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Installing FREEBSD on HP ProLiant DL60 Gen9
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Ivan Kurtev
2015-12-16 10:47:34 UTC
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Hi All,

Is it possible to install FREEBSD 10 on following server:

HP ProLiant DL60 Gen9

Storage Controller->HPE Dynamic Smart Array B140i Controller

Network Card->HP Ethernet 1Gb 2-port 361T Adapter

Thank You for your attention!

Best Regards,
Dmitriy Kulikov
2015-12-16 20:34:43 UTC
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Hi!

Buying the server with B140i controller is not good idea for installing
FreeBSD. But it's a "question of money". ;-(
The entire series controllers Bxxxi often has bugs and performance
degradation in FreeBSD.
As a workaround to install FreeBSD with the controller Bxxxi you can use
following recommendation:
---------------------------------------------
Turn off the software RAID in BIOS, and it should work fine.

To disable the Bxxxi RAID, do this:

On Boot press F9 and enter the Setup

System Options
SATA Controller Options
Embedded SATA Configuration : Enable SATA Legacy Support

HP Dynamic Smart Array Bxxxi RAID Controller : Disabled

PCI Device Enable/Disable

Intel(R) SATA Controller #1 : Enabled
Intel(R) SATA Controller #2 : Enabled
HP Dynamic Smart Array Accelerator Manager : Disabled

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Network controller 361T should be fine.
Integrated network controllers of HP are working well too.

I just installed FreeBSD 10.2 on DL360 Gen9 server (K8N32A) with integated
network adapter, H240ar HBA disk controller and 2 HDD.
https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/hp-gen9-arrays-support.52588/#post-306304
http://forum.lissyara.su/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=43285&p=375871#p375871
It was difficult because HP is not interested in collaboration with FreeBSD.
But in general I guess that buying a server K8N32A is very cost-effective
for medium projects.
I used root on ZFS-sripe - it is a good modern solution.



Best Regards,
Dmitriy




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From: "Ivan Kurtev" <***@gmail.com>
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Subject: Installing FREEBSD on HP ProLiant DL60 Gen9
Post by Ivan Kurtev
Hi All,
HP ProLiant DL60 Gen9
Storage Controller->HPE Dynamic Smart Array B140i Controller
Network Card->HP Ethernet 1Gb 2-port 361T Adapter
Thank You for your attention!
Best Regards,
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Dmitriy Kulikov
2015-12-17 08:44:55 UTC
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Hi!

Using of gmirror is a legacy decision. I suggest you to study the documentation on ZFS. It provides many advantages, especially with larger drives (over 300GB).
In particular, ZFS provides quick system recovery when a sudden power-off (when fsck can run for a very long time).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZFS
https://blogs.oracle.com/roch/entry/when_to_and_not_to
http://www.solarisinternals.com/wiki/index.php/ZFS_Best_Practices_Guide
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E19253-01/819-5461/index.html
https://wiki.freebsd.org/ZFSTuningGuide
https://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=zpool&sektion=8
http://xgu.ru/wiki/ZFS


Best Regards,
Dmitriy


----- Original Message -----
From: Ivan Kurtev
To: Dmitriy Kulikov
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 12:11 AM
Subject: Re: Installing FREEBSD on HP ProLiant DL60 Gen9


Hi Dmitry,


Thank you very match for your urgent replay!


it was very useful for me. I will use gmirror, instead of B140i to build my mirror


Best Regards,


Ivan Kurtev



On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 10:34 PM, Dmitriy Kulikov <***@mail.ru> wrote:

Hi!

Buying the server with B140i controller is not good idea for installing FreeBSD. But it's a "question of money". ;-(
The entire series controllers Bxxxi often has bugs and performance degradation in FreeBSD.
As a workaround to install FreeBSD with the controller Bxxxi you can use following recommendation:
---------------------------------------------
Turn off the software RAID in BIOS, and it should work fine.

To disable the Bxxxi RAID, do this:

On Boot press F9 and enter the Setup

System Options
SATA Controller Options
Embedded SATA Configuration : Enable SATA Legacy Support

HP Dynamic Smart Array Bxxxi RAID Controller : Disabled

PCI Device Enable/Disable

Intel(R) SATA Controller #1 : Enabled
Intel(R) SATA Controller #2 : Enabled
HP Dynamic Smart Array Accelerator Manager : Disabled

---------------------------------------------
Network controller 361T should be fine.
Integrated network controllers of HP are working well too.

I just installed FreeBSD 10.2 on DL360 Gen9 server (K8N32A) with integated network adapter, H240ar HBA disk controller and 2 HDD.
https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/hp-gen9-arrays-support.52588/#post-306304
http://forum.lissyara.su/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=43285&p=375871#p375871
It was difficult because HP is not interested in collaboration with FreeBSD. But in general I guess that buying a server K8N32A is very cost-effective for medium projects.
I used root on ZFS-sripe - it is a good modern solution.



Best Regards,
Dmitriy




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To: <freebsd-***@freebsd.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 1:47 PM
Subject: Installing FREEBSD on HP ProLiant DL60 Gen9



Hi All,

Is it possible to install FREEBSD 10 on following server:

HP ProLiant DL60 Gen9

Storage Controller->HPE Dynamic Smart Array B140i Controller

Network Card->HP Ethernet 1Gb 2-port 361T Adapter

Thank You for your attention!

Best Regards,

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