FreeBSD 6.0 compat with DL320 G4

William willay at
Thu Apr 27 18:35:10 UTC 2006

Thanks for your email,

I'm really happy to hear about the support, I'm looking at using the
sata disks! I'm not sure else to ask you have covered pretty much



On 27/04/06, No at <nospam at> wrote:
> > Our vendor preference is HP, if anyone could share their experience
> > with the following products (in regards of network/sata support and
> > anything else mentioning):
> >
> > HP DL140 G2
> > HP DL145 G2
> > HP DL320 G4
> > HP DL360 G4
> we tried dl320 g2, g3, g4, dl380 g3 with sata/ciss drives,
> 1-4gb ram, P4/XEON, DUAL-XEON with freebsd 5 and 6.
> as of the *bsd's, freebsd has the best support for the
> hp DL*s. sata support is not given for all embedded raid-
> controllers but you can still use raid 1 functionality
> using raidctl. hdd failures can render the system hang for
> 3-5sec's on sata devices but after this timeout, everything's
> fine. rebuild is sometimes only possible by os-command, pluggin'
> in the new drive is sometimes not enough ;-)
> nw/chipset support is working (at least on all machines we use).
> no performance issues, except you configure as router and you use
> many different irq's for all interfaces (only occurred on a machine
> with 8 interfaces).
> thermal zone / ipmi support is not really
> close to the vendors ideas and sometimes produces wrong
> numbers, but if you don't want to set fan-speed or check
> temp. on all mentioned devices, it's fine.
> also, system management like (red-power fail, red-fan fail, etc...)
> is not really talking to the os and vice versa, therefore you'll
> have to check for errors like this on your own.
> furthermore, bios/fw upgrades can sometimes be really annoying,
> if you don't have usb-boot-support you'd run into troubles because
> hp only delivers them for some specific os's and freebsd is not on
> the list.
> btw. if somebody reads this and thinks: hey, bullshit i know a way
> of doing this better and it works fine with my DL, please let me
> know!
> best regards and good luck w. the hw :-)

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