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HP ProLiant DL385p Generation 8 (Gen8)

Sets the flexible standard for next generation AMD rack servers.


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The HP ProLiant DL385p Gen8 Server series sets the flexible standard for next generation AMD rack servers. With designed-in quality and serviceability, performance and enhanced configuration flexibility, this customer-inspired design offers the perfect solution for virtualization, database, and dynamic computing workloads.
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Redefining the Customer Experience

  • User-inspired design features that anticipate your needs and virtually eliminate common issues that result in downtime including HP SmartDrives, “Snap and Go” rails, flat cabling design, and easy tool-less access to all customer serviceable components.
  • Integrated Lifecycle Automation, an industry first, provides embedded provisioning tools, Active Health monitoring, and system maintenance capabilities standard on all HP ProLiant Gen8 servers and built upon the industry-leading HP iLO Management Engine.
  • Dynamic Workload Acceleration delivers smarter data protection for rapidly increasing drive capacities. Real-time workload-aware analysis optimizes and adapts storage performance and 6X faster solid state performance versus previous generation.
  • Automated Energy Optimization improves the server’s ability to analyze and respond to “3D Sea of Sensors” data within the server as well as self-identify location and inventory through HP Insight Control for maximum workload optimization across the entire data center.

Intuitive, Configurable Management System Eliminates Tedious, Time-Consuming Tasks

  • HP Intelligent Provisioning takes strengths from products like SmartStart, Smart Update Manager, and ProLiant Support Packs, enhances them with the latest ease-of-use features and places them, where you can use them instantly, on the system board.
  • Agentless hardware monitoring and alerting capabilities are built into the server with HP Agentless Management running on the iLO 4 chipset. You see the system working the moment that a power cord and an Ethernet cable are connected to the server.
  • HP Active Health System provides 24x7 continuous health monitoring, 100% configuration change logging, and faster problem analysis with HP Service and Support. Start problem analysis 5x faster using unified diagnostic tools with secure data transfer to HP Service and Support.

Improved Application, Storage, and I/O Performance

  • HP SmartMemory, with unmatched performance, quality and manageability advantages above industry standard memory, supports RDIMM and LRDIMM with up to 768GB total capacity and 128GB capacity at 1600MHz.
  • Increased storage capacity, performance, and protection with the new embedded SmartArray P420i RAID controller, HP SmartDrives, and up to 2GB of HP Flash Backed Write Cache. Multiple drive cages to meet your specific workload needs including: 8+8SFF, 8LFF, 12LFF, or 25SFF cages.
  • HP FlexibleLOM allows you to customize server networking now while giving you the flexibily to meet future needs without having to overhaul hardware. You can choose bandwidth (1G and 10G) and fabric (Ethernet, FCoE, InfiniBand), and it supports WOL and provides a shared iLO port for ease of use.

Built for Performance, Efficiency and Easier Access

  • ENERGY STAR® qualified ProLiant DL385p Gen8 server configurations illustrate HP’s ongoing commitment to help customers conserve energy and save money.
  • With new universal tool-free sliding rails, the DL385p Gen8 is quick to install. Quick release levers allow for faster server access, and an ambidextrous cable management arm option provides cabling flexibility and management for quick access to the server.
  • The industry's first 3D array of temperature sensors (part of our HP unique Thermal Discovery Services) helps precisely control server fans to direct cooling where it's needed most while reducing unnecessary fan power.
  • First High Efficiency HP Platinum Plus Common-Slot Power Supplies (460W, 750W, 1200W) that communicate with our HP Intelligent PDUs to automate power provisioning.
  • AMD Opteron™ 6200 Series—the world’s first and only 16-core x86 server processor with the highest core density for incredible scalability to handle demanding multi-threaded workloads such as cloud computing, virtualization, high-performance computing (HPC), databases and business applications.
Part No. 642137-421
Manufacturer HP
Rack Units 2 U
Height 87.3
Width 445.5
Depth 698.5
Weight [Kg] 27.66
CPU Socket(s) 1 or 2
Compatible CPU(s) AMD Opteron™ 6200 Series
Max CPU Clk Spd Up to 3.0 GHz
CPU Cache 16 MB (2x 8 MB) Level 3
Max # Core(s) 4, 8, 12 or 16 per CPU
Memory Slot(s) Up to 24 DIMM slots available for higher memory capacities
Memory Capacity 768GB (24 x 32GB LRDIMM @ 800MHz)
Drive Bays 8 or 25 SFF 2.5" Drive Options
12 LFF Drive Bay Option
Capacity 36.0 TB
HDD Suitability SAS Hot Plug with SmartDrive SFF (2.5-inch) Enterprise Drives;
SAS Hot Plug SmartDrive SFF (2.5-inch) Midline Drives;
SAS Hot Plug SmartDrive LFF (3.5-inch) Enterprise Drives;
SAS Hot Plug SmartDrive LFF (3.5-inch) Midline Drives;
6G SATA Hot Plug with SmartDrive SFF (2.5-inch) Midline (MDL) Drives;
6G SATA Hot Plug with SmartDrive LFF (3.5-inch) Midline (MDL) Drives;
6G SAS MLC Hot Plug SFF (2.5-inch) Enterprise Mainstream Solid State Drives;
6G SAS SLC Hot Plug SFF (2.5-inch) Enterprise Performance Solid State Drives;
3G SATA MLC Hot Plug SFF (2.5-inch) Enterprise Mainstream Solid State Drives;
3G SATA MLC Hot Plug LFF (3.5-inch) Enterprise Mainstream Solid State Drives
RAID Controller HP Smart Array P420i with 512MB/1GB/2GB FBWC
RAID Options 0/1/1+0/5/5+0
Supported OS

Microsoft Windows Server

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)

Oracle Solaris


Citrix XenServer

USB Port(s) Up to 8 total: up to 2 front, 4 back, 2 internal
PCI Slot(s) Up to 6 PCIe 2.0 Slots via 2 Riser Cards
Serial Ports 1
LAN Socket(s) HP Ethernet 1Gb 4-port 331FLR Adapter (FlexibleLOM);
HP Ethernet 1Gb 4-port 331FLR FIO Adapter (684208-B21);
HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 530FLR-SFP+ FIO Adapter (684210-B21);
HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLR-SFP+ FIO Adapter (684213-B21)
Bandwidth Up to 10 GbE
Graphics / GPU Integrated Matrox G200 video standard
Resolution (Native) 1280 x 1024 (32 bpp); 1920 x 1200 (16 bpp)
Standard Server Warranty includes 3-Year Parts, 3-Year Labor, 3-Year Onsite support with next business day response.
Optional Enhancements to warranty services are available through HP Care Pack services or customized service agreements.

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