FreeBSD compatibility with HP ProLiant DL360p Generation 8
vmiller at hostileadmin.com
Thu Jun 14 11:52:01 UTC 2012
On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 6:41 AM, Olivier Mueller <om-lists-bsd at omx.ch> wrote:
> I need to order a few more servers for an internal project, and instead
> of the usual DL360G7 we now use without any problem with FreeBSD, there
> would now be the next generation, called "Gen8".
> Intel® C600 Series Chipset
> Intel® E5-2600 Processor Family
> Storage Controller : HP Smart Array P420i/1GB
> Network Controller : HP Ethernet 1Gb 4-port 331FLR Adapter
> (full specs: http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14211_na/14211_na.pdf )
I cannot comment on 9.x as we have not yet tested it on the 360p G8.
I can, however, say that we did not have problems with the RAID
controller with stable/8. We did have problems with the on-board NIC,
I don't remember what model it is, but it is based on the BCM5719
controller. We ordered a few PCIe Intel NICs and tried the 82571
which did work with stable/8. We've got on order a few of the HP
NC361T, which is based on the Intel i350, which we tested in a Dell
and it worked there. Again, all this is with stable/8, but generally
if the driver works in 8, it will work in 9.
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