PfSense 2.2.4 + Dell PE R300
I have a SAS 6I/R SAS raid controller but have issues when installing to hard drive. From what I can gather I could use (mrsas). How would one accomplish this during a live CD install?
If the SAS 6I/R SAS is a no go would there be another Dell controller that would work?
Or as a last result I may just install Ubuntu + Virtual box and run a virtual PF install…
put esxi on the r300 if baremetal doesn't work
What raid have you built with the current card ? It will not expose any drives until they are in some type of raid. Even a single drive raid 0 will work to get the drive exposed.
the Perc5 from a pe 2950/1950 model will work and is comparable with that hardware. You may need a new sas cable for the backplane.
ended up using a Perc5 controller instead of the 6.. works ok now