Enterprise Networking: HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 Data Center Server Packs On Computing Muscle
The HP DL380p Gen8 more than doubles the RAM capacity of the previous 2U, rack mount workhorse data center server while significantly improving the management features and physical operations. While much of the computing and memory capacity increases come from the latest Intel Xeon E5-2600 processors and the C6xx chipset, HP innovation is seen throughout the DL380p Gen8 family of servers. This includes a revised HP iLO (Integrated Lights-Out) Management Engine and an integrated NAND flash assembly that contains the diagnostic utilities as well as boot-up tools and drivers to get the HP DL380p up and running with a minimum of fuss compared with previous versions. The HP Active Health Monitor keeps track of nearly every configuration change and physical monitor so that when troubleshooting data is needed, everything from BIOS updates to fan speed and internal temperatures are available to support engineers. The HP DL380p Gen8 can be installed and maintained with greater ease than previous versions. During tests at eWEEK Labs, no tools were needed during the entire test process.