which linux kernel version do I install

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hi ..need help,

 

 I need to install rhel on HP ProLiant DL380 G6, having 16 GB RAM and 16 CPU. Which rhel 5.5 kernel version is appropriate for it .

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Dear Charu,

 

Go with RHEL 6.2. HP DL380 G6 is very good server.

In choosing for Linux kernel, you can choos anyone later from RHEL 5.5 for this hardware.

 

I will say choos RHEL 6.2, and enjoy the flavour, I am loving it ...:-)

 

rgds,

Shyfur

Hi Charu,

 

You may also be interested in reading the following articles

 

http://www.redhat.com/products/enterprise-linux/server/compare.html

 

https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/articles/3078

 

We would recommend you to go with the latest version of all the packages.

 

-Nitin

Dear Charu,

 

 

What kind of application do you want to run on this machine?

 

Oracle for example does not yet support RHEL 6.x atleast not that I know.

 

I would go for the latest release that is supported for your machine and software. Most of the time the ISV is leading.

 

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Jan Gerrit Kootstra

Jan,

 

Oracle announced certification on RHEL 6 on 22-Mar-2012:

 

https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/articles/71633

 

Andrius.

hi all ... thanks for all the replies. but  I just need to reframe my question,

 

If I install RHEL 5.5 or higher then should I go with normal kernel version or with kernel-smp and kernel-hugemem also alongwith since server is having 16 core and 16GB installed on it.

hi ... thanks for  the reply. but  I just need to reframe my question,

 

If I install RHEL 5.5 or higher then should I go with normal kernel version or with kernel-smp and kernel-hugemem also alongwith since server is having 16 core and 16GB installed on it.

Andrius,

 

 

Thanks for the update.

I asked our DBA's and Metalink (now My Oracle) did not show this information just an hour ago.

 

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Jan Gerrit Kootstra

Charu,

 

 

kernel, for the others are not available since RHEL 5.

 

Only if you want to use MRG you would need a kernel-rt.

 

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Jan Gerrit Kootstra