HPE ProLiant DL Servers Review

The most valuable features for us are the stability and scalability of these servers.


Valuable Features

The most valuable features for us are the stability and scalability of these servers. However, what's truly key is the support we get.

Room for Improvement

They're very slow to boot up. And we can have issues with the driver sets for all operating systems as well. The blade enclosures themselves, though, are leading-edge technology.

I think the problem is that we're not geared up for automating the build process. We're still manually deploying servers.

Use of Solution

We're still using the Gen 8 blades, though we've bought many of the new ones and we're going to install them soon.

Deployment Issues

We've had quite a few issues doing the initial builds and getting the operating system up and running.

Stability Issues

It is very stable. HP products generally are.

Scalability Issues

It's scalable because you're not using actual discs within storage. You scale by adding additional services. The new Synergy product is going to be much better.

Customer Service and Technical Support

This is the key for us. The support from OCSL is excellent. We don't use them often.

Initial Setup

They take a long time to set up and they're quite complicated to build as well.

Other Solutions Considered

We're pretty much an HP shop.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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