FreeBSD 6.0 compat with DL320 G4
tedm at toybox.placo.com
Fri Apr 28 18:58:47 UTC 2006
No, but you must make sure to turn OFF raid in the BIOS
settings or FreeBSD 6.1 will not recognize the drives.
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>[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of William
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>Subject: Re: FreeBSD 6.0 compat with DL320 G4
>Will this stop me using the drives without RAID?
>On 28/04/06, Ted Mittelstaedt <tedm at toybox.placo.com> wrote:
>> RAID support on the DL320 G4 is broken. HP uses Adaptec
>> firmware and Adaptec has not provided Soren programming info
>> on their metadata format, as he requested.
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>> >Cc: willay at gmail.com
>> >Subject: RE: FreeBSD 6.0 compat with DL320 G4
>> >> Our vendor preference is HP, if anyone could share their experience
>> >> with the following products (in regards of network/sata support and
>> >> anything else mentioning):
>> >> HP DL140 G2
>> >> HP DL145 G2
>> >> HP DL320 G4
>> >> HP DL360 G4
>> >we tried dl320 g2, g3, g4, dl380 g3 with sata/ciss drives,
>> >1-4gb ram, P4/XEON, DUAL-XEON with freebsd 5 and 6.
>> >as of the *bsd's, freebsd has the best support for the
>> >hp DL*s. sata support is not given for all embedded raid-
>> >controllers but you can still use raid 1 functionality
>> >using raidctl. hdd failures can render the system hang for
>> >3-5sec's on sata devices but after this timeout, everything's
>> >fine. rebuild is sometimes only possible by os-command, pluggin'
>> >in the new drive is sometimes not enough ;-)
>> >nw/chipset support is working (at least on all machines we use).
>> >no performance issues, except you configure as router and you use
>> >many different irq's for all interfaces (only occurred on a machine
>> >with 8 interfaces).
>> >thermal zone / ipmi support is not really
>> >close to the vendors ideas and sometimes produces wrong
>> >numbers, but if you don't want to set fan-speed or check
>> >temp. on all mentioned devices, it's fine.
>> >also, system management like (red-power fail, red-fan fail, etc...)
>> >is not really talking to the os and vice versa, therefore you'll
>> >have to check for errors like this on your own.
>> >furthermore, bios/fw upgrades can sometimes be really annoying,
>> >if you don't have usb-boot-support you'd run into troubles because
>> >hp only delivers them for some specific os's and freebsd is not on
>> >the list.
>> >btw. if somebody reads this and thinks: hey, bullshit i know a way
>> >of doing this better and it works fine with my DL, please let me
>> >best regards and good luck w. the hw :-)
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