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  • Positioning guide

    HP ProLiant Gen8 Servers

  • Table of contents

    3 Your business inspired our Gen8 design

    3 Harnessingtheworldsmostself-sufficientservers

    3 WhatHPProActiveInsightmeansforyouanoverview

    4 AcloserlookatHPProLiantGen8smarttechnologies

    8 PositioningtheHPProLiantGen8Servers

    9 MeettheHPProLiantGen8family

    10 AcloserlookattheHPProLiantGen8BLServerfamily

    13 AcloserlookattheHPProLiantGen8DLServerfamily

    17 AcloserlookattheHPProLiantGen8MLServerfamily

    19 AcloserlookattheHPProLiantGen8SLServerfamily

    20 HPServices

    20 HPSupportandFinancialServices

    20 Findoutmore

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    Your business inspired our Gen8 designEversinceHPcreatedthenewservercategoryofx86-basedinfrastructurein1989,wevebeenfocusedonmakingtheProLiantseriesdeliverwhatyouneedandexpectfromanindustryleaderreliability,innovation,quality,andbest-in-classembeddedservermanagement.

    IndesigningtheeighthgenerationoftheProLiantline,wewantedtonotonlydrawon23yearsofserverexperience,butalsogainfromthedepthofknowledgeandinsightofyou,ourcustomers.Afterall,nooneknowsyourbusinessandtechnologychallengesbetterthanyoudo.Theresultisauser-inspireddesignthatdoesmorethansimplyimproveandupgradetheprocessorandfeatureswerevolutionizedtheserverfromtheinsideout.Withintelligencedesignedin,theProLiantServerdrasticallyreducesthetimeyouspendontaskssuchasstartupandinstall,troubleshootingandresolution,aswellasupdatesandmaintenance.GreaterfreedomfrommundaneITchoresmeansmoretimetofocusonwhatmattersmosttoyourbusinessgrowthandinnovation.

    Harnessing the worlds most self-sufficient serversThedemandsonyourITorganizationhaveneverbeengreaterthenumber,complexity,andrequiredperformanceofapplicationscontinuetoincreasewhilebudgetsanddatacenterspacearealwayslimited.Inthecloudera,youretaskedwithdeliveringexceptional,robustservicesatscale.Torespondtothesechallengeseffectively,youneedsmartersystemsthatcanlearn,connect,andadapt.

    HPProLiantGen8Serversprovidetheheartandmindofaself-awareandintelligentconvergedinfrastructure.Fromcoretocloud,HPiscommittedtodeliveringserverssosmarttheyredefinemanagementproductivity,applicationperformance,datacenterefficiency,andservicequality.BuiltontheHPProActiveInsightarchitecture,theProLiantlineprovidesyouwithpowerful,streamlinedtoolsformaintenance,applicationoptimization,energyefficiency,andsupportsoyoucanincreaseapplicationuptimeandreduceoperationalcosts.Thesearetheworldssmartestandmostself-sufficientservers.

    What HP ProActive Insight means for youan overviewHPProActiveInsightarchitecturefundamentallyredefineshowadministrationisperformedacrosstheentireserverlifecycle.Powerfulnewcapabilitiesautomateandsimplifysystemprovisioning,troubleshooting,andsoftwareupdates.HPbuilttheHPProLiantGen8ServersandHPActiveInsightarchitecturearoundfourdistinctpillars:

    Integrated Lifecycle Automationistheindustrysmostcomprehensivesetofbuilt-inmanagementtoolstoincreaseadministratorproductivityandsystemuptime.Takingadvantageofanindustry-firstActiveHealth,embeddedtools,simplifiedfirmwareandsoftwaremaintenance,andagentlessmanagement,HPProLiantServersuseintelligencetoautomateyourmostcommontasksduringeachstepoftheITlifecycle.Newinnovationssimplifyserverdeploymentsothatnophysicalmediaisneededthefirmware,drivers,andtoolsarebuiltrightintothesystem.Withcutting-edgeinnovationssuchascontinuous,proactivehealthmonitoringandconfigurationchangelogging,youcanstartproblemanalysisfaster.Inaddition,asystemmaintenancetoolkeepsserverfirmwareandsoftwareuptodatewithminimaloperatorintervention,freeingserveradministratorstofocusonstrategicITinitiativeslikecloudandvirtualization.

    HP Intelligent Provisioning:Asingleembeddedtoolforallserversetupandconfigurationtasksnomorephysicalmedianeededforfirmware,drivers,andtools.

    HP Active Health: AnessentialpartoftheHPiLOManagementEngineportfolio,thisindustry-firsttechnologyprovidescontinuousproactivehealthmonitoringofover1600systemparameters.1

    HP Smart Update:Abreakthroughsystemmaintenancetoolwithone-clicksimplicitythatsystematicallyupdatesserversandbladeinfrastructuresatthescaleofyourdatacenter.

    Dynamic Workload Accelerationincreasesstoragecapacityquicklyandeasilytostayaheadofdatagrowth.Itacceleratestheperformanceofapplicationworkloadswithincreasedmemorybandwidthandfasterdatathroughput.Theseinnovationsprotectdatafromhardwarefailures,applicationcrashes,andhumanerrorswhileimprovinguptimewithadvancedmemoryerrordetectionandprovidingcapacityandperformancethatareoptimizedinacost-effectivemanner.

    Solid state optimized:Engineeredforsolidstatestoragetodeliveradynamicbalanceofperformanceandcapacity.Tooptimizesolidstatemediaperformance,ProLiantGen8Serversincludeanembeddednext-generationHPSmartArraycontrollerwithsixtimestheperformanceofprevious-generationcontrollers.2

    Smart data protection:Confidentlyprotectdataandenableuptimeforcontinuousbusinessoperations.

    Smart data services:Orchestratedwithreal-timeanalysistobuildthefutureofconvergedstorage.Enablereal-timeapplicationtuningandacceleration.HPSmartStorageanalyticstechnologyprovidesworkload-awareintelligenceforreal-timeapplicationtuningandaccelerationtooptimizesystemperformance.

    1 Based on internal HP calculations.

    2 New HP Smart Array controllers (HP ProLiant Gen8) compared to the current generation HP Smart Array controllers (HP ProLiant G7) in a RAID configuration. Performance varies depending on server configuration. Internal HP Lab testing.

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    Automated Energy OptimizationreducespowerconsumptionandoperationscostsothatyoucangetmoreIToutofeverybitofpowerandcoolingcapacity.Avoidingtediousmanualdiscoveryandinventoryprocessesnotonlysavesyoutime,butalsodecreasesthelikelihoodofdatacenteroutagesbyreducingtheriskofpowerredundancyfailuresandcircuitoverloads.

    HP Thermal Discovery Services:Reduceenergyusageandmapserverthermalstatus.

    HP Location Discovery Services:Serversself-identifyandinventorytoautomaticallymaplocationwithintherack,savingvaluabletimeandeliminatinghumanerrors.

    HP Power Discovery Services:Automaticallytrackpowerconfigurationandusagetoreduceunplannedsystemoutages.

    HP Proactive Service and Supportsimplifiesthesupportexperiencewithautomated24x7eventmonitoringandsupportcasegeneration.ThislevelofsupportincreasestheavailabilityofITsystemsandbusinessserviceswithproactivenotificationofproblemsandacceleratestheresolutionofproblemsandfirsttimefixratewithHPremotesupport.Yourorganizationwillsavetimewithautomatedasset,contract,andwarrantytracking.

    HP Insight Online:Providesone-stopcloud-basedremotemonitoringandsupportofyourinfrastructure.

    HP Proactive Care Services:RapidaccesstoAdvancedSolutionCenter,featuresremoteandonsitesupport,proactivescansandreports,andregularconsultationswithHPtechnologyexperts.

    A closer look at HP ProLiant Gen8 smart technologiesBelowweshowcasesomeoftheinnovativetechnologyfeaturesthathavehelpedtorevolutionizetheHPProLiantServerseries.

    HP iLO Management EngineTools for complete lifecycle management

    HPiLOManagementEngineisacompletesetofembeddedmanagementfeaturessupportingthecompletelifecycleoftheserver,frominitialsetupanddeployment,throughongoingmanagement,toservicealertingandremotesupport.HPiLOManagementEnginecomesstandardonallHPProLiantGen8Servers:

    HP iLOThe IT Administrator in every ProLiant Server. The HP iLO(integratedLights-Out)managementprocessoristhecorefoundationfortheHPiLOManagementEngine.HPiLOmanagementprocessorsforHPProLiantServerssimplifyserversetup,engageinhealthmonitoringofpowerandthermalcontrol,andpromoteremoteadministrationforHPProLiantBL,DL,ML,andSLServers.HPiLOistheintelligencethatdrivesandmanagesalltheservercomponentsandhowtheyinteract.Itprovidesanoutstanding

    remoteconsoleandvirtualmedia.WiththenewHPiLO,3youcannowhavethesamehomogeneousservermanagementexperienceacrossallHPProLiantGen8Servers.Furthermore, withthenewHPiLOMobileAppyouhavetheabilitytoaccess,deploy,andmanageyourserveranytimefromanywherefromselectsmartphonesandmobiledevices.

    HP Intelligent ProvisioningQuickly and easily get system up and running.Theembeddedpre-bootstartupanddiagnosticstoolacceleratessystemconfigurationandcreatesgreatervisibility.Thisallowsyoutoidentifyandcorrectconfigurationerrorsbeforeyoudeployyoursystems.Inaddition,thebuilt-insmartupdatecapabilityrecognizesifthesystemsoftwareisoutofdateandwillautomaticallydownloadthelatestupdateforyou.WithIntelligentProvisioning,serverprovisioningcapabilityisnowembeddedacrossallHPProLiantGen8Servers.Thismeansyoucanquicklydeployserverswithouthavingtorelyonphysicalmedia.ThisfullyintegratedsystemandOSconfigurationtooleliminates45%ofthesteps,soyoucandeployserversthreetimesfaster.3

    HP Active Health SystemContinuously running diagnostics to minimize downtime.ActiveHealthisanindustry-firsttechnologythatprovidescontinuous,proactivehealthmonitoringofover1600systemparameters.3Inaddition,100%ofconfigurationchangesarelogged4formoreaccurateproblemresolution.HPSmartMemoryandHPSmartDrivedevicesalsologfailureinformationtoaccuratelydocumenteventsandavoidinadvertentre-useoffailedcomponents.Thisinformationenablesyoutostartproblemanalysisfivetimesfaster4 and spend less timewithsupportreproducingordescribingerrors.Inaddition,theconsolidatedhealthandservicealertswithprecisetimestampingaresynchronizedtoimproverootcausediagnosisacrosssystemsandsolutions.Withthisadvancedsystemtelemetryyoucanmoreaccuratelytroubleshootandresolveproblemsfasterthanotherservers.Andbecauseitscompletelyagentless,ActiveHealthdoesntimpactapplicationperformance.

    HP Remote SupportRapid phone-home support setup and configuration.EmbeddedRemoteSupportfunctionsbuildonthealreadyestablishedHPInsightRemoteSupport(version7.05orgreater)applicationthatcanruneitheronastandalonecentralsystem,orasaplug-intoHPSystemsInsightManager.KeyelementsofthattechnologynowarepartoftheHPiLOManagementEngineandarereadytostartworkingfo