In the ever-evolving landscape of server technology, the HPE 611116-B21 Proliant Bl2x220c emerges as a robust solution, showcasing the formidable capabilities of the 6-Core Intel XEON X5670 processor clocked at 2.93GHz, coupled with a substantial 24GB DDR3 memory. This comprehensive exploration delves into the server's specifications, technical features, and applications, offering insights into its performance, memory management, and overall usability.Processor Prowess: Intel XEON X5670
At the heart of the HPE 611116-B21 lies the powerful Intel XEON X5670 processor. With a Hexa-Core configuration, it boasts six high-performance cores capable of handling intensive workloads. Operating at 2.93GHz, this processor ensures swift and responsive performance, making it an ideal choice for diverse computing needs.64-bit Computing and Dual Installation
Supporting 64-bit computing, the Intel XEON X5670 ensures compatibility with modern software architectures. The server comes equipped with not just one, but two installed processors, maximizing computational power. This dual installation also allows for future upgradability, ensuring that the server can scale alongside evolving computing requirements.Chipset Excellence: Intel 5500 Chipset
Facilitating seamless communication between components, the Intel 5500 Chipset plays a crucial role in the server's architecture. This chipset ensures efficient data flow and enhances overall system stability, contributing to the server's reliability in various operational scenarios.Technical SpecificationsProcessing Might: Dual Intel Xeon X5670 Processors
The HPE 611116-B21 is armed with dual Intel Xeon X5670 processors, each featuring six cores, summing up to a total of twelve cores. Operating at a clock speed of 2.93GHz, these processors deliver exceptional computing power, enabling the server to handle resource-intensive tasks with ease.Memory Marvel: 24GB DDR3 RAM
Memory is a cornerstone of any high-performance server, and the HPE 611116-B21 doesn't disappoint. With a generous 24GB DDR3 RAM, the server ensures efficient multitasking and rapid data access. The DDR3 technology, operating at 1333MHz, further enhances the server's responsiveness, catering to the demands of contemporary applications.Network Connectivity: 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Port
Efficient communication is vital in any server environment, and the HPE 611116-B21 addresses this need with a Gigabit Ethernet port. This high-speed connectivity option enables seamless data transfer, ensuring optimal performance in networking-intensive applications.Storage Versatility
The server offers multiple storage options, including support for internal hard drives and solid-state drives (SSDs). This flexibility allows users to tailor the storage configuration to their specific requirements, whether prioritizing speed, capacity, or a balance of both.Operating System Compatibility
The HPE 611116-B21 is designed to accommodate a variety of operating systems, making it a versatile choice for different IT environments. Compatible with a range of Windows and Linux operating systems, the server provides flexibility in software deployment, catering to diverse user preferences.Form Factor: 2U Rack-Mountable Design
Space efficiency is a critical consideration in data center environments, and the HPE 611116-B21 excels in this regard with its 2U rack-mountable design. This form factor allows for optimal utilization of rack space, making it an ideal choice for organizations with spatial constraints.Redundant Power and Cooling
Ensuring uninterrupted operation, the server features dual hot-swappable power supplies with redundant power options. In the event of a power supply failure, the redundant system takes over seamlessly, minimizing downtime. Additionally, the inclusion of redundant hot-swappable cooling fans enhances system reliability by preventing overheating.Expansion Capabilities
The HPE 611116-B21 offers extensive expansion possibilities with multiple slots, including PCI Express (PCIe) slots. This allows users to customize the server with additional hardware components, such as network adapters or accelerators, to meet specific performance requirements.Intelligent Management
Simplified server management is achieved through support for Intelligent Provisioning and HPE iLO (Integrated Lights-Out) management. These features empower administrators with efficient control, enabling remote management and diagnostics for streamlined server maintenance.Enhanced Security: Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Security is paramount in server environments, and the HPE 611116-B21 addresses this concern by supporting TPM. The Trusted Platform Module enhances security measures, providing a hardware-based foundation for cryptographic operations and securing sensitive data.RAID Support
For data protection and performance optimization, the server supports RAID configurations (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks). This feature enhances data reliability and availability, crucial for critical business operations.Input/Output (I/O) Connectivity
The server offers multiple I/O ports, including USB and serial ports. This rich connectivity allows for seamless integration with various peripherals and facilitates versatile data transfer capabilities.Virtualization Readiness
In the era of virtualization, the HPE 611116-B21 stands ready with support for virtualization technologies, including VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V. This capability enables organizations to maximize resource utilization and enhance overall server efficiency.Data Center Optimization
Tailored for data center environments, the server is designed to thrive in demanding conditions. With support for hot-swappable components, the HPE 611116-B21 minimizes downtime during maintenance, contributing to the overall resilience of the data center infrastructure.Maximum Capacity Flexibility
The server's internal storage and memory capacities are variable, dependent on the specific configuration and the type of storage and memory used. This adaptability allows users to customize the server according to their storage and memory requirements.Cache Memory: L3 Cache Dominance
In the realm of cache memory, the HPE 611116-B21 stands out with its L3 Cache. With an installed size of 24MB and a cache per processor of 12MB, the server ensures swift access to frequently used data, enhancing overall system performance.Memory MasteryAbundant RAM: 24GB DDR3
The server's memory prowess is epitomized by its 24GB DDR3 RAM. With the latest DDR3 SDRAM technology operating at 1333MHz, the server delivers impressive data transfer rates, accommodating the demands of memory-intensive applications.Form Factor and Features
The DIMM 240-PIN form factor ensures compatibility with industry-standard memory modules, and the registered feature enhances stability during high-memory usage scenarios. With a configuration featuring 6 x 4GB modules, the memory setup strikes a balance between capacity and efficiency.Scalability: Up to 96GB
While equipped with 24GB of memory, the HPE 611116-B21 is scalable to a maximum of 96GB. This scalability allows organizations to adapt the server's memory configuration to evolving application requirements, ensuring sustained performance over time.Storage SolutionsHard Drive Details
The server comes with a Non-Hot Plug 250GB Standard Serial ATA-300 hard drive. While specifics may vary based on user configurations, this storage option provides a baseline for capacity and performance.Storage Controllers
The server's storage capabilities are streamlined with an integrated Serial ATA controller. With a controller interface type of Serial ATA-150, the server facilitates efficient data transfer to and from connected storage devices.Display & GraphicsIntegrated Graphics Controller
The server features an integrated graphics controller, providing basic display capabilities. While servers typically operate in headless configurations, this feature ensures that basic visual outputs are supported when needed.Network & CommunicationNetworking Prowess
Connectivity is a highlight of the HPE 611116-B21, featuring an integrated network adapter with two Gigabit Ethernet ports. The HP NC362i Ethernet controller ensures reliable and high-speed data transfers.Data Link Protocols and Standards
Supporting Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet, the server adheres to industry standards such as IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, and IEEE 802.3AB. The inclusion of Wake On LAN (WOL) adds a layer of convenience by enabling remote wake-up functionality.Expansion & ConnectivityBays and Slots Overview
The server offers expansion flexibility with 1 internal 2.5 SFF (Small Form Factor) bay, providing options for additional storage or other hardware components. Furthermore, it includes 2 processor slots and 6 memory slots (DIMM 240-PIN), allowing users to tailor the server to their specific needs.Interfaces & PortsManagement and Networking Ports
For streamlined management, the server includes 1 x Management port with HP iLO using RJ-45 connectivity. Additionally, 2 x Network ports supporting Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T through RJ-45 connectors ensure robust networking capabilities.Power and Cooling
The "611116-B21 HPE Proliant BL2x220c" server is designed to have efficient power and cooling systems to ensure stable and reliable operation.
The server is equipped with power supplies that are capable of delivering the power required to run the components of the server, including the processor, memory, storage, and network adapters. The power supplies are highly efficient, reducing the amount of energy wasted as heat and helping to keep the server cool.
In terms of cooling, the server is equipped with fans that help to dissipate heat generated by the components inside the server. The fans are designed to work efficiently and quietly, ensuring that the server operates quietly even under heavy load conditions.
Additionally, the server has been designed with thermal management in mind, ensuring that components are positioned and spaced to allow for proper airflow and heat dissipation. This helps to prevent components from overheating, which can cause stability and performance issues.General Information about this HPE 611116-B21
- Manufacturer: HPE
- Part Number or SKU# 611116-B21
- Type: Server
- Sub-Type: Proliant Bl2x220c
- Processor Type: Intel XEON X5670 / 2.93 GHz
- Number Of Cores: Hexa-Core
- 64-bit Computing: Yes
- Installed Qty: 2
- Max Supported Qty: 2
- Upgradability: Upgradable
- Chipset Type: Intel 5500 Chipset
- Processor: Dual Intel Xeon X5670 6-core processors, 2.93GHz clock speed
- Memory: 24GB DDR3 memory
- Network Connectivity: 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) port
- Storage: Various options, including internal hard drives and SSDs
- Operating System Compatibility: Works with Windows and Linux OS
- Form Factor: 2U rack-mountable design
- Power Supply: Dual hot-swappable power supplies with redundancy
- Cooling: Redundant hot-swappable cooling fans
- Expansion Slots: Multiple, including PCIe slots
- Management: Supports Intelligent Provisioning and HPE iLO management
- Security: TPM (Trusted Platform Module) support
- RAID Support: Supports RAID configurations for data protection and performance
- I/O Ports: Multiple, including USB and serial ports
- Virtualization: Compatible with VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V
- Data Center Environment: Designed for use in data centers with hot-swappable components
- Maximum Internal Storage Capacity: Varies based on configuration
- Maximum Memory Capacity: Varies based on configuration
- Type: L3 Cache
- Installed Size: 24 MB
- Cache Per Processor: 12 MB
- Installed RAM Size: 24 GB / 96 GB (MAX)
- Technology: DDR3 SDRAM
- Memory Speed: 1333 MHz
- Form Factor: Dimm 240-PIN
- Features: Registered
- Configuration Features: 6 x 4 GB
- Supported RAM: PC3-10600 - 96 GB - Registered, PC3-10600 - 24 GB - Unbuffered
- Hard Drive: Non-Hot Plug - 1 x 250 GB - Standard - Serial ATA-300
- Storage Controller Type: 1 x Serial ATA - Integrated
- Controller Interface Type: Serial ATA-150
- Graphics Controller Type: Integrated
- Networking: Integrated Network Adapter
- Ethernet Ports: 2 x Gigabit Ethernet
- Ethernet Controller(s): HP NC362i
- Data Link Protocol: Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
- Features: Wake On Lan (WOL)
- Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3AB
- Expansion Bays Total (Free): 1 x Internal - 2.5 SFF
- Expansion Slots Total (Free): 2 x Processor, 6 x Memory - DIMM 240-PIN
- 1 x Management - HP iLO - RJ-45
- 2 x Network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45
In summary, the HPE 611116-B21 Proliant Bl2x220c Server represents a formidable addition to the realm of enterprise computing. With its 6-Core Intel XEON X5670 processors, expansive memory capacity, and versatile storage options, the server stands ready to meet the diverse needs of modern IT environments. Whether deployed in data centers or enterprise settings, the HPE 611116-B21 brings reliability, scalability, and performance to the forefront, making it a worthy investment for organizations seeking a robust and adaptable server solution.
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