This is a summary of documents needed to support HP servers.
Video Library of DL equipment:
HP Power Advisor – plug in your server config and get resulting information related to power requirements:
Fine Tuning ProLiant BIOS for Vmware vSphere environment:
Here is a document from Vmware that explains vSphere 4.0 best practices as it relates to performance.
This relates to our recommended BIOS configurations in the vSphere environment per the keys below:
a. HP Power Regulator = HP Static High Performance Mode (default is HP Dynamic Power Savings Mode)
b. Minimum Processor Idle State = No C-States (default is C6 State)
c. Intel QPI Link Power Management = Disabled (default is enabled)
d. HW Prefetcher = Disabled (default is enabled)
e. Adjacent Sector Prefetch = Disabled (default is enabled)
f. DCU Prefetcher = Disabled (default is enabled)
g. Data Reuse = Disabled (default is enabled)
User Guides provide information on system components, setup, configuration utilities, and troubleshooting. Great reference documents
DL360 G7 User Guide:
DL380 G7 User Guide:
DL580 G7 User Guide:
iLO3 User Guide
DL580 G7 Memory Configuration (Memory subsystem architecture is spelled out in the attached DL580 G7 quickspecs document).
HP Certified Professional Program for HP ProLiant