HP Hardware Documentation

This is a summary of documents needed to support HP servers.

Video Library of DL equipment:

http://h20464.www2.hp.com/default.htm

HP Power Advisor – plug in your server config and get resulting information related to power requirements:

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/solutions/power/advisor-online/HPPowerAdvisor.html

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.

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/Perf_Best_Practices_vSphere4.0.pdf

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:

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c02065265/c02065265.pdf

DL380 G7 User Guide:

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c02159833/c02159833.pdf

DL580 G7 User Guide:

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c02267159/c02267159.pdf

iLO3 User Guide

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c02063196/c02063196.pdf

DL580 G7 Memory Configuration (Memory subsystem architecture is spelled out in the attached DL580 G7 quickspecs document).

http://www.itelon.ru/upload/iblock/fe1/QuickSpecs%20-%20HP%20ProLiant%20DL580%20G7%20l1,2%20MBy.pdf

HP Certified Professional Program for HP ProLiant

http://h10076.www1.hp.com/education/hpcp_prog.htm

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