Proliant DL380 G5 end of support

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Hi,

I'm looking at a server refresh and have some newer DL380 G5 servers to consider whether we keep as is or refresh. I've scoured google and the HP site for end of support dates, I found that the DL380 G5 is classed as end of life - my understanding is that this means this model is no longer manufactured but is still maintainable and will have spares available until end of support.

With Microsoft I can easily find end of support dates but HP seems to be a different matter. Does anyone have a silver bullet that allows me to find out end of support dates for HP servers?

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HP spare parts will be available for some time.  Parts are still available for G3 servers and they were retired in 2005.

HP won't give you a definitive answer, but you should be good for at least another 5 years.

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Hi Jake,

Thanks, your experience is welcome and this is useful but I really am looking for something a little more definite(ish). I have been asked to make sure that all of our hardware/OS is supportable for 5 years, I know that Windows Server 2003 loses support in 2015 but I can't find any evidence for the Proliant servers that I can point to as some sort of indication that we don't have to refresh these. These servers are maybe 18 months old so common sense suggests we shouldn't have to (definitiely for our G3 and G4 servers though). I'm really looking for something to back my decision up.

Cheers,

Jon.
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Might be able to determine the EOL by the CPU, see:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00164255/c00164255.pdf
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According to http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1311453 the G1s haven't even reached EOSL yet.

You could certainly sign up with a hardware maintenance provided for a 5 year support contract on the G5s but of course no guarantees there.

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Not sure there is really a definitive answer to this, information provided appreciated and useful. Thanks all.
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I don't think you should have given us a C grade since we provided the info "as is" and admitted there wasn't a date available when we posted.

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