HP Z420 Workstation features overview and teardown by Dragon Systems

Locating HP resources

This section provides information on the following resources for your HP workstation:
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Topics
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Product information on page 1

  • Technical specifications
  • HP Cool Tools
  • Regulatory information
  • Accessories
  • System board
  • Serial number, Certificate of Authenticity, and Genuine Microsoft Label

Support on page 3

  • Product support
  • HP Support Assistant
  • Warranty information

Product documentation on page 4

  • HP and third-party documentation, white papers
  • Product notifications
  • Technical specifications (QuickSpecs)
  • Customer Advisories, Security Bulletins, Notices

Product diagnostics on page 5

  • HP Vision Diagnostics
  • HP PC Hardware Diagnostics
  • Audible beeps and LED code definitions
  • POST error codes

Product updates on page 6

● Driver and BIOS updates

● Operating systems
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Product information

Table 1-1 Product information
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TopicLocation
Technical specificationsGo to www.hp.com/go/quickspecs. In the left pane, select your region and then
select Workstations.

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Table 1-1 Product information (continued)
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Topic Location
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HP Cool Tools (Windows® 7 only)

Most HP workstations with the Windows 7 operating system are preloaded with tools that may enhance system performance and with additional software that is not automatically installed during first boot. To access these applications:

● Click the HP Cool Tools icon on the desktop, or

● Open the HP Cool Tools folder by selecting Start > All Programs > HP > HP

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Support

Table 1-2 Support
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Support 3

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Product documentation

Table 1-3 Product documentation
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Customer Advisories, Security Bulletins, and Notices

To find advisories, bulletins, and notices:

  1. See http://www.hp.com/go/workstationsupport.
  1. Select the desired product.
  1. From the Resources section, select See more….
  1. Use the scroll bar to select Customer Advisories, Customer Bulletins, or Customer Notices.

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Product diagnostics

Table 1-4 Product diagnostics
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Topic Location
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Windows 7 Diagnostics tools:

  • HP Vision Diagnostics (Z420, Z620, Z820)

The HP Vision Diagnostics utility is pre-installed on select Windows 7 workstations.

  • HP PC Hardware Diagnostics (Z220 SFF, Z220 CMT)

The HP PC Hardware Diagnostics tool is pre-installed on Windows 7 workstations.

Additional information is located in the Maintenance and Service Guide for your workstation on the web at http://www.hp.com/support/workstation_manuals/.

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Product updates

Table 1-5 Product updates
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  • Workstation features

For complete and current information on supported accessories and components for your workstation, see http://partsurfer.hp.com.
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Topics

HP Z220 SFF Workstation components on page 8

HP Z220 CMT Workstation components on page 10

HP Z420 Workstation components on page 12

HP Z620 Workstation components on page 14

HP Z820 Workstation components on page 16

Product specifications on page 18
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HP Z220 SFF Workstation components

This section describes the HP Z220 Small Form Factor (SFF) Workstation components.

For complete and current information on supported accessories and components for the computer, see http://partsurfer.hp.com.

Z220 SFF Workstation front panel

Figure 2-1 Front panel components
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Table 2-1 Component description
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Microphone or headphones connector
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  • (software selectable, default mode is microphone)

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Z220 SFF Workstation rear panel

Figure 2-2 Rear panel components
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Table 2-2 Component descriptions
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6 HP Z420 User Manual 67    USB 3.0 ports (4) (blue)

NOTE: The labels for the rear panel connectors use

industry-standard icons and colors.
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HP Z420 User Manual 71 NOTE:  The DP and VGA card is installed, these ports are

ports are not supported when the system is configured with Intel® Xeon E3-12×0 v2 processors. Also, if a discrete graphics disabled by default.

HP Z420 User Manual 73HP Z420 User Manual 75HP Z420 User Manual 77 NOTE: Simultaneous usage of integrated Intel HD graphics and discrete graphics cards (in order to drive more than two displays) can be enabled using the Computer (F10) Setup Utility. However, HP recommends using only discrete graphics cards when attaching three or more displays.
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HP Z220 CMT Workstation components

This section describes the HP Z220 Convertible Mini Tower (CMT) Workstation components.

For complete and current information on supported accessories and components for the computer, see http://partsurfer.hp.com.

HP Z220 CMT Workstation front panel

Figure 2-3 Front panel components
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Table 2-3 Component descriptions
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HP Z220 CMT Workstation rear panel

Figure 2-4 Rear panel components
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Table 2-4 Component descriptions
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8 HP Z420 User Manual 61    Audio line-out connector (green)

NOTE:  The labels for the rear panel connectors use industry-standard icons and colors.
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using the Computer (F10) Setup Utility. However, HP recommends using only discrete graphics cards when attaching three or more displays.

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HP Z420 Workstation components

HP Z420 Workstation front panel

Figure 2-5 Front panel components
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Table 2-5 Component descriptions
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HP Z420 Workstation rear panel

Figure 2-6 Rear panel components
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Table 2-6 Component descriptions
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HP Z620 Workstation components

HP Z620 Workstation front panel

Figure 2-7 Front panel components
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Table 2-7 Component descriptions
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1Optical drive5USB 3.0 ports (2, blue)
2Power button6Headphone connector
3Hard drive activity light7Microphone connector
4USB 2.0 port (black)8IEEE–1394a FireWire connector

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HP Z620 Workstation rear panel

Figure 2-8 Rear panel components
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Table 2-8 Component descriptions
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HP Z820 Workstation components

HP Z820 Workstation front panel

Figure 2-9 Front panel components
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Table 2-9 Component descriptions
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1Optical drive5USB 3.0 ports (2, blue)
2Power button6Headphone connector
3Hard drive activity light7Microphone connector
4USB 2.0 port (1, black)8IEEE–1394a FireWire connector

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HP Z820 Workstation rear panel

Figure 2-10 Rear panel components
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Table 2-10 Component descriptions
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Product specifications

Workstation weights and dimensions

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Environmental specifications

Table 2-11 HP Workstation environmental specifications

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  • Setting up the workstation

This chapter describes how to set up your workstation.
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Topics
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Ensuring proper ventilation on page 20

Setup procedures on page 22

Adding monitors on page 23

Converting to desktop configuration (Z220 CMT and Z420)

on page 29
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Ensuring proper ventilation

Proper ventilation for the system is important for workstation operation. Follow these guidelines:

  • Operate the workstation on a sturdy, level surface.
  • Provide at least 15.24 cm (6 inches) of clearance at the front and back of the workstation. (Workstation models vary.)

Figure 3-1 Proper workstation ventilation
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  • Ensure that the ambient air temperature falls within the environmental specifications listed in this document.

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