Michael E Brown
michael_e_brown at dell.com
Thu Mar 21 09:43:00 CST 2002
Wait a sec. Please explain exactly how each server was different. From the
perspective of the engineering team who is creating the Red Hat images we
isnstall in the factory, there have been only two customer-visible
changes in the entire time we have been shipping Red Hat 7.2. In other
words, with the exceptions noted below, the image in our factory
Here is a complete list of everything that has changed about our Red Hat
7.2 install from the time we started shipping to today:
- Update E1000/E100/BCM5700 network drivers (1 update since Nov.)
- Added "mgetty" in January.
Except for possibly the partitioning if you order different sized drives,
a 2500 you order today will be shipped out of the factory with the same
package list as a 2500 that you ordered in January. The partitioning will
be different if you order different sized drives, or different RAID
levels. But if you absolutely require them all to be the same, then it is
up to you to make your salesperson aware of this, and order them all with
the same RAID level.
On Thu, 21 Mar 2002, Heather Guse wrote:
> Unfortunately each image (pre-installed)2500 series server has been
> different(shipped from dell). This has been somewhat frustrating. In
> some cases I re-install off of the included CDs and in some cases I just
> deal with what comes. The packages installed are different from
> shipment to shipment and the basic way the drives have been partitioned
> is very different. I imagine they are experimenting with different
> images...but it makes it difficult for me to standardize at an
> Enterprise level.
> My application at this point is limited to file/print servers and
> occasional mail servers. I don't use RedHat for firewalls(I use
> So really my application is common and fairly simple, using basic
> components. On two different servers with one being re-installed and
> one using the pre-installed image...I had the same result with one drive
> going down within 2 weeks of implementation. It has been suggested that
> I upgrade the aacraid and the kernels...which I will do with in the next
> two weeks(caught in a project at the moment).
> > Security-wise, you'll be better off this way, but I'm sure you already know
> > that :-) The aacraid driver, as with most of the advanced features of Linux,
> > is still a work in progress and is bound to have some bugs. Are you doing
> > anything specific that might be different from the stock installation on both
> > of those machines?
> > -Bill
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