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Hitachi Compute Blade 500

Ideal Platform for Virtualization and Cloud

Hitachi Compute Blade Server 500

 

Compute Blade Server 500 - Performance and Flexibility for Virtualized Workloads

Hitachi Compute Blade 500

Performance and Flexibility for Virtualized Workloads

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  • Performance and Flexibility for Virtualized Workloads
Overview

Blade Technology That Fits Your Application

Hitachi Compute Blade 500 combines the high-end features needed in today's mission critical data center with the high compute density and adaptable architecture you need to lower costs and protect investment. The flexible architecture and logical partitioning feature of Hitachi Compute Blade 500 allow configurations to exactly match application needs, and multiple applications to easily and securely co-exist in the same chassis.

  • 6U chassis houses up to 8 server blade modules
  • Integrated chassis management features simplify and accelerate installation and maintenance tasks
  • Enterprise class high availability features (hot-swap, redundant components, automated failover)
  • Latest Intel Xeon processors for state-of-the-art performance
  • Multiple blade options for workload flexibility
  • Large maximum memory configurations
  • Hardware based logical partition (LPAR) capability for robust, secure, high performance virtualization
  • IO flexibility via expansion blades, to add optional dedicated disk storage or I/O expansion capability
  • Choice of switched fabric options, including IP, FC and converged fabric.
  • Securely host multiple workloads in a single blade chassis

Solutions with Hitachi Compute Blade and Storage

Features and Benefits

Scalability

  • Scale out: to 8 x dual-socket blades
  • Scale up: 4-socket double-width blades supports 1.5TB
  • Blade performance: 1 to 4 CPUs, Intel Xeon E5 Family

Flexibility

  • Ethernet, Fiber Channel and CNA options
  • High bandwidth, configurable connectivity
  • Disk storage expansion blades

Efficiency

  • Embedded LPAR logical partitioning
  • Dynamic partitions in shared mode
  • Large physical memory capability

Availability

  • Automated blade failure detection and failover
  • Redundant and hot-swap power and cooling
  • Redundant I/O switch modules

Why Hitachi Compute Blade 500?

  • Safely mix a wide variety of application workloads on a highly reliable, scalable and flexible platform supported by a world class supplier of mission critical IT infrastructure.
  • Integrate with established network fabrics and management infrastructures.
  • Grow in-chassis to 8 2-socket blades or 4 4-socket blades (can be mixed) with a combined total addressable memory of over 4TB.
  • Achieve the right balance of throughput and connectivity with support for a mix of both integrated switched fabric and direct access to I/O slots provided by on-board PCIe 3.0 slots and I/O expansion blades.
  • Improve efficiency, performance and virtual server isolation with Hitachi logical partitions (LPAR)
  • Reduce dependency on proprietary UNIX server environments and switched only I/O fabrics with blade flexibility and converged I/O fabric support.
  • Add server management and system monitoring at no cost with Hitachi Compute Systems Manager (HCSM) which can seamlessly integrate with Hitachi Command Suite (HCS) in IT environments using Hitachi storage.
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Specifications

Hitachi Compute Blade 500 Chassis Specifications

Chassis
Size 6U (rack mountable)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 447mm x 820mm x 266mm
Operating Temperature 5°C ~ 35°C
Humidity 20% - 80%
Server Blade Modules Up to 8 server blade modules
Storage Blade Modules Up to 4 server/storage blade pairs per chassis
Management Modules1 standard, 2 maximum (redundant)
Management LAN Interface2 Ethernet ports
Maintenance LAN Interface1 Ethernet port
Maintenance Serial Interface1 serial interface
Cooling Fans6 standard
Switch Modules 2 standard, 4 maximum
Hitachi 1Gb LAN Switch Module
Internal Ports 20 ports
External Ports 4 ports
Hitachi 1Gb or 10Gb LAN Switch Module
Internal Ports20 ports
External PortsFour 1GbE ports
Two 10GbE ports
Hitachi Converged Fabric Switch Module
Internal Ports16 ports
External Ports8 ports
Hitachi 10Gb LAN Pass-Through Module
Internal Ports16 ports
External Ports16 ports
Power Supplies Up to 4 power supply modules
(N+1 Fully redundant)

80+ Platinum Rated
Input Voltage200 - 240VAC, Single Phase
Frequency 50/60Hz
Maximum Power Consumption

Hitachi Compute Blade 500 Server Blades

Item
Description
CB520A Server Blade
CB520Hv2 Server Blade
CB540A Server Blade
CPU
CPU
Intel Xeon E5-2400
Intel Xeon E5-2600v2
Intel Xeon E5-4600
Number of sockets
2
2
4
Memory
DIMM type
Registered ECC DDR3
Registered ECC DDR3
Registered ECC DDR3
Number of slots
12
24
48
Maximum memory capacity
192GB (16GB DIMM)
384GB (32GB DIMM)
384GB (16GB DIMM)
1536GB (64GB LRDIMM)
768GB (16GB DIMM)
1536GB (32GB DIMM)
Management Interface
BMC/rKVM
SH core based
SH core basedSH core based
Management LAN
1Gbit Ethernet1Gbit Ethernet1Gbit Ethernet
Onboard I/O
NIC
2x dual-port 1Gb Ethernet
2x dual-port 10Gb or 1Gb Ethernet
4x dual-port 10Gb or 1Gb Ethernet
Mezzanine
Host bus
PCIe (Gen. 3.0) x8
PCIe (Gen. 3.0) x8PCIe (Gen. 3.0) x8
Number of slots
2x mezzanine card slots
2x mezzanine card slots
4x mezzanine card slots
HDD
RAID
Hardware RAID
Hardware RAIDHardware RAID
HDD bay
Hot-swappable 2x 2.5" SAS HDD/SSD
Hot-swappable 2x 2.5" SAS HDD/SSDHot-swappable 2x 2.5" SAS HDD/SSD
Front Port
KVM
USB connector (USB 2.0 for bootable optical drive)/KVM connector (USB 2.0 x2, VGA)
USB connector (USB 2.0 for bootable optical drive)/KVM connector (USB 2.0 x2, VGA)USB connector (USB 2.0 for bootable optical drive)/KVM connector (USB 2.0 x2, VGA)
Indicator
Power, location, failure
Power, location, failurePower, location, failure
Form Factor
Standard width
Standard width
Double width
Operating System
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2, VMware ESX 5.1
Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2, VMware ESX 5.1Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2, VMware ESX 5.1
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