Do You Want More Compute For Your Hyper-V Servers? Address Your Demands with New HP ProLiant Gen9 Servers #HP #Proliant #HyperV

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HP just announced a new portfolio of HP ProLiant Generation 9 (Gen9) Servers that will help customers and Hyper-V folks to reduce cost and complexity, accelerate IT service delivery and enable business growth. The new server portfolio advances HP’s vision for compute, the future of data center technology.

The new HP ProLiant Gen9 portfolio is a major delivery milestone in HP’s compute strategy, which addresses IT demands with a vast pool of processing resources that can be located anywhere, scaled to any workload and available at all times. The servers are optimized for convergence, cloud and software-defined environments.

Here are the details of what HP announced with the new Gen9 Portfolio:


HP Portfolio Gen9 Servers (Image: HP)

All these servers leverage the latest Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 processors to offer up to 70 percent performance gains and a 36% increase in energy efficiency.

The typical specs:
–          Intel (Haswell) v3 processors supporting up to 18 cores :)
–          DDR4 memory with speeds up to 2.133 GHz
–          12Gb storage connectivity
–          20Gb Ethernet

The Smart Array controller is by default not on-board anymore. This means that the RAID controller is now like a FlexLOM Ethernet adapter an add-on card on the motherboard of the server. HP provides besides Smart Array controllers a FlexHBA’s which you need if you want to leverage Microsoft Storage Spaces.

HP Portfolio Gen9 2U Servers (Image: HP)

Here are the detailed specs for each model:


  HP ProLiant BL460c Gen9 Server

The world’s leading server blade, performance optimized for core IT workloads

The HP ProLiant BL460c Gen9 blade server delivers the right performance, scalability, economics and manageability through HP OneView, for the converged data center at the lowest cost, fastest time to value with latest innovations.

  • Up to 2 Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 series processors with 4/6/8/10/12/14/16/18 Cores
  • Up to 16, DDR4 HP SmartMemory DIMM slots (512MB) with built-in intelligence for 33% better memory performance
  • 12Gb/s SAS HDD or SSD storage performance supported
  • SmartCache and Secure Encryption options available


HP ProLiant DL360 Gen9 Server

Dense performance for multi-workload compute in the data center

Dense and flexible high performance compute, packed in a dense 1U/2-socket rack design.

  • Up to 2 Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 Series, 4/6/8/10/12/14 Cores
  • HP DDR4 Smart Memory – (24) DDR4, (768GB max)
  • Choice of 4x1GbE embedded + FlexibleLOM
  • Standard HP Dynamic Smart Array B140i, choice of HP Flexible Smart Array or HP Smart HBA Controllers
  • Replaces DL360p Gen8


HP ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Server

The no-compromise data center standard for multi-workloads

“Future proof” design keeps up with your business needs, packed in a dense 2U/2-socket rack design.

  • Up to 2 Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 Series, 4/6/8/10/12/14/16/18 Cores
  • HP DDR4 Smart Memory – (24) DDR4, (768GB max)
  • 4x1GbE embedded + Choice of FlexibleLOM + Standup
  • Flexible options, like HP Universal Media Bay
  • Replaces DL380p Gen8 and DL380 G7


HP ProLiant DL160 Gen9 Server

Right sized performance and storage density

Essential Combination of performance, manageability and storage in a dense 1U/2-socket rack design.

  • Up to 2 Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 Series, 4/6/8/10/12 Cores
  • HP DDR4 Smart Memory (16) DDR4, (512GB max)
  • Embedded 2 x1GbE, FlexibleLOM
  • Up to three PCIe slots for IO expandability
  • Replaces DL360e Gen8/ DL160 Gen8


HP ProLiant DL180 Gen9 Server

The new standard for growing datacenter needs

Scalability and Performance to meet the new standard of growing data center, in a 2U/2-socket rack design.

  • Up to 2 Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 Series, 4/6/8/10/12 Cores
  • HP DDR4 SmartMemory 16 SFF / 12 LFF max, HDD/SSD
  • Embedded 2 x1GbE with optional Flexible LOM on riser
  • 6 PCIe 3.0 slots (3 + 3 FH/HL)
  • Replaces DL380e Gen8


HP ProLiant ML350 Gen9 Server

Performance with unmatched capacity and reliability

Availability, expandability and serviceability, a winning combination in a 5U/2 socket tower/rack design.

  • Up to 2 Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 Series, 4/6/8/10/12/14/16/18 Cores
  • HP DDR4 SmartMemory (24) DDR4, (768GB max)
  • Greater Expansion with 24 LFF/48 SFF
  • Greater I/O Expansion with 9 PCIe / 9 USB ports
  • Replaces ML350p Gen8 / ML350 G6


    HP ProLiant XL230a Server

Apollo 6000 System server, density optimized performance for scale-out workloads

Designed at rack-scale, the HP Apollo 6000 System starts with a modular 5U building block, a variety of compute, accelerator, storage, and networking options to meet your HPC and Service Provider workload needs.

  • Up to 2 Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 Series, 6/8/10/12/14/16 Cores
  • (16) DDR4, (512GB max), support for NVDIMM
  • 1GbE iLO port/server + choice of FlexibleLOM riser module


  HP ProLiant XL730fServer

Apollo 8000 System server for high performance computing workloads

The HP Apollo 8000 System is world’s first water-cooled supercomputer with dry-disconnect servers. This converged system has up to 144 2P Gen9 servers per rack for supercomputing workload needs

  • Up to 2 Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 Series,10/12/14 Cores
  • (16) DDR4 per node, (256GB max), support for RDIMM
  • HP Apollo 8000 System Manager

More information on the new portfolio can be found here: HP ProLiant Generation 9 (Gen9) servers.

Enjoy your day!


About Charbel Nemnom 578 Articles
Charbel Nemnom is a Cloud Architect, Swiss Certified ICT Security Expert, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), totally fan of the latest's IT platform solutions, accomplished hands-on technical professional with over 17 years of broad IT Infrastructure experience serving on and guiding technical teams to optimize the performance of mission-critical enterprise systems. Excellent communicator is adept at identifying business needs and bridging the gap between functional groups and technology to foster targeted and innovative IT project development. Well respected by peers through demonstrating passion for technology and performance improvement. Extensive practical knowledge of complex systems builds, network design, business continuity, and cloud security.

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