PowerEdge 860 (Resend)
Brian A. Seklecki
lavalamp at spiritual-machines.org
Wed Jan 9 09:42:09 PST 2008
[Sorry if this is a resend to some -- I do not see that it made it
through the first time --- possibly spam filtered due to a DNS problem
with my personal domain.]
There are scattered reports in late 2006 / early 2007 of success using
the PE 860 w/ the SAS RAID, but not w/o the RAID (normally paired with a
Would anyone be willing to share some dmesg(8) output? W/ or w/o the
RAID PERC SAS5iR mfi(4)? RELENG_6 or RELENG_7? Post your dmesg(8) to
dmesgd at NYCBUG?
Here's an 850 w/o RAID:
I'm curious how far the 860 is from the 850?
Presumably they replaced with bge(4) with bce(4) (They offer both add on
"BC NetXtreme II 5708 1-Port" as well as "NetXtreme 5721") and also
replaced ICH7 with ICH8 or ICH9, but I'd like to check with other
An OpenBSD dmesg(8) suggests "Intel 82801GB IDE"
...But that's in a model with a SAS5iR installed where the optical disk
The IDE controller may be different with no RAID.
The lower-end 850 w/ the Core2 or genuine P4 non-Xeon is essentially
desktop-class hardware, so I don't imagine anything too exotic.
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