Setup Overview

for the HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 Server Blade

HP ProLiant BL660c Gen9 Server Blade

Before you begin

Before performing any server blade-specific procedures, install an HPE BladeSystem c-Class enclosure.

The most current documentation for server blades and other BladeSystem components is available on the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website.

BladeSystem enclosures ship with device bay dividers to support half-height devices. To install a full-height device, remove the blanks and the corresponding device bay divider.

Component identification

Front panel components

  • SATA/SAS model

    Front panel components

    Item

    Description

    1

    HPE c-Class Blade SUV cable connector* (behind the serial label pull tab)

    2

    Serial label pull tab

    3

    SAS/SATA drive bay 1

    4

    SAS/SATA drive bay 2

    5

    External USB 3.0 connector

    6

    SAS/SATA drive bay 3

    7

    SAS/SATA drive bay 4

    8

    Server blade release lever

    9

    Server blade release button

    *The SUV connector and the c-Class Blade SUV Cable are used for server blade configuration and diagnostic procedures.

  • NVMe model

    Front panel components-NVMe model

    Item

    Description

    1

    HPE c-Class Blade SUV cable connector* (behind the serial label pull tab)

    2

    Serial label pull tab

    3

    NVMe drive bay 1

    4

    NVMe drive bay 2

    5

    External USB 3.0 connector

    6

    Server blade release lever

    7

    Server blade release button

    *The SUV connector and the c-Class Blade SUV Cable are used for server blade configuration and diagnostic procedures.

Front panel LEDs and buttons

Front panel LEDs and buttons

Item

Description

Status

1

Health LED

Solid green = Normal

Flashing green (1 flash per second) = iLO is rebooting

Flashing amber = System degraded

Flashing red (1 flash per second) = System critical

 

If the health LED indicates a degraded or critical state, review the system IML or use iLO to review the system health status.

2

Power On/Standby button and system power LED

Solid green = System on

Flashing green (1 flash per second) = Performing power on sequence

Solid amber = System in standby

Off = No power present

 

Facility power is not present, power cord is not attached, no power supplies are installed, power supply failure has occurred, or the front I/O cable is disconnected.

3

UID LED

Solid blue = Activated

Flashing blue:

  • 1 flash per second = Remote management or firmware upgrade in progress
  • 4 flashes per second = iLO manual reboot sequence initiated
  • 8 flashes per second = iLO manual reboot sequence in progress

 

Off = Deactivated

4

NIC status LED

Solid green = Link to network

Flashing green (1 flash per second) = Network active

Off = No network activity

When all four LEDs described in this table flash simultaneously, a power fault has occurred. For more information, see the "Front panel LED power fault codes" section in the HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 Server Blade User Guide.

For more information about the enclosure components, see the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website.

Install server blade options

Installing hardware options

Before installing and initializing the server blade, install any server blade options, such as an additional processors, hard drives, or mezzanine cards. For server blade options installation information, see the HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 Server Blade User Guide.

Install interconnect modules

To support network connections for specific signals, install an interconnect module in the bay corresponding to the FlexibleLOM or mezzanine signals.

  • HPE BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure

    HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure interconnect bay numbering

    Server blade signal

    Interconnect bay

    Interconnect bay labels

    FlexibleLOM 1 and 2

    1 and 2

    Hexagon icon

    Mezzanine 1

    3 and 4

    Square icon

    Mezzanine 2 and 3

    5 and 6

    Circle icon

    Mezzanine 2 and 3

    7 and 8

    Diamond icon

  • HPE BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure

    HP BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure interconnect bay numbering

    Interconnect bay numbering

    Server blade signal

    Interconnect bay number

    Interconnect bay label

    Notes

    FlexibleLOM 1 and 2

    1

    Hexagon icon

    Mezzanine 1

    2

    Square icon

    Four-port cards connect to bay 2.

    Mezzanine 2 and 3

    3 and 4

    Circle icon Diamond icon

    • Four-port cards
    • Ports 1 and 3 connect to bay 3.
    • Ports 2 and 4 connect to bay 4.

For detailed port mapping information, see the BladeSystem enclosure installation poster or the BladeSystem enclosure setup and installation guide on the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website.

For more information about the Onboard Administrator, see the enclosure setup and installation guide on the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website.

For specific steps to install interconnect modules, see the documentation that ships with the interconnect module.

Connect to the network

To connect the BladeSystem to a network, each enclosure must be configured with network interconnect devices to manage signals between the server blades and the external network.

Two types of interconnect modules are available for BladeSystem c-Class enclosures: Pass-Thru modules and switch modules. For more information about interconnect module options, see the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website.

IMPORTANT: To connect to a network with a Pass-Thru module, always connect the Pass-Thru module to a network device that supports Gigabit or 10 Gb speed, depending on the corresponding Pass-Thru model.

Install the server blade in the enclosure

  1. Remove the connector covers.

    Removing the connector covers

  2. Open the server blade latch.

    Opening the server blade latch

  3. Install the server blade.

Installing the server blade

The Onboard Administrator initiates an automatic power-up sequence when the server blade is installed. If the default setting is changed, use one of the following methods to power up the server blade:

  • Use a virtual power button selection through iLO.
  • Press and release the Power On/Standby button.

When the server blade goes from the standby mode to the full power mode, the system power LED changes from amber to solid green. The health status LED bar flashes green when the Power On/Standby Button service is being initialized. For more information about the system power LED status, see "Front panel LEDs and buttons."

For more information about the Onboard Administrator, see the enclosure setup and installation guide on the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website.

For more information about iLO, see the iLO documentation on the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website.

Complete the configuration

To complete the server blade and BladeSystem configuration, see the overview card that ships with the enclosure.

Register the server blade

To experience quicker service and more efficient support, register the product at the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Product Registration website.

Additional information

For more information, see the HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 Server Blade Information Library.

For important safety, environmental, and regulatory information, see Safety and Compliance Information for Server, Storage, Power, Networking, and Rack Products, available at the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website.

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Part number: 734591-002
June 2016
Edition: 2