[rescue] Foiled again! *gnash*

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Wed May 14 21:45:32 CDT 2008

On May 14, 2008, at 9:36 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:

> 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.

However, some of the LSI SAS cards are very cheap on ebay (well under  
$100 at least).

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