Where can I find detailed information on the HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 Server specifications and supported options?
The HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 QuickSpecs include descriptions of all models of the DL380p Gen8 and an extensive list of supported options from HP.
What is the difference between HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 Entry, Base and Performance Models?
The HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 offers three partially configured models with different processor models, Smart Array RAID controllers, memory capacity, and other options. The exact specs for these models can be found in the server QuickSpecs under the 'Model' heading.
What new product specific options are available for the HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 server?
For a complete list of options, including product specific, please refer to the 'Options' section of the server QuickSpecs.
What HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 options can be shared with the DL380 G7?
The only shared options could be PCI card options. Please refer to the DL380p Gen8 QuickSpecs for the supported options.
What operating systems are supported on the HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8?
Operating system support includes:
- Microsoft Windows Server
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)
- Oracle Solaris
- Citrix XenServer
For a complete and up-to-date listing of supports OS's and versions, please visit our OS Support Matrix. http://www.hp.com/go/ossupport
Does the DL380p Gen8 support video graphics cards?
Yes, the DL380p Gen8 will support up to 150w third party video graphics cards (doesn't support Double Wide form factor).
Does the DL380p Gen8 support the 6Gb SAS or 3Gb SATA technology?
Yes, the DL380p Gen8 is 6Gb SAS and 3Gb SATA ready.
Does my G7 DDR3 or Third Party memory work on Gen8?
With HP SmartMemory you are assured of the best performances, operational and management functionality offered in the ProLiant Gen8 platforms.
Your ProLiant Gen8 memory has been designed for key feature advantages offered in Gen8 designs. G7 or third party memory has not been qualified.
For more detail on Memory Population rules and specifics: www.hp.com/go/ddr3memory-configurator
Does the DL380p Gen8 come standard with Rail Kit and Cable Management Kit
Yes, all of the models come standard with the Rack Rail Kit, and Cable Management Arm for ease of deployment and management.
Does HP offer racking solutions for my DL380p Gen8 in Telco and Third Party Racks?
Yes, the DL380p Gen8 slide out rail system provides tool-free support for racks with square or round mounting holes (including HP/Compaq 10000, 9000, 7000 and HP series), with an adjustment range of 24-inch to 36-inch.
Installation into Telco racks requires a 3rd party option kit. (http://www.racksolutions.com/hp/)
Can the SD Card slot or USB ports on the DL380p Gen8 be used as a boot device or floppy replacement?
Utilities are now available that allow the use of SD Card/ USB instead of floppy for a number of tasks, including system boot from USB drive key. For additional information, view the HP Drive Key Boot Utility whitepaper.
What are the system health LEDs used for? What do the different colors mean (green, red, amber)?
The front panel and internal LEDs are used to help diagnose a server failure. When an internal component fails, the indication is made on an internal component LED (amber) and on the front panel. If the item is serviceable without removing the server hood, as in the case of a redundant power supply failure, the External Health LED will illuminate. If the item is serviceable by removing the hood, as in the case of a fan failure, the Internal Health LED will illuminate.
If no failures have occurred, the system health LEDs will be green. If a failure has occurred, but a redundant feature has enabled the system to continue running, the LED will be amber. If the failure is critical and is/has caused the system to shutdown, the LED will be red. These LEDs serve as local indicators for several failure conditions. Insight Manager will continue to report these, and many other failure conditions, as well.
What new management features are available on Gen8?
The new HP iLO Management Engine provides Intelligent Provisioning, Active Health System, Agentless Management and Remote Support features built-in to every server.
SIM and Insight Control Manager continue to provide the essential infrastructure management that speeds server deployment, proactively manages health, optimizes power management, and offers control from anywhere – now on broader selection of supported operating environments.
What Service offerings are recommended?
HP recommends customers purchase for deployment, HP Care Pack hardware installation and start up and same day 24×7 hardware support combined with software technical support for operating system and management software. This combination provides ready access to technical expertise, will help minimize downtime, and enable customers to focus on their core business.
For a complete list of Support Services that are available, visit: http://www.hp.com/services/proliant
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