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HPE ProLiant DL380 G4 Server - Overview

Product description

The world's best selling server just got better; the new ProLiant DL380 G4 delivers on its history of design excellence with enterprise-class uptime and manageability, proven two-way Intel Xeon performance, and 2U density for a variety of rack deployments and applications.


Product features

NOTE: For the Standard Features shipped in the "Factory Integrated Models", please see the "Configuration Information - Factory Integrated Models" section.
NOTE: One of the following depending on Model
Dual-core procesors:
  • Dual-core Intel Xeon 2.8 GHz/800MHz -2x2M L2 cache processor
Single-core processors:
  • Intel Xeon Processor 3.8 GHz/800MHz -2MB L2 cache processor
  • Intel Xeon Processor 3.6 GHz/800MHz -2MB L2 cache processor
  • Intel Xeon Processor 3.6 GHz/800MHz -1MB L2 cache processor
  • Intel Xeon Processor 3.4 GHz/800MHz -2MB L2 cache processor
  • Intel Xeon Processor 3.4 GHz/800MHz -1MB L2 cache processor
  • Intel Xeon Processor 3.2 GHz/800MHz -2MB L2 cache processor
  • Intel Xeon Processor 3.2 GHz/800MHz -1MB L2 cache processor
  • Intel Xeon Processor 3.0 GHz/800MHz -2MB L2 cache processor
  • Intel Xeon Processor 3.0 GHz/800MHz -2MB L2 cache, Low Voltage processor
  • Intel Xeon Processor 2.8 GHz/800MHz -2MB L2 cache processor
Cache Memory
NOTE: One of the following depending on Model
  • 1MB Level 2 cache
  • 2MB Level 2 cache
  • 2 x 2MB Level 2 cache (Dual-core Models)
Front-Side Bus
800 MHz Front Side Bus
Upgradeable to dual processing
Intel E7520 Chipset
NOTE: For more information regarding Intel chipsets, please see the following URL: Non-HPE site .
NOTE: One of the following depending on model
PC2-3200R 400 MHz DDR2
Standard (base models)
1GB (2 x 512 MB)
Standard (High Performance models)
2GB (2 x 1024 MB)
Network Controller
Embedded NC7782 PCI-X Gigabit Server Adapter
Expansion Slots
Slot Type
Slot Number
Bus Speed
Bus Number
Device Number
Hot Plug
PCI Voltage
PCI-X Non Hot-Plug Riser Expansion Slots
NOTE: Universal cards are supported
64-bit/133MHz PCI-X
3.3 Volt
64-bit/100MHz PCI-X
3.3 Volt
64-bit/100MHz PCI-X
3.3 Volt
PCI-X Hot Plug Riser (Optional)
NOTE: Universal cards are supported
64-bit/133MHz PCI-X
3.3 Volt
64-bit/100MHz PCI-X
3.3 Volt
64-bit/100MHz PCI-X
3.3 Volt
PCI Express Non-Hot Plug Riser (Optional)
PCI Express x4
PCI Express x4
NOTE: x8 cards are supported but will run at x4 speeds.
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).
Storage Controller
Smart Array 6i Controller (integrated on system board)
Smart Array P600 with 256 MB battery-backed write cache (SAS Models)
  • 1.44MB Diskette Drive (optional on some models)

  • 24x IDE CD-ROM (IDE DVD-ROM included on High performance models)

  • None Standard
    NOTE: The system can be operated in single channel or dual channel (2/4 split). SCSI configuration kit (364471-B21) is required for dual channel configurations.
Maximum Internal StorageType
Hot Plug U320 SCSI
1.8 TB
6 x 300GB with standard internal hot plug SCSI drive cage
Hot Plug SAS
1.168 TB
8 x 146GB with standard internal hot plug smallform factor SAS drive cage
  • Serial - One

  • Pointing Device (Mouse) - One

  • Graphics - One

  • Keyboard - One

  • External SCSI (VHDCI) - One

  • Network RJ-45 - Three (One for iLO)

  • USB - Three (one front, two back)

Integrated ATI RAGE XL Video Controller with 8 MB SDRAM Video Memory
Form Factor
Rack (2U), (3.5-inch)
Industry Standard Compliance
  • ACPI 2.0 Compliant

  • PCI 2.2 Compliant

  • WOL Support

  • Microsoft Logo certifications

  • USB 2.0 Support

Remote Management
Integrated Lights Out (iLO) Standard Management:
  • Virtual Text Remote Console

  • Virtual Power Button Control

  • Dedicated & shared LAN Connectivity

  • Browser and command line access

  • Automatic IP Configuration via DHCP/DNS/WINS

  • Industry Standard 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Secure Shell Security

  • IML and iLO Event Logging

  • Support for 12 user accounts with customizable access privilege

  • Integrated Lights Out Advanced Pack (optional)

  • Remote Insight Lights-Out Edition ll (optional)

Intelligent Manageability
  • HPE Systems Insight Manager

  • SmartStart

  • Redundant ROM

  • Remote Flash ROM

  • Management Agent

  • Integrated Management Log

  • Automatic Server Recovery (ASR)

  • Dynamic Sector Repairing (with Smart Array Controllers)

  • Drive Parameter Tracking (with Smart Array Controllers)

  • 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).
  • Pre-Failure Warranty (covers processors, hard drives and memory)

Server Power Cords
One Lowline NEMA power cord and One Highline IEC Power cord ships standard
Power Supply
  • 575 Watt, CE Mark Compliant

  • Optional Hot Plug AC Redundant Power Supply

System Fans
Five hot plug fans ship standard. Eight hot plug fans total supported internally for full redundancy
NOTE: The additional three fans are available via Redundant Fan Option Kit (PN 293048-B21).
Rack Kit
The DL380 quick deploy rail system provides tool-free support for racks with square or round mounting holes(including Compaq/HP 7000, 9000, 10000 and HP series), with an adjustment range of 24 - 36 inches. The ambidextrous cable management arm can be mounted on either the left or right side for improved cable management.
NOTE: Cable management arm must be removed to access hot-plug power supplies when the cable management arm is mounted on the right.
Telco Rack Support
DL380 G4 Telco Rack Kit:Support for all two-post Telco racks requires the use of the standard rack kit and an additional option kit from Rack Solutions. Click here to see kit offerings Non-HPE site .
HPE Factory Express Capabilities
HPE Factory Express gives you the flexibility to choose from a full menu of factory capabilities all in one manufacturing facility, in one process, with one touch giving user full control and access to HPE's World class manufacturing facility any time. This approach provides user the speed to deploy your IT needs, with total quality assurance, reliability, and predictability to lower total cost of ownership by letting HPE install, rack, and customize software and hardware options for user.
Service and Support
Three-year limited warranty, including hardware diagnostic support, pre-failure warranty (coverage of hard drives,memory and processors). The warranty is fully supported by HPE Services and a worldwide network of resellers and service providers. In addition 90-day's getting started software telephone support may be covered under the warranty or available for an additional fee. Enhancements to warranty services are available through HPE Care Pack services.
NOTE: Limited warranty includes three year parts, three year labor, three-year next business day on-site support
From Web-based support…to remote diagnostic tools that help decrease downtime…to dedicated onsite service, HPE and its service partners provide "as-you-need-it" access to ProLiant-specific knowledge and skills no other vendor can match.
Care Pack services provide a range of life cycle support options that let user choose the service levels that meet business requirements, from basic to mission-critical.A full range of HPE Care Pack hardware and software services are available including:
  • Installation and Start up services helps user get ProLiant servers deployed rapidly

  • Education courses provide industry leading training for IT professionals

  • Support services for fast, efficient resolution of hardware and software issues

  • Extending onsite hardware warranty coverage from next business day to same business day 13 hours, five day or 24 hours, seven days call window with options including four-hour response or six-hour Call To Repair

  • Comprehensive range of software technical support for Microsoft, Linux, ProLiant Essentials and VMWare based IT solutions helping to deliver high level of application availability. Response times range from 30 mins for critical problems to two hours.

  • System Management, Performance Services and Mission Critical Support Solution

HPE Care Pack Services include HPE branded hardware options qualified for the server, purchased at the same time or afterwards, internal to the enclosure, as well as 22 inches and smaller external monitors and tower UPS options up to 3KVA. 22 inches and smaller external monitors will be covered at the same service level and coverage period as the server. For servers or storage systems installed within a rack, service also covers all HPE qualified rack options installed within the same rack.
NOTE: For more information on HPE Care Pack services, contact any of our worldwide sales offices or resellers or visit our worldwide Web site on the internet at: Click here to access HPE Care Pack Central .
NOTE: For more information on Software Support offers contact any of our worldwide sales offices or resellers or visit our worldwide Web site on the internet at: Click here to access Software Support .
NOTE: For more information on HPE training offers contact any of our worldwide sales offices or resellers or visit our worldwide Web site on the internet at: Click here to access HPE Education services .


Software overview

ProLiant Essentials Foundation Pack Software
HPE Systems Insight Manager
HPE's new HPE 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. HPE 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 HPE 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. Click here to visit HPE Systems Insight Manager .
SmartStart is a tool that simplifies server setup, providing a rapid way to deploy reliable and consistent server configurations. Click here to access HPE SmartStart CD .
SmartStart version supported (minimum): SmartStart 7.10
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 HPE servers, workstations, desktops, and portables, and send alerts to HPE Systems Insight Manager and other enterprise management applications in case of subsystem or environmental failures. Click here to access Servers Management .
Subscribers 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 Click here to access Get connected with updates from HPE 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 the ProLiant server and options available in SmartStart or downloadable from Software and Drivers download pages Click here to access the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website .
Insight Diagnostics Online Edition
The most advanced configuration analysis, reporting and troubleshooting utilities used by HPE and at 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 multi processor 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.

  • Recovery Server Option Pack - entry-level high availability software that will provide reliable protection and increased uptime against server hardware and operating system failures.

  • 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.

NOTE: Flexible and volume quantity license kits are available for ProLiant Essentials Value Packs. Click here to access ProLiant Essentials Foundation Pack or the various ProLiant Essentials Value Pack product QuickSpecs for more information.
Operating System Support
OS Support
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2000

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003

  • Novell NetWare

  • LINUX (Red Hat, SuSE)

  • SCO UnixWare, OpenServer

  • VMware Virtualization Software


Link to QuickSpecs

Disclaimer : One or more of the links above will take you outside the Hewlett-Packard Enterprise web site, HPE does not control and is not responsible for information outside of the HPE web site.


Legal Disclaimer: Products sold prior to the November 1, 2015 separation of Hewlett-Packard Company into Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company and HP Inc. may have older product names and model numbers that differ from current models.

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