Le 18/01/2009 à 18:59:02+0100, Tobias Daub a écrit > Hi There, > > I'm pretty new to UNIX/FreeBSD and I'm going to install and administrate > FreeBSD on a DELL PowerEdge 2900. > > Does anybody have experience with that machine, or are there any known > problems, for example: > > - Perc RAID Controller > - attaching an APC to the machine and configuring the corresponding software > - ACPI >
I've many 2900 running with FreeBSD 7.1 --> Perc Raid Controller works fine, you got many information in the syslog, for example when the patrol (something the Perc does to check the status) is launch you got Jan 17 03:00:06 xxx kernel: mfi0: 7535 (285476400s/0x0020/info) - Patrol Read started Jan 17 09:42:11 xxx kernel: mfi0: 7624 (285500525s/0x0020/info) - Patrol Read complete of course you have all information about the status of your raid. With some little script like zgrep mfi /var/log/message in your crontab you can known when one disk is in failure. Perhaps you going to have some problem when you installing the raid volume because the FreeBSD installer (in 7.0) cannot make a primary partition on the raid volume. So you just need to make the newfs directly on the all volume For example : /dev/mfid0s1a 507630 220220 246800 47% / /dev/mfid0s1e 16244334 4091194 10853594 27% /usr /dev/mfid0s1d 507630 9194 457826 2% /tmp /dev/mfid0s1f 9135182 91608 8312760 1% /var /dev/mfid0s1g 32493962 784484 29109962 3% /share /dev/mfid1 3545005696 399709368 2861695874 12% /databases is the only problem I found. But it's not big problem. --> APC it's very easy to use cd /usr/ports/sysutils/apcupsd make install and configure the apcupsd that's all. --> ACPI : well what's you want to known ? For me when I push the button on the server FreeBSD make clean shutdown, when I use shutdown -p now FreeBSD make clean poweroff. It's all I need... HTH Regards. -- Albert SHIH SIO batiment 15 Observatoire de Paris Meudon 5 Place Jules Janssen 92195 Meudon Cedex Téléphone : 01 45 07 76 26 Heure local/Local time: Lun 19 jan 2009 23:03:55 CET _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"