Hi John, > Check out ixsystems.com. They build and support servers particularly for > FreeBSD (and other lesser unix-like OSes) and are competitively priced. The > pre-sales engineer I talked to definitely had a clue so you should be able > to make a good decision before you give them any money. :)
They look good, but I would prefer somebody in the UK since that's where I'm based. > If you're more of a do-it-yourself person then servers built around > supermicro boards should be reasonably compatible, but you'll want to > verify the network and storage chipsets beforehand if they're onboard. I run two legacy supermicro boxes and they seem fine. One of the reasons I use a lot of IBM is that if anything goes wrong they will send an engineer and fix it reasonably quick, where with DIY I don't have that kind of comfort. > HP ProLiant servers are generally decent. The onboard RAID is usually > supported by the ciss driver. I haven't dealt with HP yet, but I'm starting to seriously consider them. How is good is their support when things go wrong? Cheers, Andrew. -- __/_/_ w: http://darq.com/ __/_/_ m: 07971 10 20 88 / / t: 020 7100 1447 _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"