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Old 11-06-2007, 11:23 PM   #1
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Server hardware purchasing

We need to buy IBM x3200 SATA/SAS server pls. confirm my below points:

1. Does server sata HDD support Linux REdhat AS 4 Kernal 2.6.9-5.EL.
2. Does SAS HDD support Linux REdhat AS Kernal 4. 2.6.9-5.EL

3. Does X3200 IBM server comes with built in hardware RAID 1 support on board ? if yes then which modal?

Pls guide me ASAP.
Old 11-07-2007, 09:09 PM   #2
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Could use the Redhat HCL

Certification – IBM System x3200

Certification Summary

Product Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version RHEL4-QU4
Category Server Status Certified (Supported)
Vendor IBM Platforms i386 x86_64
Make IBM Model System x3200
Additional Details

Added by YangKun on 2007-09-10 02:42 EST


This system now supports Intel's Pentium Dual-Core E2160 CPU and supports at
most 8GB of memory. This update is certified on RHEL4 update 5.

Additional Certification Notes

Please see the following references for important information regarding this certification:
None Currently
Other options..

Call IBM and ask them or simply check their website...
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The reason people pay a high premium for IBM equipment is the pre- and post-sales IBM support. Since you are paying handsomely for it, why not take advantage of it and ask your IBM sales representative? Whether it works or not is really immaterial in this case; if IBM doesn't support the configuration, then you will have wasted a lot of money on support services you can't take advantage of.


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