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

User Freebsd freebsd at
Wed Jun 28 22:26:46 UTC 2006

On Wed, 28 Jun 2006, Nikolas Britton wrote:

> On 6/28/06, Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC <chad at> wrote:
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>> Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC
>> Your Web App and Email hosting provider
>> chad at
> Do you offer Xen hosting Chad?.. and back on topic... What's the point
> of iLO Marc? What's wrong with having your server text message your
> cell phone and then you ssh in and check what's wrong / fix it? If
> it's a hardware problem you'll have to show up anyways, right?

iLO allows me to power cycle my server, re-install the operating system, 
access the BIOS, access the console, etc ... all operating system 
independent (or with no operating system installed at all) ... the only 
'hands on' I need is, as you put it, to replace hardware that might go 
wrong, but, for instance, with 'just a serial console', like the non-HP 
servers, I have to get a remote tech to power cycle whenever the deadlocks 
I'm experiencing right now happen ... with iLO, I login to the iLO CLI, 
and tell the server to reboot itself ...

Marc G. Fournier           Hub.Org Networking Services (
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