HP Server compatability

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at msu.edu
Mon Oct 1 09:39:00 PDT 2007

On Sat, Sep 29, 2007 at 04:21:26PM -0400, Tim Kellers wrote:

> I thought e would be purchasing a Dell 2950 to use as part of our 
> FreeBSD 6.2 server farm, (and thanks to everyone for their informed 
> replies), but due to other circumstances, our client wants to purchase a 
> HP ProLiant ML350 G5 SAS LFF - Rack Server.

We loaded FreeBSD on a Proliant 350 sometime back.   We at first thought
there was a compatibility problem, but it turned out to be some
component on the motherboard.   They replaced the motherboard and it
worked just fine.   It was not a rack mount model, but I doubt those
will work any differently as far as FreeBSD is concerned.


> The only experience I have with HP is their printers and I know nothing 
> about their server compatability with FreeBSD.  Does anyone know if this 
> unit is compatible with FreeBSD 6.2 or has anyone actually installed it 
> on one?  Any pointer to pitfalls and/or workarounds would be greatly 
> appreciated.
> Thanks
> Tim
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