Recommended servers for FreeBSD
terry at sucked-in.com
Mon Oct 29 21:58:58 PDT 2007
On Oct 29, 2007, at 2:15 PM, Byung-Hee HWANG wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-10-29 at 12:05 -0500, Eric Crist wrote:
>> On Oct 29, 2007, at 11:04 AM, Byung-Hee HWANG wrote:
>> How do HP servers compare to Dell? We're Dell fans here, but always
>> willing to look at something better.
> I do not know about Dell well. However i *really* want to use Dell
> if i
> have a chance. I think Dell is also good friend of FreeBSD.
If you're looking for a Dell recommendation, I'll give you one.
I've had nothing but great luck with them. So far, all their
hardware I've tried to use has been supported. There are rumors that
their newest systems have gigabit network cards that FreeBSD doesn't
have a stable driver for, so you're forced to install an Intel or
other one in one of the available PCI slots.
RAID works great, hot swap and the whole works. Even the RAID
battery status comes up in dmesg appropriately.
We tend to use used systems, as we're not in need of the fastest
systems out there, but we're looking at buying a couple brand-new
within the next month or so. If you're interested, trying buying a
box on eBay (great prices), and you'll be pleasantly surprised.
Eric F Crist
Secure Computing Networks
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Sorry for the awkward posting but I am at work so hence using a Windows
machine with Outlook.
I have attached a dmesg output of a Dell 2950 machine we recently purchased
and have running flawlessly on FreeBSD amd64 6.2-RELEASE.
Everything works great, didn't have to fiddle around with anything, GENERIC
kernel picked up everything also.
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