FedoraNews: Integrating Fedora Core 2 on the Sun Fire v20

“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

“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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