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2015-09-20T08:33:00Z

What needs improvement with HPE ProLiant DL Servers?

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Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with HPE ProLiant DL Servers.

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

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Top 5Real User

The latest generation has made good improvements in power consumption. G6, and G7, which is approximately 10-year-old technology, have some issues with power consumption. The installation could be simplified. I would also like to pay less for the out-of-the-box product, but everything else is okay.

2021-07-13T17:46:07Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

HPE ProLiant DL Servers lack scalability.

2021-04-01T15:07:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

A black mark that we felt with HPE is that it failed within four to six months of use, even after it was addressed with HPE. The implementation should be simplified, it is not straightforward. The product should be better tested before they send it to the end-user. The stability needs improvement. Support could be improved to be faster in responding.

2021-02-23T11:42:40Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

It has something called WorldView. They should do some enhancement over WorldView to run an operating system as a code. Such a feature would be amazing for running multiple servers. They are already working on this, and they can enhance the existing versions for this. It should also be cheaper. It is currently expensive.

2021-02-04T18:00:44Z
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Top 5Real User

They should continue to maintain the stability that is there.

2021-01-17T09:13:31Z
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Top 5Real User

They are pretty solid servers, but, just like all servers, they become obsolete after some time. They can maybe provide a console to monitor the health of the servers. There should be some kind of console to which you can log in to remotely check on the health of a server, even when the server is off. The servers that we have are only scalable to some extent. They have got a limited amount of hard drive that you can insert. Their scalability should be improved.

2021-01-12T16:18:31Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We found that the extensions could be improved and the price could be a little lower.

2020-12-17T09:02:00Z
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Top 5Real User

I honestly can't think of any areas for improvement.

2020-12-14T13:24:33Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The technical support could be a little faster.

2020-11-30T14:07:00Z
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Top 5Real User

It is too expensive. Its price should be improved. The system admin interface should have better visibility while troubleshooting a problem, even when the problem is coming from the application.

2020-11-27T19:13:10Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The solution is pretty complete, for what I have seen over the past three years. I can't recall if I've felt that any features were lacking within that time. The technical support is pretty good, however, they could be a bit faster and more responsive.

2020-11-27T18:38:21Z
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Top 10Real User

In DL 500 systems, the flow of air is not good enough, and some components get overheated. IBM systems have better airflow and scalability. We have a data center that has limited physical space. Therefore, we need to maximize the processing or compute systems that we use. In HP servers, such as DL 500, there are only four processors, whereas IBM servers, such as SR 916, have eight processors. We don't get any support from HP because of our geographical location. We solve all problems ourselves by doing research on the internet. It would be good to get HP support.

2020-11-04T21:09:56Z
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Top 5Reseller

Configurations very simplified. The technical support and training process Very good.

2020-10-29T07:14:00Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2020-10-24T05:36:06Z
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Top 5Reseller

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

2020-09-16T08:20:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2020-09-16T08:18:39Z
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Real User

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 have been available, the time differences are much less. Specifically for G9, G10 even less than one year, now there is no way people like us will keep on upgrading servers without having proper ROI. HPE needs to allow us to replace the CTUs of a higher generation.

2019-02-04T08:44:00Z
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Real User

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.

2018-12-19T09:19:00Z
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Real User

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 essential for virtualization workloads and consolidation.

2015-09-20T08:33:00Z
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