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    It might not be a surprise to readers of the Home Server Show Forums but HP has 'officially' released the news on the Gen8 Microserver as well as a couple more Small Business Servers.


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    The traffic in the forums has been intense for the last week and the topic was mostly the Gen8 Microserver.  There were leaks, photos, specs, and more.  The only thing missing was the price and availability.  We have all of that now and a little more with HP's release of three new SMB Servers and accessories.  Here are the three:

    HP ProLiant Microserver Generation 8

    HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 v2

    HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 v2

    The new HP ProLiant MicroServer Generation 8 (Gen8) is an ideal first server that provides simplified setup, management and maintenance with innovative HP Smart Technologies. The HP MicroServer offers centralized, anywhere, anytime data access to employees to boost productivity and collaboration through data sharing—and it is small and quiet enough to sit on a desk.

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    There is a lot more to this Microserver than what you are used to seeing.   The server was designed for small business and those with 10 or less employees.  It's a perfect complement for Windows Server 2012 Essentials and will no doubt find it's way into some server rooms in the home as well. (The exact specs of the new server is at the end of this post.)


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    Click each server for a HI-RES photograph.


    The new microserver looks a little tall doesn't' it?  That's the optional 8 port switch, the HP PS1810, that was purpose built for this platform.  It also supports bonding, or link aggregation for the Microserver's two Ethernet ports.  The server also has HP's iLO built in. This is HP's "Lights Out Essentials" which will give you remote control of the server


    The ML310 is a step up in size with it's tower footprint and clearly aimed at small business.


    ML310e Gen8 v2 DL320eICON


    The DL320 rack server is designed to go where others cannot with it's slim rack design.


    The Home Server Show forum has a dedicated section for HP servers.  Join today and discuss this great platform.

    TheHP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 is available world wide immediately fora starting price of $449.

    The HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 v2 is expected to be available worldwide next month for a starting price of $869.

    The HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 v2 is available worldwide immediately for a starting price of $899.

    Data sheet


    HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8


    Ideal first server: micro sized, big possibilities



    • Collaborate • Centralize • Command



    A quiet, cool-looking server that’s easy on your wallet and great for your home and office


    Most small and home businesses would benefit by having a server to improve their productivity and efficiency. But hesitate due to a lack of IT expertise and staff needed to install, configure, and maintain the necessary equipment.


    You can take your business to the next level with the uniquely-designed HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8. Our Intelligent Provisioning capability makes installation and setup a breeze making it your ideal first server solution. And its small, quiet and cool design allows it to fit nicely into your existing home and office environments.


    The HP MicroServer comes with an optional purpose built HP PS1810 Switch solution, that makes it easy for your business to enjoy all the advantages of converged server and network- based computing—sharing files for greater efficiency and productivity, and the peace of mind of knowing that your important business data is protected. And by eliminating time-consuming backups of multiple client devices and consolidating data through a high-speed reliable network, our central server solution makes managing backups easier, while freeing up valuable time so you can focus on your business.


    HP ProLiant Gen8 value - Worry-free management at its finest


    HP ProActive Insight Architecture inside each HP ProLiant Server lets you monitor your network and it provides you with the tools that automate and simplify system provisioning, troubleshooting, and updates.


    HP’s iLO 4 Management Engine provides a complete set of embedded management features to simplify management and increase server up-time. And for time-saving convenience, the optional new HP iLO Essentials adds remote management capabilities so you can access your HP MicroServer from anywhere and at any time via a web browser or mobile device.



    Data sheet | HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8



    • Low Energy • HP Intelligent Provisioning—Enables quick and easy set up including system configuration,


    • Easy Set up
    • Quiet
    • Cost Efficient


    deployment, and updating. Plus, everything you need is built into the server—no CDs or DVDs to load.


    • HP Active Health System—Maximize your uptime as the HP Active Health System proactively manages the health of your server 24x7 by predicting and avoiding failures that could lead to unplanned downtime.


    • HP Smart Update Manager—Simplify and consolidate updates according to your schedule. The built-in Smart Update Manager quickly and easily updates your firmware and system software.


    • Smart memory—Boost data protection by increasing memory and resiliency.


    • iLO Essentials—Remotely manage and troubleshoot your server from your desktop, mobile device, and from just about anywhere.


    • Integrated Management on PS1810 Switch—PS1810 Switches automatically discover and monitor the health status of ProLiant Gen8 Servers via the iLO interface. This provides a single pane of glass view of the servers and switch from one interface for remote management.


    Place it anywhere—the compact and quiet, HP MicroServer stacked with the PS1810 switch solution looks and works great, even in your front office.

    • Easy to set up and configure right out of the box
    • Stacked, compact design looks as good as it works, and it emits little heat so you don’t have to hide it away in a back office
    • Runs quietly in the background with operating noise level of just 21 dBA to handle all your network and storage needs. The PS1810 switch offers a fan-less design.
    • Get all the power you need for fast, simultaneous access to files with an Intel® processor and 2GB of RAM (expandable to 16GB). The optional PS1810-8G switch supports “bonding” or “link aggregation” of the two Ethernet interfaces on the HP MicroServer – doubling data speeds to the HP MicroServer.
    • Save on your energy bill—the low 150-watt power supply helps you do more with less power. Green networking features of the PS1810-8G save on the cost of your network infrastructure.Consolidate your business information into one central server to eliminate chaos and help usher in productivity, collaboration and security.

    • Move files off individual hard drives and onto the company drive for centralized access toeverything you need to run your business
    • Monitor and manage your server remotely with HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) Essentials
    • Control who has access to your files by setting up different levels of file permissions
    • Keep your data protected under your own roof and not in a remote server farm or on individual PCs that are susceptible to viruses and malwareSeamless network connectivity increases simplicity and flexibility.

    • Integrated management with servers:– Compatible with purpose-built HP PS1810 series switches. The 8-port managed switch can be stacked on top of the server for a clean, elegant solution.– Single interface for monitoring status of all servers and switches in network. – Automatic discovery of HP ProLiant Gen8 servers on network.

      – Link to iLO management page for each server for advanced management
    • High-speed reliable connection to HP MicroServer - Link Aggregation doubles data speeds
    • Fanless design for quiet operation
    • Lifetime warranty





    Data sheet | HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8



    HP ProLiant MicroServer Generation 8



    Technical Specifications




    Cache Memory






    Memory protection Memory


    Network Controller Expansion Slots


    Storage Controller Internal Storage Devices


    Maximum Internal Storage Interfaces





    Intel® Celeron® G1610T (2.3Hz/2-core/2MB/35W) Processor Intel® Pentium® G2020T (2.5GHz/2-core/3MB/35W) Processor


    3MB (1 x 3MB) L3 Cache for Pentium G2020T 2MB (1 x 2MB) L3 Cache for Celeron G1610T


    Intel® C204 Chipset


    HP iLO Management Engine, HP iLO Essentials (optional), HP iLO Advanced (optional)







    DIMM Slots Available Standard



    HP Ethernet 1Gb 2-port 332i Adapter



    HP SmartMemory

    DDR3 Unbuffered (UDIMM)



    2GB (1 x 2GB) PC3-12800E DDR3 UDIMM 16GB (2 x 8GB) PC3-12800E DDR3 UDIMM



    Expansion Slot # Technology

    1 PCIe 2.0

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



    HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i Controller for RAID 0/1/10 Optional Smart Array P222 Controller with FBWC for RAID 5



    Bus Width* x16



    Connector Width Form Factor Notes x16 Low Profile



    Optical Drive Hard Drives


    Non-Hot Plug SATA



    USB 2.0 Ports USB 3.0 Ports


    Network RJ-45 (Ethernet)

    HP iLO Remote Management Network Port MicroSD slot


    Integrated Matrox G200 video standard • 1280 x 1024 (32 bpp)


    • 1920 x 1200 (16 bpp)


    HP iLO 4 On System Management Memory • 16 MB Flash


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



    Optional: SATA DVD-RW drive None ship standard


    12TB (4 x 3TB) 3.5” SATA


    1 Rear standard video

    5 total (2 front, 2 rear, 1 internal)

    2 total (2 rear)

    NOTE: Functional after OS boot.

    2 (Port 1 shared for HP iLO 4 as optional configuration) 1Gb Dedicated (default iLO 4 configuration)

    1 (internal)






    Data sheet | HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8



    Form Factor


    Industry Standard Compliance




    Server Power Cords


    Power Supply


    System Fans


    Operating Systems


    Power Specifications


    Acquire a new IT solution, manage existing assets, or dispose of equipment that no longer meets your needs




    Ultra Micro Tower



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    ACPI V2.0 Compliant PCI 2.3 Compliant PXE Support

    WOL Support


    IPMI 2.0 compliant USB 2.0

    USB 3.0

    SATA Gen 2


    Setup password


    The MicroServer models ship standard with a 6” country specific NEMA power cord. If customers require an alternative local power cord, they can check the power cord matrix for the appropriate country specific SKU. Please see the following power cord matrix: hp.com/go/powercordmatrix


    150 Watts Non-Hot Plug, Non redundant Power Supply


    One (1) - Non-redundant system fan shipped standard


    Microsoft Windows Server

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)


    To review typical system power ratings use the HP Power Advisor which is available via the online tool located at URL: hp.com/go/proliant-energy-efficient or hp.com/go/hppoweradvisor.

    NOTE: Power Specification and Technical Content for supported power supplies can be found at: h18000.www1. hp.com/products/quickspecs/14209_div/14209_div.html


    Network Switch Accessory


    HP PS1810-8G Switch: hp.com/go/ps1810


    Services and support


    You can now get the support you need by choosing from one of a number of support options designed to address your unique needs. To find the support service right for you, please visit hp.com/go/supportservices.


    Learn more at




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