Utilisation and Configuration Guide of HP Products under Linux (Version 0.93)

Bruno Cornec

Hewlett Packard


Revision History
Revision 0.8- The 25th of July, 1999 -Revised by: Bruno Cornec
Revision 0.85- The 7th of September, 1999 -Revised by: Bruno Cornec
Revision 0.86- The 27th of September, 1999 -Revised by: Bruno Cornec
Revision 0.87- The 19th of January, 2000 -Revised by: Bruno Cornec
Revision 0.88- The 15th of March, 2000 -Revised by: Bruno Cornec
Revision 0.89- The 8th of July, 2000 -Revised by: Bruno Cornec
Revision 0.90- The 11th of August, 2000 -Revised by: Bruno Cornec
Revision 0.91- The 11th of October, 2000 -Revised by: Bruno Cornec
Revision 0.92- The 27th of December, 2000 -Revised by: Bruno Cornec
Revision 0.93- The 6th of March, 2001 -Revised by: Bruno Cornec

This document describes the use of products available in the Hewlett-Packard (HP) catalog with Linux and some free software. It gives the state of the support for hardware, software to use, answers to some frequently asked questions and gives elements of sizing. The goals are to offer a general view of free software functions and their use at best with HP products; as well as to make new users of HP products rapidly operational and also to allow others to choose their products knowing facts.

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
1.1. Presentation
1.1.1. New versions of this document
1.1.2. Suggestions
1.2. Aknowledgements
2. Presentation of Linux and Free Software
2.1. Some definitions
2.1.1. Free Software or Open Source software
2.1.2. Examples and counter-examples
2.1.3. Linux Linux technical characteristics
2.2. Free software concepts
2.2.1. Free software philosophy
2.2.2. The choice of free software Marketing argumentation Financial argumentation Technical argumentation Solutions argumentation Service argumentation
2.2.3. Wrong ideas on free software
2.2.4. Real problems around free software
2.3. Linux and other operating systems
2.3.1. Linux and other proprietary Unix (HP-UX, Tru64, AIX, Solaris, Irix)
2.3.2. Linux and SCO
2.3.3. Linux and Windows NT
3. Linux and HP products
3.1. Informations on HP products and Linux
3.1.1. General informations
3.1.2. Particular announces
3.2. HP hardware supported by Linux
3.2.1. Intel based computer range The desktop range (Brio, Vectra, Kayak) Desktop computer accessories The portable range (OmniBook) Portable accessories The server range (NetServer) NetServers accessories Complementary informations
3.2.2. The monitors range
3.2.3. PA-Risc based computer range
3.2.4. The IA-64 range The IA64 server range Complementary informations
3.2.5. X Terminals
3.2.6. The printing product range General points Control codes
3.2.7. All-in-one range
3.2.8. Digital imaging product range The scanners range (ScanJet) The Digital Sender The CapShare
3.2.9. The Storage products range Tape based products
3.3. HP software and free software
3.3.1. HP softwares under Linux
3.3.2. Third party softwares linked to HP for Linux
3.3.3. Free softwares under HP-UX
3.3.4. Free softwares under MPE/IX
3.4. Support of HP solutions under Linux
3.5. Training on HP Linux solutions
3.6. HP as an Open Source Software user and contributor
4. Solutions and Sizing
4.1. Linux as file and print server
4.1.1. Linux as file server
4.1.2. Linux as print server
4.2. Internet/Intranet Linux server
4.2.1. Web Server
4.2.2. Mail Server
4.2.3. Firewall/Proxy/Web-Cache server
4.2.4. Directory server
4.3. Linux as computing server
4.4. Linux as an office server
5. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
6. References
7. Contributors
8. Future versions
List of Tables
2-1. Performances of Free Software
3-1. Brio and Linux
3-2. Vectra and Linux
3-3. e-PC and Linux
3-4. Kayak and Linux
3-5. Visualize and Linux
3-6. Desktop computer accessories
3-7. OmniBook and Linux
3-8. Portable accessories
3-9. NetServers and Linux
3-10. Appliance Servers and Linux
3-11. NetServers accessories
3-12. HP Monitors and Linux
3-13. HP IA-64 Servers and Linux
3-14. Printer Control codes
3-15. Scanners and Linux
4-1. Sizing of a file server
4-2. Sizing of a print server
4-3. Sizing of a static Web server
4-4. Sizing of a dynamic Web server
4-5. Sizing of an e-mail server
4-6. Sizing of a Firewall/Proxy/Web-Cache server
4-7. Sizing of a LDAP server
4-8. Sizing of an office server
6-1. Web sites of HP
6-2. Other fundamental sites on Linux and Open Source Software
List of Figures
2-1. Server operating system repartition in 1998 (IDC).
2-2. Server operating system repartition in 1999 (IDC).
2-3. Web server software by Netcraft between 1995 and 2000.
2-4. Repartition of Internet servers by IOS Counter in April 1999.