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W_ Prindl
29-Apr-2013, 22:02
I am just retiring an HP ML350 G5 server, but would like to use it for
things, which can afford longer downtimes.

I thought of installing SLES11 64-bit on that machine, because most of
the things I want to do are supported on that OS platform. But
SLES11SP2 is quite new compared to the server - at least HP claims,
that it's Smart Array driver for SLES11SP2 does work for the builtin
array controller. But SC44Ge (=LSI168e) sas controller connected to the
tape drive isn't really clear.

Should that be working and survive some kernel updates or can that get
problematic?

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W. Prindl

KeN Etter
30-Apr-2013, 14:29
On Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:02:47 GMT, "W_ Prindl"
<W_Prindl@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

>I am just retiring an HP ML350 G5 server, but would like to use it for
>things, which can afford longer downtimes.
>
>I thought of installing SLES11 64-bit on that machine, because most of
>the things I want to do are supported on that OS platform. But
>SLES11SP2 is quite new compared to the server - at least HP claims,
>that it's Smart Array driver for SLES11SP2 does work for the builtin
>array controller. But SC44Ge (=LSI168e) sas controller connected to the
>tape drive isn't really clear.
>
>Should that be working and survive some kernel updates or can that get
>problematic?

YMMV, but I'm running OES 11 SP1 / SLES 11 SP2 on an HP DL380 G5
without any problems.

W_ Prindl
30-Apr-2013, 18:16
Seems like I need to test that at first and see how well that works -
so will start that only at if I have enough spare time to burn it on
that server.
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W. Prindl


KeN Etter wrote:

>On Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:02:47 GMT, "W_ Prindl"
><W_Prindl@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:
>
>>I am just retiring an HP ML350 G5 server, but would like to use it
>>for things, which can afford longer downtimes.
>>
>>I thought of installing SLES11 64-bit on that machine, because most
>>of the things I want to do are supported on that OS platform. But
>>SLES11SP2 is quite new compared to the server - at least HP claims,
>>that it's Smart Array driver for SLES11SP2 does work for the builtin
>>array controller. But SC44Ge (=LSI168e) sas controller connected to
>>the tape drive isn't really clear.
>>
>>Should that be working and survive some kernel updates or can that
>>get problematic?
>
>YMMV, but I'm running OES 11 SP1 / SLES 11 SP2 on an HP DL380 G5
>without any problems.