Thanks for your email,

I'm really happy to hear about the support, I'm looking at using the
sata disks! I'm not sure else to ask you have covered pretty much



> > Our vendor preference is HP, if anyone could share their experience
> > with the following products (in regards of network/sata support and
> > anything else mentioning):
> >
> > HP DL140 G2
> > HP DL145 G2
> > HP DL320 G4
> > HP DL360 G4
> we tried dl320 g2, g3, g4, dl380 g3 with sata/ciss drives,
> 1-4gb ram, P4/XEON, DUAL-XEON with freebsd 5 and 6.
> as of the *bsd's, freebsd has the best support for the
> hp DL*s. sata support is not given for all embedded raid-
> controllers but you can still use raid 1 functionality
> using raidctl. hdd failures can render the system hang for
> 3-5sec's on sata devices but after this timeout, everything's
> fine. rebuild is sometimes only possible by os-command, pluggin'
> in the new drive is sometimes not enough ;-)
> nw/chipset support is working (at least on all machines we use).
> no performance issues, except you configure as router and you use
> many different irq's for all interfaces (only occurred on a machine
> with 8 interfaces).
> thermal zone / ipmi support is not really
> close to the vendors ideas and sometimes produces wrong
> numbers, but if you don't want to set fan-speed or check
> temp. on all mentioned devices, it's fine.
> also, system management like (red-power fail, red-fan fail, etc...)
> is not really talking to the os and vice versa, therefore you'll
> have to check for errors like this on your own.
> furthermore, bios/fw upgrades can sometimes be really annoying,
> if you don't have usb-boot-support you'd run into troubles because
> hp only delivers them for some specific os's and freebsd is not on
> the list.
> btw. if somebody reads this and thinks: hey, bullshit i know a way
> of doing this better and it works fine with my DL, please let me
> know!
> best regards and good luck w. the hw :-)
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