)
Recommended 3-years
Support Plus 24
HP Care Pack,
Enhanced 3-years
Proactive 24
HP Care Pack Service
3-year, Support Plus 24
3-year, Proactive 24 Service
Recommended HP
StorageWorks MSA
Family Disk Array,
Installation and Startup plus
3-year, Support Plus 24
HP Care Packs
Installation and
Startup service
3-year Support Plus 24
Recommended 3-years
Support Plus 24
HP Care pack,
Enhanced 3-years
Proactive 24
HP Care Pack Service
HP related offerings
Support services
Solid State Storage Mezzanines
HP StorageWorks IO Accelerator for HP BladeSystem c-Class
Ideal for organizations faced with increasing demands for better
application performance from their technology infrastructure.
Capacity (Native)
320 GB
Servers supported
BL460c G1, 460c G5, 465c G5, 480c G1, 680c G5, 685c G5, 260c G5, 2x220c G5, BL495c
Maximum IOPS
100,000 IO/sec
Supported operating systems
RHEL 4, 5SLES 9, 10 Windows x86, x86-64 2003, 2008
Warranty (parts-labor-onsite)
3-year/0/0
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/storage/blades
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Step 4: Choose your interconnects
Reduce your Ethernet, Fibre Channel or InfiniBand cables, switch ports, and other network
equipment by up to 94 percent 1 by using fewer cables between your server and the network.
Interconnects
Virtual Connect modules
HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet Module
HP 1/10 Gb-F Virtual Connect Ethernet Module
Blade type
Single bay
Single bay
Network Connections
16 x 10 Gb downlinks midplane
2 x 10 Gb cross connect
1 x 10 Gb copper uplinks CX-4
8 x 10 Gb SR, LR, or LRM fiber uplinks SFP+
1 management USB port
1 internal interface to c-Class Onboard Administrator Module
16 x 1 Gb downlinks midplane
1 x 10 Gb cross connect
1 x 10 Gb copper uplinks CX-4
2 x 10 Gb SR or LR fiber uplinks XFP
2 x 1 Gb SX or RJ-45 fiber uplinks SFP
4 x 1 Gb 1000/100/10 Gb copper uplinks RJ-45
1 management USB port
1 internal interface to c-Class Onboard Administrator Module
Media types
SFP+ SR, LR, LRM, SFP SX, RJ-45
SFP + Copper, Twinax CX-4 (IB4x)
SFP SX, RJ-45, FX SR and LR
Copper RJ-45 100 Ohm 2-pair, Cat5 UTP, Twinax CX-4 (IB4x)
Performance
Line Rate, full-duplex 240 Gbps bridging fabric
Less than 1ms latency
Line Rate, full-duplex 62 Gbps bridging fabric
Less than 4ms latency
Protocol Support
802.1AB, 802.1D, 802.1Q, IEEE 802.2, 802.3ad
802.1AB, 802.1D, 802.1Q, IEEE 802.2, 802.3ad
Management
Simple and intuitive Graphical User Interface and Setup Wizards
Embedded SNMP v1, v2, Command Line Interface,
Port Mirroring—Any uplink port can be used as a dedicated
mirrored port from the server port(s)
Simple and intuitive Graphical User Interface and Setup Wizards
Embedded SNMP v1, v2, Command Line Interface,
Port Mirroring—Any uplink port can be used as a dedicated
mirrored port from the server port(s)
Extended Management Features
Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager (VCEM) Support, Supports
PXE, WOL, port VLAN, VLAN Tagging, VLAN pass through, IGMP
Snooping, NIC Teaming, Integrated with Onboard Administrator
HP Systems Insight Manager, Telnet, SNM
Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager (VCEM) Support, Supports
PXE, WOL, port VLAN, VLAN Tagging, VLAN pass through, IGMP
Snooping, NIC Teaming, Integrated with Onboard Administrator
HP Systems Insight Manager, Telnet, SNM
High Availability Features
Link Aggregation Protocol, Automatic loop avoidance, Mirrored
profile database Multi-path heartbeat between redundant modules
Link Aggregation Protocol, Automatic loop avoidance, Mirrored
profile database, Multi-path heartbeat between redundant modules
Security
LDAP, SSL, Role-based management
LDAP, SSL, Role-based management
Maximum per enclosure
8
8
Warranty (parts/labor/onsite)
1-year/1-year/1-year
1-year/1-year/1-year
HP related offerings
Support services*
Recommended Enhanced Network Installation and Startup service for HP BladeSystem switches.
Software
Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager to centrally manage multiple BladeSystem enclosures.
External storage
iSCSI storage via MSA2000i.
*All blades within a single HP BladeSystem enclosure must be at the same service level.
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Comparing all cable requirements of 16 c-Class server blades versus 16 standard 1U servers.
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/interconnects
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Step 4: Choose your interconnects
Interconnects (continued)
Virtual Connect modules
HP 1/10 Gb Virtual Connect Ethernet Module
HP Virtual Connect 4Gb Fibre Channel Module
Blade type
Single bay
Single bay
Network Connections
16 x 1 Gb downlinks midplane
1 x 10 Gb cross connect
2 x 10 Gb copper uplinks CX-4
8 x 1 Gb 1000/100/10 Gb copper uplinks RJ-45
1 management USB port
1 internal interface to c-Class Onboard Administrator Module
16 internal 4 Gb downlinks presented as F-Ports 4 external 4 Gb
uplinks presented as N-Ports
Media types
Copper RJ-45 100 Ohm 2-pair, Cat5 UTP or equivalent,
Twinax CX-4 (IB4x)
Small form-factor pluggable (SFP) laser, 1/2/4 Gb short wave up to
500 m (1,640 ft), 1/2/4 Gb long wave up to 10 km
Performance
Line Rate, full-duplex 54 Gbps bridging fabric,
Less than 4ms latency
4 Gbps line speed, full duplex 1.2 µ sec latency,
Maximum frame size 2112-byte payload Buffer-to-buffer flow control
management packet prioritization
Protocol Support
NCITS T11 N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV)
NCITS T11 N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV)
Management
Simple and intuitive Graphical User Interface and Setup Wizards
Embedded SNMP v1, v2, Command Line Interface,
Port Mirroring—Any uplink port can be used as a dedicated
mirrored port from the server port(s)
Simple and intuitive Graphical User Interface and Setup Wizards
accessible through VC, Ethernet module, Command Line Interface
accessible through VC Ethernet module, Embedded SNMP v1
and v2SMI-S
Extended Management Features
Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager (VCEM) Support, Supports
PXE, WOL, port VLAN, VLAN Tagging, VLAN pass through, IGMP
Snooping, NIC Teaming, Integrated with Onboard Administrator
HP Systems Insight Manager, Telnet, SNM
Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager (VCEM) Support, HP Storage
Essentials (FC Management MIB)
High Availability Features
Link Aggregation Protocol, Automatic loop protection, Mirrored
profile database, Multi-path heartbeat between redundant modules
Link Aggregation Protocol, Automatic loop protection, Mirrored
profile database, Multi-path heartbeat between redundant modules
Security
LDAP, SSL, Role-based management
LDAP, SSL, Role-based management
Maximum per enclosure
8
6
Warranty (parts/labor/onsite)
1-year/1-year/1-year
1-year/1-year/1-year
HP related offerings
Support services*
Recommended Enhanced Network Installation and Startup service for HP BladeSystem switches
Software
Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager to centrally manage multiple BladeSystem enclosures.
External storage
iSCSI storage via MSA2000i
MSA2000fc, EVA, XP
*All blades within a single HP BladeSystem enclosure must be at the same service level.
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/interconnects
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Step 4: Choose your interconnects
Interconnects
Ethernet switches
Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3020 for
HP c-Class BladeSystem
Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3120G/3120X
HP GbE2c Layer 2/3 Ethernet Blade Switch
Performance
48 Gb switching fabric
128 Mb DDR SDRAM
32 Mb Flash memory
80 Gb switching fabric
256 Mb SDRAM
64 Mb Flash memory
48 Gb switching fabric
128 Mb SDRAM
16 Mb Flash memory
Port configuration
16 internal 10 Gb downlinks
8 external 10/100/1000
SFP/BASE-T uplinks
(2 configurable as cross-connects)
1 management console port
16 internal 10 Gb downlinks
4 external 10/100/1000/ BASE-T uplinks
2 internal cross connects
4 optional external 10/100/1000 SFP
uplinks
2 external 10 Gb X2 uplinks (3120X only)
16 internal 10 Gb downlinks
5 external 10/100/1000BASE-T uplinks
2 internal cross-connects
1 management console port
Management features
CiscoWorks, SNMP v1, v2, v3, Telnet, CLI
CiscoWorks SNMP v1, v2, v3, Telnet CLI,
Dual-mode CLI - AOS and iSCLI, SNMP v1,
v2, v3, HTTP, HTTPS, NTP server support,
RMON
High-availability
features
Per VLAN Spanning Tree Plus
Uplink Fast
Port Fast
Bridge Protocol Data Unit
Per VLAN Spanning Tree Plus
Uplink Fast
Port Fast
Bridge Protocol Data Unit
Link Aggregation Protocol
Uplink failure detection
Spanning Tree
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Protocols supported
SSH v2, 802.1s, 802.1w, 802.1x, 802.3ad,
802.3x, 802.1d, 802.1p, 802.1q, 802.3,
802.3u, 802.3ab, 802.3z
SSH v2, 802.1s, 802.1w, 802.1x, 802.3ad,
802.3x, 802.1d, 802.1p, 802.1q, 802.3,
802.3u, 802.3ab, 802.3z
SSH v2, TACACS, TACACS+, RADIUS,
802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab, 802.1d, 802.1s,
802.1w, 802.1p, 802.3ac, 802.1x
Warranty
(parts/labor/onsite)
1-year/1-year/1-year
3-year software updates
1-year/1-year/1-year
3-year software updates
1-year/1-year/1-year
HP related offerings
Support services
Support for this product included with HP BladeSystem Enclosure Service
Options
1000Base SX Fibre SFP Module
IP Services Software upgrade license for Cisco
3120 Series, Advanced IP Services Software
upgrade license for Cisco 3120 Series, 1000
Base SX Fibre SFP Module, 10 Gb CX4
X2 Module (3120X), 10 Gb SR X2 Module
(3120X), 10 Gb LRM X2 Module (3120X), 0.5,
1.0 and 3.0 meter stacking cables
Fibre SFP module kit (maximum 2 per switch),
Premium Software Subscription service
External storage
iSCSI storage via MSA2000i
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/interconnects
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Step 4: Choose your interconnects
Interconnects (continued)
Ethernet switches
HP 1:10Gb Ethernet BL-c Switch
HP 10Gb Ethernet BL-c Switch
Performance
120 Gb switching fabric
256 Mb SDRAM
64 Mb Flash memory
400 Gb switching fabric
256 Mb SDRAM
64 Mb Flash memory
Port configuration
16 internal 10 Gb downlinks
4 external 10/100/1000BASE-T uplinks
1 external 10 Gb CX4 uplink
2 external 10 Gb XFP ports
1 internal 10 Gb cross-connect
1 management console port
16 internal 10 Gb downlinks
4 external 10 Gb XFP ports
1 management console port
Management features
Dual-mode CLI—AOS and iSCLI, SNMP v1, v2, v3, HTTP, HTTPS,
NTP server support, RMON
Dual-mode CLI—AOS and iSCLI, SNMP v1, v2, v3, HTTP, HTTPS,
NTP server support, RMON
High-availability features
Link Aggregation Protocol
Uplink failure detection
Spanning Tree
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Link Aggregation Protocol
Uplink failure detection
Spanning Tree
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Protocols supported
SSH v2, TACACS, TACACS+, RADIUS, 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab,
802.1d, 802.1s, 802.1w, 802.1p, 802.3ac, 802.1x
SSH v2, TACACS, TACACS+, RADIUS, 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab,
802.1d, 802.1s, 802.1w, 802.1p, 802.3ac, 802.1x
Warranty (parts/labor/onsite)
1-year/1-year/1-year
1-year/1-year/1-year
HP related offerings
Support services
Support for this product included with HP BladeSystem Enclosure Service
Options
XFP modules, Premium Software Subscription service
External Storage
iSCSI storage via MSA2000i
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/interconnects
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Step 4: Choose your interconnects
Interconnects
Fibre Channel switches
Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for
HP BladeSystem c-Class
Cisco MDS 9124e Fabric Switch for
HP c-Class BladeSystem
Performance
8 Gbps, non-blocking and
auto-sensing 2/4/8 Gb
4 Gbps, non-blocking and
auto-sensing 1/2/4 Gb
Port configuration
384 Gbps (end-to-end)
192 Gbps (end-to-end)
Management features
Web Tools; Advanced Zoning; Power Pack+ (bundled or optional):
Adaptive Networking, ISL Trunking, Advanced Performance
Monitoring, Fabric Watch, Extended Fabrics; Fabric Manager
(optional)
Cisco MDS 9000 Family Command Line Interface (CLI), Cisco Fabric
Manager, Cisco Fabric Manager Server (optional), Cisco Enterprise
Package (optional)
High-availability features
Redundant switches; hot pluggable; non-disruptive software upgrades
Redundant switches; hot pluggable; non-disruptive software upgrades
Protocols supported
Fibre Channel
Fibre Channel
Warranty (parts/labor/onsite)
1-year/1-year/1-year
1-year/1-year/1-year
Recommended 3-years, 24x7 hardware support HP Care Pack
Recommended 3-years, 24x7 hardware support HP Care Pack
SFP+ (short wave)
SFPs (short wave, long wave)
SFPs (short range, medium range, long range)
HP MSA2000, EVA, and XP disk arrays
HP MSA2000, EVA, and XP disk arrays
HP related offerings
Support services
Options
External Storage
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/interconnects
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Step 4: Choose your interconnects
Interconnects (continued)
Fibre Channel HBA mezzanine cards
Emulex LPe1105-HP 4Gb FC HBA for
HP c-Class BladeSystem
HP QLogic QMH2462 4Gb FC HBA for
HP c-Class BladeSystem
Performance
115,000 IOPS per port
150,000 IOPS per port
Port configuration
Dual 4 Gb Fibre Channel ports
Dual 4 Gb Fibre Channel ports
Management features
Emulex installation and management tools automate installation and
provide local and remote HBA configuration and management
QLogic SANsurfer FC HBA Manager for centralized management
and remote control of distributed HBAs
High-availability
features
Multi-path support for redundant HBAs and paths
Multi-path support for redundant HBAs and paths
Protocols supported
Full support for both FC service Class 2 and 3
Full support for both FC service Class 2 and 3
Warranty
(parts/labor/onsite)
1-year/1-year/1-year
1-year/1-year/1-year
Ethernet network adapter mezzanines
NC325m Quad-Port
1 GbE Adapter
NC326m Dual-Port
1 GbE Adapter
NC360m Dual-Port
1 GbE Adapter
NC326m Quad-Port
1 GbE Adapter
IEEE compliance
802.1p, 802.1Q,
802.3, 802.3ad
802.1p, 802.1Q,
802.3, 802.3ad
802.1p, 802.1Q,
802.3, 802.3ad
802.1p, 802.1Q,
802.3, 802.3ad
Ports and transfer rate
4 @ 2,000 Mbps
2 @ 2,000 Mbps
2 @ 2,000 Mbps
4 @ 2,000 Mbps
Form factor
x4 PCIe, type I card
x4 PCIe, type I card
x4 PCIe, type I card
x4 PCIe, type I card
Network controller
Dual Broadcom 5715S
Broadcom 5715S
Intel 82571EB
Dual Intel 82571EB
•
•
Adapter teaming
•
•
•
•
Warranty* (parts/labor/onsite)
1-year/0/0*
1-year/0/0*
1-year/0/0*
1-year/0/0*
Hardware features
Software features
PXE
TOE, accelerated iSCSI
and iSCSI boot
*Or the warranty of the server that holds the adapter, whichever is greater.
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/interconnects
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Step 4: Choose your interconnects
Ethernet network adapter
mezzanines (continued)
NC382m Dual-Port
Multifunction GbE Adapter
NC532m Dual-Port Flex-10 10
GbE Multifunction CL-c Adapter
NC512m Dual-Port Multifunction
10 GbE Ethernet Adapter
QLogic QMH4062
1GbE iSCSI Adapter
IEEE compliance
802.1p, 802.1Q, 802.3,
802.3ad
802.3u, 802.3x, 802.3ad,
802.1p, 802.1q, 802.3z,
802.3ap, 802.3ae
802.1p, 802.3, 802.3ad,
802.3x
802.1p (QoS), 802.1Q (VLANs)
(Linux only), 802.3 (Ethernet),
802.3ad Link aggregation
(Linux only), and 802.3x
(Flow control)
Ports and transfer rate
2 @ 2,000 Mbps
2 @ 10,000 Mbps
2 @ 10,000 Mbps
2 @ 20,000 Mbps
Form factor
x4 PCIe, type I card
x8 PCIe 2.0 type 1 card
x8 PCIe, type II card
x4 PCIe type I card
Network controller
Dual Broadcom 5709S
Broadcom 57711
NetXen NX2031
QMH 4062
PXE
•
•
TOE, accelerated iSCSI
and iSCSI boot
TOE (Windows), Accelerated
ISCSi and iSCSI boot
(Windows and Linux)
TOE (Windows), Accelerated
ISCSi and iSCSI boot
(Windows and Linux)
Accelerated ISCSi (Linux)
TOE, Accelerated iSCSI and
iSCSI boot (Windows, Linux,
and VMware ESX)
Adapter teaming
•
•
Warranty* (parts/labor/onsite)
1-year/0/0*
1-year/0/0*
1-year/0/0*
1-year/0/0*
Hardware features
Software features
InfiniBand mezzanine HCA
and switch module
HP 4X DDR IB Mezzanine HCAs
HP 4X DDR IB Switch Module
Performance
4X double data rate (20 Gbps)
4X DDR non-blocking switch
Port configuration
Choice of dual-port or single-port card
16 internal 4X DDR downlinks, 8 external 4X DDR uplinks,
1 management console port
Management features
Choice of Cisco IB drivers or Voltaire GridStack IB stack
Externally managed with a choice of Cisco High-Performance Subnet
Manager or Voltaire GridVision Fabric Manager
Protocols supported
HP-MPI, IPoIB, and other ULPs
IBTA
Warranty (parts/labor/onsite)
1-year/1-year/1-year
1-year/1-year/1-year
* Or the warranty of the server that holds the adapter, whichever is greater
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/interconnects
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Step 4: Choose your interconnects
HP direct connect storage extends BladeSystem storage options by directly connecting the BladeSystem chassis to external
shared storage.
The 3Gb SAS Switch is a double wide interconnect module that enables each server blade with a Smart Array P700m
controller card to communicate with the HP StorageWorks MSA2000sa. And the HP Smart Array P700m controller is one of
the highest performing controllers in the SAS portfolio, providing new levels of reliability for HP blade servers
Interconnects (continued)
Direct connect SAS controller and switch
HP StorageWorks 3Gb SAS BL Switch
HP Smart Array P700m Controller
Performance
3 Gbps
3 Gbps and 512MB BBWC
Port Configuration
Eight 3 Gbps SAS ports
4 x2 SAS port connections through the Blade mezzanine connector
Management Features
Target based management for blade storage. Virtual SAS Manager
Smart Array management with online array expansion, RAID
migration, and online spares
Availability Features
Redundant switches for high availability and path failover
Battery backed write cache, RAID (including RAID 6 with ADG, RAID
migration Recovery ROM
Warranty (parts/labor/onsite)
1-year/1-year/1-year
3-year, next-day, parts exchange
HP related offerings
Capacity for blade servers
Shared SAS storage: Each BladeSystem enclosure supports up to four MSA2000sa storage arrays configured with 3 additional drive enclosures,
for up to 192 LFF SAS or SATA drives.
Zoned SAS storage: Each BladeSystem enclosure supports up to size MDS600 storage devices, for up to 420 LFF SAS or SATA drives.
Data protection
HP StorageWorks 1/8 G2 Autoloader and MSL Tape Libraries with SAS tape drives connect to the direct connect SAS switch to protect data on
your blade servers
Note: With a SAS Mezzanine card and the new 3Gb BL SAS Switch you can connect external disk and tape solutions with a simple cable connection.
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/interconnects
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Step 5: Choose your BladeSystem enclosure
Now that you have a good idea of the number of server and storage blades and interconnect modules you may
need, it’s time to choose the right enclosure for the size of your solution and your environment.
HP BladeSystem enclosures come in two sizes and share the same server, storage and networking components.
BladeSystem enclosure
HP BladeSystem c3000 enclosure
This smaller, versatile design is ideal for small sites like business offices or
branch locations that only need up to eight server or storage components
at a time. It is ideal because it plugs right into the wall, uses standard
power and does not need special air conditioning. It also includes many
useful features to help a small staff be more productive with less effort.
HP BladeSystem c7000 enclosure
A larger, modular block of infrastructure is ideal for bigger
data centers. It holds up to 16 different types of server and storage
blades with twice as many interconnect expansion slots available to run
nearly any application in a dynamic, high-performance IT environment.
Device bays
Up to 8 server and storage blades, mixed configurations supported
Up to 16 server and storage blades, mixed configurations supported
Interconnect bays
4
8 (up to 4 redundant I/O fabrics)
Power supplies
Up to 6 x 1,200 W
Up to 6 x 2,250 W
Fans
Up to 6 hot plug Active Cool fans
Up to 10 hot plug Active Cool fans
Onboard administrator
Up to 2
Up to 2
Height
6U rack model or tower model
10U
Warranty (parts/labor/onsite)
3-year/3-year/3-year
3-year/3-year/3-year
HP related offerings
Support services
Recommended 3-years, Support Plus 24 and Proactive Select HP Care Packs
Options
10000 G2 Series rack, Active Cool 100 fans, c3000 Power Supplies
10000 G2 Series rack, Active Cool 200 fans, c7000 Power supplies
HP BladeSystem devices supported
All
All
All
All
ProLiant, Integrity, and NonStop Blade servers
c-Class Interconnect modules
c-Class Storage Blades
HP StorageWorks MSA and EVA storage products
For a complete list of supported options, please visit: www.hp.com/go/productbulletin
Each BladeSystem enclosure includes the Onboard
Administrator to set up and maintain, your end-to-end
infrastructure, plus the NonStop mid-plane to keep
everything inside up and running at top performance.
Both share the same useful innovations like Thermal
Logic technology to save on power and cooling, your
choice of Insight Software to manage it all, and Virtual
Connect architecture to add, replace, and recover
servers on the fly with fewer cables and hassles.
Best of all, you can mix and match servers, storage
and network modules between both enclosures to fit
your needs and upgrade easily as you grow.
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/enclosures
Unlock the potential of your infrastructure by
managing all components through one console
Get more from every hour, watt, and dollar you invest in
your infrastructure—physical and virtual. HP Insight software
provides the most efficient, in-depth way to understand,
manage, and potentially control your infrastructure—in
real-time and over time. HP Insight software works
hand-in-hand with HP platforms to give you:
•Deep insight to make more informed decisions
•Precise control to accomplish more in less time
•Ongoing optimization to deliver better services to
your business
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Step 6: Choose your infrastructure management software
Unlock your infrastructure’s potential by managing all components through one console.
HP Insight software suites
HP Insight
Control suite
for Linux
HP Insight
Control
suite
HP Insight
Dynamics – VSE
suite for ProLiant
HP Virtual Server
Environment suite
for Integrity
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provides essential infrastructure management to save
you time and money, while giving you the ability to
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quickly, manage system health and performance
proactively, improve power consumption, control
servers from anywhere, and manage virtual machines
and scan for vulnerabilities and update patches.
Building on Insight Control suite, HP Insight Dynamics –
VSE suite for ProLiant provides advanced infrastructure
management to analyze and optimize physical
and virtual environments in the same way. With
Insight Dynamics – VSE suite for ProLiant, you can
plan capacity and power continuously, provision
infrastructure consistently, facilitate cost-effective
availability, and balance physical and virtual resources.
What’s more, your Insight software can be integrated
to work with other enterprise management tools. For
a broader view of your total environment, Insight
Control integrates with HP Software and Microsoft
System Center, as well as other enterprise-wide tools.
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/insight
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In addition, each HP BladeSystem enclosure comes
with the HP Onboard Administrator module and a
handy LCD screen to help you set up, troubleshoot,
and maintain your hardware infrastructure with less
effort. With it, you can set up, in 15 minutes or less,
up to 64 server blades. The intelligence built in
keeps track of where resources are in the enclosure,
maintains detailed tabs on power and cooling, and
monitors the performance of your server, storage, and
network. Moreover, it provides one link to remotely
access all servers in the enclosure with the Integrated
Lights-Out (iLO 2) controllers built into each server
blade. (If you choose Integrity servers, you may need
to purchase additional management software.)
For more details on software for HP ProLiant and
Integrity blades, visit:
www.hp.com/go/insight
www.hp.com/go/insightcontrol
www.hp.com/go/insightdynamics
www.hp.com/go/vse
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Step 7: Choose your power and cooling configurations
Save power every second with power configurations and redundancy levels to suit your needs.
HP Thermal Logic technology makes it a reality.
HP Thermal Logic capabilities
Active Cool fans
Both high airflow and high pressure are delivered in a small size that can scale to meet future cooling needs. This technology provides the
ability to optimize airflow, reduce power draw, and improve acoustic performance for any server blade configuration.
Parallel redundant scalable
enclosure cooling (PARSEC) design
A hybrid model for cooling combines the best of local and centralized cooling in a single system to offer more effective airflow and cooling for
all servers. Server blades get more cooling airflow where it is needed most and use less power than traditional rack servers.
Instant thermal monitoring
A real-time view of heat, power, and cooling data is provided. If the enclosure’s thermal load increases, the Onboard Administrator’s Thermal
Logic feature instructs the fan controllers to increase fan speeds to accommodate the additional demand. Even better, it works in reverse,
using all the features of Thermal Logic to keep fan and system power at the lowest level possible. Onboard Administrator monitors the thermal
conditions on the hardware in real time, without a delay for a polling cycle.
Power pooled for true N+N
power redundancy
All the power in the enclosure is provided as a single pool that any blade can access, providing increased flexibility when configuring the
power in the system so that customers can choose what level of redundancy with which to operate. Because this power design has no zones, it
facilitates both N+N and N+1 power modes, which future-proofs the enclosure for higher power requirements, if needed.
Dynamic power saver mode
Power load shifting is provided for improved efficiency and reliability. It improves power supply efficiency to provide real customer power
savings and, therefore, money savings. When enabled through Onboard Administrator, the total enclosure power consumption is monitored in
real time and automatically adjusted with changes in demand.
Power regulator
The power regulator provides Integrated Lights-Out-controlled speed stepping for Intel x86, AMD x86 and Itanium 9100 series processors. This
feature improves server energy efficiency by giving CPUs full power for applications when they need it and reducing power when they do not.
Power workload balancing
Power workload balancing improves performance per watt used and uses the HP Power Regulator technology to manage power at the
enclosure level, so that power usage stays within defined power caps. Using power caps, system administrators can constrain the most BTUs
per enclosure and rack to enable the enclosure to fit in an existing rack power envelope. A simple power cap will allow devices to power on
until power usage reaches the specified power cap and then will prevent any more devices from powering on. Power workload balancing is
available now for ProLiant blades and will be available in the future for Integrity blades.
Do you ever wonder how you are going to deploy
more servers in a data center that is running out of
power or cooling? The heat is on for you to deliver
reduced costs while being held accountable to staying
environmentally friendly. And the good news is that
HP BladeSystems have you covered. You can reduce
your ecological and server footprint with HP blades.
HP Thermal Logic technologies make it possible
to extend the life of your data center by finding
untapped resources and reclaiming them. This takes
the guesswork out so that you can improve your data
center’s potential.
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/thermallogic
It is often said that you cannot control what you
cannot measure. And you can now do both using HP
Thermal Logic technology, which combines energyefficient design with accurate measurement and
control without sacrificing performance.
How does this benefit you? You can double the
capacity of HP blades servers in the data center with
a combination of Dynamic Power Capping and the
new BL460c G5. If you are running different blades in
your data center, you can optimize them as well.
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Step 7: Choose your power and cooling configurations
HP Thermal Logic capabilities (continued)
Run your numbers through our Cost and Power
Savings Calculator to find out how Thermal Logic
will help you save money by optimizing power and
cooling for blades.
Reduce: Energy-efficient Design
Find products designed for energy efficiency and
learn how we consider energy efficiency at every step
of the design phase.
•Efficient server choices for different workloads
•Power-efficient components inside every blade
•Add-on technologies to extend power savings
Reclaim: Measure and Control
Find solutions to help you monitor, track, report, and
cap your power consumption.
•Cap and limit enclosure power, not performance
•Comprehensive energy monitoring and control
•Accurate measurement in every system
Extend: Optimized Data Center Infrastructure
Learn how you can reclaim a big chunk of your power
and cooling capacity and extend the life of your
data center.
•EYP Data Center Design and assessment services
•A complete portfolio of infrastructure products and
solutions across the data center
•HP commitment to the environment
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/thermallogic
Now you can also add virtual capabilities and
end-to-end management software.
With your power and cooling needs met through
Thermal Logic, how about reducing your cabling
and networking headaches? Learn how HP Virtual
Connect makes virtualization a reality.
This is not all. Combine Thermal Logic with Insight
Software to manage all your HP servers and storage
environments from a single console—so that you can
easily do more with less headcount.
To stay competitive, your organization needs an
IT environment that is right for today and ready to
evolve as business needs change. HP Services
Technology helps you meet this challenge. Our
services are designed to lower your IT costs, increase
availability, improve service quality, reduce the
complexity of multi-vendor services, and accelerate
system implementation.
•To break down costly technology silos, we deliver
consulting and integration services that allow you to
access, share and synchronize applications and data
across your existing heterogeneous environment.
•One of the keys to business success is an agile IT
infrastructure that is poised to adapt to changing
needs while keeping your business running
smoothly. You need to maintain predicable service
levels. That is one of the benefits of comprehensive
HP support services. We cover the entire IT solution
lifecycle, to help you design, deploy, integrate,
and manage an agile IT infrastructure—including
convenient pre-packaged HP Care Pack Service
options and custom support solutions.
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Step 8: Choose services
Keep your blades infrastructures running with the best possible performance.
HP Services
Installation and Startup for
HP BladeSystem c-Class Infrastructure
Provides speedy hardware deployment including enclosure for all types of interconnects, direct-attach storage blades plus software deployment
of Insight Control management software and either Microsoft or Linux operating system.
Enhanced Network Installation and
Startup service for HP BladeSystem
Provides advanced network software configuration including configuration of HP Virtual Connect options.
HP StorageWorks MSA Family Disk
Array Installation and Startup Service
Includes service planning, service deployment, installation verification tests, and customer-oriented sessions.
3-year, 24x7, same-business-day
hardware support
Coverage options are available for HP BladeSystem enclosures, HP ProLiant and Integrity server blades, HP BladeSystem SAN switches and
HP StorageWorks Ultrium tape blades.
HP Support Plus 24
Provides integrated 24x7 4-hour response hardware support with 2-hour response software technical support and software update service.
Proactive 24 and Critical Service
Integrated hardware and software support includes proactive and reactive services to improve stability and availability across your environment.
Proactive Select
Flexible credit based offering that enables you to purchase consultancy support to help optimize the performance of your Blades environment.
Consultancy options include ITSM, Security, Capacity Planning, System Health Checks—Storage, Server, and Network performance
optimization and more.
Services for NonStop BladeSystem
HP Service Solutions for NonStop BladeSystem via three predefined service levels provide quick installation, customized configuration, rapid
start-up and 24x7 support:
– Critical Service Solution
– Proactive Service Solution
– Foundation Service Solution
HP Evolution Services for NonStop BladeSystem
HP Education Services for NonStop BladeSystem
•Take advantage of HP Insight Remote Support
software, providing round-the-clock server and
storage monitoring, along with problem resolution
and notification, generating service dispatches for
issues on HP BladeSystem servers and storage.
Helping resolve technical issues quickly and
accurately without need to place support phone
calls. Available at no additional cost.
•To speed product implementation, look to our factorydirect capabilities. We offer plug-and-play solutions
that are integrated, tested, and shipped in a fully
configured rack. These services include pre-delivery
site review, factory installation and configuration,
onsite installation and product orientation.
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/services/bladesystemservices
•In today’s fast-paced business environment, your
employees need to quickly assimilate new IT skills.
To help you achieve this goal, we offer a variety of
HP training services, including instructor-led courses,
customized onsite training and innovative remotely
assisted courses. Visit: www.hp.com/learn
To fully capitalize on the capabilities of your IT
environment, you need a service partner who thoroughly
understands server, storage and network technology
and how it behaves in a multi-vendor environment. HP
Services Technology working in partnership with HP
Authorized Channel Partners has this expertise and skill.
Whether your company is a medium-size business or a
large global corporation, our service portfolio can help
you speedily deploy, improve IT operational efficiency
and boost system uptime. For more information, visit:
www.hp.com/services/bladesystemservices or
www.hp.com/services/nonstop
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Specialized blade infrastructure solutions
With a choice of different solutions from NonStop computing to virtual desktops, HP now brings the advantages
of blades to a variety of applications and environments. The following solutions are available fully customized and
delivered to you built according to your unique specifications.
HP BladeSystem Matrix
HP BladeSystem Matrix architecture
Matrix Orchestration Environment
The command center for Workflow design and
automation, capacity planning, disaster recovery, self-service portal
Virtual I/O
Virtual Connect 10GbE and 8Gb FC
4 to 1 consolidation, carve bandwidth
Virtual shared storage
StorageWorks EVA SAN; 65% less connection cost
Physical and Virtual servers
Integrity and ProLiant blades; open OS and hypervisor
support
Pooled Power and Cooling
Energy-aware provisioning, metering, and capping
The HP BladeSystem Matrix creates one pool of
infrastructure capacity that can be easily carved up
to support applications across up to 1000 physical or
virtual servers; all managed as one environment in
the same way. Think of it like a cloud in a box to
simplify how you deliver applications and services
to your business.
Ideal for consolidation projects, providing disaster
recovery and rapid deployment to production
environments, the HP BladeSystem Matrix unites the
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/matrix
tools, processes, and architecture of your physical and
virtual worlds. The goal is to help you speed time to
service delivery without chaos, take costs out today
and keep them out tomorrow.
Matrix consolidates all resources into a single
environment. It helps you automatically aligns
infrastructure capacity for your applications on the
fly, then adapts resources to deliver better costs,
availability, and quality of service.
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HP BladeSystem Matrix
(continued)
HP BladeSystem Matrix is a Cloud infrastructure in a Box
Template
Catalog
Service Portal
ERP
CRM
BI
Data
Warehouse
Database
Inventory
Command Center
Capacity Planning
DR & HA
Workflow
Provision
Optimize
Protect
Compute
Network
Power
Storage
Mail
File, Print, Infra.
Matrix accelerates delivery of applications to your
business without chaos. That means predictable
infrastructure service delivery with automated resource
orchestration that turns best practice design into best
practice operation. With Matrix, you can create a
catalog of best practice templates for all applications
to remove the guess work related to application
deployment planning and provisioning based on
architectural standards and operational processes
you define. The built-in automated workflow engine
increases productivity by removing manual steps and
coordination among multiple teams to provision and
align infrastructure resources to applications. All of
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/matrix
this is made available to the IT staff through a
self-service portal for push-button provisioning to
reduce time to service delivery to a line of business
(LOB) from weeks and months to days and hours.
Defrag your data center to take cost out today and
keep it out tomorrow. HP BladeSystem Matrix helps
you harvest untapped resources, improve utilization of
existing capacity and gain a better understanding
of ongoing infrastructure costs. It includes
built-in capacity planning to simplify planning and
forecasting with deep insight into power usage,
network bandwidth, and storage capacity.
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HP BladeSystem Matrix
(continued)
The adaptive infrastructure that’s simple to deploy. Simplify the integration and expansion of an adaptive
infrastructure out of the box with the HP BladeSystem Matrix starter and expansion kits.
How do I buy Matrix?
Step 1: Buy a Starter kit
Step 2: Add with Expansion kit
HP factory/services install for you!
HP ProLiant Instant capacity* pool
Expans.
kit
128 CPUs, 8 TB RAM
(Rack w/4 enclosures)
with Factory Express
Starter
kit
32 CPUs, 2 TB RAM
Expans.
kit
Expans.
kit
Expans.
kit
Expans.
kit
Expans.
kit
Expans.
kit
EVA 4400 (optional)
Expans.
kit
*U.S. only at this time
Starter kit SKUs
2
1
3
4
5
(1) c7000 with all P/S, fans, redundant OA
(2) Virtual Connect Flex-10 Eth, FC 8Gb with VC Enterprise Mgr
(3) Insight software (ID-VSE/HPIO/HPIR-ready)
(4) BL460c G6 for central management server
(5) Factory/Factory Express services
(6) Starter kit implementation service
Expansion kit
1
2
3
Expansion kit SKU
(1) c7000 with all P/S, fans, redundant OA
(2) Virtual Connect Flex-10 Eth, FC 8Gb modules
(3) Insight Software (ID-VSE/HPIO/HPIR-ready/VCEM)
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/matrix
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HP Integrity NonStop BladeSystem
Robust servers that deliver increased availability, unrivaled data integrity, and virtually unlimited scalability.
HP Integrity NonStop NB50000c BladeSystem
New
HP Integrity NonStop NB50000c BladeSystem
Highest performance and scalability with industry-leading
24x7 availability and data integrity
Number of processors
2–16 per node
Processors supported
Intel Itanium processor 9100 series (dual-core)
Clustering
Supports ServerNet clustering, scalable up to 4,080 processors
Operating system supported
NonStop OS
Maximum memory
191 TB
ServerNet processor connectivity
InterConnect ServerNet switches
Maximum ServerNet I/O adapters
60
Maximum CLIMs
48 per node
Internal hard disk drives
3,248 FC disks with all IOAME-based storage and IP connectivity; no CLIMs
9,200 SAS disks with all CLIM-based storage and IP connectivity; no IOAME
I/O infrastructure
IP CLIM, storage CLIM (clustered I/O module)
Management
NonStop System Console (NSC), HP Systems Insight Manager
Rack height (EIA unit)
Delivered in modular cabinet(s)
HP related offerings
Support services
Three predefined support service levels:
• Critical Service Solution
• Proactive Service Solution
• Foundation Service Solution
Options
Fibre Channel ServerNet Adapter (FCSA), Ethernet ServerNet Adapter (G4SA) Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter, SAS Host Bus Adapter
Storage
144 GB and 300 GB FC internal hard disk drives
72 GB and 146 GB SAS internal hard disk drives
XP Disk Array family (e.g., XP24000 Disk Array)
Software
HP NonStop SQL database software, HP NonStop RDF/ZLT replication software
The HP Integrity NonStop NB50000c BladeSystem
was designed to deliver the industry’s highest
application service levels at the best ROI and TCO
in its class—based on standards such as the Intel®
Itanium® processor, SQL, Web services, J2EE software
architecture and more. With today’s sophisticated
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladesystem
architectures decision makers often compromise
between availability and scalability and are still left
with complex, expensive-to-manage infrastructures.
HP Integrity NonStop BladeSystem platform delivers
these capabilities out of the box significantly simplifying
the infrastructure and reducing costs.
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High-performance compute clusters
Scale out your HPC infrastructure with the fastest blade systems available, featuring more
processors, greater energy efficiency and increased cooling capabilities. HP BladeSystem-based
clusters are fully integrated, tested and ready for the most demanding workloads.
HP Cluster Platform 3000BL, 4000BL, and 6000BL
HP Cluster Platform 3000BL
HP Cluster Platform 4000BL
HP Cluster Platform 6000BL
Processor
Intel® Xeon® Processors 5x00 Series:
up to 3.16 GHz
AMD ® Opteron™ 2000 Series: up to 3.0
GHz/1 MB cache with Dual-core, 2.3
GHz/2 MB with Quad-core1
Intel® Itanium®: up to 1.6 GHz/18 MB
cache Dual-core
Compute node
ProLiant BL460c, BL480c
ProLiant BL465c, ProLiant BL685c
Integrity BL860c
Utility/control node
ProLiant BL460c, BL480c, ProLiant DL380 G5,
DL140 G3 or DL160 G52
ProLiant BL465c, ProLiant BL685c, ProLiant
DL145 G3, DL165 G52 or ProLiant DL385 G2
Integrity BL860c, Integrity rx2660 or
Integrity rx3600
BladeSystem enclosure
c7000
c7000
c7000
Number of processors (sockets)
per node
2
DL145, DL165, DL385: two
BL685, DL585: four
2
Number of nodes
Minimum: 1 utility node, and 4 compute
nnodes; maximum: total of 512 nodes (utility
+ compute nodes)
Minimum: 1 utility node, and 4 compute
nnodes; maximum: total of 512 nodes (utility
+ compute nodes)
Minimum: 1 utility node, and 4 compute
nnodes; maximum: total of 512 nodes (utility
+ compute nodes)
Memory per node
BL460c: up to 32 GB, BL480c: up to
48 GB, DL140/DL160: up to 32 GB,
DL380: up to 64 GB
BL465c: up to 32 GB, BL685c: up to
64 GB, DL145/DL165: up to 32 GB,
DL385: up to 32 GB, DL585: up to 128 GB
BL860c: up to 48 GB, rx2660: up to 32
GB, rx3600: up to 96 GB
Number of I/O slots
BL460c: up to two mezzanine choices
BL480c: up to four mezzanine choices
DL140: 2 PCI-E (optional PCI-X)
DL160: 2 PCI-E x16 Gen2
DL380: 4 PCI-E (PCI-X optional)
BL465c: up to two mezzanine choices
BL685c: up to three mezzanine choices
DL145/165: 2 PCI-E (optional HTX and
PCI-X), DL385: 4 PCI-E (PCI-X optional)
DL585: 9 (mix of PCI-E/PCI-X)
BL860c: up to three mezzanine choices
rx2660: choice of 2 PCI-E + 1 PCI-X, or
3 PCI-X rx3600: 8 PCI-X slots or
4 PCI-Express slots + 4 PCI-X slots
Disk/media bays
BL460c:/DL140: 2 drives (SAS or SATA)
BL480c/DL160: 4 drives (SAS or SATA)
DL380: 8 drives (SATA or SAS)
BL465c/BL685c/DL145: 2 drives (SAS or SATA)
DL165: 4 drives (SAS or SATA)
DL385 and DL585: 8 drives (SAS or SATA SFF)
BL860c: 2 SAS drives
rx2660 and rx3600: 8 SAS drives
Cluster interconnect
InfiniBand 4x DDR; Gigabit Ethernet
InfiniBand 4x DDR; Gigabit Ethernet
InfiniBand 4x DDR; Gigabit Ethernet
Management network
10/100 network or Gigabit Ethernet;
10/100 console network to node-based
embedded management interfaces.
ProCurve switches
10/100 network or Gigabit Ethernet;
10/100 console network to node-based
embedded management interfaces.
ProCurve switches
10/100 network or Gigabit Ethernet;
10/100 console network to node-based
embedded management interfaces.
ProCurve switches
SAN storage in cabinet
Optional MSA1500 and MSA20/MSA30
direct attached
Optional MSA1500 and MSA20/MSA30
direct attached
Optional MSA1500 and MSA20/MSA30
direct attached
Operating system options
Linux: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 or 5; SUSE
SLES 10, Windows Compute Cluster Server
2003, Windows HPC Server 2008
Linux: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 or 5; SUSE
SLES 10, Windows Compute Cluster Server
2003, Windows HPC Server 2008
Linux: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 or 5; and
SUSE, SLES 10; HP-UX 11i
Operating environment options
HP-MPI across all operating systems
HP-MPI across all operating systems
HP-MPI across all operating systems
Cluster management
software options
Linux: HP XC System Software, HP Cluster
Management Utility (CMU) or Scali Manage
Windows: Compute Cluster Server
Linux: HP XC System Software, HP Cluster
Management Utility (CMU) or Scali Manage
Windows: Compute Cluster Server
Linux: HP XC System Software, HP CMU
HP Cluster Pack for HP-UX 11i
Warranty
Standard HW warranties; software
warranty specific to product options
Standard HW warranties; software
warranty specific to product options
Standard HW warranties; software
warranty specific to product options
HP related offerings
Support services
3-year, 24x7 hardware support, Proactive BladeSystem Service
1
P rocessor speed availability varies by node, and reflects those offered on standalone servers.
See www.hp.com for latest processor choices.
2
Available Q1 2008.
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/clusterplatforms
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HP Cluster Platform Workgroup System
Small technology sites, branch offices and workgroups can accelerate their innovation and
productivity with the supercomputer-in-a-box. Delivering almost a teraflop per second of computing
in a footprint of only two square feet, the HP Cluster Platform Workgroup System is available for
the BladeSystem c3000 rack or tower models with up to eight blades.
HP Cluster Platform Workgroup System
Intel® Xeon®-based system
AMD® Opteron™-based system
Processor
Intel® Xeon® Processors 5x00 Series: up to 3.33 GHz
Quad-Core AMD Opteron 2300 Series:
Up to 2.3 GHz/2 MB with quad-core
Compute node
ProLiant BL2x220c G5, ProLiant BL260c G5, ProLiant BL460c
ProLiant BL465c G5
Control node
ProLiant BL260c G5, BL2x220c G5, ProLiant BL460c, ProLiant DL380 G5 or
DL160 G5
ProLiant BL465c, ProLiant DL165 G5 or ProLiant DL385 G2
BladeSystem enclosure
c3000 tower or rack model
c3000 tower or rack model
Number of processors (sockets)
per node
2
2
Number of blades
Up to eight half-height server blades
Up to eight half-height server blades
Number of servers per blade
BL2x220c: two; others: one
1
Memory per node
BL2x220c: up to 16 GB DDR2 memory, BL260c: up to 24 GB DDR2
memory, BL460c: up to 32 GB FB DDR2 memory, DL160: up to 32 GB FB
DDR2 memory, DL380: up to 64 GB FB DDR2 memory
BL465c: up to 32 GB DDR2 memory, DL165: up to 32 GB DDR2
memory, DL385: up to 32 GB DDR2 memory
Storage
Extend control node storage (when a BL460c or BL260 is used as the
control node): optional SB40c with up to six drives
Extend control node storage (when a BL460c or BL260 is used as the
control node): optional SB40c with up to six drives
Number of I/O slots
BL2x220c: 1 PCI-E x8 mezzanine slot per server, BL260c: 1 PCI-E x8
mezzanine connector, BL460c: 2 PCI-E mezzanine connectors (x8
and x4), DL160: 2 PCI-E x16 Gen2, DL380: 4 PCI-E (PCI-X optional)
BL465c: 2 PCI-E mezzanine connectors (x8 and x4), DL165: 2 PCI-E
(optional HTX and PCI-X), DL385: 4 PCI-E (PCI-X optional)
Disk/media bays
BL2x220c: 1 Non Hot-Plug SATA drive, BL260c: 2 non hot-plug SFF SATA
drives, BL460c: 2 hot-plug SFF drives (SAS or SATA), DL160: 4 3.5-inch
drives (SAS or SATA), DL380: 8 hot-plug SFF drives (SATA or SAS)
BL465c: 2 hot-plug SFF drives (SAS or SATA), DL165: 4 3.5-inch
drives (SAS or SATA), DL385: 8 hot-plug SFF drives (SAS or SATA)
Cluster interconnect
InfiniBand 4x DDR2; Gigabit Ethernet
InfiniBand 4x DDR2; Gigabit Ethernet
Operating system options
Linux: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 or 5; SUSE SLES 10,
Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003, Windows HPC Server 2008.
Linux: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 or 5; SUSE SLES 10,
Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003, Windows HPC Server 2008.
Operating environment options
HP-MPI across all operating systems
HP-MPI across all operating systems
Cluster management
software options
Linux: HP XC System Software, HP Cluster Management Utility
(CMU), HP ICE-Linux3 or Platform Manager (formerly Scali Manage),
Microsoft Windows: Compute Cluster Server
Linux: HP XC System Software, HP Cluster Management Utility
(CMU), HP ICE-Linux3 or Platform Manager (formerly Scali Manage),
Microsoft Windows: Compute Cluster Server
Warranty
Standard HW warranties; software warranty specific to product options
Standard HW warranties; software warranty specific to product options
HP related offerings
Support services
3-year, 24x7 hardware support, Proactive BladeSystem Service
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/clusterplatforms
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HP Virtual Desktop Solutions
HP Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is a desktop replacement solution that increases security, decreases cost
and delivers higher availability for the desktop while continuing to provide end users with the functionality of a
stand-alone desktop. HP VDI is comprised of servers, storage, software, management and access devices and
is delivered through a combination of HP and partner delivered services.
With HP VDI, the typical heterogeneous desktop environment is replaced with HP Thin Clients on the front end,
and HP ProLiant or HP BladeSystem servers with HP StorageWorks external storage or local storage on the
back end. For each desktop, an OS is virtualized on the server using virtualization software.
HP Virtual Desktop Solutions
Data
center
VM
VM
VM
VM
Mobile thin client
HP StorageWorks
HP ProLiant or Virtualization
HP BladeSystem software
VM
Connection
manager
Internet or
LAN/WAN
Thin client
VM
VM
VM
Desktop
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladesystem
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HP Blade Workstation Solutions
By combining the centralized security and control of a data center with seamless workstation performance and
the flexibility to support professionals in multiple locations, the HP Blade Workstation Solution revolutionizes the
business workplace with a new way of working. Solution components include:
•HP ProLiant xw Series Blade Workstation: Outstanding performance and scalability with Intel® Xeon® 5400
and 5200 series processors and multi-display hardware accelerated graphics performance for 2D, 3D and
streaming video applications. NVIDIA Quadro FX770M (256 MB) and NVIDIA Quadro FX3600M (512 MB)
adapter, up to four-display support
•HP BladeSystem c-Class Data Center Infrastructure: Consolidates your workstations into a secure, modular
unit, packed with intelligence managed within the data center
•HP ProLiant Essential Management Tools: Install, configure, monitor, update and troubleshoot ProLiant Blade
Workstations remotely from a standard Web browser, command line or script
•HP Remote Graphics Software Workstation Edition: Delivers a true workstation experience with full utilization
of blade workstation hardware and graphics resources
•HP Session Allocation Manager: Maps available resource to users and streamlines login process
•Access Clients: High performance dual-display, with up to quad-display graphics support and removable media for
increased data security
HP Blade Workstation Solution
HP ProLiant xw460c Blade Workstation
Delivers uncompromised workstation-class
compute power with data center class
security, high density, and scalability.
HP ProLiant xw460c Blade Workstation
with Expansion
The graphics expansion module allows use of
ultra-high end desktop graphics in the blade
environment delivering extreme performance.
HP ProLiant xw2x220c Blade Workstation
An ideal choice for customers interested
in uncompromised workstation class
experience at even higher density than
standard blades.
Number of processors per node
1-2
1-2
1-2
Maximum number of cores per node
8
Processors supported
Dual- and Quad-core Intel Xeon
processors: up to 3.33 GHz
Cache
Up to 12 MB L2 (2 x 6 MB) 5400 Series
Quad-core
Up to 12 MB L2 (2 x 6 MB) 5400 Series
Quad-core
Up to 12 MB L2 (2 x 6 MB) 5400 Series
Quad-core
Maximum memory per node
64 GB
64 GB
32GB
Network ports per node
2
2
2
Drives supported per node
Up to 2
Up to 2
1
Maximum internal storage per node
292 GB
292 GB
250 GB
I/O expansion
2 PCIe mezzanine expansion slots (May be
occupied by graphics)
N/A
1 PCIe mezzanine expansion slot per node
(occupied by graphics)
Graphics
NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M/FX 3600M
NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800/FX 5600/
FX 4800/FX 3700
NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M
Form factor
6U or 10U enclosure
6U or 10U enclosure
6U or 10U enclosure
Warranty (parts/labor/onsite)
3-year/3-year/3-year
3-year/3-year/3-year
3-year/3-year/3-year
8
®
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladeworkstation
®
8
Dual- and Quad-core Intel Xeon
processors: up to 3.33 GHz
®
®
Dual- and Quad-core Intel® Xeon®
processors: up to 3.33 GHz
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HP Blade Workstation Solutions
The HP Blade Workstation Solution consists of rack-mounted blade workstations, client computers, remote access software, and resource allocation manager
HP ProLiant xw460c
Blade Workstations
Client computers
Site #1
Client computers
Data center
Site #2
HP puts it all together
To gain the full value from your investments, you
need expert services across the IT lifecycle, intelligent
software, advanced storage devices and systemenhancing options. HP is committed to meeting your
exact needs.
•Services: How important is it that your service
partner provides a single point of ownership and
accountability? Are your service needs met across
your enterprise? Have you reached the missioncritical reliability you require to meet your business
needs? From training and basic product support to
selective outsourcing, our services help you realize
the full potential of your technology and keep your
environment up and running.
•Management software: Do you need an efficient,
in-depth way to understand, manage, and optimize
your infrastructure? Get more from every hour, watt,
and dollar you invest in your infrastructure with
HP Insight software.
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladeworkstation
•Storage devices: Do you need help optimizing
your storage resources, managing multi-vendor
environments and evolving to open architectures?
Our network and direct-attached storage devices
help you keep large amounts of information
protected and readily accessible to people
when needed.
•Server options: Do you have everything you need
to meet your infrastructure needs? Our server
options—including memory, drives, processors,
racks, operating system software, power, and
cooling—help fine-tune your solution by enhancing
system performance and functionality.
To learn more about other HP server, workstation and
storage products, contact your local HP representative,
your authorized HP reseller or visit:
www.hp.com/go/proliant
www.hp.com/go/integrity
www.hp.com/go/nonstop
www.hp.com/go/arrays
www.hp.com/go/san
www.hp.com/go/insight
www.hp.com/go/storageblades
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