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2016-11-09T08:31:00Z

What needs improvement with HPE BladeSystem?

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Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with HPE BladeSystem.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 20Real User

It's an old-fashioned technology now. I'm not sure precisely what should be improved. I can't recall any missing features. If the hardware offered higher efficiency, that would be an ideal situation for our company.

2021-04-26T17:39:32Z
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Top 5Real User

We had a few hard drives that crashed, and we couldn't find them locally. We've tried internationally, but we are still struggling to get its spare parts. This is the main challenge that we have faced with this solution. Fortunately, the other drives are still working. There should be easy availability of spare parts. I should be able to request a quotation online from HPE for things that I am not able to get locally. Currently, I can order online, but when I type the serial number, most of the time, it is rejected. I don't know why it is happening. It could be because the company that sold us the system didn't buy it through the normal HPE channel. HPE should assist us as users to get the spare parts. Its security needs to be beefed up. I would like some security features. It was also challenging for us to set it up because we didn't get enough training from them.

2021-03-26T19:23:29Z
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Top 5Real User

For me, the product is okay, but I would probably suggest improvement in their services or technical support. They need to work harder in the preventative maintenance of the system. They need to improve in terms of how quickly can we get attention and how quickly problems are resolved. Its price could also be lower.

2021-03-03T21:28:18Z
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Top 20Real User

They are not selling BladeSystem anymore. The end of the sale of this platform was this year, 2020. Right now, if you try to buy a BladeSystem, you have to buy Synergy. I did try to buy some BladeSystem Generation 10 solutions in the USA. HP told me that they can sell this for the regular channel of HP still. Right now, the Synergy platform has a management console that has a lot of options or features that help the administration of the platform. IN addition to that, this console cooling could integrate with the monitoring platform, so we could monitor integrity. That said, this solution is discontinued, so any new features would only be useful on Synergy.

2020-11-07T04:37:18Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The response time in terms of getting technical support assistance could be improved. It's a bit expensive. They should work on bringing down the pricing if they can.

2020-10-23T20:33:23Z
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Top 20Real User

- Ability to connect storage bay to all servers inside the enclosure not only Adjacent server. - simplified High Availability Configuration to connect the enclosure to different external switches.

2020-09-27T04:09:55Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

What we want to improve would be to add more management capability for BladeSystem to be integrated with a cloud platform in a hybrid model. Another point to improve. There are sometimes problems with laptops having issues in connecting with virtual connections to the database. The virtual connections can be improved.

2020-09-13T07:02:26Z
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Real User

The only side that must be improved is the active-passive interconnect module architecture. This blocks interconnects so that they can be upgraded simultaneously.

2019-05-07T17:59:00Z
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Real User

HPE has a new solution it's called Synergy. I believe it's the new generation of solutions. It has capability of sharing the storage. It has open blade servers within the same enclosure.

2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
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Top 5Real User

I'm not thinking about what kind of new services we could have in the HPE C7000 because I have made the decision to go to HPE Synergy or Dynamic.

2018-09-25T09:22:00Z
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Top 20Real User

HPE has told us that the c7000 will no longer be part of its portfolio, so I don't think so they will provide any new features. But if I had to say something it would be some features from the Synergy. They could go to a converged system with the c7000, so everything would be automatic in the system.

2018-08-01T07:08:00Z
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This product needs a wider range of firmware compatibility matrix from the oldest to the newest blade server. Because the blade chassis (C7000) has a 16 blade servers bay (slot), it will be better if we can mix the first generation (G1 Blade server) with the latest Gen (G9 Blade server). E.g.: G1 only can be mixed in same chassis with G8 (max), if we have a new G9 blade server, we need to eliminate the old blade server, or if you don’t want to get rid of the old server you should buy another chassis. The new chassis is so expensive. So, it will be easier for scalability purposes, and a greater value for a company with a limited budget, if HPE Blade System has a wider compatibility matrix range.

2016-11-09T08:31:00Z
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