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FedoraNews: Integrating Fedora Core 2 on the Sun Fire v20

Aug 25, 2004, 10:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Antonello Piemonte)

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"For their good reasons, Sun supports only RHEL 3, SuSE SLES 8 or SuSE 9 on the v20z, but if you are in a situation where Fedora fits into your requirements, you can follow those steps to get complete control on the server hardware In this article I would like to describe how to integrate Fedora Core 2 (x86_64) with the Sun Fire v20z on board hardware in order to have full control of it.

"The Sun Fire v20z is a 1U dual Opteron server (details here) which sports an impressive set of features designed for what is called 'out-of-band' management, which in simple words, means to be able to 'talk' to the server hardware regardless of which OS you loaded on it. On the other end, you can also perform 'in-band management', which means, managing the hardware from whithin the loaded OS. In the Sun Fire v20z, this is done is through the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI)..."

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