-----Original Message----- From: Toll, Eric [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Monday, March 27, 2006 7:47 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [suse-amd64] hardware question
Hello all. I may be making the switch to suse server 9 enterprise. Have a need to run Coldfusion MX 7 and don't want another server.. SUSE 9 Server Ent is a supported platform BSD isn't :(
I noticed that the Suse Box comes with both i386 and AMD64. Naturally I was leaning towards AMD64 version.
Now I am running FreeBSD-AMD64, very well on a system:
Gigabyte AMD 8111/8131/8151 / Socket 940 - 2x Opteron 2 Gb Regsitered ECC 3Ware SATA RAID Controller (Mirror) with (2) 250Gb WD Raid Edition Drives. ATI 128Bit AGP Video Card (X Accelerated)
Anyone see any major issues with my hardware? Dare I ask if the AMD64 linux kernel for suse is tuned "as good" as i386?
Any thoughts etc are welcome.
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[Black, Alain] Eric,
Your hardware looks pretty standard, so I wouldn't expect any errors.
SUSE (Novell) has a hardware database that you can check out for specifics. http://hardwaredb.suse.de/index.php?LANG=en_UK
Personally, I think that you are making a good choice. I have been very pleased with SUSE SLES 8 and 9 on the AMD64 platform as far as performance and stability. I have a server that was up for 377 days, before I shut it down to add more memory.
There is a recommended procedure for installing the ATI drivers that are downloaded from the ATI site where you turn them into an RPM and install the RPM so that YAST can keep track of it.
I have never installed the i386 version of SLES, but may be doing that this year for testing some Oracle components that are not certified on AMD64.