22 Apr 2004 mrcsparker   » (Journeyer)

Hewlett Packard Itanium 2 and Red Hat Advanced Server 3

Okay, I am getting frustrated. Red Hat Advanced Server 3 was supposed to be released for HP Itanium 2 last Friday and I just found out it is now (maybe) going to be released this Friday (maybe). I keep getting different answers and I am fed up. I have a server sitting in the back collecting dust and I am stuck with it.

I should have gotten a Sun Opteron.

This was just a test system to see how the Itanium 2 servers are, and after a few months of dicking around I have no clue how well the Itanium 2 works. We are not going to be ordering any more, though, due to the crappy quality of HP customer service. I wish that I could just get a clear answer. I would use Advanced Server 2.1, but I am being told that 3 is coming out "real soon".

Plus, the box was supposed to come with raid installed, and it came in another box. The card hardly fit in the server.

My advice to anyone looking at the Itanium 2 - unless you have a direct phone to Carly, look elsewhere.

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