Recommended servers for FreeBSD

Jonathan Horne jhorne at
Sun Oct 28 18:16:53 PDT 2007

Quoting Andrew Wasilczuk <andrew at>:

> Hi,
> I'm interested to see what servers people use for FreeBSD.  I used to
> buy the IBM xSeries x306 for firewalls and web servers and the x206 for
> low budget file servers, but both aren't being sold anymore.  I recently
> got a few IBM x3200 and x3550.  They are really nicely built and I
> hardly have any problems.  However, the on-board RAID controllers
> (Adaptec AIC-9580W) aren't supported under FreeBSD so I fit them with
> 3ware 9000 series RAID cards.  Although I really like those 3ware cards,
> it seems like an extra expense that could be avoided.
> What servers do you guys buy and why?  I would really like to have the
> on-board RAID supported. Do HP servers play well with FreeBSD?  If yes,
> which models would you recommend?
> Many thanks,
> Andrew.
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I have deployed many types of HP servers with FreeBSD 6.x, so far,  
none of them have had any issues (all using HP supplied or onboard  
RAID).  ML110 (G3 i think), ML150 G3 are my most recent, all the way  
back to the original ML530 G1, all no problems.
Jonathan Horne
jhorne at

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