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HP ProLiant ML370 G4 Storage Server - Overview

Product description

Tower form factor Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution for small to medium businesses.


Product features

Intel Xeon Processor 3.4 GHz/800 MHz – 1MB L2 (Base model has 1 processor while the High Performance model ships with 2 processors.)
Form Factor
Tower (5U) Optional rack converson kit available
Standard Memory
1GB standard (Base Model) or 2GB standard (High Performance Model)
Storage Controller
HP Smart Array 6402/128 - storage controller - Ultra320 SCSI - PCI-X. Only the High Performance array models include the 128MB BBWC. Upgrade option on all other models.
Stardard Internal Storage
(2) 36.4GB Ultra320 drives (for O/S internal to server)
(4) 300GB Ultra320 drives (Internal SCSI Storage Model only)
Maximum Internal Storage
Up to 1.8TB utilizing 6 X 300GB with the optional 2-bay hot plug SCSI drive cage. Note that 2 drive slots are utilized for the OS image
Optional 2-bay hot plus SCSI cage increases internal storage capacity
Smart Array 6402 Controller with 128MB BBWC provides 2 SCSI channels
Network Connections
Integrated NC7781 PCI-X Gigabit NIC (single port)
Remote Management
Integrated Light-Out (iLO) Standard Management standard on both models.
  • Virtual Text Remote Console
  • Virtual Power Button Control
  • Virtual Unit Identification Light Control
  • Virtual Serial Port Redirection
  • Dedicated LAN Connectivity
  • Automatic IP Configuration via DHCP/DNS/WINS
  • Industry Standard 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Security
  • IML and iLO Event Logging
  • Support for 12 user accounts with customizable access privilege
Fans and Power Supplies
1 fan standard (Base Model), 2 fans standard (High Performance model); Additional fans for Base Model can be ordered as option
1 hot plug 775-W Power Supply (Base Model); 2 hot plug 775-W Power Supply (High Performance Model); Additional power supply for Base Model can be ordered as an option


Software overview

Bundled Software
  • Windows Storage Server 2003 OS – latest file serving OS from Microsoft® providing advanced file services in a familiar easy to manage package. Windows storage server provides customers better storage management via Storage Manager 2.0 (quotas), enhanced data protection, snapshots via Shadow Copy, client side snapshot management, DFS (Distributed Files System Support), and faster performance (both CIFS and NFS). Management options include GUI, Integrated Lights Out functionality, Terminal Services, and Command Line interface.
  • Web based management GUI for remote management and configuration of advanced file services • SNMP management support
  • NIC Teaming software
  • Quick Restore DVD for restoration of Storage Server OS image
  • Trial copy of OpenView Storage Mirroring (See optional Software from HP for Storage Server for further details
Optional Software from HP for Storage Server1
HP OpenView Storage Mirroring
HP OpenView Storage Mirroring (SM) is an ideal entry host-based software product for IP networks. SM does not require high bandwidth Fibre Channel networks, high capacity replication and zero down time service levels. Storage Mirroring provides near real-time full application or file recovery up to the last byte replication. SM is an excellent choice for low bandwidth; low storage volume changes and meets business recovery goals within tens of minutes or hours. The immediate return on investment is realized in the reduced management cost associated with branch or small offices networks.
HP OpenView Storage Data Protector
The HP OpenView Storage Data Protector software is enterprise data protection and disaster recovery, ensuring recovery from any disruption. Data Protector integrates a variety of techniques to eliminate backup and recovery windows. The capabilities to eliminate planned downtime range from online backup and backup of open files to zero-downtime, zero-impact backup. The software provides industry-leading instant recovery as well as several disaster recovery alternatives to eliminate unplanned downtime, allowing recovery of entire data centers in minutes. Data Protector is enabling organizations to reduce costs by automating routine tasks to maximize the effectiveness of the data protection staff. For the price of an entry-level product, it provides the enterprise functionality customers need. Data Protector scales from single server to distributed enterprise, covering an extensive range of heterogeneous applications, operating environments and storage configurations with a single solution.
Non-HP Software for Exchange Backup and Archive
CommVault's QiNetix software suite
HP has qualified CommVault Systems to provide simplified and cost-effective Exchange data management and protection solutions for HP ProLiant Storage Server customers. The solution helps SMB customers address the issues of growing business and regulatory compliance requirements for data retention, reduced data backup windows and increasing storage management administration cost and complexity. CommVault's QiNetix software suite running on an HP ProLiant Storage Server device includes the following key features:
  • Complete protection and management of Microsoft Exchange and Storage Server data, including backup, restore, archiving and data migration to secondary storage devices.
  • Use of HP ProLiant Storage Server devices as backup and archive targets to stage Microsoft Exchange and other data.
  • Content-based indexing of Exchange data to assist in compliance and specific searching of Exchange e-mail text, e-mail attachments and Windows files.
NOTE: Support for this software is provided by CommVault.

Click here for more information on CommVault QiNetix software for HP StorageWorks NAS Non-HP site .

Note 1: A trial CD is included


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