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HPE SB ProLiant BL460c Gen9 Xeon E5-2690V3 128 GB Blade Server

Mfg. Part: 779803-S01 | CDW Part: 3466974 | UNSPSC: 43211501
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  • Server
  • blade
  • 2-way
  • 2 x Xeon E5-2690V3 / 2.6 GHz
  • RAM 128 GB
  • SAS
  • hot-swap 2.5"
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • Server
  • blade
  • 2-way
  • 2 x Xeon E5-2690V3 / 2.6 GHz
  • RAM 128 GB
  • SAS
  • hot-swap 2.5"
  • no HDD
  • G200eH
  • FCoE
  • 20 Gigabit LAN
  • RoCE
  • monitor: none
  • Smart Buy
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.

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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
Country Kits: United States
Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
Model: BL460c Gen9
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: HPE ProLiant

Interface Provided
Qty: 1
Type: HP iLO



Location: 1 internal
Type: USB 3.0



Qty: 2
Type: LAN (20Gigabit Ethernet)

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
Manufacturer Selling Program: HP Smart Buy

Networking
Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.1ab (LLDP) , IEEE 802.1p , IEEE 802.1Q , IEEE 802.1Qaz , IEEE 802.1Qbb , IEEE 802.1Qbg , IEEE 802.3ad (LACP) , IEEE 802.3ae , IEEE 802.3ap , IEEE 802.3x
Data Link Protocol: 20 Gigabit Ethernet , Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) , RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE)
Ethernet Controller(s): HP FlexFabric 650FLB
Ethernet Ports: 2 x 20 Gigabit Ethernet
Features: Wake on LAN (WoL)
Form Factor: Plug-in card
Interface Type: FlexibleLOM
Remote Management Controller: Integrated Lights-Out 4
Remote Management Protocol: IPMI 2.0 , SMASH CLP , SNMP

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

Printer
Type: None

Processor
Clock Speed: 2.6 GHz
Installed Qty: 2
Manufacturer: Intel
Max Supported Qty: 2
Max Turbo Speed: 3.5 GHz
Number of Cores: 12-core
Processor Number: E5-2690V3
Server Scalability: 2-way
Type: Xeon
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: 0
Total Qty: 2



Free Qty: 12
Total Qty: 16



Free Qty: 1
Total Qty: 1

Storage Controller
Buffer Size: 1 GB
Bus Type: PCI Express 3.0 x8
Form Factor: Plug-in card
Installed Qty: 1
Interface Type: Serial ATA-600 / SAS 3.0
RAID Level: RAID 0 , RAID 1
Storage Controller Name: HP Smart Array P244br with 1GB FBWC
Type: Serial Attached SCSI 3

Storage Controller (2nd)
Type: None

Storage Removable
Type: None

System
Designation: Corporate business , Small business
Hard Drive Capacity: 0 GB
OS Certified: Canonical Ubuntu , 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

Cache Memory
Installed Size: 60 MB
Per Processor Size: 30 MB
Type: L3 cache

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

RAM
Configuration Features: 4 x 32 GB
Data Integrity Check: Advanced ECC
Empty Slots: 12
Features: HP SmartMemory , Load-Reduced DIMM (LRDIMM) , Online Spare Memory
Form Factor: DIMM 288-pin
Installed Size: 128 GB
Max Supported Size: 512 GB
Memory Specification Compliance: PC4-17000
Memory Speed: 2133 MHz
Rated Memory Speed: 2133 MHz
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: SAS

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

Hard Drive (4th)
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by 22reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good interface for straightforward management. Valuable Features:The blades have been reliable. They are powerful and flexible. Those are the key features for me.Improvements to My Organization:Reliability means more uptime. We don't get so much dysfunction in the business. Flexibility and memory are good. Managing has been fairly straightforward. It's got a good interface to manage. I don’t have anything bad to say.Room for Improvement:There is nothing much to improve, so long as they carry on with the basics of user views and reliability. There have been steady improvements, but not drastic ones. We have seen steady improvements which have been good for us.Stability Issues:All good.Scalability Issues:All good.Technical Support:I have used it occasionally. It's “okay-ish”. It's always a pain going through the first line of support, particularly when you know what the problem is. You still have to go through all the formalities. I get the answers I need eventually. Sometimes it takes a bit longer, or you have to go through more steps than you hoped for. In the end, they get to it. It probably has a few more layers than other technical support I’ve used. I have been able to get to engineers faster and more directly with other vendors.Initial Setup:I was involved in the setup. It was good. We had someone from HPE come in to help us and that was useful. You have to learn the product and use it. It was a straightforward installation.Other Solutions Considered:We've got Dell blades. I'm a little bit more biased because I've used them and I'm more familiar with them. I still prefer the HPE blades. We chose HPE over Dell because the interface manager seemed more intuitive with HPE. Dell didn't seem to put it together as well.Other Advice:For what we use blades for, it was, and still is, the best solution. Although this is a great solution, you still need to look at the rest of the infrastructure to make the most of it. It's not just blades. You have to look at networking. You have to look at your storage in order to make the most use of it. It's taken us a more time to realize this. You want a whole solution. You have to look at it from end-to-end.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. December 31, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by It is easy to manage and to connect to your other infrastructure. Valuable Features:The HPE BladeSystem is a universal platform for server infrastructure. It is easy to manage and to connect to your other infrastructure, fiber channel network, and so on.Improvements to My Organization:It's mainly focused on management and reliability. It's a fairly reliable platform, almost no outages. It works perfectly.Room for Improvement:It could be improved in terms of management, in terms of uptime. When you do the firmware upgrades, it's not acceptable; we have downtime issues. It’s not good with that, but it's getting better and better.Stability Issues:It's very stable; just minor issues; no big issues.Scalability Issues:You scale within the enclosure. You get 16 servers and then you can buy extra enclosures. It's scalable.Technical Support:Technical support is OK. I'm not directly working with support myself, just indirectly. But from what I hear from the engineers, it's OK.Previous Solutions:We previously used other HPE servers, just the old ProLiant servers and other lines. We converted to BladeSystems and these products.Initial Setup:Initial setup is quite complex. You have to think before you start.Other Solutions Considered:We chose this solution quite a long time ago. I don’t remember what else we considered. We chose HPE because we were already an HPE customer.Other Advice:Invest in preparation. The HPE BladeSystems are being succeeded by the Synergy systems, announced last year. That's the successor, so look at that.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. December 19, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by It allows organisations to grow their clusters and environments by adding more blades to the enclosure. Valuable Features:The simplified design of the blades ensures a effeccient and repair including a replace in the event of a failure.Improvements to My Organization:Improves capacity and aids organizations in adapting to their growth.Room for Improvement:The profiles needs a complete rework, the way the profiles and networks are assigned to the blades isn’t user friendly and is often a hindranceStability Issues:We've had no issues with the performance.Scalability Issues:Excellent scalability, good flexibility from both a vertical and horizontal perspective.Other Advice:Consider implementing HP One-View into your environment to assist in addressing the complicated admin in some areas. Implement where possible a Use Standard to the chassis level, i.e. 1 chassis for hyper-v, 1 for SQL, etc... Segregate the networking set to the network where possible and avoid using the chassis profiles.Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:We have a Strategic Partnership with HP November 1, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by We started using it to standardize our infrastructure. Valuable Features:We used to have many physical servers spending energy and space in our data center. Now most of our servers are virtually running in a blade server infrastructure. We use the BladeSystem, ProLiant, and 3PAR for storage and we're trying to create a hybrid environment infrastructure. Also, OneView provides us with more visibility and you can manage what you can see.Improvements to My Organization:It's about standardizing the infrastructure. Now we're only using one physical infrastructure and one software platform for the management.Room for Improvement:It would be nice if it could integrate with cloud systems.Stability Issues:We never have downtime caused by this solution. Mainly when we have a downtime it's caused by a planned maintenance or something similar.Scalability Issues:When we need to grow, we just buy another BladeSystem and ProLiant, then add it to the system. It's modular, so we can simply add in devices when we need.Technical Support:We have a TS contract with an HPE partner.Previous Solutions:We were using many different servers and we needed to standardize our infrastructure.Implementation Team:Tecnasa installed the system for us.Other Advice:You will need to determine you parameters and your requirements so you can decide which products will best fit your needs.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. July 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by The way it's designed, you just slide whatever modules you're putting in there and it's pretty much done. Valuable Features:* It's easy to perform an upgrade* The failover solutions* The blade enclosure system* The way it's designed* Failover for network connectivity* Storage uplinks* = it's a pretty solid system.I really love the service. We have the HPE care packs - supported contracts are 24/7 response time. It's the piece of mind that if my hardware were to ever fail, I'd be back up and running quickly.We've used it for a couple of years already and we're really happy with the product.Improvements to My Organization:It's more about the redundancy. Like I said, their uptime has to be pretty much all the time. They can't really afford to have any down time. The reliability that HPE offers means the BladeSystem are a perfect fit for the company.Room for Improvement:I believe there's a product called HPE OneView that I'm really interested in looking into. Right now we run off of iLO connections or we manage our servers through virtual connects. It would be nice to get them all unified into just one display and then monitor everything from there.Stability Issues:I've never had any issues with the BladeSystems. There's never been a situation where we were down completely. Actually, the experience has been pretty reassuring in that sense. I'm very comfortable with the product.Technical Support:It's outstanding.Other Solutions Considered:We've been an HPE shop for a while. We know the service that HPE offers, so there really wasn't a need to explore another company in regards to blade systems. We are happy with HPE, and for now we're going to stick with them.Other Advice:The product is really simple to install. The way it's designed, you just slide whatever modules you're putting in there and it's pretty much done. HPE give it the iLO IP and you're ready to manage. Once you have it, there's not much advice I can give. It'll work and do the trick.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. July 25, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by It's been easy from an upgrade perspective and maintenance. Valuable Features:We like the wire once approach. We've had to do very little maintenance on the backend connectivity components. We really have been able to basically leave our fiber and Ethernet connections alone. I think in our ten years on two BladeSystem enclosures, we've done one infield upgrade, to raise our capacity limits on Ethernet and fiber channel. But really, the same enclosures have been doing fantastic for that entire time.Room for Improvement:We had a lot of work to do from a management perspective as an administrator to ensure that we had the correct firmware and driver levels, and things like that, between servers. HPE fixed that when they introduced the service pack for ProLiant.Use of Solution:We've been a BladeSystem customer for probably 10 years.Stability Issues:Early on, I would say that it wasn't. They test all of the firmware and drivers together now, so when we do a deployment or upgrade for firmware, that service pack has been integration tested across all of the different generations and hardware components, so we've gotten a lot more stability out of the solution since they made that change, and that's something I will say across multiple different solutions. Sometimes if they identify a problem like that as a partner, they tend to try to correct it. It may take them some time to get it corrected, but we went through the same sort of thing with StoreOnce ... Early on we had some issues with the software releases and there were some inefficiencies that in a couple generations they had it worked out and they listened to customer feedback. They try to integrate that into their solutions. That's one of the things that keeps us as an HPE customer, because we do feel that communication and feedback gets heard.Scalability Issues:Multiple enclosures at scale can introduce challenges. That's one of the downsides of a ten year old technology. HPE is working on new solutions to really hit scale issues that they have encountered with BladeSystem, but it works fine for us. We are a small to medium sized enterprise, so we've not encountered any major issues with scalability where we are at, but we are running one enclosure per sight, so we're not really trying to do scale things.Technical Support:7/10 - it can be hit or miss. We get better luck with our premium support levels. We have a named TAM for some of our systems, that works out well. Escalation managers are always good. There is good technical talent, it's just sometimes hidden by first level support. That can be difficult and frustrating at times, but over ten years working with them, I would say today it's probably a little better than when I first started. Actually, I would say it's probably improved a good bit since I first started working with them, but it's still got some room to go.Initial Setup:BladeSystem setup was one of my first projects when I joined the company, there was a learning curve to it. It really actually was fairly straightforward except we were trying to do everything boot from SAN, and that added some complexity and learning curve. The actual hardware solution - it was fairly straightforward and made a lot of sense. Blades were brand new back then too, so it was a foreign concept, but it wasn't terrible. I would say maybe a a six out of ten or something initially, but if I had to do it now, it's probably a lot easier.Other Advice:It really gets the job done well. It's dense compute. We replaced an entire rack of equipment with ten use, twelve use, I can't remember how many use it is, but with a single BladeSystem. It really gets the job done. The management is easy, it's been easy from an upgrade perspective and maintenance. So, it works really well for us.Disclaimer: IT Central Station contacted the reviewer to collect the review and to validate authenticity. The reviewer was referred by the vendor, but the review is not subject to editing or approval by the vendor. July 4, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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. June 29, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by It allows organisations to grow their clusters and environments by adding more blades to the enclosure. Valuable Features:The simple design of blades makes it easy to perform a swapout in the event of a failure.Improvements to My Organization:It allows organisations to grow their clusters and environments by adding more blades to the enclosure.Room for Improvement:The profiles needs a complete rework, the way the profiles and networks are assigned to the blades isn’t user friendly and is often a hindranceStability Issues:We've had no issues with the performance.Scalability Issues:It's had good scalability, and you don’t have to fully populate from the onset and can grow as needed.Other Advice:The servers are mostly reliable, but the admin is overly complicated in certain areas. Try as far as possible to keep the chassis use the same, e.g. one chassis for Hyper-V, one chassis for SQL etc. Try also to keep the networking set on the network side and make as little use of the chassis profiles as possible.Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:We have a Strategic Partnership with HP May 25, 2016
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