Proliant 3000 and Linux

Klaus Schiffgens
Occasional Advisor

Proliant 3000 and Linux

Has anyone experience running SLES 10 or Fedora on a Proliant 3000? Is it running or should I consider installing it on another hardware? Server is a Pentium II 333 MHz with 576 MB RAM, Smart Array 2DH Controller with 54 GB harddisks.
Any advice would be appreciated.

Regards, Klaus
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Proliant 3000 and Linux


The CPU is too slow. I believe Fedora Core 3 or 4 would work with it.

Maybe FC5.

Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Proliant 3000 and Linux

You would need a slightly older release of a Linux OS to run on this server due to it's hardware configuration.

Ideally, for best results and performance, I would recommend Red Hat Linux 6.1/6.2/7.0 or SUSE Linux 6.3/7.0. The advantage is, not only will these run better on the ProLiant 3000 server, you would also get the required drivers and management software.

Here's what Novell recommend:


PS: Although Novells' hardware recommendations seem to match the hardware on the server, the performance may not be the best you can get out of the server.
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliant 3000 and Linux

Maybe a bad answer for you but... Time to let this server die... You will have more costs maintaining this server than buying a new one.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?