I have a Xeon Xserve running Mac OS X Server 10.4. I'm very much not a fan of Mac OS X Server, and would prefer running plain old Mac OS X 10.5 on it.
But I'm worried that I'd lose some features in the "upgrade", such as:
Fan control. The Xserve is loud, but I doubt it's running all fans at 100% all the time when running on OSXS. Does OSX have the same fan-control smarts as OSXS?
Hardware Watchdog. A nice Xserve feature is auto-restart even in the face of a Kernel Panic. Will this critical feature still work under OSXS?
Server Monitor. Mac OS X 10.5 doesn't come with this application. Can I just copy over the binary from my OSXS 10.4 install? Worse case, can I buy a copy of OSXS 10.5 and copy it over from there?
RAID Utility. This one I'm less concerned about since this seems to come with Mac OS X 10.5. I'm assuming it can do the same things.
Can anyone address on these concerns? Are there other gotchas I've missed?