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Re: Squeeze (or higher) on HP DL180 G6

On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 4:22 PM, David A. Parker <dparker@utica.edu> wrote:
> On 05/23/2011 09:33 AM, Jacek Politowski wrote:
>> I'm going to buy a low-end server with 12 SATA HDDs.
>> I've received an offer for HP DL180 G6 with interesting price.
>> Now I'm trying to find out whether this proliant works correctly
>> with Debian (either squeeze or testing (or even unstable)).
>> Server has HP P212/ZM and P410/256 controllers (I guess it needs two
>> controllers to accomodate support 12 HDDs).
>> I actually don't need any RAID functionality from these controllers
>> (I'm going to use standard linux md soft-raid anyway).
>> Does anybody use HP DL180 G6 with Debian here and can confirm that
>> Debian works correctly on that server?
>> Unfortunately google wasn't really helpful (at least for "dl180 g6
>> debian", "p212 debian" and similar phrases).
> Hello,
> I just installed Squeeze on several HP DL360 G6 servers and it works fine.
>  Each of these servers has the P410i controller with two physical disks
> configured in a RAID 1 mirror.  Debian uses the built-in cciss driver and
> maps the RAID volume to /dev/cciss/c0d0.  If you don't have a RAID volume
> set up, I would imagine it would map the first physical drive to
> /dev/cciss/c0d0, the next to /dev/cciss/c0d1, etc.
> One quick note, you will need the firmware for the network hardware in these
> machines.  Download this file:
> ttp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/non-free/f/firmware-nonfree/firmware-bnx2_0.28_all.deb

...or use the squeeze + non-free installer:


"netinst (generally 175-240 MB) non-free CD images with firmare"


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