ProLiant BL660c Gen9 Server Blade

HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 Server Blade

The HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 Server Blade is ideal for virtualization, database, business processing, and other four processor (4P) applications where fine-tuning of data center space and price/performance is



Ideal 4-socket Dense Form Factor Without Compromising on Performance, Scalability, and Expandability

The HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 Server Blade delivers four socket (4S) computing in a single-wide, full-height form factor. It has support for two or four cost-effective Intel Xeon E5-4600 v3 or v4 processors each with up to 22 cores and 135 watts without system configuration restrictions.  Provides the flexibility to optimize your core IT applications with right-sized storage for your workload, lowering TCO; all managed by HPE OneView, the converged management platform that accelerates IT service delivery and boosts business performance.  The HPE Gen9 FlexibleLOM solution for your choice of 10 Gb or 20 Gb FlexFabric ports.  Supports four Small Form Factor (SFF) drive bays for increased internal storage capacity.

Improved Memory, Storage, and I/O Performance

The HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 Server Blade delivers up to 21%2 performance increases with Intel Xeon E5-4600 v4 processors.  HPE DDR4 SmartMemory at 2400MT/s (up to 4 TB with 128 GB DIMMs): +33% throughput compared to competition and 35% lower power consumption than 1.5 V DDR3 at the same bin speed.  Optional support for up to two SFF NVMe Solid State Disks (SSDs) for additional performance.  Optional HPE Smart Array P246br storage controller with 1 GB Flash-Write Back Cache (FWBC) DDR3 at 1866 MHz improves storage performance for demanding workloads.

Flexibility to Configure for Your Specific Workload for Reduced TCO

The HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 Server Blade delivers tiered storage controller options (HPE Smart Array P246br Controller or the HPE Dynamic Smart Array B140i Controller) for increased deployment flexibility.  Every BL660c Gen9 Server Blade includes USB 3.0, optional dual Micro-SD, two SFF drives, 12 Gb SAS and optional 64GB or 120GB M.2 support for configuration variety of system boot options at an optimal price.  Both Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) and Legacy BIOS modes available for increased configuration and deployment versatility.

Transforming Business Economics by Accelerating Service Delivery

HPE OneView provides the HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 Server Blade with the Power of One—a single comprehensive view of the data center, managing hardware, software, firmware, and drivers.  HPE Integrated Lights-out (iLO) software features server lifecycle management advancements including iLO federation, which remotely manages groups of servers at scale with built-in rapid discovery of all iLOs, group configurations, group health status, and ability to determine iLO licenses.

Technical Specifications

Processor family

Intel® Xeon® E5-4600 v3 product family
Intel® Xeon® E5-4600 v4 product family

Number of processors

4 or 2

Processor core available

6 or 10 or 12 or 14 or 16 or 18 or 22

Processor cache

55MB L3
45MB L3
40MB L3
35MB L3
30MB L3
25MB L3
20MB L3

Processor speed


Form factor (fully configured)

4 (c3000)
8 (c7000)

Form factor chassis


Power supply type


Expansion slots

(3) Maximum – For detail descriptions reference the QuickSpecs

Memory, maximum

with 128GB LRDIMMs

Memory slots

32 DIMM slots

Memory type

DDR4 SmartMemory

Memory protection features

Advanced ECC

Drive description

(2) SFF NVMe (optional) SSD
Hot plug, depending on model

System fan features


Network controller

10Gb 536FLB FlexFabric Adapter 2 Ports per controller
Applicable to all models

Storage controller

Dynamic Smart Array B140i or
Smart Array P246br
Applicable to all models

Infrastructure management

iLO Management (standard), Intelligent Provisioning (standard), iLO Advanced for BladeSystem (optional), HP OneView Adanced (optional), HP Insight Control (optional)

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