replacing RH 7.3 on a 2650: please advise

Ernest.Buford@uvm.edu Ernest.Buford at uvm.edu
Fri May 28 13:07:01 CDT 2004


On Fri, 28 May 2004 Steve_Boley at Dell.com wrote:

> First question, did you have to go to redhat
> for any support on 7.3?  If not you would be
> best served probably running the ongoing fedora
> core series which was the ongoing rh9 and so on.

  No, 7.3 has been fine, but I'm planning to deploy
  IBM's DB2 UDB and ESRI's ArcSDE, which serves spatial
  data stored in DB2.  I believe both of these are
  validated on Enterprise but not Fedora.  My preliminary
  excursions with DB2 on RH 7.3 have not been great so
  far (very flaky install).

>
> If you had to engage redhat support you would best
> be served running the redhat enterprise line.
> Steve
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-poweredge-admin at dell.com
> [mailto:linux-poweredge-admin at dell.com] On Behalf Of
> Ernest.Buford at uvm.edu
> Sent: Friday, May 28, 2004 12:09 PM
> To: linux-poweredge at dell.com
> Subject: replacing RH 7.3 on a 2650: please advise
>
> 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 (and NICs).
>
> 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,
> Ernie
>
> My system:
> PowerEdge 2650 Dual Xeon 2.0 GHz
> 2GB RAM
> Dual Broadcom BCM5701 NICs
> PERC3Di (2 drives RAID1 for OS & 2 drives RAID1 for data) PERC3DC -> PV
> 220S (RAID5) Adaptec 39160 -> PV 132T
>
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>  Ernest W. Buford
>  Rubenstein School of Environment
>    and Natural Resources
>  University of Vermont
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 Ernest W. Buford
 Rubenstein School of Environment
   and Natural Resources
 University of Vermont
 Burlington, VT  05405
 (802) 656-3324
 http://www.uvm.edu/envnr/sal/
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