HP Proliant DL385 G8 - 10GE-card FreeBSD compatible?

Daniel Feenberg feenberg at nber.org
Thu Nov 21 13:24:16 UTC 2013

We have used HP NC%@#SFP and Chelsio N320E 10GBE NICs with FreeBSD 9.1, 
but not in HP computers. FreeBSD worked fine with both, and no additional 
software or drivers were required. I can't imagine that the motherboard 
brand would affect that. The Chelsio carded wouldn't PXE-boot unless we 
had a Chelsio brand DAC, which was hard to get (Chelsio didn't keep them 
in stock). Once booted, though, it ran fine. We could go 100 million
packets without dropping one.

These cards run too hot to touch unless specially cooled.

Daniel Feenberg

On Thu, 21 Nov 2013, Ewald Jenisch wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm thinking about upgrading a HP Proliant DL385 G8 Server with a 10GE
> NIC.
> Is anybody out there successfully running FreeBSD (9.2) on such a
> Proliant Server with a 10GE-card?
> Thanks much in advance for any hints,
> -ewald
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