Will it Support Dell R300



  • I have Dell R300 Server with a following configuration

    Configuration Dell R 300 Server
    Core2Duo E6305, 2MB Cache 1.8 GHz, 1066MHz FSB   
    ATIES 1000 Video Controller 32MBmemory
    2GB X 2 DDRII 667Mhz RAM
    Dual Integrated Broadcom 5722 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
    250GB X 2 Hot Pluggable HDDs 
    Redundant Power Supply                                                                                                                                                  RAID 0,1,5                                                                                                                                                                        8x SATA Slim DVD ROM Drive
    No Keyboard 
    No Mouse
    I will be putting Intel Pro 1000 Dual Port Server Adapter in it.So a Total of 4 network cards
    Which will be used for three different ISPs and One will be used for LAN

    My questions are will it support SATA Hdds in it plus the Broadcom network controller.



  • As pfSense is fully based on FreeBSD 7, it supports the same hardware as in: http://www.ch.freebsd.org/releases/7.0R/hardware.html



  • Make sure you put sata disks and a perc5/6 raid controller in it. I have read that sas doesnt work very well.



  • What about the network controller.

    I think it will not support it



  • Nics available with R300

    Network Adapter

    On-Board Dual Gigabit Network Adapter

    On-Board Dual Gigabit Network Adapter [Included in Price]

    Intel PRO 1000PT 1GbE Dual Port NIC, PCIe-4 [add $199]
    Dell Recommended

    Intel PRO 1000PT 1GbE Single Port NIC, PCIe-1 [add $139]

    Intel PRO 1000PF Fibre 1GbE Single Port NIC, PCIe-4 [add $399]

    Intel PRO 1000VT Quad Port 1GbE NIC, PCIe-4 [add $529]

    Broadcom 5708 Single Port 1GbE NIC w/TOE PCIe-4 [add $99]

    Broadcom 5722 1GbE Single Port NIC, PCIe-1 [add $59]

    Broadcom 5708 Single Port 1GbE NIC w/TOE iSCSI, PCIe-4 [add $99]

    2x Broadcom 5708 Single Port 1GbE NIC w/TOE iSCSI, PCIe-4 [add $198]

    2x Intel PRO 1000PT 1GbE Dual Port NIC, PCIe-4 [add $398]

    2x Intel PRO 1000PT 1GbE Single Port NIC, PCIe-1 [add $278]

    2x Intel PRO 1000PF Fibre 1GbE Single Port NIC, PCIe-4 [add $798]

    2x Broadcom 5722 1GbE Single Port NIC, PCIe-1 [add $118]

    2x Broadcom 5708 Single Port 1GbE NIC w/TOE PCIe-4 [add $198]

    2nd Network Adapter

    Intel® PRO 1000PT Dual Port Server Adapter, Gigabit NIC, Cu, PCIe x4 [add $199]

    Intel® PRO 1000PT Single Port Server Adapter, Gigabit NIC, Cu, PCIe x1 [add $139]

    Intel® PRO 1000PF Single Port Server Adapter, Gigabit, Optical PCI-Ex [add $399]

    Intel PRO 1000VT Quad Port 1GbE NIC, PCIe-4 [add $529]

    Broadcom® NetXtreme II 5708 Single Port Gigabit NIC w/TOE, PCIe-4 [add $99]

    Broadcom 5722 Single Port 1Gbe Ethernet NIC, PCIe [add $59]


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