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Features and specifications

Use this table to view specific information about the blade server, such as, blade server hardware features and the dimensions of the blade server.

  1. Power, cooling, removable-media drives, external ports, and advanced system management are provided by the BladeCenter® unit.
  2. The operating system in the blade server must provide USB support for the blade server to recognize and use the removable-media drives. The BladeCenter unit uses USB for internal communications with these devices.

The following table is a summary of the features and specifications of the blade server.

Table 1. Features and specifications

Microprocessor: Supports one Intel LGA-771 microprocessor

Use the Configuration/Setup Utility program to determine the type and speed of the microprocessors in the blade server.
  • Dual-channel, dual inline memory modules (DIMMs): 6 DIMM connectors
  • Type: ECC double-data rate (DDR2 667) DRAM. Supports 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB, and 4 GB DIMMs with up to 24 GB of total memory on the system board
Drives: Support for a pair of one of the following storage drives:
  • Hot-swap, small form factor (SFF) Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) hard disk drives, and hot-swap solid state storage drives.
  • Fixed SFF Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) hard disk drives
  • Fixed SFF SATA solid state storage drives
Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) alerts:
  • Microprocessor
  • Memory
  • Hard disk drives

Electrical input: 12 V dc

Integrated functions:
  • Expansion card interface
  • Local service processor: Baseboard management controller (BMC) with Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) firmware
  • ATI ES1000 video controller
  • LSI 1064E SAS controller (type 8028 and 1916)
  • SATA controller (type 8014)
  • Concurrent keyboard/video/mouse (cKVM) support when optional cKVM feature card is installed
  • Light path diagnostics
  • RS-485 interface for communication with the management module
  • Automatic server restart (ASR)
  • USB 2.0 for communication with the cKVM and removable media drives
  • Serial over LAN (SOL)
  • Redundant buses for communication with keyboard, mouse, and removable media drives


  • Air temperature:
    • Blade server on: 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F). Altitude: 0 m to 914.4 m (0 ft to 3000 ft)
    • Blade server on: 10°C to 32°C (50°F to 89.6°F). Altitude: 914.4 m to 2133.6 m (3000 ft to 7000 ft)
    • Blade server off: 10°C to 43°C (50°F to 89.6°F). Altitude: 914.4 m to 2133.6 m (3000 ft to 7000 ft)
    • Blade server shipping: -40°C to 60°C (-40°F to 140°F)
  • Humidity:
    • Blade server on: 8% to 80%
    • Blade server off: 8% to 80%
  • Height: 24.5 cm (9.7 inches)
  • Depth: 44.6 cm (17.6 inches)
  • Width: 2.9 cm (1.14 inches)
  • Maximum weight: 4.8 kg (10 lb)