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
Entry Processors
Intel® Pentium® G630 (2.7GHz/2-core/3MB/65W) Processor
NOTE: Intel ®Pentium® G630 processor, performance for 1600MHz memory is clocked down to 1066MHz.
Intel® Pentium® G2120 (3.1GHz/2-core/3MB/55W) Processor
NOTE: Intel® Pentium® G2120 Processor supports up to 1600MHz DDR3 memory speeds.
Intel® Pentium® G2100T (2.6GHz/2-core/3MB/35W) Processor
NOTE: Intel® Pentium® G2100T Processor supports up to 1600MHz DDR3 memory speeds.
Base Processors
NOTE: All support up to1600MHz DDR3 memory speeds.
Intel® Core™ i3-3220T (2.8GHz/2-core/3MB/35W, HT) Processor
Intel® Core™ i3-3240 (3.4GHz/2-core/3MB/55W, HT) Processor
Performance Processors
NOTE: All support up to 1600MHz DDR3 memory speeds.
Intel® Xeon® E3-1220Lv2 (2.3GHz/2-core/3MB/17W, HT)
Intel® Xeon® E3-1220v2 (3.1GHz/4-core/8MB/69W)
Intel® Xeon® E3-1230v2 (3.3GHz/4-core/8MB/69W, HT)
Intel® Xeon® E3-1240v2 (3.4GHz/4-core/8MB/69W, HT)
Intel® Xeon® E3-1270v2 (3.5GHz/4-core/8MB/69W, HT)
Intel® Xeon® E3-1290v2 (3.7GHz/4-core/8MB/87W, HT)
NOTE: HT indicates that the processor model supports Intel® /Hyper-Threading Technology (Depends on the processor).
NOTE: DDR3 speed is the maximum memory speed of the processor. Actual memory speed may depend on the quantity and type of DIMMs and CPU installed (options for 1600, 1333, 1066MHz).

Cache Memory
One of the following depending on Model
8MB (1x8MB) Level 3
NOTE: For Quad-core processors.
3MB (1x3MB) Level 3
NOTE: For Dual-core processors.

Chipset Intel® C204 Series Chipset
NOTE: For more information regarding Intel® chipsets, please see the following URL:

Upgradeability Up to 4 DIMM slots available for higher Memory capacity
Up to 8 bay SFF Hot plug Drive Cage; Or 4 bay LFF Hot plug or Non hot plug Drive Cages
1 PCIe 2.0 expansion slot
1 PCIe 3.0 I/O slot for additional communications and storage expansion (depends on processor)
Redundant Power Supply
Optical Drive Bay

On System Management Processor HP iLO (Firmware: HP iLO 4)
NOTE: For more information, visit:

Memory Protection ECC

One of the following depending on Model

HP SmartMemory

Unbuffered (UDIMM)
DIMM Slots Available

4 DIMMs (2 Channels/ 2 DIMMs per channel)

Standard (Entry Model) 2GB (1 x 2GB) UDIMM PC3-12800E (1600MHz)
Standard (Base Models) 4GB (1 x 4GB) UDIMM PC3-12800E (1600MHz)
Standard ( Performance Models) 8GB (2 x 4GB) UDIMM PC3-12800E (1600MHz)
Maximum Capacity (UDIMM) 32GB (4 x 8GB@1600MHz)
NOTE: HP memory from previous generation servers are not fully compatible with the HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 Server.
NOTE: To realize the performance memory capabilities listed in this document, HP SmartMemory is required. For additional information, please see the HP SmartMemory QuickSpecs at:
NOTE: Depending on the memory configuration and processor model, the memory speed may run at 1600MHz, 1333MHz, or 1066MHz. Please see Memory Population Table or the Online Memory Configuration Tool at:

Network Controller HP Ethernet 1Gb 2-port 330i Adapter
NOTE: The HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 server has an embedded dual-port network adapter . The server can be further upgraded with various networking products

Expansion Slots Expansion
Slots #
Technology Bus
Connector Width Form Factor Notes
1 PCIe 2.0 x4 x8 Low profile slot  
2 PCIe 3.0 x16 x16 Half-length, full-height slot  
*Indicates the number of physical electrical lanes running to the connector.
NOTE: PCIe 3.0 support with Intel Xeon E3-1200v2 family only.

HP Server ROM HP ROM (Read Only Memory) is now digitally signed using HP\\\'s Corporate Signing Service. This signature is verified before the flash process starts, reducing accidental programming and preventing malicious efforts to corrupt system ROM.

HP ROM provides for essential initialization and validation of hardware components before control is passed to the customer-installed operating system. The ROM also provides the capability of booting from various fixed media (HDD, CD-ROM) and removable media (USB), to continue operation to the operating system.

HP ROM performs very early configuration of the video controller, to allow monitoring of initialization progress via an attached monitor. If configuration or hardware errors are discovered during this early phase of hardware initialization, suitable messages are now displayed on the connected monitor. Additionally, these configuration or hardware errors are logged to the Integrated Management Log (IML) to assist in diagnosis.

HP\\\'s ProLiant ROM is used to configure the following:
  • Processor and chipset status registers
  • System memory, memory map, and memory initialization
  • System hardware configuration (Integrated PCI devices and optional PCIe cards).
  • Customer-specific BIOS configuration (using the HP ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU).

NOTE: For further information, please refer to HP\\\'s RBSU (ROM based setup utility) user guide:

Storage Controller
One of the following depending on Model

Entry Models
(Non hot plug)
HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i Controller
NOTE: Supports 3.0Gb/s SATA.
NOTE: Supports RAID 0/1/10 only. It does not have FBWC support so cannot support advanced RAID (5 onwards). For FBWC, a standup Smart Array Controller card must be configured.
Base Models
(Hot plug)
HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i Controller
NOTE: Supports 3.0Gb/s SATA.
NOTE: Supports RAID 0/1/10 only. It does not have FBWC support so cannot support advanced RAID (5 onwards). For FBWC, a standup Smart Array Controller card must be configured.
Performance Models
(Hot plug)
HP Smart Array P222/512MB FBWC controller
NOTE: P222 can support RAID 0/1/10/5/50. More advanced options available with Smart Array Advanced Pack 2.0.
NOTE: The DL320e Gen8 can support other advanced controllers as well, depending on model and configuration
NOTE: For set up instructions for HP Smart Array B120i SATA Controller please refer to the HP ProLiant DL300 series server user guide.
NOTE: For general information about HP Smart Array B120i SATA RAID Controller, please visit:

Internal Storage Devices Diskette Drive None
Optical Drive Optional
Hard Drives
One of the following depending on Model
None ship standard (Base Models and Performance Models)
1x NHP 500GB SATA 3.5" drive (Entry Models)
Hard Drive Bays

8 SFF drive bays or 4 LFF Non hot plug/Hot plug

NOTE: HP ProLiant DL320e Series servers offer both SFF, and LFF versions in CTO. The Optical Drive bay is available with both models.
NOTE: LFF versions are not an upgradeable option from SFF models, or vice versa, also between Non Hot Plug LFF and Hot Plug LFF.
NOTE: All Pre-configured Models come populated with some hard drive blanks installed. Should the customer need additional hard drive blanks, they can order more using either P/N 666987-B21: HP SFF Gen8 Hard Drive Blank Kit or P/N 666986-B21: HP LFF Gen8 Hard Drive Blank Kit. These part numbers for single HDD blanks below are also provided should the customer require replacement HDD blanks for their server.

Maximum Internal Storage Hot Plug SFF SAS 8.0TB 8 x 1TB
Hot Plug SFF SATA 8.0TB 8 x 1TB
Hot Plug LFF SAS 12.0TB 4 x 3TB
Hot Plug LFF SATA 12.0TB 4 x 3TB
Hot Plug SFF SAS SSD 6.4TB 8 x 800GB
Hot Plug SFF SATA SSD 3.2TB 8 x 400GB
Hot Plug LFF SATA SSD 1.6 TB 4 x 400GB
Non-Hot Plug LFF SATA 12 TB 4 x 3TB
Non-Hot Plug LFF SAS 2.4TB 4 x 600GB

Interfaces Serial 1
Video 1 Rear standard video
HP iLO Remote Management Network Port 1Gb Dedicated
SD slot 1 Internal
NOTE: The SD slot is not a hot-pluggable device. Customers should not attempt to plug an SD card into the SD slot while the server is powered.
USB 2.0 Ports 7 total: 4 rear, 2 front, 1 internal (Optional)

Industry Standard Compliance ACPI 2.0b Compliant
PCIe 3.0
PXE Support
WOL Support
USB 2.0 Compliant

Server Power Cords All Pre-configured Models servers ship with a high voltage server to PDU power cord.
NOTE: HP ProLiant DL servers no longer ship standard with a 12-foot NEMA 5-15P to C13 power cords (227099-001) 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 only a PDU 6-foot C-14 to C13 power cord (142258-001). If a user wishes to power a ProLiant DL server using a110V receptacle (NEMA-15), the 12-foot NEMA 5-15 to C13 power cord must be ordered separately. See Power Cords section for Worldwide Power Cord options.

Power Specifications To review typical system power ratings use the HP Power Advisor which is available via the online tool located at URL: or

NOTE: Power Specification and Technical Content for supported power supplies can be found at:

Common Slot Power Supply

NOTE: The default power supply for DL320e Gen8 server is a 350W Non Hot Plug, Non Redundant (ATX) power supply with 85% efficiency.
NOTE: To choose a Redundant Common Slot Power Supply option for the DL320e Gen8 server, a Factory Integrated Model must be chosen, beginning with a CTO server. Also, an HP DL320e Gen8 RPS Enablement FIO Kit (675451-B21) is required.

HP\\\'s Common Slot (CS) power supplies allow for commonality of power supplies across a wide range of ProLiant and Integrity servers, as well as HP Storage solutions, and are designed to provide the highest power supply efficiency without degrading system performance. HP CS power supplies are tested by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and certified through the ECOS 80 Plus power supply program. The 460W HP CS power supply option provides an efficiency rating of up to 94%. All HP Common Slot power sources are UL, CE Mark Compliant, hot-plug and support redundant configurations.

NOTE: Mixing of power supplies (for instance Common Slot Platinum Plus power supplies and Common Slot Gold power supplies) in the same server is not supported. All power supplies must be of the same output and efficiency rating. If non-matched power supplies are inserted you will get errors and operation will fail.

HP CS Platinum Plus power supplies are required when enabling HP\\\'s Intelligent Power Discovery (IPD) solution. IPD is the first technology to create an automated, energy-aware network between IT systems and facilities. This allows your company to reclaim millions of dollars in wasted power capacity and downtime costs across data centers. For more information on HP\\\'s IPD solution, go to

It is highly recommended that you use the HP Power Advisor in defining the "Right-Size" power supply for your needs. HP Power Advisor can be accessed at:

NOTE: The 80 PLUS program is a unique forum that unites electric utilities, the computer industry, and consumers in an effort to bring energy efficient technology solutions to the marketplace. 80 Plus independently tests power supply efficiency and publicly posts the results on

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

NOTE: Power Specification and Technical Content for supported power supplies can be found at:

System Fans 4 fan modules ship standard, non-redundant

Operating Systems and Virtualization Software Support for ProLiant Servers

Microsoft Windows Server
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)

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: and our driver download page:

Graphics Integrated Matrox G200 video standard
  • 1280 x 1024 (32 bpp)
  • 1920 x 1200 (16 bpp)

HP iLO 4 On System Management Memory

  • 16 MB Flash
  • 256 MB DDR 3 with ECC (112 MB after ECC and video)

Form Factor
One of the following depending on Model
1U Rack form factor
8 SFF Drive Bay Version:
1.7" (4.32cm) Height x 17.11" (43.46cm) Width x 27.5" (69.90cm) Length
4 LFF Drive Bay Version:
1.7" (4.32cm) Height x 17.11" (43.46cm) Width x 29.5" (75.00cm) Length