HP Server compatability

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at msu.edu
Tue Oct 2 08:00:15 PDT 2007

On Tue, Oct 02, 2007 at 10:44:26AM -0400, Tim Kellers wrote:

> Thanks Jerry. I appreciate it. This HP stuff is uncharted water(s) for me.

Well, it should look just the same as using the Dell stuff, except
there might be a couple different device driver names and the escape
to BIOS during boot might be a different key.  All else should be
just the same.    If you got SCSI (or SAS) disk, about the only 
different driver might be the NIC and possibly a RAID card driver
and they work, just have different names.


> Tim
> Jerry McAllister wrote:
> >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.
> >
> >////jerry
> >
> >  
> >>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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