Sun Fire x2100

Mike Galvez galvez at
Thu Jan 4 21:09:08 UTC 2007

On Thu, Jan 04, 2007 at 03:29:05PM -0500, David Robillard wrote:
> >Just finished searching the archives and net and turned up a few
> >answers. I also checked the AMD64 release notes for FBSD 6.1.
> >
> >Is anyone running FreeBSD on a Sun Fire X2100? Any caveats I should know
> >about? Looks like it should be a simple install and run. We will be
> >using these servers as outbound SMTP servers so they will be running
> >just the minimum mail services, smtp-auth, and clamAV.
> Hi DAve,
> I had a Sun Fire X2100 in here a year ago to test it. It installed ok
> using FreeBSD/amd64 RELEASE-6.0. My guess is that it should be alright
> with 6.1 or the upcoming 6.2.
> Your best bet is to get a Sun rep loan you one of them so that you can
> try it out. If they refuse, the sometimes have some in their own
> offices which you usually can go to and try it.
> Here are the ifconfig(8) and (rather long) dmesg(8) output from the
> Sun Fire X2100 running a GENERIC FreeBSD/amd64 RELEASE-6.0 kernel on
> January 8th, 2006.


I also have a few of these machines. They are running FreeBSD 6.2-BETA2 and
have been in service since October with no problems. I plan to bring them
up to Stable as soon as it's ready.

I am only using the bge ethernet adapters.



Michael Galvez   
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