SuperMicro 2U servers?

Philippe Lang philippe.lang at
Mon Jan 15 07:28:07 UTC 2007

owner-freebsd-questions at wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 11, 2007 at 08:43:06AM +0100, Philippe Lang wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Is anyone using FreeBSD 6.X in production on SuperMicro 2U servers?
>> Thanks for the info,
>> Philippe Lang
> Yep,
> We are using them at Juniper Networks. We have had very good luck
> with them. However we use SCSI disk instead of SATA so I don't know
> how well SATA works with FreeBSD 6.x. Our setup is 2 - dual core
> CPUs, 4 gig of ram, a pair of Adaptec SCSI RAID controllers. The OS
> disk is a pair of 72 gig SCSI mirrored and the other 6 bays have some
> configuration of SCSI disk in RAID 10. We use FreeBSD 6.2-RC2 because
> these motherboards use the Intel network chips and there was a
> problem with the em device. The patch to fix this got committed
> sometime in late October.        
> Josef

Hi Josef, thanks for your answer.

Are you using this motherboard?

I have just check on FreeBSD 6.2R hardware compatibility list, and they
don't mention the network controller. It's an

- Intel(r) (ESB2/Gilgal) 82563EB Dual-Port Gigabit Ethernet Controller

Hardware compatibility list says:

- The em(4) driver supports Gigabit Ethernet adapters based on the Intel
82540, 82541ER, 82541PI, 82542, 82543, 82544, 82545, 82546, 82546EB,
82546GB, 82547, 82571, 82572 and 82573 controller chips

Does the documentation simply need to be updated maybe?



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