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HP ProLiant ML570 G4 Server - Overview

Product description

The HP ProLiant ML570 G4 server is the industry's first 4 processor expansion server that offers not only exceptional performance, but increased reliability with hot-plug RAID memory, powerful management capabilities, and unmatched internal expansion.


Product features

NOTE: One of the following depending on Model
  • Dual-Core 64-bit Intel Xeon 7140M Processor (3.40 GHz, 150 W, 800 MHz FSB)

  • Dual-Core 64-bit Intel Xeon 7130M Processor (3.20 GHz, 150 W, 800 MHz FSB)

  • Dual-Core 64-bit Intel Xeon 7120M Processor (3.00 GHz, 95 W, 800 MHz FSB)

  • Dual-Core 64-bit Intel Xeon 7110M Processor (2.60 GHz, 95 W, 800 MHz FSB)

  • Dual-Core 64-bit Intel Xeon 7041 Processor (3.00 GHz, 165 W, 800 MHz FSB)

  • Dual-Core 64-bit Intel Xeon 7030 Processor (2.80 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)

NOTE: High Performance models ship standard with two processors while all other models ship with one processor as standard.
Cache Memory
NOTE: One or more of the following depending on Model
  • 2x2MB Integrated Level 2 cache
    NOTE: Dual-core 3.00 GHz Models only.
  • 2x1MB Integrated Level 2 cache
    NOTE: Dual-core 2.80 GHz Models only.
Upgradeable to quad processing
Industry Standard Intel E8501 Chipset
NOTE: For more information regarding Intel chipsets, please click the following URL: Non-HP site
NOTE: One or more of the following depending on Model
PC2-3200 Registered Memory (DDR2-400)
2 GB (2 x 1 GB)
Standard (2P base models)
4 GB (4 x 1 GB)
64 GB
Memory Protection
  • Advanced ECC
  • Hot-Plug RAID Memory
  • Hot-Plug Mirrored Memory
  • Online Spare Memory
Network Controller
Embedded Dual NC371i Multifunction Gigabit Network Adapters with TCP/IP Offload Engine
Integrated ATI-RN50 with 32MB DDR memory
Storage Controllers
NOTE: One or more of the following depending on Model
  • HP Smart Array P400 Controller with 256MB cache (in a PCI-Express slot)
  • HP Smart Array P400 Controller with 512MB and BBWC
    NOTE: Standard on High Performance 2P Models
Expansion Slots
Slot Number
Bus Speed
Bus Number*
Device Number**
PCI Voltage
64-bit/100MHz PCI-X
3.3 Volt
64-bit/100MHz PCI-X
3.3 Volt
64-bit/100MHz PCI-X
3.3 Volt
64-bit/100MHz PCI-X
3.3 Volt
PCI Express x4
PCI Express x4
PCI Express x4
PCI Express x4
PCI Express x4
Recommended Smart Array P400 Controller slot
PCI Express x4
NOTE: * Default bus assignment. Inserting cards with PCI bridges may alter the actual bus assignment number.
NOTE: ** Slots are enumerated differently based on OS. MS OS's enumerate from lowest to highest Device ID by bus (starting with the lowest bus).
NOTE: For more information regarding PCI-X, please click the following URL: .
NOTE: All PCI-X slots can only accept universal keyed PCI cards running at 3.3 volts.
NOTE: x8 PCI-Express cards are supported in all PCI-Express slots but will run at x4 speeds.
Bus Expansion
The x4-x8 PCI Express Bus Expander is a half-length expansion board. When installed into a x4 PCI Express expansion slot, the x4-x8 PCI Express bus expander converts the adjacent x4 PCI Express expansion slot into a x8 PCI Express expansion slot.
NOTE: The HP ProLiant ML570 G4 Server can support up to three x4-x8 PCI Express bus expander cards. The card can only be installed in expansion slots 6, 8, and 10.
Diskette Drives
1.44 MB Slimline Drive (optional)
Optical Drive
Slimline DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive
Hard Drives
Maximum Internal Storage Type
Hot Plug SAS
18 x 72GB SFF SAS
Hot Plug SATA
18 x 60GB SFF SATA
Pointing Device (Mouse)
1 front; 1 rear
USB 2.0 Ports
2 front; 2 rear
iLO2 Remote Management
Network RJ-45
Dedicated USB 2.0 Ports
1 internal USB 2.0 port for tape drive
Form Factor
Tower or Rack (6U)
Power Supply
One - 910W/1300W Hot Plug Power Supply ships standard . Second power supply is needed for redundancy.
Two - 910W/1300W Hot Plug Power Supplies ship standard in High Performance Models.
Server Power Cords
Tower Models
  • -001US, -011AUS, -031UK, -041GR, -051FR, -201 BRZL, -291JPN, -371AP, -421EURO, -AA1PRC
  • US, Europe, UK, Germany, France, Brazil, Japan, and Australia tower models ship with one local power cord. Asia Pacific tower model ships with UK, and Europe power cords. PRC tower model ships with Taiwan, UK, and China power cords.
  • Localized cables included with geographic specific models in other world regions
Rack Models
  • -001US, -291JPN, -371AP, -421EURO, -AA1PRC
  • Japan rack models ship with one local power cord and one C19 to C14 jumper cable. US, Asia Pacific, Europe and PRC rack models all ship with one C19 to C14 jumper cable.
  • Localized cables included with geographic specific models in other world regions
System Fans
Three fans ship standard with three additional fans for redundancy
NOTE: High Performance models ship standard with redundant fans
HP Advanced Memory Protection Technology - delivers unsurpassed memory protection and server availability with the following supported modes of operation:
  • Advanced ECC Memory

    ECC protection provides the ability to detect and correct single bit memory errors while Advanced ECC extends this coverage to include protection against multiple simultaneous errors on a DIMM. Advanced ECC detects and corrects up to 4 bit memory errors that occur within a single DRAM chip on a DIMM. Advanced ECC algorithms work in combination with industry standard ECC DIMMS.

  • Online Spare Memory

    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.

  • Hot Plug Mirrored Memory

    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

    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.

NOTE: All Advanced Memory Protection modes require the use of additional memory cards. All HP ProLiant ML570 G4 servers ship standard with one or two memory boards. Additional memory boards are optional (P/N 348107-B21).
NOTE: All Advanced Memory Protection modes are user configurable through the ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU) and viewable through Systems Insight Manager and the Integrated Management Log (IML.).
Remote Management
Integrated Lights Out 2 (iLO2) Standard Management:
  • Virtual Text Remote Console
  • Virtual Power Button Control
  • Integrated Remote Console
  • Dedicated & full function shared network connectivity
  • Embedded system health
  • Browser, command line and scripted access
  • Automatic IP Configuration via DHCP/DNS/WINS
  • Industry Standard 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Secure Shell security (SSH)
  • OS independent hardware health status
  • IML and iLO Event Logging
  • Support for 12 user accounts with customizable access privilege
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, SCSI hard drives and memory)
  • Redundant/adaptive load balancing NIC Support
  • Hot Spare Boot
  • Power-on password
  • Keyboard password
  • Diskette drive control enable/disable
  • Diskette boot control enable/disable
  • External USB port enable/disable
  • QuickLock Network Server Mode
  • Parallel and serial interface control
  • Administrator's password
  • Disk configuration lock
  • Locking tower bezel door
  • Lockable access hood


Software overview

Operating System Support
Operating System
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SuSE Enterprise Linux
  • Novell NetWare
  • SCO OpenServer
  • SCO UnixWare
  • Sun Solaris Intel Platform Edition
  • VMware Virtualization Software
NOTE: For a more complete and up-to-date listing of supported OSs and versions, please click here to visit our OS Support Matrix at:
NOTE: For an up-to-date listing of the latest drivers available for the ML570 G4, click here for latest drivers:
NOTE: For a more complete and up-to-date information on Linux support, please click here to visit HP Linux Web site at
NOTE: For more complete and up-to-date information on how to buy server operating systems from HP please click here to visit the OS product site at:
ProLiant Essentials Foundation Pack Software
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 is easy to set up to work with the Insight Management Agents, integrated Lights-Out 2, 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 click here to visit HP SIM at
SmartStart version supported (minimum): SmartStart 7.50.
SmartStart is a tool that simplifies server setup, providing a rapid way to deploy reliable and consistent server configurations. For more information, please click here to visit the SmartStart Web site at
Insight 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 click here to visit the management Web site at
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. Click here to sign up at 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 .
Survey Utility and diagnostics utilities
The most advanced configuration analysis, reporting and troubleshooting utilities used by HP and at your fingertips, available in SmartStart.
Insight Diagnostics
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 (RDP) is an automated deployment and provisioning solution for all ProLiant servers. RDP includes the ProLiant Integration Module featuring ProLiant server pre-configured events for OS installation, and optimized software drivers, firmware and management agents. Every RDP disc includes 10-node trial licenses for evaluation purposes. RDP requires a license for each server deployed and is available for purchase with HP servers. For more information on Rapid Deployment Pack (RDP) click here to visit:

  • 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 iLO 2 processor with comprehensive remote control including Virtual KVM graphical console, virtual media, power management and enterprise security.
  • 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, plus it provides an extra layer of protection. The virus throttle feature of the solution slows the propagation of fast spreading virus.
  • 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.
  • Virtual 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.
  • Server Migration Pack - The Server Migration Pack automates the manual processes required for migrating servers between physical or virtual platforms (P2V, V2P, and V2V).
NOTE: Flexible and volume quantity license kits are available for ProLiant Essentials Value Packs. Click here to refer to ProLiant Essentials Value Packs 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: .


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