HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 Owner's Thread


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HP has recently launched a new generation of the ever so popular MicroServer.

ProcessorNOTE: : Intel® Celeron® G1610T and Intel® Pentium® G2020T support up to 1333MHz DDR3 memory speed.
Intel® Celeron® G1610T (2.3Hz/2-core/2MB/35W) Processor
Intel® Pentium® G2020T (2.5GHz/2-core/3MB/35W) Processor
Cache Memory3MB (1 x 3MB) L3 Cache
NOTE: For Dual-core Pentium processor.
2MB (1 x 2MB) L3 Cache
NOTE: For Dual-core Celeron processor.
NOTE: All processor models above list the L3 Cache associated with that particular processor.
ChipsetIntel® C204 Chipset
NOTE: For more information regarding Intel® chipsets, please see the following URL:
Intel® Server and Workstation Chipsets.
On System Management ProcessorHP iLO (Firmware: HP iLO 4)
NOTE: For more information, visit: HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) - HP Servers | HP® Official Site.
Memory ProtectionECC
HP SmartMemory

DDR3 Unbuffered (UDIMM)
DIMM Slots Available

Standard2GB (1 x 2GB) PC3-12800E DDR3 UDIMM
Maximum16GB (2 x 8GB) PC3-12800E DDR3 UDIMM
NOTE: HP memory from previous generation servers are not fully compatible with the HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8.
Network ControllerHP Ethernet 1Gb 2-port 332i Adapter
Expansion SlotsExpansion
Slot #TechnologyBus
Width*Connector WidthForm FactorNotes
1PCIe 2.0x16x16Low Profile
* Indicates the number of physical electrical lanes running to a PCI-e connector.
HP Server ROMHP ROM (Read Only Memory) is now digitally signed using HP's Corporate Signing Service. This signature is verified before the flash process starts, reducing accidental programming and preventing malicious efforts to corrupt system ROM.
HP ROM provides for essential initialization and validation of hardware components before control is passed to the customer-installed operating system. The ROM also provides the capability of booting from various fixed media (HDD, CD-ROM) and removable media (USB), to continue operation to the operating system.

HP ROM performs very early configuration of the video controller, to allow monitoring of initialization progress via an attached monitor. If configuration or hardware errors are discovered during this early phase of hardware initialization, suitable messages are now displayed on the connected monitor. Additionally, these configuration or hardware errors are logged to the Integrated Management Log (IML) to assist in diagnosis.

HP's ProLiant ROM is used to configure the following:
Processor and chipset status registers
System memory, memory map, and memory initialization
System hardware configuration (Integrated PCI devices and optional PCIe cards).
Customer-specific BIOS configuration (using the HP ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU).
NOTE: For further information, please refer to HP's RBSU (ROM based setup utility) user guide: www.hp.com/support/rbsu.

Storage Controller
HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i Controller
NOTE: HDD bays 1 and 2 support 6.0Gb/s SATA. HDD bays 3 and 4 support 3.0Gb/s SATA.
NOTE: Supports RAID 0/1/10 only. No FBWC support. For FBWC, a standup Smart Array Controller card must be configured.
NOTE: For more information about the controller and its features, see the HP Dynamic Smart Array RAID Controller User Guide on the HP website: (http://www.hp.com/support/DSA_RAID_UG_en).
NOTE: To configure arrays, see the Configuring Arrays on HP Smart Array Controllers Reference Guide on the HP website (http://www.hp.com/support/CASAC_RG_en).
NOTE: For general information about HP Smart Array B120i SATA RAID Controller, please go to: http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/

Internal Storage DevicesOptical DriveOptional: SATA DVD-RW drive
Hard DrivesNone ship standard
Maximum Internal StorageNon-Hot Plug SATA12TB (4 x 3TB) 3.5" SATA
InterfacesVideo 1 Rear standard video
HP iLO Remote Management Network Port1Gb Dedicated (default iLO4 configuration)
Micro SD slot1 Internal
NOTE: The MicroSD slot is not a hot-pluggable device. Customers should not attempt to plug a MicroSD card into the MicroSD slot while the server is powered.
USB 2.0 Ports5 total (2 front, 2 rear, 1 internal)
USB 3.0 Ports2 total (2 rear)
NOTE: Functional after OS boot.
Network RJ-45 (Ethernet)2 (Port 1 shared for HP iLO4 as optional configuration)
Industry Standard ComplianceACPI V2.0b Compliant
PCIe 2.0 Compliant
PXE Support
WOL Support
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
SATA Gen 2
SATA Gen 3
Server Power CordsThe MicroServer models ship standard with a 6' country specific NEMA power cord. If customers require an alternative local power cord, they can check the power cord matrix for the appropriate country specific sku. Please see the following power cord matrix:HP ProLiant power protection and management.
Power SpecificationsTo review typical system power ratings use the HP Power Advisor which is available via the online tool located at URL: www.hp.com/go/proliant-energy-efficient or www.hp.com/go/hppoweradvisor.

NOTE: Power Specification and Technical Content for supported power supplies can be found at: http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14209_div/14209_div.html
Power Supply
One (1) 150 Watts Non-Hot Plug, Non redundant Power Supply

System FansOne (1) - Non-redundant system fan shipped standard
Operating Systems and Virtualization Software Support for ProLiant Servers
Microsoft Windows Server
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)

NOTE: For more information on HP's Certified and Supported ProLiant Servers for OS and Virtualization Software and latest listing of software drivers available for your server, please visit our Support Matrix at: http://www.hp.com/go/ossupport and our driver download page: Drivers, Software & Firmware for HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 - HP Support Center
GraphicsIntegrated Matrox G200 video standard
  • 1280 x 1024 (32 bpp)
  • 1920 x 1200 (16 bpp)
HP iLO 4 On System Management Memory

  • 16 MB Flash
  • 256 MB DDR 3 with ECC (112 MB after ECC and video)
Form FactorUltra Micro Tower
On System ManagementHP iLO Management Engine
HP iLO Management Engine is a comprehensive set of embedded management features supporting the complete lifecycle of the server, from initial deployment, through ongoing management, to service alerting and remote support. HP iLO Management Engine comes standard on all HP ProLiant Gen8 servers. The HP iLO Management Engine portfolio includes:

  • HP iLO: The HP iLO (Integrated Lights-Out) management processor is the core foundation for the HP iLO Management Engine
  • HP Agentless Management: Provides built in server health monitoring and alerting capability without OS agents, that starts working the moment a power cord and an Ethernet cable are connected.
  • HP Active Health System: Always on, continuous monitoring for increased stability and shorter downtimes; 100% configuration history; Health and service alerts and easy export and upload to Service and Support.
  • HP Intelligent Provisioning: Lets customers provision and configure a single server without any separate media. No more SmartStart CDs or Smart Update Firmware DVD are needed.
    • To start Intelligent Provisioning:
      • Press the F10 key during the ProLiant Gen8 server boot process (also known as power on self test or POST).
      • Please go to the Intelligent Provisioning website atwww.hp.com/go/intelligentprovisioning for additional information and to view usage videos.
      • Use the Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) at www.hp.com/go/spp to get firmware and software updates.
  • HP iLO Mobile App: Enables the ability to access, deploy, and manage your server anytime from anywhere from select smartphones and mobile devices. For additional information please visit: www.hp.com/go/ilo/mobileapp
NOTE: For more information, visit: HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) - HP Servers | HP® Official Site or HP iLO Management Engine technologies whitepaper

HP Insight ManagementHP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP)
HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) and HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) version 5 provide a new, comprehensive approach to firmware and system software maintenance. Together they provide better operating stability and ensure maximum uptime. The SPP will be updated at a predictable cadence, typically coinciding with new HP server hardware launches. By enabling all firmware to be updated online and integrating firmware and system software updates in one operation HP SUM and the SPP offer faster updates of individual servers and dramatically faster updates of entire BladeSystem enclosures. Further improving system uptime and stability is the fact that HP provides 12 months of support on each Service Pack for ProLiant.

The user experience around HP SUM and the SPP has been improved in several ways, starting with the web download. A single web page provides access to a single download containing both the latest version of HP SUM version 5 and the latest SPP. Optional smaller subsets with only specific types of servers or specific operating systems are offered to save on download time. The HP SUM application has been re-written to provide a more straightforward, intuitive user interface that guides the user through the steps of discovery, analyses and update, providing comprehensive information on available updates, criticality and interdependencies. This information is also available in reports. By providing the option of multiple local or shared repositories which can be easily updated from hp.com, HP SUM provides the tools to optimize stability and consistency throughout the company. While HP SUM and the SPP will recommend the combinations of firmware and system software that HP has found to be the best practice, the application gives customers the flexibility to set their own specific baseline.

The Service Pack for ProLiant has been rigorously tested with specific attention for interaction between firmware, drivers and agents both within the server as well as in interaction with the BladeSystem enclosure components (Onboard Administrator and Virtual Connect). This testing ensures the highest quality as well as providing the input for HP SUM to deploy updates taking into account all interdepencies, when determining the correct updates and order of update deployment.

NOTE: The Service Pack for ProLiant (which includes HP SUM 5) can be downloaded from www.hp.com/go/spp/download. More information can be found: www.hp.com/go/spp andHP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM)| HP® United States

SecuritySetup password
WarrantyThis product is covered by a global limited warranty and supported by HP Services and a worldwide network of HP Authorized Channel Partners. Hardware diagnostic support and repair is available for one year from date of purchase. Support for software and initial setup is available for 90 days from date of purchase. Enhancements to warranty services are available through HP Care Pack services or customized service agreements. Hard drives have either a one year or three year warranty; refer to the specific hard drive QuickSpecs for details.
NOTE: Server Warranty includes 1 year Next Day Parts replacement, 0-Years Labor, 0-Years Onsite support. Additional information regarding worldwide limited warranty and technical support is available at:HP.com - Worldwide Limited Warranty and Technical Support (purchases made prior to August 2004)- index.

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