[CentOS] CentOS on Fujitsu Hardware

Sun Dec 10 10:12:27 UTC 2006
Fabian Arrotin <fabian.arrotin at arrfab.net>

On Fri, 2006-12-08 at 09:48 -1000, Camron W. Fox wrote:
> Alle,
> 	I was wondering if anyone is using 4.X on any Fujitsu Primergy hardware 
> and what type of experience they've had. I know that FJ provides 
> separate drivers for all the supported hardware that are supposed to be 
> RHEL4.X compatible, but I have my doubts.

I had one time to setup CentOS 4.2 on a bunch of Econel 200 (5 servers
iirc). I had to modify the driver disk for the integrated sata LSI-
Megaide raid 1 controller to work with CentOS 4.2 (because of a mismatch
between CentOS 4.2 i586 kernel used during setup and RHEL 4.2 using a
i686 kernel during setup : see http://www.arrfab.net/?
topic=tutorials&id=centosdd) .
I know that such controller is a 'fakeraid' adapter (and i told this to
the customer but he wanted absolutely to use this one ...). On the other
hand it's true that after having installed with this module i was able
to look at the raid status without having to install third-party app
(just a cat /proc/megaide/status iirc gave me the status).
I also had to enter the Bios to force it to initialize the integrated
Broadcom nic otherwise on a cold startup the machine frozed ...
These boxes are running for several months now for this customer but i
know he has just ordered several new ibm servers ... maybe because of my
advice ... :o)
Fabian Arrotin <fabian.arrotin at arrfab.net>