Tyan alternatives cuz their support totally sucks

Ken Gunderson kgunders at teamcool.net
Thu Dec 1 16:28:34 PST 2005

Greetings List:

I've been really quite happy w/the Tyan barebones systems I've deployed
the past few months.  Until I needed support on a DOA TA26 barebones
unit.  I'll spare you the gory details but the nightmare is ongoing.  So
regardless of how much I like the product it pretty much isn't worth
jack in my book if support is piss poor when things go amiss.

Which brings me to the task at hand.  I need to deploy a front end
webserver.  Had a Tyan unit on order but, as my dear old granddaddy
used to say; "Screw me once shame on you, screw me twice shame on me".
So I'm looking for recommendations on Super Micro (reported to have
good support- if you have experiences with them good/ bad then please
share cuz I don't want to go down that rabbit hole again...) barebones
units known to work well under FBSD-6.0? 


1) Single Opteron should suffice
2) DDR400 ECC supported
3) SATA disk subsystem will suffice 2 drive gmirror conf.  4 drive
would be bonus.  SATA-II (or 3.0 I guess they're calling it now)

All this b.s. w/Tyan has chewed up far too much of my time so I need
something that will "just work" and not require any hardware
compatibility histrionics.


Best regards,

Ken Gunderson

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