HPE ProLiant BL660c Server Blade

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HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 Server Blade is ideal for virtualization, database, business processing, and other 4 processor (4P) applications where fine-tuning of data center space and price/performance is paramount. Focused on flexibility, it offers more storage options, faster I/O, and more powerful processing to meet any workload needs at a low TCO. All of this is managed by HPE OneView, the converged management platform that accelerates IT service delivery and boosts business performance. Supporting the Intel Xeon E5-4600 v3 or v4 processors, the BL660c Gen9 Server Blade redefines density-optimized 4-socket blade technology without compromising on performance. HPE DDR4 SmartMemory offers up to a 33%, 1 performance increase from our previous generation. Additional support includes support for 2 Non-Volatile Memory express (NVMe) SSDs, tiered array controller options, 12 Gb/s SAS, 20Gb FlexibleLOM NICs, M.2, and USB 3.0.

What’s new

  • E5-4600 v4 Intel Xeon processors and HPE 2400MT/s DDR4 SmartMemory.
  • Support for 2 NVMe SSDs for high performance caching
  • Optional 120GB dual M.2 kit
  • Support for 2400 MT/s DDR4 memory
  • HPE PCIe Workload Accelerators for up to 3.2TB of flash based cache
  • 4 SFF Drive bays
  • Upto 4 SFF drives, internal USB 3.0, optional dual micro-SD, and optional M.2 support deliver a variety of system boot options.

Product features

Ideal 4-socket dense form factor without compromising on performance, scalability, and expandabilityThe HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 Server Blade delivers four socket (4S) computing in a single-wide, full-height form factor. It has support for two or four cost-effective Intel Xeon E5-4600 v3 or v4 processors each with up to 22 cores and 135 W without system configuration restrictions.Provides the flexibility to optimize users core IT applications with right-sized storage for users workload, lowering TCO; all managed by HPE OneView, the converged management platform that accelerates IT service delivery and boosts business performance.The HPE Gen9 FlexibleLOM solution for users choice of 10Gb or 20Gb FlexFabric port.Supports four Small Form Factor (SFF) drive bays for increased internal storage capacity.
Improved memory, storage, and I/O performanceThe HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 Server Blade delivers up to 21%, 2 performance increases with Intel Xeon E5-4600 v4 processors.HPE DDR4 SmartMemory at 2400 MT/s (Up to 4TB with 12GB Dual in-line Memory Modules (DIMMs)): +33% throughput compared to competition and 35% lower power consumption than 1.5 V DDR3 at the same bin speed.Optional support for up to two SFF NVMe Solid State Disks (SSDs) for additional performance.Optional HPE Smart Array P246br storage controller with 1GB Flash Write Back Cache (FWBC) DDR3 at 1866 MHz improves storage performance for demanding workloads.
Flexibility to configure for users specific workload for reduced TCOThe HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 Server Blade delivers tiered storage controller options (HPE Smart Array P246br controller or the HPE Dynamic Smart Array B140i controller) for increased deployment flexibility.Every BL660c Gen9 Server Blade includes USB 3.0, optional dual Micro-SD, two SFF drives, 12Gb SAS and optional 64GB or 120GB M.2 support for configuration variety of system boot options at an optimal price.Both Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) and Legacy BIOS modes available for increased configuration and deployment versatility.
Transforming business economics by accelerating service deliveryHPE OneView provides the HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 Server Blade with the Power of a single comprehensive view of the data center, managing hardware, software, firmware, and drivers.HPE Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) software features server lifecycle management advancements including iLO federation, which remotely manages groups of servers at scale with built-in rapid discovery of all iLOs, group configurations, group health status, and ability to determine iLO licenses.
ProcessorOne of the following depending on model:E5-4600 v4 Series processorsHPE BL660c Gen9 Intel Xeon E5-4610v4 (1.8 GHz/10-core/25MB/105 W)HPE BL660c Gen9 Intel Xeon E5-4620v4 (2.1 GHz/10-core/25MB/105 W)HPE BL660c Gen9 Intel Xeon E5-4640v4 (2.1 GHz/12-core/30MB/105 W)HPE BL660c Gen9 Intel Xeon E5-4650v4 (2.2 GHz/14-core/35MB/105 W)HPE BL660c Gen9 Intel Xeon E5-4660v4 (2.2 Hz/16-core/40MB/120 W)HPE BL660c Gen9 Intel Xeon E5-4669v4 (2.2 GHz/22-core/55MB/135 W)HPE BL660c Gen9 Intel Xeon E5-4667v4 (2.2 GHz/18-core/45MB/135 W)HPE BL660c Gen9 Intel Xeon E5-4627v4 (2.6 GHz/10-core/25MB/135 W)HPE BL660c Gen9 Intel Xeon E5-4655v4 (2.5 GHz/8-core/30MB/135 W)E5-4600 v3 Series processorsHPE BL660c Gen9 Intel Xeon E5-4610v3 (1.7 GHz/10-core/25MB/105 W)HPE BL660c Gen9 Intel Xeon E5-4620v3 (2.0 GHz/10-core/25MB/105 W)HPE BL660c Gen9 Intel Xeon E5-4640v3 (1.7 GHz/12-core/30MB/105 W)HPE BL660c Gen9 Intel Xeon E5-4650v3 (2.1 GHz/12-core/30MB/105 W)HPE BL660c Gen9 Intel Xeon E5-4660v3 (2.1 Hz/14-core/35MB/120 W)HPE BL660c Gen9 Intel Xeon E5-4669v3 (2.1 GHz/18-core/45MB/135 W)HPE BL660c Gen9 Intel Xeon E5-4667v3 (2.0 GHz/16-core/40MB/135 W)HPE BL660c Gen9 Intel Xeon E5-4627v3 (2.6 GHz/10-core/45MB/135 W)HPE BL660c Gen9 Intel Xeon E5-4655v3 (2.9 GHz/6-core/30MB/135 W)
NOTE:For the maximum supported memory speeds for each processor listed above, for more information, refer the memory speed by processor model table in the memory section of the QuickSpecs.DDR4 speed is the maximum memory speed of the processor. Actual memory speed may depend on the quantity and type of DIMMs installed.Supports 2 or 4 processors. Mixing different processor models is not supported.For the Intel C610 Chipset E5-4600 v3 or v4 Series, the letter preceding the model number indicates the Product Line (E3, E5, E7); 4600x, 4 = number of CPUs in a Node, 6 is socket/segment designation, 00 = Processor SKU, and x = L for low power SKUs.All processors within the server must be identical.The processor model as well as the memory configuration determines the maximum speed memory can operate.Intel hyper threading is supported on all processors except E5-4627v3 and E5-4627v4.
Cache memoryOne of the following depending on model:55MB (1 x 55MB) L3 cache145MB (1 x 45MB) L3 cache240MB (1 x 40MB) L3 cache335MB (1 x 35MB) L3 cache430MB (1 x 30MB) L3 cache525MB (1 x 25MB) L3 cache6
NOTE:E5-4669v4 processorsE5-4669v3 and E5-4667v4 processorsE5-4667v3 and E5-4660v4 processorsE5-4660v3 and E5-4650v4 processorsE5-4640v3, E5-4650v3, E5-4655v3, E5-4640v4, and E5-4655v4 processorsE5-4627v3, E5-4610v3, E5-4620v3, E5-4610v4, E5-4620v4, and E5-4627v4 processors
UpgradeabilityUpgradeable to four (4) processors
ChipsetIntel C610 series chipsetIntel E5-4600v3 and v4 processor families
On system management chipsetHPE iLO (Firmware HPE iLO4 2.0), 4GB NAND with 1GB USB user space configurable VIA UEFI and accessible VIA iLO
Memory protectionAdvanced ECCMemory online spare mode (Rank spare mode)
MemoryTypeHPE SmartMemory DDR4 Load Reduced Dual in-line Memory Module (LRDIMM), or Registered Dual in-line Memory Module (RDIMM)Standard (Pre-configured models)128GB (4 x 32GB) DDR4 2133 MT/s RDIMMs at 1.2 V128GB (8 x 16GB) DDR4 2133 MT/s RDIMMs at 1.2 V64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4 2133 MT/s RDIMMs at 1.2 V128GB (4 x 32GB) DDR4 2400 MT/s LRDIMMs at 1.2 V64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4 2400 MT/s RDIMMs at 1.2 VMaximum (LRDIMM)4TB (32 x 128GB) up to 2400 MT/s at 1.2 VMaximum (RDIMM)1TB (32 x 32GB) up to 2133 MT/s at 1.2 V512GB (32 x 16GB) up to 2400 MT/s at 1.2 V
Network controllerOne (1) or two (2) 20Gb 2-port FlexFabric FLB adapter, 10Gb 2-port HPE FlexFabric FLB adapter, or 10Gb 2-port Ethernet FLB adapter1One (1) HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB FlexibleLOM2One (1) HPE FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650FLB FlexibleLOM2Standard iLO network controller: One (1) 10/100 Mb/s port for the HPE iLO 4 to onboard administrator link.The onboard administrator (With 10/100/1000 Mb/s) to BladeSystem link is 1 Gb/s.
NOTE:Supports FCoE, TCP/IP offload engine, hardware-based accelerated iSCSI, iSCSI boot, and autosensing 10/1 GbE.Each port is autosensing the speed and can interoperate with 1Gb HPE BladeSystem c-Class interconnect components. Both ports will operate at the same speed.FlexFabric capabilities require the use of an HPE Virtual connect FlexFabric or Flex10/10D module.Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) is supported with HPE interconnects.
Expansion slotsThree (3) I/O expansion mezzanine slots:x16 PCIe 3.0 Type A (Supports type A mezzanine cards) (Expansion slot 1)1x16 PCIe 3.0 Type B (Supports type A and Type B mezzanine cards (Expansion slots 2 and 3)2Mezzanine card options include:Dual-port 20Gb FlexFabric, dual-port 10Gb FlexFabric, 10 GbE options, and quad-port 1 GbE server adapter mezzanine options for additional network ports.Dual-port 16Gb fibre channel HBA for SAN connectivityQDR and FDR InfiniBand for low latency and high bandwidth server inter connectivity.I/O Accelerator mezzanine options for high transaction rate local storage.
NOTE:This expansion slot supports dual-port mezzanine cards: one port is routed to interconnect module bay 3 and the other to bay 4.This expansion slot supports dual-port and quad-port mezzanine cards.For dual-port cards, one port is routed to interconnect module bay 5 and the other to bay 6 (Or interconnect module bays 5 and 6 for mezz slot 3).For quad-port cards, one port is routed to interconnect module bay 5, one to bay 6, one to bay 7, and one to bay 8.Four processors must be installed to have access to the second expansion slot (Expansion slot 2).
Server ROMThe HPE ProLiant ROM is used to configure:Processor and chipset status registersSystem memory, memory map, and memory initializationSystem hardware configuration (Integrated PCI devices and optional PCIe cards)User-specific BIOS configuration using the HPE ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU)
Server UEFI/Legacy ROMUEFI Is an industry standard that provides better manageability andmore secured configuration while interacting with users server at boot time. HPE ProLiant Gen9 platform defaults to UEFI and can be factory or field configured for legacy BIOS boot mode.UEFI Enables numerous new capabilities specific to HPE ProLiant serversSecure bootOperating system specific functionalitySupport for > 2.2TB (Using GPT) Boot drivesUSB 3.0 stackEmbedded UEFI shellMass configuration deployment tool using HPE RESTful APIPXE Boot support for IPv6 networksBoot support for option cards that only support a UEFI option ROM
NOTE:For UEFI Boot mode, boot environment and OS image installations should be configured properly to support UEFI.HPE UEFI FIO Setting (758959-B22) can be selected to configure the system in Legacy mode in the factory.
Storage controller (All BTO models)One (1) HPE Smart Array P246br Controller with 1GB Flash Backed Write Cache (FBWC) supporting RAID 0, 1, and 5
NOTE: The HPE Smart Array P246br and the HPE B140i (Chipset SATA). Support four (4) Small Form Factor (SFF) hot plug drive bays.
Maximum internal storageOne of the following depending on model:Hot Plug SFF SAS8.0TB4 x 2.0TBHot Plug SFF SATA8.0TB4 x 2.0TBHot Plug SFF SAS SSD15.36TB4 x 3.84TBHot Plug SFF SATA SSD15.36TB4 x 3.84TBHot Plug SFF NVMe SSD4.0TB2 x 2.0TBNOTE:The ProLiant BL660c Gen9 server includes the HPE hot plug SFF SmartDrive carrier for enhanced management and reduced maintenance errors. HPE drives from previous generation servers (Prior to Gen8) are not compatible with the ProLiant BL660c Gen9 drive bays.Maximum of two (2) NVMe drives are supported on the BL660c Gen9. When using these drives, the other two drive bays must remain unused.
InterfacesMicro SDHC slotOne (1) internal Micro Secure Digital High Capacity (Micro SDHC) card slotUSB 3.0 portTwo (2) internal USB 3.0 connectors for USB flash media drive keys
Industry standard complianceACPI 2.0Microsoft logo certificationsUSB 3.0 SupportIPMI 2.0Secure digital 2.0Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 SupportAdvanced Encryption Standard (AES)IEEE (Specific IEEE standards depending on Ethernet adapter card(s) installed)Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES)Microsoft logo certificationsSNMPSSL 2.0PCIe 3.0Active directory v1.0ASHRAE A3DMTF Systems Management Architecture for Server Hardware Command Line Protocol (SMASH CLP)FIPS 140-2 Level-2 certification pending
EnclosuresHewlett Packard Enterprise offers two different c-Class server blade enclosures to meet users individual needs:The HPE BladeSystem c7000 rack enclosure is 10U high and holds up to eight (8) ProLiant BL660c Gen9 servers plugged vertically.The HPE BladeSystem c3000 rack enclosure is 6U high and holds up to four (4) HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 servers plugged horizontally.Server blades, interconnect modules, power supplies, fans and redundant onboard administrator modules are all designed to fit into the c3000 and c7000 enclosures.
GraphicsIntegrated Matrox G200eh video controller1600 x 1200 (32 b/p)1920 x 1200 (16 b/p)HPE iLO Management on system management memory16MB Flash vdeo memory256MB DDR3 With ECC (112MB After ECC and video)
Form factorHPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 is a full-height server blade that plugs into the HPE BladeSystem c3000 and c7000 enclosures
Embedded managementHPE iLOUEFIHPE RESTful APIIntelligent provisioning
Server utilitiesHPE Smart updateHPE OneView standardHPE Systems Insight Manager (HPE SIM)Scripting tool kit and windows PowerShellHPE RESTful interface toolHPE iLO mobile applicationHPE Insight online
SecurityPower-on passwordAdministrator’s passwordKeyboard password (QuickLock)HPE iLO Management on system management chipset with:SSL EncryptionSecure Shell version 2AES and 3DES on browser, CLP and XML scripting interfaceAES and RC4 Encryption of videoExternal USB port enable/disableNetwork server modeSerial interface controlTPM 1.2 optionAESIntel Advanced Encryption Standard-New Instructions (AES-NI)FIPS 140-2 Level-2 certification pending
Fibre channel supportUp to three (3) optional fibre channel mezzanine HBAs are supported on the HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9
Compatible SANHPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 server blades are optimized for HPE MSA, EVA, 3PAR and XPHPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 server blades are compatible with select 3rd party SANs
HPE Virtual connectHPE Virtual connect is an interconnect option for c-Class BladeSystem that simplifies server connectivity to data and storage networks, and reduces costs.Unique HPE Flex-10 technology makes maximum use of network bandwidths, provide dynamic tuning and enable extreme flexibility to meet individual server and infrastructure requirements by allocating up to 4 network connections per server port.Virtual connect FlexFabric modules extend those capabilities to allocate one function per port to storage connections (FCoE).
Server managementHPE Insight ControlHPE OneView AdvancedHPE Matrix Operating EnvironmentHPE Insight Cluster Management Utility (CMU)
High performance clustersHPE Cluster platformsHPE HPC Interconnects
Storage softwareData protection and recovery softwareData archive and migration softwareStorage Resource Management Software (SRM)Data replication softwareStorage device management softwareHPE StoreVirtual VSA
NOTE: User will need server serial number in order to complete the registration form. Fully functional, capacity-based licenses are available in 4TB, 10TB and 50TB sizes.

Software overview

Operating systems and virtualization software support for ProLiant serversMicrosoft Windows Server
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)