HP ProLiant BL495c G5 Server Blade

HP Updated: 2008-09-20 RSS
HP ProLiant BL495c G5 Server Blade

The BL495c G5 virtualization blade eliminates the performance bottlenecks of a virtual machine host. Engineered with more memory and I/O than any other 2-processor blade server, this world's first virtualization blade maximizes the number and performance of VMs that you can deploy per blade.

The HP ProLiant BL495c Virtualization Blade is optimized for performance as a virtual machine host, with the features and options needed for enterprise datacenter environments.


* Up to two AMD Opteron 2300 Series processors with AMD Virtualization™ technology to improve performance in a virtual environment
* 16 DIMM slots, supporting up to 128GB of ECC 667MHz DDR2 registered memory
* Integrated dual-channel 10 GbE server adapter
* Dual-link AMD's HyperTransport™ interconnection between processors


* Integrated dual-port 10 GbE adapter for maximum I/O
* Additional I/O expansion with 2 mezzanine slots, with optional Fibre Channel, Ethernet networking, and InfiniBand mezzanine cards


* Integrated Lights-Out 2 (iLO 2) Management for unprecedented, high-speed management including virtual KVM and graphical remote console at no additional cost
* HP Power Regulator provides an innovative operating system-independent power management feature for server power consumption and system performance to meet critical business needs
* HP Insight Control Environment for HP BladeSystem provides comprehensive system health, remote control, vulnerability scanning and patch management as well as flexible deployment and power management in an easy to install software suite


* Low voltage processor and memory options targeted at most optimal performance per U and performance per watt resulting in cooler, power-optimized systems
* 2 ports for low-power Solid State Drives (SSD) in 32GB and 64GB capacities
* Direct-attach blades for additional local storage, data protection, or PCI card expansion

Virtual machine host for Enterprise datacenters

* Unmatched capacity for virtual machines
* Fast-to-deploy virtualization with HP ProLiant iVirtualization, including the HP integrated Citrix XenServer

Memory-intensive BI and data warehousing applications

* Scale-out BI with Microsoft SQL server or Oracle RAC (Real Application Clusters)
* Data Warehousing solutions based on SQL Server 2008 or Oracle 10g