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HPE Proliant ML10 Gen9 Display Output Dongle Question


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#1 digitaldreams

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 08:49 AM

Hello all!

 

I hate to ask a very dumb sounding question but I'm a little bit confused on this.  According to the HPE communication http://h20566.www2.h...mr_na-c05226637, the ML10 Gen9 needs a dongle to output video from its DisplayPort.  But if I have a monitor with a DisplayPort, do I still need the adapter dongle?  Is there a reason I need to convert it DVI or VGA?  Is there a limitation with DisplayPort where it doesn't output video until it loads up an OS or something?

 

Thanks in advance!


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#2 oophe

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 05:54 AM

Highly unlikely. The link you provided mentions adapters for VGA, DVI and HDMI, not DP. VGA is analogue and so is DVI-A so this is where the 'active' part comes from I guess.