Also you can't go wrong with spindle disks in a RAID 10... Part of my
issues are my own fault.  I fell prey to the rebate and marketing.

On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 11:49 AM, John Thompson <jthompson...@gmail.com>wrote:

> I'm working on setting up a RHEL 6.1 box.  I think 6.2 is still in beta...
> or was.
>
> I am having issues with some ssd's that came in the unit.
> (IBM had a 50% rebate on them)
>
> Its not that they won't work, its just that the stupid bureaucracy that is
> software support is annoying.  The OEM (Fusion-io) made a deal with IBM,
> that only IBM could support the drives if they are IBM branded.
> IBM support has been less than helpful.
>
> So I would say check the hardware vendors out if its any new hardware like
> SSD's or controllers, and maybe just buy direct instead of from IBM or HP.
>
> RHEL 6 has been out a year, but, it seems IBM and HP are slow to "Certify"
> drivers, etc.
>
> At any rate, in my mind RHEL 5 is a bad idea, because the kernel is really
> old and I would say in a year, no new machine will come with it.
>
> Plus I say this because the whole reason I'm doing this is because support
> ran out on AIX 5.3. (or is about to)
>
> So no point in going with an old release of the OS in my opinion for a new
> machine.
>
> However, other than that, I can't post any success stories... still
> working through it, and I haven't even made it to the Universe install yet,
> but, I'm close.
>
> Universe and Unidata are certified on RHEL 6.
>
>
> On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 11:28 AM, George Gallen 
> <ggal...@wyanokegroup.com>wrote:
>
>> I Guess it would depend on how much 3rd party software you use on the
>> unix level.
>>
>> I find it difficult sometimes getting up to date rpms for RHEL5.5,
>> without either
>> Using a hopefully trusted repository of someone else packed rpms, or
>> having to
>> Download the source and compiling directly - and hoping you have all the
>> dependacies.
>>
>> Before you upgrade, make a note of any third party (ie. MySQL, Python,
>> PHP, etc)
>> Levels, and after you upgrade to RHEL6 make sure you are at the same rev
>> level or higher.
>>
>> George
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org [mailto:
>> u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org] On Behalf Of Symeon Breen
>> Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 11:20 AM
>> To: u2-users@listserver.u2ug.org
>> Subject: [U2] redhat version
>>
>> Hi group
>>
>>
>>
>> We are getting a new machine to replace our aging redhat 4 box.  Our
>> hosting
>> partner has suggested that the best stable version of redhat is 5.7. Even
>> tho 6.2 is now out. Personally I would rather go 6.2 just to ensure we
>> have
>> the latest. The unidata matrix lists redhat 5 and 6 is supported for udt
>> 7.2.12
>>
>>
>>
>> Anyone have any comment to make on the relative merits of redhat versions
>> 5
>> and 6 ?
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> Symeon.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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