[Linux-PowerEdge] rhel8 openamange repo

vincent at cojot.name vincent at cojot.name
Fri Nov 15 15:51:35 CST 2019


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Although not provided by RedHat, there seems to exist some driver update 
disks for el8 which might provide the missing drivers:

https://elrepo.org/linux/dud/el8/x86_64

I'm wondering why 'megaraid_sas' is there.. I hope it wasn't also removed 
from el8.. :(

My 2c,

Vincent

On Fri, 15 Nov 2019, Stefan M. Radman wrote:

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> poor decision by RH
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>> On Nov 15, 2019, at 15:26, Daryl Herzmann <akrherz at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> Howdy,
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>> I think the Red Hat + Dell partnership is very puzzling.  A couple of
>> points in this area.  Red Hat removed kernel module support for many
>> SAS controllers still out in the wild within Dell servers, see
>> https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Faccess.redhat.com%2Fdiscussions%2F3722151&data=02%7C01%7Csmr%40kmi.com%7C48748a1b33ec46e904c908d769d8e7a8%7Cc2283768b8d34e008f3d85b1b4f03b33%7C0%7C0%7C637094252646289522&sdata=vR7Ei%2FNUIBdqjt85j%2BWZWl2zOiZt%2BMY9SjYg3zR%2Fao4%3D&reserved=0 .  If you have access to
>> that thread, you will see Red Hat folks encourage customers to contact
>> Red Hat technical support for details on why Red Hat did this.  To my
>> knowledge, there is no document explaining why.
>>
>> So I figured I would go down that rabbit hole and it basically went no
>> where.  After a number of months, Red Hat came back with that Dell is
>> not supporting even RHEL7 on many of the servers I want to support
>> with RHEL8.  There was also a doubt if any Dell server supported RHEL8
>> even.
>>
>> Another crazy point was that I continue to get warranty solicitations
>> from Dell to support the hardware Red Hat claims Dell does not
>> support.  When I pointed out to Red Hat these warranty emails, the
>> excuse was that Dell was supporting the hardware with a given software
>> install and not just the hardware itself with whatever software is
>> being used.  That's crazy talk.
>>
>> I just probably yelled into the void here, but anyway.  I am happy to
>> be proven wrong on any of these points.  My gut tells me this is just
>> the corruption of Red Hat that was sure to come with IBM.
>>
>> daryl
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>> On Thu, Nov 14, 2019 at 6:21 AM PJ Welsh <pjwelsh at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>> Any word on the ETA for the el8 repo for OMSA?
>>> Regards
>>> PJ
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>>> On Mon, Oct 28, 2019 at 12:00 PM <linux-poweredge-request at dell.com> wrote:
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>>>> Any info when openmanage 9.3.1 is coming to the yum (dnf) repo for RHEL8 ?
>>>> When looking at https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Flinux.dell.com%2Frepo%2Fhardware%2Fdsu%2Fos_dependent%2F&data=02%7C01%7Csmr%40kmi.com%7C48748a1b33ec46e904c908d769d8e7a8%7Cc2283768b8d34e008f3d85b1b4f03b33%7C0%7C0%7C637094252646289522&sdata=odH30Cdlsxm3PhFk5jU1x2tKQgQbNbEAjqB%2FO6zVU14%3D&reserved=0 it doesn't show rhel8.
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>>>> Regards,
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>>>> Stephan van Hienen
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