The BladeSystem c7000 enclosure provides all the power, cooling, and I/O infrastructure needed to support modular server, interconnect, and storage components today and throughout the next several years.
The enclosure is 10U high and holds up to 16 server and/or storage blades plus optional redundant network and storage interconnect modules. It includes a shared 7.1 Tbps high-speed NonStop mid-plane for wire-once connectivity of server blades to network and shared storage. Power is delivered through a pooled-power backplane, and power input flexibility is provided with choices of single-phase AC input, 3-phase AC input, -48V DC input, and high voltage DC input.
The HPE 1Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru Module for c-Class BladeSystem is designed for those customers desiring an unmanaged direct connection between each server blade within the enclosure and an external network device such as a switch, router or hub. Ideal for datacenters with existing network infrastructure, the HPE 1Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru Module delivers sixteen internal 1Gb downlinks and sixteen external 1Gb RJ-45 copper uplinks, providing a 1:1 non-switched, non-blocking path between the server and the network. Designed to fit into a single I/O bay of the c-Class enclosure, the Ethernet Pass-Thru Module should be installed in pairs to provide redundant uplink paths to your network.
The 4Gb Fibre Channel Pass-Thru Module for HPE c-Class BladeSystem is designed for those customers desiring a direct connection between each server blade within the enclosure and external Fibre Channel SAN switches, directors, or SAN controllers.
Ideal investment protection for datacenters with existing storage networking infrastructure, the HPE Fibre Channel Pass-Thru Module delivers up to sixteen 4Gb Fiber Optic IO connections providing a 1:1 non-switched, non-blocking paths between the server blade and the SAN. The modular design is hot pluggable and easily installs into the I/O bays of the c-Class enclosure. Installing a pair of Fibre Channel Pass-Thru Modules provides redundant paths for connection to your SAN.