Are hardware vendors starting to bail on FreeBSD ... ?

Marc G. Fournier scrappy at
Thu Jun 22 17:55:54 UTC 2006

On Thu, 22 Jun 2006, Tamouh H. wrote:

> I know there have been a lot of mentioning of 3Ware and SCSI. But I went 
> on 3WARE website and there is not a single SCSI Adapter RAID or else!
> In that case, the only real players left for SCSI are Adaptec and LSI 
> (aside from HP controllers). Adaptec is out of question for FreeBSD due 
> to its performance, so really only LSI left!

In our case, where we are dealing with co-located servers, we've finally 
settled on HP Proliant servers ... not only do I like the SAS drives (4 in 
a 1U rack so that I can use RAID1+0), but iLO is <name your diety here>'s 
gift to remote administration, and the HP RAID controllers actually 
provide FreeBSD with usual status information without requiring some 
external utility ...

Cost is a bit more, but when your servers are several countries south of 
you, and you hate disturbing the techs down there if you don't have to, 
the ability to see the BIOS (motherboard and RAID controller), as well as 
everything happening on the console ... and being able to reboot ... I'll 
pay the extra ...

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