Where can I find detailed information on the BL465c Gen8 specifications and supported options?
The BL465c Gen8 QuickSpecs identifies the server specifications and provides a list of supported options from HP.
What options are available for the ProLiant BL465c Gen8 Server Blade?
Key BL465c Gen8 options include:
- Up to two AMD Opteron™ 6200 or 6300 Series processors, 4/8/12/16 cores
- LRDIMM and RDIMM memory kits with low voltage options
- Wide variety of hot plug SAS, SATA, SAS SSD, and SATA SSD hard drives
- FlexibleLOM for choice of "embedded" adapter ports
- Complete portfolio of mezzanine expansion cards
- Tape, storage, and PCI adapter expansion blades
- TPM security module
- USB flash media drive and Micro SDHC flash card for integrated hypervisors
- HP Care Pack Service and Support options and upgrades
- Systems Management options and upgrades
- High performance cluster and operating system software
- HP BladeSystem c3000 and c7000 enclosures and enclosure options
For a complete list of supported options please review the BL465c Gen8 QuickSpecs
What key improvements does the HP ProLiant BL465c Gen8 Server Blade provide over the ProLiantBL465c G7?
Key BL465c Gen8 improvements over the BL465c G7 include:
- Improved memory performance and power
- Superior, cloud-ready management
- Advanced, change-ready I/O capabilities
- Upgraded storage features and performance
What operating systems are supported on the HP ProLiant BL465c Gen8?
Operating system support includes:
- Microsoft Windows Server
- Linux (Red Hat, SUSE, Ubuntu)
- Oracle Solaris
- Citrix XenServer
- Community and regional Linux distributions (Note: support is per the community and regional Linux distribution vendor)
For a complete and up-to-date listing of supports OS's and versions, please visit the HP OS Support Matrix at http://www.hp.com/go/supportos
What is the new HP iLO Management Engine?
The HP iLO Management Engine provides a very comprehensive 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 comes standard on all HP ProLiant Gen8 Servers. For more information, visit http://www.hp.com/go/ilo.
What is the warranty on the HP ProLiant BL465c Gen8 Server Blade?
The server is supported with a worldwide limited warranty featuring 3-years of parts, labor, and onsite service. In addition processors, memory, and hard drives are also covered by HP's pre-failure warranty.
For a complete description of your warranty, visit
What service offerings are recommended for the HP ProLiant BL465c Gen8 Server Blade?
In addition to extended hardware and software technical support options, HP recommends specific services for deployment, consultancy, and remote support for HP BladeSystem.
Deployment: HP BladeSystem Infrastructure Installation and Start Up provides efficient and effective infrastructure setup, server deployment, and management
Consultancy and Expertise: Proactive Select is a flexible, very cost effective way to purchase consultancy services, and couple them with appropriate hardware and software support services if required. Service solution is purchased as Service Credits providing flexibility with reduced complexity.
For a complete list of Support Services that are available, visit
What type of memory works with the ProLiant BL465c Gen8 Server Blade?
The server supports DDR3 Load Reduced DIMMs (LRDIMMs) at 1.35V to 1333MHz and Registered DIMMs (RDIMMs) at 1.25V, 1.35V, or 1.5V up to 1600MHz.
Note that RDIMMs and LRDIMMs cannot be mixed.
With its 16 DIMM slots, the server can support up to a maximum of 512GB of memory.
For more information on memory options, see the BL465c Gen8 QuickSpecs.
What new management features are available on all Gen8 Servers?
The new iLO Management Engine provides iLO (version 4), Intelligent Provisioning,
Active Health System, Agentless Management and Remote Support features built-in to every server to simplify server setup, engage health monitoring, power and thermal control, and promote remote administration.
System Insight Manager (SIM) and Insight Control Manager continue to provide the essential infrastructure management that speeds server deployment, proactively manages health, improves power management, and offers control from any web browser – now on broader selection of supported operating environments
Now that SmartStart CDs and the Smart Update Firmware DVDs are no longer shipping with Gen8 Servers, how do customers get their drivers and firmware?
Server drivers and firmware are preloaded on your ProLiant Gen8 Server in the embedded Intelligent Provisioning portion of iLO Management Engine.? The Intelligent Provisioning feature of your ProLiant Gen8 Server replaces the 2 SmartStart CDs that contained the ProLiant Support Packs (PSP) and the Firmware DVD. It is a single-server deployment tool embedded in all HP ProLiant Gen8 Servers. Use Intelligent Provisioning for the following:
- Installing Microsoft Windows, Red Hat and SUSE Linux, and VMware operating systems
- Performing maintenance-related tasks such as firmware updates, iLO configuration, and configuring Smart Array using ACU
To access Intelligent Provisioning, power up the HP ProLiant Gen8 Server and press the F10 key during system boot.
For more information about using Intelligent Provisioning, see your server setup poster, or the HP Intelligent Provisioning User Guide on the HP website (http://www.hp.com/go/intelligentprovisioning
How are driver, system software and firmware updates handled with the HP ProLiant BL465c Gen8 Server Blade?
The Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) replaces ProLiant Support Packs and the Firmware DVD not only for your ProLiant Gen8 Server but for most earlier generation servers as well. The Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) contains all ProLiant server and BladeSystem drivers, systems software, and firmware ?needed to perform server updates whether it is on a single system or thousands of servers. The SPP uses HP Smart Update Manager (HP?SUM) to deploy firmware, driver, and system software components. For more information about HP SUM, the SPP, and downloading the SPP, please go to:
- HP SPP & HP SUM landing page: www.hp.com/go/simple-fw-sw
- HP Service Pack for ProLiant: www.hp.com/go/spp
- SPP?downloads: www.hp.com/go/spp/download
- SPP Documentation: www.hp.com/go/spp/documentation
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