[CentOS] CentOS on Dell Poweredge 2850

Tue Sep 16 18:34:44 UTC 2008
Ian Forde <ian at duckland.org>

On Tue, 2008-09-16 at 11:15 +0200, Sorin at Gmail wrote:
> Hi all,
> 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.
> Any feedback on this is appreciated.

I don't forsee any problems.  I'm running CentOS 5.2 on a 2950 III and
omreport installs fine without any problems.  I can see the RAID array
and monitor via the Nagios omreport plugins (search nagios-exchange for
them).  Onboard NICs shouldn't be a problem either...