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HP ProLiant DL180 G6 Server Series

HP ProLiant DL180 G6 Server Series

Easy-to-own: Affordable pricing for a well-featured dual processor system based on industry-standard components; Easy to set up, maintain and troubleshoot with industry-standard management tools from your choice of leading operating system vendors;

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Standard Features

NOTE: For the Standard Features shipped in the Factory Integrated Models, please see the "Configuration Information - Factory Integrated Models" section.
  Intel® Xeon® X5660 (2.80GHz/6-core/12MB/95W, DDR3-1333, HT, Turbo 2/2/2/2/3/3) Processor
NOTE: Available through Configure To Order only. See Factory Integration Models section for more details.
Intel® Xeon® X5650 (2.66GHz/6-core/12MB/95W, DDR3-1333, HT, Turbo 2/2/2/2/3/3) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5649 (2.53GHz/6-core/12MB/80W, DDR3-1333, HT, Turbo 1/1/1/1/2/2) Processor
NOTE: Available through Configure To Order only. See Factory Integration Models section for more details.
Intel® Xeon® E5645 (2.40GHz/6-core/12MB/80W, DDR3-1333, HT, Turbo 1/1/1/1/2/2) Processor
Intel® Xeon® L5640 (2.26GHz/6-core/12MB/60W, DDR3-1333, HT, Turbo 2/2/3/3/4/4) Processor
NOTE: Available through Configure To Order only. See Factory Integration Models section for more details.
Quad -Core Processors
Intel® Xeon® X5672 (3.20GHz/4-core/12MB/95W, DDR3-1333, HT, Turbo NA/NA/2/2/3/3) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5620 (2.40GHz/4-core/12MB/80W, DDR3-1066, HT, Turbo 1/1/2/2) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5606 (2.13GHz/4-core/8MB/80W, DDR3-1066) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5603 (1.60GHz/4-core/4MB/80W, DDR3-1066) Processor
NOTE: Available through Configure To Order only. See Factory Integration Models section for more details.
Intel® Xeon® L5630 (2.13GHz/4-core/12MB/40W, DDR3-1066, HT, Turbo 1/1/2/2/) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5540 (2.53GHz/4-core/8MB/80W, DDR3-1066, HT, Turbo 1/1/2/2) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5520 (2.26GHz/4-core/8MB/60W, DDR3-1066, HT, Turbo 1/1/2/2) Processor
NOTE: HT indicates that the processor model supports Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology.
NOTE: Turbo indicates the maximum potential frequency increment when using Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, with 4, 3, 2, and 1 cores active.
NOTE: DDR3 speed is the maximum memory speed of the processor. Actual memory speed may depend on the quantity and type of DIMMs installed.
NOTE: For the Intel 5000 Series, the letter preceding the model number indicates the performance/wattage of the processor. "X" denotes High Performance/Wattage; "E" denotes Enterprise Performance/Wattage (Mainstream); and "L" denotes Lower Wattage.

Cache Memory
One of the following depending on Model
12 MB Level 3 cache (L5630,E5620,X5650)

Chipset Intel® 5520 Chipset
NOTE: For more information regarding Intel chipsets, please see the following URL:

Upgradeability Upgradeable to two processors

Memory Protection Advanced memory protection
Mirroring Mode
Lockstep Mode

Memory Type DDR3 Registered (RDIMM) or Unbuffered (UDIMM)
DIMM slots Total 12 DIMM slots
Standard (Entry Models) 4GB (1 x 4GB)
Standard (Base Models) 8GB (2 x 4GB)
Standard (Performance Models) 16GB (4 x 4GB)
Maximum (RDIMM) 192GB (12 x 16GB)
Maximum (UDIMM) 48GB (12 x 4GB)
NOTE: Half DIMM slots are available when one processor is installed.
NOTE: Depending on the memory configuration and processor model, the memory speed may run at 1333MHz, 1066MHz, or 800MHz. Please see the Online Memory Configuration Tool

Network Controller HP NC362i Integrated Dual Port Gigabit Server Adapter

Expansion Slots
Slot Number
Bus Speed
Bus Number*
Device Number**
Hot Plug
x16 PCI-Express
Low Profile
2 x8 PCI-Express 5 0 N Full Length
Full Height
3 x8 PCI-Express 4 0 N Full Length
Full Height
4 x4 PCI-Express 3 0 N Full Length
Full Height
2 PCI-X*** Dynamic 1 N Full Length
Full Height
3 PCI-X*** Dynamic 2 N Full Length
Full Height
NOTE: All slots can accept universal keyed PCI cards.
NOTE: Only PCI-X support is available in slot 4, supporting PCI-X cards. PCI legacy cards are not supported.
* Default bus assignment. Inserting cards with PCI bridges may alter the actual bus assignment number.
** Slots are enumerated differently based on OS. MS OS's enumerate from lowest to highest Device ID by bus (starting with the lowest bus).
*** PCI-X bus speed will be 100MHz in maximum and support two PCI-X/100MHz cards.
**** Slot 2 contains bus 4 and bus 5 because BIOS configures this x16 PCI-express.
NOTE: Slot to two x8 PCI-express slot for production riser, this is valid only on Option1: 2 PCIe2x8 full-length/full-height PCI-Express slots (Optional) or Option 4: 2 PCIe2x8 and 1 PCIex8 (4) full-length/full-height slots (Optional).

Storage Controller
One of the following depending on Model
4HDD Models HP Smart Array B110i SATA RAID
NOTE: To enable RAID on Embedded SATA, use the HP Smart Array B110i SATA RAID Controller, To enable use of the B110i, enter the ROM based setup utility(RBSU). The option for enabling RAID can be found in the Advanced section of the RBSU.
NOTE: Embedded SATA controller support transfer rate up to 3Gb/s
NOTE: A diskette drive or virtual FDD using LO100 Advanced Pack is needed to install storage controller drivers during a Windows operating system installation from a CD.
NOTE: HP Smart Array B110i does not support greater than 2TB hard drive.
8HDD Models HP Smart Array P410/256MB Controller (RAID 0/1/1+0/5/5+0)
NOTE: Support transfer rate up to 6Gb/s SAS or 3Gb/s SATA
12HDD Models HP Smart Array P212/256MB Controller (RAID 0/1/1+0/5/5+0)
NOTE: Available upgrades: P410 with FBWC, 256MB with BBWC, 512MB with FBWC, Battery kit upgrade (for the 256MB cache), and Smart Array Advanced Pack (SAAP).
NOTE: Support transfer rate up to 3Gb/s SAS or 3Gb/s SATA
25HDD Models HP Smart Array P410/256MB Controller (RAID 0/1/1+0/5/5+0)
NOTE: Available upgrades: P410, 512MB with FBWC, Battery kit upgrade (for the 256MB cache), and Smart Array Advanced Pack (SAAP).
NOTE: Support transfer rate up to 6Gb/s SAS or 3Gb/s SATA
NOTE: A minimum of 256 MB cache, battery kit, and Smart Array Advanced Pack License Key upgrade (P/N: 516471-B21) is required to enable RAID 6, 6+0
NOTE: To achieve highest possible stated transfer rate please make sure the firmware on the drive bays (backplanes) and HP Smart Array controller up to date. Latest firmware are available to download from HP support web site.
NOTE: All Hard drive bay options except 4LFF require HP Smart Array P410 or P212 controller. NOTE: Full Height/ Full Length Riser Option is not available when the Rear 2LFF drive bays is selected for the system.

Internal Storage Devices Diskette Drives Via USB only
Optical Drives
One of the following depending on Model
Optional HP Slim SATA DVD-ROM Optical Drive
Optional HP Slim SATA DVD RW Optical Drive
NOTE: Support in 4, 8, and 12 drive models. Optical drives can only be installed in 12 drive model and 25SFF drive bay system with rear option kit (P/N 515826-B21).
Drive Bays
One of the following depending on Model
Up to 14 Hot Plug SAS/SATA 3.5" drives
Up to 25 Hot Plug SAS/SATA 2.5" drives
NOTE: 4 Drive Models are Non-Hot Pluggable. Smart Array Controller must be added for Hot Plug drive capability. 4 Drive Models can be upgraded with the addition of a Smart Array Controller and a SAS/SATA Multi-lane cable (496013-B21).
NOTE: The addition of a Smart Array Controller requires the addition of a SAS/SATA Multi-lane cable (P/N 496013-B21).

Maximum Internal Storage
One of the following depending on Model
Hot Plug 3.5" SATA 42.0TB (14 x 3TB)
Hot Plug 3.5" SAS 42.0TB (14 x 3TB)
Hot Plug 2.5" SATA 25.0TB (25 x 1.0TB)
Hot Plug 2.5" SATA SSD 10.0TB (25 x 400GB)
Hot Plug 3.5" SATA SSD 5.6TB (14 x 400GB)
Hot Plug 2.5" SAS 25.0TB (25 x 1.0TB)
Hot Plug 2.5" SAS SSD 20.0TB (25 x 800GB)

Interfaces Network RJ-45 (Ethernet) 2 10/100/1000 NIC ports (plus 1 dedicated for the HP ProLiant Lights Out 100i Remote Management)
Serial 1
Graphics 1
USB 5 total ports: (2) front, (2) rear, (1) optional internal 
NOTE: In order to connect a USB device internally, the internal USB Cable G6 Kit must be used (P/N 536769-B21).

Industry Standard Compliance ACPI V2.0 Compliant
PCI 2.2 Compliant
PXE Support
WOL Support
Microsoft® Logo certifications
IPMI 2.0 Compliant

Server Power Cords One 6' Highline (IEC-IEC) power cord ships standard 
NOTE: HP ProLiant DL servers no longer ship standard with NEMA power cords (P/N 163719-002) that allow connection to 110V US wall outlets in a home or office. ProLiant DL servers are primarily connected to PDU's in data center racks so they now ship standard with a PDU power cord (416151-B21). If a user wishes to power a ProLiant DL server using a 110V receptacle (NEMA-15), the NEMA power cord must be ordered separately.

If customers require a local power cord, they can check the power cord matrix for the appropriate cord. Please see the following power cord matrix:
NOTE: Rack models ship standard with an IEC cable. 
Localized cables included with geographic specific models in other world regions.

Common Slot Power Supply

HP has a new design for ProLiant power. The new Common Slot Power Supply bay. This design provides the customer with commonality in power supplies across multiple platforms to save on the cost of spares and allows HP to offer multiple power solutions to fit the customers' needs. Many HP ProLiant Servers come with Common Slot, High Efficiency and Right-Size Power Supplies. Common Slot (CS) designates commonality of the power supply across multiple ProLiant servers. HP's new Common Slot power supplies are designed for highest efficiency to provide power efficiency without degrading performance of the ProLiant. Power Supplies will have efficiency ratings up to 92%. There are three Right Size power options available, depending on the configuration of your server. To make sure you select the correct power supply to meet your configuration, we suggest that you use the HP Power Advisor to decide the "Right-Size" for your configuration. All HP Common Slot power sources are UL, CE Mark Compliant, Hot Plug and Redundant.

It is highly recommended that you use the HP Power Advisor in defining the "Right-Size" power supply for your needs. HP offers Power Supply Options:

  • 460Watts, Common Slot, 92% Efficiency
  • 750Watts, Common Slot, 92% Efficiency
  • 460Watts, Common Slot, 94% Efficiency
  • 750Watts, Common Slot, 94% Efficiency
  • 1200Watts, Common Slot, -48V DC Power Supply

HP's ProLiant Common Slot Power supplies (460W & 750W) meet multiple Energy Efficiency Initiatives. Climate Savers Computing Initiative GOLD, ECOS Consulting 80PLUS GOLD and plans on offering models that meet the Energy Star for Server requirements when they are published.

HP's ProLiant Common Slot Power supplies (1200W) meet multiple Energy Efficiency Initiatives. Climate Savers Computing Initiative Bronze, ECOS Consulting 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply requirements.

Redundant Power: Optional (1+ 1 or n+n redundant) power supplies can be purchased through power supply option kits.

System Fans 4 system fans ship standard; Non-hot plug, Non-redundant
NOTE: Redundant fan kit (P/N 516009-B21) available for purchase.

Operating Systems and Virtualization Software Support for ProLiant Servers

Microsoft Windows Server
Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)
VMware ESX Server
Citrix Essentials for XenServer (Retail)

NOTE: For more information on HP's Certified and Supported ProLiant Servers for OS and Virtualization Software and latest listing of software drivers available for your server, including how to purchase from HP, please visit our OS Support Site at:


32MB shared supporting all display resolutions up to 1600x1200 16bpp@75Hz
NOTE: 8MB is dedicated to video memory.

Form Factor Rack (2U), (3.5 in/8.89 cm)

Embedded Manageability

HP Lights-Out 100 (LO100) Advanced

HP LO100 with Optional LO100 Advanced Licenses for Virtual KVM and Virtual Media.


  • Embedded IPMI standard reporting 
    System event log access
  • Remote Serial console (serial redirection)
  • Browser, Telnet access
  • SMASH-CLP compliant
  • IPMI 2.0 compliant
  • Secure Socket Layer Encryption
  • Secure Shell Encryption
  • Virtual media (Floppy, CD, USB 2.0) with Advanced License
  • Virtual KVM with Advanced License

NOTE: For more information, see:

Core Server Management ProLiant 100 Series G6 Core Management Software

HP provides management solutions that are designed to simplify a server's installation, configuration, and maintenance throughout the entire server lifecycle. This provides the customers with higher levels of operational efficiency and highly reliable systems.

While ProLiant 100 series G6 servers do not support the Insight Foundation Suite for ProLiant, they support a key subset of this important suite software tools and utilities which are very suitable for this class of server: SIM, SMH, agents, providers, and a SmartStart 'like' deployment CD called Easy Set-up which greatly simplifies server set-up. Additionally the DL100 and SL100 G6 models support the SmartStart Scripting Toolkit (SSSTK), an automated scalable deployment utility.

Information on core management supported on ProLiant 100 series G6 servers can be found at these URLS:

HP Systems Insight Manager HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM) provides a unified, secure and extensible standards-based environment to centrally manage servers, storage and other infrastructure devices, (both HP and non-HP) across multiple operating system platforms.
Insight Management Agents
  • HP Insight Management Agents and Insight Management Providers are available for HP Systems Insight Manager (SIM) Integration.

    ProLiant 100-series G6 servers can use the same SNMP based Insight Management Agents supported by other ProLiant servers. As a result, administrators can use HP Systems Insight Manager (SIM) 5.3 and greater to manage ProLiant 100-series G6 servers. Administrators can also use any other SNMP- based management tool. These agents are obtained as part of the ProLiant 100-series model-specific "Easy Set-up" CDs, or through:

    The following capabilities are enabled on the 100-series G6 servers by the SNMP agents:
  • Health monitoring capabilities, including monitoring for drives, fans, network, power supplies, and temperature
  • Alerting capabilities, including basic alert notification for Smart Array drive pre-failure only
  • Performance monitoring capabilities providing information on processor, memory, disk free space, network utilization
Easy Set-up CD

Easy Set-up CDs are available on all 100-series G6 servers and are also available as an ISO image web download. HP ProLiant Easy Set-up CDs provide easy, step-by-step, single and multi-server server utilities for the ProLiant 100-series G6 servers to streamline server setup for 100-series G6 servers. The user experience is consistent with SmartStart and offers the following capabilities:

  • Boot environment and GUI
  • Assisted Installation: Windows 2003 Server and Windows 2008 Server drivers
  • Manual installation: Windows 2003 Server, Windows 2008 Server, and Linux drivers (specific OS support varies by server. Refer to each server's QuickSpecs for supported versions)
  • HP Insight Diagnostics
  • AutoRun
  • Array Configuration Utility (ACU) has been combined with Array Diagnostics Utility (ADU) to offer both configuration of array controllers and storage devices and testing of array controller hardware
  • SmartStart Scripting Toolkit (SSSTK) and Smart Components for software and drivers for DL100 and SL100 servers

NOTE: OS and SW available for Manual Installation are listed on each server's QuickSpecs.

SmartStart Scripting Toolkit (SSSTK) The SmartStart Scripting Toolkit is a server deployment product that delivers an unattended automated installation for high-volume server deployments. The SmartStart Scripting Toolkit includes a set of utilities for configuring and deploying servers in a customized, predictable, and unattended manner. These utilities enable you to duplicate the configuration of a source server on target servers with minimum user interaction.

The Toolkit is designed for IT experts with experience in scripting operating system installations and configuring ProLiant server hardware.

NOTE: For additional information, please see:
Subscriber's Choice Subscriber's Choice Driver and Support Alerts/Notifications is a web-based email subscription service that provides software and driver change notifications for ProLiant products. Sign up at:
and customize your profile to receive various new alerts as they become available, on a weekly or monthly basis.
ROMPaq, software and latest drivers
  • HP Insight Management Agents for Systems Insight Manager (SIM) Integration
  • HP Systems Management Homepage
  • Array Configuration Utility (ACU)
  • Array Diagnostics Utility (ADU)
  • HP Insight Diagnostics

Security Power-on password
Setup password
Diskette boot control
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
Secure Shell (SSH)


This product is covered by a global limited warranty and supported by HP Services and a worldwide network of HP Authorized Channel Partners. Hardware diagnostic support and parts replacement is available for three years from date of purchase. Support for software and initial setup is available for 90 days from date of purchase. 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.
NOTE: Server Warranty includes 3-Years Next Business Day Parts replacement, 0-Years Labor, 0-Years Onsite support. Additional information regarding worldwide limited warranty and technical support is available at: