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Date:      Mon, 19 Jan 2009 23:11:56 +0100
From:      Albert Shih <Albert.Shih@obspm.fr>
To:        Tobias Daub <hannes.flocke@gmx.li>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Experience with DELL PowerEdge 2900
Message-ID:  <20090119221156.GI76052@obspm.fr>
In-Reply-To: <49736DE6.40601@gmx.li>
References:  <49736DE6.40601@gmx.li>

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 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.


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