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Server Review: Hp Proliant Bl460c Gen8 Blade Server

Red Hat Launches the Open Software-Defined Storage Experience at HP Grenoble Customer Center - MarketWatch

Standard networking equipment is an HP 554FLB FLexFabric 10 Gb 2-port controller. This device supports a wide range of features including FCoE, Flex-10, TCP/IP offload engine, hardware-based accelerated iSCSI and iSCSI boot. While both ports are capable of autosensing 1 Gb or 10 Gb, they will only operate at the same speed. Two I/O expansion mezzanine slots provide additional networking capability in the form of dual-port 10 Gb NICs or a quad-port 1 Gb adapter. You can also add a dual-port 8GB Fibre Channel HBA for connecting to a SAN or QDR and FDR InfiinBand. An internal micro SDHC and USB 2.0 port provides an easy way to implement a VMware ESXi host node using only flash media for booting the hypervisor. This leaves all of the SAS disk available for local VM storage. It would also be simple to configure a storage cluster for either VMware or Hyper-V using HP's Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA) software with this type of arrangement. Management Remote management of servers is pretty much taken for granted these days, but it's still worth talking about. HP's iLO 4 provides everything you could want in a remote management tool. You will need to purchase an additional license to take advantage of all iLO features including the remote console capability.
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HP Moonshot Discovery Lab Without this critical fix, the company said, the affected models, after being in service for an extended period of time, could potentially fail to complete the POST process during any event that causes a power disruption to occur (such as power-cycle, cold boot, or power outage). If the failure occurs and the server cannot complete the boot process, the blade system board must be replaced. Another issue affected some ProLiant server models in 2011 . Without a required firmware update, which HP characterized as a critical fix, the use of certain SATA hard drives could cause data transfer errors. The advisory warned: Neglecting to perform the required action could leave the server in an unstable condition, which could potentially result in sub-optimal server performance or data corruption or loss.
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HP to begin charging for firmware updates and service packs for servers | ZDNet

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HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 Blade Server - Figure 1 Moonshot, she emphasised, is based around the trend towards systems which combine hardware and software to support specific workloads, and the fact that this hardware has to operate on a tighter power budget. Power consumption, and those green data centre elements its not a new concern, but it is still as painful today as ever, she said. At the same time the hardware has to support what HP calls a new style of computing, based on the cloud, Big Data and mobile apps. The real comparison is how much compute does it use to support a workload, she said. Moonshot cartridges are even smaller than blades, and we can fit up to four servers on a single cartridge by using system-on-a-chip (SoC) processors.
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