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Re: Linux as host on X1600

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Linux as host on X1600



I need a new NAS for a pure Linux environment. I've been looking at X1600G2 w. 24TB, it is just what I been looking for.

But it comes with Windows Server installed on it. For full functionality with our Linux environment I want to install Linux (Debian or RHEL) on if as host.

Is this possible? I am not asking if it is supported, just can it be done?

Look like the Linux drivers for e.g.. RAID controller exists, so I would say chances are good. If not, any suggestions for an Linux compatible alternative? 




Johan Guldmyr
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Re: Linux as host on X1600



From the quickspecs


"The X1600 G2 is built on a HP ProLiant DL180 G6 server chassis," - but with a custom motherboard for iLO2.


If the DL180 G6 can handle your linux-based OS you _should_ be fine, but maybe not.


You should be able to find it here:


but the link to linux isn't working for some reason..


Why not get a DL180 G6 and then install whatever OS you want on it?