HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8

The HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8 is a brand new server in the ProLiant portfolio that redefines density-optimized 4-socket rack server technology without compromising on performance, scalability, and expandability. Supporting the new high-density and cost effective Intel® Xeon® E5-4600 processors, the DL560 Gen8 is ideal for virtualization, database, business processing, and general 4P data-intensive applications where optimization of data center space and price/performance is paramount.

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The server is packed with the latest HP innovative and intuitive hardware and software features. Hardware enhancements include the HP SmartDrive carriers, HP Smart Socket guide, HP SmartMemory, FlexibleLOM technology, “3D Sea of Sensors”, the new embedded Smart Array P420i RAID controller, and more. Software enhancements include HP Integrated Lifecycle Automation, Dynamic Workload Acceleration, Automated Energy Optimization, Intelligent Provisioning, agentless hardware monitoring, and Active Health System.

Ideal 4S/2U Dense Form Factor without Compromising on Performance, Scalability, and Expandability

  • HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8 Server series holds the #1 4P VMmark 2.1.1 performance record score of 18.27@18 tiles.
  • The DL560 Gen8 provides 4S computing in a dense 2U form factor: It has support for up to four cost-effective Intel® Xeon® E5-4600 processors each up to 8 cores and 130 watts without system configuration restrictions.
  • Up to six PCIe 3.0 expansion slots (3 x16) support the highest performing option cards now and into the future.
  • The DL560 Gen8 provides 48 DDR-3 DIMM sockets for up to 1.5TB of Gen8 HP SmartMemory.

Improved Memory, Storage, and I/O Performance

  • The HP Gen8 SmartMemory has unmatched performance, quality, manageability, and efficiency advantages above industry standards including up to 20% less power using low voltage RDIMMS with no impact to performance.
  • The DL560 Gen8 comes with the Gen8 embedded Smart Array P420i RAID controller with optional 512MB Flash Backed Write Cache. It has support for HP SmartStorage and HP SmartDrives and a choice of a very wide section of two 2.5-inch SFF SAS and SSD drives.
  • PCIe 3.0 I/O technology provides improved latency and up to 400% the bandwidth per I/O expansion slot compared to G7 servers.
  • HP FlexibleLOM provides the ability to customize server networking today and the ability to meet future needs without overhauling server hardware. It provides a choice of networking bandwidth, technology, HP OEM vendor partner, and number of ports.

Redefining the Customer Experience with the 1st 4P Rack Server Built on the Gen8 Innovative Designs

  • User-inspired design features such as HP SmartDrive carriers and the HP Smart Socket guide anticipate your needs and virtually eliminates common issues that result in downtime.
  • Integrated Lifecycle Automation, an industry first, provides embedded provisioning tools, Active Health monitoring, and system maintenance capabilities standard on all ProLiant servers and built using the industry-leading HP iLO Management Engine.
  • Dynamic Workload Acceleration delivers smarter data protection for ever-increasing hard drive capacities.
  • 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 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 HP SmartStart, HP Smart Update Manager and HP Service Pack for ProLiant, 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 (runs on the iLO 4 chipset). Starts working the moment that a power cord and an Ethernet cable is connected to the enclosure.
  • HP Active Health System provides 24×7 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.


Technical Specification:

Part No. 686786-001
Manufacturer HP
Rack Units 2 U
Height 87.3
Width 445.5
Depth 749.3
Weight [Kg] 27.66
CPU Socket(s) 2 or 4 Intel® E5-4600
Compatible CPU(s) Eight-Core Processors
Intel® Xeon® E5-4650 (2.7GHz/8-core/20MB/130W) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5-4650L (2.6GHz/8-core/20MB/115W) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5-4640 (2.4GHz/8-core/20MB/95W) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5-4620 (2.2GHz/8-core/16MB/95W) Processor
Six-Core Processors
Intel® Xeon® E5-4617 (2.9GHz/6-core/15MB/130W) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5-4610 (2.4GHz/6-core/15MB/95W) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5-4607 (2.2GHz/6-core/12MB/95W) Processor
Four-Core Processors
Intel® Xeon® E5-4603 (2.0GHz/4-core/10MB/95W) Processor
Max CPU Clk Spd Up to 2.9 Ghz
CPU Cache 20MB (1x20MB) Level3
NOTE: For Eight-core processors.
16MB (1x16MB) Level3
NOTE: For Eight-core processors.
15MB (1x15MB) Level3
NOTE: For Six-core processors.
12MB (1x12MB) Level3
NOTE: For Six-core processors.
10MB (1x10MB) Level3
NOTE: For Four-core processors.
Max # Thread(s) Up to 16 per CPU (64 per Machine)
Max # Core(s) Up to 8 per CPU (32 per Machine)
Memory Slot(s) 48x HP SmartMemory DDR3 Load Reduced (LRDIMM), Registered (RDIMM)
Memory Capacity Up to 1.5TB (48x 32GB RDIMM @1600MHz)
Drive Bays 5x SFF drive bays total
Capacity Up to 5.0 TB
HDD Suitability SAS Hot Plug with SmartDrive SFF 2.5″ Enterprise Drives
HP 900GB 6G SAS 10K rpm SFF SC Enterprise 3yr Warranty 652589-B21
HP 600GB 6G SAS 10K rpm SFF SC Enterprise 3yr Warranty 652583-B21
HP 450GB 6G SAS 10K rpm SFF SC Enterprise 3yr Warranty 652572-B21
HP 300GB 6G SAS 10K rpm SFF SC Enterprise 3yr Warranty 652564-B21
HP 300GB 6G SAS 15K rpm SFF SC Enterprise 3yr Warranty 652611-B21
HP 146GB 6G SAS 15K rpm SFF SC Enterprise 3yr Warranty 652605-B21
SAS Hot Plug SmartDrive SFF 2.5″ Midline Drives
HP 1TB 6G SAS 7.2K rpm SFF SC Midline 1yr Warranty 652749-B21
HP 500GB 6G SAS 7.2K rpm SFF 2.5″ SC Midline 1yr Warranty 652745-B21
6G SAS MLC Hot Plug SFF 2.5″ Enterprise Mainstream SSDs
HP 800GB 6G SAS MLC SFF SC Enterprise Mainstream 3yr Warranty SSD 653109-B21
HP 400GB 6G SAS MLC SFF SC Enterprise Mainstream 3yr Warranty SSD 653105-B21
HP 200GB 6G SAS MLC SFF SC Enterprise Mainstream 3yr Warranty SSD 658478-B21
6G SAS SLC Hot Plug SFF 2.5″ Enterprise Performance SSDs
HP 400GB 6G SAS SLC SFF SC Enterprise Performance 3yr Warranty SSD 653082-B21
HP 200GB 6G SAS SLC SFF SC Enterprise Performance 3yr Warranty SSD 653078-B21
3G SATA MLC Hot Plug SFF 2.5″ Enterprise Mainstream SSDs
HP 400GB 3G SATA MLC SFF SC Enterprise Mainstream 3yr Warranty SSD 653120-B21
HP 200GB 3G SATA MLC SFF SC Enterprise Mainstream 3yr Warranty SSD 653118-B21
HP 100GB 3G SATA MLC SFF SC Enterprise Mainstream 3yr Warranty SSD 653112-B21
RAID Controller HP Smart Array P420i/ZM; P420i/1GB with FBWC; P420i/2GB with FBWC
RAID Options 0, 1, 1+0, 5, 5+0
Supported OS Microsoft Windows ServerRed Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)Oracle SolarisVMwareCitrix XenServer
USB Port(s) Up to 7 total: up to 2 front, 4 back, 1 internal
PCI Slot(s) 2x PCIe 3.0, 1x PCIe 2.0 Standard.
3x PCIe 3.0 (1x x16 + 2x x8) or 2x PCIe 3.0 (x16) Optional via Riser Kit.
LAN Socket(s) 1 Gb dedicated iLO port;
4-port 1 Gb 331FLR Adapter;
Optional 10 Gb 53FLR-SFP+ Adapter
LAN Controller(s) 331FLR
Bandwidth 1 – 10 Gb
Graphics Integrated Matrox G200 video standard
Resolution (Native) Up to 1920×1200 (16 bpp)
Standard This product is covered by a global limited warranty and supported by HP Services and a worldwide network of HP Authorized Channel Partners resellers. Hardware diagnostic support and repair is available for three years from date of purchase. Support for s
Optional Enhancements to warranty services are available through HP Care Pack services or customized service agreements. Hard drives have either a one year or three year warranty; refer to the specific hard drive QuickSpecs for details.


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