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Date:      Tue, 12 May 2015 13:24:10 +0100
From:      Matthew Seaman <m.seaman@infracaninophile.co.uk>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: freebsd compatibility and Dell servers
Message-ID:  <5551F0EA.9080603@infracaninophile.co.uk>
In-Reply-To: <5551F04C.4090603@freebsd.org>
References:  <DB0774B022E446409787EA29CB3B70AE116E59@server.exchange.local> <5551F04C.4090603@freebsd.org>

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On 05/12/15 13:21, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 05/12/15 11:45, claire.boyer@arcitek.fr wrote:
>> The servers are all Dell servers :
>> -Dell PowerEdge R730 with one processor E5 v3, 6 cores with Intel netw=
ork card : Intel X520, double port, 10 Gb, 1Gbe, DA/SFP+, I350 DP
>> -Dell PowerEdge R730 with one processor E5 v3, 4 cores with Intel netw=
ork card : Intel X520, double port, 10 Gb, 1Gbe, DA/SFP+, I350 DP
>=20
> We're running FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE on a R730 quite happily.  The only
> gotcha we encountered was support for the H730 RAID controller -- this
> probes as an mfi(4) device but doesn't work properly (timeouts, IO
> failures, probably soon enough that you won't be able to complete
> installing the system).  You need to set hw.mfi.mrsas_enable=3D1 at the=

> loader prompt and then in /boot/loader.conf to override it into using
> the mrsas(4) driver, after which everything works like a charm.

Apologies: the hw.mfi.mrsas_enable=3D"1" setting should go into
/boot/device.hints, not /boot/loader.conf

	Cheers,

	Matthew




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