HP ProLiant Gen9 – In A Nutshell

HP Gen9This post is based around information provided by all round good guy Adrian Clint who is a Master ASE-in Data Center and Cloud Architect.

It’s purpose is to provide the key information you need to know about the new HP ProLiant Gen9 models.

Server Models

  • DL360p/DL380p “performance” servers are back to being the plain DL360 and DL380 Gen 9
  • DL360e/DL380e “economy” not available, economy functionality is now provided by the DL160 and DL180 Gen 9
  • ML350 Gen9 replaces the ML350/ML370 Gen8
  • BL460 Gen 9 replaces the BL460 Gen 8

Server Information

  • E5-2600/1600 v3 processor CPUs
  • DDR4 2133 MHz
  • 12GB SAS Drives & Controllers
  • No DDR3 compatibility!
  • More drive slots available
  • Smart Array Controllers are now optional parts like the LOMs
  • No Microsoft Windows 2003 Support on Gen9


  • SPP Firmware DVD is updated to September 2014, now only supports G6 – Gen9
  • New VMware recipe for September 2014

Onboard Administrator/iLO

  • OA 4.30 firmware is released, support for Gen9 and new adaptors plus minor updates
  • iLO4 2.0 firmware is released, on Gen9 can use a 1 GB non-volatile flash memory partition as if it was an SD-card attached to the server.

One thought on “HP ProLiant Gen9 – In A Nutshell

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