Upon reviewing my Google photos, I found a few interesting images that showcased the little known HP ProLiant C3500. This blog post will provide some rarely seen images and give some insights into the HP ProLiant Blade Enclosure family.
In February of 2010, I attended a blogger Tech Field Day hosted by HP (before they were renamed HPE.) The highlight of that event for me was getting a tour of a lab hosting several HP ProLiant BladeSystem products. My favorite, was the “ProLiant C3500 Blade Enclosure” – a cross section of the ProLiant C7000 BladeSystem chassis. I don’t recall seeing this at any trade shows since, so I wanted to share it. If you look closely, you can see the different bays dedicated for I/O in the BladeSystem enclosure as well as the midplane.
I was also able to take some images of the HP C7000 BladeSystem mid plane and power bus (below.)
Kevin Houston is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of BladesMadeSimple.com. He has over 20 years of experience in the x86 server marketplace. Since 1997 Kevin has worked at several resellers in the Atlanta area, and has a vast array of competitive x86 server knowledge and certifications as well as an in-depth understanding of VMware and Citrix virtualization. Kevin has worked at Dell Technologies since August 2011 and he is a Principal Engineer and Chief Technical Server Architect supporting the Enterprise server sales at Dell. He is also a CTO Ambassador in the Office of the CTO at Dell Technologies.
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