Sun Fire V480 compatibility question?
SamanKaya at netscape.net
Mon Jan 18 20:44:17 UTC 2010
Many thanks for everything Marius!!!
This has helped me tremendously :-)
Marius Strobl wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 09:45:07PM +0200, Kaya Saman wrote:
>> Just some more quick questions if you don't mind:
>> Can I add extra NICs to the v480 that will work with BSD - provided I
>> have a bridge that is supported?
> Yes, NICs driven by drivers included in GENERIC should work fine:
> V480 with version 4 Schizos also seem to work fine with Sun HME
> NICs (which are 32-bit) when leaving the on-board Cassini+ alone,
> which would be in line with the information provide for BugID
>> Last question is can I virtualize on this machine?? Obviously things
>> like Xen, Vbox, VMware, Xvm are all built for x86 machines but I have
>> heard about LDoms although I don't know if they will work with SPARC or
>> the v480 and most importantly BSD.
> With FreeBSD 8.0 it might be possible to use VIMAGE but I don't
> know how mature this generally is, I just know that a sparc64
> kernel with options VIMAGE at least doesn't instantly blow :)
> Otherwise you are limited to FreeBSD jails at best.
>> According to this:
>> it only supports Linux and Solaris?
> LDom support requires some changes to the boot loader and the
> kernel not present in FreeBSD so far.
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