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Occasional Advisor

HP Proliant DL380 G7 and G8 memory and ssd upgrade

Hello Everyone


We have Some HP Proliant DL380 G7 and Gen8 Servers that we want to upgrade the memory and CPU also add an SSD disk to each one. here's our configuration


Model         CPU                        Freq        Cores     Memery per Slot  Total Memory
G7               1xE5620              2.4            4                  8,4,4                          ( 16 Go )
G8               1xE5-2609         2.4            4                   8,8                             ( 16 Go )
G8               1xE5-2609         2.4            4                   8,8                             ( 16 Go )
G8               2xE5-2630 V2  2.6             4                   8,8                             ( 16 Go )
G7               2xE55620          2.4             4                   4,4,4                          ( 12 Go )



the question is wich memory type to choose to suit our current config and we want to reach 32 Go or 64 Go on each server . how many Ram per remaining Slot we can add . what do you guys suggest ?

also wich SSD Disk Type Will fit for those servers ,  we want to add 64 Go SSD Disk Drive ,

will this SSD Drive Work Without Adding any Controller To support it ?

also We want to Double The Cpu on the servers that have only One CPU . will we add the same CPU or we can Add another Type ? . 



And thanks for your Help

Valued Contributor

Re: HP Proliant DL380 G7 and G8 memory and ssd upgrade

http://h22195.www2.hp.com/MemoryTool/Home/Legal -> tells you best memory layout configuration for G7/gen8


the quickspecs will list the best SSD which are compatible with your generation of server. G7 use standard carrier, gen8/9 use smart-carrier - they do not interchange!

Occasional Advisor

Re: HP Proliant DL380 G7 and G8 memory and ssd upgrade

thanks for your reply , i suppose this will work for windows installed system what about if Vmware ESXI is installed on the physical server how am i planning to run the hp diagnostics stuff ?



Occasional Advisor

Re: HP Proliant DL380 G7 and G8 memory and ssd upgrade

Hello Everyone


After Some Research i've found the result posted here anyone can confirm that the Parts listed Below are Compatible with our servers before we can buy ? thanks


HP Proliant DL380 G7 : 


Memory to buy :    Qty 8 of HP Option Part # 500662-B21
                                                  HP 8GB 2Rx4 PC3-10600R-9 Kit
                                                  (HP Module Part # 500205-071)

Processor to buy :      HP DL380 G7 INTEL XEON E5620 2.40GHZ CPU KIT 587476-B21   HP - 587476-B21

SSD Disk To buy :     572071-B21 HP 60-GB 2.5 MDL SATA SSD

                                       Option Part# 572071-B21 
                                       Spare Part# 572252-001
                                       Assembly Part# 570774-001

                                       Model# MK0060EAVDR


HP Proliant DL380p Gen8 :


Memory to buy :     Qty 8 of HP Option Part # 731761-B21
                                         HP 8GB 1Rx4 PC3-14900R-13 Kit
                                             (HP Module Part # 731657-081)

Processor to buy :   662226-L21
                                         Intel Xeon E5-2690 FIO Processor Kit


                                       662252-B21 HP Xeon E5-2609 2.4GHz DL380p G8

SSD Disk To buy :  
                                          653078-B21 HP 200GB 6G SAS SLC SFF SC Enterprise Performance Solid State drives



                                             691862-B21 HP G8 G9 100-GB 6G 2.5 SATA SSD

                               Option Part# 691862-B21   




                                  653112-B21 HP G8 G9 100-GB 3G 2.5 SATA MLC SSD


                                      Part Number(s)
                            Option Part# 653112-B21
                            Spare Part# 653965-001
                            Assembly Part# 636458-001
                            Assembly Part# 636619-002
                            Model# MO0100EBTJT
                            Model# MZ5EA1000/0H3

                            Model# MZ5EA100HMDR-000H3


thanks for your help



Respected Contributor

Re: HP Proliant DL380 G7 and G8 memory and ssd upgrade

I don't know about everything else, but I wanted to say that when you're upgrading a system to add a 2nd CPU, HP strongly recommends that you have CPU's with the same stepping.  The BIOS on the system provides certain CPU microcode updates, and if your CPU's have different steppings it can cause some weird problems.


If you have systems you purchased at the same time, they might have the same stepping on the CPU's so you might combine those CPU's onto one system, and install 2 new ones on the other.  That's worked for me in the past.


Otherwise you could use this as an opportunity to get 2 faster CPU's (or with more cores), to ensure they have the same stepping.


As for the drives and memory, just use the part #'s and recommendations from the quickspecs pages for each server and you should be fine.  For memory, pay attention to how many ranks you have in each channel (on the G7 servers). For example, if you use quad-rank DIMMs you can only install 2 per channel.  2 dimms-per-channel works better for performance anyway so I'd recommend that.  Going to 3 DPC means you're throttling memory to 800 MHz.


Re: HP Proliant DL380 G7 and G8 memory and ssd upgrade

Hello @coolirc


For the HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 series the HP 8GB (1x8GB) Single Rank x4 PC3-14900R (DDR3-1866) (731761-B21), the Intel Xeon E5-2609 (662252-B21), and the HP 100-GB 6G 2.5 SATA SSD (691862-B21) are all compatible with the HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 and are available for purchase directly through the HP Small and Medium Business web site.


The HP 8GB (1x8GB) Dual Rank x4 PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333) Registered CAS-9 Memory Kit is compatible HP ProLiant DL380 Gen7 server and is available directly through HP.  The HP DL380 G7 INTEL XEON E5620 2.40GHZ CPU KIT (587476-B21) is compatible with the HP ProLiant Gen7 server but is not available directly through HP but should be available through local or online vendors. 


According to page 25 and 26 of the HP ProLiant DL380 Gen7 QucikSpecs the part number for the SSD you provided are not compatible, however there are several part numbers on page 25 and 26 that are compatible, unfortunately, none of them are available directly through HP.


I hope this information is helpful to you, please let me know if there is anything else I may be able to help you with.

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