Re: What happened to Custom Builder tool? (1131 Views)
Reply
Occasional Advisor
Rack Planning
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎01-28-2004
Message 1 of 5 (1,131 Views)

What happened to Custom Builder tool?

All,

I used to use the Custom Builder online tool to plan and size a new rack. It now says that it has been retired. What was it replaced with?
I found HP Active Answers, but it does not work for a standard file server.

Help!!!!
Please use plain text.
Frequent Advisor
Kase
Posts: 43
Registered: ‎06-21-2007
Message 2 of 5 (1,131 Views)

Re: What happened to Custom Builder tool?

HP's Solutions Sizers (http://h71019.www7.hp.com/activeanswers/Secure/71110-0-0-0-121.html) for specific solutions (BladeSystem, VMware, SQL, Exchange, StorageWorks, etc) and eCo - Enterprise Configurator (http://h30099.www3.hp.com/configurator) for a more generic solution. There isn't a specific Solution Sizer for file servers. Several of the tools just mentioned would work for you.
Please use plain text.
Frequent Advisor
Kase
Posts: 43
Registered: ‎06-21-2007
Message 3 of 5 (1,131 Views)

Re: What happened to Custom Builder tool?

The eCo URL should read:

http://h30099.www3.hp.com/configurator

Select Configure under ProLiant Servers.
Please use plain text.
Occasional Advisor
Rack Planning
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎01-28-2004
Message 4 of 5 (1,131 Views)

Re: What happened to Custom Builder tool?

That's too bad. HP has removed a great tool. The current tools do not work right for generic rack placement. I'm very dissapointed...
Please use plain text.
Frequent Advisor
Kase
Posts: 43
Registered: ‎06-21-2007
Message 5 of 5 (1,131 Views)

Re: What happened to Custom Builder tool?

What precisely are you trying to do? I have had good luck with a combination of the HP Planning tools previously described and MS Visio with HP rack stencils (free from www.visiocafe.com).
Please use plain text.
The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation