Sun X4100 LSI1064 support

David Paul Zimmerman dpz at
Mon Jan 9 18:19:30 PST 2006

On Jan 9, 2006, at 8:24 AM, Vivek Khera wrote:

> On Jan 6, 2006, at 8:46 PM, David Paul Zimmerman wrote:
>> Hi, all.  We recently purchased a Sun X4100, which has the built-in 
>> LSI1064 SAS adapter.  So far a lot of stuff seems to work:
>> 	- autoboots the amd64 6.0-RELEASE disc1 CD
>> 	- USB keyboard and VGA monitor connected to the back work great
>> 	- gets all the way to the FreeBSD setup menu
> Prior to buying mine I did some research and found that SAS support is 
> probably a ways off, unfortunately.  So I purchased mine without disks 
> in the hopes of booting and running from the RAID card.... however, I 
> missed the fact that it only has low-profile slots and the LSI cards 
> are not available in low profile.
> Are you planning to run a RAID card on yours?  If so, which one?  The 
> only one that seems to have a chance of working for me is the Adaptec 
> 2230SLP (I need dual channel).

No, I'm just going to live off of an external USB drive for now.  I 
bought our X4100 because of the drop-dead gorgeous specs, presuming 
that FreeBSD would support it someday, and could be a test system for 
development efforts.  I've got no production plans at the moment; the 
Wiki that was going to be its sole tenant is going off to milk cows on 
a Web farm instead.  For now, I'm just happy that the SAS adapter is 
the only unsupported device that I've run across.


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