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It's a strong server reputation with feature-rich 2U chassis and flexible management software.It has has a tool-free chassis, five hot-swappable fans and space for two hot-swappable power supplies.
Like the IBM xSeries 342, the ProLiant has a motherboard with several LEDs to indicate specific hardware failures, but the LEDs are not conveniently arranged.
The ProLiant is the only server we reviewed that is prepared for tape archiving. For those without an external tape library, this feature is a godsend.
You can also monitor system status and shut down or reboot the server remotely.
Installation was a tad tedious: It required several OS and Internet Explorer patches as well as a separate MSDE-database and Web-console installation. Though Insight Manager is slightly complex, its results are most accurate.