|Microsoft Hardware Specifications for Essentials (10 Core) Edition|
|Windows Server 2022||Essentials (10 Core)|
|CPU||Only 1 Processor with up to 10 cores|
|Min. CPU Req.||1.4 GHz x64|
|X64 RAM STD/ Max||Minimum: 2GB RAM / Recommended: 16GB|
|NIC||multiple NICs supported|
|Internal optical bay drive allowed||Yes|
|Minimum OS Storage Footprint||32GB|
|Windows Server 2019 Downgrade options
Microsoft has announced new policies regarding Silicon support for Windows Server operating system products, including those that are offered through ‘downgrade’ rights.
By placing a request for a Windows Server 2019 Downgrade kit, you confirm that your HPE Server meets the Microsoft processor requirements, the details of which can be found at the following link:
Please note, for the deployed OS to be supported by Microsoft, your HPE Server must meet all processor requirements that are specified and listed for both the licensed product and the downgrade/down-edition (DG/DE) software. For clarity, if you purchased a Windows Server 2022 and intend to downgrade to Windows Server 2019, your server must meet both the processor requirements for Windows Server 2022 and 2019.
This requirement applies both to customers who have purchased the Windows Server OEM license directly from HPE or from an HPE Reseller or Partner. The Microsoft processor requirements are in addition to other hardware requirements for the Windows Server operating system products that are specified in the document located at
Microsoft may update the processor requirements and the minimum hardware requirements for Windows Server operating system products as requirements change.
|Microsoft Hardware Specifications for Standard and Datacenter Editions
Unless otherwise specified, these minimum system requirements apply to both Standard and Datacenter editions.
Processor performance depends not only on the clock frequency of the processor, but also on the number of processor cores and the size of the processor cache. The following are the processor requirements for this product:
Core info at https://technet.microsoft.com/sysinternals/cc835722.aspx, is a tool you can use to confirm which of these capabilities your CPU has.
The following are the estimated RAM requirements for this product:
|Storage controller and disk space requirements
Computers that run Windows Server 2022 must include a storage adapter that is compliant with the PCI Express architecture specification. Persistent storage devices on servers classified as hard disk drives must not be PATA. Windows Server 2019 does not allow ATA/PATA/IDE/EIDE for boot, page, or data drives.
The following are the estimated minimum disk space requirements for the system partition, assuming Server Core installation.
|Network adapter requirements
A network adapter that supports Pre-boot Execution Environment (PXE) is useful, but not a minimum requirement.
A network adapter that supports network debugging (KDNet) is useful, but not a minimum requirement.
Computers running this release also must have the following:
· DVD drive (if you intend to install the operating system from DVD media)
The following items are not strictly required, but are necessary for certain features:
For more detail about Windows Server 2022 System Requirements visit:
|HPE Integrated Lights Out (iLO)
HPE iLO Essentials is the preferred license for small and medium businesses that offer full remote server management capabilities for small and medium business via the Integrated Remote Console (IRC), virtual media, and e-mail based alerts. HPE iLO Advanced licenses offer smart remote functionality without compromise, for all HPE Servers. The license includes the full integrated remote console, virtual keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM), multi-user collaboration, console record and replay, and GUI-based and scripted virtual media and virtual folders. You can also activate the enhanced security and power management functionality. Learn more about HPE iLO Advanced at https://www.hpe.com/us/en/servers/integrated-lights-out-ilo.html.