[THIN] Re: HP Blades vs HP 360 G4's

IBM has a ghosting solution built into their Directory product for the
blades.  I believe they use the product that PowerQuest used to sell
before they were gobbled up by Symantec.

Jeff Pitsch


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Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2004 4:11 PM
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Subject: [THIN] Re: HP Blades vs HP 360 G4's

well seeing how most of them are identical we usually run a Ghost image
of each 
"type" server in the farm, so we got one image for any given type.

Seems we are going for an RIS server for them now , but that is also
basically the same technology..



On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 09:56:43 -0700, Thin Fan <thinfan@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Thanks for the information Nicolai, that's the kind of experience
> information I'm looking for.
> 
> When you replace a Blade what is your imaging strategy to get it back
> in operation?
> 
> The HP Managment tools or some other imaging tool?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> ThinFan
> 
> On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 06:58:54 +0200, Nicolai Imset
> 
> 
> <nicolai.imset@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > We run several Citrix farms on blades. and Also on DL 360's
> > The Blades seem to fail slightly more then the dl 360's but then
> > agaian the cost makes us able to have blades down and still save
money
> > compared to the dl360's
> >
> > We run environments of 400 Citrix blades and approx 120 DL 360's
> > and in my opinion they perform similarly (except for some blades
being
> > down, but then again the solution is scaled for that)
> >
> > The blades definitly gives a space/price advantage though. Our 400
> > blades run on 60u or so as far as i remember... The similar amount
of
> > dl360's would be 400 u ...
> >
> >
> > On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 13:36:42 -0700, Thin Fan <thinfan@xxxxxxxxx>
wrote:
> > > Looking for opinions out there about Blades vs 1U's for Citrix
Servers
> > > in an environment where the quantity of servers will grow quickly.
> > >
> > > Do you use Blades in your Environment?  If so, do you find them
more
> > > advantageous than 1U 360's?
> > >
> > > In the past we stayed away from HP 360's due to high failure rates
on
> > > the Power Supplies, but the new G4's have a lot of power and
> > > redundancy in that 1U now.
> > >
> > > Care to share your thoughts?
> > >
> > > ThinFan
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