Debian on PE 2550 w/ RAID

James Bruce brucej at musc.edu
Mon Mar 25 08:30:00 CST 2002


Hi Sean,

My apologies for the delay.  I've been unplugged for the last 4 days.

I did go with woody/testing on all the boxes.  In my sources.list file, I'm 
set up with testing, so I suppose there are a few differences.  So far 
everything is going well.  I run SID on my Dimension desktop with no 
problems.

The servers are production but they are not heavily loaded.  One dual 
PII-400 that is more of a development box and it gets pounded.  That's the 
ITC address.  The other systems are an ldap and departmental fileserver. 
So each server has a specific function in a sense.  Uptimes are going well. 
And the services seem to be stable.

I haven't actually tried the software raid yet, but that is all kernel 
anyway so I wouldn't expect too many problems.  So far, I've been quite 
pleased with Debian over redhat.  The minimal install to get things up and 
running is one high point.  And you just can't beat dselect for getting 
just about any tool you could want.  </end plug>

James

--On Wednesday, March 20, 2002 18:11:09 -0500 Sean McAvoy 
<sean.mcavoy at megawheels.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I noticed that you went with woody, I am still deciding to go with
> either woody or potato. Are you running woody on production servers? and
> if so what has the stability been like? I've got a  PE 4400 as well (not
> in production yet, running 2.4.17 w/ XFS on root) a few 1550s, and a
> bunch of 350s, and a 2550. I was looking to do software raid on some of
> them any pointers on a good way to do it? Thanks!
>
> On Wed, 2002-03-20 at 17:01, James Bruce wrote:
>> Sean,
>>
>> You really don't need the driver disk that you are thinking of so don't
>> tell it you have one.  The driver disk that you download will be used
>> when  you install the kernel and modules.  I discuss this in my
>> mini-howto that  I'm still working on so have a look at the following
>> URL:
>>
>> 	http://itc.musc.edu/twiki/bin/view/Linux/DebianPowerEdge
>>
>> Also feel free to contact me with questions concerning the Debian
>> Install  on a PowerEdge.  I've got it working on a Dell PE 4400, 4300,
>> 2300 and a  Dimension 4100.  The PE's are all hardware raid and I have
>> both the  MegaRAID and Adaptec controllers.
>>
>> James
>>
>> --On Wednesday, March 20, 2002 17:09:44 -0500 Sean McAvoy
>> <sean.mcavoy at megawheels.com> wrote:
>>
>> > Hello,
>> > I am having some problems with the boot disks found at
>> > http://www.hem.net/doc/linux/debian2.2_on_pe25X0.html Everything is
>> > fine up until the driver install, the driver disk seems to fail. It
>> > seems like the disk image is no good, or I am doing something
>> > completely wrong. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > Sean McAvoy
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>> > Megawheels Technologies Inc.
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>>
>>
>> =====
>> James J Bruce (brucej at musc.edu)
>> GCRC Informatics Manager
>> Medical University of South Carolina
>> Charleston, SC 29425  (843) 876-5101
>>
>> There are two major products that have come out of the University of
>> California at Berkeley: LSD and BSD.  We don't believe this to be a
>> coincidence.
>> -- Jeremy S. Anderson
> --
> Sean McAvoy
> Network Analyst
> Megawheels Technologies Inc.
> Phone: 416.360.8211
> Fax:   416.360.1403
> Cell:  416.616.6599




=====
James J Bruce (brucej at musc.edu)
GCRC Informatics Manager
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC 29425  (843) 876-5101

There are two major products that have come out of the University of
California at Berkeley: LSD and BSD.  We don't believe this to be a
coincidence.
-- Jeremy S. Anderson




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