Which OS's

Ricardo Stella stella at rider.edu
Tue Oct 17 08:31:31 CDT 2006

Matt Domsch wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 17, 2006 at 11:52:54AM +0100, Tom Brown wrote:
>> Hi
>> There may be 'pressure' on me to migrate away from RH based OS's in the 
>> future so RHEL, CentOS and FCx etc.
> Would you care to elaborate as to why?  Especially if cost isn't a
> factor (as you're moving from zero-fee distros too).
>> Can i ask which OS's work well on PE boxes and still retain full
>> OMSA capabilities?
>> Also do Dell 'support' any other OS's than RHEL ?
> Dell officially supports RHEL 3 (i386 and x86_64 on all <4Socket
> systems, i386 only on 4Socket systems) and 4 (i386 and x86_64), and
> Novell/SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 and 10 (x86_64 only).  OMSA is
> available for these.  All others are on a best-effort basis, this
> mailing list being your best method for asking questions.
> Dell's engineers spend a lot of time making the above supported OSs
> work on our systems, and our add-on software work on those same
> distros.  CentOS benefits directly from this work of course, as do the
> myriad distributions that derive from one of the above.  And we push
> hard for all our drivers to be included in kernel.org ASAP.  That
> said, we only backport drivers from current kernel.org to the distros
> listed above; if you want to run another distro version that isn't
> based on a recent kernel.org kernel, you'll need to do the backport
> work yourself in some cases.
> Thanks,
> Matt
The only other explanation is the pressure is to move towards Win2K, or
2K03, both which afaik support OMSA...  



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