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Can I install RedHat Linux on Blade BL860i2????

 

Can I install RedHat Linux on Blade BL860i2????

Please help me, I want to buy a server BL860i2, but HP says "Linux it´s not supported in i2", but Intel says "Itanium 2 it´s suported for linux".

I have the hope, that anyone installed linux on Itanium 2...

Thank you by your help....
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Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Can I install RedHat Linux on Blade BL860i2????

I don't think i2 is Itanium 2. In this case i2 is tukwila and what does RedHat say about it?
Hoff
Honored Contributor

Re: Can I install RedHat Linux on Blade BL860i2????

Ask RedHat directly, or check their hardware support listings. They'll have the information you seek here.

In terms of the general market, RedHat, Canonical and Microsoft have announced In retirement plans for their respective RHEL, Ubuntu and Windows Server products for the Intel Itanium series processors.

There are Linux distributions that do support Itanium, though you'll want to specifically determine which Linux distributions of interest have implemented support for the Itanium 9300 series "Tukwila" quad-core processors used in the i2-series HP products.

HP have announced that "HP is not planning to certify or support any Linux distribution on the new Integrity servers based on the Intel Itanium processor 9300 series" per"

http://h20341.www2.hp.com/integrity/w1/en/os/linux-on-integrity-overview.html

See the "software support" section here for various other links and details:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itanium
Sivaramakrishna_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Can I install RedHat Linux on Blade BL860i2????

Hi,

BL860c i2 is a new series of Blades with 4 Core Itanium Processors.

As of now only HPUX and Open VMS and Windows 2008 Itanium versions only supported.

If you wish to use Linux on Itanium, I think you can opt for BL860c which supports both Redhat and SuSE.

Siva
S_Logan
HPE Pro

Re: Can I install RedHat Linux on Blade BL860i2????

Hi Guido,

Please check the Quick Specs from HP-BL860c i2:

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13624_na/13624_na.html

OS Support(BL860ci2):


HP-UX 11i v3 Data Center Operating Environment (DC-OE)
HP-UX 11i v3 Virtual Server Operating Environment (VSE-OE)
HP-UX 11i v3 High Availability Operating Environment (HA-OE)
HP-UX 11i v3 Base Operating Environment (BOE)

NOTE: For more complete and up to date information on HP-UX 11i support, please visit the HP-UX11i website at: http://www.hp.com/go/hpux11iblades
OpenVMS 8.4 (choice of Mission Critical, Enterprise, or Foundation Operating Environment)
NOTE: For more complete and up to date information on OpenVMS support, please visit the OpenVMS website at: www.hp.com/go/openvms
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based systems
NOTE: For more complete and up to date information on Windows support, please visit the Windows website at: www.hp.com/go/integrity/windows


HTH,
Regards,
Surendar
I work for HPE

Accept or Kudo

Re: Can I install RedHat Linux on Blade BL860i2????

Thank you by your answers,

So it is impossible to install linux...

And if I install Linux as virtual machines on HP Integrity Virtual Machine or Microsoft HyperV??
kris rombauts
Honored Contributor

Re: Can I install RedHat Linux on Blade BL860i2????

Guido,

the IA64 Windows 2008 R2 release does not support the Hyper-V role. You need the x64 Windows 2008 R2 version for that functionality and run it on a x64 platform, not IA64.



HTH


Kris