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Date:      Sun, 4 Nov 2012 15:47:52 +0200
From:      Omer Faruk SEN <omerfsen@gmail.com>
To:        kpneal@pobox.com
Cc:        freebsd-scsi@freebsd.org, FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Dell H710 and H310 Raid Controller
Message-ID:  <CAG+r6L9ZFOgRwOOf+fezbCYPhHBr_hna6x8RM6_g_13KeJ5YRQ@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <20121102141056.GA64665@neutralgood.org>
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Hi,


Just tried 9.1-RC3 with R720 which has H710p( the only difference with H710
is 1 gb cache instead of 512mb ). It has recognized both H710p raid as
mfid0 and also network cards are recognized as bgeX (*BCM5720)* but network
cards times out (watchdog timeout) I think it is about
http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=31769&page=2

It seems right now only way to go with Rx20 Server models is to use Intel
cards (dell provides i350 chipset network interfaces as alternative)

PS: I really need your comments on R420 with H710 or R320 with H310 raid
controllers

Regads.


On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 4:10 PM, <kpneal@pobox.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 01, 2012 at 07:46:45PM +0200, Omer Faruk SEN wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Can anyone in this list verify that both RAID controllers are supported
> on
> > FreeBSD 8.3 or 9.1
>
> Negative on 8.3. I'm running a post-8.3-release 8.3-STABLE compiled after
> the new mfi driver went in.
>
> > H710 has  LSISAS2208 dual-core PowerPC ROC
> > H310 has LSISAS2008.
> >
> > I am planning to use these controllers on R420 and R320 Dell Servers. I
> > would also like to get comments on these two platfoms and if there are
> any
> > issues on FreeBSD 9.1 (I know it is RC2 right now)
>
> I've got an H710 in an R620. It works fine for me.
>
> Of course, my system is lightly loaded for the most part. The past couple
> of days I've had one client pounding on it via netatalk. It held up well
> considering ZFS performing really badly on a 96% full pool when writing
> a lot of data. But that's an outlier. Usually my system is lightly loaded.
>
> Make sure you turn off all power savings controls in the BIOS.
> --
> Kevin P. Neal                                http://www.pobox.com/~kpn/
>            On the community of supercomputer fans:
> "But what we lack in size we make up for in eccentricity."
>   from Steve Gombosi, comp.sys.super, 31 Jul 2000 11:22:43 -0600
>



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