What is HPE ROK?
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HPE sells Windows Server licenses in a number of ways. To ensure customers purchase the right HPE ProLiant server with the right Windows Server edition, HPE developed the HPE OEM Windows Server Reseller Option Kit (ROK), that delivers, 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.
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 the OEM agreement with Microsoft, HPE is able to customise 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.
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Why choose HPE ROK over OEM direct from Microsoft?
Our customers need tools that accelerate the complexity of getting servers deployed quickly and inexpensively. HPE 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 Gen8 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 HPE IP recognizes if system software is out-of-date and automatically downloads the latest version's update direct from the Internet, eliminating 45% of server configuration steps and deploying servers 3x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.
When you choose the HPE OEM branded version, HPE includes free electronic or telephone support incident for initial setup for 90 days from the date of purchase. If the label reads 'Microsoft', HPE will provide its normal warranty support for the server but would charge for software support.
What is included in HPE ROK?
How to qualify
Purchase a TopValue ProLiant Server, listed in table A, with a qualifying HPE Windows Server Operating System, listed in table B, and claim up to £900 cashback. Cashback values will vary with each operating system. In addition purchase a qualifying CAL pack from Table C for up to anadditional £250 cashback. Purchases must be made between 1 April - 30 April 2018. Please refer to the qualifying products table listed below. Terms apply.Download Claim Form