HP, IBM and Supermicro Servers Compatibility.

Ivan Voras ivoras at freebsd.org
Fri Apr 16 21:15:11 UTC 2010

Miroslav Lachman wrote:
> Juanito Cassemiro wrote:
>> Hi.
>> I want to know if the IBM, HP or Supermicro Servers are compatible 
>> with FreeBSD OS. Could you send me a hardware compatibility list with 
>> compatible servers?
> It depends on server model, not on manufacturer in general.
> I have some IBM, HP, Supermicro and Sun servers in production. But it 
> does not mean all IBM / HP / SM servers will work.

I'd agree but would also add that "most will work ok" - especially from 
the eariler Xeon 5000/5100/5200/5300/5400 series. These systems have 
hardware which is well tested and developed through the years - it would 
be an anomaly to find a configuration that doesn't work.

I have systems with all of the above CPUs on versions of FreeBSD from 
6.x to 8.x, with all of the above vendors (well, not all CPU+Vendor 
combinations :) ) and not a single unsolvable problem. I had the most 
problems with blade servers.

I'm writing this on a 2x 54xx system from SuperMicro.

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