The HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8 is the new entry level dual-socket half-height offering in the blade server portfolio, designed for cost-optimized performance, high availability, and enterprise-level management. The BL420c Gen8 delivers up to 384GB of memory and 1600MHz speeds via 12 DIMMs, flexible networking options via FlexibleLOMs, enhanced I/O expansion slots, and two choices of Smart Array controllers, delivering the performance and versatility needed in an enterprise data center.
HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8 Server, supports HP iLO Management Engine, a complete set of embedded management features supporting the complete lifecycle of the server, from initial deployment, through ongoing management, to service alerting and remote support. HP iLO Management Engine is standard on all HP ProLiant Gen8 Servers and it includes: HP iLO, HP Intelligent Provisioning (previously known as SmartStart), HP Agentless Management, HP Active Health System and HP embedded Remote Support.
Redefining the Customer Experience
User-inspired design features that anticipate your needs and virtually eliminates common issues that result in downtime include HP SmartDrives and the HP Smart Socket guide.
Integrated Lifecycle Automation, an industry first, provides embedded provisioning tools, Active Health monitoring, and system maintenance capabilities standard on all ProLiant servers and built using the industry-leading HP iLO Management Engine.
Dynamic Workload Acceleration delivers smarter data protection for ever-increasing drive capacities, real-time workload-aware analysis to optimize and adapt storage performance, and 6X faster solid state performance versus previous generation.
Automated Energy Optimization improves the server's ability to analyze and respond to "3D Sea of Sensors" data within the server as well as self-identify location and inventory through HP Insight Control for maximum workload optimization across the entire data center.
Intuitive, Configurable Management System Eliminates Tedious, Time-Consuming Tasks
HP Intelligent Provisioning takes strengths from products like HP SmartStart, HP Smart Update Manager and HP Service Pack for ProLiant, enhances them with the latest ease of use features and places them where you can use them instantly - on the system board.
Agentless hardware monitoring and alerting capabilities are built into the server with HP Agentless Management. Starts working the moment that a power cord and an Ethernet cable is connected to the enclosure.
HP Active Health System provides 24x7 continuous health monitoring, 100% configuration change logging and faster problem analysis with HP Service and Support. Start problem analysis 5x faster using unified diagnostic tools with secure data transfer to HP Service and Support.
Improved Application, Storage, and I/O Performance
HP SmartMemory has unmatched performance, quality and manageability advantages above industry standards memory. Supports RDIMM, UDIMM and LRDIMM with up to 384GB capacity and 192GB capacity at 1600MHz. SmartMemory in the BL420c Gen8 delivers up to 33% more memory capacity over previous generations.
Storage Controller choices between HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i Controller with options for cache and SAS license upgrades OR HP Smart Array P220i controller with 512MB Flash Backed Write Cache: Support for HP Smart Storage and HP SmartDrives. Choice of two (2) 2.5-inch SFF SAS, SATA, SSD drives.
PCIe 3.0 technology provides improved latency and up to 400% the bandwidth per I/O expansion slot compared to ProLiant BL280c G6. The server's x16 PCIe 3.0 Type B I/O expansion slot supports the highest performing mezzanine option cards, now and into the future.
HP FlexibleLOM provides the ability to customize server networking today and the ability to meet future needs without overhauling server hardware. Provides choice of bandwidth and fabric (Ethernet, FCoE, InfiniBand), supports WOL, and provides a shared iLO port for ease of use.
Built for Serviceability in Mind
Improved access to mezzanine cards enables quicker removal and easy access to the new FlexibleLOM card. The DIMM tool included inside every ProLiant BL420c Gen8 makes the removal and insertion of individual DIMMs even easier.
The Health Status LED on the server blade and the Location LED on the HP Smart Drives allow for quick visibility to issues or blades that need to be located and serviced.
The HP Smart Socket Guide provides ease and simplicity of processor installation or upgrade.
The FlexibleLOM and Smart Array controllers were designed with easy lift and remove handles.
*Except where noted, all prices are estimated U.S. HP prices. Actual prices from other locations or websites may vary.
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