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Learn All About the ML310e Gen8 V2!

Xani on ‎08-15-2013 08:58 AM 2 weeks ago Willa

The HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 v2 Server is the newest addition to the HP ProLiant Gen8 portfolio of single socket servers. The latest Intel Xeon processors power this server, giving customers great compute power in a 1P tower model. These innovative machines also include a wide range of the embedded automation and intelligent management features that make ProLiant Gen8 models the world’s most self-sufficient servers.


The HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 v2 server is ideal for small-to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that have limited or no in-house IT resources and is looking for robust, cost-effective servers. This server gives customers stress free management thanks to the user-inspired features that simplify management and allow customers to focus on business issues instead of IT. Customers also get uncompromising uptime with the ML310e Gen8 v2. For less downtime and easier maintenance, this server include innovations such as automatic and proactive repair that jump-start business productivity and speed problem resolution through features such as tool-free access, HP Active Health System, HP SmartDrive, HP Smart Update Manager, and HP Insight Remote Support.


ML310e V2 Gen8


What’s new

-          Latest Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3 Series processors

-          Dedicated iLO4 connection for faster and more secured data transmission

-          Windows Server 2012 compatibility

-          Energy efficient Ethernet network adapter

-          Seamless network connectivity that extends the benefits of Converged Infrastructure


Gen to Gen Comparison

The HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 v2 offers many new and improved features over previous generation products including HP iLO Management Engine (iLO4) and HP Insight Management 7. For a full list of new features, see the chart below:


HP ProLiant Gen to Gen comparison




Ideal Pairing

With so many great HP servers and many different versions of Windows Server 2012 it can be challenging to figure out which server pairs best with which version of WS2012. We feel the HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 v2 pairs best with Windows Server 2012 Essentials, an ideal server for small and medium businesses. Providing a powerful, flexible, solution that helps protect business data, while allowing customers to access the information they need from virtually anywhere, WS2012 Essentials uses a per server license, with up to a max of 2 processors and 25 users. You can learn more about Windows Server 2012 Essentials, and why we think it is an ideal match for the HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 server, from this Coffee Coaching session by Lucy Ellis.


We hope this has helped you learn a bit more about the HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 v2. For more information on this server and other ProLiant, servers be sure to join the Coffee Coaching community by following us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn




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on ‎03-23-2014 03:20 PM

WE purchased a 310e Gen8 server summer 2013. I guess its not a v2 server? We has setup this server with w2012 Essential and are experiencing very heavy disk activity. Disk queu is arround 2 for average and disk write time is often messaured to 100%. There are only 10 users with light file/print activity. The server is also running TrendMicro WFB Server 8, Microsofts "build in" VPN and the latest CIM agents for this modell. It has 2x500GB sata disks in hw mirror.


Any good sugestions about tuning and/or troubleshooting this would be most appriciated.

on ‎04-07-2014 02:22 PM

Hello, Jan. Thanks for contacting us.


Our first recommendation would be to look at the task manager: what is the processor and memory utilization?  Typically, a server will rely heavily on the drive (page file) when the system is out of memory.  Are there any processes that are consuming more memory than they should?  Do they see a program or process with a memory leak (memory utilization continues to increase)?


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