HPE ProLiant DL580 Gen9 High Performance - rack-mountable - Xeon E7-8890V3

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  • Server
  • rack-mountable
  • 4U
  • 4-way
  • 4 x Xeon E7-8890V3 / 2.5 GHz
  • RAM 256 GB
  • SAS
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HPE ProLiant DL580 Gen9 High Performance - rack-mountable - Xeon E7-8890V3
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  • Server
  • rack-mountable
  • 4U
  • 4-way
  • 4 x Xeon E7-8890V3 / 2.5 GHz
  • RAM 256 GB
  • SAS
  • hot-swap 2.5" bay(s)
  • no HDD
  • Matrox G200
  • 10 GigE
  • monitor: none
Does your business demand fast insights, support for increased number of users and uncompromised availability? The HPE ProLiant DL580 Gen9 Server is the 4S enterprise standard x86 server offering commanding performance, rock-solid reliability and availability, and compelling consolidation and virtualization efficiencies. Supporting Intel Xeon E7-4800/8800 v4/v3 processors, the HPE ProLiant DL580 Gen9 offers enhanced processor performance, up to 6 TB of memory, greater I/O bandwidth (9 PCIe 3.0 slots), and 12 Gb/s of SAS speeds. The HPE ProLiant DL580 Gen9 Server has security and data protection features for system resiliency that your business can depend on, making it ideal for mission-critical enterprise, business intelligence, and database applications. Whether needed for highly virtualized or cloud based deployments, with intelligence and simplicity of automated management with HPE OneView and HPE iLO4 your business can achieve agile and lower cost infrastructure management.
HPE ProLiant DL580 Gen9 High Performance - rack-mountable - Xeon E7-8890V3 is rated4.50 out of5 by4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We run many apps on it, such as MS Exchange, test development systems, and SQL servers.What is most valuable?* They're incredibly reliable and we have no issues running them.* We rely on the central management because we have a lot of remote locations where we have only limited IT staff.* We only need to upgrade every five to six years.* We can buy hardware from any vendor that will work with these servers.How has it helped my organization?Not only are they reliable, but the management interface is also great for us. Also, HP's support team knows the drivers of our system, so we can rely on them. We're confident that HP will deliver the latest drivers for the DL series to allow us to run the latest Microsoft applications.We run many apps on it, such as MS Exchange, test development systems, and SQL servers. For development, we run RHEL.What needs improvement?There's always room for improvement somewhere.For how long have I used the solution?I personally used HP servers since I entered the IT game back in '97, and then still continue to use HP servers in different companies.What was my experience with deployment of the solution?We've had no issues with deployment.What do I think about the stability of the solution?We're very satisfied with the stability.What do I think about the scalability of the solution?We have about 1,600 users worldwide. We have 2 ProLiant servers running all our EMEA and Asia mailboxes.How is customer service and technical support?The technical support from HP is one of the reasons why we're still running HP ProLiant. Anytime we have a technical issue such as a hardware exchange, we just call HP and they take care of it.What other advice do I have?The DL series it's quite easy to use. It's a commodity product and you can buy it at any reseller. If you have any technical reliability issues with other vendors, switch to the DL series.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-06-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lower failure rate and great stability but could use a better hard drive baseWhat is our primary use case?My primary use of this solution is for mathematical models that we develop and buy. The mathematical models are being bought from companies like Siemens, General Electric, SMS, and DMAC Group. Primarily these companies give us this software, we buy it from them, they make mathematical models for steel plants and we also make our own models.I also have around 40 portals that I'm running on that I had developed and maintained. I use the DL servers to host the databases and the portal.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 computers, 800 are servers including Alphas, from HPE. I have very few Dell EMC servers. I don't prefer Dell EMC primarily because the availability of the service engineer is not like HPE. It's not weird that Dell or IBM servers are not as good as HPE. Because I have the facility, the advantage of HPE is that they have been here since the beginning and so I prefer HPE. Since it's distributed across India, a very large area of almost 30 other square kilometers, I cannot house every one of them in one common platform. All of my Oracle lower databases or HPE server databases and all of the software I've accepted all the Alphas and even I use Windows platform operating systems. These particular servers have served very well.What is most valuable?Stability and a lower failure rate are the most valuable features.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 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.For how long have I used the solution?More than five years.What do I think about the stability of the solution?It is quite stable. They do not fail easy.What do I think about the scalability of the solution?DL3 is not scalable. You cannot scale them versus replace scalable hardware, like going to Itanium servers.How is customer service and technical support?I have not needed to contact their technical support.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.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 locally. He should then evaluate cases of the availability of that particular vendor's hardware. Buying any such systems is not a big task. He should see if he can maintain these servers in the long run. By long run, think ten years. He should be comfortable with the people that are going to help maintain and comfortable with the equipment that he's going to buy.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2019-02-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for applications that you use really heavy disk IO. I'm not a fan of their rails.Valuable Features:I like their scalability. The fact that where I have 24 drives in one of my servers, I can basically turn it into its own little storage tray if I want to, and then attach a server to it. It's really good for applications that you use really heavy disk IO.Improvements to My Organization:For us, we use the DLs ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/hpe-proliant-dl ) more on a piece by piece basis, so when our clients come to us with a very specific demand that really doesn't fit well with our blades, which is our preference, then we go to the DLs, and then we scale it out for whatever they need.Room for Improvement:I'm not a fan of their rails. I hate how those things rack, as they're just not nice.Initial Setup:The server itself is quite good, easy to use. Configuration of it is a little bit tedious, you've got to be willing to spend a couple of hours just to get it set up before you can even start using it, because the reboots are ten - fifteen minutes long, and that'll kill you.Cost and Licensing Advice:The cost per compute. I pay as much for a ProLiant DL as I do for a Blade ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/hpe-bladesystem ). It requires more power, more cooling, more space for essentially the same function, if I wanted to, with the exception of additional storage. So for me it really does come down to cost.Other Solutions Considered:We haven't looked at competitors in a very long time for those. We basically have stuck with HPE ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/vendors/hewlett-packard-enterprise ). It's a known name, so I don't want to give my customers something that might work, I want something that will work.Other Advice:Get on it with OneView, because it's that single pane of glass, you can manage your blades, your DLs, and your 3PAR, all using that one tool.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2016-07-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Its fault tolerance is high, providing the capability of a reaction against a “disaster”, and the failure rate is low. When there are hardware failures, however, it's not easily fixable.Valuable Features* It helps with work-load management* It's a reliable solution* It's easy to fix* It's easy to work with and manageImprovements to My OrganizationI have never implemented them as part of an organization, but I worked with these rack servers while providing support for customers.During the period of time I was providing tech support for this product line, I was able to see that its fault tolerance is really high, providing the capability of a reaction against a “disaster” and the failure rate is really low.Room for ImprovementObviously, you will still have hardware failures, but it is not something you can easily fix. This is more about the regular hardware failures that you may get on daily basis such as a bad HDD, NIC failure or regular hardware failures that may be present due to the normal workload of the server, meaning that they have or exceeded the lifetime or they are presenting a huge workload.Regarding the normal functionality of the server as is, the only improvement I would say is to continue with the research and the development of higher workload capacities as the customer needs are constantly growing, therefore the demand for what the product requires to do will also grow, to avoid the demand to elapse behind the improving of the technology needs to be continued. It's tied to the needs of the end users and any new features that they would require in order to better manage their organizations.Use of SolutionI’ve worked with these products for over three years providing technical support for the HP ISS industry customers. I did not need to use them in a production environment.Customer Service and Technical SupportI was part of the technical support team.Initial SetupI used to guide customers with the installation, and the initial setup was always straightforward.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2015-09-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scalable solution that can be customized to match service needs.What is most valuable?Scalability and being able to customize the service in just the way that we really want it.How has it helped my organization?The benefits are that we can customize what we want. We're able to tailor the actual service itself to our specific requirements. This is opposed to trying to get something off-the shelf which doesn't quite fit and then we have to make compromises.What needs improvement?I’d like to see a lower price. That's not the whole 20% difference of why I gave it an 8. One of the negative things that we find is that the configuration tools are sometimes not easy to use. That contributes to the detriment of the score.What do I think about the stability of the solution?I would rank scalability at about 80%.How is customer service and technical support?I have used support. There are certain proprietary information elements which are clearly owned by HPE which are always nice to look at when troubleshooting. There are some items that we understand that they can't share. From a technical point of view, it would be nice to have more visibility and scale.How was the initial setup?I was involved in the setup. I think our first installation was okay. When we are buying new models, sometimes the support doesn't feel like it's quite there. That might not necessarily be on the HPE side of things. This lack of support might be from some of the products that we use with it.What other advice do I have?We go through software purchasing cycles and we know roughly when, in the lifetime, we need to purchase certain key infrastructure components. We also have the ad hoc requests where we need to get a certain per-line, server-specific, full requirements, and then we buy as we need it.When selecting a vendor, trust is the main issue. I'd suggest others seriously consider HPE as a service solution. Our experience has been pretty positive. Based upon that I, would recommend HPE products.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2016-12-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The hardware is very toolless to work with, so when you have to do a part replacement it's very hands-on friendly.What is most valuable?We value the ease of management in terms of the firmware. The hardware is very toolless to work with, so when you have to do a part replacement it's very hands-on friendly. You don't have to grab any quick tools nearby to swap out modules and such.How has it helped my organization?The layout is quite nice as, for the most part, you don't have to tear the machine half apart to get to a piece. So, sometimes when they have on-site technicians to replace a part, we don't have to send a senior technician out there to do it. They can pretty much easily find it and get the parts swapped.Parts fail, that's part of the IT business, but the ability to be able to get in there quickly and get parts swapped is a very big benefit.What needs improvement?I've already seen quite a bit here at the conference that looks good. Well, one of the areas that I really am excited about is the iLo 5 (integrated lights out technology) on the HP blade technology where they're allowing a lot of the firmware flashing to take place through the iLo, which means I don't have to go through the OS, so that beats a lot of our servers.Run Unix in a form that we can't reboot them more than twice or maybe less in a 30-minute maintenance window. The fact that I can flash a lot of the hardware from the iLo and not have to go through the OS means a far reduced outage time maintenance window, so that really helps take the pressure off us.What do I think about the stability of the solution?We have machines that go back quite a long time in terms of almost back to the mid-nineties on some of the servers. So stability-wise, yes we've had some pretty good results even in the old, old hardware from HP specifically. So yes, we've been happy with them so far.What do I think about the scalability of the solution?Scalability has been pretty good. We just buy more. We just buy a lot of everything. So scalability hasn't really been an issue for us because we have pretty sizable data centers, but yes, certainly it has been a good product overall.How is customer service and technical support?I have used technical support quite a few times. It has been quite useful.HP has been very helpful in terms of getting a technician on-site, and parts available if we need them. They have always offered us a technician to actually do the repair, so that takes a lot of the workload off us.Sometimes on some of the higher-end systems where there is a lot more money involved in the hardware, it just helps to take the pressure off to where we don't have to really put our hands on that equipment, especially when you're talking about a server that costs over $20,000. I'd rather have the HP guy work with it just for liability reasons.How was the initial setup?We have a different team that does all the initial setup.Which other solutions did I evaluate?So the two biggest competitors are primarily, obviously Dell and HP. If I had to compare the two - I was at the Dell conference not too long ago just for investigation purposes - I would say that HP, in the long run, from my experience as I've worked with companies that have both, HP is just more stable, in the long term.Like I said before, you want to avoid hardware fails, right? That's just a part of IT, but how the customer is being handled is important in terms of if we have a bad blade or we have a bad motherboard, because every now and then we get a blade that's just bad out of the box, right? The fact that the customer or the vendor, whoever that is, if they come out and do the right thing, just swap the part out with very little hassle, that's all right.I don't have to go through a purchasing program where I have to do a repurchase or return process, and that's really helpful in terms of just doing the right thing, getting the parts swapped out, reducing our downtime, and that's our biggest paying point with the customer. Because we have customers too that scream when our stuff goes down, right?What other advice do I have?If they're not using HP today, I would highly suggest them to take a deep look at it, in the long run, even just as a starter. I'm not saying that Dell or others are bad, it's just, in the long run, I like the hardware layouts better in HP.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-06-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Its Virtual Connect technology simplifies networking configuration. The product must support high-speed network adapters to meet customer expectations.Valuable Features:I found HP Virtual Connect (VC) technology to be the most valuable. VC technology simplifies networking configuration for the server administrator using an HP BladeSystem c-Class environment. VC adds a hardware abstraction layer that removes the direct coupling between the LAN and SAN. Hence, it reduces the number of cables required for an enclosure, the number of edge switches, enables direct server-to-server connectivity within the BladeSystem enclosure and more. This feature can significantly reduce the time required to complete a service event.Improvements to My Organization:Without VC, changes to server hardware (for example, replacing the system board during a service event) typically implies changes to the MAC addresses and WWNs. The server administrator must then contact the LAN/SAN administrators, give them the updated addresses, and wait for them to make the appropriate updates to their infrastructure. With VC, a server profile keeps the MAC addresses and WWNs constant, so the server administrator can apply the same networking profile to new hardware. Additionally, VC Flex-10 and VC Flex-20 technology further simplifies network interconnects. Flex-10/Flex-20 technology allows you to split a 10 Gb or 20 Gb Ethernet port into four physical function NICs (called FlexNICs). This feature lets you replace multiple lower-bandwidth NICs with a single 10 Gb or 20 Gb adapter. Prior to Flex-10, a typical server blade enclosure required up to 40 pieces of hardware (32 mezzanine adapters and eight modules) for a full enclosure of 16 virtualized servers. Using HP FlexNICs with Virtual Connect interconnect modules reduces the required hardware by up to 50 percent by consolidating all NIC connections onto two 10 Gb or 20 Gb ports.Room for Improvement:As server technology moves forward, I expect HPE server solutions to be compatible with the advancements such as supporting 40+ GbE network adapter and further reducing the complexities in a network topology such as fewer cables, edge switches and simple administration.This seems to be important to me because in today's competitive environment, the end users expect to have a high-speed SAN network, which majorly depends on the network adapter's speed and performance. In my opinion, the product must support high-speed network adapters in order to meet the customer's expectations.Use of Solution:I've been working on the HP server technology for almost three years now.Stability Issues:I encountered stability issues, particularly with HPE DL-580G8 and DL-360G9 servers. With a network topology similar to be used by an end-user, I encountered server failures such as server freeze, slow booting, and difficulties scanning the LUNs when performing a boot from SAN.Scalability Issues:I did not really encounter any scalability issues! I would say the product is quite stable as far as scalability is concerned.Initial Setup:The initial setup (such as network connections) is quite straightforward. The configuration part too is simple, considering that one must know what he/she is doing.Cost and Licensing Advice:Server technologies nowadays are expensive. Be it HPE, Dell or EMC ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/vendors/dell-emc ). In case of large network deployments, nothing can beat HPE Blade Server ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/categories/blade-servers ) Technology (with/without VC technology). It provides simple and efficient configuration and administration.Other Advice:One must be aware of the objectives he/she is expecting. Thorough research about the product and the reviews is always advisable from my end. If it fits in, the user can very well carry on.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2016-08-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stability is better than the other alternatives that we have tried.What is most valuable?It provides support for the organization in terms of the commodity hardware as compared to the other HPE competitors. It provides stability for the servers.What needs improvement?There is need to always keep trying for improving this product.What do I think about the stability of the solution?Stability is better than the other alternatives that we have tried. There are always issues but typically, they are resolved very quickly.How is customer service and technical support?Technical support is excellent.Which solutions did we use previously?Experience, knowing which vendor, which division and getting the best results are factors that affected our decision to switch solutions.Previously, we were using Dell; we had a different vendor, i.e., a lower cost vendor at that time. The reason we switched from Dell was because we felt that the HPE solution was far superior.The overall value, cost of keeping things running and knowing the product are important criteria while selecting a vendor.What other advice do I have?Probably, you should evaluate the total cost of operation before you try and take orders. Check a cheaper solution.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-06-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to implement and maintain, consistently stableWhat is most valuable?* It works* It's easy to implement* It's really good in terms of maintenanceWhat needs improvement?The new function, which is coming at the moment, with the online firmware updates - that's one of the problems we're struggling with, with our customers, to have downtime - these live online updates are really, really a benefit we're waiting for.For how long have I used the solution?More than five years.What do I think about the stability of the solution?It has been consistently stable over the years.What do I think about the scalability of the solution?At the moment, all the migration from the rack mount to the enclosure systems, the implementation of storage - all of this is growing. With HPE, we have no problems in this area.How is customer service and technical support?Tech support is perfect. We have HPE engineers on-site, and also the delivery of parts, it works really well.How was the initial setup?The problem with the updates is sometimes our internal customer with the validation and qualification of the system. But the tools which HPE offers are working. It's really a question of change management.What other advice do I have?We have a good relationship with HPE, they offer the products we need. They come back with solutions. It's uncomplicated to deal with HPE.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-12-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from There are several valuable features of these servers, including their reliability, the general standardization of components, expandability, and support.Valuable FeaturesThere are several valuable features of these servers, including their reliability, the general standardization of components, expandability, price, and support. I think they're miles ahead of the competition in these areas.Room for ImprovementI think that the main area of improvement would be in the price. The price only came down for us when we went to a dual vendor solution. We resorted to negotiating prices between HP and its competitors, and would have been nice to not have gone through that trouble to get a more competitive price.Deployment IssuesWe experienced no issues with the deployments.Stability IssuesThe stability is great. They're always bugs with IT and the computers are there to test those. I wouldn't have a job otherwise. I'd say HP servers are generally more stable than the competitors.Scalability IssuesThey're very scalable.Customer Service and Technical SupportWe do most technical support in-house. If we do go to HP, the level of tech support will depend on the type of bug, who you're speaking to, how good the answer is, and how good the result is. Often you have to skip three layers of support before you can even get any assistance.Previous SolutionsWe have a multi-vendor network, but 99% of our kit is HP. We also use Dell and IBM equipment, but we chose HP for servers because it's just easier to support the platform. Multiple vendors need multiple hardware, and for multiple hardware, there are more update methods. They don't all work the same way and they're not all as reliable.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2016-01-12T00:00:00-05:00