Lenovo BladeCenter HS23


Deliver More

Do more in your data centre (DC) with the Lenovo® BladeCenter HS23. This efficient server helps manage big data and is ideal for a wide variety of workloads including virtualisation and cloud infrastructure solutions. New integrated 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Virtual Fabric provides high networking bandwidth. Sixteen dual inline memory module (DIMM) slots, supporting up to 512 gigabyte (GB) of double data rate-3 (DDR3) memory, deliver more and larger virtual machines (VMs) per blade compared to previous generations. Simplify infrastructure deployment and complexity for faster time-to-value with FastSetUp.

Top performance

The HS23 offers outstanding performance, with support for the 12-core Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v2 series that processes up to 24 simultaneous threads. It has fast memory throughput and integrated redundant array of independent disks (RAID)-0, -1.

Product features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
Supports 12-core Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 series
Ultra-fast 1866 MHz, 16 DIMM slots
Integrated memory controller
Optional embedded hypervisor
1 standard CIOv and 1 high-speed CFFh expansion slot
RAID-0, -1
Support for two 2.5-inch hot-swap Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) or solid-state drives (SSDs)
High-speed I/O
Blue Path Cooling design
Support for all Lenovo BladeCenter chassis
Integrated Management Module (IMM)
Light path diagnostics
Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA)
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
Fabric Manager
Rear Door Heat eXchanger
IBM Calibrated Vectored Cooling
Trusted Platform Module 1.2
Form factor/height Single-width (30 mm)
Processor (max) Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 series, with up to 12 cores, processing up to 24 simultaneous threads
Cache (max) 30 megabytes (MB)
Memory (max) 512 gigabytes (GB) (assuming 32 GB DIMMs), 16 DIMM sockets - very low profile (VLP) Registered error checking and correction (ECC) DDR3, memory mirroring and sparing supported
Expansion slots 1 CIOv slot (standard peripheral component interconnect Express (PCIe) daughter cards) and 1 CFFh slot (high-speed PCIe daughter card)
Disk bays (total/hot-swap) 2 hot-swappable hard disk drives (HDDs) Serial advanced technology atachment (SATA/serial attached SCSI (SAS)) or solid state drives (SSDs)
Maximum internal storage 2 terabytes (TB)
Network interface Integrated Virtual Fabric for BladeCenter, Emulex BE3 Dual 10 gigabit (Gb)/1 Gb
RAID support RAID-0, -1
Systems management Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), Integrated Management Module (IMM), Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA), optional embedded hypervisor for virtualisation, light path diagnostics, UpdateXpress, Dynamic System Analysis (DSA) with Integrated RT Diagnostics, Fabric Manager
Operating systems supported Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise, VMware
Limited warranty 3-year customer replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite limited warranty, next business day 09:00 to 17:00, service upgrades available
600 GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5-inch G2HS HDD 800 GB SATA 2.5-inch MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD 16 GB (1x16 GB, 2Rx4, 1.5V) PC3-14900 CL13 ECC DDR3 1866 megahertz (MHz) VLP registered dual inline memory module (RDIMM)
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Optimise density and performance with the latest 2.5" HDDs High-performance, dense flash to accelerate applications Add more memory to help improve the performance of all your workloads

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