HP, IBM and Supermicro Servers Compatibility.
ivoras at freebsd.org
Fri Apr 16 21:15:11 UTC 2010
Miroslav Lachman wrote:
> Juanito Cassemiro wrote:
>> 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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