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Proliant DL380 G3 PCI-E support

Jon Hutcheon
Occasional Visitor

Proliant DL380 G3 PCI-E support

Hi there,

I'm wondering if the above server will support PCI express. We're looking for a new sever that will support a PCI-E video card.

If there is another server model in the Proliant product family that will support PCI-E, it would be much appreciated if you could list them.

Thanks,

Jonathan Hutcheon :)
6 REPLIES
James ~ Happy Dude
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliant DL380 G3 PCI-E support

Mi6t0
Trusted Contributor

Re: Proliant DL380 G3 PCI-E support

Well, a lot of servers support PCI-E, but the bad news is that Proliants officially don't support PCI-based Videoadapters... You can check such information in the quickspecs.

You can read more here:
http://h18002.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11473_div/11473_div.HTML

This server supports PCI-X cards

For example PCI-E are supported by DL 380 G5
check here:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12477_na/12477_na.html
Jon Hutcheon
Occasional Visitor

Re: Proliant DL380 G3 PCI-E support

Would the quick specs state explicitly that there is no support for PCI-E graphics cards or is there a little bit of guesswork?

Thanks for the quick replies everyone!

Jonathan Hutcheon :)
James ~ Happy Dude
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliant DL380 G3 PCI-E support

A workaround is available for everything under the sky Jon; Its a matter of who has tried it,& who has not ! ;)

Anything other that that mentioned in the quickspecs means its not HP tested (Explicitly..? ..ya) !!

Regards.
Mi6t0
Trusted Contributor

Re: Proliant DL380 G3 PCI-E support

Well, if you ask HP - they will tell no. But I think you can try :) And you can post the results in the forum :)
rick jones
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliant DL380 G3 PCI-E support

WRT "works" vs "supported"


Supported, known to work -> warm fuzzies all around
Supported, not known to not work -> an HPite may be in trouble
Supported, known to not work -> an HPite is in trouble
Unsupported, known to work -> lucky today, unlucky tomorrow?
Unsupported, not known to not work -> there but for the grace of Turing
Unsupported, known to not work -> no, it was not deliberate ;-)
there is no rest for the wicked yet the virtuous have no pillows