HPE ProLiant WS460c Gen9 Graphics Server

Setup Overview

Standard model

HPE ProLiant WS460c Gen9 Server Blade, standard

Graphics expansion model

HPE ProLiant WS460c Gen9 Server Blade, expansion model

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 HPE BladeSystem components is available in the HPE BladeSystem Information Library.

HPE BladeSystem enclosures ship with device bay dividers to support half-height devices. If the dividers have been removed, always reinstall the dividers before installing half-height devices and device bay blanks.

Component identification

Front panel components for standard blade

Front panel components

Item

Description

1

Hard drive bay 1

2

Server blade release button

3

Server blade release lever

4

Hard drive bay 2

5

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

6

Serial label pull tab

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

Front panel components for graphics expansion blade

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Item

Description

1

Serial label pull tab

2

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

3

Drive bay 2

4

Drive bay 1

5

Server blade release lever

6

Server blade release button

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

Front panel LEDs and buttons

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Item

Description

Status

1

Health status LED bar

Solid Green = Normal (System is powered on.)

Flashing Green = Power On/Standby button service is being initialized.

Flashing Amber = Degraded condition

Flashing Red = Critical condition

Off = Normal (System is in standby.)

2

Power On/Standby button and system power LED

Solid Green = System is powered on.

Flashing Green = System is waiting to power on; Power On/Standby button is pressed.

Solid Amber = System is in standby; Power On/Standby button service is initialized.

Off and the Health Status LED bar is off = The system has no power.

Off and the Health Status LED bar is flashing green = The Power On/Standby button service is being initialized.

3

UID LED

Solid Blue = Identified

Flashing Blue = Active remote management

Off = No active remote management

4

FlexibleLOM LED

Green = Network linked

Flashing Green = Network activity

Off = No link or activity

5

Health status LED bar

Solid Green = Normal (System is powered on.)

Flashing Green = Power On/Standby button service is being initialized.

Flashing Amber = Degraded condition

Flashing Red = Critical condition

Off = Normal (System is in standby.)

6

UID LED

Solid Blue = Identified

Flashing Blue = Active remote management

Off = No active remote management

For more information about the enclosure components, see the HPE BladeSystem Information Library.

Install server blade options

Installing hardware options

Before installing and initializing the server blade, install any server blade options, such as an additional processor, hard drive, or mezzanine card. For server blade options installation information, see the HPE ProLiant WS460c Gen9 Server Blade User Guide in the HPE ProLiant WS460c Gen9 Server Blade Information Library.

Install interconnect modules

  • HPE BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure

    HPE BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure interconnect bay numbering

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

Server blade signal

Interconnect bay

Interconnect bay labels

FlexibleLOM

1 and 2

Hexagon icon

Mezzanine 1

3 and 4

Square icon

Mezzanine 2

5 and 6

Circle icon

 

7 and 8

Diamond icon

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

  • HPE BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure and Tower Enclosure

    HPE BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure interconnect bay numbering

    Interconnect bay numbering

    Server blade signal

    Interconnect bay number

    Interconnect bay label

    Notes

    FlexibleLOM

    1

    Hexagon icon

    Mezzanine 1

    2

    Square icon

    Four port cards connect to bay 2.

    Mezzanine 2

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

Connect to the network

To connect the HPE 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 HPE BladeSystem c-Class enclosures: Pass-Thru modules and switch modules. For more information about interconnect module options, see the HPE 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

  • Standard model

    Installing an HPE ProLiant WS460c Gen9 Server Blade, standard

  • Graphics expansion model

    Installing an HPE ProLiant WS460c Gen9 Server Blade, graphics expansion model

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 HPE website.

For more information about iLO, see the iLO documentation on the HPE website.

Complete the configuration

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

Register the server blade

Additional information

For more information, see the HPE ProLiant WS460c Gen9 Server Blade Information Library.

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

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Part number: 798317-002
August 2018
Edition: 2