The HP BladeSystem C7000 is a 10u high-density enclosure that supports up to 16 half-height blade servers. Enclosures provide shared power, cooling, and networking. They also offer easy management of shared resources and the ability to quickly scale as your business needs change.
At the core of any blade system is the enclosure which supports the server blades. HPE's C7000 supports several different combinations of blades; including up to 16 half-height blades, eight full-height blades or a combination of the two. With the ability to support a great deal of network and external storage connectivity, this blade enclosure is an excellent choice for extreme virtualization or use as a standalone or clustered SQL server, all of which need generous network connectivity. While the blades provide the compute and storage, the enclosure provides shared cooling, power, and networking for the supported blades that can then be managed as a single unified environment. The system supports a minimum of four fans and up to ten redundant hot swap fans and six power modules supporting various single-phase, and three-phase high-line or high-voltage AC power supplies or high voltage DC power options. Up to four redundant interconnect I/O fabrics are supported simultaneously including Ethernet, Fibre Channel, InfiniBand, iSCSI, SAS, etc. Just about everything on this chassis is redundant for increased resiliency, including the optional BladeSystem Onboard Administrator Management Module.
The system supports multiple server and networking configurations in a single enclosure, and can manage a single server or multiple servers for pooled resources. Several generations of server and storage blades are supported on the C7000 depending on the supported Onboard Administrator and Virtual Connect firmware levels. Although, HPE recommends the most current firmware be used to ensure maximum compatibility. The C7000 enclosure supports specific blades from Gen1 and blades from Gen5 through the current version Gen9. Blades solutions include:
The c7000 is a converged infrastructure consolidating server, storage, networking and power management. HP OneView combines the various components enabling them to be managed by a single integrated management platform. Along with Onboard Administrator and iLO remote management Administrators can manage the system on-site or remotely. An optional BladeSystem Onboard Management module offers asset and inventory management, real-time power usage for individual servers and for the enclosure, integrated access to the integrated iLO modules on each server from a single cable, a front-mounted Insight Display, and integrated access to interconnect bay device management ports from a single cable. HPE's integrated management allows Administrators to manage the enclosure as easily as a single server.
Enclosures offer Administrators athe ability to easily scale by adding more blades or another enclosure. Once past the initial investment the C7000 also offers a lower cost per server, lower power consumption and more efficient air-flow management compared to rack mounted servers. And with several generations of server blades supported in the same chassis, the system will continue to support your network infrastructure for years to come.
If you know what you want but can't find the exact configuration you're looking for, have one of our knowledgeable sales staff contact you. Give us a list of the components you would like to incorporate into the system, and the quantities, if more than one. We will get back to you immediately with an official quote.