Proliant servers ?
david at landgren.net
Thu Jun 15 16:44:02 UTC 2006
David King wrote:
>> I'm planning to replace our mailhub with a new HP Proliant 380
>> with 2 or 4 processors.
> I have an HP Netserver 6000r, 4x700mhz, 4GB RAM, 4x80GB scsi disks. It
> will take up to six procs. It's presently running FreeBSD 5.4 without
> It runs beautifully, and I'm sure it would take 6.1 without trouble at all.
>> I warmly welcome any feedback on admins that runs FreeBSD SMP
>> 6.1 on that kind of machines with scsi disks.
Similarly, I have 6000r with 6 CPUs, 4x18Gb disks and 2Gb RAM running
6.0-STABLE (as of February 2006). I haven't seen anything suspicious in
any shape or form.
You might have to disable ACPI (or APCI, I can never remember: the thing
that does power management) explicitly, but that's probably a pretty
sane thing to do on a server.
I'm running 4.10 and 5.2.1 on a number of G3 DL-380s with HP SmartArray
RAID setups and no real problems either, apart from cruft slowly
building up (but hardly the fault of the OS). I would be pretty
confident about installing 6.1 on them (and I probably will this summer).
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