HP Integrity BL860c Server

HP Updated: 2008-09-20 RSS
HP Integrity BL860c Server

The HP Integrity BL860c server blade introduces the latest generation HP Integrity capabilities to the BladeSystem c-Class customer. HP-UX and OpenVMS operating environments, in addition to Integrity Linux and Integrity Windows, are now available in the BladeSystem c-Class. The HP Integrity BL860c server blade is a two socket full-height blade server featuring three models of the latest Intel ® Itanium®2 dual-core processors supported by up to 48GB memory (12 DIMM slots). The BL860c features four Gigabit Ethernet ports standard, support for three standard c-Class I/O mezzanine cards and up to two internal SFF SAS hot plug disk drives. The HP Integrity BL860c server blade coexists with ProLiant server blades and StorageWorks storage blades within the c-Class enclosure.


Designed to support mission critical application demands, the HP Integrity BL860c server blade brings the industry leading reliability, availability and security found in all HP Integrity servers to HP BladeSystem c-Class. The BL860c offers dual-core Itanium® 2 processing power, impressive expansion, and management tools that make it easy to deploy and maintain.


* Up to two of the latest dual-core Intel® Itanium® 2 processors
* Up to 48GB PC4200 DDR-SDRAM via 12 DIMM slots
* High performance HP zx2 chip set


* Two hot -plug SFF SAS disk drives
* Four integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports are - standard
* Three mezzanine expansion slots to support a wide variety of I/O mezzanine cards simultaneously


* Integrity Lights Out 2 (iLO 2) Advanced Pack is standard with the BL860c and offers unprecedented ease in advanced remote server management. The Blade Edition includes virtual KVM and graphical remote console at no additional cost
* HP Systems Insight Manager (SIM) helps IT organizations save time with simple and reliable hardware infrastructure provisioning monitoring and control


* BL860c utilizes the shared communications infrastructure of c-Class including HP's innovative Virtual Connect technologies
* Take advantage of the three mezzanine expansion slots by adding Fibre Channel, Infiniband connectivity
* Support for BladeSystem c-Class Interconnect Modules including HP Virtual Connect

Large Enterprise data centers

* The HP Integrity BL860c server blade offers extensive high-availability features to safeguard your data integrity, improve application availability, and reduce planned maintenance time
* HP's Integrity Virtual Server Environment or VSE lets you create a pool of virtual servers within a BL860c server that can grow or shrink based on your business priorities by using industry-leading integration of intelligent control with partitioning, and high availability utilizing HP ServiceGuard. Global Workload Manager (gWLM), an intelligent policy engine that automatically allocates resources among multiple workloads, is available with the BL860c
* The superior floating point capabilities of the Itanium® 2 utilized in the BL860c are ideal for high performance and technical computing requirements

Mainstream/mid-sized data centers and departments, branch offices

* Enterprise performance and reliability at an affordable price
* BL860c is an ideal platform for replicated and distributed computing applications for industries such a retail, distribution as well as communications and financial services
* BL860c is ideal for the database tier of multi-tiered enterprises applications such as SAP, and Oracle Enterprise Applications

Ideal applications

* BL860c and BladeSystem c-Class offers a powerful virtualization engine for application consolidation, especially in IT organizations utilizing HP-UX and OpenVMS operating environments
* BL860c is ideal low-cost platform for utilization as a test and development platform for IT organizations utilizing HP-UX, OpenVMS or Integrity Windows on Integrity mid-range and cell-based systems