Anyone installed CentOS 7.3 to 7.7 on Dell R810 with AMD CPUs?

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DrDave
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Anyone installed CentOS 7.3 to 7.7 on Dell R810 with AMD CPUs?

Post by DrDave » 2020/12/22 13:48:30

I was looking for a server with a lot of RAM - not too fussed about CPU performance. I see a Dell R810 with 4 x AMD Opteron 6164s with 256 GB RAM at a modest price. The thing is, I need to install CentOS 7.3 to 7.7. Redhat don't support 7.x

https://access.redhat.com/ecosystem/hardware/939073

only to 6.x, but I wondered if anyone has managed to get 7.x to run on a Dell R810. Very often "supported" and "works" are different. Since I don't have the machine, there's nothing I can run to see what drivers it may or may not need.

Dave

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Re: Anyone installed CentOS 7.3 to 7.7 on Dell R810 with AMD CPUs?

Post by jlehtone » 2020/12/22 14:23:42

Note: CentOS 7 is currently based on "7.9". Anything older is not a real option.

Dell lists R810 as "Intel-based". R805 and R815 are "AMD-based". Are you sure about the "R810"?

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Re: Anyone installed CentOS 7.3 to 7.7 on Dell R810 with AMD CPUs?

Post by DrDave » 2020/12/22 14:26:26

According to this eBay item at least, it runs Opterons.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264908999392

maybe the seller is mistaken.

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Re: Anyone installed CentOS 7.3 to 7.7 on Dell R810 with AMD CPUs?

Post by TrevorH » 2020/12/22 14:51:01

They are mistaken, look at the 4th picture along from the left and it clearly says R815. The H200 is not a great RAID card but it should be supported by CentOS 7 out of the box.
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