Where can I find detailed information on the HP ProLiant DL385p Gen8 Server specifications and supported options?
The HP ProLiant DL385p Gen8 QuickSpecs include descriptions of all models of the DL385p Gen8 and an extensive list of supported options from HP.
What features does the HP ProLiant DL385p Gen8 have in common with the DL380p Gen8?
The DL385p Gen8 offers a most of the same options of the DL380p Gen8, with the exception of PCIe Gen3 support, some Riser cage options and Smart Socket Guide.
What new product specific options are available for the HP ProLiant DL385p Gen8 server?
The HP ProLiant DL385p Gen8 offers the new Opteron™ 6300 Series processors, along with HP Smart Memory, Smart Drives, FlexibleLOM NICs, and multiple hard drive cages-8SFF(+8SFF option), 25SFF and 8LFF, 12LFF. For a complete list of options, please refer to the 'Options' section of the DL385p Gen8 server QuickSpecs. http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14329_na/14329_na.html
Can you use G7 options in DL385p Gen8?
Most G7 options, PCI card and others can be used, but may have different performance levels. Some options, like hard drives, will not work at all. Other options, like memory, will work but may not perform to the same level as the new HP Smart Memory options. Please refer to the "Options" section of the DL385p Gen8 server QuickSpecs. http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14329_na/14329_na.html
What operating systems are supported on the HP ProLiant DL385p 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 supported OS's and versions, please visit our OS Support Matrix: http://www.hp.com/go/ossupport
NOTE: Due to delivery times of some OS's they may be delayed support for these.
Does the DL385p Gen8 support video graphics cards?
Yes. The DL385p Gen8 can support up to two Single Width Actively cooled third party video graphics cards. The DL385p Gen8 does not support Double Wide form factor GPUs. Some NVidia GPGPUs and AMD GPGPUs have been tested for form, fit, and thermals, however have not been fully qualified at this time by HP.
Can the SD Card slot or USB ports on the DL385p Gen8 be used as a boot device?
Utilities are now available that allow the use of SD Card/USB for a number of tasks, including system boot from USB drive key. For additional information ******view the HP Drive Key Boot Utility whitepaper******.
Does the DL385p Gen8 support 3Gb SATA and 6Gb SAS technology?
Yes. The DL385p Gen8 is both 3Gb SATA and 6Gb SAS ready.
Does my G7 DDR3 or third party memory work on Gen8?
Yes G7 DDR3 or Third Party memory does work on the Gen8 Server. However, with HP Smart Memory, you are assured of the best performance, operational and management functionality offered in the Gen8 platforms. ProLiant Gen8 memory has been designed for key feature advantages in the Gen8 platforms where as G7 DDR3 and third party memory has not. For more details on memory population rules and specifics: www.hp.com/go/ddr3memory-configurator
What are the system health LEDs used for? What do the different colors mean (green, red, amber)?
The front panel and internal LEDs are all used to help diagnose a server health status. When an internal component has an issue, the indication is made on an internal component LED (amber) and on the front SID 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 management features are available on Gen8?
HP iLO Management Engine(iLO4) provides Intelligent Provisioning, ProActive Health System, Agentless Management, SmartStart and Remote Support features built-in to every Gen8 server. No more CD's in the box.
HP 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 a 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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