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HP ProLiant DL580 G3 Server - Overview

Product description

Introducing the new HP ProLiant DL580 G3, now available with the latest Intel Xeon MP processors with EM64T and Hyper-threading, Hot-Plug RAID memory and a totally redesigned flexible and serviceable chassis

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Product features

Feature
Description
Processor
NOTE: One or more of the following depending on Model
  • 3.66 GHz/667MHz - 1MB L2 cache Single-core Intel Xeon Processor
  • 3.33 GHz/667MHz - 8MB L3 cache Single-core Intel Xeon Processor
  • 3.16 GHz/667MHz - 1MB L2 cache Single-core Intel Xeon Processor
  • 3.00 GHz/667MHz - 4MB L2 cache 64-bit Dual-core Intel Xeon 7040 Processor
  • 3.00 GHz/667MHz - 8MB L3 cache 64-bit Single-core Intel Xeon Processor
  • 2.83 GHz/667MHz - 4MB L3 cache Single-core Intel Xeon Processor
  • 2.66 GHz/667MHz - 2MB L2 cache 64-bit Dual-core Intel Xeon 7020 Processor
Cache Memory
NOTE: One of the following depending on Model
  • 8-MB Integrated Level 3 cache (per processor)
    NOTE: Available with 3.33 GHz and some 3.00 GHz models only
  • 4-MB Integrated Level 3 cache (per processor)
    NOTE: Available with 2.83 GHz model only.
  • 4-MB Integrated Level 2 cache (per processor)
    NOTE: Available with some 3.00 GHz models only.
  • 2-MB Integrated Level 2 cache (per processor)
    NOTE: Available with 2.66 GHz model only.
  • 1-MB Integrated Level 2 cache (per processor)
    NOTE: Available with 3.16 GHz, 3.66 GHz models only
Upgradability
Upgradable to quad processing
Memory
NOTE: One of the following depending on Model
Type
PC2-3200R 400MHz DDR2
Standard (1P base models)
1024 MB
Standard (2P base models)
2048 MB
Maximum
64GB
NOTE: 64 GB achieved with use of four memory cartridges and sixteen 4 GB PC2-3200 Memory Modules. The HP ProLiant DL580 G3 will accept both single rank and dual rank DIMMs in all sockets.
Network Controller
Embedded NC7782 Dual Port CI-X 10/100/1000T Gigabit network adapter
Expansion Slots
Expansion Slots with No Mezzanine Option
Slots
Bus speed
Bus number
Hot Plug
PCI Voltage
Notes
1
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Standard
2
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Standard
3
64-bit / 133 MHz PCI-X
12
No
3.3 Volt
Standard
4
64-bit / 133 MHz PCI-X
15
No
3.3 Volt
Standard
5
64-bit / 133 MHz PCI-X
19
No
3.3 Volt
Standard
6
64-bit / 100 MHz PCI-X
22
No
3.3 Volt
Standard
7
64-bit / 100 MHz PCI-X
22
No
3.3 Volt
Standard
Expansion Slots with PCI-X Mezzanine Option
Slots
Bus speed
Bus number
Hot Plug
PCI Voltage
Notes
1
64-bit / 133 MHz PCI-X
6
Yes
3.3 Volt
Optional
2
64-bit / 133 MHz PCI-X
9
Yes
3.3 Volt
Optional
3
64-bit / 133 MHz PCI-X
13
No
3.3 Volt
Standard
4
64-bit / 133 MHz PCI-X
16
No
3.3 Volt
Standard
5
64-bit / 133 MHz PCI-X
20
No
3.3 Volt
Standard
6
64-bit / 100 MHz PCI-X
23
No
3.3 Volt
Standard
7
64-bit / 100 MHz PCI-X
23
No
3.3 Volt
Standard
Expansion Slots with PCI Express X4 Mezzanine Option
Slots
Bus speed
Bus number
Hot Plug
PCI Voltage
Notes
1
PCI Express X4
5
No
N/A
Optional
2
PCI Express X4
8
No
N/A
Optional
3
64-bit / 133 MHz PCI-X
12
No
3.3 Volt
Standard
4
64-bit / 133 MHz PCI-X
15
No
3.3 Volt
Standard
5
64-bit / 133 MHz PCI-X
19
No
3.3 Volt
Standard
6
64-bit / 100 MHz PCI-X
22
No
3.3 Volt
Standard
7
64-bit / 100 MHz PCI-X
22
No
3.3 Volt
Standard
Expansion Slots with PCI Express X8 Mezzanine Option
Slots
Bus speed
Bus number
Hot Plug
PCI Voltage
Notes
1
PCI Express X8
5
No
N/A
Optional
2
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Standard
3
64-bit / 133 MHz PCI-X
12
No
3.3 Volt
Standard
4
64-bit / 133 MHz PCI-X
15
No
3.3 Volt
Standard
5
64-bit / 133 MHz PCI-X
19
No
3.3 Volt
Standard
6
64-bit / 100 MHz PCI-X
22
No
3.3 Volt
Standard
7
64-bit / 100 MHz PCI-X
22
No
3.3 Volt
Standard
Manageability
Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) Standard Management (ASIC on the System Board)
Storage Controllers
Smart Array 6i Controller (integrated on system board)
Storage Data Protection
The Battery-Backed Write Cache (BBWC) Enabler protects up to 128-MB write cache memory from hard boot, power, controller, or system board failures.
  • Standard on 2P Model with 3.33GHz/8MB processors, optional with others
  • Battery charge/life: Up to 72 hours/3 years
  • Transportable data protection
  • Increases overall controller performance
NOTE: Safely transport your write cache data to another DL580 G3 in the data center by removing the BBWC Enabler and 6i Controller Memory Module simultaneously (connected by short cable)
Storage
Diskette Drive
None Standard - Optional Ejectable Slimline Floppy Drive available.
Optical Drive
Ejectable Slimline DVD ROM Drive Standard on all models.
Hard Drives
None ship standard
Hard Disk Drive Backplane
Internal Wide Ultra3/U320 backplane supports up to four 1" hard disk drives and is easily configurable to support simplex (4x1) or duplex mode (2x2)
Standard shipping configuration is the duplex mode.
Maximum Internal Storage Type
Hot Plug SCSI
1.20 TB
4 x 300 GB Ultra320 1" drives (internal hot plug Ultra3 drive cage)
Interfaces
Serial
1
Pointing Device (Mouse)
1
Graphics
1
Keyboard
1
Front USB Ports (2.0)
1
Rear USB Ports (2.0)
2
iLO Remote Management
1
Network RJ-45
2
Graphics
Integrated ATI Rage XL Video Controller with 8-MB SDRAM Video Memory
Form Factor
Rack (4U = 7 inches), ships with Quick Deploy Rail System, an ambidextrous cable management arm and quick release levers for fast and easy serviceability and in-rack tool-less access to major components
Space saving form factor (4U) provides space efficiencies while providing maximum deployment flexibility
Industry Standard Compliance
  • ACPI 1.0a. Compliant
  • PCI 2.2 Compliant
  • PXE Support WOL Support
  • Physical Address Extension (PAE) Support
  • Microsoft® Logo certifications
  • USB 2.0 Support
Remote Management
Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) Standard Management
  • Text Remote Console
  • Virtual Power Button Control
  • Dedicated and Shared LAN Connectivity
  • Secure access using web browser
  • Secure access using Secure Shell (SSH) client
  • Serial access • Automatic IP Configuration via DHCP/DNS/WINS
  • Industry Standard 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Security
  • IML and iLO Event Logging
  • Support for 12 user accounts with customizable access privileges
  • Integrated Lights Out Advanced Pack (optional)
  • Remote Insight Lights-Out Edition II (optional)
Intelligent Manageability
  • HP Systems Insight Manager
  • SmartStart
  • Redundant ROM
  • Remote Flash ROM
  • Management Agents
  • Integrated Management Log (IML)
  • Automatic Server Recovery-2 (ASR-2)
  • ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU)
  • Dynamic Sector Repairing (with Smart Array Controllers)
  • Drive Parameter Tracking (with Smart Array Controllers)
  • Pre-Failure Warranty (covers processors, hard drives and memory)
  • Redundant/adaptive load balancing NIC Support
  • Hot Spare Boot
NOTE: Upon the event of a failed processor or VRM in a multi-processing environment, the system will automatically reboot and use the remaining good processor(s).
Availability
  • HP Advanced Memory Protection Technology - delivers unsurpassed memory protection and server availability with the following supported modes of operation:
    • Advanced ECC (1 or More Memory Boards) Advanced ECC Memory is the default memory protection mode for the DL580 G3. In Advanced ECC, the server is protected against correctable memory errors. The server will provide notification if the level of correctable errors exceeds a predefined threshold rate. The server does not fail because of correctable memory errors.

      Advanced ECC provides additional protection over Standard ECC in that it is possible to correct certain memory errors that would otherwise be uncorrectable and result in server failure. Whereas Standard ECC can correct single-bit memory errors, Advanced ECC can correct single-bit and multi-bit memory errors if all failed bits are on the same DRAM device on the DIMM. Advanced ECC is the only mode in which hot-add operations are supported by adding a memory board with memory to the server while it is running.

    • Online Spare Memory (1 or More Memory Boards)

      Offers a higher level of memory protection than Advanced ECC alone. If the number of single-bit correctable errors on a bank exceeds the pre-defined error threshold, that bank will fail over to the online spare bank without intervention or server interruption. The failed memory can then be replaced at the user's convenience during a scheduled maintenance window.

      Online Spare Memory is achieved by protecting active memory with online spare memory on the same memory board. No operating system support is required.

    • Hot Plug Mirrored Memory (2 or 4 Memory Boards)

      Hot Plug Mirrored Memory provides a higher level of availability than Advanced ECC and Online Spare Memory. With Hot Plug Mirrored Memory, the server is protected against uncorrectable memory errors that would otherwise result in server failure. Hot Plug Mirrored Memory allows the server to keep two copies of all memory data on separate memory boards. If an uncorrectable error is encountered, the proper data is retrieved from the memory board that did not fail. In addition, Hot Plug Mirrored Memory allows failed or degraded DIMMs to be replaced while the server is running without requiring server downtime. The memory board with the failed DIMMs can be removed from the front of the server, failed DIMMs replaced, and the board re-inserted into the server without disengaging the server from the rack or interrupting the operating system

    • Hot Plug RAID Memory (4 Memory Boards)

      Hot Plug RAID Memory provides a similar level of protection as Hot Plug Mirrored Memory but obtains this protection using a smaller percentage of the installed memory. While Hot Plug Mirrored Memory keeps two copies of all memory data, Hot Plug RAID Memory keeps only one copy of all memory data and additional parity information. If an uncorrectable memory error is encountered, the server can create the proper data using data from the parity information and the other memory boards that contain no failures. In a Hot Plug RAID Memory configuration, 75% of the installed memory is available to the Operating System; 50% more than in a Hot Plug Mirrored Configuration. As with Hot Plug Mirrored Memory, Hot Plug RAID Memory allows failed DIMMs to be replaced while the server remains running and safely engaged in the rack.

      # of Memory Boards Installed
      Supported Modes
      1 Board
      2 Boards
      3 Boards
      4 Boards
      Number of DIMMs Supported
      4
      8
      12
      16
      Maximum Memory Supported
      8GB
      16GB
      24GB
      32GB
      Advanced ECC Memory Protection
      Yes
      Yes
      Yes
      Yes
      Online Spare Memory
      Yes
      Yes
      Yes
      Yes
      Hot Plug Mirrored Memory
      No
      Yes
      No
      Yes
      Hot Plug RAID Memory
      No
      No
      No
      Yes
  • PCI-X Hot Plug Technology (Two 64bit/133-MHz PCI-X hot plug slots available with the Hot Plug PCI-X Mezzanine Option)
  • Smart Array 6i Controller with optional Battery Backed Write Cache (BBWC) Enabler provides transportable data protection and increases overall controller performance. Up to 128MB Battery Backed Write Cache protection optional on DL580 G3 (BBWC Enabler ships standard with 2P 3.33GHz/8M base model)
  • Hot Plug Redundant Fans - Six Hot Plug Redundant Fans ship standard with all models.
  • Front Accessible Chassis - Redesigned chassis allows access to memory, processors and hard drives from the front of the server while it remains safely engaged in the rack. This provides easier serviceability and lowers the chance of interfering with neighboring servers cables and components.
  • Hot Plug Universal Drives - Up to four Hot Plug Universal drives are supported with ability to configure for Duplex or Simplex Backplane functionality.
  • Hot Plug Redundant Power Supplies - Two Hot Plug Redundant Power Supplies ship standard with all 2P base models (2nd Hot Plug Redundant Power Supply is optional with 1P base models)
Serviceability
  • Front and Rear accessibility provides unsurpassed serviceability by allowing the server to remain safely secured in the rack while maintaining Hot Plug RAID Memory, Hot Plug Universal Hard Drives, Hot Plug Redundant Power Supplies, as well as Processors and Processor Power Modules.
  • Innovative Diagnostic Lighting
  • QuickFind Diagnostic Display - precisely depicts all major subsystems of the server (PCI-X I/O, Memory, CPU, Redundant Cooling, Interlock, Thermtrip) and gives instant visual indication of fault status. Located on top front of server.
  • LED display on front panel indicates power, internal health, external health, Unit ID light.
  • LED display on Memory board indicates Memory status, health, and protection mode.
  • LED display on Processor board indicates Processor and Processor Power Module health.
  • Tool-less, virtually cable-less interior design
    • Tool-less access to interior of server
    • Up to Two ejectable, Slimline media drives are removable without the use of tools
    • Rear Access to Hot Plug Redundant Power Supplies
    • PCI Card Guides locks full length PCI cards in place
    • SCSI Duplex/Simplex Drive Cage connects directly to system board - no cables.
      NOTE: Configure your SCSI Duplex/Simplex Drive Cage by means of simple switch (duplex to simplex) located on the cage itself. System ships standard in Duplex mode.
    • Six individually removable fans connect without cables to the system board
    • Processor/PPM Retention Cage securely locks Processors into their sockets
    • Tool-less removal of system board
  • Quick Deploy Rails
    • Tool-less design "snap in" rail and ambidextrous cable management arm
Security
  • Power-on password
  • Keyboard password
  • Diskette drive control
  • Diskette boot control
  • Network Server Mode
  • Serial interface control
  • Administrator's password
  • Disk configuration lock
  • Removable Diskette drive (optional)
  • Removable CD-ROM or DVD drive
Power Supply
910W (low line), 1300W (high line) with 12V main output. Size is 2.8"(H) X 4.9"(W) X 7.5"(L).
NOTE: One Hot Plug Power Supply ships standard with 1P base models (optional Redundant Hot Plug Power Supply Option Kit).
NOTE: Two Hot Plug Power Supplies ship standard with 2P base models.
System Fans
Standard
6 Hot plug, redundant fans (individually removable)
Maximum
6 Hot plug, redundant fans (individually removable)
Required Cabling
For required cabling information, refer to the HP Web site at http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantDL580/

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Software overview

ProLiant Essentials Foundation Pack Software
Feature
Description
HP Systems Insight Manager
HP's new HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM) helps maximize system uptime and performance and reduce system maintenance costs by providing proactive notification of problems before those problems result in unplanned downtime or reduced productivity. HP SIM are both easy to set up work with the Insight Management Agents, integrated Light-Out and Remote Insight Light-Outs Edition, and Version Control Agents to deliver robust fault, configuration, and asset management as well as remote administration. With HP SIM customers will also be able to take advantage of role-based security; the ability to manage ProLiant, Integrity, and HP 9000 systems; and plug-ins for storage, client, printer, and power management as well as server rapid deployment, performance management, and workload management. For more details on HP SIM visit http://www.hp.com/go/hpsim .
SmartStart
SmartStart is a tool that simplifies server setup, providing a rapid way to deploy reliable and consistent server configurations. For more information, please visit the SmartStart Web site at http://www.hp.com/servers/smartstart .
NOTE: SmartStart version supported (minimum): SmartStart 7.20.
Management Agents
The Management Agents form the foundation for HP's Intelligent Manageability strategy. They provide direct, browser-based access to in-depth instrumentation built into HP servers, workstations, desktops, and portables, and send alerts to Systems Insight Manager and other enterprise management applications in case of subsystem or environmental failures. For additional information about the Management Agents and other management products from HP, please visit the management Web site at http://www.hp.com/servers/manage
Subscriber's Choice
Subscriber's Choice Driver and Support Alerts/Notifications is a web-based email subscription service that provides automatic delivery of software and driver change notifications for ProLiant products. Sign up at http://www.hp.com/go/subscriberschoice and customize your profile to receive various new alerts as they become available, on a weekly or monthly basis.
ROMPaq, support software, and configuration utilities
The latest software, drivers, and firmware fully optimized and tested for your ProLiant server and options available in SmartStart or downloadable from Software and Drivers download pages, linked from the SmartStart website at http://www.hp.com/servers/smartstart
Survey Utility and diagnostics utilities
The most advanced configuration analysis, reporting and troubleshooting utilities used by HP and at your fingertips, available in SmartStart
Optional ProLiant Essentials Value Packs
Optional software offerings that selectively extend the functionality of an Adaptive Infrastructure to address specific business problems and needs:
  • Rapid Deployment Pack - an automated solution for multi-server deployment and provisioning, enabling companies to quickly and easily adapt to changing business demands.
  • Workload Management Pack - provides easier management of complex environments, improving overall server utilization and enabling Windows® 2000 customers for the first time to confidently deploy multiple applications on a single multiprocessor ProLiant Server.
  • Integrated Lights-Out Advanced Pack - upgrades the Integrated Lights-Out processor to full virtual presence and control with graphical console and virtual media.
  • Performance Management Pack - a performance management solution that identifies and explains hardware performance bottlenecks on ProLiant servers and attached options enabling users to better utilize their valuable resources.
  • Intelligent Networking Pack - detects and analyzes network bottlenecks or broken network linkages and steers traffic to the optimum route based on network conditions.
  • Vulnerability and Patch Management Pack - identifies and remediates software security vulnerabilities due to missing patches as well operating system configurations that can be exploited by viruses, worms, and other blended threats.
  • Virutal Machine Management Pack - provides central management and control of virtual machines from Microsoft and VMware. Integrated approach provides the ability to manage both physical and virtual resources from a single management console.
NOTE: Flexible and volume quantity license kits are available for ProLiant Essentials Value Packs. Refer to http://www.hp.com/servers/proliantessentials or the various ProLiant Essentials Value Pack product QuickSpecs for more information.
NOTE: For more information regarding ProLiant Essentials Software, please see the following URL: http://www.hp.com/servers/proliantessentials .
OS Support
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Red Hat Linux
  • SuSE Linux
  • Novell Netware
  • Sun Solaris Intel Platform Edition
NOTE: For a more complete and up-to-date listing of supported OSs and versions, please visit our OS Support Matrix at: http://www.hp.com/go/supportos
NOTE: For an up-to-date listing of the latest drivers available for the HP ProLiant DL580 G2, please see: http://www.hp.com/support
NOTE: For a more complete and up-to-date information on Linux support, please visit HP Linux Web site at http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/servers/linux/hpLinuxcert.html .
NOTE: For more complete and up-to-date information on how to buy server operating systems from HP please visit the OS product site at: http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/software/OEM.html

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