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HP ProLiant BL20p G4 - Overview

Product Description

The next generation HP ProLiant BL20p dual processor server blade now offers support for new Dual-Core Intel Xeon 5100/5000 Series processors and Intel 5000P chipset with 4MB cache, SFF SAS hard drives and SAS Raid controllers, standard Integrated Lights-Out 2 (iLO 2), multifunction gigabit NICs, memory mirroring and online spare support; ideal for corporate datacenters and ISP/ASP.


Product Features

  • Quad-Core Intel Xeon process X5350 (2.66 GHz, 1333 FSB)
  • Quad-Core Intel Xeon process X5340 (2.33 GHz, 1333 FSB)
  • Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor E5320 (1.86 GHz, 1066 FSB)
  • Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor E5310 (1.60 GHz, 1066 FSB)
  • Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 5160 (3.00 GHz, 1333 FSB)
  • Dual Core Intel Xeon processor 5150 (2.66 GHz, 1333 FSB)
  • Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 5140 (2.33 GHz, 1333 FSB)
  • Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 5130 (2.00 GHz, 1333 FSB)
  • Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 5120 (1.86 GHz, 1066 FSB)
  • Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 5110 (1.60 GHz, 1066 FSB)
  • Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 5080 (3.73 GHz, 1066 FSB)
  • Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 5060 (3.2 GHz, 1066 FSB)
  • Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 5050 (3.0 GHz, 667 FSB)
Upgradeable to dual processing (2 Processors)
Cache Memory
2 x 4 MB Level 2 Cache memory (5300 Sequence)
1 x 4 MB Level 2 cache memory (5100 Sequence)
Intel 5000p chipset
Memory Protection
  • Advanced ECC (multi-bit error protection)
  • Online spare and Mirroring
  • 2-way interleaving
PC2-5300 Fully Buffered DIMMs DDR2-667 (running at 533MHz on processors with 1066 MHz FSB)
1024 MB or 2048 MB (Depending on model)
32 GB (8 x 4 GB)
Network Adapter
Five network adapters total:
  • Two NC374i PCI-X Gigabit Multifunction NICs (embedded) with WOL and PXE
  • One 10/100 iLO NIC dedicated to management
NOTE: Must use HP BladeSystem p-class server blade enclosure with enhanced backplane to utilize all four NIC's (281404-B22).
Expansion Slots
No PCI slots all features are integrated
I/O cable connectors
(2)USB ports, (1) video port, (1) iLO port and (1) kernel debug port
(2) I/O cables ship with every server blade enclosure
Integrated Manageability
Integrated Lights-Out 2 (iLO 2) Management Advanced (ASIC on the System Board)
Internal Storage
Hard Drives
None ship standard
Maximum Internal Storage
292 GB (internal drive cage)
(2 x 146 GB SAS SFF, drives)
120 GB (internal drive cage)
(2 x 60 GB SATA SSF drives)
Integrated ATI Rage XL Video Controller with 8 MB SDRAM Video Memory
RoHS Requirements
For Resellers in countries/regions with RoHS legislation (see NOTE) (e.g. EU, China, etc.) The use of the noted material in a solution and subsequent resale of that solution will result in the solution no longer meeting the requirements of RoHS legislation.
NOTE: Directive 2002/95/EC restricts the use of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, PBBs and PBDEs in electronic products. Countries/regions outside the EU, eg. China, are introducing similar legislation. References to 'RoHS legislation' means requirements of Directive 2002/95/EC or to similar substance restriction legislation enacted by any country/region outside the EU.


Software Overview

Operating System Support
OS Support
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
NOTE: For a more complete and up-to-date listing of supported Ross and versions, please visit our OS Support Matrix at the following URL: .
Supported Software Options
  • VMware Virtualization Software
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux and management bundle for HP BladeSystems
NOTE: For more information on HP's Certified and Supported HP ProLiant Servers, please visit the VMware Server Support Matrix at:
NOTE: For a more complete and up-to-date information on Linux for HP BladeSystems support, please visit HP Linux website at:
ProLiant Essentials Foundation Pack Software for the ProLiant BL Server
HP Systems Insight Manager
HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM) help maximize system uptime and performance and reduce system maintenance costs by providing proactive notification of problems before those problems result in unplanned downtime or reduced productivity. HP SIM is easy to set up to work with the Insight Management Agents, integrated Light-Out and Remote Insight Light-Out Edition, and Version Control Agents to deliver robust fault, configuration, and asset management as well as remote administration. With HP Systems Insight Manager customers will also be able to take advantage of role-based security; the ability to manage ProLiant, Integrity, and HP9000 systems; and plug-ins for storage, client, printer, and power management as well as server rapid deployment, performance management, and workload management. For more details on HP Systems Insight Manager click the following URL .
ProLiant Essentials Rapid Deployment Pack
Rapid Deployment Pack (RDP) is an automated deployment and provisioning solution for all ProLiant servers. RDP includes the Altiris Deployment Solution and ProLiant Integration Module featuring ProLiant server pre-configured events for OS installation, and optimized software drivers, firmware and management agents. Every RDP CD includes 10-node trial licenses for evaluation purposes. RDP requires a license for each server deployed and is available for purchase with blade servers. For more information, click the following URL .
Management Agents
The Management Agents form the foundation for HP's Intelligent Manageability strategy. They provide direct, browser-based access to in-depth instrumentation built into HP servers, workstations, desktops, and portables, and send alerts to HP Systems Insight Manager and other enterprise management applications in case of subsystem or environmental failures. For additional information about the Management Agents and other management products from HP, please visit the management Web site at .
Subscriber's Choice
Subscriber's Choice Driver and Support Alerts/Notifications is a web-based email subscription service that provides software and driver change notifications for ProLiant products. Sign up at and customize your profile to receive various new alerts as they become available, on a weekly or monthly basis.
ROMPaq, support software, and configuration utilities
The latest software, drivers, and firmware fully optimized and tested for your ProLiant server and options, available in the RDP CD, SmartStart or downloadable from Software and Drivers download pages, linked from the SmartStart website at .
Insight Diagnostics Online Edition
The most advanced configuration analysis, reporting and troubleshooting utilities used by HP and at your fingertips, available in SmartStart.
SmartStart is a tool that simplifies single server setup, providing a rapid way to deploy reliable and consistent server configurations. SmartStart 7.00 and later can now deploy the HP ProLiant BL20P G4 and HP ProLiant BL40P server blades, using the I/O port with an attached USB CD-ROM device. To obtain a copy of SmartStart for your blade server, redeem the coupon that is included with your Blade server or order your copy from the SmartStart web site. For more information, please visit the SmartStart Web site at .
SmartStart version supported (minimum): SmartStart 7.5


Link to Warranty Information

Additional information regarding worldwide limited warranty and technical support is available at:


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