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Dell PowerEdge R740 Server

Any considerations on Dell Servers vs HP for internal infrastructure for remote office?
Particular looking into PowerEdge R740XD Server to be a VM host for multiple internal stuff.  AD,DNS,Print,Radius,mgmt,File,etc,etc.
How would you compare to HP DL or similar servers?
Any commentary on components below?

PowerEdge R740 Server 1 64,000.00 64,000.00
CS SW-VMware VS6-STD-C VMware vSphere 6 Standard for 1
2 5,643.53 11,287.06
CS SW-VMware VS6-STD-G-SSS-C Basic Support/Subscription
VMware vSphere 6 Standard for 1 processor for 1 year

PowerEdge R740/R740XD Motherboard
1 Intel Xeon Silver 4114 2.2G, 10C/20T, 9.6GT/s , 14M Cache, Turbo, HT (85W) DDR4-2400
1 Chassis with up to 16 x 2.5" SAS/SATA Hard Drives for 2CPU Configuration
1 PowerEdge 2U Standard Bezel
1 Riser Config 2, 3 x8, 1 x16 slots
1 PowerEdge R740 Shipping Material
1 No Quick Sync
1 2666MT/s RDIMMs
1 Performance Optimized
8 16GB RDIMM, 2666MT/s, Dual Rank
1 Intel Xeon Silver 4114 2.2G, 10C/20T, 9.6GT/s , 14M Cache, Turbo, HT (85W) DDR4-2400
1 iDRAC9,Enterprise
8 480GB SSD SATA Mix Use 6Gbps 512e 2.5in Hot-plug Drive, S4600, 3 DWPD,2628 TBW
1 PERC H730P+ RAID Controller, 2GB NV Cache, Adapter, Low Profile
2 Standard 1U Heatsink
1 No Internal Optical Drive
1 Dual, Hot-plug, Redundant Power Supply (1+1), 750W
1 No Trusted Platform Module
2 Medium Jumper Cord (2M), C13-C14, 10A (China/Korea)
1 Broadcom 5719 QP 1Gb Network Interface Card
1 QLogic 57800 2x10Gb BT + 2x1Gb BT Network Daughter Card
1 No Operating System
1 Power Saving Dell Active Power Controller
1 ReadyRails Sliding Rails With Cable Management Arm
1 Unconfigured RAID
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HP and DELL are both reputed brands and can provide after sales service as you have your enterprise agreements

The config I seen above have only 16GB RAM

If your intention is to run multiple VMs (2012 R2 / 2016 servers) on this box, 16 GB is not enough
U need to find out hardware requirement for all virtual servers and accordingly increase physical server memory

Also do you have arrangement for cluster (additional physical server)
further hardware wise you won't face any issues / shortfalls with either HP and DELL and both are maintaining specifications and features appropriate

you need to alter config based on your requriements
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
We use Dell the majority of the time these days.

Only a single processor  in the server ?

Why are you also purchasing vSphere Standard ?

Do you have any other Hosts ?

Are you going to purchase vCenter Server ?

Do you have a SAN ?

You may be well advised to purchase vSphere Essentials at $600!
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Tiras25Author Commented:
Thanks Mahesh and Andrew.  Let me look into that and get back at you.  Great suggestions.
No storage SAN for stage 1.
Dell's easier to get BIOS updates for, but who knows whether they'll still be free in 3 years time when the warranty runs out. HPE make you buy a contract before they'll give you BIOS for an out of warranty server,
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Dell are giving us BIOS updates for FREE for Spectre and Meltdown! on R710 which are very old and out of support!
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
if you have no SAN storage, I would look at WHY you are just purchasing a costly vSphere Standard license ?
Tiras25Author Commented:
I think there will be an implementation stages and SAN storage will be in the future stage.  Not stage 1.
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