[VoiceOps] Advantages to running Broadsoft on RHEL 5 vs RHEL 4

Mark Holloway mh at markholloway.com
Sun Oct 4 17:06:00 EDT 2009

I took a look at the latest (version 21) of the R14 Software  
Management Guide.  As of R14.SP9 you can use RHEL5.

5.3.1 Installation Options
BroadWorks is supported in RHEL 4 and RHEL 5 (Release 14.sp9 and  
later). The
installation of these two operating system (OS) versions is not  
exactly the same. The
following sections show the installation options required for each  

On Oct 4, 2009, at 1:08 PM, Mark Holloway wrote:

> It depends on what version of Broadworks you are running.  If you  
> don't follow the Software Management guide then TAC may raise a  
> concern if they see you running Broadworks on a version of RHEL that  
> isn't officially supported.  Broadworks R15 does give you the choice  
> of RHEL4 or RHEL 5.  I haven't looked at the docs for R16 which was  
> just released in August.  R17 is scheduled for April of 2010 and R18  
> is scheduled for late 2010.  Based on those timelines I would choose  
> RHEL5 if possible as I'm sure RHEL5 will become the only version  
> supported.  If you are thinking about R13 or R14, you may want to  
> ask TAC if it's ok to run RHEL5.  I do like the fact that RHEL5 uses  
> YUM.
> On Oct 1, 2009, at 10:59 AM, <Michael.Lively at cox.com> <Michael.Lively at cox.com 
> > wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> Does anyone have any information on advantages to running RHEL 5  
>> for Broadsoft Application servers over RHEL 4?
>> Specifically, are there any performance / scalability enhancements  
>> anyone has seen?
>> Michael Lively
>> Design Engineer
>> Cox Communications
>> michael.lively at cox.com
>> 404-269-3415
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