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QuickSpecs
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Overview
HP and Microsoft are teaming up to make the Microsoft Private Cloud work for you. Windows Server 2012 paired with Microsoft System
Center 2012 enables customers to accelerate delivery of private clouds through pooling and efficient use of infrastructure resource,
through dynamic resource migration in response to resource availability, through simplified service design and self-service service
delivery, and through efficient ongoing management from infrastructure through applications.
But a great cloud operating system and systems management are not enough.
Our joint customers require infrastructure that delivers best-in-class performance and ensures that valuable, compute, storage,
and networking resources are never wasted.
Customers need to be able to implement private clouds faster and with less risk by relying on HP and Microsoft to conduct the
up-front solution design work; remove the burden of time consuming racking, stacking, and cabling; and by ensuring that the
private cloud environment is implemented correctly each time.
And, most importantly, customers expect to work with HP to chart a path to the private cloud that allows them to realize the
benefits of cloud computing incrementally, without disruption to existing IT services or massive cost over-runs.
HP has partnered with Microsoft to make the private cloud work for you by delivering:
Converged infrastructure horsepower to get your organization "beyond virtualization" and running with unparalleled
performance and scalability in the cloud.
Solutions such as HP VirtualSystem that make it simple to deploy virtualization and private cloud infrastructure, from new twonode SMB and branch office solutions to enterprise data center solutions hosting thousands of VMs, without spending hours
designing, racking, and deploying infrastructure.
And expertise to help you chart a non-disruptive path from your current IT infrastructure to private cloud based on HP
Converged Infrastructure, HP Insight Management, Microsoft Windows Server 2012, and Microsoft System Center.
Whether you are an enterprise, a small or medium-sized business, or a hosting provider, HP and Windows Server 2012 will help you
cloud optimize your IT
HP ProLiant servers and option products are rigorously tested and certified for Windows Server 2012. For a complete list of supported
HP ProLiant servers, visit the OS support matrix at: www.hp.com/go/wincert.
HP Windows Server 2012 OEM licenses are available for purchase from HP or your local authorized reseller.
Available OEM licenses:
Foundation: per server licensing; limited to 1 processor only; up to 15 users. No virtualization rights.
Essentials: per server licensing; up to 2 processors; up to 25 users. No virtualization rights.
Standard: processor + CALs, up to 2 processors per license; no processor limit. Virtual use rights: 2 instances per license.
Datacenter: processor + CALs, up to 2 processor per license; no processor limit. Virtual use rights: unlimited instances.
Additional License: available for Standard and Datacenter editions.
Client Access Licenses: 1 or 5 pack, for User or Device.
Remote Desktop Services: 5 pack for User or Device.
All Windows Server 2012 kits include:
x64 DVD media
Certificate of Authenticity (COA) - Sticker that contains your product key and is affixed to your server. The COA is your
proof of license for the operating system.
Licensing model for Standard and Datacenter editions: Per processor based + CALs. Each license grants rights to run on up to 2
processors. Windows Server 2012 will not include bundled CALs. Single Product Key per edition for activation.
From HP: Available for purchase at the time of your HP ProLiant server purchase as pre-installed on selected HP ProLiant servers
or Non-preinstalled (drop in the box) with the operating system DVDs included with the server. Client access licenses (CALs) are
also available for purchase in addition to your server purchase or for a later purchase. Please be sure to review the minimum and
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Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Overview
maximum system requirements for Windows Server 2012 at the Microsoft website listed above.
From your local authorized reseller: Available for purchase with your preferred HP ProLiant server as a Windows Reseller Option
Kit or ROK.
NOTE: For more information on HP's offering of Windows Server 2012 products, go to: http://www.hp.com/go/ws2012
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Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Models
Microsoft Hardware Specifications for Foundation edition:
WS Server 2012
CPU
Foundation
Limited to 1 Proc; per server licensing
Min. CPU Req.
1.4 GHz x64
IA64 Sockets
0
X64 RAM STD/ Max
2GB/32GB
ECC
Yes
NIC
multiple NICs supported
Internal optical bay drive allowed
Yes
Storage required
32 GB
SW RAID
Yes
Video
Yes
Keyboard, Mouse
Yes
NOTE: Microsoft Windows Server Foundation edition will limit the number of permissible user accounts and/or require certain Active
Directory and domain configurations. If not properly configured, the software will generate warnings to correct the configuration. The
warnings will alert you as to the behavior of the software in the absence of corrective measures, which may include the periodic
shutdown of the server. The warnings and shutdowns will cease once the configuration is corrected. For more information about these
features as they apply to the product, please review the product-specific documentation located on www.microsoft.com.
Windows Server 2012 Foundation Edition 1P
Pre-Installed on ProLiant Servers
NOTE: All Foundation Edition part numbers include x64 DVD media and COA. Sold only as a configurable option with
a ProLiant server purchase.
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Foundation FIO
701589-DN1
Windows Server 2012 Foundation Edition 1P
OS Not Pre-Installed
NOTE: All Foundation Edition part numbers include x64 DVD media and COA. Sold only as a configurable option with
a ProLiant server purchase.
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Foundation FIO Not Pre-installed
701590-DN1
Windows Server 2012 Foundation Edition 1P
Reseller Option Kit
NOTE: Available for purchase from your local HP authorized reseller. Foundation Edition includes: x64 DVD media
and COA. Reseller must affix the COA to the server and may preinstall the OS before delivery of the server.
Windows Server 2012 Foundation Edition ROK
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Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Models
Microsoft Hardware Specifications for Essentials edition:
WS Server 2012
CPU
Standard
Up to 2 Proc; Per server licensing
Min. CPU Req.
1.4 GHz x64
IA64 Sockets
0
X64 RAM STD/ Max
2GB/64GB
ECC
Yes
NIC
multiple NICs supported
Internal optical bay drive allowed
Yes
Storage required
160 GB
SW RAID
Yes
Video
Optional
Keyboard, Mouse
Optional
Windows Server 2012 Essentials Edition 1-2P
Pre-Installed on ProLiant Servers
NOTE: All Essentials Edition part numbers include: x64 DVD media and COA. Sold only as a configurable option with
a ProLiant server purchase.
Microsoft Windows Server Essentials 2012 FIO
701585-DN1
Windows Server 2012 Essentials Edition 1-2P
OS Not Pre-Installed
NOTE: All Standard Essentials part numbers include x64 DVD media and COA. Sold only as a configurable option
with a ProLiant server purchase.
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials FIO Not Pre-installed
701586-DN1
Windows Server 2012 Essentials Edition 1-2P
Reseller Option Kit
NOTE: Available for purchase from your local HP authorized reseller. Essentials Edition includes x64 DVD media and
COA. Reseller must affix the COA to the server and may preinstall the OS before delivery of the server.
Windows Server 2012 Essentials Edition ROK
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Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Models
Microsoft Hardware Specifications for Standard edition:
WS Server 2012
CPU
Standard
Up to 2 Proc per licenses; no processor limit
Min. CPU Req.
1.4 GHz x64
IA64 Sockets
0
X64 RAM STD/ Max
2GB/unlimited
ECC
Yes
NIC
multiple NICs supported
Internal optical bay drive allowed
Yes
Storage required
32 GB
SW RAID
Yes
Video
Yes
Keyboard, Mouse
Yes
Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition 2P
Pre-Installed on ProLiant Servers
NOTE: All Standard Edition part numbers include: x64 DVD media and COA. Sold only as a configurable option with a
ProLiant server purchase.
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition FIO
701593-DN1
Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition 2P
OS Not Pre-Installed
NOTE: All Standard Edition part numbers include x64 DVD media and COA. Sold only as a configurable option with a
ProLiant server purchase.
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition FIO Not Pre-installed
701594-DN1
Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition 2P
Reseller Option Kit
NOTE: Available for purchase from your local HP authorized reseller. Standard Edition includes x64 DVD media and
COA. Reseller must affix the COA to the server and may preinstall the OS before delivery of the server.
Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition ROK
701595-DN1
Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition 2P Additional License
NOTE: Standard Edition includes COA. Sold only as a configurable option with a ProLiant server purchase.
Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition 2P Additional License
Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition Add License FIO
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Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Models
Microsoft Hardware Specifications for Datacenter edition:
WS Server 2012
CPU
Datacenter
Up to 2 Proc per licenses; no processor limit
Min. CPU Req.
1.4 GHz x64
IA64 Sockets
0
X64 RAM STD/ Max
2GB/unlimited
ECC
Yes
NIC
multiple NICs supported
Internal optical bay drive allowed
Yes
Storage required
32 GB
SW RAID
Yes
Video
Yes
Keyboard, Mouse
Yes
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition
OS Not Pre-Installed
NOTE: All Datacenter Edition part numbers include: x64 DVD media and COA. Sold only as a configurable option with
a ProLiant server purchase.
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Datacenter FIO Not Pre-installed
701599-DN1
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition 2P
Reseller Option Kit
NOTE: Available for purchase from HP or your local HP authorized reseller. Datacenter Edition includes x64 DVD
media and COA. Reseller must affix the COA to the server and may preinstall the OS before delivery of the server to
the end-customer.
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Datacenter ROK
701600-DN1
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition 2P Additional License
NOTE: Standard Edition includes COA. Sold only as a configurable option with a ProLiant server purchase.
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Add License FIO
701601-DN1
Windows Server 2012 - Remote Desktop Services 5 Device CAL
NOTE: All part numbers include 5 Device Client Access License (CAL) Packs; Sold from HP with or without a ProLiant
server.
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services 5 Device CAL
701604-DN1
Windows Server 2012 - Remote Desktop Services 5 User CAL
NOTE: All part numbers include 5 User Client Access License (CAL) Packs; Sold from HP with or without a ProLiant
server.
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Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Models
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 RDS 5 User CAL
701605-DN1
Windows Server 2012 5 User CAL
NOTE: All part numbers include 5 User Client Access License (CAL) Packs; Sold from HP with or without a ProLiant
server.
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 5 User CAL
701606-DN1
Windows Server 2012 5 Device CAL
NOTE: All part numbers include 5 User Client Access License (CAL) Packs; Sold from HP with or without a ProLiant
server.
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 5 Device CAL
701607-DN1
Windows Server 2012 1 User CAL
NOTE: All part numbers include 1 User Client Access License (CAL) Packs; Sold from HP with or without a ProLiant
server.
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 1 User CAL
701608-DN1
Windows Server 2012 1 Device CAL
NOTE: All part numbers include 1 User Client Access License (CAL) Packs; Sold from HP with or without a ProLiant
server.
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 1 Device CAL
701609-DN1
Downgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition Not Pre-Installed
NOTE: Only available when purchasing WS Server 2012 with an HP ProLiant server.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Downgrade Kit
717566-B21
Downgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition Not Pre-Installed
NOTE: Only available when purchasing WS Server 2012 with an HP ProLiant server.
717567-B21
Downgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition Not Pre-Installed
NOTE: Only available when purchasing WS Server 2012 with an HP ProLiant server.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Downgrade Kit
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Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Product Features
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 captures the experience Microsoft has gained from building and operating public
clouds to deliver a highly dynamic, available, and cost-effective server platform for your datacenter and
your private cloud.
It offers businesses and hosting providers a scalable, dynamic, and multitenant-aware cloud infrastructure
that connects more securely across premises and allows IT to respond to business needs faster and more
efficiently.
Windows Server 2012 is an open, scalable, and elastic web and application platform. For distributed and
mobile workforces, Windows Server 2012 empowers IT to help ensure people's access to their
personalized work environment from virtually anywhere.
1. It takes you beyond virtualization. Windows Server 2012 offers a dynamic, multitenant
infrastructure that goes beyond virtualization technology to provide a complete platform for
building a private cloud. Going beyond virtualization lets you scale and secure workloads, costeffectively build your cloud, and more securely connect to cloud services.
2. It delivers the power of many servers, with the simplicity of one. Windows Server 2012 offers
you excellent economics by providing an integrated, highly available, and easy-to-manage
multiple-server platform.
3. It opens the door to every app on any cloud. Windows Server 2012 is a broad, scalable, and
elastic server platform that gives you the flexibility to build and deploy applications and websites
on-premises, in the cloud, and in a hybrid environment, using a consistent set of tools and
frameworks.
4. It enables the modern workstyle. Windows Server 2012 empowers IT to provide users with
access to data and applications from virtually anywhere, from any device, with a rich user
experience-while simplifying management and helping maintain security, control, and compliance.
Please review the hardware system requirements on the Windows Server 2012 website.
NOTE: For more information on full features of Window Server 2012, visit:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2012
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Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Product Features
Virtualization
Server virtualization technology has helped organizations of all sizes achieve considerable cost savings
and operational efficiencies. As the technology continually evolves, many see the potential for going
beyond basic virtualization features and benefits-such as consolidating server hardware-to create
comprehensive platforms for private clouds.
Hyper-V is a virtualization platform that can help transform your organization's data center and cloud
computing. It is available as either a stand-alone server product or an integrated feature of Windows
Server.
With Windows Server® 2012 Hyper-V®, you can more efficiently run multiple operating systems in parallel,
on a single server. Plus, you can use virtualization for almost any workload. And with more features,
better scalability, and more built-in mechanisms for reliability, you'll be able to create a platform that
works for you-not just today, but well into the future. No matter what that future brings.
For more information about Hyper-V and your opportunities to increase your server performance visit:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/windows-server/2012-server-virtualization.aspx
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Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Additional Features
HP Insight Control
HP Insight Control is essential server management that unleashes the management capabilities built into
every HP ProLiant server. The result is superior management of physical and virtual servers, from any
location. Insight Control integrates specific management functionality into HP Systems Insight Manager to
manage server health, deploy and migrate servers quickly, optimize power consumption and performance,
and control servers from anywhere.
HP Insight Control for Microsoft System Center provides seamless integration of the unique ProLiant and
BladeSystem manageability features into Microsoft System Center. Licensed as part of HP Insight Control,
these extensions deliver comprehensive system health and alerting, driver and firmware updates, OS
deployment, detailed inventory, and proactive virtual machine management in a flexible, easy to install
package. And HP Insight Control for Microsoft System Center is backed by HP Service and Support,
ensuring timely service when you need it most.
HP Insight Control for Microsoft System Center extends the best-managed ProLiant experience for
customers who have standardized on a Microsoft System Center management platform.
Prevent problems from occurring with proactive monitoring and management
Quickly and reliably deploy bare metal servers
Ensure consistency and maximize uptime with simplified driver and firmware updates
Reduce unplanned downtime with proactive virtual machine movement
Fully integrated into System Center means one less tool to learn and manage
NOTE: For more information, visit: http://www.hp.com/go/ice.
HP Integrated Lights Out Included in every HP ProLiant Gen8 server, HP iLO simplifies server setup, engages health monitoring,
power and thermal control, and promotes remote administration (coming soon) without sacrificing the
(iLO)
fast performance you have gotten accustomed to. The next generation of the HP iLO - HP iLO 4
management processor is the core foundation and the intelligence driving features like HP Agentless
Management, and HP Active Health System, under the HP iLO Management Engine portfolio.
HP Agentless Management: the base hardware monitoring and alerting capability is built into the
system (running on the HP iLO chip set) and starts working the moment that a power cord and an
Ethernet cable is connected to the server.
HP iLO Mobile App: HP iLO 4 brings additional efficiency and effective remote management at the
touch of your fingertips. HP iLO Mobile App. Allows you to immediate secured access to your server
from the touch of your Smartphone or Tablet devices. Today we support Apple's iOS (iTouch,
iPhone4, iPad), and Adroid Smartphones and Tablets with Android 2.3.
HP iLO multi-language support: Today we provide our customers with the ability to read the HP iLO
GUI in the following languages: English and Japanese; with the introduction of HP iLO 4 we bring yet
another language: simplified Chinese.
HP Sea of Sensors 3D: Today we increase the functionality of the popular HP's Sea of Sensors.
Introducing HP Sea of Sensors 3D; adding approximately 28 additional thermal sensors on HP
branded networking and storage PCI cards, backplanes, and mezzanine cards for a 3D view of
system cooling that automatically tracks thermal activity - heat - across the server. When
temperatures get too high, sensors can kick on fans and make other adjustments to reduce energy
usage.
NOTE: For more information, visit: http://www.hp.com/go/ilo.
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Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Additional Features
Software Technical
Support
HP Software Technical Support provides remote software support services for Microsoft Server 2012. With
HP Software Technical Support, your IT staff receives fast and reliable access to HP Global Support
Centers. HP technical resources work with your IT team to provide advice on software features and use,
problem diagnosis and resolution, software defect identification, and access to patches.
This service also provides electronic access to comprehensive support information, allowing any member
of your IT staff to locate essential product and support information.
Software Technical Support for Windows Server 2012 is available from HP via multiple contact methods,
including electronic media and telephone, for ninety (90) days from date of purchase. Software Technical
Support includes assistance with:
24x7x365 access to technical resources - Connect with HP Response Center engineers via
telephone, electronic communication, or FAX for assistance in resolving software implementation or
operations problems. Service is available around the clock every day, including all holidays.
Problem analysis and resolution - HP Services provides corrective support to resolve identifiable
and reproducible software product problems, and to help you identify problems that are difficult to
reproduce. You can also receive assistance in trouble-shooting problems and setting configuration
parameters.
Software features and operational support - HP provides information on the latest product
features and known problems and solutions, plus operational advice and assistance.
Escalation management - Established escalation procedures enlist specialized expertise from HP
to Microsoft Windows
Installation advisory - Advisory support is available for help with installation and updating of
standalone applications or products installed in a network environment.
Electronic software information - Access HP's electronic support facility including symptomsolution database, product descriptions, specifications, technical literature, and more.
Software technical support does NOT include assistance with:
Generating or diagnosing user generated programs or source codes
Installation of non-HP products
NOTE: For more information, visit: http://www.hp.com/services/softwaresupport.
Microsoft Software
Assurance
Boost productivity across your organization with new software versions, deployment planning services,
24x7 phone and web support, end-user training, unique desktop technologies and more, all in one costeffective program.
With New Product Versions, every Microsoft product license that is covered by Software Assurance can be
upgraded to the most recent version.
For example, if a new version of Microsoft Windows Server is made available during the term of your
coverage, your licenses will automatically be upgraded to the new version. Customers that acquire
perpetual licenses through Software Assurance can deploy the upgrades after their coverage has expired.
NOTE: For more information, please visit: http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/programs/sa/default.mspx
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Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Additional Features
HP Software Licensing
and Management
Solutions (SLMS)
HP SLMS provides prime source licensing fulfillment and software license management solutions for
various Microsoft operating systems and applications volume licenses to large multinational enterprise or
domestic companies. HP provides a global sales channel for all Microsoft program and services and will
work with you to select the program that best suits your needs. HP offers three comprehensive Microsoft
licensing programs: Open, Select and Enterprise License.
NOTE: For more information on HP SLMS, visit:
http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/cache/8786-0-0-0-121.aspx
Windows Server Catalog
Definition
Microsoft's certification program allows HP ProLiant servers a compatibility certification with Windows
Server operating systems. HP ProLiant Servers listed in the Windows Server Catalog have been rigorously
tested and certified with Windows Server 2012.
NOTE: For information on ProLiant servers certified for Windows server, visit: www.hp.com/go/wincert.
NOTE: For details on Microsoft's server catalog and also a list of HP ProLiant certified servers, visit:
www.windowsservercatalog.com.
Environment-friendly
Products and Approach
End-of-life Management Hewlett-Packard offers end-of-life HP product return, trade-in, and recycling
programs in many geographic areas. For trade-in information, please go to:
and Recycling
http://www.hp.com/go/green. To recycle your product, please go to:
http://www.hp.com/go/green or contact your nearest HP sales office.
Products returned to HP will be recycled, recovered or disposed of in a
responsible manner.
The EU WEEE directive (2002/95/EC) requires manufacturers to provide
treatment information for each product type for use by treatment facilities.
This information (product disassembly instructions) is posted on the Hewlett
Packard web site at: http://www.hp.com/go/green. These instructions may be
used by recyclers and other WEEE treatment facilities as well as HP OEM
customers who integrate and re-sell HP equipment.
© Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
Windows and Microsoft are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp., in the U.S.
The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and
services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial
errors or omissions contained herein.
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