HPE Proliant DL160 Gen 9: Specs and Rack Compatibility

The HPE ProLiant DL160 Gen9 is a rack server that takes up just one unit of space and offers an optimal combination of performance, storage, and reliability. This server offers scalable administration of a flexible infrastructure, as well as manageability and scalability. This rack server is great for big data and cloud computing because its chassis is thick and takes up little space. This makes it a great choice for people who put efficiency first.

The HPE ProLiant DL160 Gen9 rack server strikes the ideal combination of performance, storage, and management into a chassis that takes up just one unit of rack space. It is meant to be used in traditional IT infrastructure, cloud computing, and big data scenarios that use distributed computing.

Description

The HPE ProLiant DL160 Gen9 rack server is extremely customizable and was built to satisfy the demands of a varied set of clients. These customers range from small and medium-sized businesses to general information technology infrastructure, cloud computing, and big data. It takes the place of the HPE ProLiant DL360e Gen8, which was likewise housed in a chassis measuring 1 unit and included two Xeon CPUs. A redundant power source of either 550W or 900W is used to power the system. Additionally, a bank of up to seven fans with +1 redundancy is used to keep the system cool.

Performance

Administrators have the option of installing either one or two of the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 or Xeon E5-2600 v4 processors that are compatible with the Intel C610 chipset. This computer system is capable of supporting processors with up to 18 cores each.

Memory

On the system board, there are a total of 16 memory module slots, with each CPU being responsible for commanding eight of those memory slots. Memory modules of the RDIMM and LRDIMM varieties for DDR4 are also supported. The use of HPE Smart Memory makes it possible for other memory processes to have fewer downtimes. Some of the features that contribute to HPE Smart Memory’s improved throughput performance include advanced error correction code (ECC), online spare mode, and memory mirroring mode. The system will accommodate up to 1 terabyte (TB) of data.

Storage

When it comes to outfitting the system, administrators have the option of selecting four 3.5-inch LFF storage devices or up to eight 2.5-inch SFF storage devices. There is a choice between a version with a hot plug and one without. Choose from a few different controllers, or make do with the one that comes built-in to the Dynamic Smart Array B140i. The B140i controller will handle one to eight SATA discs at data transfer rates of up to 6Gb/s, and it will support RAID levels of 0, 1, and 5. Choose either the H240 HBA or the HPE Smart Array P440 controller, both of which are optimized for performance-oriented applications running at 12Gb/s, so that you can send data more quickly. By using four 10TB hot plug LFF SAS or SATA drives, it is possible to achieve a storage capacity of up to 40TB.

Expansion

Depending on the number of processors that are put on the system board, there is the potential for up to three PCIe 3.0 expansion slots that are located on two distinct risers. You receive a maximum of two active expansion slots when you use a single processor. These slots may be used to support a flexible LOM, which is only supported on one of the riser choices. It is necessary to have a second CPU and a riser in order to make use of the third expansion slot. Riser boards have the capability of accepting alternative storage controllers that have a throughput that is twice as fast as the inbuilt controller. The device has a built-in network interface that is a Dual Port 361i Adapter. Either the 3.5-inch or the 2.5-inch chassis version can have an optional optical drive installed.

Management

HP provides a wide variety of administration solutions, which together improve server maintenance and significantly cut down on unscheduled downtime. This system is equipped with HP's Integrated Lights Out (iLO) software as standard. iLO provides administrators with access to information on the health of servers, as well as the ability to monitor and adjust the power and temperature of servers locally or remotely. It is possible to acquire enterprise licenses as an option, which provides administrators with additional administration capabilities. A server may be set up for SMBs using virtual media when they have a license for iLO Essentials. Additionally, they will have complete remote management access through the Integrated Remote Console and a shorter time to resolution with proactive email alerts. The iLO Advanced license, which is intended for usage in enterprise enterprises, enables premium remote capability. Some examples of this include a graphical remote console that supports multi-user collaboration, video recording and playback, and a great deal more. iLO makes it far simpler than it ever has been before to manage your server.

Optional Features

HPE iLO Essentials is the name of the license that is used most often in small and medium-sized organizations. Using the Integrated Remote Console (IRC), virtual media, and email-based alerts, this license enables full remote server management capabilities to be used in SMBs and MSMEs. These capabilities may be accessed through the Integrated Remote Console (IRC).

When it comes to web hosting, cloud service providers, and high-performance computing data centers, the HPE iLO Scale-Out license is the option that comes most highly recommended. It is exclusive to the DL 100 and 10 series of servers and was developed specifically for the purpose of managing very large scale-out environments. This license comes with strong scripting tools that provide remote access through a text console that can be accessed by SSH. It also contains features for email-based alerts, proactive notification, and power capping.

Infrastructure for Racks and Power Supplies

HPE Rack and Power Infrastructure's products and services make it possible to come up with highly effective and smart solutions for new and existing IT data centers. 

Rack infrastructure, power protection and management, and performance optimized data centers (PODs) are all part of the HPE Rack and Power infrastructure solutions. These solutions are the foundation you need to help ensure your organization's continued success in the field of information technology. These solutions have been created specifically to lend a hand to you in the process of adjusting to shifts in the industry in which you are employed. They make it simple and efficient to manage, monitor, deploy, and offer infrastructure on any scale, from the most basic level to the most advanced level, all the way up to the enterprise level.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise, being the industry leader, is in a stronger position than its rivals to find solutions to the most pressing issues with power, cooling, cable management, and system access. These issues pertain to the accessibility of the system.

Clusters with a High Level of Performance

HPE Cluster Platforms are large-scale ProLiant clusters that have been particularly developed and factory-integrated for High Performance Computing. These platforms provide users the option to choose their own servers, networks, and applications. 

One of the options is the Microsoft Windows HPC Server operating system. Other options include Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, each of which comes with its own price package.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise's storage software is all you need if you need to solve a problem with data protection, archiving, or storage command and control, or if you need to make progress on strategic consolidation, compliance, or business continuity.

With the help of our storage software, you will be able to save money, simplify your storage infrastructure, protect your most important assets, and respond more quickly to business opportunities. 

Storage software

Software for the storage of information that gets the job done:

  • Software for the Protection and Restoration of Data

Regardless of the size of your company, the data protection and recovery software offered by Hewlett Packard Enterprise will shield your company from the effects of a catastrophic event and ensure that business will continue as normal in the event that one does occur.

  • Software for the Archiving and Migration of Data

With the assistance of the storage software provided by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, you will be able to comply with regulations regarding the storage and retrieval of data, increase the performance of applications, and save expenses. This is accomplished by transferring data that is not utilized often or that is not as valuable to a location where it may be kept for a lower cost.

  • Software for the Management and Control of Storage Resources (SRM)

The storage resource management software that is offered by Hewlett Packard Enterprise cuts down on operating expenses and provides you with the command and control foundation that is necessary for efficiently managing and viewing both your physical and virtual environments.

  • Data Duplication and Replication Software

Replication software is made available by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and it may be used for purposes like disaster recovery, testing, application development, and reporting. This programme may either be array-based or host-based, depending on the user's preferences.

  • Software for the Management of Storage Devices

You may be able to get the most value out of your investment in Hewlett Packard Enterprise storage and networking by using software that provides hardware-specific setup, performance tuning, and connection management.

  • VSA HPE Store Virtual

With the help of HPE Store Virtual VSA, you may harness the potential of virtualization to create a virtual array inside the confines of your host server. It may be handled as a single pool of shared storage space, and its size can be adjusted to accommodate your changing requirements. The HPE ProLiant Gen9 servers come with a free 1-terabyte of additional storage space and a restricted license good for three years to use the HPE Store Virtual VSA software. Under Intelligent Provisioning, you only need to choose the option to install the HPE Store Virtual VSA software when setting up the server.

Summary

The HPE DL160 Gen9 is a powerful server, especially considering how little floor space it requires. It features dual Intel Xeon processors, support for up to 1 terabyte of memory, possible storage capacity of up to 40 terabytes, and a highly customizable configuration to satisfy the demands of your organization. This system has the potential to handle almost any application while lowering your operating costs thanks to the configuration options that are available. 

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