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Re: Migrating to a Compaq Proliant DL360G3

You should know that HP is debian friendly (they still wont offer
support though), but they do work with debian internally and informally

I use DELL big baddass servers and smaller (hwIDE-RAID Barracuda arrays)
in HP and ive never had a problem at all...

Ask the ones who want you to install redhat if they are also fine with
paying the redhat service and support fees (you wont get far without it)
and with major upgrades every year.

Also suggest them to administer the servers themselves if they wish to
have a take on the decition.

All in all, be certain of what you are doing. If you know redhat better
then its probably a better choice, if you know debian better (or the
same as redhat) and you know why it would save time/money, then by all
means use debian. 

El mar, 27 de 05 de 2003 a las 07:10, Tomàs Núñez Lirola escribió:
> Hi
> I must migrate my servers to Compaq Proliant DL360G3 machines. We're looking 
> several IDCs, and all of them say "Only support for RedHat, SuSE and 
> Caldera". I want to use Debian (I don't like very much SuSE, I've not used 
> neither Red Hat nor Caldera, and it's hard to change distro when you're happy 
> with the one you have), but when I comment this point to the salesman, he 
> says a lot of "It's difficult" "It's not supported" and things like that. 
> Even I've found on a budget "We don't take any responsibility on the 
> installation, functionality or support in case you decide to install Debian".
> In this situation, my boss is evaluating the convenience of installing Debian 
> on the servers, and he says he likes Red Hat.
> I've looked at Compaq website and I have not found any reference to Debian.
> As there are RAID controllers and specific server hardware that I don't know 
> so far (I've never used hardware RAID at home ;P), I'm afraid of the 
> difficulty I can find installing Debian in spite of everybody telling me to 
> install Red Hat.
> Anyway... Does anybody have any experience with this machine (or similar) and 
> Debian? Is there any website where I can take a look on the compatibility of 
> this machine (or similar) and Debian?
> Do you recommend me to be stubborn and install Debian anyway?
> Thanks all

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