Newbie to FreeBSD on SPARC - questions about Sun hardware

Kaya Saman SamanKaya at
Mon Jan 11 18:30:25 UTC 2010

Kaya Saman wrote:
> Hi,
> 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 
> platform/architecture??
> 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.....
> Many thanks,
> Kaya
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Hi guys....

is this list online or dead?

Sorry am just not used to a mailing list being this quiet! Usually 
within a few minutes or hours of signing up someone has posted something 
to the list (not meaning response to what I ask but just in a generic 



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