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HPE DL380 Gen10 All SSD SFF WSSD Premium Solution

Configuration guidelines

  • Use of alternative size capacity SAS SSD drives within this WSSD solution is permitted.
  • The capacity must be configured with 4 to 24 SAS SSD drives with a size greater than or equal to 800 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 2018.03.0 or newer.

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.
The HPE OEM Windows Server 2016 Core Licensing Calculator tool can assist you in calculating the number of required licenses: hpe.com/servers/windows-license-calculator.

HPE offers OEM Windows Server licenses in two distinct options and a wide range of languages:

  • Reseller Option Kit (ROK) - Available through authorized HPE resellers at the time of purchase of an HPE server system.
  • Direct from HPE factory - Available for sale along with the purchase of your HPE server from the factory, you can select OEM Windows Server 2016 Datacenter as a not preinstalled (Npi) option (also referred to as drop in the box license).
In both the options, the OS media is included with the server.