RAID support on the DL320 G4 is broken. HP uses Adaptec firmware and Adaptec has not provided Soren programming info on their metadata format, as he requested.
Ted >-----Original Message----- >From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] >[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of >[EMAIL PROTECTED]@mgEDV.net >Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2006 5:38 AM >To: email@example.com >Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] >Subject: RE: FreeBSD 6.0 compat with DL320 G4 > > > >> 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 :-) > >_______________________________________________ >firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list >http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions >To unsubscribe, send any mail to >"[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > >-- >No virus found in this incoming message. >Checked by AVG Free Edition. >Version: 7.1.385 / Virus Database: 268.5.0/325 - Release Date: 4/26/2006 > _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"