R710 compatibility

Matt Domsch Matt_Domsch at dell.com
Tue Mar 31 22:22:18 CDT 2009

On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 04:02:40PM +0200, Morten P.D. Stevens wrote:
>    relative to to CentOS 5.2:
>    Does CentOS 5.2 support Nehalem based CPUs? CentOS 5.2 is based on RHEL
>    5.2 and Redhat said, only RHEL 5.3 supports the new Nehalem CPUs?

Standard Operating Procedure here.  Dell did our qualification with
5.2 and 5.3 pre-releases; 5.2 works fine on Nehalem.  But as with most
Red Hat support offerings, if a bug is uncovered in 5.2, it'll get fixed in
5.3 or thereafter.  To get the bug fix, you'll have to be running that
later kernel then.


Matt Domsch
Linux Technology Strategist, Dell Office of the CTO
linux.dell.com & www.dell.com/linux

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