m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote: > hw wrote: >> Richard Zimmerman wrote: >>> DO NOT buy the newer HPE DL20 gen9 or ML10 gen9 servers then (especially >>> if using CentOS 6.x) >> >> What would you suggest as alternative, something from Dell? > > Yep, Dell's are good. That´s good to hear. > And I do *not* want to buy from HP, because their > support is nothing like good. Indeed, I wouldn´t buy HP new. They don´t even give you a price for a new battery for an UPS but tell you to open a ticket to get a price and expect you to pay for opening the ticket, and they have finally managed to completely mess up their web site so that you can´t find anything anymore. > And once you run out the warranty, they > don't want to even let you get things like firmware updates. Dell will. Yes, this is a really big problem which makes me look out for other manufacturers. I really like their hardware, but the manufacturer not standing behind their product breaks the deal. > Another company that's ok is ThinkMate, though their support ain't great, > I think they're better than HP...oh, sorry, for a server, it'll be HPE > (the company divided a year or two ago). I´ve never heared of ThinkMate. > If you get a Dell, and one of their PERC cards, you're getting a rebranded > LSI, sorry, Avago, um, who bought it last? Those are good and reliable, > not super expensive. Those don´t work at all. I had to return two of them because none of them worked in any of the boards I tried them, and the smart arrays I replaced them with work in the same boards. Dell always had a reputation for making incompatible hardware, and that experience proved it. Maybe they work when you have Dell hardware, but I have none.