HP ProLiant Gen8 Servers Launched

March 7, 2012 // 0 Comments

HP has launched their Gen8 (not G8) line of ProLiant servers.  The machine I was most interested in was the DL380p Gen8 because that’s the model I’d most encounter in virtualisation.  Some highlights: 2 CPU sockets handling up to 8 cores each 24 DIMM slots (requires HP SmartMemory for [...]

Host Sizing Versus Total Cost of Ownership

February 14, 2011 // 4 Comments

I love it when I read about someone saying “my virtualisation solution support more processors and more memory in a host than your one”.  It’s like arguing over who’s a better captain: Kirk or Picard? By the way, it’s Janeway. In my experience I’ve yet to see a host with more than 200 [...]

HP CloudStart

August 30, 2010 // 0 Comments

HP has launched a new “cloud” bundle.  It appears to be based on ProLiant and Integrity blade servers to allow you to build a private cloud.  It comes with the usual options such as Virtual Connects with Flex-10.  The bundle can include VMware or Hyper-V for ProLiants.  HPs own [...]

HP DL380/DL385 G7 – Intel or AMD?

May 27, 2010 // 0 Comments

I’ve just been looking at the new 2U servers from HP.  HP DL385 G7 (AMD) – The cheapest of the 2 CPU offerings HP ProLiant DL385 G7 6174 2P 16GB-R P410i/1GB FBWC Hot Plug SFF 750W RPS IC Sr AMD Opteron™ Model 6174 (12 core, 2.2 GHz, 12MB L3, 80W) 2 CPU 16 GB RAM Smart Array P410i/1GB [...]

MMS 2010 Keynote: Server Management

April 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

I’m tuning into the live webcast of today’s (there’s another tomorrow) Microsoft Management Summit 2010 keynote featuring server management.  I’ll be doing my best to blog about new stuff as it happens. System Center Service Manager 2010 is announced as RTM.  Sorry dudes!  YEARS of work [...]

HP G7 Servers

April 15, 2010 // 0 Comments

HP has announced the G7 generation of servers.  There seems to be 3 models to start with, all Opteron based.  I’m looking at a video for the DL 385 G7.  Wow!  It takes up to 2 * 12 Core Opteron processors, 12MB L3 cache, with 4 channels of DDR3 memory.  You get double the [...]

Some Useful Hyper-V Posts From the Last While

April 14, 2010 // 0 Comments

I’ve been going through my unread feeds from the last month or so (it’s been busy) and I’m posting links to the interesting ones here: Mike Briggs: How SCVMM Determines CPU Average Displayed in the Admin Console HP Blade System Matrix application template for Microsoft Hyper-V R2 test and [...]

Some HP and Hyper-V Links

March 2, 2010 // 0 Comments

Patrick Lownds, a fellow virtualisation MVP over in the UK, has provided a couple of useful links if you are running Hyper-V on HP equipment.  The first is a post on best practice guidance if you are running Hyper-V on a HP EVA SAN.  There is a whitepaper that goes through HP’s [...]
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