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HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 - Overview

Product description

HPE 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, it 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 Build-To-Order (BTO) SKUs with 4 GB Unregistered Dual In-Line Memory Module (UDIMM).

  • Xeon E3-1220Lv2 BTO SKU.

  • Core i3-3240 BTO SKU.

  • Higher maximum storage of 16TB with support for 4TB SATA Large Form Factor (LFF) Hard Disk Drive (HDD).

  • Support for new Low-Priced SATA Non-Hot-Plug (NHP) LFF Standard drives.

  • Support for new HPE PS110 Wireless 82.11n Virtual Private Network (VPN) router.


Product features

Processor 1
  • 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 memory 2
  • 3MB (1 x 3MB) L3 Cache3

  • 2MB (1 x 2MB) L3 Cache4

Chipset 5
Intel C204 chipset
On system management processor 6
HPE iLO (Firmware: HPE iLO 4)
Memory protection
Memory 7
  • Type: HPE Smart Memory, DDR3 Unbuffered (UDIMM)

  • DIMM Slots available: 2

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

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

Network controller
HPE Ethernet 1 Gb 2-port 332i adapter
Expansion slots 8
Expansion Slot #
Bus Width
Connector Width
Form Factor
PCIe 3.0/2.0
Low Profile
HPE Server ROM
HPE Read Only Memory (ROM) is now digitally signed using HPE'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 controller 9
HPE Dynamic Smart Array B120i Controller
Internal storage devices
  • Optical drive: SATA DVD-RW drive (Optional)

  • Hard drives: None ship standard

Maximum internal storage
  • NHP SATA: 16TB (4 x 4TB) 3.5-inch SATA

  • Video: 1 rear standard video

  • HPE 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 HPE iLO4 as optional configuration)

Server power cords
Ships standard with a 6 ft country specific National Electrical Manufacturer's Association (NEMA) power cord
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)

  • HPE iLO 4 On system management memory

    • 16MB flash

    • 256MB DDR3 with ECC (112MB after ECC and video)

Form factor
Ultra micro tower
Setup password
Industry standard compliance
  • Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) V2.0b Compliant

  • Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) 2.0 Compliant

  • Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) support

  • Wake-On-LAN (WOL) support

  • USB 2.0

  • USB 3.0

  • SATA Gen 2

  • SATA Gen 3

    • 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.
  1. All processor models above list the L3 cache associated with that particular processor.
  2. For Dual-core pentium processor.
  3. For Dual-core celeron processor.
  4. Click here for more information regarding Intel chipsets Non-HPE site .

  5. Click here for more information on iLO .

  6. HPE memory from previous generation servers are not fully compatible with the HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen8.
    • Processor dependent. Xeon is PCIe 3.0. Celeron and pentium are PCIe 2.0.
    • Indicates the number of physical electrical lanes running to a PCI-e connector.
  7. 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.
  8. Functional after Operating System (OS) boot.


Software overview

OS and virtualization software support for ProLiant Servers 1
  • Microsoft Windows Server

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)

  • VMware

On system management
HPE iLO Management Engine
The HPE iLO Management Engine portfolio includes:
  • HPE iLO

  • HPE Agentless Management

  • HPE Active Health System (AHS)

  • HPE Intelligent Provisioning

  • HPE iLO Mobile App

HPE Insight management
HPE Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP)


Link to QuickSpecs

Information for this Overview is taken from the product QuickSpecs. To access the complete QuickSpecs for this product, select the desired link from the following list:



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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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