replacing RH 7.3 on a 2650: please advise
Ernest.Buford at uvm.edu
Fri May 28 12:10:01 CDT 2004
With RedHat 7.3 at EOL, is Enterprise Linux 3 a safe bet?
I see that RedHat certifies RHEL 3 for the 2650 but not
for the PowerVaults (220S & 132T) that I'm using. (I've
also noticed a few problems mentioned on this list.) Will
this OS/hardware combo work well?
Pointers on the install would also be helpful as I am very
new to Dell servers and have not installed Linux on a
PowerEdge. Is the install straightforward? Should I use
Server Assistant if I'm buying the OS direct from RedHat?
My main concern is installing the OS on a RAID mirror and
potential problems with drivers and such for the PERC cards
Also, is RHEL 3 *AS* going to be OK? Docs at dell.com seem
to indicate that ES is preferred for a 2 processor system,
but RedHat does not offer academic pricing for ES.
I'm enjoying the list (tho some of it is over my head).
Thanks for any assistance,
PowerEdge 2650 Dual Xeon 2.0 GHz
Dual Broadcom BCM5701 NICs
PERC3Di (2 drives RAID1 for OS & 2 drives RAID1 for data)
PERC3DC -> PV 220S (RAID5)
Adaptec 39160 -> PV 132T
Ernest W. Buford
Rubenstein School of Environment
and Natural Resources
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405
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