m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote: > hw wrote: >> 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) >>>> > <snip> >>> 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. > > But wait, it's worse: the replacement *parts* have a different part number > than the original. I had to replace a PSU on a blade enclosure, and had to > get HP, or maybe a reseller, I forget, to tell me what the correct part > number for the replacement part was, and, IIRC, there were both 6-digit > number, or maybe 12.... > <snip> Well, I ended up buying a new UPS because a replacement battery was unavailable. Now I wouldn´t buy anything but APC for an UPS anymore. > [...] >>> 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. > > Oh, ok, I was assuming you did. No, if you're not buying Dell hardware, > with their own PERC cards, get an LSI/AVAGO/whoever. They *do* work on > anything, and MegaRAID software is not hard to find. Note: if you go that > route, I have a script I found only that makes basic monitoring *much* > easier than the hostile MegaRAID interface.... I wouldn´t say I don´t buy Dell, only that I haven´t yet. HP is much easier to get (perhaps everyone is throwing them out because they can´t get firmware updates anymore). There´s also something to HP hardware --- for example, what´s Dells equivalent to an ML350? I couldn´t find anything like it from Dell.