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Date:      Fri, 17 Jul 2020 15:34:08 -0700
From:      Donald Wilde <>
To:        John Levine <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions <>, Doug McIntyre <>
Subject:   Re: Freebsd running on used Rack server
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <20200717211305.79C4F1D2C83C@ary.qy>
References:  <> <20200717211305.79C4F1D2C83C@ary.qy>

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On Fri, Jul 17, 2020, 14:13 John Levine <> wrote:

> In article <> you write:
> >You would want to play to FreeBSD's strengths. Ie. especially ZFS.
> >Ie many Dell servers would have a RAID card in them instead of a HBA for
> direct JBOD support.
> >ZFS really works best with direct access to the disks as a JBOD.
> My server is a Dell PowerEdge R410 with two Xeon CPUs, 32GB of RAM, and
> four disks
> set up as a pair of ZFS mirrors.  Works great.
> My main complaint has nothing to do with FreeBSD.  The iDRAC remote
> console software only
> works with Java 6 or older so I have to keep a deliberately not-updated
> old PC around to
> connect to it.

I used to work for that company on the M1000 team.

The iDRAC firmware was one of those nasty little projects where D forced
Americans to train their Indian and Chinese replacements before laying them
off to please Wall Street.


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