HPE ProLiant DL Servers Reviews

HPE ProLiant DL Servers is the #1 ranked solution of our top Rack Servers tools. It's rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers - HPE ProLiant DL Servers vs Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers

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Nazmi Saifee
Real User
General Manager / Head – Central Automation at Essar
Feb 07 2019

What is most valuable?

Stability and a lower failure rate are the most valuable features.

How has it helped my organization?

We make steel and the manufacturing also requires software. These servers are the ones that we prefer. Since the beginning, we were tied with HPE and I have an annual maintenance contract for all of my servers. I have around 3,000… more »

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more of a hard drive base. IT keeps on changing the versions of their products. There have historically been great differences in time than when the G server, the Gen8, nine, and now 10 generations of DL ProLiant server… more »

What other advice do I have?

I would rate them eight, primarily because of the service that they provide and stability that the hardware gives. For any other person who wants to buy any hardware, the first thing that he should look for is who is going to support him… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at Dell EMC and IBM. The most important criteria when selecting a vendor, apart from costs, is service. Service will ensure stability.
Shakil Chagani
Real User
System Administrator at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
Nov 26 2018

What is most valuable?

* iLO gives hardware information, preempting imminent failures. * Redundancy features provide hot-swap ability for drives and power supplies and automatic rebuilding of RAIDs.

How has it helped my organization?

We have been able to virtualize many physical servers into virtual servers running on a smaller number of physical hosts. This has allowed us to consolidate and reduce our carbon footprint in the data… more »

What needs improvement?

Boot-up time should be reduced. Restarting a server at any time is a stress-filled occasion, and waiting around for the server to come back on is agonizing. 10GB and 40GB ethernet connections are… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Ensure that you get the hardware support with 24x7 four hour response if this is a high availability production environment, and purchase appropriate iLO licenses if needed.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I've used HP servers predominantly so do not have much else to compare them with.

What other advice do I have?

The only thing I don't like about them is that if/when you have to restart it, it takes a long time to come back on. As the sea of sensors have increased in recent generations, the time has become… more »
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Ahmed Alaiady
Real User
CTO at Cloud Technology
Jan 21 2019

What is most valuable?

There is a lot of processors, I am only using half of what I need. In addition, they update the ILO to V. 5 so maintenance remains very easy. You can easily monitor… more »

How has it helped my organization?

IT is easily manageable and expandable as well as usability for anything. especially for clustering using VMware vCenter server solution.

What needs improvement?

If they could put more disk array in one node or rebuild it in the same server, it would be very helpful and more powerful.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

My advice is to start getting the training by themselves for how to manage HP Dl servers as the setup is easy to learn then make pricing according to model number and… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Used OLD IBM, Dell, Sun and Huawei they are good but not like HPE, give you deferent feels.

What other advice do I have?

Start to use Nutanix Solution with HPE Dl Servers that recommend by Nutanix.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Actually, every company that worked with have preferred vendor according to what systems integrators gave to them, in Thishknet I did the evaluation and select HP again… more »
Puneet_Sharma
Real User
System Administrator at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Oct 24 2020

What do you think of HPE ProLiant DL Servers?

What is our primary use case?

We are using these servers as cluster nodes. We are running VM with Hyper-V.

What is most valuable?

This product is feature-rich and is easy to install.

What needs improvement?

Sometimes, there are connectivity issues and the server is not able to connect to our SAN. One example is when we reboot from SAN storage, we face issues such as not being able to detect the SAN port. After we installed two new physical hard disks, that issue went away. It should be more stable.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using the ProLiant DL Servers for the past four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

These servers are stable, although sometimes there are connectivity issues. We do plan to continue using them in the…
Real User
Senior Support Executive at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Sep 19 2020

What is most valuable?

The feature that I find the most valuable is that all alerts are integrated with HPE InfoSight. Any problem related to an HPE server can be solved remotely at L1, L2 level.

What needs improvement?

They can increase the controller cache. Currently, it has a controller cache of up to 4 GB. The RAID controller card comes with a maximum of 4 GB cache in HPE servers, whereas it comes with a maximum of 8 GB cache in Dell servers. They can also improve the port size. HP provides a 25 GB port on the server, whereas both Dell and Cisco provide a 100 GB port.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution. HPE servers are better than Dell and Wipro servers. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.
Rajiv John
Reseller
Co-Founder at MICROLOGIC NETWORKS PRIVATE LIMITED
Sep 19 2020

What do you think of HPE ProLiant DL Servers?

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and the ProLiant DL Servers are one of the products that we implement for our customers. They are primarily used as domain controllers and file servers. One of our customers also uses them for Nutanix.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is stability.

What needs improvement?

The price of this solution should be lowered to make it more competitive.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been working with the HPE ProLiant DL Servers for about two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

These servers are stable and we plan to continue working with them.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a scalable product.

How are customer service and technical

Real User
Manager, IS Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 13 2020

What do you think of HPE ProLiant DL Servers?

What is our primary use case?

We use HPE Proliant DL Servers as rack servers.  

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There were a number of incidents, but overall it is stable. I think that we had a problem with a drive bay. Once we replaced the drive bays, everything is now working fine now.  

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Surely it is possible to scale the product. If you want to pay to upgrade the hardware like the processor and RAM cards it can be scaled.  

How are customer service and technical support?

We try to support the local suppliers most of the time and so we are working with them instead. We do not have a direct agreement for technical support with the team at HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise).  

What other advice do I

What is HPE ProLiant DL Servers?

ProLiant Servers provide a complete infrastructure that support both your business objectives and your business growth.
Also known as
HP ProLiant DL series, HP ProLiant DL
HPE ProLiant DL Servers customers
AmeriPride Services, iSource, Bolagsverket, BlueShore Financial, British Columbia Assessment Authority, National Stock Exchange, Cardlytics
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