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HP ProLiant DL980 G7 Server - Overview

Product description

HP ProLiant DL980 G7 with HP PREMA Architecture is an eight-socket server with Smart CPU caching and a redundant system fabric and is designed to reduce bottlenecks, improve throughput and performance, as well as deliver enhanced reliability.


What's new

  • Expanded maximum card limits for Converged Network Adapters to four cards per server

  • Support for HP StoreFabric SN1000 16Gb Host Bus Adapters

  • Support for HP Smart Array P421 Controller

  • Support for HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 530T Adapter

  • Support for HP 3TB G2 Multi Level Cell PCIe ioDrive2 IO Accelerator

  • Support for HP ProLiant DL980 331i SPI Board based on integrated 331i quad port 1GbE networking controller

  • Support for HP ProLiant NC375i SPI Board based on integrated NC375i quad-port 1GbE networking controller


Product features

Processor 1
Ten-core processors
  • Intel Xeon E7-2850 (2.00 GHz/10-core/24MB/130 W) Processor

  • Intel Xeon E7-2860 (2.26 GHz/10-core/24MB/130 W) Processor

  • Intel Xeon E7-4870 (2.4 GHz/10-core/30MB/130 W) Processor

Eight-core processors
  • Intel Xeon E7-2830 (2.13 GHz/8-core/24MB/105 W) Processor

Six-core processors
  • Intel Xeon E7-4807 (1.86 GHz/6-core/18MB/95 W) Processor

  • Industry standard Intel 7500 chipset

  • Hewlett-Packard DL980 G7 Node Controller

Cache memory
  • 30MB (1 x 30MB) Level 3 cache

    For E7-4870 Processor only.

  • 24MB (1 x 24MB) Level 3 cache

    For E7-2830, E7-2850 and E7-2860.

  • 18MB (1 x 18MB) Level 3 cache

    For E7-4807 Processor only.

Upgradeable to eight processors
Memory protection
  • Advanced ECC

  • Mirrored memory

  • Online spare memory rank

  • Dynamic Device Data Correction (Intel Xeon E7 Family)

  • PC3-10600R Registered Low Voltage (1.35 V) DIMMs (DDR3)

  • 4TB (128 x 32GB)

Network controller
  • HP ProLiant DL980 NC375i SPI Board2

  • HP ProLiant DL980 331i SPI Board3

Storage controller
HP Smart Array P410i controller with optional FBWC
Storage data protection
The Flash-Backed Write Cache (FBWC) increases cache data retention capabilities from two days of existing battery-backed write cache (BBWC) to infinite data retention.
  • Standard on 4P models; optional on factory integrated models

  • Transportable data protection

  • Increases overall controller performance

Internal storage devices
Optical drive
  • Slimline DVD-RW Drive standard

Hard drives
  • None ship standard

Hard disk drive backplane
  • Internal SAS backplane supports up to eight SFF hard disk drives

Maximum internal storage
  • Hot Plug SFF SAS: 7.2TB (8 x 900GB)

  • Hot Plug SFF SAS SSD: 3.2TB (8 x 400GB)

Pointing device (mouse)
1 front; 1 rear
USB 2.0 ports
6 total: 2 front (video); 2 rear (video, NIC); 2 internal
iLO 3 Remote Management
Network RJ-45
SD slot
  • Integrated ATI ES1000 with 32MB embedded video SDRAM

  • Max resolution: 1280 x 1024 x 16M color

Form factor
Rack (8U = 14 in)
Ships with Quick Deploy Sliding 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.
Industry standard compliance
  • ACPI 2.0 compliant

  • PCIE 2.0 compliant

  • PXE support

  • WOL support

  • Physical Address Extension (PAE) support

  • Microsoft Logo certifications

  • USB 2.0 support

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, SAS hard drives, and memory)

  • Redundant/adaptive load balancing NIC support

  • Hot Spare Boot

  • Power-on password

  • Keyboard password

  • External USB port enable/disable

  • Network server mode

  • Serial interface control

  • Administrator's password

  • Removable CD-ROM or DVD drive

Power supply
E5640 4P model
  • (4) 1200 W Common Slot Platinum Power Supplies (220 V ac only)

X6550 4P model
  • (8) 1200 W Common Slot Platinum Power Supplies (220 V ac only)

System Fans
8 Hot plug, redundant fans ship standard
NOTE: 1: Four or eight of the following processors depending on model.

2: Optional Dual Port 10GbE upgrade (replaces two 1G ports).

3 . Does not support 10GbE upgrade.


Software overview

Operating systems (OS) and virtualization software support
  • Microsoft Windows Server

  • Microsoft Windows Server Hyper V

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)

  • Oracle Solaris

  • Oracle Linux

  • VMware


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