Vendor's description: The HP ProLiant BL490c Virtualization Blade raises the bar for memory capacity and I/O bandwidth in a half-height blade. Coupling up to 2 Intel® Xeon® processors with 18 DIMM slots and support for up to 24 NICs, the BL490c gives enterprise data center managers the ideal server platform for hosting virtual machines.
What's new • Get quicker responses from your applications with up to two (2) Intel® Xeon® 5500 and 5600 series processors featuring Quick Path Interconnect and Intel Hyper-Threading Technology • Fit more virtual machines onto your blades from the 18 DIMM slots using PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333) registered memory. • Fine-tune network bandwidth to your workloads by using the integrated dual-port 10 GbE server adapter with Flex-10 technology • Achieve your goal of a lights-out data center by using the HP ProLiant Onboard Administrator for high-speed management including virtual KVM and graphical remote console • Conserve power without performance impact with the built-in HP Power Regulator, and reclaim trapped power in your data center by safely limiting server power consumption with Dynamic Power Capping. • Maximize your server uptime and health with HP Systems Insight Manager, available at no additional cost
Features Eliminate bottlenecks to maximize performance and support more virtual servers per blade • 18 DIMM slots, supporting up to 192GB of DDR3 memory • Up to two (2) Intel® Xeon® 5500 and 5600 Series processors featuring hardware-assisted Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) with capabilities including Extended Page Tables • Two (2) integrated 10 GbE ports for maximum network throughput
Reduce Your Cost per Virtual Machine • Extend the reach of your hypervisor licenses with more memory per core than any other 2-processor server blade • Squeeze more NICs from your hardware by dividing the embedded dual-port 10GbE adapter into 8 NICs using Virtual Connect Flex-10 technology • Take advantage of the half-height form factor to pack up to 16 blades into 10U in the HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure
Deployment Versatility • Create and start-up virtual servers in minutes by eliminating tedious set-up tasks with optional HP ProLiant iVirtualization • Pick the storage that fits your needs with options including boot-from SAN options, internal SSD, direct-attached hot-plug SAS hard drives, and shared storage both internal & external to the blade enclosure • Maximize your server uptime and health with HP Systems Insight Manager, available at no additional cost
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