[rescue] Foiled again! *gnash*

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Wed May 14 20:36:32 CDT 2008

Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> On Wed, 14 May 2008, Phil Stracchino wrote:
>> The bad news:  There's no point in me running Solaris 10 on it because
>> the 3Ware 9500 controller in it is completely unsupported under
>> Solaris x86.  Can't see the disks at all.  And if I don't run Solaris
>> 10 or OpenSolaris on it, I don't get to use ZFS or zones.
> Yep.  I hit that -exact- -same- -blockade- with my Xeon box.  Neither
> 3ware nor Sun is inclined to support the other's products for some
> reason.
> FreeBSD 7, however, has excellent support for those devices, and I've
> been very happy with it.  I don't get the virtualization stuff I wanted
> to play with under Solaris, but I get an OS that talks to my storage.

Further study seems to show that the only PCI-X SATA RAID controller 
supported under OpenSolaris/Solaris 10 x86 is the Tekram TR-834A.  And 
apparently in JBOD mode, it works just fine with ZFS.

   Phil Stracchino, CDK#2     DoD#299792458     ICBM: 43.5607, -71.355
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