Imagine the benefits of combining the robust value of HP Integrity systems with the flexibility, cost-efficiency, and modular design of HP BladeSystem. HP Integrity systems are trusted to deliver mission-critical capabilities, while the HP BladeSystem provides an efficient infrastructure with power and cooling benefits, reduced data centerfootprint, streamlined management, and more flexibility. The HP Integrity BL870c server blade is ideal for scalable mission-critical applications and workloads requiring large amounts of memory and greater processing power. Powered by the latest Intel® Itanium® processor 9100 series and enhanced by the HP zx2 chipset, the Integrity BL870c offers up to
8 processor cores supported by up to 192 GB memory(24 DIMM slots) in a four-socket design. What’s more, you can mix and match the Integrity BL870c with ProLiant server blades and StorageWorks storage blades in the same enclosure. In addition to the HP-UX 11i and OpenVMS operating environments, Integrity BL870c also supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Microsoft ® Windows® Server 2008 for Itanium-based systems andWindows® Server 2003 Enterprise and Datacenter Editions, giving you the flexibility to deploy the right solution for your business needs. It also provides an excellent platform for the database tier of multi-tiered enterprise applications such as those from SAP and Oracle.
The HP Integrity BL870c server blade delivers a superior platform to run mission-critical applications in a bladesinfrastructure— providing leading virtualization, high availability, scalability, simplified management, and energy efficiency.
Key features and benefits
Superior reliability and high availability The Integrity BL870c offers extensive features to enhance data integrity, improve application availability, increase reliability, and reduce planned maintenance time. • The Cache Safe Technology of theprocessors delivers mainframe-class availability by virtually removing cache errors. • The Dynamic Processor Resiliency—only available on HP Integrity servers—de-allocates (online) those CPUs that exhibit an unacceptable number of correctable errors. • Double chip spare offers an improvement in isolating memory errors over chip-kill implementations. Ease of management System management within the HPBladeSystem simplifies and reduces the time for common maintenance tasks. You can: • Remotely manage your servers with the built-in, Integrity Integrated Lights-Out 2 (iLO 2) Advanced Pack • Save time with simple and reliable hardware infrastructure provisioning, monitoring, and control provided by HP Systems Insight Manager (SIM) • Rely on a single-console view of all infrastructureresources—servers, storage, and networking
Intelligent virtualization You can take control of your virtualized environment and respond to business demands by assigning resources on-the-fly to where they are needed most. HP Insight Dynamics – VSE for Integrity (ID-VSE) allows you to improve your server utilization in real time. Combining intelligent control of your virtualized environment with partitioning,ID-VSE can help you create a pool of virtual servers within an Integrity BL870c, which can increase or reduce based on your business needs. ID-VSE also brings the flexibility of virtualization to physical blades through the new logical server capability. The logical server is a server profile that is easy to create and can be freely moved across physical machines. By detaching the logical identityfrom the physical resource, you can create or move logical servers on any suitable physical machine—on demand. Templates can be created for business applications with specific configurations, and these can be stored and reactivated in minutes. This simplifies infrastructure change and increases business agility.
• HP Integrity Virtual Machines, a soft partitioning and virtualization...