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.