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HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 CTO Server Blade

Part#:  
BL660CG9
Brand:  
HPE
Type:  
CTO Servers
Condition:  
ECS Refurbished & Tested

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Server Chassis

HPE Processors

Intel Xeon E5-4600v4

Supports up to (4) processors

HPE Memory

8 DIMMs per processor (up to 32 DIMMs in a four-processor configuration)

HPE M.2 Drives

HPE RAID Controllers

HPE SFF Drives SAS (2.5in)

HPE SFF Drives SATA (2.5in)

HPE NVMe Drives

The HPE Gen9 Broadwell NVMe FIO Setting (825555-B21) is required to support up to 2 SFF NVMe SSDs within the system

HPE Network Adapters

HPE Host Bus Adapter

3 Mezzanine Slots (1) Type A and (2) Type A or Type B

HPE FlexibleLOM Adapter

Supports up to (2) FlexibleLOMs

HPE InfiniBand Adapter

3 Mezzanine Slots (1) Type A and (2) Type A or Type B

HPE Options

HPE Security

ECS Warranty

HPE BL660c Gen9 CTO Blade Server Product Description

The HP ProLiant BL660c Gen9 scales workloads and infrastructure without compromise. Designed to deliver a balance of performance, scalability, and manageability, it delivers outstanding cost and accelerated time to value for data centers.

This blade is ideal for workloads that require a fine-tuned balance between space, price, and performance—such as database, virtualization, business processing, analytics, HPC, and other data-intensive applications.

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.

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 for BL660c Gen9

  • 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.
BL660c Gen9 chassis view

BL660c Gen9 chassis view

Ideal 4-socket Dense Form Factor Without Compromising on Performance, Scalability, and Expandability

The 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 watts without system configuration restrictions.

Provides the flexibility to optimize your core IT applications with right-sized storage for your 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 your choice of 10 Gb or 20 Gb FlexFabric ports.

Supports four Small Form Factor (SFF) drive bays for increased internal storage capacity.

Improved Memory, Storage, and I/O Performance

The HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 Server Blade delivers up to 21%performance increases with Intel Xeon E5-4600 v4 processors.

HPE DDR4 SmartMemory at 2400MT/s (up to 4 TB with 128 GB 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 1 GB Flash-Write Back Cache (FWBC) DDR3 at 1866 MHz improves storage performance for demanding workloads.

Flexibility to Configure for Your Specific Workload for Reduced TCO

The 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, 12 Gb 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.

Product features

Feature
Description
Processor
One of the following depending on model:
E5-4600 v4 Series processors
  • HPE 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 processors
  • HPE 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)

Cache memory
One of the following depending on model:
  • 55MB (1 x 55MB) L3 cache1

  • 45MB (1 x 45MB) L3 cache2

  • 40MB (1 x 40MB) L3 cache3

  • 35MB (1 x 35MB) L3 cache4

  • 30MB (1 x 30MB) L3 cache5

  • 25MB (1 x 25MB) L3 cache6

NOTE:
  1. E5-4669v4 processors
  2. E5-4669v3 and E5-4667v4 processors
  3. E5-4667v3 and E5-4660v4 processors
  4. E5-4660v3 and E5-4650v4 processors
  5. E5-4640v3, E5-4650v3, E5-4655v3, E5-4640v4, and E5-4655v4 processors
  6. E5-4627v3, E5-4610v3, E5-4620v3, E5-4610v4, E5-4620v4, and E5-4627v4 processors
Upgradeability
Upgradeable to four (4) processors
Chipset
  • Intel C610 series chipset

  • Intel E5-4600v3 and v4 processor families

On system management chipset
HPE iLO (Firmware HPE iLO4 2.0), 4GB NAND with 1GB USB user space configurable VIA UEFI and accessible VIA iLO
Memory protection
  • Advanced ECC

  • Memory online spare mode (Rank spare mode)

Memory
Type
HPE 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 V

  • 128GB (8 x 16GB) DDR4 2133 MT/s RDIMMs at 1.2 V

  • 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4 2133 MT/s RDIMMs at 1.2 V

  • 128GB (4 x 32GB) DDR4 2400 MT/s LRDIMMs at 1.2 V

  • 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4 2400 MT/s RDIMMs at 1.2 V

Maximum (LRDIMM)
4TB (32 x 128GB) up to 2400 MT/s at 1.2 V
Maximum (RDIMM)
1TB (32 x 32GB) up to 2133 MT/s at 1.2 V
512GB (32 x 16GB) up to 2400 MT/s at 1.2 V
Network controller
  • One (1) or two (2) 20Gb 2-port FlexFabric FLB adapter, 10Gb 2-port HPE FlexFabric FLB adapter, or 10Gb 2-port Ethernet FLB adapter1

  • One (1) HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB FlexibleLOM2

  • One (1) HPE FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650FLB FlexibleLOM2

Standard 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.
  1. FlexibleLOMs are not compatible with prior generation c-Class server blades.
Expansion slots
Three (3) I/O expansion mezzanine slots:
  • x16 PCIe 3.0 Type A (Supports type A mezzanine cards) (Expansion slot 1)1

  • x16 PCIe 3.0 Type B (Supports type A and Type B mezzanine cards (Expansion slots 2 and 3)2

Mezzanine 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 connectivity

  • QDR and FDR InfiniBand for low latency and high bandwidth server inter connectivity.

  • I/O Accelerator mezzanine options for high transaction rate local storage.

NOTE:
  1. 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 ROM
The HPE ProLiant ROM is used to configure:
  • Processor and chipset status registers

  • System memory, memory map, and memory initialization

  • System hardware configuration (Integrated PCI devices and optional PCIe cards)

  • User-specific BIOS configuration using the HPE ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU)

Server UEFI/Legacy ROM
UEFI 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 servers
  • Secure boot

  • Operating system specific functionality

  • Support for > 2.2TB (Using GPT) Boot drives

  • USB 3.0 stack

  • Embedded UEFI shell

  • Mass configuration deployment tool using HPE RESTful API

  • PXE Boot support for IPv6 networks

  • Boot 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 storage
One of the following depending on model:
Hot Plug SFF SAS
8.0TB
4 x 2.0TB
Hot Plug SFF SATA
8.0TB
4 x 2.0TB
Hot Plug SFF SAS SSD
15.36TB
4 x 3.84TB
Hot Plug SFF SATA SSD
15.36TB
4 x 3.84TB
Hot Plug SFF NVMe SSD
4.0TB
2 x 2.0TB
NOTE:
  • 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.

Interfaces
Micro SDHC slot
One (1) internal Micro Secure Digital High Capacity (Micro SDHC) card slot
USB 3.0 port
Two (2) internal USB 3.0 connectors for USB flash media drive keys
Industry standard compliance
  • ACPI 2.0

  • Microsoft logo certifications

  • USB 3.0 Support

  • IPMI 2.0

  • Secure digital 2.0

  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 Support

  • Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

  • IEEE (Specific IEEE standards depending on Ethernet adapter card(s) installed)

  • Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES)

  • Microsoft logo certifications

  • SNMP

  • SSL 2.0

  • PCIe 3.0

  • Active directory v1.0

  • ASHRAE A3

  • DMTF Systems Management Architecture for Server Hardware Command Line Protocol (SMASH CLP)

  • FIPS 140-2 Level-2 certification pending

Enclosures
Hewlett 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.
Graphics
Integrated Matrox G200eh video controller
  • 1600 x 1200 (32 b/p)

  • 1920 x 1200 (16 b/p)

HPE iLO Management on system management memory
  • 16MB Flash vdeo memory

  • 256MB DDR3 With ECC (112MB After ECC and video)

Form factor
HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 is a full-height server blade that plugs into the HPE BladeSystem c3000 and c7000 enclosures
Embedded management
  • HPE iLO

  • UEFI

  • HPE RESTful API

  • Intelligent provisioning

Server utilities
  • HPE Smart update

  • HPE OneView standard

  • HPE Systems Insight Manager (HPE SIM)

  • Scripting tool kit and windows PowerShell

  • HPE RESTful interface tool

  • HPE iLO mobile application

  • HPE Insight online

Security
  • Power-on password

  • Administrator's password

  • Keyboard password (QuickLock)

  • HPE iLO Management on system management chipset with:

    • SSL Encryption

    • Secure Shell version 2

    • AES and 3DES on browser, CLP and XML scripting interface

    • AES and RC4 Encryption of video

  • External USB port enable/disable

  • Network server mode

  • Serial interface control

  • TPM 1.2 option

  • AES

  • Intel Advanced Encryption Standard-New Instructions (AES-NI)

  • FIPS 140-2 Level-2 certification pending

Fibre channel support
Up to three (3) optional fibre channel mezzanine HBAs are supported on the HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9
Compatible SAN
  • HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 server blades are optimized for HPE MSA, EVA, 3PAR and XP

  • HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 server blades are compatible with select 3rd party SANs

Server management
  • HPE Insight Control

  • HPE OneView Advanced

  • HPE Matrix Operating Environment

  • HPE Insight Cluster Management Utility (CMU)

High performance clusters
  • HPE Cluster platforms

  • HPE HPC Interconnects

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Software overview

Feature
Description
Operating systems and virtualization software support for ProLiant servers
  • Microsoft Windows Server

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)

  • VMware

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Physical specifications

Specification
Description
Dimensions (H x W x D)
With bezel:
366.27 x 56.54 x 516.67 mm (14.42 x 2.23 x 20.34 in)
Weight (Approximate)
  • Maximum (4 Processors, 2 FlexibleLOMs, 32 DIMMs, 4 hard drives, 3 mezzanine cards, and 1 flash cache batteries installed):

    6.33 kg (14.00 lb)

  • Minimum (2 Processors, 1 FlexibleLOM, and 2 DIMMs installed):

    4.75 kg (10.50 lb)

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Environmental specifications

Specification
Description
System inlet temperature
Operating:
10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F)
At sea level with an altitude derating of 1.0°C per every 305 m (1.8°F per every 1,000 ft) above sea level to a maximum of 3,050 m (10,000 ft), no direct sustained sunlight
Maximum rate of change is 10°C/hr (18°F/hr). The upper limit may be limited by the type and number of options installed
System performance may be reduced if operating with a fan fault or above 30°C (86°F).
Non-operating:
-30° to 60°C (-22° to 140°F) Maximum rate of change is 20°C/hr (36°F/hr)
Relative Humidity (Non-Condensing)
Operating: 10 to 90% Relative humidity (Rh), 28°C (82.4°F) maximum wet bulb temperature
Non-operating: 5 to 95% Relative humidity (Rh), 38.7°C (101.7°F) maximum wet bulb temperature
Extended ambient operating support
For Approved hardware configurations, the supported system inlet range is extended to be:
5° to 10°C (41° to 50°F) and 35° to 40°C (95° to 104°F)
At sea level with an altitude derating of 1.0°C per every 175 m (1.8°F per every 574 ft) above 900 m (2953 ft) to a maximum of 3050 m (10,000 ft)
Altitude
Operating: 3,050 m (10,000 ft)
This value may be limited by the type and number of options installed. Maximum allowable altitude change rate is 457 m/min (1,500 ft/min)
Non-operating: 9,144 m (30,000 ft)
Maximum allowable altitude change rate is 457 m/min (1,500 ft/min)

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