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HPE DL380 Gen10 All NVMe SFF WSSD Premium Solution

Configuration guidelines

  • Use of alternative size Capacity NVMe Drives within this WSSD Solution is permitted.
  • The Capacity must be configured with 4 to 18 NVMe Drives with a size greater than or equal to 400 GB
  • See HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 QuickSpecs for alternative drive options
  • For more information on hardware requirements, please refer to Microsoft's Storage Spaces Direct web doc - hardware requirements
  • Use of alternative boot drives other than what is specified in this configuration is supported. SDDC Premium AQ is not required for boot drives.
  • Update this WSSD Solution drivers and firmware for the smart arrays, network adapters, and storage drives using Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) Version 2018.06.0 or newer.
  • When other then FlexFabric network adapter is used, maximum of 16 NVMe drives can be populated.

Appendix

Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommends cost-efficient HPE OEM Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition licenses for a complete WSSD solution out of one hand. Alternatively, customer supplied Windows Server 2016 Datacenter licenses such as Volume License or Retail can also be used.