by Lyle Smith

HPE has announced the ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus, a powerful entry-level server in an ultra micro tower form factor. Organizations can customize the Gen10 Plus for on-premises, hybrid cloud or workloads that need datacenter performance. The server also features the latest Intel Xeon E and Pentium processors with 4x 1GbE onboard NICs and USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A connectivity. Measuring at only 4.6 in (11.7 cm) for height, the Gen10 Plus product is half that of the previous generation (MicroServer Gen10) and can be placed either horizontally or vertically to fit a range of different use cases.

The new Gen10 Plus server is powered by (up to) four cores from Intel Xeon E Processor line and up to 32 GB of 2666 MT/s DDR4 ECC UDIMM, allowing it deliver ideal performance for small business applications with a nice combination of performance, built-in capabilities, and cost-effectiveness. The Gen10 Plus also supports Intel Pentium processors.

HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus rear

The HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus server offers a 4-port NIC standard with the option to upgrade with a variety of networking options for a bit more power, including 1GbE, 10GbE BASE-T and SFP+ edge cards. It also features a VGA port and a DisplayPort 1.0, as well as six USB 3.0 ports and one internal USB 2.0 port.

Looking at storage, the Gen10 Plus offers four internal bays that are 3.5″ LFF, with SATA connectivity. The system requires a little work to get to the drives and they are not hot swapable.

The ProLiant Gen10 Plus also comes with a range of server utilities, including:

  • Active Health System, which provides continuous, proactive health monitoring of HPE servers. Learn
  • Active Health System Viewer, a web-based portal that easily read AHS logs and speed problem resolution with HPE self-repair recommendations.
  • Smart Update Manager, which keeps your servers up to date to optimize the firmware and driver updates of the Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP).
  • iLO Amplifier Pack, a free, downloadable open virtual application (OVA) that delivers the power to discover, inventory and update Gen8, Gen9 and Gen10 HPE servers.
  • HPE iLO Mobile Application, which allows you to access, deploy, and manage your server anytime from anywhere from select smartphones and mobile devices.
  • RESTful Interface Tool, which is a scripting tool to provision using RESTful API for iLO 4 to discover and deploy servers at scale.
  • Scripting Tools, which allows you to provision one to many servers using your own scripts to discover and deploy with Scripting Tool (STK) for Windows and Linux or Scripting Tools for Windows PowerShell.
  • HPE Systems Insight Manager (HPE SIM, which allows you to monitor the health of your HPE ProLiant Servers and HPE Integrity Servers and provides you with basic support for non-HPE servers. HPE SIM also integrates with Smart Update Manager to provide quick and seamless firmware updates.

HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus Specifications


Intel Xeon E-2200 Series / 9th Gen Pentium G


CPU Frequency


L3 Cache




Xeon E-2224

3.4 GHz


8 MB


2666 MT/s


Pentium G5420

3.8 GHz


4 MB


2400 MT/s





HPE Standard Memory

DDR4 Unbuffered (UDIMM)

DIMM Slots Available


Maximum Capacity

32GB (2 x 16GB UDIMM @2666 MT/s)

NOTE: The maximum memory speed depends on processor model.

Memory Protection




1 Rear VGA port

1 Rear DisplayPort 1.0

USB 2.0 Type-A Ports

1 total (1 internal)

USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A Ports

4 total (4 rear)

USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A Ports

2 total (2 front)

Network RJ-45 (Ethernet)


 Industry Standard Compliance 
  • ACPI V6.1 Compliant
  •  PCIe 3.0 Compliant
  •  PXE Support
  •  WOL Support
  •  EMC Class B
  •  Microsoft® Logo certifications
  •  VGA Port
  •  DP Port
  •  SMBIOS 3.1
  •  UEFI 2.6
  •  Redfish API
  •  IPMI 2.0
  •  Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
  •  Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES)
  •  SNMP v3
  •  TLS 1.2
  •  DMTF Systems Management Architecture for Server Hardware Command Line Protocol (SMASH CLP)
  •  Active Directory v1.0
  •  ASHRAE A2
  •  UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface Forum)
  •  USB 2.0 Compliant
  •  USB 3.2 Compliant
  •  SATA 6Gb/s
  • UEFI Secure Boot and Secure Start support
  • Immutable Silicon Root of Trust
  • FIPS 140-2 validation
  • Common Criteria certification
  • Configurable for PCI DSS compliance
  • Ability to rollback firmware
  • Secure erase of NAND/User data
  • TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 2.0 option
  • Front bezel lock feature, standard
  • Padlock slot, standard
  • Kensington Lock slot, standard
  • Power cord clip, standard
Power Supply One (1) 180 Watts , non-redundant External Power Adapter
Server Power Cords All pre-configured models ship standard with one or more country-specific 6 ft/1.83m C5 power cords depending on models.

System Fans

 One (1) non-redundant system fan shipped standard

Physical and power

Power Supply One (1) 180 Watts , non-redundant External Power Adapter
Server Power Cords All pre-configured models ship standard with one or more country-specific 6 ft/1.83m C5 power cords depending on models.

Dimensions (H x W x D) (with feet)

4.68 x 9.65 x 9.65 in (11.89 x 24.5 x 24.5 cm)

Weight (approximate)


(Four drives, two DIMMs, Expansion board + iLO Enablement Kit)

15.87 lb (7.2 kg)


(One DIMM installed, no drive, expansion board, iLO Enablement Kit)

9.33 lb (4.23 kg)

Input Requirements
(per power supply)

Rated Line Voltage

 100 V AC to 240 V AC

Rated Input Current

2.5 A (at 90 V AC)

Rated Input Frequency

50 to 60 Hz

Rated Input Power

180W Power Supply


HPE is offering a couple configurations in their online store currently, including two base configurations without drives. One is powered by an Intel Pentium E-2224 processor and 16GB memory. The other comes with an Intel Pentium G5420 processor and 8GB memory. All of the Gen10 Plus systems come with four LFF drives bays that are not hot-swappable. HPE is accepting quote inquiries now, with volume shipments expected soon.

HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus

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