HP Adds Remote Management to Server Line

 
 
By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2002-12-02
 
 
 

Hewlett-Packard Co. is adding remote management and fault resilient technologies to three products in its rack-optimized server line.

The Palo Alto, Calif., company on Monday rolled out two new servers, the HP ProLiant DL320 and DL360, and an upgraded server, the ProLiant DL580.

James Mouton, vice president for platforms in HPs Industry Standard Servers unit, said the new and upgraded servers are part of an initiative to make HPs servers cheaper and easier to manage.

"The new servers really integrate with [HPs] manageability story," Mouton said.

The DL360 and DL580 both offer fault resilience capabilities, including the companys Advanced Memory Protection technology, the company said. In addition, the two-way DL360—with 2.4GHz and 2.8GHz Intel Xeon chips and a 533MHz system bus—offers online spare memory.

Meanwhile, the four-way DL580, which comes with the latest Intel Xeon MP chip, supports hot-pluggable mirrored memory, enabling users to replace memory without bringing the server down.

The DL360 and DL580 also come with HPs remote management technology, enabling users to do everything from loading software to maintenance work from a remote location, Mouton said.

The remote management capabilities are optional with the DL320—a one-way server used mostly for such work as Web servers that runs on Intels 2.26GHz Pentium 4 processor—via the Remote Lights-out PCI expansion card, he said.

Such capabilities reduce support time by more than 50 percent and cut expenses related to on-site management, according to the company.

The upgraded DL580 is available immediately, starting at $7,199. The DL360 and DL320 will be available later this month, starting at $2,599 and $1,449, respectively.

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