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Differentiating dl380p, dl380e, ml350p & ml350e

PDV HP
Occasional Contributor

Differentiating dl380p, dl380e, ml350p & ml350e

Hello,

 

In making a purchase decision for a Windows Server 2012 to run Hyper-V - I see the following current servers that would fit our needs - (2 CPU - and a bunch of disk space):

 

dl380p,

 

dl380e,

ml350p &

ml350e

 

I see the ml series specs here and dl series specs here. It seems the difference for these two sets of servers are CPU generation and b vs. p series Smart Array controllers, among the obvious - 2U vs. 5U, disk & memory capacity.

 

Is it as simple as it seems, the differentiator is the CPU, Smart Array & 2U vs. 5U?  

 

In a PDF brochure for HP Smart Bundles with Hyper-V, the dl380e is called out as an "Essential Tower", I'm assuming it is for $$$, not some specific feature of the CPU or Smart Array??

 

Thanks,

Dan

 

 

1 REPLY
Jan Soska
Honored Contributor

Re: Differentiating dl380p, dl380e, ml350p & ml350e

Hello,

in HP Proliant world, DL means rack server, ML means tower server. It depends on your needs and infrastructure what is better to you.

p-class and e-class differs in some components and possibly in performance, and, of course in price.

 

Jan