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

Jon Radel jradel at vantage.com
Sun Oct 4 17:23:28 EDT 2009

R13 was EOM (end of maintenance) as of August 28 and R14 up through SP8 
will be EOM on October 30, so they're probably off the table for a new 
install (or should be).  If it were me, given what I've gleaned in dribs 
and drabs from people at Broadsoft, and I could do any platform I 
wanted, I'd lean towards IBM blade servers running RHEL5, simply because 
that appears to be the most supported platform most likely to be 
supported for the longest period, and I really hate migrations.

--Jon Radel

Mark Holloway wrote:
> 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 
> version.
> 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 
>> <mailto:Michael.Lively at cox.com>> <Michael.Lively at cox.com 
>> <mailto: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 <mailto:michael.lively at cox.com>
>>> 404-269-3415
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