Re: Debian server support
The problem is that, when searching for info about a server machine
offered by the reseller, I'm a bit scared to find out that only binary
downloads for a restricted range of operating systems are available...
this happened with an IBM machine, and now I'm looking for an Intel
server board... it's advertised as having "Intel® Server Management 8"
software, but will I be able to use it on Debian? Will I really need it?
Can I live without it or is it an essential component? I'm having a hard
way finding answers to these questions...
Hardware support is usually implemented via the kernel. If Suse's 2.6.8
kernel supports it, so should debian. If your hardware is really fancy
and new, you risk installing debian sarge with a more recent
selfcompiled (or backports.org or...) kernel.
Do you need this piece of software?
If your present server of debian sarge has all the features you need,
why use a different set of server management software?
IBM's web site should tell you the features of their software. Are these
features both necessary and not available in debian? I'd guess no, but
go check yourself.