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lastgreatone
Regular Advisor

best hardware

Trying to find out how Blade servers stackup against HP ProLiant servers configured with linux and Oracle IAS. Anyone have any feedback?
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Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: best hardware

Possibly for a bit more complicated with configuration, but if you advanced should be not a problem. What your main concern or worries?
lastgreatone
Regular Advisor

Re: best hardware

My concern well in your reply you say, "configuration" might be a problem. That's a concern.

I want to install RHAS 4.0 how much trouble will it be to install? I currently use RedHat fdisk partitioning tool, does this still work on the Blade server? Performance is also an issue, just wondering if the throughput is faster on ProLiant versus Blade. I was originally considering an RedHat itanium server for faster throughput.

Is NIC teaming configurable on HP Blade?

Is mirroring and / or RAID configurable? What is the smallest primary disk available on HP Blade?

That sort of concern. Sorry may be trivial to you but I'd like to move forward.
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: best hardware

Actually there will be not a big difference for HW options compare to Proliant, except way how you communicate to Blades and installing O/S.
You still can use Linux tools and make RAID (limitation with 0 or 0+1).
Network adapters you have at least 4 per blade (except 30's series).
Teaming is Configurable
Disks and sizes identical to Proliant DL, ML


Few links
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliant-bl/p-class/documentation.html
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/blades/solutions/solutions-overview.html
http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/cache/7567-0-0-225-121.html
http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/cache/80365-0-0-0-121.aspx
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor