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Yogeeraj_1
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HP9000 upgrade path

Dear Experts!

We are currently thinking about what our infrastructure would be in the future.

We are currently running 2 rp5430 hp9000 servers. In this same line what would be the different better models that i can purchase next?

At http://docs.hp.com/en/hw.html#N-Class%20Server ,
Enterprise Servers, Workstations and Systems Hardware

I saw the following models:
» HP 9000 rp5400 Series Server (L-Class)
» HP 9000 rp7400 Server (N-Class)
» HP 9000 rp7405/rp7410 Server
» HP 9000 rp7410-DC Server
» HP 9000 rp7420 Server
» HP 9000 rp8400 Server
» HP 9000 rp8420 Server
» HP 9000 Superdome Server
» HP Carrier-Grade Blade Server bh3710
» HP Carrier-Grade Server cc2300/cc3300
» HP Carrier-Grade Server cc3310
» HP e3000 Servers
» HP Enterprise & Business Servers
» HP Enterprise & Business Workstations
» HP Integrity cx2600 Server
» HP Integrity rx1600 Server
» HP Integrity rx1620 Server
» HP Integrity rx2600 Server
» HP Integrity rx2620 Server
» HP Integrity rx4610 Server
» HP Integrity rx4640 Server
» HP Integrity rx5670 Server
» HP Integrity rx7620 and rx7620-16 Servers
» HP Integrity rx7620-DC
» HP Integrity rx8620 and rx8620-32 Servers
» HP Integrity rx9610 Server
» HP Integrity Superdome Server
» R-Class Server
» T-Class Server
» V-Class Server

Do they all follow the same hp9000 line?

thanking you in advance for your replies.

kind regards
yogeeraj
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Patrick Wallek
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Re: HP9000 upgrade path

It really depends on your requirements.

Are the rp5430's handling the load you have now?

If you don't need a whole lot more capacity I would look at going to an rp3440 or rp4440 next.
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Pete Randall
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No, if you want to stick with HP-UX, you'll need to stay with either the rp or rx models, or the Superdome (which sounds like overkill for you). The R, T, and V-class are older models and not likely to be around longer. The blade servers, I assume, run some Windoze variant.

I would second Patrick's recommendation unless you really need a major capactiy expansion. In that case you might consider the rp74xx series.


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Re: HP9000 upgrade path

Hi yogeeraj

have a look at hp's web site. Here are the entry level server using pa-risc cpu:
http://www.hp.com/products1/servers/entry_level/index.html
the mid-range
http://www.hp.com/products1/servers/mid_range/index.html

and the same based on Itanium

entry
http://www.hp.com/products1/servers/integrity/entry_level/index.html
mid-range
http://www.hp.com/products1/servers/integrity/mid_range/index.html

All are able to run HP-UX. Have a look at the specs for more information regarding number of IO, memory and cpu.

HTH!

Hope this helps!
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Re: HP9000 upgrade path

hi all,

thank you for your replies.

In two words, what are the main raison d'etre for the rp and rx series and what are their target customer-base?

thanking you in advance
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Hi again,

Thank you Torsten Totzauer for those links. Indeed very helpful. Sorry for allocating lesser points...

In those urls, I don't see the RP54xx series. have they been obsoleted?

The rp34xx and 44xx seems to be more powerful than the rp54xx. Am i right?

thanking you in advance for your replies.

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yogeeraj

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>In those urls, I don't see the RP54xx series. have they been obsoleted?
Basically yes.

>The rp34xx and 44xx seems to be more powerful than the rp54xx. Am i right?

Again, basically yes, due to the newer processors, backplane speeds etc.
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Hi yogeeraj,

as melvyn already mentioned, the rp54xx are obsolete now. And yes, the rp4440 is a very powerfull, small box. Take a closer look on that!
BTW, the rx4640 is very similar, but used itanium based cpus. Both boxes are able to run the same version of hp-ux 11i v2.

Hope this helps!
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Re: HP9000 upgrade path

The rp model boxes have PA-RISC based CPUs. This is the CPU that HP developed and has used for many many years in its HP3000 and HP9000 lines of servers. The current PA8900 CPU is the last PA-RISC CPU. The rp machines will eventually stop being sold, though I don't know if any dates have been announced for that yet.

The rx model boxes use the ITANIUM CPU that has been co-developed by HP and INTEL. These boxes have the ability to run HP-UX, LINUX or Windows (if you must!). This is where all of the R&D is going and the direction is taking with HP-UX.

I would suggest that anyone looking to by any new machines look at the rx series of machines if your applications will work on them. I *think* most major vendors have now ported their applications to be Itanium compatible.

If you must run PA-RISC applications, HP-UX on Itanium has a PA-RISC emulator, called Aries, that will allow most PA-RISC apps to run on Itanium machines.

Itanium is definitely the future.
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