Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Microsoft bring together the world’s leading server hardware and software innovations, applications, resources, and support.
HPE sells Microsoft Server licenses in a number of ways. To ensure our customers purchase the right HPE ProLiant server with the right Windows Server edition, we developed the HPE OEM Microsoft Server Reseller Option Kit (ROK) that delivers, through our reseller partners, value pricing, flexible choices, one-stop ordering, and single source support to help you be more productive, achieve more with your investment and keep your business running smoothly.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise resellers can preinstall the Windows Server operating system you choose to deliver a solution that is entirely customized to your needs and immediately ready to use.
How is HPE ROK different from other versions of Microsoft Windows Server?
HPE ROK is the very same Windows Server operating system you would get directly from Microsoft. However, through our OEM agreement with Microsoft, Hewlett Packard Enterprise is able to customize and optimize Windows Server specifically for ProLiant servers and it is BIOS-locked to ensure it can only be installed on ProLiant servers.
HPE ROK may only be purchased with a new ProLiant server. Resellers must affix the COA (Certificate of Authenticity) to the server before shipping to a customer. HPE ROK cannot be purchased as a stand-alone or separate option.
Benefits of ProLiant servers and HPE ROK
Our customers need tools that accelerate the complexity of getting servers deployed quickly and inexpensively. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Intelligent Provisioning (HPE IP) provides a server-provisioning tool that eliminates media and time-consuming effort as all required drivers and software tools are pre-loaded onto your ProLiant Server. No configuration CDs to use, no drivers to find, no guesswork. HPE IP recognizes if system software is out-of-date and automatically downloads the latest version’s update direct from the Internet, eliminating 45% of server configuration steps and deploying servers 3x faster.
|QUALIFYING MICROSOFT ROK||Part Number||Max Attach
|HPE ProLiant Windows Server 2012 Essentials ROK (No CALs)||701587-A21||1||£75|
|HPE ProLiant Windows Server 2012 Standard ROK (No CALs)||701595-A21||1||£150|
|HPE ProLiant Windows Server 2012 Datacenter ROK (No CALs)||701600-A21||1||£400|
|HPE ProLiant Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials ROK (No CALs)||748919-B21||1||£75|
|HPE ProLiant Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard ROK (No CALs)||748921-B21||1||£300|
|HPE Proliant Windows Server 2012 Standard Additional License ROK (No CALs)||818546-B21||1||£400|
|HPE ProLiant Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter ROK (No CALs)||748922-B21||1||£800|
|HPE Proliant Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter with Reasignment Rights ROK (No CALs)||854550-B21||1||£1200|
|HPE ProLiant Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard with SQL Server 2014||841180-B21||1||£300|
|HPE ProLiant Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter with SQL Server 2014 Standard Edition||841181-B21||1||£500|
HPE are now offering SQL Server Standard Edition that bundled with Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter. SQL Server CALs for 1 and 5 Users or Devices are also available and can be purchased either at the time of your server purchase or at a later time.