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Understanding Proliant Model Numbers

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JP Andrews
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Understanding Proliant Model Numbers

I am supporting a number of older Proliant servers, DL360s and DL380 (G1 - G4) along with some PL1850s and a few others. All of these servers have names that look like this

DL380 R01 P733-256
PL1850 R 6/600 512

There are other variations. What dose "P733-256" or "6/600" mean? I'm guessing that the 256 and 512 denote the amount of RAM the machine shipped with, but I don't know what the other part is.

Never having supported these products before I'm trying to gather all the information I can on them, so any advice or direction on what these product numbers mean would be appreciated.

Andrew Young_2
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Re: Understanding Proliant Model Numbers


HP and Compaq do change their model numbering system occassionally just to make matters confusing..

The P733 is a Pentium processor running at 733 MHz and you are correct that the 256 is the original amount of RAM.

On the PL 1850R the 6 indicates it a Pentium Processor - the 600 its speed in Mhz (that would make it a Pentium 3) and the 512 is the amount of RAM.


Andrew Y
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JP Andrews
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Re: Understanding Proliant Model Numbers

Thank you!