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HP ProLiant BL280c G6 server blade includes:

  • Processor:
    • Up to two (2) Intel® Xeon® 5600 or 5500 series processors
    • Intel® 5500 chipset
  • Memory:
    • Twelve (12) DIMM slots
    • Up to 192GB memory with PC3-10600 (DDR3) Registered (RDIMM) memory, operating at 1066MHz when fully populated at 2 DIMMs per Channel in 12 slots.
    • Up to 48GB, using PC3-10600 DDR3 Unbuffered (UDIMM) memory, operating at 1066MHz when fully populated at 2 DIMMs per Channel in 12 slots
    • 1333MHz available when fully populated 2 DIMMs per Channel with ROM update via ROM Based Setup Utility (RBSU).
  • Internal Drive Support:
    • Up to two (2) small form factor (SFF) HP Solid State Drives (SSD) For ProLiant Server Blades
    • Up to two (2) small form factor (SFF) SATA or SAS Non-Hot Plug hard disk drives
  • Storage Controller:
    • HP Embedded SATA RAID Controller
      NOTE: This is a chip set SATA RAID controller. It supports RAID 0 and 1 only and no Battery Backed Write Cache. User needs to enable the RAID option through HP RBSU (ROM Base Setup Utility) first before the RAID can be activated. Users also need to download the OS driver from the website for OS Array Monitoring.
  • Network Controller:
    • One (1) HP Integrated NC362i Dual Port Gigabit Server Adapter
    • Additional Ethernet adapter ports available via the mezzanine expansion slot
    • One (1) additional 10/100 network adapter dedicated to iLO 2 Management
  • Mezzanine Support:
    • Two (2) I/O expansion mezzanine slots
    • Supports up to two (2) additional mezzanine cards of your choice:
      • Dual-Port FlexFabric Adapter mezzanine options
      • Dual-Port Fibre Channel Mezzanine (4-Gb or 8-Gb) options for SAN connectivity 
      • Ethernet server adapter mezzanine options for additional network ports 
      • InfiniBand (IB) Mezzanine options for low latency and high bandwidth server interconnectivity
      • I/O Accelerator mezzanine options for high transaction rate local storage
      • SAS mezzanine option for external direct attach and shared SAS storage
  • Internal USB Support:
    • One (1) internal USB 2.0 connector for security key devices and USB drive keys
    • One (1) internal SD-HC card slot
  • Security - Trusted Platform Module:
    • One (1) internal TPM 1.2 module connector
  • Form Factor:
    • HP ProLiant BL280c is a half-height server blade that plugs into the BladeSystem c3000 and c7000 enclosures
      • 16 blades per c7000 (10u) enclosure
      • 8 blades per c3000 (6U) enclosure
  • Infrastructure Management:
    • This server blade requires the latest version of the Onboard Administrator firmware. This firmware release may also require other subsystem firmware upgrades. For information on the latest firmware versions, please see the Blades Firmware Maintenance website at:
    • Convenient slide-out Systems Insight Display for quick and easy front view server diagnostics, along with status LEDs, Automatic Server Recovery (ASR), ROM Based Setup Utility (RBSU)
    • HP Integrated Lights-Out 2 (iLO 2) management processor for simplified server setup, health monitoring and recovery, power and thermal control, and lights-out remote administration.
    • HP Insight Control, a product option, delivers essential infrastructure management that can help save time and money by making it easy to deploy, migrate, monitor, control and optimize your IT infrastructure through a single, simple management console. Insight Control supports both Windows and Linux-based central management servers.
    • HP Matrix Operating Environment, a product option, is an integrated command center that enables IT Staff personnel to continuously analyze and optimize a converged infrastructure, while automating and reducing the cost of common data center tasks by as much as 40 percent. This ultimately enables them to dynamically keep pace with the organization's changing business requirements.
  • Operating Systems:
    • Supports Windows, Linux, VMware, Solaris, and Citrix XenServer
  • Enclosures:
    • HP offers two different c-Class server blade enclosures to meet your individual needs:
      • The HP BladeSystem c7000 rack enclosure is 10U high and holds up to 16 ProLiant BL280c G6 servers plugged vertically.
      • The HP BladeSystem c3000 rack enclosure is 6U high and holds up to 8 HP ProLiant BL280c G6 servers plugged horizontally.
    • Server blades, storage blades, interconnect modules, power supplies, fans, and redundant Onboard Administrator modules are all designed to fit into the c3000 and c7000 enclosures.
    • For additional enclosure information, please see: