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HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen10 Server Technical Overview for Experienced HPE Users

The HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen10 Server Blade is designed to optimize core IT applications, ensuring right-sized storage for the appropriate workload, all at a reduced TCO. Managed by HPE OneView, this converged management platform accelerates IT service delivery, improving business performance.


The server blade boasts the Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family, offering up to a 25% bin to bin performance gain over its predecessors. This is complemented by 2666 MT/s HPE DDR4 SmartMemory. The server also supports tiered storage controller options, internal 12 GB/s SAS, 20 GB FlexibleLOMs, two M.2, NVMe, or up to four uFF drives, and HPE ProLiant Persistent Memory options.

Close-up of an HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen10 Server Blade showcasing its advanced components and design, ideal for technical server setups.

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Enclosures for HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen10 Servers

Hewlett Packard Enterprise offers two different c-Class server blade enclosures to house the blade servers:

  • HPE BladeSystem c7000 rack enclosure: this is a 10U high enclosure which holds up to sixteen (16) ProLiant BL460c Gen10 servers plugged vertically. •

  • HPE BladeSystem c3000 rack enclosure: this is 6U high enclosure which holds up to eight (8) HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen10 servers plugged horizontally.

Server blades, interconnect modules, power supplies, fans, and redundant Onboard Administrator modules are all designed to fit into the c3000 and c7000 enclosures.

Technical Specifications of the HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen10 Servers

  • Processors: up to 2 processors, Intel® Xeon® Scalable Family of processors - Generation 1 & 2., 1.9 to 3.8 GHz, depending on processor selected.

  • Processor Core Available: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 or 26, per processor, depending on model and generation selected.

  • Processor Cache: From 8.25 to 35.75 MB L3, depending on processor selected.

  • Memory: Maximum (LRDIMM) 2TB. 16 x 128GB up to 2666MT/s at 1.2V.

  • I/O Slots: I/O mezzanine cards: 2 x PCIe 3.0 (x16) mezzanine cards.

  • RAID Controllers: One (1) HPE Smart Array P204i-b 12G SAS modular Controller with 1GB Flash-Backed Write Cache (FBWC), or HPE Smart Array S100i SR Gen10 SW RAID.

  • Max Internal Storage: Hot Plug SFF SAS. Up to 7.68TB (2 x 3.84TB).

  • Drive Bays: 2 x 2.5″ SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD), NVMe SSD.

  • Drive Description: 2 SFF SAS/SATA/SSD, 2 SFF NVMe SSD or 4 uFF SSDs.

  • Expansion Slots: 2, for detailed descriptions reference the QuickSpecs.

  • Memory Type: HPE DDR4 SmartMemory.

  • Memory Slots: 16 DIMM slots (8 per socket).

  • Maximum Memory: Up to 2 TB capacities using 128 GB DDR4 DIMMs.

  • Memory Protection Features: Advanced ECC Memory Mirroring Memory Online Spare Mode (Rank Spare Mode).

  • Network Controller: HPE 10 Gb 536FLB FlexFabric adapter 2-ports per controller or HPE 20 Gb 650FLB FlexFabric adapter 2-ports per controller, depending on model.

  • Storage Controller: HPE Smart Array S100i and/or HPE Smart Array P204i-b, depending on model.

  • Power Supply Type: Up to 6 per enclosure with N+N or N+1 options.

  • System Fan Features: Hot-plug enclosure-based.

  • Infrastructure Management: HPE iLO Management with Intelligent Provisioning (standard) HPE iLO for BladeSystem, HPE OneView Advanced (optional).

  • Included Hard Drives: All drives optional.

  • Optical Drive Type: None.

  • Form Factor: 8 servers (c3000), 16 servers (c7000).

The next ones are the key features.

Key Features of the HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen10 Servers

  • Drive Improved Economics: The Gen10 Server Blade drives a 75% reduction in licensing costs by modernizing IT infrastructure and offers a 64% faster server deployment.

  • Business Agility: With 16 GB HPE Persistent Memory, the server delivers great performance and data resiliency for databases and analytic workloads. It also features Intelligent System Tuning, Jitter smoothing, and Workload matching for optimal performance.

  • Converged Operations and Management: The server, in conjunction with HPE OneView, can save up to 40% of staff time from daily operations. It also reduces IT deployment and maintenance time.

  • Security Innovations: The server offers a silicon root of trust, firmware runtime validation, secure recovery, and Commercial National Security Algorithms (CNSA) for unmatched security.

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