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HP ProLiant ML350 G6 Server - Frequently Asked Questions

What is ML350 generation 6?

ML350G6 is the best Price-performance Tower Server from HP ProLiant family.

  • Designed with newest processor architecture from Intel with QPI technology.

  • Latest DDR3 memory architecture allows to support for either Registered DIMM or Unbeffered DIMM modules.

  • Offers more reliable versatile and affordable SAS SATA Storage with RAID 0/1/10/5/6.

  • Integrated dual gigabit Ethernet provides increase network throughput and redundancy.

  • Offers expendabilities for higher system performance and future needs.


What is new on ML350 generation 6?

Higher system performance, more expendability and manageability.

  • Higher system speed with the Intel's latest QPI processor architecture with turbo mode.

  • New DDR3 chips technology for better transfer speed and lower power consumption.

  • Up to total 16 SFF(2.5") SAS/SATA or 8 LFF(3.5") SAS/SATA drives.

  • Advanced HP On-board Administrator enables better customer services and reduces total IT expenditures.

  • HP Smart Array with 512M cache BBWC supports RAID 0/1/105.

  • Integrated dual gigabit Ethernet to increase network throughput.


Where can I find detailed information on the ML350G6 specifications and supported options?

The ML350G6 QuickSpecs include descriptions of all models and extensive list of supported options from HP.


Does the ML350G6 designed for Virtualization?

Yes, ML350G6 is a Virtualization ready Server system.

Tested and certified with Virtualization environment:

  • VMWare

  • Microsoft

  • Redhat

  • Linux


What processors are supported on the ML350G6?

HP ProLiant ML350 G6 provides support for 2 sockets system for the latest Intel Xeon 5500 processor family, both Quad core and Dual core.

  • Up to Intel Xeon 5570 processor running at 2.93GHz with 6.4 GT/s QPI system speed, 8M cache and Turbo mod enabled.

  • Each processor supports 9 Registered DIMMs or 6 Unbeffered DIMMs.


How many memory slots are supported?

Total up to 18 slots for Registered DIMM modules, 12 slots for Unbeffered DIMM modules.

  • It is required to have 2 processors populated to support total 18 or 12 memory modules.

  • If only 1 processor is populated, then only 9 slots are supported for Registered and 6 for Unbeffered memory.


What memory modules are supported on the ML350G6?

Both DDR3 Registered and Unbuffered memory modules:

  • Cannot mix Registered and Unbuffered memory module in one system box.

  • DDR3 memory speed 800/1066/1333 Mhz.


What is the total memory capacity for the ML350G6?

The maximum memory capacity for DDR3 Registered is 144GB (with all 18 slots), DDR3 Unbeffered memory is 48GB (with 12 slots) per system.

  • Options for DDR3 Registered memory module: 2G/4G/8G.

  • Options for DDR3 Unbuffered memory module: 1G/2G.


What management software are supported on the ML350G6?

The ML350G6 offers a number of industry-leading server management software and features to help you manage your server faster, easier than ever before, which helps to lower your total cost of owning this server.

  • Embedded HP Onboard Administrator.

  • HP SmartStart for deployment.

  • ProLiant Essentials Packs.

  • HP Insight Control Management Suite.

  • TPM ready.


What is HP onboard Administrator?

ProLiant Onboard Administrator is management functionality that simplifies server setup, health monitoring, power and thermal control, and remote administration of ProLiant ML, DL, and BL servers. ProLiant Onboard Administrator functions without additional software and functionality can be accessed local to the server or remotely via a web browser. Onboard Administrator is an HP technology that is embedded on selected ProLiant servers. The On-board Administrator provides basic management features that include simplified setup, text-based boot-up and operating system consoles, group configuration and actions, remote power on/off, SSL security, detailed server status, event logs, alert forwarding, virtual indicators, diagnostics and virtual media, KVM, text re-directory, thermal management, power capping.


What is TPM?

TPM is an abbreviation for Trusted Platform Module. It delivers features and standards to ensure IT devices can identify themselves and behave as expected.

Delivers function like:

  • Protects secrets (Data)

  • Performs cryptographic functions

  • Create, store and manage keys

  • Performs digital signature operations

  • Holds Platform Measurements (hashes)


Is iLO going away or lose functionality?

HP will continue to refer to the remote administration functionality of the ProLiant Onboard Administrator as Integrated Lights-Out(iLO) remote administration and will continue to offer iLO Advanced to customers who require capabilities such as Graphical Remote Console, Virtual Media, and Video Record and Replay. Also, in presentations and product literature we will use the phrase “powered by the iLO 2 management processor” to draw the linkage between ProLiant Onboard Administrator and iLO. Use ProLiant Onboard Administrator introduction as an opportunity to re-assure customers that iLO remote administration will continue as a core feature of the ProLiant Onboard Administrator and to draw their attention to frequently overlooked capabilities such as power and thermal control and embedded health.


What product specific options are available for the ML350G6 server?

  • Xeon Processor kit

  • Tower to Rack conversion kit

  • 8 SFF HDD cage kit

  • 2 LFF HDD cage kit

  • PCI-X (x2) Expander kit

  • Redundant Fan

  • 460 W or 750 W High efficiency Power supply (hot-plug)


How many HDD bays are supported on ML350G6 and what is the maximum capacity?

Total 16 SFF (2.5") HDD for SAS and SATA and 8 LFF (3.5")for SAS and SATA. The maximum capacity is 8.0TB.

  • Maximum 4.8TB HDD capacity through 16 SFF (2.5") SAS. HP continues to provide higher SFF SAS drives into market for higher capacity.

  • Maximum 8.0TB HDD capacity through 8 LFF (3.5") SAS or SATA.


What Storage Options do ML350G6 offer?

HP Smart array family and HP StorageWroks family.


What Operating systems are supported on ML350G6?

  • Microsoft Windows

  • RHEL 4 (x86, AMD64/EM64T)

  • RHEL 5 (x86,AMD64/EM64T)

  • SLES 10 x86, AMD64/EM64T

  • SLES 11 x86, AMD64/EM64T

  • Novell Netware 6.5/OES


What are the virtualization environments tested on ML350G6?

  • VMWare ESX 4.0/ 3.5.0

  • XenSource

  • Citrix Xenserver 5.0

  • RedHat and SLES Xen

  • Microsoft Hyper-V


What are the efficient power supply supported on ML350G6?

  • 460 Watts, Common Slot, 92% Efficiency.

  • 750 Watts, Common Slot, 92% Efficiency.

  • 1200 Watts, Common Slot, 90% Efficiency.

  • HP ProLiant Common Slot Power supplies(460W & 750W) meet multiple Energy Efficiency Initiatives. Climate Savers Computing Initiative GOLD, ECOS Consulting 80PLUS GOLD and they meet the standard specifications for Energy Star for Servers Power Supply requirements.

  • HP’s ProLiant Common Slot Power supplies(1200W) meet multiple Energy Efficiency Initiatives. Climate Savers Computing Initiative Bronze, ECOS Consulting 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply requirements.


What is the warranty on this product?

Industry Standard Servers are supported with a worldwide Limited warranty featuring 3 years of parts, labor, and on-site service. In addition to processors, memory and hard drives are also covered by HP's pre-failure warranty.


What Service offerings are recommended?

HP recommends customers purchase services for easier for deployment and maintenances. HP Care Pack hardware installation and start up and same day 24x7 hardware support combined with software technical support for technical expertise, will help minimize downtime and enable customers to focus on their core business better.


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