HP's 4U ProLiant DL585 is packed with Opteron power
Fast, flexible, and easy to manage, this is one solid state-of-the-art serverFollow @pvenezia
Also atop the case is a full map of the server’s guts, guides for common maintenance operations, and a diagnostic panel that highlights faults in any component from the fans to the RAM. Kudos to HP for that touch.
In my tests the DL585 ran Windows Server 2003 with aplomb, as well as Novell/Suse SLES (Suse Linux Enterprise Server) 9 for x86_64 and later versions of Red Hat Advanced Server. Version 3.0 of Red Hat had some issues with the Northbridge on the mainboard, however, requiring the latest revision to properly install.
One odd quirk of the DL585 is that the device numbering isn’t similar between the power supplies and the hard drives. The disks are numbered 0 through 3 and run left to right, whereas the power supplies are numbered 1 and 2, running right to left. Also, I’d like to see up-front USB ports for quick device attachment.
Nevertheless, it’s hard not to be impressed by the DL585. From form to function, it leaves little to be desired. The DL585 is a first-class quad-Opteron server for a first-class price.