[clug-talk] server blade recommendations
maillist at digital-adrenaline.com
Thu Dec 30 12:59:38 PST 2004
On Tuesday 28 December 2004 17:36, Bruce Milne wrote:
> Hi all
> I'm new to this list, so please be gentle! I imagined my first post here
> would be on getting my bluetooth dongle working on my Toshiba A70 with FC2
> so I can use GPRS off my Nokia 3600, but alas not. I just found out that a
> key hardware manufacture for us, RLX (www.rlx.com) has just announced they
> are not making hardware anymore.
> We have about 50 servers, almost all Linux (RedHat, Fedora) which are all
> co located in Denver (the company is 100% virtual). We used to buy from
> Valinux, until they gave up (oh and stay away from California Digital!),
> and since have come to really like the RLX management software they provide
> for their blades and 1u rack mounts.
> The question is, who do you all favor for high performance blades? We've
> come so far on standardizing on RedHat/Fedora and RLX management,that I'd
> like to stick with those, but have no idea how IBM, Dell, HP or other
> blades would stack up. Any experience to share would be helpful. Thanks.
I'd recommend switching to a different Distro. Suse would likely be the
easiest for you to change over to, from what I read out of this...
Otherwise, I'd advise avoiding Dell. They're a great company, and they make
great hardware, but they just aren't as Linux aware as someone like IBM.
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