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HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen9 Blade Server

Mfg. Part: 727021-B21 | CDW Part: 3466746 | UNSPSC: 43211501
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  • blade
  • 2-way
  • RAM 0 MB
  • SATA
  • hot-swap 2.5"
  • no HDD
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • Server
  • blade
  • 2-way
  • RAM 0 MB
  • SATA
  • hot-swap 2.5"
  • no HDD
  • G200eH
  • monitor: none
  • CTO
Are you looking for the right server blade to be your data center workhorse for your demanding core IT and virtualization workloads? Designed for a wide range of configuration and deployment options, the HP ProLiant BL460c Gen9 Server Blade provides the flexibility to optimize your core IT applications with right-sized storage for the right workload for a lower TCO. All of this is managed by HP OneView, the converged management platform that accelerates IT service delivery and boosts business performance. The BL460c Gen9 Server Blade uses Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors with up to 70% performance gain over the previous generation, plus enhanced HP DDR4 SmartMemory offering up to 33% performance increase. Flexible storage controller options additional support includes an optional 12 Gb/s SAS controller, 20 Gb FlexibleLOM NICs, and USB 3.0 on the internal connector.

Technical Specifications
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
Bay Provided
Form Factor: 2.5" SFF
Free Qty: 2
Total Qty: 2

Environmental Parameters
Humidity Range Operating: 10 - 90% (non-condensing)
Max Operating Temperature: 95 °F
Min Operating Temperature: 50 °F

Header
Brand: HPE
Compatibility: PC
Manufacturer: HP CTO Server Avnet
Model: BL460c Gen9
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: HPE ProLiant

Interface Provided
Qty: 1
Type: HP iLO



Location: 1 internal
Type: USB 3.0

Miscellaneous
Color Category: Black
Compliant Standards: ACPI 2.0 , AES , ASHRAE , FIPS 140-2 Level 2 , Triple DES
Features: Administrator password , Keyboard password , Power-on password , QuickLock , USB port control
Pricing Type: CTO

Networking
Remote Management Controller: Integrated Lights-Out 4

Optical Storage (2nd)
Drive Type: No optical drive
Type: None

Printer
Type: None

Processor
Max Supported Qty: 2
Server Scalability: 2-way
Type: No CPU
Upgradability: Upgradable

Service
Support Details Full Contract Period: 3 years
Support Details Location: On-site
Support Details Service Included: Parts and labor
Support Details Type: Limited warranty

Slot Provided
Free Qty: 2
Total Qty: 2



Free Qty: 16
Total Qty: 16



Free Qty: 1
Total Qty: 1

Storage Controller
Bus Type: PCI Express 2.0 x4
Channel Qty: 2
Form Factor: Integrated
Installed Qty: 1
Interface Type: Serial ATA-600
RAID Level: RAID 0 , RAID 1
Storage Controller Name: HP Dynamic Smart Array B140i
Type: Serial ATA

Storage Controller (2nd)
Type: None

Storage Removable
Type: None

System
Designation: Corporate business , Small business
Hard Drive Capacity: 0 GB
OS Certified: Canonical Ubuntu , Citrix XenServer , Microsoft Windows Server , Oracle Solaris , Red Hat Enterprise Linux , SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Type: Server

Video Output
Form Factor: Integrated
Graphics Processor Series: Matrox G200
Graphics Processor Vendor: Matrox G200eH

Dimensions & Weight
Depth: 20.4 in
Height: 7.1 in
Weight: 10.47 lbs
Width: 2.2 in

RAM
Empty Slots: 16
Features: HP SmartMemory
Form Factor: DIMM 288-pin
Installed Size: 0 MB
Max Supported Size: 512 GB
Slots Qty: 16
Technology: DDR4 SDRAM

Service & Support
On-Site Warranty: On-site
Type: 3 years warranty

Chassis
Form Factor: Blade
Hot-Swap Bays Qty: 2
Manufacturer Form Factor: Blade
Server Storage Bays: Hot-swap
Server Swappable Drive Form Factor: 2.5"
Server Swappable Drive Form Factor (metric): 6.4 cm
Server Swappable Drive Interface: SATA

Display
Type: None.

Expansion Bays
Form Factor (metric): 6.4 cm SFF
Type: Hot-swap

Expansion Slots
Type: CPU



Type: DIMM 288-pin



Slot Comments: X16 mode
Type: Expansion slot



Type: microSDHC Card (internal)



Type: FlexibleLOM

Hard Drive
Type: No HDD

Hard Drive (2nd)
Type: None

Hard Drive (3rd)
Type: None

Optical Storage
Drive Type: No optical drive
Type: None

RAM Supported
Data Integrity Check: ECC
Max Size: 256 GB
Registered or Buffered: Registered
Type: PC4-17000



Max Size: 512 GB
Registered or Buffered: Load-Reduced

Product Reviews
HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen9 Blade Server is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 33.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from We have a large DSX infrastructure for VMWare and having it uniform and having it compact is a good thing for us. Valuable Features:The density of servers and their racks, just being able to fit as much as we can in as small space as we can. This is important because our data center space is at a premium.Improvements to My Organization:We have a large DSX infrastructure for VMWare and having it uniform and having it compact is a good thing for us. As we're moving forward towards using OneView I think that'll save us some FT there as well. The older tools weren't as easy to use. I went to a session on OneView and it looked a little bit more like something we were going to be able to take advantage of and save a lot of time and configuration.Room for Improvement:I think some of the stuff may be fixed but one of the issues we have is firmware on virtual connects. There's a little bit of overlap on the timing that causes, you know, if you're not careful it can cause a short outage for the Blade System. I think that may be fixed with OneView management.We're working on implemented OneView. We're just barely getting started. I think OneView is addressing a lot of the issues that we have, we haven't been able to get fully into it yet due to limited resources.Stability Issues:It's very stable.Scalability Issues:So really the main thing we've had was just the firmware with virtual connects can be a little touchy. There's another tool, I can't even remember what it's called, you can do a command line and avoid the issue, talking to our hospitalier but we haven't had a chance so what we've kind of done is made a whole chassis of failure domain which is kind of a waste of resources on occasion to avoid that.Previous Solutions:Well to be honest, I haven't ever used another BladeSystem from another vendor. Our organization has an HPE Direct as far as technology goes, so I haven't really been involved in considering other platforms so.Other Solutions Considered:I know they looked at Cisco a little bit but I haven't myself.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The longevity and modular factors allow for upgrading and continued usage. Valuable Features:The longevity and modular factors allow for upgrading and continued usage. It also has a pretty solid design and management.Improvements to My Organization:Getting more out of what you purchased. Like the virtualization of the product and especially the virtual connects allows for better efficiency in usage. There is also easy management and easy upgrades.Room for Improvement:It is nearing the end of its development, so I think the question is a moot point. HPE has a replacement system called Synergy, though it’s a more high-end system than the old C7000.Use of Solution:We have been using this solution since the beginning of 2007.Stability Issues:Generally there are no problems with stability. However, updating firmware in the virtual connect in the older days caused issues. But they have been fixed for a while.Scalability Issues:There were no scalability issues. When upgrading to higher speeds, the backplane could be problematic. For example, when going to 16Gb fibre and 40Gb LAN requires one to go from the G1 and G2 to the later G3. Upgrading to the new 32 and 128Gb SAN is not possible.Technical Support:Technical support is good to excellent. It is a solid product with a lot of years behind it and a BIG install base.Previous Solutions:in the old days, HPE had a horrifying type blade system. (I guess they were all horrible before this blade.) That was a long time ago. The C7000 set the bar for blade systems when it came out.Initial Setup:The setup was quite easy to get going, although the virtual connects were a bit more problematic in the beginning.Cost and Licensing Advice:Add OneView and ILO advanced to the base product. Don’t adjust the price, but just include them.Other Solutions Considered:You have to look at the newer options now, especially Synergy. Keep in mind that existing servers cannot be used in the new model since it’s a completely new type of product redesigned from the bottom up with new case and everything. If you are adding servers to an existing Blade System, go for that solution since it is cheaper and still allows you to utilize your assuages.Other Advice:If you are looking for a new system and do not have one in place, see the new products like Synergy.Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:We are preferred HPE Partner of the highest level in our country.
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It delivers a modular infrastructure for the data center. Valuable Features:Its ease of management, consolidation, connectivity, power, and cooling are the most valuable features.* Ease of Management: It provides a simple way to access and manage the whole blade infrastructure through the onboard administrator GUI, where you can deploy the blades and handle the initial configuration (IPs, firmware for ROM, iLO management).* Consolidation: It puts all the elements of the modern data center such as power, cooling, connectivity, redundancy, security, compute, and storage into a modular, right-sized and self-optimizing unit with agile intelligence. It includes redundancy for every component and connection inside it, for no single point of failure.* Connectivity: The simplicity and flexibility in managing the SAN/LAN configuration from a single management interface (HPE Virtual Connect).* Power and Cooling: It consolidates tremendous power capacity that adapts and optimizes itself, to the most efficient level for any solution. It includes more cooling capacity as well as monitoring and control, that adapt regardless of the performance and density that are thrown at it.Improvements to My Organization:The HPE BladeSystem delivers a modular infrastructure for the data center. The main critical applications and virtualization farm were running on the BladeSystem with great performance and reliability.Room for Improvement:It provides a higher connectivity throughput with the new releases.There is better integration with the third-party solutions and products.Use of Solution:I have used these solutions for around three to four years. We use the following HPE products:* HPE c7000 Blade Enclosure* HPE BL460c Gen8 Server Blade* HPE Virtual Connect of the following:* HPE VC Flex-10 Ethernet Module* HPE VC FlexFabric 10Gb/24-port Module* HPE VC 8Gb 24-port Fibre Channel ModuleStability Issues:There were no stability issues.Scalability Issues:There were no scalability issues.Technical Support:I would give the technical support a 8/10 rating, although, most of the critical cases are handled by the specialized technical experts.Previous Solutions:Initially, we were using the Cisco UCS Blade Server Enclosures. We switched to this product due to the integration with the Cisco Fabric Interconnects and to experience a new technology.Initial Setup:The initial setup for the HPE BladeSystem Enclosure is straightforward and you don't need to be an expert in data center infrastructure.Cost and Licensing Advice:The prices for the HPE Virtual Connect Modules are expensive compared to other I/O Modules available. It's better to size the solution accurately and identify which I/O Module is needed for your environment (for example, the HPE FlexFabric or HPE Flex-10).Other Solutions Considered:We evaluated other solutions such as Oracle's Sun Blade and Dell's PowerEdge blades.Other Advice:The implementation and deployment are easy and straightforward for engineers of basic IT knowledge. However, you need extra information and awareness, when configuring the HPE Virtual Connect as they require networking background (such as VLAN configuration and SAN connectivity).Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I can build a huge compute resource on it. In the case of a disk failure, there is a need to remove the whole disk bay. Valuable Features:The most valuable feature, of course, is its size as I can build a huge compute resource on it.Improvements to My Organization:A couple of those HPE BladeSystem Enclosures can give you a stable and distributed compute resource for a virtual environment.Room for Improvement:First of all, there should be a change in the disk bay. Currently, in the case of a disk failure there is a need to remove the whole bay and as a result, to disconnect all the other disks.Use of Solution:I have used this solution for maybe more than four years.Stability Issues:I have encountered a major issue with VMware on Gen8. There is no support for NetQueue, that resulted in network issues with the VMs.Scalability Issues:There were no scalability issues.Technical Support:I was not satisfied with the support. It seems that the support team does not know their products in depth. Their main approach is to upgrade the firmware/drivers and replace the hardware. They are struggling in giving any type of technical explanation for resolving issues. But, there are not many issues that were not addressed by the support team and I always received a solution this way or another.Previous Solutions:I have used this HPE Enclosure as a part of the design; we are using this solution from the beginning and have not switched to it from any another solution.Initial Setup:The setup is not simple but if the low-level design is correct, then it is a straightforward implementation.Cost and Licensing Advice:Their licensing program is pretty simple.Other Solutions Considered:We evaluated other products such as Dell and Cisco Blade Servers.Other Advice:Pay attention to the HPE's management solution as they are securing the management interfaces of their servers. You need to implement it correctly, otherwise, in a case of a failure, for example, an incorrect network configuration may result in complete loss of the management.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from OneView allows us to manage all of our infrastructure using one application. Valuable Features:When it comes to the BladeSystem, what we love about it most is being able to actually manage it using OneView. It's one feature that allows us to fully manage all of our infrastructure using just one application.Improvements to My Organization:We were able to deploy a lot of different operating systems such as VMware and Red Hat Linux, Oracle, Oracle Solaris; also Microsoft's Windows server. All of these are fully supported within the HPE BladeSystem. It allows us to be able to implement and deploy different operating system using one HPE BladeSystem.Room for Improvement:I would like OneView to go over the current limit of 40 instances.Stability Issues:It's very, very, stable. We've got over 40 HPE BladeSystems and so far we've had very, very few hardware problems. Whenever we have a hardware problem, HPE call us right away about our problem, and somebody works on that problem within four hours of generating a call for any type of hardware or software problem.Scalability Issues:You cannot really scale a BladeSystem. If I were using it in conjunction with VMware, then we are able to upgrade or get a higher CPU or memory on a virtual machine or move a virtual machine in a different blade that has a higher CPU and memory. If it comes to that, yes, using other software, scalability is very good.Technical Support:Technical support is very good. I've opened a lot of calls over the web or by phone with HPE, and I would say that 99% of the time, they respond to the ticket within an hour of opening an issue.Initial Setup:There is no complication at all when setting it up, either setting it up as an experienced user like myself or having HPE set it up for you using their services. No problem at all.Other Solutions Considered:We were based on different hardware vendors. We selected HPE due to the cost of the hardware; also for the scalability of the materials, and the different models that could be inserted or interchanged in a chassis; also the easiness of the deployment. That's how we selected HPE BladeSystem. We also considered Dell, Cisco, IBM, and Oracle.Other Advice:It's because we've been using it for so many years now. It's been very reliable for us. I would say consult your hardware vendor and discuss with them your needs. Sit down with them. Elaborate what services do you need and decide together. That's how I would say it.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from OneView allows us to manage all of our infrastructure using one application. Valuable Features:When it comes to the BladeSystem, what we love about it most is being able to actually manage it using OneView. It's one feature that allows us to fully manage all of our infrastructure using just one application.Improvements to My Organization:We were able to deploy a lot of different operating systems such as VMware and Red Hat Linux, Oracle, Oracle Solaris; also Microsoft's Windows server. All of these are fully supported within the HPE BladeSystem. It allows us to be able to implement and deploy different operating system using one HPE BladeSystem.Room for Improvement:I would like OneView to go over the current limit of 40 instances.Stability Issues:It's very, very, stable. We've got over 40 HPE BladeSystems and so far we've had very, very few hardware problems. Whenever we have a hardware problem, HPE call us right away about our problem, and somebody works on that problem within four hours of generating a call for any type of hardware or software problem.Scalability Issues:You cannot really scale a BladeSystem. If I were using it in conjunction with VMware, then we are able to upgrade or get a higher CPU or memory on a virtual machine or move a virtual machine in a different blade that has a higher CPU and memory. If it comes to that, yes, using other software, scalability is very good.Technical Support:Technical support is very good. I've opened a lot of calls over the web or by phone with HPE, and I would say that 99% of the time, they respond to the ticket within an hour of opening an issue.Initial Setup:There is no complication at all when setting it up, either setting it up as an experienced user like myself or having HPE set it up for you using their services. No problem at all.Other Solutions Considered:We were based on different hardware vendors. We selected HPE due to the cost of the hardware; also for the scalability of the materials, and the different models that could be inserted or interchanged in a chassis; also the easiness of the deployment. That's how we selected HPE BladeSystem. We also considered Dell, Cisco, IBM, and Oracle.Other Advice:It's because we've been using it for so many years now. It's been very reliable for us. I would say consult your hardware vendor and discuss with them your needs. Sit down with them. Elaborate what services do you need and decide together. That's how I would say it.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Some of the key features are modular design and easy configuration. Valuable Features:* Easy scalability* Modular design* Easy configurationImprovements to My Organization:Before we introduced the solution, we had 24 cabinets, filled with classic rack servers. We had continuous issues with cooling capacity, power consumption for the data center, high availability, and redundancy.After implementing the BladeSystem environment, we went down to four cabinets only for servers, since it's a perfect platform to host a high-end VMware farm.Coupled with HP 3PAR SAN devices and peer persistence, I managed to create a 99.99999% uptime environment.Currently, we have enjoyed an increase in price/performance of 500%, compared to several years ago.Room for Improvement:* The web interface is Java based and we had issues with different version of Java. We sometimes need to host dedicated machines with old versions of Java just to run the web administration.* The LCD panel holds minimal data about the overall BladeSystem and blade server health and error events.* I would like to see an error reporting feature in the LCD Panel.Use of Solution:I have used it since 2011.Stability Issues:We have not had any stability issues. We haven't had one instance of downtime due to hardware issues of the BladeSystem itself.Scalability Issues:We have not encountered any scalability issues. It's extremely scalable. If you run out of resources, just get another blade server and you've added another x amount of RAM and CPU to your environment.Technical Support:Technical support is good and quick. The engineers sometimes need to consult with experts. I wish the experts would be the front-line support.Previous Solutions:This is the first time we have used BladeSystems.Initial Setup:The initial setup was complex because of our HA requirements. The installation of the BladeSystem itself is easy and straightforward.The modules are hot-pluggable. OA and iLO are easy to configure.The most complex part was configuring the Virtual Connect module with VLAN tagging, shared uplink sets, and general network configuration.The web UI is good, but it lacks tips and it's a bit complicated.Cost and Licensing Advice:For first time users, only buy two BladeSystems and fill them up. They are expensive. Apart from that, you get more than you paid for.Other Solutions Considered:We didn't evaluate others, as we were forced to buy this solution by governmental policies. We are part of the Ministry of Health.Other Advice:Get to know the product. Spend time studying its ins and outs.You will be surprised by its capabilities. I would not recommend a touch and go strategy, since that won't bring the systems to optimal capability.Modular Design: Everything is modular and redundant. Nothing is built-in, from the PSUs to the fans to the modular VCs and SAN modulesDisclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I value the higher consolidation ratio. Valuable Features:I especially value the higher consolidation ratio.Improvements to My Organization:This server comes with up to 2TB of memory which allows us to run more virtual machine on single server. We can leverage it for a higher consolidation ratio.Room for Improvement:It would be better if the boot time during POST would be reduced.Use of Solution:I have used it for eight years.Stability Issues:I did not encounter any stability issues. It’s a good product.Scalability Issues:I did not encounter any scalability issues.Technical Support:I would give them a rating of 9/10.Previous Solutions:We used to deploy IBM Blade Servers. The switch was due to company policy, although IBM products are also good.Initial Setup:The setup is quite easy once you configure the Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) server.Cost and Licensing Advice:It depends on the order size of other services we select during the procurement phase.Other Solutions Considered:We evaluated Cisco UCS.Other Advice:It’s advisable to use FlexFabric Interconnect for a converged network.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-03-30
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