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The Express5800/B120d is a high-density dual-socket blade server developed with Intel’s® latest Xeon® processors. The B120d provides exceptional performance, scalability and availability through its high-performance processors and vast amounts of memory while providing its customers with flexible storage connectivity capabilities. These blade servers are ideal for customers whose server virtualization solutions require high bandwidth I/O’s.


Model B120d
Form factor / height Half-height blade
Number of processors 1 to 2
Processor Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2403 (1.80 GHz/4-core/10 MB)
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2430L (2 GHz/6-core/15 MB)
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2470 (2.30 GHz/8-core/20 MB)
Memory type DDR3-1333 ECC LV UDIMM
Memory slots 12
Maximum memory 384 GB
Storage type Hot plug 2.5-inch SAS and SATA HDD
Hot plug 2.5-inch SAS and SATA SSD
Maximum internal drive bays 2 with drive cage kit
Maximum internal storage 2TB
Expansion slots 1 Type I Mezzanine
1 Type II Mezzanine
1 PCIe for a flexible integrated NIC
Video (VRAM) Integrated in the server management controller (32 MB)
Systems management EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3
Interface 1 SUV
Enclosure Blade Enclosure M
Blade Enclosure-H v2
Temperature and humidity condition (non-condensing) Operating: 10 to 35 °C / 50 to 95 °F, 20 to 80%
Non-operating: -10 to 55°C / 14 to 131°F, 20 to 80%
Operating systems and
virtualization software
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003 R2, Standard Edition
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003 R2, Standard x64 Edition
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003 R2, Enterprise Edition
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003 R2, Enterprise x64 Edition
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 Standard
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 Standard (x64)
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 Enterprise
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 Enterprise (x64)
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 Standard
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 Enterprise
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 5 1
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6 1
VMware® ESX™ 4
VMware® ESX™i 5

1. For Linux support, contact our sales representative or go to the NEC website at:


Superior Performance and Capability

Intel xeon

  • Intel Xeon E5 product familyFeatures the Intel® Xeon® E5-2400 8-core processor product family for maximum energy efficiency and performance
  • Supporting up to 384 GB memory, the B120d blade server is perfect for consolidating business-critical application and database server environments

Flexible Solution

  • Flexible Integrated NIC technology, either dual 1GbE or dual 10GbE, provides server scalability and flexible network solutions without increasing CAPEX
  • Flexible storage technology enables optimal system configurations for direct attached storage and storage area network environments
  • Equipped with two 3rd Generation PCIe mezzanine expansion slots to provide flexible connectivity to various network environments

Simplified Manageability

  • Integrated with NEC’s EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 technology, facilitates remote management capabilities in a secure, communications environment without any special software
  • Enables simple installation and efficient centralized system management with EXPRESSBUILDER and ESMPRO suite technology
  • Support for NEC’s unique integrated virtualization platform management software, SigmaSystemCenter, which enables powerful and unified management and autonomous operations that follow pre-defined policies

Ideal Applications

  • Server virtualization solutions in medium to large enterprise datacenters with centralized administration and autonomous operation
  • Virtualization solutions, mid-size database servers, ERP operations and consolidation of business-critical applications