[CentOS] CentOS on Dell Poweredge 2850

Sorin at Gmail sorin.srbu at gmail.com
Wed Sep 17 09:16:05 UTC 2008


Ian Forde <> scribbled on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 11:10 AM:

>> Thx. A former unix-admin at the dept thinks it might be a little on the old
>> side hardware-wise, this particular server is about four years old. I'm
>> split... 
>> 
>> This particular Poweredge modell is certified for RHEL 2 and 3. If I'd try
>> to install RHEL5 on it, would bad things happen, or is it just a support
>> issue? Seeing how CentOS 5.2 is equivalent to RHEL5, I don't see *what*
>> could happen though... Kernel panics??
> 
> Still don't forsee any problems... I was running RHL 7.2 and 9 on
> PowerEdge 2850 boxes 6 years ago without problems, though I didn't have
> OMSA on them (not even sure if it was available for RHL at that time).
> There shouldn't be a problem with CentOS 5.2 though.  You've got a PERC
> 5/i, and I know that's supported in OMSA under RHEL 5.2.  So I'd say
> just go for it... and if you want more confirmation that it's certified
> and supported for RHEL 5.2, you can check the http://support.dell.com
> page, specify a PowerEdge 2850, and choose RHEL5.  The fact that it's
> there indicates that it's working for Dell, let people outside of
> Dell... RH had an entry at
> https://hardware.redhat.com/show.cgi?id=232290 but the link is busted.
> But it still shows that it's certified...

Fair enough, thx. Seems "rock-solid" is the word. 8-)

Thanks again.
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