HP ProLiant DL380 G6 Server
Data sheet
The HP ProLiant DL380 G6 Server
is a versatile 2U rack server that is
designed to meet a wide range of
deployment needs. A dependable
workhorse, it combines increased
performance, durability, availability,
and energy efficiency, making it the
best selling server in the world.1
The HP ProLiant DL380 G6 continues to deliver on its
history of engineering excellence. Increased flexibility,
enterprise-class uptime, advanced management
features, proven two-socket Intel® Xeon® performance,
and 2U density make it well-suited for a variety of rack
deployments and applications.
With the latest Intel Xeon 5500 Series processors
(Quad-Core and Dual-Core), choice of DDR3
Registered or Unbuffered DIMMs, Serial Attached
SCSI (SAS), and PCI Express Gen2 technology, the
DL380 G6 provides a high-performance system
ideal for demanding scale-out applications and
virtualization projects.
Delivering embedded RAID capability and twice
the memory, storage, and network adaptors of the
previous generation, the DL380 G6 is equipped to
support more virtual machines, users, and transactions
than ever before.
What’s more, the next-generation processors
come with feature enhancements that include Intel
QuickPath, Integrated Memory Controller, Turbo
Boost, and Intelligent Power Technologies—delivering
higher performance, better power efficiency, and
greater adaptability.
IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker Q4, 2008
Key features and benefits
Proven performance
A powerful and versatile server, the HP ProLiant
DL380 G6 delivers outstanding performance.
•Up to two (2) Intel Xeon 5500 sequence processors
with Intel Turbo Boost technology now allow
customized adaptability for optimizing both power
consumption and performance based on your needs
•18 DIMM sockets support up to 144 GB of DDR3
Memory (800 MHz to 1333 MHz depending on
processor) with mirrored memory capability—make
the server ideal for memory-intensive applications
•Six (6) available PCI-Express Gen 2 expansion slots
(standard) with optional PCi-X/PCI-X Express or x16
risers provide the latest I/0 performance technologies
•Embedded HP Smart Array P410i with optional
upgrades of 256 MB or 512 MB read cache and
BBWC and RAID 6 help you meet your unique
storage needs
•Two (2) embedded Dual Port Multifunction Gigabit
Network Adapters with TCP/IP Offload Engine
reduce network latency
•Integrated VMware 3i and Citrix XenServer
virtualization technology facilitate rapid
virtual deployments
The HP ProLiant DL380 G6 comes with powerful
management tools to optimize and control all aspects
of your infrastructure. The HP Insight Control suite
(ICE)—with new Dynamic Power Capping technology
allows you to take charge of power and cooling
efficiency across your data center.
•HP Insight software lets you build infrastructure
management capabilities as you need them:
–At the “essential” level of infrastructure
management, the HP Insight Control suite allows
you to deploy servers rapidly, proactively monitor
system health and performance, optimize power
consumption and remotely control your entire
server environment from anywhere.
–At the advanced level, the HP Insight
Dynamics—VSE suite for ProLiant delivers
comprehensive functions for optimizing and
balancing resources and workloads in
real time.
•The new HP ProLiant Onboard Administrator
(powered by the Integrated Lights-Out 2
management processor) simplifies server setup,
health monitoring, power and thermal control, and
lights-out remote administration of ProLiant ML, DL,
and BL servers
•Tools like SmartStart, Insight Rapid Deployment
software, PXE, and ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU)
simplify server configuration and deployment
•Systems Insight Display, a rugged slide-out system
diagnostics display saves administrators’ time with
easy-to-find troubleshooting information at the front
of the server—enabling walk-up system diagnostics
•Power Regulator and Power Meter for ProLiant
deliver integrated power monitoring and server
level, policy-based power management with
energy efficiency and savings on system power
and cooling costs
Greater versatility
The DL380 G6 is designed to provide deployment
Expandable storage—with support of up to sixteen
(16) SAS or SATA small form factor drives; or up to
six (6) SAS or SATA large form factor drives—gives
you quicker access to data for cutting-edge
storage performance.
•Storage and data protection solutions take the
performance and benefits of the G6 server to the
next level. For your internal storage needs, you
can rely on the Smart Array P410i controller, which
is upgradeable with battery-backed write cache
(BBWC) capabilities and larger-read cache sizes.
Select any of the following options:
–Smart Array P410i controller (entry and
efficiency models) with zero memory; P410i
controller with 256 MB (base model); and
P410i controller with 512 MB and BBWC
(performance model)
–Businesses that want to backup and restore
data easily often cannot afford to acquire
immense amounts of storage to do so. HP
StorageWorks—by eliminating the storage of
redundant data through de-duplication can help
your business achieve reliable data protection at
a cost lower than competitive solutions.
–The HP StorageWorks D2D 2500 backup system
delivers more affordable data protection by storing
more data in the same raw 3 TB disk space. The
D2D 1U form factor fits into current racks and
supports all leading backup applications.
–The HP StorageWorks 2000 Modular Smart
Array Family provides cost-effective, highly
efficient consolidation to meet department
and small-to-medium businesses requirements.
Available in three models: Fibre channel-HP
MSA2000fc; iSCSI-HP MSA2000i; and SAS-HP
•Hot-plug redundant fans (standard) and optional
hot-plug redundant power (standard on performance
models) allow you to meet demanding availability
requirements of corporate data centers
•Worldwide service and support options—give you
the confidence that you can rely on the quality of HP
The HP ProLiant DL380 G6 offers a highly reliable
server platform on which you can bet your business.
•Clean, tool-free, mechanical design enhances
reliability and simplifies configuration and
maintenance—with modular components, hot-plug
redundancy features and fewer cables
•Advanced ECC memory corrects 4-bit memory
errors that occur within a single DRAM chip on
the DIMM and Mirrored memory protects against
uncorrectable memory errors
•Quick Deploy Rail System includes sliding universal
rails, an ambidextrous cable management arm, and
quick release levers for fast and easy serviceability
•A common focus—extending to universal drives,
Smart Array Controllers, and power supplies—
increases IT productivity
•ROM-based configuration and management features
increase uptime and simplify configuration, while
redundant ROM protects platform during upgrades
Energy efficiency
The DL380 G6 power supplies offer a new level of
“right-sizing” so that you can select the power supply
option that best meets your needs. Be sure to use
the HP Power Calculator to select the “right-size”
power supply.
•High-efficiency power options allow you to “rightsize” based on your configuration requirements and
reclaim lost data center power
•Sensors throughout the server allow intelligent
actions to preserve, protect, and enhance
performance and power savings
•Insight Control suite with new Dynamic Power
Capping technology can help you improve your
server capacity up to 3x by allowing you to fit more
servers into your current power envelope
Ideal environment
The HP ProLiant DL380 G6 is well suited for:
Environments of all types and sizes
•The unmatched flexibility of the DL380 G6 has
made it the best-selling server in the world.1 It
continues to be sold to businesses of all sizes for a
vast array of applications
•Easily connected to storage networks and
conveniently managed from any location, the
DL380 G6 gives you complete control of your
IT environment
•The DL380 G6 offers integrated VMware and
XenServer virtualization technology, enabling fast,
straightforward virtual deployments with a consistent
and reliable ProLiant experience
Space-constrained corporate data centers and service
•The DL380 G6 packs the storage, memory, and I/O
you need into only 2U of rack space
IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker Q4, 2008
•Ambidextrous cable management and a quick
deploy rail solution make racking a snap
•Availability features such as hot-plug redundant
power, mirrored memory, and hot-plug redundant
fans keep environments up and running
Sophisticated SMB locations
•The DL380 G6 is not just for enterprises. Small and
medium businesses with rack environments that can
benefit from remote server management or network
backup should consider the DL380 G6
•Not ready for a rack environment? Consider the
ProLiant ML370
Ideal applications
The HP ProLiant DL380 G6 Server is ideal for:
•Server-based computing
•Medium scale mail and messaging
•Web and application server
•Small to medium databases
•Terminal services (Citrix)
Optimize performance with
additional HP solutions
You can gain even greater performance from your
ProLiant DL380 G6 server by combining it with these
HP solutions:
•HP Software: Optimize your ProLiant server
environment and networked applications with
a broad selection of HP Software products—for
infrastructure management, printing, middleware,
operating and development environments, and
more. www.hp.com/go/software
•HP Storage Solutions: The HP StorageWorks
industry-leading portfolio of network storage
solutions makes it easier for your business to
increase information availability and protect data.
•HP Education Services: With HP Education Services,
you can accelerate growth through improved staff
productivity. We deliver cutting edge courses with
unmatched content, offered every day in 100+
countries around the globe. www.hp.com/education
•File and print
•Data center utility
Technical specifications
HP ProLiant DL380 G6 Server
Processor and memory
Processor Type
Available processors
Intel® Xeon® 5500 series
Intel Naming
1333 MHz
1333 MHz
1333 MHz
1066 MHz
1066 MHz
1066 MHz
1066 MHz
800 MHz
800 MHz
800 MHz
800 MHz
Processor Core
Dual and Quad
Processor Cache
5500 series 4M to 8 MB Level 2 Cache depending on processor
Maximum Processor Speed
2.93 GHz
Maximum Front Side Bus Speed
800-1333 MHz
Memory Type
PC3-10600R Registered (DDR3) Memory or
PC3-10600E Unbuffered (DDR3) Memory
Standard Memory
Performance Model
Base Model
12 GB (6x2 GB) DDR3-1333 MHz Registered Memory
6 GB (3x2 GB) DDR3-1333 MHz Registered Memory
Entry Model
4 GB (2x2 GB) DDR3-1333 MHz Registered Memory
Efficiency Model
4 GB (2x2 GB) DDR3-1333 MHz Unbuffered Memory
Note: Memory Speed of 1333 MHz may run at (800 MHz/1066 MHz) depending on processor model and memory configurations. Please refer to
Memory Configuration Tool.
Maximum Memory
144 GB
Memory Slots
18 DIMMs
Advanced Memory Protection
Advanced ECC
Mirrored Memory
Storage Type
Maximum Number of Hard Drives
16 SFF
Note: 8 SFF SAS/SATA HD Bays; optional 8 SFF drive cage (total 16); optional LFF SAS/SATA hard drive cage (6)
Removable Media Bays
Expansion Slot
Six (6) available—optional PCI-X/PCI-Express or x16 PCI riser
Storage Controller
All models have HP Smart Array P410i embedded controller. Depending on the Cache configurations, the RAID support will differ:
Entry/Efficiency Model
Base Model
Performance Model
Zero Memory
256 MB
RAID Support
0, 1, 10
0, 1, 10, 5, 50
0, 1, 10, 5, 50
Optional Smart Array Advance Pack will allow 6, 60 RAID support and other enhanced features.
Technical specifications (continued)
Form Factor
Rack Height
(2) embedded BCM5709C with dual port Gigabit Network Adapters with TCP/IP Offload Engine
Infrastructure Management
HP ProLiant Onboard Administrator (powered by the HP Integrated Lights-Out 2 management processor)
HP Insight Control suite with new Dynamic Power Capping technology
Redundant Power Supply
Standard on performance models, optional on entry and base models
Redundant Fans
Hot-plug fully redundant
3-year parts/3-year labor/3-year onsite
•HP Financial Services: HP Financial Services can
help reduce your costs as you to transition from
legacy equipment, acquire new hardware and
software, manage your data center cost-effectively,
and dispose of equipment safely at the end of its
lifecycle. www.hp.com/go/hpfinancialservices
•HP Factory Express: HP Factory Express offers
configuration, customization, integration and
deployment services for HP server and storage
products. Customers can choose how their factory
solutions are built, tested, integrated, shipped and
deployed. www.hp.com/go/factory-express
For more information
For more information about the HP ProLiant DL380
G6 Server contact your local HP representative, or
visit: www.hp.com/servers/dl380-g6
HP Services
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The challenge of virtually every IT organization is
similar: to develop and maintain an agile, efficient
server infrastructure that delivers the service levels
your business needs.
HP Technology Services offer a comprehensive
portfolio of HP Care Pack Services to help design,
deploy, manage and support your IT environment,
with easy-to-buy, easy-to-use support packages.
Minimum Recommended HP Care Pack offerings
•Three-year same business day 4 hour response
onsite 24-hour x 7-day coverage, hardware support.
•Hardware Installation plus operating system
installation and startup.
Enhanced service level Care Pack offerings
•Three-year Support Plus 24—integrated 24x7
hardware and software operating support.
•Proactive Select—access to HP best-in-class
technical consultants. Purchase service credits
and obtain expertise when needed.
Benefit from HP Care Pack Services helping you:
•Reduce deployment time and manage ProLiant
server solutions smoothly and efficiently.
•Increase uptime and performance of server
availability to your business.
•Detect, diagnose, and repair problems quickly to
save time, money, and resources.
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