SuperMicro 2U servers?
jgrosch at MooseRiver.com
Mon Jan 15 08:01:45 UTC 2007
On Mon, Jan 15, 2007 at 08:28:02AM +0100, Philippe Lang wrote:
> owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 11, 2007 at 08:43:06AM +0100, Philippe Lang wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> Is anyone using FreeBSD 6.X in production on SuperMicro 2U servers?
> >> http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/2U/
> >> Thanks for the info,
> >> Philippe Lang
> > Yep,
> > We are using them at Juniper Networks. We have had very good luck
> > with them. However we use SCSI disk instead of SATA so I don't know
> > how well SATA works with FreeBSD 6.x. Our setup is 2 - dual core
> > CPUs, 4 gig of ram, a pair of Adaptec SCSI RAID controllers. The OS
> > disk is a pair of 72 gig SCSI mirrored and the other 6 bays have some
> > configuration of SCSI disk in RAID 10. We use FreeBSD 6.2-RC2 because
> > these motherboards use the Intel network chips and there was a
> > problem with the em device. The patch to fix this got committed
> > sometime in late October.
> > Josef
> Hi Josef, thanks for your answer.
> Are you using this motherboard?
> I have just check on FreeBSD 6.2R hardware compatibility list, and they
> don't mention the network controller. It's an
> - Intel(r) (ESB2/Gilgal) 82563EB Dual-Port Gigabit Ethernet Controller
> Hardware compatibility list says:
> - The em(4) driver supports Gigabit Ethernet adapters based on the Intel
> 82540, 82541ER, 82541PI, 82542, 82543, 82544, 82545, 82546, 82546EB,
> 82546GB, 82547, 82571, 82572 and 82573 controller chips
> Does the documentation simply need to be updated maybe?
I just looked at the specs, the servers we are currently ordering are
Supermicros with the X6DHE-G2 motherboard.
We has had to use only 32bit processors because we are stuck we an old
vendor library (Don't ask)
Josef Grosch | Another day closer to a | FreeBSD 6.2
jgrosch at MooseRiver.com | Micro$oft free world | Berkeley, Ca.
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