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What does DL ML SL and BL stands for?

 
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What does DL ML SL and BL stands for?

Hi all,

I've searched the web but didn't find any clue regarding this.

Anybody knows, what does DL, ML, SL and BL stands for?

Thanks.
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Re: What does DL ML SL and BL stands for?

AFAIK it is

* ProLiant DL (Density Line)
* ProLiant ML (Maximum Expansion)
* ProLiant BL (Blades)
* ProLiant SL (Scalable Line)

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Re: What does DL ML SL and BL stands for?

Hi Torsten,

Thanks, but for ML you said Maximum Expansion. I think HP should change this name from ML to ME.
Any idea why they call it ML?
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Re: What does DL ML SL and BL stands for?

Hi, it will look pretty inconsistent with ME ... it's first letter from the description "Maximum internal expansion" and L for line ... Radek
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Re: What does DL ML SL and BL stands for?

I think the "L" is always "LINE".

Hope this helps!
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Re: What does DL ML SL and BL stands for?

Hi All,

If 'L' is for Line, then BL stands for Blades Line. :)
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Re: What does DL ML SL and BL stands for?

ML = Maximum List Price ? :)
DL = Double the Maximum List Price


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Re: What does DL ML SL and BL stands for?

BL = Blade servers
ML = Used to be Tower models only.
DL = 'Dems the rack models...
SL = Stuff'em full of goodies.

The L I believe is for 'Liant' in ProLiant.

It used to be that the difference between a DL and ML server was the rack-mount kit.
(Take a ML, lay it on its side, replace the front, remove the legs and a few panels, and you had a DL)

Before that, when the servers were Compaq ProLiant, they had such beautiful names like ProLiant 1500 or 6400R, and you KNEW that the 'R' meant a Rack-mounted version of the server.
(Not certain about the ProSignia or earlier SystemPro servers as we only had tower models of those, and they were installed before my time.)
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Re: What does DL ML SL and BL stands for?

DL - Density Line

ML - Modular Line

SL - Scalable Line

BL - Blades Line

 

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