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HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 - Overview

Product description

HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 is a small, quiet, and stylishly designed server that is ideal for micro and small businesses looking to build their first IT server environment. With a form factor that is easy to use and service, HP MicoServer Gen8 helps businesses get to a server that provides better and secured access to data, more efficiency in operations, while driving down their operating expenses.


What's new

  • New BTO SKUs with 4GB UDIMM.

  • Xeon E3-1220Lv2 BTO SKU.

  • Core i3-3240 BTO SKU.

  • Higher maximum storage of 16TB with support for 4TB SATA LFF HDD.

  • Support for new low-priced SATA NHP LFF Standard Drives.

  • Support for new HP PS110 Wireless 82.11n VPN Router.


Product features

  • Intel Celeron G1610T (2.3 GHz/2-core/2MB/35 W) Processor

  • Intel Pentium G2020T (2.5 GHz/2-core/3MB/35 W) Processor

  • Intel Core i3-3240 (3.4 GHz/2-core/3MB/65 W) Processor

  • Intel Xeon E3-1220Lv2 (2.3 GHz/2-core/3MB/17 W) Processor

Cache memory2
  • 3MB (1 x 3MB) L3 Cache3

  • 2MB (1 x 2MB) L3 Cache4

Intel C204 Chipset5
On System Management Processor
HP iLO (Firmware: HP iLO 4)6
Memory protection
  • Type: HP Smart Memory, DDR3 Unbuffered (UDIMM)

  • DIMM slots available: 2

  • Standard: 4GB (1 x 4GB) PC3L-12800E DDR3 UDIMM

  • Maximum: 16GB (2 x 8GB) PC3-12800E DDR3 UDIMM

Network controller
HP Ethernet 1Gb 2-port 332i adapter
Expansion slots
ExpansionSlot #
Form Factor
PCIe 3.0/2.0
Low Profile
HP Server ROM
HP ROM (Read Only Memory) is now digitally signed using HP's Corporate Signing Service. This signature is verified before the flash process starts, reducing accidental programming and preventing malicious efforts to corrupt system ROM.
Storage controller9
HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i controller
Internal storage devices
  • Optical drive: SATA DVD-RW drive (Optional)

  • Hard drives: None ship standard

Maximum internal storage
  • Non-hot plug SATA: 16TB (4 x 4TB) 3.5-inch SATA

  • Video: 1 rear standard video

  • HP iLO Remote Management network port: 1Gb dedicated (default iLO4 configuration)

  • Micro SD slot: 1 Internal10

  • USB 2.0 ports: 5 total (2 front, 2 rear, 1 internal)

  • USB 3.0 ports: 2 total (2 rear)11

  • Network RJ-45 (Ethernet): 2 (Port 1 shared for HP iLO4 as optional configuration)

Server power cords
Ships standard with a 6 ft. country specific NEMA power cord
Power supply
  • One (1) 150 W Non-Hot Plug, Non redundant Power Supply (AMS, APJ and PRC models)

  • One (1) 200 W Non-Hot Plug, Non redundant Power Supply (EMEA models)

System fans
One (1) non-redundant system fan shipped standard
  • Integrated Matrox G200 video standard

    • 1280 x 1024 (32 b/p)

    • 1920 x 1200 (16 b/p)

  • HP iLO 4 On System Management Memory

    • 16MB flash

    • 256MB DDR 3 with ECC (112MB after ECC and video)

Form factor
Ultra micro tower
Setup password
Industry standard compliance
  • ACPI V2.0b Compliant

  • PCIe 2.0 Compliant

  • PXE Support

  • WOL Support

  • USB 2.0

  • USB 3.0

  • SATA Gen 2

  • SATA Gen 3

NOTE: 1.Intel Celeron G1610T and Intel Pentium G2020T support up to 1333 MHz DDR3 memory speed. Intel Core i3-3240 support up to 1600 MHz DDR3 memory speed. Intel Xeon E3-1220Lv2 supports up to 1600 MHz DDR3 memory speed.

2. All processor models above list the L3 Cache associated with that particular processor.

3. For Dual-core Pentium processor.

4. For Dual-core Celeron processor.

5. Click here for more information regarding Intel chipsets Non-HPE site .

6. Click here for more information on iLO .

7. HP memory from previous generation servers are not fully compatible with the HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8.

8. Indicates the number of physical electrical lanes running to a PCI-e connector.

9. HDD bays 1 and 2 support 6.0 Gb/s SATA. HDD bays 3 and 4 support 3.0 Gb/s SATA. Supports RAID 0/1/10 only. No FBWC support. For FBWC, a standup Smart Array Controller card must be configured. Click here for more information about the controller and its features .

Click here to access the article on configuring arrays .

10. The MicroSD slot is not a hot-pluggable device. User should not attempt to plug a MicroSD card into the MicroSD slot while the server is powered.

11. Functional after OS boot.


Software overview

Operating systems and virtualization software support for ProLiant Servers1
  • Microsoft Windows Server

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)

  • VMware

On System Management
HP iLO Managemen tEngine
The HP iLO Management Engine portfolio includes:
  • HP iLO

  • HP Agentless Management

  • HP Active Health System

  • HP Intelligent Provisioning

  • HP iLO Mobile App

HP Insight Management
HP Service Pack forProLiant (SPP)


Link to driver, firmware, software and manuals

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



NOTE: One or more of the links above will take you outside the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Website, Hewlett Packard Enterprise does not control and is not responsible for information outside of the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Website.

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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