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Computer Networking
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Same or near same commands like in simple Unix linux system. It has good support of HP Software command. Stable, fast, low memory use. It has kernel configurable parameters, some parameters do not need reboot of the system. It can be used with X graphical interface. It can work without rebooting for monthes and even years. you can use bash scripts for automatization of your work. Good support and frequent updates of new Java packets for that system. Most of things can be repeated in the linux operating system software with the same packets and versions of Java, special software etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I do not like help system integrated in the hp-ux. And I want to have pre-installed graphical system with simple off/on it for better performance. Also I want more custom libraries of packets, not only 10-15 types, but 100-150. Now I need to manually configurate hundreds of packets and manually install/uninstall them. Need special hardware for running that system, cant use simple computers for test needs, cant create virtual machine in the common servers or in the desktop computers, need special architecture and special processors for that system for 99-100% repeatable actions in the same test server. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Need special administrator for that system, or administrator for both types - linux and hp-ux. Better use special parameters of kernel configuration for your needs. Test for stability, performance of your software with different parameters, and use vendor recommendation of parameters if you do not have enough resources for full stability and performance tests. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Launching HP IUM software in the HP-UX 11.21 system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What is HP-UX?

Streamline your operations with the right UNIX computing environment. HP-UX is a highly integrated UNIX operating system built on the always-on resiliency of mission-critical HPE Integrity servers to give you a dynamic, secure, and unified environment.

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Streamline your operations with the right UNIX computing environment. HP-UX is a highly integrated UNIX operating system built on the always-on resiliency of mission-critical HPE Integrity servers to give you a dynamic, secure, and unified environment.


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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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1939
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Computer Software Specialist
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

a) HP-UX is a stable OS.

b) HP-UX simple to understand which support LVM and strongly.

c) For Over temperature, OS automatically shutdown itself. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

1) Cost

As far as the cost of purchasing only OS is concerned, I think Red hat Linux should be a cheaper option. Except for this other points, I believe Red hat has no match with HPUX. It can lead in almost all the feature you compare it against.

2) Stability

I would simply add a pointer to HPUX regarding this because HPUX has withstood the test of time. It is very stable not only in OS perspective but also as far as H/W it sits on, is concerned.

3) Support

Though the support extended by Red Hat user community on the net is extensive, I still add a pointer to HPUX, because U have innumerable options as far as support goes. You have free ITRC for instance. You have different support level provided by HP depending on the SLA you strike with the HP for the purchase of H/W and OS. Why this is very important...., if you face any issues with O/S or H/W with the assumption that ur app is critical and the issue was not fixed from the net, you are at the mercy of user community in case of Red Hat, whereas with HP you have a dedicated professional help available from the experts itself. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

N/A Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Established as a stable operating environment powering the core of your mission-critical applications

Providing a proven operating environment delivering the industry's most resilient UNIX platform that ensures your mission-critical applications are always-on and secure without compromise

Managed seamlessly within your Converged Infrastructure. Delivers built-in integration of virtualization and management

software to optimize IT infrastructure dynamically Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise Technical Account Manager
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Well, it worked, at least it did its job when I was working with it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Again, the version I was working with was quite an old one, long time ago, so probably not very fair to compare it with the modern OSes Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Not sure if there were any benefits... I tend to use other OSes in a day to day work. If there is a modern implementation, I would probably want to test drive it to have a more adequate review. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Systems Administrator
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

User friendly , easy methodologies , faster connect Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

UI would have been bit colorful to look Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

New to industry and must try Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Algorithms , Heaps , Programming Language Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The best for Mission critical environment Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing relevant to point out to HP-UX environment Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Robust and solid solution for every project Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Defense & Space
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Easy to learn

User friendly

common server used

Application server

Battery utilization Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Too limited in options and finding it really hard to sustain with the comparators .

Too tightly controlled . Installing softwares are P.I.T.A. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Strongly recommended to others , as it is having 24/7 supply chain . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Recommended to run ERP systems in it.Also it is helpful to run the production, staging and test environments for a client's java app.

As everyone knows , Windows useds most power as it is on GPU but on Hp Unix it is grater power saver compare to windows .I think shifting all the system from windows to unix is so much beneficial in terms of money . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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System Analyst
Information Technology and Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Open source is best part. Easy to understand , Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

No GUI, Many commands cannot be used , software restriction Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using it as platform , cost effective, customization is easy Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I honestly like that it is rock-solid when it works; it's reliable, and it gets the job done. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

HP support, to put it bluntly. Getting GOOD support for HP/UX is nearly impossible now, with how they're trying to push users to their newer hardware/software platforms. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Legacy code is the biggest problem... Having legacy code that is purely dependent on hardware architectures that haven't had official support for years. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

We use HP ux to run our ERP system, Infor Lawson. Best part about it is the stability. We never have to take unexpected down times for OS issues. Everything runs like clock work from the OS level which is extremely important when dealing with a 24/7 supply chain. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dont have any major complaints about the OS. As with any unix environment, it takes some getting used to when you come from a Windows world. Whenever I do have to telnet into the system, everything works as it should Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend it from a stability standpoint. We have no issues at all and it provides us with a 24/7 platform for our ERP environment Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using HP ux to provide a stable ERP environment to our customers in supply chain, HR, payroll, and finance. The benefits to this stable environment are the ability to provide a platform that operates virtually 24/7 for our back office areas to do what they need to do Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

common server used and application server Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't have much of an opinion on the dislikes Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

app deployments Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT Analyst (Level 2 production support Lead & Application Infrastructure analyst)
Information Technology and Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

1. Stability. It's the biggest advantage I see here as it is every server goal.

2. Performance. Unix AIX is best at tuning the kernel hence best performance is being received.

3. Crash proof. This operating system is crash-proof as I observed.

4. Modern and up to date with the time. It is currently credited with leadership in integrated mission-critical virtualization, observed performance, high availability and manageability.

5. User friendly. I feel that hpux is more user friendly compared to other flavors.

6. Easy to Learn. HP Unix is very easy to learn compared to complex solaris commands.

7. It provides solid user security via its account validation and authentication.

8. It is true multi-user, multitasking, protected memory operation, while using a minimal amount of memory.

9. In this Unix, everything is a file, including the terminal and all devices, which simplifies input/output operations.

10. You are provided with a variety of utilities and commands that are specially designed to perform specific tasks. With a properly stocked toolbox, it can handle complex tasks flawlessly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

1. Not all HP hardware can run this OS. They are hardware specific either to be PA-RISC and Integrity architecture. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If it is suitable to your business use case then this Unix flavor rocks. Go ahead and reap the benefits of this great investment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

1. We use this application for one of the world's leading investment bank customer who is our client. It is crash free, user friendly and lots of scripting, manipulation are allowed.

2. Plug n Play application. HP Unix is plug and play. Devices getting configured and added automatically in many cases. In other unix flavors, even to install a hard disk you should follow a complicated procedure.

Apart from that, I could found below applications.

3. Real life application. The US Navy used a significant number of HP-UX run computers on it's ships. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Basic learning is sufficient to start off and even bring expertise in the price of work. Still stand as a first base and a startup standard for all the biggest known technologies now or ever. Extreamely stable and makes it after all worth the usage. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Too limited in options and finding it really hard to sustain with the comparators. Too tedious sometimes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Integration with new technologies is simple and basic. Though the options might turn out to be limited but a great way to start and steady set up. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Solutions Engineer
Computer Software
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It was a good unix 10 years ago when people used unix. Now it's time to move to Centos or Ubuntu Linux. All the newest tools are on linux.

It has all the basic unix utilities and shell you expect. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

HP UX is old and ready to be retired. Not sure HP will support this for much longer. Time to move to Linux. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Don't use it, it's old and not really well supported. Move to a Linux like Centos or Ubuntu.timspann Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Running enterprise application and COTS products on UNIX. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like that it's a unix core based of of the old BSD core. It has a lot of solid features just like all of the other Unix distros out there and it's very very very solid for production environments. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It's too tightly controlled, software install are also a P.I.T.A. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Don't. Use Linux on a cloud platform. Especially something Docker enabled. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It runs the production, staging and test environments for a client's java app. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

HPUX is extremely stable, in all my years of using it I have only once seen an actual OS related issue. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

If you are a linux user you need to install extras to get some of the basic linux commands you are used to. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

HPUX is not cheap, but for stability and the best use of raw disks, I would recommend this OS. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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