freeBSD 6 server motherboard recommendation ??
infofarmer at gmail.com
Thu Oct 20 11:39:57 PDT 2005
On 10/20/05, ke.han <ke.han at redstarling.com> wrote:
> Dear List,
> Yes I know this is an often asked question and there is lots of info on
> the web. But I have been reading for 6 hours and my head is swimming
> and I'm still am not closer to an answer. I need to get a freeBSD 6
> server in production in less than a week and don't have the skills to
> tweak and ensure the hardware is running optimally. So I need
> recommendations for a server motherboard that works well out of the box.
> In summary:
> I need a rock solid server motherboard for freeBSD 6 with the following
> 1 - 2 x CPU (Pentium or Opteron is ok with me)
> 2 - SATA (2 ports supporting RAID 1). If this is not possible, please
> recommend an add-on card that will do the job.
> 3 - 2 x Gig Ethernet ports (I have read many things about some Ethernet
> controller/drivers working better than others. I need great throughput
> without tweaking the freeBSD install)
> 4 - RAM (As long as the mobo is modern, the RAM choices should be fast
> thanks, ke han
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Tyan is a wonderful choice.
Still, you should consider buying a pre-built server.
I'll also say against a software controller raid solution.
If you really need 2 SATA in RAID 1, look into gvinum.
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