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IBM Server x3350

Filed under: — jimmy @ 9:35 pm

A few months ago I bought the new x3350 Server. Previously the x3250 was my standard model for small solutions. But I was always missing some important features which are now available with the x3350. These are:

  • Hot-swap redundant power supplies
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet for bonding
  • Light path diagnostics

Thank you IBM for exactly implementing my wishlist ;-)

When I installed Debian etch on the machine everything worked fine except the broadcom NICs. They were not detected so I had to use a newer kernel.
The problem was solved when “Etch and a half” was released because the 2.6.24 kernel includes a newer tg3 module.

2 Responses to “IBM Server x3350”

  1. Craig says:

    What do you do to view RAID status, etc on this model?

    I haven’t managed to shoehorn the redhat tools onto debian, not find an alternative solution.

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