HP Integrity BL870c Server

HP Updated: 2008-09-20 RSS
HP Integrity BL870c Server

The HP Integrity BL870c 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 BL870c server blade is a four socket full-height server blade featuring three models of the latest Intel ® Itanium® 9100 series dual-core processors supported by up to 192GB memory (24 DIMM slots). The BL870c features four Gigabit Ethernet ports standard, support for three standard c-Class I/O mezzanine cards and up to four internal SFF SAS hot plug disk drives. The HP Integrity BL870c 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 BL870c server blade brings the industry leading reliability, availability and security found in all HP Integrity servers to HP BladeSystem c-Class. The BL870c offers dual-core Itanium® processing capabilities, impressive memory expansion, and management tools that make it easy to deploy and maintain.


* Up to four of the latest dual-core Intel® Itanium® 9100 series processors
* Up to 192GB DDR-SDRAM via 24 DIMM slots
* High performance HP zx2 chip set


* Four hot -plug SFF SAS disk drives
* 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 BL870c 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


* BL870c 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 and Infiniband connectivity as well as support for additional GbE NIC expansion
* Support for BladeSystem c-Class Interconnect Modules including HP Virtual Connect

Large Enterprise data centers

* The HP Integrity BL870c server blade offers extensive high-availability features to enhance 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 BL870c 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 BL870c
* The superior floating point capabilities of the Itanium® utilized in the BL870c 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
* BL870c is an ideal platform for replicated and distributed computing applications for industries such a retail, distribution as well as communications and financial services
* BL870c is ideal for the database tier of multi-tiered enterprises applications such as SAP, and Oracle Enterprise Applications

Ideal applications

* BL870c and BladeSystem c-Class offers a powerful virtualization engine for application consolidation, especially in IT organizations utilizing HP-UX and OpenVMS operating environments
* BL870c is ideal low-cost platform for utilization as a test and development platform for IT organizations utilizing HP-UX, OpenVMS, Integrity Windows or Integrity Linux on Integrity cell-based systems