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Why aren't DL models certified for MS Small Business Server?

 
Chris Yue
Occasional Contributor

Why aren't DL models certified for MS Small Business Server?

Hello, I was wondering if anyone knew why only the ML line has been certified for MS SBS. It would seem like all the DL models (except 4 socket) meet the system requirements. I would imagine it's not a problem, but would like to confirm that there isn't something unique about the rack mounts that may cause a problem, as HP does not list ths OS as officially supported. Any comments or insight would be appreciated!
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David Claypool
Honored Contributor

Re: Why aren't DL models certified for MS Small Business Server?

DL is the density optimized line and putting things in smaller packages carries a premium. Price out similarly configured models of the ML370 and the DL380 and you'll see what I mean. Generally speaking, the density that large corporate data centers require isn't a priority for smaller enterprises. The ML370 is the #1 selling server in the industry to the small and medium enterprise.