[TriLUG] Dell server assistant and RHAS2.1
ryan.leathers at globalknowledge.com
Thu May 13 12:26:30 EDT 2004
One of the applications they will run is not supported yet on RHEL3.
On Thu, 2004-05-13 at 12:17, Turnpike Man wrote:
> No offense to your friends, but why not RHEL 3 ?
> --- Ryan Leathers <ryan.leathers at globalknowledge.com> wrote:
> > Anyone know what Dell's open manage / server assistant is doing?
> > I have some friends who are making the leap from MS to Linux. They just
> > got a Dell 6650 and a RHAS2.1 license. Since they are MS-heads they
> > really want to use the Dell provided installation CD rather than the RH
> > install media alone.... trouble is when installed this way the system
> > boots with a "ton-o-errors" they tell me.
> > I walked them through a manual install using only the RH installation
> > media which results in a working system. However, I didn't get it right
> > the first time. The RAID wasn't detected so they had to reinstall in
> > expert mode to provide the driver disk. I also failed to forsee the
> > need to provide a driver disk for the network interfaces. So, even
> > after a successful install they have a bad taste in their mouths. They
> > are concerned that even once the rpm has been applied for the network
> > interfaces there may be additional unforseen missing devices.
> > Is there any merit to that concern? I'm not really surprised if I need
> > to provide drivers for raids, networks and maybe even video, but beyond
> > that is there anything that the installation could miss?
> > Also, any ideas about what the Dell server assistant does that might
> > cause errors - - has anyone else here used it?
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