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ProLiant BL460c G6 PCI Express Expansion

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ProLiant BL460c G6 PCI Express Expansion



We have a HP BLc7000 Enclosure with 4 BL460c G6. We like to add graphics cards on PCI Express to them. I am having trouble finding the things I need?


Do we need a passtrough module and some PCIExpress mezzazine card for each blade? Or external PCI Express graphics cards can be putted only on a Expansion blade? Do I need some kind of cards for the blades if we use a Graphics expansion blade?


Also, how many parts of each do we need to be able to put external PCI Express graphics cards on each blade server?


Info about our system:

HP BLc7000 Enclosure
Part Number 403321-B22


ProLiant BL460c G6
System Board Spare Part Number 595046-001
The server does not contain any mezzanine cards


Re: ProLiant BL460c G6 PCI Express Expansion

Hello @Yatta


The HP ProLiant BL460c G6 server has the PCI express X8 port and graphic cards need an x16 OCI express slot.  The HP ProLiant BL460c G6 does not support adding a graphics card.  However, the HP ProLiant WS400c Graphics Server Blades, which is available directly through HP.  Another option is to talk to an HP Server Specialist for more options that may be available, I am happy to set up a phone call for you please let me know if that is the direction you would like to go.

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