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5 Steps to Optimize Your HPE BL460c Gen10 Servers Without New Purchases

If you work with HPE ProLiant Gen10 BL460c blade servers and there is no budget or need to upgrade, this article is for you. The HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen10 server blade is the latest addition to the HPE BladeSystem lineup, it has been released in 2017. If you don't have enough budget or simply there is no reason to replace the current infrastructure, you can always upgrade your extending hardware by newer blades or stronger and faster memory modules, SSDs, HDDs, processors (CPUs) etc. even if HPE stops selling certain parts: End Of Sale (EOS) / End Of Life (EOL).



5 Steps to Extend the Life of Your HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen10 Server Blade Infrastructure


1. Assessment and Analysis of your HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen10 Server Blade Infrastructure

  • Begin by having a detailed assessment of your current infrastructure (chassis, blade servers, switches and all other hardware). Identify the pain points and the areas of improvement.

  • If you aren't sure, have a brainstorming with your team, use monitoring tools to gather data on performance, usage patterns, and potential hardware or software failures.


2. Integrate More Powerful Key Components into Your HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen10 Server Blade Infrastructure

  • Prioritize upgrading critical components like SSDs, HDDs, memory modules, and CPUs to the latest and most powerful versions available.

  • Consider replacing any components that have been in use for an extended period or show signs of wear and tear.

  • Look up your hardware failures from the past and keep some spare parts onsite.


3. Implement Regular Maintenance of your HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen10 Server Blade Infrastructure

  • Schedule regular maintenance checks to ensure that all components are functioning optimally.

  • Clean the server blades to prevent dust accumulation, which can lead to overheating. Ensure that the cooling systems are efficient and replace any malfunctioning fans.

  • Avoid updating / changing Firmware versions if you have a stable version.


4. Optimize Software and Workloads of your HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen10 Server Blade Infrastructure

  • Review the software running on your server blades. Ensure that they are compatible with the latest hardware upgrades and are optimized for performance.

  • Distribute workloads efficiently across the infrastructure to prevent overburdening specific components and ensure smooth operation.


5. Plan for Future Scalability of your HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen10 Server Blade Infrastructure

  • As your business grows, so will your IT needs. Plan for future expansions by ensuring that your current infrastructure can support additional server blades or other components. Don't get influenced by the manufacture and sales reps, they'll try to sell you the newest series. You can still keep your systems running for a long time even if the new equipment, parts aren't avaiable anymore. You can always buy refurbished. Upgrade on your own terms.

  • Stay informed about upcoming releases, such as the anticipated new series, so you can make informed decisions about when to upgrade or expand.


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