[geeks] IBM rant
patrick at zill.net
Thu Nov 30 10:33:06 CST 2006
On Nov 30, 2006, at 9:51 AM, Bryan Fullerton wrote:
> IBM x86 servers are ass. I'm supporting ~60 low-end IBM x86 servers at
> $WORK, mostly running RHEL. We seem to be using IBM because one of our
> execs has a good relationship with them from previous experience which
> was all AIX/POWER - sigh.
> Don't get me started about HostRAID. Or IBM's lights out management
> card that uses a PCI slot, even in 1U boxes. Or that our execs want us
> to try to get Solaris 10 x86 running on these machines.
Go for it! I have had no problems with IBM x325 (dual Opteron) and
even an old monstrous 4-CPU Netfinity 6000R (with 4x 700Mhz Xeons and
6GB RAM). Solaris runs better (given enough RAM) than Linux does IMHO.
Dunno about their RAID or LOM stuff though.
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