BladeSystem Forums Have Moved here
To make BladeSystem information easier to find, we have moved the BladeSystem forums here, to Servers and Operating Systems.
Planning
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean 

What happened to Custom Builder tool?

Occasional Advisor

What happened to Custom Builder tool?

All,

I used to use the Custom Builder online tool to plan and size a new rack. It now says that it has been retired. What was it replaced with?
I found HP Active Answers, but it does not work for a standard file server.

Help!!!!
4 REPLIES
Frequent Advisor

Re: What happened to Custom Builder tool?

HP's Solutions Sizers (http://h71019.www7.hp.com/activeanswers/Secure/71110-0-0-0-121.html) for specific solutions (BladeSystem, VMware, SQL, Exchange, StorageWorks, etc) and eCo - Enterprise Configurator (http://h30099.www3.hp.com/configurator) for a more generic solution. There isn't a specific Solution Sizer for file servers. Several of the tools just mentioned would work for you.
Frequent Advisor

Re: What happened to Custom Builder tool?

The eCo URL should read:

http://h30099.www3.hp.com/configurator

Select Configure under ProLiant Servers.
Occasional Advisor

Re: What happened to Custom Builder tool?

That's too bad. HP has removed a great tool. The current tools do not work right for generic rack placement. I'm very dissapointed...
Frequent Advisor

Re: What happened to Custom Builder tool?

What precisely are you trying to do? I have had good luck with a combination of the HP Planning tools previously described and MS Visio with HP rack stencils (free from www.visiocafe.com).