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Is ProLiant Support Pack for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (i686) is must?

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sathyguy
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Is ProLiant Support Pack for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (i686) is must?

Friends,
We have installed RHEL AS 4 Update 5 successfully in DL380 G5 server.
My question is..... is the "ProLiant Support Pack for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (i686) Version 8" is necessary?
RHEL AS 4 Upadate 5 will be having drivers is it?
Please advice me.

thanks & Regards
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Ivan Krastev
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Re: Is ProLiant Support Pack for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (i686) is must?

In PSP pack you have the latest drivers for youh HP hardware, but its not a must for installation.

regards,
ivan
sathyguy
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Re: Is ProLiant Support Pack for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (i686) is must?

thanks....is RHEL AS 4 Update 5 having the drivers for dl380 g5 if not, is it installing the default drivers?
Steven E. Protter
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Re: Is ProLiant Support Pack for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (i686) is must?

Shalom,

Do you have to use it?

No.

Does it contain a lot of useful things that can make your life easier? Yes. I recommend it highly.

SEP
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sathyguy
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Re: Is ProLiant Support Pack for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (i686) is must?

SEP,

Sorry i didnt understand your reply.Please elaborate it.

thanks
Rob Leadbeater
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Re: Is ProLiant Support Pack for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (i686) is must?

Hi,

In my experience, HP Support will not give you assistance should you need to call them, if you don't have the ProLiant Support Pack installed, so yes it should be installed.

Although, there's usually no technical reason to require it - as the majority of the required drivers will already be in the kernel.

Cheers,

Rob
David Claypool
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Re: Is ProLiant Support Pack for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (i686) is must?

Without the PSP you do not get the benefit of Pre-Failure alerting on CPU, memory and hard drives.