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HPE ProLiant DL980 G7 Server - Overview

Product description

HPE ProLiant DL980 G7 with HP PREMA Architecture is an eight socket server built to handle the largest x86 enterprise environments with confidence. The DL980 G7 blends industry standard economies with advanced mission critical capabilities to deliver balanced scaling, self-healing resiliency and breakthrough efficiencies needed in essential enterprise compute environments. Whether housing a single very large data intensive workload, or many consolidated or virtualized workloads to improve resource utilization, the DL980 G7 featuring HP PREMA Architecture with Smart CPU caching and a resilient system fabric, is designed to reduce bottlenecks, improve throughput and performance, as well as deliver enhanced reliability not previously available in an x86 environment.


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

Chipset 2,3
  • Industry standard Intel 7500 chipset

  • Hewlett-Packard DL980 G7 Node Controller

Cache memory (One of the following depending on Model)
  • 30MB (1 x 30MB) Level 3 cache4

  • 24MB (1 x 24MB) Level 3 cache5

  • 18MB (1 x 18MB) Level 3 cache6

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 Board7

  • HP ProLiant DL980 331i SPI Board8

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
Diskette Drive
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 9
  • 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 10,11
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
Server Power Cords
One 6' highline (IEC-IEC) power cord per power supply is shipped standard with each system.12
  1. Four or eight of the following processors depending on model.

  2. Up to three Industry Standard Intel 7500 Chipsets with six high-speed interconnects up to 6.4 GT/s.

  3. For more information regarding Intel chipsets, see Intel Servers Chipsets web site. Click here to access the Intel Servers Chipsets web site Non-HPE site .

  4. For E7-4870 Processor only.

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

  6. For E7-4807 Processor only.

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

  8. Does not support 10GbE upgrade.

  9. Upon the event of a failed processor in a multi-processing environment, the system will automatically reboot and use the remaining good processor(s).

  10. Rear accessible Hot Plug Power Supplies with option for redundancy (Redundant power supplies are standard on some models).

  11. The HPE ProLiant DL980 G7 requires four power supplies to operate. With four power supplies there is no power redundancy. Eight power supplies are required for power redundancy. The level of redundancy will be reported during the system power on.

  12. If end users require a local power cord, they can check the power cord matrix for the appropriate country specific sku. For more details see the HPE Power Cords and Cables document. Click here to access HPE Power Cords and Cables document .


Software overview

Operating systems (OS) and virtualisation 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

For more information on HPE's Certified and Supported ProLiant Servers for OS and Virtualization Software and latest listing of software drivers available for the server, visit HPE Server Operating System and Virtualization Software web site. Click here to access HPE Server Operating System and Virtualization Software web site .



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