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Server Support Lifecycles

Mike Enfield
Occasional Visitor

Server Support Lifecycles

I need to update our vendor technology roadmap, so I'm looking for a matrix that shows server models (DL320, DL360, ML530...) and the dates they go from full support to limited support to end of support. Does HP have such a matrix?

I've been able to find a matrix for Sun, Microsoft, Netapp, and several of our other big vendors, but can't seem to navigate to the right place on the HP site. I have a pretty good sized list of server models I need to depict in our roadmap and I'd like to be able to point the guy who gets stuck with this task next year to a reference web page...

Thanks
Mike
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Alan Meyer_4
Respected Contributor

Re: Server Support Lifecycles

check out this thread
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=877369
" I may not be certified, but I am certifiable... "
Mike Enfield
Occasional Visitor

Re: Server Support Lifecycles

Thanks, but that thread was specific to HP9000 series servers. I'm interested in Proliant servers. Doesn't appear HP has this posted anywhere. I did find a link for "Discontinued / Retired Systems" but the link just takes you to support pages for different servers. The web master indicated in an email exchange that, in general, HP commits to supporting servers for 5 years from manufacture date. I'd still like to see a support matrix (similar to:
Sun's:
http://sunsolve.sun.com/handbook_pub/Systems/#EOLSystems
or Citrix:
http://www.citrix.com/English/SS/supportSecond.asp?slID=5107
or Microsoft:
http://support.microsoft.com/?LN=en-us&scid=fh%3Ben-us%3Blifecycle&x=8&y=15
or a bunch of other major vendors I've researched).

Looks like HP doesn't commit to product lifecycles. You will get different answers depending on who or how you ask. Very disappointing for a company of HP's size. :-(