The ProLiant ML30 and DL20 Gen9 have been announced since 2015.
The ProLiant DL20 Gen 9 and ProLiant ML30 Gen 9, both single socket servers designed to address the multiple workloads of SMB customers.
The new end-to-end solutions are engineered specifically for SMBs, allowing for quick deployment and easy management at every stage of business growth, and are priced within reach of today’s SMBs.
They are available through the HPE Just Right IT Program and include:
- ProLiant Tower and Rack Gen9 servers featuring Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 series and Xeon® E3-1200 v5 series
- Pre-engineered and configured Flex Solutions
- The Small Business Marketplace e-commerce platform
- The HPE Subscription for Servers financing option
The New Servers: ProLiant DL20 Gen9 and ProLiant ML30 Gen9
- ProLiant DL20 Gen9: An entry-level compact rack server designed for customers that need to manage their servers both onsite and remotely, and require a scalable solution that can handle multiple applications at once, all within an affordable price point.
- ProLiant ML30 Gen9: An affordable, standalone unit for small businesses and home offices featuring a compact design and a wide range of storage expandability, making it the ideal platform for growing businesses and service providers running IT infrastructure workloads in space-constrained environments.
These two new servers are part of purpose-built ProLiant 10 and 100 series family that address priority workloads to run small and mid-sized businesses.
In terms of cost and performance, the Spy Alelo shared his experience of testing the ProLiant ML30 and DL20 Gen9. What are the Highlights of the ProLiant ML30 and DL20 Gen9? Read the following summary.
- Both the HPE ProLiant ML30 and DL20 Gen9 Server happen to be built upon Intel’s very own architecture Greenlow.
- The good news is that this is a server class chipset, with all of the HPE management and enterprise stability that we all crave. Is also the most inexpensive lineup, and you can use any consumer class Skylake processors currently available, from the classic Pentium all the way up to i7 and Xeon E3.
- HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9, delivers a full featured single-socket tower server with the right features at a competitive price, easy to use and maintain for growing small businesses and remote branch offices.
- The dense and compact HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen9 Server powered by Intel Pentium, Core i3 and E3-1200v5 processors provides a unique blend of enterprise class capabilities & value. It offers outstanding configuration flexibility to cater to a wide variety of business requirements at an affordable price point. The DL20 Gen9 replaces the DL320e Gen8.
Basically you can buy yourself a basic model and build it up if you happen to have the extra parts. Here are some highlights:
- DDR4 UDIMM ECC supported (cheap nowdays) with a maximum of 64GB
- ECC DDR4 RAM is optional, NOT required
- From consumer to enterprise class processor support based on Skylake
- CPU with IGD is NOT required, iLO acts as the system GPU
- Embedded iLO4 management
- Very quiet for home and office use
- Dual embedded gigabit NICs
- Built for 24×7 operations
- Full UEFI support!
- 6 SATA AHCI/RAID ports, X4 on mini-SAS connector, X2 onboard SATA ports
- Embedded micro-SD card slot (not recommended for OMV, but excellent for ESXi or embedded pfSense)
They both have options for storage backplanes if you like. 100% compatible with Debian 8.xx on UEFI or Legacy BIOS modes as well (I tested this) and you can add the Ubuntu/Debian repositories to add the monitoring tools that interact with iLO. The ML30 has the advantage for home use since no rack is needed and can hold more drives. Also, just between us, a little bird told me that 7th generation Kaby Lake processors will be supported.