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HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8: “The perfect building block for any new Project”

ServerWatch’s Paul Ferrill has been writing about computers and software for almost 20 years and we are pleased to announce that his most recent article is a discussion of the HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8.

 

Excerpts from Paul’s article:

               

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Hardware Details

We were provided two BL460c units configured with Intel Xeon E5-2603 (quad-core, 1.80 GHz) processors and 64 GB of memory. The BL460c has room for two small form factor disk drives, and our test unit came with two 300 GB 15K SAS drives installed.

 

Management

HP's latest boot process supports a number of configuration options including an Intelligent Provisioning capability (see Figure 2). Pressing the F10 key during the boot process will launch the Intelligent Provisioning tool, which will lead you through the process of doing a bare-metal OS install.

 

This includes a step where all appropriate drivers for HP hardware will be downloaded and installed with full support for the selected OS. This completely eliminates the frustration of not having the proper driver loaded or available when performing a new installation. Other boot-time configuration options include iLO 4 by pressing F8 and a wizard-based tool to configure local storage.

 

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                                                                                        HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8

 

Paul article shows off the results of ServerWatch’s experience testing and running the BL460c and shares their thoughts on these features:

 

  • The wide range of configuration options the HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 offers its customers.
  • The features of the BL460c that offer real business results.
  • HP Software and Management options for the BL460c

 

 

You can read the entire Server Watch Review here.

To get more information about the HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8, visit us here.

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