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HP ProLiant BL10e - Overview

Product Description

HP ProLiant BL10e Blade Server
The HP BL e-Class QuickBlade rack server system offers state-of-the-art performance, high availability, expanded functionality, and unsurpassed serviceability, in an ultra-dense 3U server blade enclosure.

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Product Features

ProLiant BL10e Server Blade
Feature
Description
Server Series
ProLiant BL e-Class
Processor Type
One of the following :
  • Intel Pentium III ULV 900MHz, 100HMz front side bus

  • Intel Pentium III ULV 800MHz, 100MHz front side bus

  • Intel Pentium III ULV 700MHz, 100MHz front side bus

Processor Cache
512K integrated level 2 cache.
Number of Processors
Single processor only
Server Chipset
ServerWorks LE3.0
Memory
1 - 512 MB PC133 MHz Registered ECC SDRAM DIMM. Expandable to 1 GB (2 DIMM slots total)
Expanson Slots
No PCI slots provided
System Management
Integrated Administrator Module
Storage
One of the following :
  • Hard Drive (1) 40GB ATA/100 5,400 rpm non-hot plug, (for 900MHz models)

  • Hard Drive (1) 40GB ATA/100 4,200 rpm non-hot plug, (for 800MHz models)

  • Hard Drive (1) 30GB ATA/100 4,200 rpm non-hot plug, (for 700MHz models)

LED Indicators
Power, NICs 1 and 2, HDD activity, Blue UID, Health
OS Support
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server

  • RedHat Linux

  • Microsoft .NET Server (when available)

Network Controller
Two embedded NC3163 10/100 Mb Fast Ethernet NICs with Wake on LAN (WOL)
Maintenance
Diagnostic port support for local keyboard/video/mouse and diskette drive via the Diagnostic Adapter Interface . Server blades also support USB keyboard and USB mouse attached via the Diagnostic Adapter. The following USB devices have been tested for use with the ProLiant BL10e and the Diagnostic Adapter.
  • USB Keyboard (P/N 222726-008)

  • USB Mouse (P/N 195255-B25)

  • USB Floppy Disk Drive (P/N 230330-B25)

  • USB CD ROM Drive (TEAC CD-210PU-00)

Form Factor
Plugs vertically into Compaq ProLiant BL e-Class Server Blade Enclosure
Service and Support
Compaq Services provides a wide range of service offerings, including a three-year, limited warranty on the ProLiant BL e-Class server blade enclosure and interconnect trays and a one-year, limited warranty on the ProLiant BL10e server blade. Warranties are fully supported by a worldwide network of resellers and service providers, toll-free 7 x 24 hardware technical phone support, and Pre-Failure Warranty coverage of hard drives, memory and processors. Disaster recovery services are available through partnership with Comdisco.

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ProLiant BL e-Class Server Enclosure
Feature
Description
Server Blade Enclosure Includes
  • 3U high rack-mountable chassis with 20 server blade bays. [ 1 ]

  • Rear bay for 1 of 3 Interconnect Tray configurations for network cable management (see below).
  • Integrated Administrator for remote, out-of-band monitoring and management
  • Diagnostic Adapter (for connecting keyboard, video, mouse and other devices locally to individual server blades)

  • ProLiant Essentials Foundation Pack for ProLiant BL Servers, includes the Compaq Insight Manager 7 and Management Agents CD and ProLiant Essentials Rapid Deployment Pack CD (trial version - 7-days, 10 nodes).

  • Fan cage with four (2+2 redundant) hot- plug fans

  • Dual (1+1 redundant) hot- plug power supplies (600 watts each), power cords

  • Server blade blanks (to fill 19 of the 20 server blade bays)

  • Rack mounting hardware for Compaq and third-party racks

  • Null-modem cable for serial connection to the Integrated Administrator 'Console' connector

  • Compaq Documentation CD

  • Server blade enclosure protected by Compaq Services, including a limited three year warranty with optional service uplifts available.

Rack Compatability
Mounts in Compaq, third-party, and Telco racks. Rack mounting hardware for Compaq and third-party racks ships standard with each server blade enclosure. Telco rack-mounting hardware is a separately available option kit.
Enclosure Size
  • 5.25 inches Height (3U), 17.5 inch Width, 28.35 inch Depth

  • Bays for up to 20 ProLiant BL10e server blades

Interconnect Tray[ 2 ]
Use one of the following (3) interconnect tray options:
  • RJ-45 Patch Panel (with 40 RJ-45 connectors)

  • RJ-21 Patch Panel (with 4 RJ-21 connectors)

  • ProLiant BL e-Class C-GbE Interconnect Switch (with 4 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks)[ 3 ]

Integrated Administrator Module[ 2 ]
  • Out-of-band local console and remote network access to the server blade enclosure and all 20 server blades via (one) RJ-45 10/100T Fast Ethernet and (one) RS-232 management connectors

  • Provides local and remote access to the interconnect switch command console and browser-based management interfaces

  • SNMP, Web (via HTTPS) and command-line interfaces (via Console connector, Telnet and Secure Shell)

  • Remotely power on/off/reboot server blades and enclosures

  • Remotely toggle on/off unit identification LEDs (UID) of server blades and enclosures

  • Monitors and controls the enclosure fans, temperature sensors, power supplies, interconnect switch and server blade status

  • Connect to each server blade’s serial text console (Microsoft .NET Server and Linux)

  • User administration for up to 25 users. Server blade bay privileges can be set on a per-user basis

  • Virtual NMI button generates non-maskable interrupt for crash debug and analysis

  • More than 100 scriptable commands enable automated management

  • Enables full control over server blade's Power-On Self Test (POST) and boot process, including the ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU)

  • Selective enabling of all protocols, such as Telnet

  • Logging of operating system console, server blade and enclosure hardware events, user actions and invalid login attempts

  • Emergency server blade enclosure shutdown caused by a critical temperature

  • Enclosure Link (2) connectors reserved for future use. [ 4 ]

Diagnostic Adapter Interface
Provides the ProLiant BL10e server blade with diagnostic LEDs, buttons and the following external ports.
  • 1 - PS/2 Mouse

  • 1 - PS/2 Keyboard

  • 1 -VGA Video

  • 1 - Serial

  • 2 - USB

Redundant Power Supplies
Dual, 1+1 redundant hot-plug, 600 Watt power supplies
Redundant Cooling Fans
Four, 2+2 redundant hot-plug fans
Industry Standard Compliance
  • ACPI 1.0b compliant

  • SDG 3.0 compliant

  • Microsoft Logo certifications

  • MIB-II (RFC 1213), Bridge MIB (RFC 1493), Interface MIB (RFC 2233), 801.1Q MIB (RFC 2684), RMON1 MIB (RFC 1757) groups 1, 2, 3, and 9, and Ethernet MIB (RFC1643) (ProLiant BL e-Class C-GbE Interconnect Switch interconnect tray option)

  • IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.1D, IEEE 802.1p, IEEE 802.3ac and 802.1Q, IEEE 802.1Q, and IEEE 802.3x (ProLiant BL e-Class C-GbE Interconnect Switch interconnect tray option)

  • SNMP v1 (RFC 1157) and RMON v1 (RFC 1757) groups 1, 2, 3, and 9 (ProLiant BL e-Class C-GbE Interconnect Switch interconnect tray option)

System Management
  • Compaq Insight Manager 7

  • ROM Based Setup Utility (RBSU)

  • Automatic Server Recovery (ASR-2)

  • Enclosure Self Recovery (ESR)

  • Advanced Configuration and Power Interface Specification Ready (ACPI)

  • Server Blade and Enclosure Health Logs

  • Compaq Redundant Power Supply Utility

  • Compaq Power Down Utility

  • Pre-Failure Warranty (covers processors, hard drives and memory)

  • Compaq Interconnect Switch Management System and Utilities (included with the ProLiant BL e-Class C-GbE Interconnect Switch interconnect tray option)

Availability
  • Redundant Hot-Plug Power Supplies (ProLiant BL e-Class Server Blade Enclosure)

  • Redundant Hot-Plug Fans (ProLiant BL e-Class Server Blade Enclosure)

  • ECC Memory (ProLiant BL10e Server Blade)

  • Redundant ROM (ProLiant BL10e Server Blade)

  • Dual network communication paths to each server blade using redundant, non-blocking layer 2 switch modules with redundant inter-module communication links (ProLiant BL e-Class C-GbE Interconnect Switch interconnect tray option)

  • Two redundant uplink ports per each interconnect switch module (ProLiant BL e-Class C-GbE Interconnect Switch interconnect tray option)

  • Spanning tree protocol for loop-free path redundancy (ProLiant BL e-Class C-GbE Interconnect Switch interconnect tray option)

Security
  • Power-on password

  • Administrators password

  • Multilevel username and password for web and men-driven interfaces (ProLiant BL e-Class C-GbE Interconnect Switch interconnect tray option)

  • Telnet and menu driven interface configurable time-out period (ProLiant BL e-Class C-GbE Interconnect Switch interconnect tray option)

  • Up to 64 IEEE 802.1Q tagged VLANs per interconnect switch module (ProLiant BL e-Class C-GbE Interconnect Switch interconnect tray option)

Service and Support
Compaq Services provides a wide range of service offerings, including a three-year, limited warranty on the ProLiant BL e-Class server blade enclosure and interconnect trays and a one-year, limited warranty on the ProLiant BL10e server blade. Warranties are fully supported by a worldwide network of resellers and service providers, toll-free 7 x 24 hardware technical phone support, and Pre-Failure Warranty coverage of hard drives, memory and processors. Disaster recovery services are available through partnership with Comdisco.[ 5 ]
Note 1 : The ProLiant BL e-Class server blade enclosure can also be purchased bundled with 20 node licenses for Rapid Deployment Pack at 50% of the standard license price.
Note 2 : Each interconnect tray includes the Integrated Administrator module.
Note 3 : A free firmware upgrade is provided for the C-GbE Interconnect switch to provide enhanced management and deployment functionality.
Note 4 : The enclosure link (RJ-45) connectors on the interconnect tray are not to be used. Connecting an external device to these enclosure link (RJ-45) connecters may damage your external device.
Note 5 : Certain restrictions and exclusions apply. Consult the Compaq Customer Support Center at 1-800-345-1518 for details.

Blade Server Environment

The ProLiant BL10e server system offers the following key technological advantages:

  • Modularity

  • Up to 280 server blades (280 processors) in a 42U rack.

  • 14 enclosures times 20 blades per enclosure = 280 server blades.

  • Integrated management.

  • Rapid deployment and redeployment.

  • Snap-in, tool-less installation of rack components and servers.

  • Reduced number of rack components.

  • RJ-21 patch panel option to minimize network cabling.

  • Power efficiency in an Intel ultra-low voltage processor.

  • Remote management and web-based systems management, including headless operation.

  • Support for Altiris eXpress Deployment Server.

  • Drag and drop operating system and software installation.

  • Fully automated scripting support.

  • Configuration flexibility and scalability.

  • Support for partial rack and partial enclosure installations.

  • Compatibility with Telco and third-party racks.

  • High availability.

  • Hot-plug redundant power configuration.

  • Redundant hot-plug fans.

  • Redundant NICs.

  • Rapid servicing.

  • Modular component design enables easy upgrades and service.

  • Major components accessible from the front, rear, and top of the enclosure.

  • In-rack diagnostic pluggable methods.

  • FRU (for the ProLiant BL 10e server blades and associated equipment only).

Link to Warranty Information

Click here for additional information regarding worldwide limited warranty and technical support available at: http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/platforms/warranty/index.html

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