HP DL360 Gen10 vs DL380 Gen10

Introduction

HP’s Gen10 ProLiant RackMount servers offer a variety of Intel Xeon 3100-7100 family processors – with clock speeds ranging from 1.8-3.6 GHZ and up to 28 cores per processor. With 24 DIMM slots (12 DIMM slots per processor), these servers have immense memory capabilities that can be configured up to 3 TB per server. These servers also share the same management software have some overlap with their supported operating systems. While the HP ProLiant DL360 Gen10 and DL380 Gen10 share many of the same specifications, there are some major differences between the two. Use the table below to find out which server is the right fit for your business.

ServerDL360 G10DL380 G10
Product Image
Form Factor1U Rack2U Rack
ProcessorsUp to 2 Intel® Xeon® 3100, 4100, 5100, 6100, & 7100 family processors. Up to 28 cores per processor. 1.8 - 3.6GHz Up to 2 Intel® Xeon® 3100, 4100, 4200, 5100, 5200, 6100, 6200, and 8100 family processors. Up to 28 cores per processor. 1.7 - 3.0 GHz
Memory24 DIMM slots (12 per processor) DDR4 starting at 2133 MT/s up to 2933 MT/s.

Up to 768GB/1.5 TB RAM per processor.
24 DIMM slots (12 per processor) DDR4 starting at 2133 MT/s up to 2933 MT/s.

768GB - 4.5TB RAM per processor.
ChipsetIntel C621 ChipsetIntel C621 Chipset
Drive Bays/StorageHot Plug SFF SAS - 8+2+1 x 2.4 TB (with optional UMB + rear drive option) - 22 TB
Hot Plug SFF SATA HDD - 8+2+1 x 2.0 TB (with optional UMB + rear drive option) - 22 TB
Hot Plug SSF SATA SSD - 8+2+1 x 15.3 TB (with optional UMB + rear drive option) - 42.24 TB
Hot plug SFF NVMe PCIe SSD - 10 x 2 TB NVMe + 1 SFF x 3.84 TB (with rear drive option) - 23.84 TB
Hot plug LFF SAS - 4 x 10 TB - 40 TB
Hot plug LFF SATA - 4 x 10 TB - 40 TB
Hot Plug LFF SATA SSD - 4 x 1.6 TB - 6.4 TB
SFF SAS HDD - 24+6 x 2.4 TB* - 72.0 TB
SFF SATA HDD - 24+6 x 2 TB - 60.0 TB
LFF SAS HDD - 12+4+3 x 14 TB + 2 x 3.84 TB - 273.68 TB
LFF SATA HDD - 12+4+3 x 14 TB + 2 x 3.84 TB - 273.68 TB
SFF SAS SSD - 24+6 x 15.3 TB - 459 TB
SFF SATA SSD - 24+6 x 3.84 TB - 115.2 TB
LFF SATA SSD - 12+4+3 x 3.84 TB + 2 x 3.84 TB -80.64 TB
LFF SAS SSD - 12+4+3 x 1.92 TB + 2 x 3.84 TB - 44.16 TB
SFF NVMe PCIe SSD - 20 x 7.68 TB NVMe - 153.6 TB
Optical DriveDVD-ROM
DVD-RW
DVD-ROM
DVD-RW
PCIe 3.0 Slots3 PCIe slots3 PCIe 3.0 slots ship standard. Additional 3 slots can be added with a PCIe riser.
Storage ControllersSoftware RAID
HPE Smart Array S100i SR Gen10 SW RAID

Essential RAID Controllers
HPE Smart Array E208i-a SR Gen10 Controller
HPE Smart Array E208i-a SR G10 LH Controller
HPE Smart Array E208i-p SR Gen10 Controller
HPE Smart Array E208e-p SR Gen10 Controller

Performance RAID Controllers
HPE Smart Array P408i-a SR Gen10 Controller
HPE Smart Array P408i-a SR G10 LH Controller
HPE Smart Array P408i-p SR Gen10 Controller
HPE Smart Array P408e-p SR Gen10 Controller
HPE Smart Array P816i-a SR Gen10 Controller
HPE Smart Array P816i-a SR G10 LH Controller
Software RAID
HPE Smart Array S100i SR Gen10 SW RAID

Essential RAID Controllers
HPE Smart Array E208i-a SR Gen10 Controller
HPE Smart Array E208i-p SR Gen10 Controller
HPE Smart Array E208e-p SR Gen10 Controller

Performance RAID Controllers
HPE Smart Array P408i-a SR Gen10 Controller
HPE Smart Array P408i-p SR Gen10 Controller
HPE Smart Array P408e-p SR Gen10 Controller
HPE Smart Array P816i-a SR Gen10 Controller
Systems ManagementHPE iLO AdvancedHPE iLO Advanced
I/O SlotsSerial - 1 port (optional)
Video - 1 front, 1 rear (on 8 SFF and 4 LFF only)
Network ports - 4x 1GbE embedded NIC, 1 FlexibleLOM slot available on all chassis types
iLO Remote Management Port - 1 GB dedicated
MicroSD Slot - 1
USB 3.0 Slots - Up to 5 total: 1 front, 2 rear, 2 internal (standard on all chassis types)
+1 optional USB 2.0 front (on 8 SFF and 4 LFF only)

Serial - 1 Port (optional, rear)
Display Port - 1 Front
FlexibleLOM Network Ports - 4x 1GbE embedded NIC, 1 FlexibleLOM slot
iLO Remote Management Port - 1 Gb dedicated
Front iLO Service Port - 1 standard
MicroSD Slot - 1 micro SD slot
USB 3.0 - Up to 5 total: 1 Front, 2 rear, 2 internal +2 optional USB 2.0 (on 8 SFF and 4LFF only)
Systems Insight Display - Optional for all chassis types
Power SupplyHPE 500W Flex Slot Platinum Power Supply
HPE 800W Flex Slot Platinum Power Supply
HPE 1600W Flex Slot Platinum Power Supply
HPE 500W Platinum Low Halogen Power Supply Kit
HPE 800W Platinum Low Halogen Power Supply Kit
HPE 1600W Platinum Low Halogen Power Supply Kit
Operating Systems and Virtualization Software Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2016
VMware ESXi 6.0 U3
VMware ESXi 6.5 and U1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 and 7.3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11SP4 and 12 SP2
ClearOS
CentOS
2nd Generation Intel Xeon Processor Families
Windows Server 2019: Essentials, Standard, Datacenter
Windows Server 2016: Essentials, Standard, Datacenter
Windows Server 2012 R2: Essentials, Standard, Datacenter
Microsoft Hyper-V Server: 2012 R2, 2016 & 2019
VMware vSphere 6.0 U3, 6.5 U2 & 6.7 U1
ClearVM: 7.6 & 8.0
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.6
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 SP4 and 15 SP1

1st generation of Intel Xeon Processor Families
Windows Server 2019: Essentials, Standard & Datacenter
Windows Server 2016 : Essentials, Standard & Datacenter
Windows Server 2012 R2: Essentials, Standard & Datacenter
Micrsoft Hyper-V Server: 2012 R2, 2016 & 2019
VMware vSphere 6.0 U3, 6.5 & 6.7
ClearVM: 2.0
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.9 & 7.3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 SP4, 12 SP2 & 15

1U vs 2U Rack Space

One of the main critical differences between the two servers is that the DL360 is a 1U rack while the DL380 is a 2U rack. A 1u rack is better suited for businesses with limited rack space, as you would be able to fit more processors in a cabinet using 1U racks over 2U racks. 1U racks are better suited for high performance computing environments that require high-density computing. A 2U rack, on the other hand, is a great option for those who have large amounts of available rack space to use. 2U racks allow for increased storage capacity and have more disk drive slots and PCIe 3.0 slots than 1U racks. If noise is a factor, a 2U rack will be quieter than a 1U, as the fans in a 1U rack will have to spin faster in order to cool itself down which, in turn, causes the 1U racks to operate at a higher power consumption per rack. A 2U rack has more physical space, so the fans can spin at a lower speed in order to dissipate heat more efficiently.

Storage & PCIe 3.0 Slots

The 1u rack DL360 Gen10 can be configured up to 40TB of storage. On the other hand, the 2u rack DL380 Gen10 boasts a max storage of 459TB. This is the biggest difference between these two models. Although the DL380 G10 takes up twice the amount of rack space, it offers 10x the amount of storage compared to the DL360 G10, offering 5x the amount of storage per rack.

Although both models ship standard with 3 PCIe 3.0 slots, the DL380 G10 can be upgraded to include 3 more slots with an additional PCIe riser. Customize your server with additional GPUs, RAID cards, Wi-Fi cards, or SSDs.

Conclusion

Combining power & speed, both of these servers excel at performing mission critical applications and both can be used for high-performance computing and virtualization. At the end of the day, choosing between the DL360 and DL380 G10 servers boils down to storage, PCIe 3.0 slots, and whether you want a 1U or a 2U rackmount server. The server experts at SourceTech can help identify which server best fits your needs. Call or chat with us and get a custom configured server today.