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HPE ProLiant DL585 G2 Server - Overview

Product description

The HPE ProLiant DL585 Generation 2 (G2) Server now supports the new AMD Rev F Opteron Dual-Core Processor, further increasing the performance leadership of this system. Dual-Core AMD Opteron Processors enable a huge boost in performance.
The HPE ProLiant DL585 G2 Server follows the award-winning legacy of the HP ProLiant DL585 Server by offering exceptional price/performance and price per watt metrics. The ProLiant DL585 G2 Server continues to maintain performance leadership, especially with a variety of 32-bit application benchmarks. The 128-GB memory footprint enables most applications to run faster or to support more users than other systems. With the inclusion of Rev F processors, the HP ProLiant DL585 G2 Server has now been optimized for Virtualization. The HP ProLiant DL585 G2 Server combines AMD Opteron processor technology, best-in-class management, and outstanding up-time features in an enterprise-class system that is ideal for large data center deployments.


Product features

NOTE: Two or four of the listed processors, depending on the model
  • AMD Opteron Processor 8222SE, Dual-Core (3.0 GHz, 120 Watts)*
  • AMD Opteron Processor 8220, Dual-Core (2.8 GHz, 95 Watts)*
  • AMD Opteron Processor 8220SE, Dual-Core (2.8 GHz, 120 Watts)*
  • AMD Opteron Processor 8218, Dual-Core (2.6 GHz, 95 Watts)*
  • AMD Opteron Processor 8216, Dual-Core (2.4 GHz, 95 Watts)*
  • AMD Opteron Processor 8214, Dual-Core (2.2 GHz, 95 Watts)*
  • AMD Opteron Processor 8212, Dual-Core (2.0 GHz, 95 Watts)*
NOTE: * 2 or 4 supported.
nVidia NForce Professional 2200 and 2050 chipsets, and AMD-8132 chipset
HP ProLiant DL585 G2 Servers can support up to 4 processors.
NOTE: Upgradeable to quad-core processors (not available at this time).
Cache Memory
1 MB Integrated Level 2 Cache memory per core
Memory Protection and Functionality
Advanced ECC
PC2-5300 Registered DIMMs at 677 MHz
NOTE: One of the following depending on Model.
  • 2 GB (4 x 512 MB)
  • 4 GB (4 x 1 GB)
  • 8 GB (8 x 1 GB)
128 GB (32 x 4 GB)
Network Controller
Two embedded NC371i Multifunction Gigabit Network Adapters with TCP/IP Offload Engine, including support for Accelerated iSCSI through optional ProLiant Essentials Licensing Kits
Expansion Slots
Slot Number
Bus Speed
Bus Number
PCI Voltage
64-bit / 100 MHz PCI-X
Bus 0x42 = 66
3.3 Volt
64-bit / 100 MHz PCI-X
Bus 0x42 = 66
3.3 Volt
PCI-Express x4
Bus 0x49 = 73
PCI-Express x4
Bus 0x4C = 76
PCI-Express x8
Bus 0x46 = 70
PCI-Express x4
Bus 0x4F = 79
PCI-Express x8
Bus 0x02 = 2
PCI-Express x8
Bus 0x05 = 5
PCI-Express x4
Bus 0x08 = 8
Reserved slot for Smart Array P400 Controller
NOTE: All slots can accept universal keyed PCI cards.

All slots are non-hot-plug Default bus assignment. Inserting cards with PCI bridges may alter the actual bus assignment number. Slots are enumerated differently based on the operating system. Microsoft operating systems enumerate from lowest to highest Device ID by bus (starting with the lowest bus).

Integrated Lights-Out 2 (iLO 2) Standard Management (application specific integrated circuit [ASIC] on the System Board)
Storage Controllers
NOTE: One of the listed items, depending on model.
  • HP Smart Array P400/256 MB Controller (in a PCI-Express slot)
    NOTE: Standard on 2.0 GHz and 2.2 GHz models
  • HP Smart Array P400/512 MB Battery-Backed Write Cache (BBWC) Controller (in a PCI-Express slot)
    NOTE: Standard on 2.4 GHz, 2.6 GHz and 2.8 GHz models
Storage Data Protection
The BBWC Enabler for the Smart Array P400 Controller protects up to 512-MB write cache memory from hard boot, power, controller, or system board failures.
  • Standard on all HP ProLiant DL585 G2 Models
  • Battery charge/life: Up to 72 hours/3 years
  • Transportable data protection
  • Increases overall controller performance
NOTE: Safely transport user's write cache data to another HP ProLiant DL585 G2 Server in the data center by removing the BBWC Enabler and Smart Array P400 Controller Memory Module simultaneously (connected by short cable).
Maximum Internal Storage Type
Hot Plug Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
1.168 TB
8 x 146 GB small form factor (SFF) SAS drives (internal hot plug)
Hot Plug Serial ATA (SATA)
960 GB
8 x 120 GB SFF SATA (internal hot plug)
Diskette Drive
1.44 MB Diskette Drive (slimline) - ejectable for security and serviceability
Optical Drive
Slimline DVD/CD-RW Drive (Standard on all models) - ejectable for security and serviceability
Hard Drives
None ship standard
Hard Disk Drive Backplane
Internal SAS backplane supports up to eight SFF hard disk drives
Pointing Device (Mouse)
1 front, 1 rear
USB 2.0 Ports
5 total (2 front; 2 rear; 1 internal)
iLO 2 Remote Management Port
Network RJ-45
Integrated ATI-RN50 with 32 MB of DDR memory
Form Factor
Rack (4U = 7 inches), ships with sliding rails and cable management system
Space saving form factor (4U) provides space efficiencies while providing maximum deployment flexibility.
Industry Standard Compliance
  • ACPI 1.0a. Compliant
  • PCI 2.2 Compliant
  • PXE Support
  • WOL Support
  • Physical Address Extension (PAE) Support
  • Microsoft Logo certifications
  • USB 2.0
Remote Management
Integrated Lights Out 2 (iLO 2) Standard Management
  • Virtual Text Remote Console
  • Virtual Power Button Control
  • Integrated Remote Console
  • Dedicated and 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)
  • Operating system-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 controller)
  • Drive Parameter Tracking (with Smart Array controller)
  • Pre-Failure Warranty (covers processors, SAS hard drives and memory)
  • Redundant/adaptive load balancing NIC Support
  • Hot Spare Boot
NOTE: In the event of a failed processor or VRM in a multi-processing environment, the system automatically reboots and uses the remaining good processor(s).
  • Smart Array P400 Controller with standard Battery Backed Write Cache (BBWC) Enabler provides transportable data protection and increases overall controller performance. Up to 512-MB Battery Backed Write Cache protection available on all HP ProLiant DL585 G2 Server models.
  • Up to eight hot-plug small form factor (SFF) Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Hard Drives.
  • Dual Hot-Plug Redundant Power Supplies.
  • Hot-Plug Redundant Fans (standard)
    NOTE: Fans are N+1 hot plug redundant and individually removable.
  • Innovative Diagnostic Lighting.
  • System Insight Display – Precisely depicts all major subsystems of the server (PCI I/O, Memory, CPU, Redundant Cooling, Interlock, Thermtrip) and gives instant visual indication of fault status. Located on top front of server.
  • Tool-less, virtually cable-less interior design:
    • Tool-less access to interior of server
    • Two ejectable, Universal Media Bay media drives (DVD/CD-RW standard with support for optional diskette or optical drives) are removable without the use of tools
    • Front accessible processors and memory
    • PCI Card Guides lock full-length PCI cards in place during transit
    • Six individually removable fans connect without cables to the system board
    • Tool-less removal of system board
  • Quick Deploy Rails
  • Tool-less design "snap in" rail
  • Power-on password
  • Keyboard password
  • Diskette drive control enable/disable
  • Diskette boot control enable/disable
  • External USB port enable/disable
  • Network Server Mode
  • Serial interface control
  • Administrator's password
  • Disk configuration lock
  • Removable Diskette drive (optional)
  • Removable CD-ROM or DVD drive
Power Supply
910 Watt (low line), 1300 Watt (high line) with 12 Volt main output. Size is 2.8 inches high (H) X 4.9 inches wide (W) X 7.5 inches long (L).
NOTE: One Hot Plug Power Supply ships standard with 2.0-GHz and 2.2-GHz models (optional Redundant Hot Plug Power Supply Option Kit).

Two Hot Plug Power Supplies ship standard with 2.4-GHz, 2.6-GHz, and 2.8-GHz models.

System Fans
Six hot plug, redundant fans (individually removable)
Six hot plug, redundant fans (individually removable)
Factory Express Portfolio for Servers and Storage
HP Factory Express offers configuration, customization, integration and deployment services for HP servers and storage products. Customers can choose how their factory solutions are built, tested, integrated, shipped and deployed.
Factory Express offers service packages for simple configuration, racking, installation, complex configuration, and design services, as well as individual factory services, such as image loading, asset tagging, and custom packaging. HP products supported through Factory Express include a wide array of servers and storage: HP Integrity, HP ProLiant, HP ProLiant Server Blades, HP BladeSystem, and HP 9000 servers, as well as the MSA1000, VA7xxx, EVA, XP, rackable tape libraries and configurable network switches.
Service and Support
This product is covered by a global limited warranty and supported by HP Services and a worldwide network of resellers and service providers. Hardware diagnostic support and repair is available for one year from date of purchase. Support for software and initial setup is available for 90 days from date of purchase. Additional support may be covered under the warranty or available for an additional fee. Enhancements to warranty services are available through HP Care Pack services or customized service agreements.
HP Care Pack services include coverage for the HP branded hardware options qualified for the server, purchased at the same time or afterward, internal to the enclosure, as well as 22" and smaller external monitors and tower UPS options up to 3kVA; these items will be covered at the same service level and for the same coverage period as the server. Coverage of UPS Battery is not included, standard warranty terms & conditions apply. For servers or storage systems installed within a rack, service also covers all HP qualified rack options installed within the same rack.


Software overview

Operating System Support
Operating System Support
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • Sun Solaris
  • VMware Virtualization Software
NOTE: For a complete and up-to-date listing of supported Operating Systems and versions, Click here to access Operating System Support Matrix .
NOTE: For more information about the HP Certified and Supported ProLiant Servers, Click here to visit the VMware Server Support Matrix .
ProLiant Essentials Software
HP Systems Insight Manager
HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM) provides a unified, secure, and extensible environment to centrally manage servers, storage, and other infrastructure devices across multiple operating system platforms.
Through a single management view, HP SIM provides core management services that include device discovery and identification, event views, health monitoring, inventory data collection, software version control, and reporting. HP SIM is built on industry standards and is extensible with value-added ProLiant Essentials, Integrity Essentials, and Storage Essentials software to meet individual management needs. Click here to access more details about HPE SIM .
HP SIM provides organizations with the following benefits:
  • Simplifies and consolidates infrastructure lifecycle management using task- and query-based functionality
  • Provides the foundation for infrastructure automation and virtualization
  • Enables IT management based on business processes not hardware platforms
  • Lowers infrastructure maintenance cost and frees resources for innovation
  • Maximizes resource utilization with virtualization technologies
  • Provides a central point of integration between infrastructure and Enterprise management tools, such as HP OpenView
Insight Management Agents
Insight Management Agents should be installed on all HP servers to present system instrumentation, health, and configuration information into HP Systems Insight Manager and the HP System Management Homepage. The HP System Management Homepage aggregates systems data from Insight Management Agents and other HP management tools, providing a consolidated browser-based interface for managing individual servers.
Insight Management Agents and the HPE System Management Homepage are included in HP ProLiant Support Packs, and can also be installed using the server profiles provided with the HP ProLiant Essentials Rapid Deployment Pack. To access additional information about the Management Agents and the HPE System Management Homepage, Click here to access the management website .
SmartStart is a tool that simplifies server setup, providing a rapid way to deploy consistent server configurations. For more information about SmartStart, Click here to access the SmartStart website .
Minimum SmartStart version supported: SmartStart 7.60
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 HP ProLiant products. Click here to sign up Get connected with updates from HPE and customize user's 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 user's ProLiant server, and options available in SmartStart, or downloadable from the Software and Drivers download pages.
Survey Utility and Diagnostics Utilities
The most advanced configuration analysis, reporting, and troubleshooting utilities used by HP and at user's 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 HP ProLiant servers. RDP includes the ProLiant Integration Module, featuring ProLiant server pre-configured events for operating system installation, and optimized software drivers, firmware, and management agents. Every RDP disc includes a 7-day, 10-node trial license for evaluation purposes. RDP requires a license for each server deployed and is available for purchase with HP servers.

  • Workload Management Pack provides easier management of complex environments, improving overall server utilization and enabling Microsoft Windows 2000 customers, for the first time, to confidently deploy multiple applications on a single multiprocessor HP ProLiant Server.

  • Integrated Lights-Out Advanced Pack is a licensed option that activates advanced iLO 2 features, such as virtual KVM and virtual media, to enable full remote control of HP ProLiant servers.

  • Performance Management Pack is a performance management solution that identifies and explains hardware performance bottlenecks on HP ProLiant servers and attached options, enabling better use of 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 viruses.

  • Vulnerability and Patch Management Pack identifies and remediates software security vulnerabilities that are 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. An integrated approach provides the ability to manage both physical and virtual resources from a single management console.

  • Server Migration Pack automates the manual processes required for migrating servers between physical or virtual platforms (P2V, V2P, and V2V).

  • Server Migration Pack - P2P Edition helps users to effortlessly transition to new servers with an automated, accurate, and affordable migration of the operating system, applications, and data.

  • Accelerated iSCSI Pack enables the embedded multi-function network controller to serve as both a NIC and an iSCSI host bus adapter (HBA), providing access to SAN storage over the same connection used for networking. Processing of the protocol stack is offloaded to the NIC, reducing CPU utilization and greatly improving the speed with which the requests are processed and sent to the network.

  • Remote Directory Memory Access (RDMA) Pack for Embedded Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapters provides direct and faster communication between application buffers in separate servers for tasks that involves moving large amounts of data, such as network backups, database read/write, and high performance computing.

NOTE: Flexible and volume quantity license kits are available for ProLiant Essentials Value Packs. Refer to the various ProLiant Essentials Value Pack product QuickSpecs.


Link to driver, firmware, software and manuals

Click here to access the updated driver, firmware, software and manuals .


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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