Enterprise Blade Computing With Hitachi Compute Blade 500: Flexibility, Scalability and Outstanding Performance


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Do more in your data center with the Hitachi Compute Blade 500 blade server. This highly reliable enterprise platform is designed for virtualization and is the ideal platform for cloud computing applications.

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Enterprise Blade Computing With Hitachi Compute Blade 500: Flexibility, Scalability and Outstanding Performance

  1. 1. Do more in your data center with the HitachiCompute Blade 500 blade server. This highlyreliable enterprise platform is designed forvirtualization and is the ideal platform for cloudcomputing applications.Transform Virtualization Economics Reliable Trusted Innovate Informa-tion Global Change Intelligent Technology Services Value Insight Op-portunity Social Infrastructure Integrate Analyze Discover CompetitiveDATASHEETHitachi Compute Blade 500 (CB 500)delivers top computing power and per-formance, as well as unprecedentedscalability and configuration flexibility withthe latest Intel Xeon processor E5 Series. Itextends the benefits of Hitachi logical parti-tioning to new areas of the enterprise datacenter and includes a choice of integratedswitched-fabric networking options.Standard and double-width blade modelsare available with up to 2 CPUs in eachstandard-width blade, and 4 CPUs in eachdouble-width blade. The CB520H blade fea-tures the E5-2600 processor and supports24 slots for high-speed, DDR3-registeredECC memory DIMMs. Each blade allowsup to 512GB of shared memory to beinstalled, as well as up to 2 hot-pluggable,front-side-accessible, serial-attached SCSI(SAS), or solid-state disk (SSD) drives,with hardware RAID. The CB520A bladeis powered by the E5-2400 processor andsupports 12 DIMM slots. The double-widthCB540A blade uses E5-4600 processorswith 48 DIMM slots per blade.Rapid DeploymentA dedicated LCD control panel and sim-plified USB-enabled configuration setupEnterprise Blade Computing With Hitachi Compute Blade 500:Flexibility, Scalability and Outstanding Performanceallow fast implementation and acceleratedtime-to-value for your application. Simple,tool-free access speeds configuration, setupor upgrades, and allows optional customerreplacement of critical modules for lowerservice cost for basic maintenance.Flexible, Scalable NetworkingHitachi Compute Blade 500 providesa wide range of network connectivityoptions, including high-speed integratedfabric switching, futureproof sharedaccess to high-speed IP networking, FibreChannel and converged switched-fabricarchitectures. Connect to almost any net-work infrastructure to reduce cabling andcomplexity within your data center.Secure Logical PartitionsThe Hitachi Compute Blade 500 logicalpartitioning feature, LPAR, is embeddedin CB 500 server blade firmware. Thecombination of Hitachi expertise with Intelvirtualization technologies improvesperformance, reliability and security.Unlike software emulation solutions, theCB 500 logical partitioning feature does notdegrade application performance. Unlike3rd-party virtualization solutions, it does notrequire additional components, keepingtotal cost of ownership low. Support for 4logical partitions per blade is included withthe system, and may be expanded to allowfor configuration of up to 30 logical partitionsper blade. CB 500 provides additional flexi-bility: Use the embedded logical partitioningfeature or Microsoft®Hyper-V®or VMware,or all 3 in a single chassis.Unprecedented AdaptabilityHitachi Compute Blade 500 elegantlyintegrates network, I/O and server resourcesinto a single, space-efficient, flexible solution.The rack-mountable 6U chassis houses upto 8 server blade modules. For I/O versa-tility, there are 4 bays for internal networkswitches, and dedicated storage expansionblades allow high-capacity onboard highdensity disk (HDD) or SSD storage to besupported. With sophisticated, built-in reli-ability, availability and serviceability features,Hitachi Compute Blade 500 is an idealdata center platform for consolidation ofmission-critical applications, virtualizationand cloud computing applications.
  2. 2. DATASHEETCorporate Headquarters2845 Lafayette StreetSanta Clara, CA 96050-2639 USAwww.HDS.comRegional Contact InformationAmericas: +1 408 970 1000 or info@hds.comEurope, Middle East and Africa: +44 (0) 1753 618000 or info.emea@hds.comAsia Pacific: +852 3189 7900 or hds.marketing.apac@hds.com© Hitachi Data Systems Corporation 2013. All rights reserved. HITACHI is a trademark or registered trademark of Hitachi, Ltd. Microsoft, Windows Server and Hyper-V are trademarks orregistered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks, service marks, and company names are properties of their respective owners.Notice: This document is for informational purposes only, and does not set forth any warranty, expressed or implied, concerning any equipment or service offered or to be offered byHitachi Data Systems Corporation.DS-232-D DG February 2013Chassis Size 6U (rack mountable)Dimensions (w x d x h) 447mm x 820mm x 266mmServer blade modules Up to 8 server blade modulesManagement modules 1 standard, 2 maximum (redundant)Cooling fans 6 standardHDD RAID Up to 4 expansion blades with 6 HDD/SSD per bladeSwitch modules 2 standard, 4 maximumPower supplies Up to 4 power supply modules (N+1 or fully redundant)80 PLUS Platinum Efficiency RatingChassisItem DescriptionCB520A Server Blade CB520H Server Blade CB540A Server BladeCPU CPU Intel Xeon E5-2400 Intel Xeon E5-2600 Intel Xeon E5-4600Number of sockets 2 2 4Memory DIMM type Registered ECC DDR3 Registered ECC DDR3 Registered ECC DDR3Number of slots 12 24 48Maximum memorycapacity192GB (16GB DIMM)384GB (32GB DIMM)384GB (16GB DIMM)768GB (32GB DIMM)768GB (16GB DIMM)1536GB (32GB DIMM)ManagementInterfaceBMC/rKVM SH core basedManagement LAN 1Gb EthernetOnboard I/O NIC 2x dual-port1Gb Ethernet2x dual-port10Gb or 1Gb Ethernet4x dual-port10Gb or 1Gb EthernetMezzanine Host bus PCIe (Gen. 3.0) x8Number of slots 2x mezzanine card slots 4x mezzanine card slotsHDD RAID Hardware RAIDHDD bay Hot-swappable 2x 2.5-inch SAS HDD/SSDFront Port KVM USB connector (USB 2.0 for bootable optical drive)/KVM connector (USB 2.0 x2, VGA)Indicator Power, location, failureForm Factor Standard width Double widthOperating System Microsoft®Windows Server®2012, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2,VMware ESX 5.1; Hitachi Compute Blade logical partitioning featureCB 500 Server Blades