HPE ProLiant DL180 Gen10 Review: Large File Storage Server

Hello. It's time to share the internals of storing and handling large files like PSD mockups. Although compressed, they are files ranging in size from 10MB to 1GB. Psdmockup.ru chose the path of keeping such files on its server, and I, together with my partners, at some point thought about a powerful own server, on which it would not be possible not only to store these files, but also to process them, work with them and scale the project.

It turned out to be a serious task, but the choice fell on the hpe proliant dl180 gen10. This is a legendary server, easy to use and unpretentious. He gave us the necessary resources for the further growth of our projects, including psdmockup.ru. We decided to host in Russia, since most of the domains in the .ru zone. ihc.ru acted as a hoster.

The HPE ProLiant DL180 Gen10 server was advised to me by one of my system administrator friends, I found a site, found out about the availability of this server, signed an agreement and transferred all projects to this server. Then the setup began. It can deploy up to 200 projects such as psdmockup.ru. Here are its characteristics:

HPE ProLiant DL180 Gen10 server specifications

16 drives (8 SFF and 8 LFF)
3 to 6 fans depending on configuration (we have 4 for 1P model)
Chips all Intel C622
Powerful Silver 4110 (2.1 GHz) and Bronze 3106 (1.7 GHz) processors
Intel Xeon processor 1.7 GHz to 2.1 GHz
Number of cores: 8 cores
The volume of the 1st socket is 774GB
Power supply at 85W
Processor cache 11MB
Memory: Native HPE DDR4 SmartMemory up to 2400 MT/s
Also native software RAID HPE Smart Array S100i SR Gen10 SW
Video: maximum speed up to 1920x1200 (60 Hz) with memory up to 16MB
Well, the interface
Standard VGA port
Network ports: 1 GB per port with built-in FlexibleLOM card
There is an iLO port on the front panel
Well, one microSD port
3 PCIe 3.0 riser card slots
3 FlexibleLOM slots
2 x 16 x 8 CPU1 slots and 3 x 8 x 8 x 8 CPU2 slots (width, length, height)
as well as a bunch of USB ports

Operating system

Installed on Windows or Linux. We installed SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 because it's more familiar. But many install Windows.

In general, this server is suitable for small and medium businesses. In the price range, this is one of the most budget servers in its class. The price / quality ratio is more than pleasant. That's all for me. Questions in the comments.

Eradzh Shams
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