[TriLUG] *NIX on Itanium
mshlitz at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 30 19:58:45 EST 2007
Thanks for the caveat!
The previous owner apparently had one Ultra 320 SCSI
drive in the machine, which he took for another
machine, leaving an open bay and three blank inserts.
--- kevin at flanagannc.net wrote:
> Careful about drive sleds, at one point, I believe
> that these qualify, you
> can only use Ultra320 drives, the sleds for them are
> just a hair shorter
> than other disks.
> > Hi All,
> > I recently acquired (gratis) a Compaq ProLiant DL
> > 590/64 Quad Itanium (Merced) server. It has a (4)
> > SCSI drive capacity (hot swap). 7U form factor.
> 1 GB
> > RAM (64 GB capable).
> > This will be used at home for my tinkering and
> > enjoyment. I have (4) brand new Seagate SCSI
> drives I
> > can use, (9.1 GB) which would give me about 27 GB
> in a
> > RAID 5 configuration, which would probably be
> > for my initial purposes.
> > Questions and RFC's are as follows:
> > Reviewing HP/Compaq's forums I don't see much
> > of the 590/64, which tells me it is either (A.) a
> > hefty paperweight, or (B.) pretty much trouble
> > compared to every other HP/Compaq server out
> > I'm inclined by virtue of experience to view (A.)
> > the most likely scenario. Any advice, caveats, or
> > expressions of sympathy?
> > I'm looking for sources (cheapest) for (4) SCSI
> > carriers for same. Also (cheapest) larger
> > SCSI drives, and Memory (cheapest) for same. I
> > usually go to DataMem in Salem, NH... didn't know
> > someone might have an alternative source.
> > Best choice for *NIX OS for this machine? I have
> > CentOS running well on my old DEC Alpha. Ubuntu
> > running smoothly on some iMac's, I see FreeBSD has
> > port for IA64, or maybe FC-6 (64bit)? The last
> time I
> > heard someone say "Itanium" at a LUG meeting, it
> > followed by hoots of laughter.
> > Thanks,
> > Mike
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