HPE Proliant DL160 Gen8: Specs and Rack Compatibility

Server racks are one of the most important concerns when choosing a colocation data center for your business. Wrong choices can lead to many difficulties afterward, so it is essential to pick the right one. To make the right choice, you need correct information, and this article will provide you with that information. 

First, we will cover the basics of the server rack and then tell you about one of the best server racks we refer to as HPE Proliant DL160 Gen8. We will talk about both its specs and rack compatibility. 

Let us cover the basics first.

What is Server Rack?

This rack is specially designed for holding and organizing IT equipment. You need more than one piece of hardware to perform necessary functions for many operations. A rack is a good option for many reasons, It can help you stack servers and other IT equipment inside and keep everything organized. Second, they also make controlling air flow easy.

So, you can house and organize IT equipment in the best way possible. The server rack ensures the best utilization of floor space. 

What is a Server Rack Cabinet?

It holds the IT equipment just like a regular rack. However, it is enclosed from all sides in most cases. You will see doors in the front and rear rack and walls on every side. 

There are many reasons why people prefer enclosed racks. First of all, they add extra security against theft and accidents. Second, both sides are covered, so controlling the airflow is easier. At the end, cabinets would look great if you put them in the public area.

HPE Proliant DL160 Gen8: Specs and Rack Compatibility

So, this post is about HPE ProLiant DL160 Gen8. It is a 1U rack server that ensures high-performance computing and enhanced management and networking. Other than high performance its other qualities are space efficiency and enhanced serviceability. If you are looking for better scalability and flexibility, it is the best option. HPE ProLiant DL160 Gen8 is perfect for High Performance Computing (HPC) environments and web serving.

Let us tell you in detail about the different specs of HPE Proliant DL 160 Gen 8. Let us start with mounting equipment.

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Proliant DL160 Gen8 Mounting Equipment

Slide Rail: 1U Raven 13 Rail for HP

4 Post Racks: 19” width, 20”-30” mounting depth 

2 Post Racks: 19” width, 3”-6” uprights

Universal Rail: 1U Universal Rack Rails

4 Post Shelf: Rack Mount Sliding Shelf

2 Post Shelf: Light Duty Server Rack Shelf 24″

Proliant DL160 Gen8 Mounting Specifications

Chassis Dimensions 

Length (depth): 8 SFF/4 LFF: 27.5” (699 mm) / 29.5” (749.3 mm)

Width: 8 SFF/4 LFF: 17.1” (434 mm)

Height: 1.7” (42.9 mm)

Weight: 15.2 kg (33 Ib) maximum, 14.1 kg (31 lb) minimum

Mounting Requirements

And here are the mounting requirements. There should be a U height of 1U, rack width of 17 inches, and mountable depth is 29 inches. 

Proliant DL160 Gen8 Hardware Specifications

Let us tell you about different hardware specifications of Proliant DL 160. 


HPE SmartMemory, PC3-10600R registered DDR3 (1333 MHz), 24 DIMM slot


There are two storage variations.

  • Up to 4 hot-plug SAS/SATA 8.89-cm (3.5-in) drives
  • Up to 8 hot-plug SAS/SATA 6.35-cm (2.5-in) drives

CPU Options:

There are different CPU options. Intel Xeon E5-2600 series is available in 2,4,6, or 8 cores. 


Power supply type 500 W Platinum-certified (92 percent) efficient power supply standard, common slot power supply (optional)

Remote management:

HPE iLO (Firmware: HPE iLO 4)

Proliant DL160 Gen8 Dimensions and Rack Compatibility

The Proliant DL160 Gen8 chassis is 1 rack unit in height, has a depth of 29 inches, and will fit in standard EIA 19-inch racks. Rails allow for the most efficient use of space when mounting servers. RackSolutions specifically designed a slide rail kit to fit the shoulder screws of the DL160.

Universal rails with a height of 1U and support up to 29 inches of depth will be compatible with the Proliant DL160. A benefit of these is the ability to reuse them for different servers or future upgrades. Plus, it’s easy to slide your server in and out of them for maintenance.

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Our data center is located next to Mansfield Road, Derby, UK. We are very accessible.
Our address is: Suite 18, Parker House, Mansfield Road, Derby, DE21 4SZ

Tour of our data center facilities is reserved for customers who are looking for colocation services with Data center plus.
If you would like to visit the data center, we must receive at least 24 hours notice.
You will also require to bring a form of ID in the form of a passport or driving license. We cannot allow anyone into the data center failing these requirements.

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You can contact our sales team directly on 0808 169 7866 or emailing info@servercolocation.uk.
If you are an existing customer, log in to the site and simply check out after selecting your new service and proceed to payment options. The details of your new service will be added to your account portal.
If you are placing an order that is an upgrade to your existing one, get in touch with your account manager or raise a support ticket at info@servercolocation.uk.


If you are experiencing issues with your server, we recommend that the first you do is to raise a support ticket with our support team.
This can be done by sending an email to info@servercolocation.uk.
Alternatively, if the matter is time sensitive, feel free to give us a call on 0808 169 7866 and select the option for Support.
We have a 30 minute SLA response time to any ticket raised.

Remote hands cover requests made within office hours.
Our Remote Hands service covers assistance with the following items:
– Server reboots
– CDROM connect/disconnect
– Cable checks and moving network cables.
– Checking/relaying diagnostics information back to the customer.
If you require services outside of the above (for example, installation of software), we can provide this as part of our Additional Services, which is chargeable. Please contact your account manager or our helpdesk for further information.

Support for hardware failure is 24/7/365 on our Managed Servers.
Most failed hardware components can be replaced within 1 hour (during office hours and subject to parts being in stock.
Office Hours: 08:30 – 18:00

Emergency support work