HPE ProLiant DL320e Gen8 (G8) V2

HPE ProLiant DL320e Gen8 (G8) V2

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HPE ProLiant DL320e Gen8 (G8) V2 Server – System Overview


The HPE DL320e Gen8 v2 is a small rack-optimized server aimed towards small businesses for its space-saving and low-cost advantages. The system’s enhanced configuration flexibility allows users to cut the cost even further with low-cost processor options. Tool-less access to a majority of the components and the implementation of flat-cabling throughout the server contribute for easy maintenance and upgrade. HPE introduced a myriad of new features with their ProLiant Gen8 servers, including SmartMemory modules, SmartDrive carriers, and Smart Socket CPU guides.


Although the system itself may be small, there’s no compromise on performance with Intel’s Xeon E3-1200 v3 series quad-core processors providing speeds up to 3.6GHz. For a lower-cost alternative, administrators can choose Pentium and Core-i series processors. Power consumption is lower than its Gen7 counterpart and a Common Slot 48V DC power supply is available with the 4 SFF configuration.

    • Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v3 product family
    • Intel® Pentium® G3200 product family
    • Intel® Pentium® G3400 product family
    Intel® Core™ i3-4100 product family



The ProLiant DL320e Gen8 v2 can support up to four DDR3 SmartMemory modules for a maximum memory capacity of 32GB. HPE’s SmartMemory is tested and qualified by HPE to deliver the highest level of bandwidth, prevent data loss, increases performance by 16.6%, and reduces power consumption by up to 20%. When used with the system’s Insight Manager, the SMART capable firmware alerts users of potential DIMM failure in advance, so it can be replaced before the module fails.

    • Type

    • Unbuffered (UDIMM)

DIMM Slots Available

    • 4 DIMMs (2 Channels/ 2 DIMMs per channel)

Maximum Capacity (UDIMM)

  • 32GB (4 x 8GB@1600MHz)


The server can support up to four SAS or SATA small form factor (SFF) hard drives for a maximum internal storage capacity of 8TB. If desired, the platform can be configured to support two large form factor (LFF) hard drive bays. With either configuration, administrators can add an optional optical drive bay to support a DVD-RW drive. HPE’s SmartDrive disk carriers help reduce the potential of human error and allow administrators to save time interpreting drive operation with easy-to-read icon-based LED statuses. SmartDrive carriers can also detect if the installed drives are authentic HPE qualified components.

    • Base Models

    • HPE Dynamic Smart Array B120i Controller

Performance Models

  • HPE Smart Array P222/512MB FBWC controller
    • Diskette Drive

    • None

Optical Drive

    • Optional: DVD-ROM, DVD-RW

Hard Drives

    • None ship standard

Hard Drive Bays

  • 4 SFF drive bays or 2 LFF Non hot plug/Hot plug
    Hot Plug SFF SAS 4.8TB 4 x 1.2TB
    Hot Plug SFF SATA 4.0TB 4 x 1TB
    Hot Plug LFF SAS 16.0TB 2 x 8TB
    Hot Plug LFF SATA 16.0TB 2 x 8TB
    Hot Plug SFF SAS SSD 3.2TB 4 x 800GB
    Hot Plug SFF SATA SSD 3.2TB 4 x 800GB
    Hot Plug LFF SATA SSD 1.6TB 2 x 800GB
    Non-Hot Plug LFF SATA 6TB 2 x 3TB
      HPE Ethernet 1Gb 2-port NC332i Adapter


Administrators no longer need to use SmartStart CDs or Smart Update Firmware DVDs to configure the server. HPE’s iLO Management Engine with Intelligent Provisioning takes care of the job quickly and efficiently. Agentless Management delivers a built-in server alerting capability and server health monitoring as soon as the power and Ethernet cables are connected. HPE’s Insight Control, an optional management tool, automates asset tracking and allows administrators to optimize their IT infrastructure through a single management console. Management tools are easy to use and intuitive further reducing the stress of network administration.

    • 1U Rack form factor
    • 4 SFF Drive Bay Version: 1.7″ (4.32cm) Height x 17.11″ (43.46cm) Width x 15.07″ (38.30cm) Length
    2 LFF Drive Bay Version: 1.7″ (4.32cm) Height x 17.11″ (43.46cm) Width x 15.07″ (38.30cm) Length




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