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Which OS is suitable for HP DL 585 DC G4 4xOpteron 8218

Unix- Learner
Occasional Visitor

Which OS is suitable for HP DL 585 DC G4 4xOpteron 8218

Hi,
We got HP DL 585 DC G4 4xOpteron 8218 server. we need to clarify which OS is best fit for this configuration.

Can we install any flavour of Unix in this .

Please advice
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larstr
Advisor

Re: Which OS is suitable for HP DL 585 DC G4 4xOpteron 8218

- What are your needs?
- What is your linux knowledge?
- Do you need official support?

You should also figure out what distros your applications support.

Then you have a list of distros that are supported on both your hw and your sw.

Bottom line is that probably all newer distribution would probably work, but only a few are certified.

Lars
Unix- Learner
Occasional Visitor

Re: Which OS is suitable for HP DL 585 DC G4 4xOpteron 8218

What are your needs?

We are getting the server with above mentioned configugration. We need to install oracle database 10g on this server for our application.Before going for oracle setup we need to know which OS is best fit for this series of server.

What is your linux knowledge?
User level

Do you need official support?
if its possible, its fine
larstr
Advisor

Re: Which OS is suitable for HP DL 585 DC G4 4xOpteron 8218

Oleg Mochkin
Trusted Contributor

Re: Which OS is suitable for HP DL 585 DC G4 4xOpteron 8218

Hi !
Current generation DL585 - G2. DL585G2 is certified for Solaris 10 (32-bit and 64-bit mode) also. See "ProLiant server support matrix - Solaris x86" http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/cache/493908-0-0-0-121.html
BR, Oleg.
Joshua Small_2
Valued Contributor

Re: Which OS is suitable for HP DL 585 DC G4 4xOpteron 8218

Not to offend, but I would be concerned that you are purchasing a server and THEN deciding what to do with it.

You state you are installing Oracle. I would be talking to the person running your database. You may find he insists upon HP-UX for your purposes. Then suddenly, this server is not acceptable for you.

More and more database applications are Windows only. If you want to run such an application, the unix flavor you choose becomes irrelevant. Instead, you want to go and decide between Windows 2003 Standard and Windows 2003 Enterprise.

I suspect there is much more planning to your requirements than "what will run on this hardware".