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HP Blades / C7000 - Mixing Blades (Generations) in SAME C7000 Chassis?

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I want to confirm if you can mix two or more HP blade generations in the same chassis? If so, what Generation version are compatible with each? How many Generation versions is it backwards compatible with?

For Example:
C7000 Chassis
(8) Gen 7, with (8) Gen 9 (total of 16 blades) ?
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I want to confirm if you can mix two or more HP blade generations in the same chassis?

yes, i have 4 C7000s here with mixed gen blades in the same chassis

If so, what Generation version are compatible with each?

supported back to G5

HP ProLiant Server Blades - Compatibility with HP BladeSystem c7000 and c3000 Enclosures and Firmware
http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=5193137&docId=mmr_kc-0100204-12&docLocale=en_US
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Thank you!
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IT Central Station users have commented on the stability and reliability of HP's Blades. This user in particular mentioned that it was easy to add blades from different generations. https://www.itcentralstation.com/product_reviews/hp-bladesystem-review-35641-by-mario-maldini
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