Newbie to FreeBSD on SPARC - questions about Sun hardware
SamanKaya at netscape.net
Mon Jan 11 00:34:35 UTC 2010
I'm quite new to FreeBSD as the only things that I've done are a lot of
research and created a radio from it on an x86 box!
I run a few SPARC based systems currently which run a combination of
OpenSolaris, SXCE, Solaris9 and 10 and am planning to upgrade to more
Sun hardware pretty soon within the next few weeks.
I plan to grab a Fire V480 and use it as a mainframe server so I have to
ask about the compatibility of Sun hardware and FreeBSD SPARC port??
The reason why I need to know is that I had Sun Raid Manager 6.22.1
installed on Solaris 10 then upgraded to SXCE on a Sun Enterprise 420r
server which was hooked up to an A1000 and D1000 disk boxes.
Subsequently RM6 didn't work anymore when installed on SXCE as was EOL
so I have a concern that if I get the V480 and hook something like a Sun
S1 or the A/D1000's up to it will the OS detect the hardware and enable
me to create LUN's or at least format and partition the drives?
Also, since I currently run Linux on many of my platforms I am wondering
how the SPARC port differs if at all from the x86 software wise?
With Linux for example if one installs say the Fedora or Debian distro
on any non-x86 hardware things are removed; my main needs are to run
Cacti, Munin, and perhaps even Icecast2, Darkice, Xmms2 and Dupal5....
ok Dupal is a php app so should work but the rest of course are of concern!
Just quickly to finalize my questions: how does the performance of
FreeBSD on SPARC compare with running Solaris on the same
Basically apart from applications residing in the ports collection what
other benefits will I get? Like Solaris has Zones while BSD has Jails -
that kind of thing I'm after.....
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