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

Marc G. Fournier scrappy at
Wed Jun 28 16:16:09 UTC 2006

On Wed, 28 Jun 2006, Francisco Reyes wrote:

> Marc G. Fournier writes:
>> settled on HP Proliant servers .
> The problem with HP, as I see it,  is that they "officially" do not support 
> freebsd.. I even sent an email to ask.. and the categorically stated that it 
> is not supported.
> I would not want to standarize on something which is not guaranted will work 
> in the future with FreeBSD.

the problem is that none of the Tier 1 hardware manufacturer's support 
FreeBSD, and a growing number of places (ie. Adaptec / Intel) appear to be 
dropping support for it as well ...

Intel as an example, you can get storcon to manage the RAID controllers 
for both FreeBSD 4.x and 5.x, but they've not done similar for 6.x, which 
means I'm now "blind" on my RAIDs ...

With HP, at least, the ciss driver is smart enough to provide me with 
health info on my RAID controller, and I have the ability to manage 
everything remotely through iLO ...

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