Technical white paper

Deploying HPE Persistent Memory on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, Server 2016, and Server 2019

1. Introduction

This white paper presents HPE Persistent Memory, nonvolatile memory (NVM) devices supported on HPE Gen10 servers running Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, 2016, and 2019 and provide guidance on how to configure and use them.

1.1. Keywords

Throughout the document, we use the following keywords:

1.2. HPE Persistent Memory technology

In 2015, Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduced HPE Persistent Memory on ProLiant Gen9 servers, based on NVDIMM-N technology, to provide the performance of DRAM components and the persistency of NAND flash-based components for emergency storage. Close (memory bus) association with the system's processor allows HPE Persistent Memory NVDIMM-Ns to be used as extreme performance workload accelerators in the top tier of a storage hierarchy. The Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC) defines these NVDIMM devices as NVDIMM-N energy-backed devices.