Centos/RedHat 5 on a 1550?

Robert von Bismarck robert.vonbismarck at vtx-telecom.ch
Mon Oct 15 09:09:12 CDT 2007


Maybe not exactly the same hardware, but we run Centos4.5 on a couple PE2550's.
The ethernet is a broadcom BCM5700 and the Perc3/Di(adaptec aacraid) are recognized out of the box by Centos.

The only issue we have is that OMSA 4.x will crash the box with a kernel panic in the 'dcdesm' module. Removing OMSA is a simple workaround for that issue. Dell support response was "OMSA is not supported by dell on rhel4/5 on this hardware". As we don't have those machines on frontline production it's not too much of an issue for us.

Hope this helps,


-----Message d'origine-----
De : linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] De la part de Faris Raouf
Envoyé : vendredi, 5. octobre 2007 16:18
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Objet : Centos/RedHat 5 on a 1550?

Has anybody installed Centos/Redhat 5 on a PE1550 with a Perc3 by any chance?

I just want to make sure I'm not in for any nasty surprises - like lack of support for the Ethernet or Perc controller.

I know it should be OK but I need to KNOW it will be ok as this will be done by someone in a data centre 100s of miles away from me and it would be quite a big problem if it didn't install.


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