[CentOS] CentOS on Dell Poweredge 2850

Spook ZA spookza at gmail.com
Tue Sep 16 11:54:38 UTC 2008


Has anyone got Dell OpenManage running on CentOS so one can monitor the
server components via their web interface and via snmp?

Regards,
  Andrew.

On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 1:28 PM, Sorin at Gmail <sorin.srbu at gmail.com> wrote:

> Lunix1618 <> scribbled on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 12:45 PM:
>
> >>>> Our department's planning to buy a refurbished Dell Poweredge 2850
> >>>> running dual-xeons and with a rather big raid array (8x 146GB).
> >>>>
> >>>> *My* plan is to install CentOS on this machine and I'd like to hear
> with
> >>>> you guys if there are any gotchas' doing this.
> >>>>
> >>>> My main concern is the ability of CentOS to recognise the
> raid-controller
> >>>> of the Dell and run a raid5-array as well as drivers for the onboard
> >>>> NICs.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>> I am running Dell 2950 III and no issue with hardware recognization of
> >>> CentOs (5.2 Final)
> >>>
> >>> The one small thing is I can not extend the RAID volume because at the
> >>> beginning time we only have 03 HDD now when we buy new HDD we recognize
> >>> that RAID controller (PERC 6/i) doesn't support add new HDD to existing
> >>> volume :( so only a choice is rebuild it.
> >>>
> >>
> >> Fast reply, thx. 8-)
> >>
> >> No hw-issues sounds good!
> >>
> >> Do you mean extending the array from within CentOS or at firmware level
> at
> >> boot-time?
> >>
> > for both, because the RAID controller doesn't support. that is not
> > CentOS issue.
>
> Ah, ok, Thx for the clarification.
>
>
> >> I doubt however this'd be an issue with us, since the machine comes
> fully
> >> loaded from start with eight disks and we're not likely to add any more,
> >> new or bigger, except in the case of a disk-failure.
> >>
> > Yeah, you rite and lucky :)
>
> I'm bound to be lucky after all the bad luck I've had recently with
> hardware...
> 8-}
>
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