Re: Debian with HP ProLiant DL120 G7
On Thu, 07 Jul 2011 11:25:19 -0400, William Hopkins wrote:
> On 07/07/11 at 05:17pm, Aniruddha wrote:
>> I wonder if anyone has experience with installing Debian on HP ProLiant
>> DL120 G7. Does it work out-of-the-box? Or are there special drivers
>> necessary to get these working? Officially only Red Hat and Suse are
>> supported although HP does have an Debian page.
> IMO, linux is linux. I find it unlikely that RedHat and SuSE have custom
> drivers built in to their kernels that aren't in the main tree.
It's very common that in these servers, RAID controller drivers -for
instance- are only available for the supported OSes and specific kernel
version so careful with that.
> I can't say for sure regarding models, but I've installed linux on
> hundreds of HP servers so it's likely to work.
> Your best bet is to give it a go and see!
It looks to me that HP is Debian friendly when it comes to mid-range/high-
end server models (DL-3xx and upper) but for low-end models things change
a lot and depending on the user needs it can be a problem.