SAS 5iR - Dell Poweredge 860
I'm looking to run Pfsense on two Dell poweredge 860 systems:
It's configured with a SAS 5iR raid controller. It's not exactly on the HCL but I was woundering how hard it would be install drivers for these kinds of devices.
Does anybody have a suggestion?
Anyone has a clue? ;)
I think it'll work, but the driver has performance issues from what some people have said on the freebsd-stable list. If performance issues are the only problem with it, it shouldn't be a problem in a firewall scenario since disk I/O really doesn't matter unless you have a large scale Squid installation or some similar package using a lot of disk I/O.
Thanks for the response.
As you said it performance wouldn't be a problem as the main 'feature' would be natting and firewalling. Though as I understand there are some packages available for anti-virus / anti-spam. Those could be a nice add-on for customers not wanting to run theire own anti-rubbish package.
I think I'll give it a go then.
Let us know how it goes. I don't think anybody has tried the SAS PE 860's, I know some have tried the SATA version and had SATA issues but I don't know if that's still an issue.
jaw drops to floor
Lucky…..... I only have ONE 860 and it doesn't even have a RAID controller. (Not used for pfSense either)
It's got a Xeon 3060 though :)
Well, I guess if that's what you need, that's what you get!