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HP ProLiant ML330 G6 Server Series

The HP ProLiant ML330 G6 is a dual processor tower platform which is built on the latest Intel® Xeon® processors with QPI technology to create a unique system architecture. This unique architecture allows the businesses to scale their businesses as needed so they can optimize their IT spending dollars.

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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.
One of the following depending on Model
Six-Core Processors
Intel® Xeon® E5649 (2.53GHz/6-core/12MB/80W) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5645 (2.40GHz/6-core/12MB/80W) Processor
Quad-Core Processors
Intel® Xeon® E5620 (2.40GHz/4-core/80W/12MB) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5607 (2.26GHz/4-core/8MB/80W) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5606 (2.13GHz/4-core/8MB/80W) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5603 (1.60GHz/4-core/4MB/80W) Processor
NOTE: For the Intel 5500 and 5600 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
12MB (1x 12MB) level 3 cache
NOTE: For X5600 and E5600 series processors.
8MB (1 x 8MB) Level 3 cache 
NOTE: For E5606/E5607 processors.
4MB (1 x 4MB) Level 3 cache 
NOTE: For E5603/E5507/E5506/E5504/E5503 processors

Chipset Intel® 5500 Chipset
NOTE: For more information regarding Intel® chipsets, please see the following URL:

Upgradeability Upgradeable to 2 processors (2, 4, or 6 core)

Memory Protection Mirroring
Lock-step mode
Advanced ECC
Online Spare (Requires X5600 or E5600 processor family)
NOTE: Xeon W3500 processor family does not support any of above advanced features.

One of the following depending on model
Type DDR3 Registered (RDIMM) and Unbuffered (UDIMM)
Standard (Performance Model) 6GB (3 x 2GB) PC3-10600R (DDR3-1333) Registered DIMMs
Standard (Base Models) 4GB (2 x 2GB) PC3-10600R (DDR3-1333) Registered DIMMs
4GB (2 x 2GB) PC3-10600E (DDR3-1333) Unbuffered DIMMs
Standard (Entry Models) 2GB (1 x 2GB) PC3-10600R (DDR3-1333) Registered DIMMs
2GB (1 x 2GB) PC3-10600E (DDR3-1333) Unbuffered DIMMs
Maximum (RDIMM) 192GB (12 DIMM slots x16GB) for Registered Memory configurations
Maximum (UDIMM) 48GB (12 DIMM slots x 4GB) for Unbuffered Memory configurations
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
NOTE: If only one processor is installed, only half the DIMM slots are available

Network Controller Embedded NC326i PCI Express Dual Port Gigabit Server Adapter

Expansion Slots  
NOTE: Four total expansion slots. One (1) PCI-Express x8 Gen1 (x1 speed); One (1) PCI-Express x16 Gen2 (x16 speed); Two (2) PCI-Express x8 Gen2 (x4 speed). Optional PCI-X Expander provides additional two (2) 64-bit/100-MHz PCI-X slots by using a single PCI Express slot (only on slot 5).
Slot #
Technology Bus Width** Connector Width Bus Number* Form Factor Notes
6 PCI Express Gen2 x4 x8 4 Standard Height/ Half Length  
5 PCI Express Gen2 x4 x8 10 Standard Height/ Half Length  
4 PCI Express Gen2 x16 x16 13 Standard Height/Length  
3 PCI Express Gen1 x1 x8 7 Standard Height/Length  
* Default bus assignment (in decimal). Inserting cards with PCI bridges may alter the actual bus assignment number
** Indicates the number of physical electrical lanes running to the connector.

Storage Controller Entry Models Non hot plug SATA model with HP Smart Array B110i SATA RAID Controller (RAID 0/1/1+0)
Base Models Hot plug SAS model with integrated HP Smart Array P410/Zero memory SAS Controller (RAID 0/1/1+0)
Hot plug SATA model with integrated HP Smart Array B110i SATA RAID controller and hot plug advanced key
Performance Models Hot plug SATA model with integrated HP Smart Array B110i SATA RAID controller and hot plug advanced key
Available upgrades: 256MB, 512MB with BBWC, 512MB with FBWC, 1G with FBWC, Battery kit upgrade (for the 256MB cache), and Smart Array Advanced Pack (SAAP)

Internal Storage Devices Diskette Drive None
Optical Drive HP Half-Height SATA DVD-ROM Optical Drive
Hard Drives
One of the following depending on Model
Hot Plug Model: None ship standard
Non-Hot Plug Model: HP 250GB 3G SATA 7.2K NHP 3.5" ETY HDD

Maximum Internal Storage Hot Plug LFF SATA 24TB 8 x 3TB
Hot Plug LFF SAS 24TB 8 x 3TB
Hot Plug LFF SATA SSD 3.2TB 8 x 400GB

Interfaces Serial 1
Network RJ-45 3 (1 dedicated for HP Integrated Lights-Out 2 (iLO 2)
Keyboard 1
Pointing Device (Mouse) 1
Graphics 1
SD Slot 1 (internal)
USB 2.0 Ports 8 (2 front, 4 rear, 2 internal) 
NOTE: Please see the following URL for additional information regarding USB support:

Industry Standard Compliance

ACPI V2.0 Compliant

PCI-Express Gen2
PXE Support
WOL Support
PCI-X 1.0a Compliant
Microsoft® Logo certifications
USB 2.0

Server Power Cords

NOTE: If customers require a local power cord, they can check the power cord matrix for the appropriate county specific sku. Please see the following power cord matrix for details:

Common Slot Power Supplies

It is highly recommended that you use the HP Power Advisor in defining the "Right-Size" power supply for your need. The HP Power Advisor is located at

HP has a new design for ProLiant power supplies. The new Common Slot (CS) Power Supply 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 or are compatible with high-efficiency HP CS Power Supplies. These power supplies are designed to provide high-efficiency power without degrading performance of the ProLiant server. HP CS Power Supplies options for this server 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.

HP's ProLiant CS Power supplies meet multiple Energy Efficiency Initiatives, including Climate Savers Computing Initiative GOLD, ECOS Consulting 80PLUS GOLD and they meet the standard specifications for Energy Star for Servers Power Supply requirements.

System Fans

3 fans ship standard. System supports a total of 4 fans. 
NOTE: Does not include power supply or processor heat sink fans. Processor heat sink fans are packed in the processor option kit. 
NOTE: If customer orders the standalone redundant fan option kit, he/she will receive two (2) fans in a two-fan packaged box. Only one (1) fan is required for system redundancy. The other one can be saved as a spare part. If customer orders the redundant fan kit along with the server, he/she will not be receiving the extra fan.

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)
Citrix Essentials for XenServer

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, please visit our Support Matrix at: and our driver download


Integrated ATI RN50, 64MB video standard

  • 16 bit color: maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200
  • 32 bit color: maximum resolution of 1280 x 1024

NOTE: Maximum resolution available via HP Integrated Lights-Out 2 (iLO 2) remote console is 1280 x 1024.

Form Factor

Tower (5U)

NOTE: Rack mounting available via HP Tower to Rack Conversion Tray, Universal Kit. Please see the options section in this QuickSpecs:

  • Square or round hole racks 24"- 36" deep, including HP Rack System /E and HP Systems
  • Telco racks with 3rd part option kit from Rack Solutions

HP Insight management software HP Service Pack for ProLiant

HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) and HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) version 5 provide a new, comprehensive approach to firmware and system software maintenance. Together they provide better operating stability and ensure maximum uptime. The SPP will be updated at a predictable cadence, typically coinciding with new HP server hardware launches. By enabling firmware to be updated online and integrating firmware and system software updates in one operation HP SUM and the SPP offer faster updates of individual servers and dramatically faster updates of entire BladeSystem enclosures. Further improving system uptime and stability is the fact that HP provides 12 months of support on each Service Pack for ProLiant.

The user experience around HP SUM and the SPP has been improved in several ways, starting with the web download. A single web page provides access to a single download containing both the latest version of HP SUM version 5 and the latest SPP. Optional smaller subsets with only specific types of servers or specific operating systems are offered to save on download time. The HP SUM application has been re-written to provide a more straightforward, intuitive user interface that guides the user through the steps of discovery, analyses and update, providing comprehensive information on available updates, criticality and interdependencies. This information is also available in reports. By providing the option of multiple local or shared repositories which can be easily updated from, HP SUM provides the tools to optimize stability and consistency throughout the company. While HP SUM and the SPP will recommend the combinations of firmware and system software that HP has found to be the best practice, the application gives customers the flexibility to set their own specific baseline.

The Service Pack for ProLiant has been rigorously tested with specific attention for interaction between firmware, drivers and agents both within the server as well as in interaction with the BladeSystem enclosure components (Onboard Administrator and Virtual Connect). This testing ensures the highest quality as well as providing the input for HP SUM to deploy updates taking into account all interdepencies, when determining the correct updates and order of update deployment.


HP Insight Foundation

Insight Foundation is being baselined at version v8.70 which means the following:

  • Its Media Kit (contains 2 SmartStart CDs, the Firmware DVD, and the Management DVD) will continue to ship with all supported ProLiant G7 or earlier BTO servers until the last supported server is no longer shipping.
  • The Media Kit will not be updated past version 8.70.
  • ProLiant G7 or earlier CTO servers are able to order the Media Kit with the understanding that the media is not updated. Please check specific server QuickSpecs for availability of CTO Kit.

Customers are urged to use the replacement product, HP Service Pack for ProLiant, instead of Insight Foundation Suite which is found at these location:

HP Integrated Lights-Out 2 (iLO 2)

HP Integrated Lights-Out 2 (iLO 2) simplifies server setup, health monitoring, power and thermal control, and lights-out remote administration of ProLiant ML, DL, and BL servers. HP iLO 2 functions without additional software and can be accessed from any location via a web browser. HP iLO 2 works hand-in-hand with HP Systems Insight Manager, Insight Control suites, and Insight Dynamics for ProLiant, helping customers unleash the value of the ProLiant platform and deliver the highest possible quality of IT service. For more information,

Intelligent Manageability

HP Systems Insight Manager
Redundant ROM
System Firmware Update
ProLiant RBSU (ROM-Based Setup Utility)
Automatic Server Recovery-2 (ASR-2)
Dynamic Sector Repairing (with Smart Array Controller)
Drive Parameter Tracking (with Smart Array Controller)
Pre-Failure Warranty (covers processors, memory, and SAS hard drives)
Dynamic power capping (with 750W PSU)

HP Insight Online HP Insight Online is a new capability available through the HP Support Center portal for one stop, secure access to product and HP support information specific to your IT environment. Insight Online can automatically display devices remotely monitored by HP Insight Remote Support. With Insight Online's easy navigation you can efficiently track your IT support contracts and device status from anywhere and at anytime.

Security Power-on password 
Setup password 
Serial interface control 
Power switch security
Front bezel/side access panel Lock
Padlock and Kensington lock available
Keyboard/Mouse/USB port lock

Warranty This product is covered by a global limited warranty and supported by HP Services and a worldwide network of HP Authorized Channel Partners resellers. Hardware diagnostic support and repair 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-Year Parts, 1-Year Labor, 1-Year Onsite support with next business day response. Warranty repairs may be accomplished through the use of Customer Self Repair (CSR) parts. These parts fall into two categories: 1) Mandatory CSR parts are designed for easy replacement. A travel and labor charge will result when customers decline to replace a Mandatory CSR part; 2) Optional CSR parts are also designed for easy replacement but may involve added complexity. Customers may choose to have HP replace Optional CSR parts at no charge.