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Linux as host on X1600

 
jelka
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Linux as host on X1600

Hi 

 

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? 

 

Thanks,

Jesper

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Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Linux as host on X1600

Howdy,

 

From the quickspecs http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13839_na/13839_na.html

 

"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: http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/cache/458915-0-0-0-121.html

 

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?