Can I install Debian on Supermicro SuperServer 6017R-72RFTP?

I was investigating Supermicro webpage and at some point it got confusing because I was not sure do I and for I have all necessary drivers, e.g. Ubuntu 12.04 Server ...

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    "Can I install Debian on Supermicro machine?" I don't see why not? – Braiam Apr 7 '14 at 16:31
  • Most of our test and production servers are Debian on Supermicro hardware. So you definitely can install it. Of course, different hardware will have different requirements, new stuff may require a newer kernel than in 12.04 LTS (or Debian stable). – derobert Apr 7 '14 at 16:34
  • If you're unsure, please edit your question to include details of the specific machine you're looking at. – derobert Apr 7 '14 at 16:35
  • @derobert Thanks. I have added specific machine. – Sylca Apr 7 '14 at 16:39
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    @Sylca OK, I've rewritten your question to be just about the one machine—if feel free to revert if you're unhappy about that, but beware that questions which aren't focused or alternatively are more about starting a discussion than asking a specific question are likely to be closed. – derobert Apr 7 '14 at 17:11

I have several Supermicro Servers that are running Debian Squeeze (6.x) and Wheezy(7.x). I have never had any problems with hardware compatibility. Honestly these days, with modern Debian releases, I haven't found much that I can't get it to run on.

The actual server motherboard and embedded hardware (NICs, Root Ports, RAM controller, SATA I/O, etc.) should be fine. When checking out basic compatibility some things that you may want to verify are:

  • CPU
  • RAID controllers
  • Video Card(s)

These are usually specified and are things that could provide compatibility issues. Several of my Supermicro Debian servers do have RAID controllers and I had no problems with the factory drivers.

I think you should be pretty safe with a new server and Debian Wheezy.

  • Yeah, listed drivers are the ones that I'm worried about. – Sylca Apr 7 '14 at 18:38
  • Just found the server on serversDirect, they were down earlier when i checked. I don't see anything there that would scare me at all. The machine looks solid imho. – datUser Apr 7 '14 at 18:46
  • OK, I'll try to install Debian today and see what happens. Thank you on your opinions, they were very helpful for me. – Sylca Apr 8 '14 at 8:19
  • It seems to be that Debian is compatible with my machine. Thanks for all!!! – Sylca Apr 8 '14 at 22:36

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