Freebsd running on used Rack server

Donald Wilde dwilde1 at
Fri Jul 17 22:34:31 UTC 2020

On Fri, Jul 17, 2020, 14:13 John Levine <johnl at> wrote:

> In article <20200717192349.GA40739 at> you write:
> >You would want to play to FreeBSD's strengths. Ie. especially ZFS.
> >Ie many Dell servers would have a RAID card in them instead of a HBA for
> direct JBOD support.
> >ZFS really works best with direct access to the disks as a JBOD.
> My server is a Dell PowerEdge R410 with two Xeon CPUs, 32GB of RAM, and
> four disks
> set up as a pair of ZFS mirrors.  Works great.
> My main complaint has nothing to do with FreeBSD.  The iDRAC remote
> console software only
> works with Java 6 or older so I have to keep a deliberately not-updated
> old PC around to
> connect to it.

I used to work for that company on the M1000 team.

The iDRAC firmware was one of those nasty little projects where D forced
Americans to train their Indian and Chinese replacements before laying them
off to please Wall Street.


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