PfSense over HP Proliant DL380 Gen8



  • Hi all,
    I would like to install version 2.0.2 of pfSense on a HP Proliant DL380 Gen8 with HP Smart Array P410i controller, but the pfSense can not find any type of disc.
    I read that this controller is supported by the module CISS/HPSA but how do I load it during boot from a USB stick?
    How would I go?

    Regards



  • Try the 2.1 Beta. It uses a slightly newer kernel and might have support. It would be wise to check the FreeBSD hardware support list. 2.0.1 and 2.0.2 uses FreeBSD 8.1 while 2.1 uses FreeBSD 8.3.



  • Hello

    I think the DL380 Gen8 has a new controller built in (SmartArray 420i, not the 410i). There are several options you have with the DL380 if the built in controller does not work with pfsense:
    1. install another PCIe controller that does work
    2. Use USB and embedded set up (internal USB port)
    3. use the SD card and embedded install

    Just a reminder that teh SD card is not HOT PLUG. server should be turned off before you install the SD card, otherwise it will not detect it and will not boot from it. If you manage to install it on SD or USB memory then chances are you will not need those $450+ SAS HDDs :D


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