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Debian on HP servers

Posted by stoffell on Wed 12 Oct 2005 at 11:52

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Debian isn't "officially" supported by HP, but it works great on HP hardware. Only the HP specific software isn't very easy to install on Debian. This should change now!

Some Debian fans have started a project to port all the Management Agents to Debian:

The "HP System Management Agents Howto 0.2" can be found here:

I hope this is useful to somebody. Helpers are always appreciated, as well as testers.

 

 


Re: Debian on HP servers
Posted by adumont (80.58.xx.xx) on Thu 13 Oct 2005 at 09:03
Are you speaking about HP9000 PA-RISC servers ? Or Intel servers ?

Alex
Le Blog d'Alex -- http://adumont.hopto.org/~adumont/blog/

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Re: Debian on HP servers
Posted by Anonymous (82.226.xx.xx) on Thu 13 Oct 2005 at 11:38
I think he's talking about Intel servers (ex-compaq proliant servers).

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Re: Debian on HP servers
Posted by stoffell (81.164.xx.xx) on Thu 13 Oct 2005 at 18:00
Indeed, as anymous stated, it's about about Intel servers, specifically the HP Proliant servers. Works perfect with Debian, too bad there's no 'official' HP support..

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Re: Debian on HP servers
Posted by Anonymous (85.144.xx.xx) on Mon 17 Oct 2005 at 22:34

Except that they distribute their own version of Debian. And have a service called Debian Linux Support:

"Timely, availability-enhancing support for your critical Debian environment

Debian GNU/Linux delivers unique computing capabilities to meet your specialized business needs. But as many users of this increasingly popular distribution have found, obtaining reliable Debian support can be a difficult proposition."

See: http://h20219.www2.hp.com/services/cache/76815-0-0-225-121.html

Granted, it aint't all that much, since its only support on a small list of servers, but none the less... -- done

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Re: Debian on HP servers
Posted by Anonymous (213.216.xx.xx) on Sat 15 Oct 2005 at 23:34
Bah, it's just pc's. Only worse.

Some of the 9k's will actually run Debian, though.

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Re: Debian on HP servers
Posted by jparrella (201.248.xx.xx) on Sun 23 Oct 2005 at 19:20
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BTW, HP of Venezuela offers new HP SAN solutions (StorageWorks, usw...) with Debian support. This is completely false. They don't do Debian support. Actually, they hardly know what Linux is. Don't lose your time using their support. SAN connects to an HP ProLiant ML370 (in my case) using a fiber channel card. Debian kernels doesn't include support for fiber channel by default: you'll have to recompile a vanilla kernel and include this support. They don't know how to do this, so don't lose your time with them.

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Re: Debian on HP servers
Posted by Anonymous (60.238.xx.xx) on Sat 19 Jul 2008 at 18:24
Mate, I've been trying to implement FC into my Debian machines (primarily HP for a while now). I'd be happy to reimburse you for your knowledge in this area, please email me (aturner@turnerzworld.com)

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Re: Debian on HP servers
Posted by Anonymous (213.139.xx.xx) on Wed 30 May 2007 at 23:01
There is official support for Debian from HP but currently it's for Sarge, not Etch... but I think it's going to change in future. You can also buy a support pack for Debian.

http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/cache/390110-0-0-0-121.html

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Re: Debian on HP servers
Posted by Anonymous (217.216.xx.xx) on Sat 9 May 2009 at 02:56
Just for the record, in case someone came here looking for info about HP & Debian: even Lenny is officially supported now

http://h20247.www2.hp.com/enterprise/cache/390110-0-0-0-121.html

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HP's debian support is a joke
Posted by Anonymous (71.232.xx.xx) on Wed 21 Oct 2009 at 19:20
Lenny is NOT supported, except on a very select number of systems- and they tend to be the higher-end boxes. You can't even use components from other ssytems. For example, if you want to configure your P212 controller card, you're SOL; the HP array configuration tool won't recognize the card! They only distribute RPMs, but they won't install with "alien", at least on a 64-bit Lenny install.

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