[OpenIndiana-discuss] Which mobo allows 24 GB ram and ECC
Alex Smith (K4RNT)
shadowhunter at gmail.com
Sun Dec 4 23:23:22 UTC 2011
Wish I could help you, but I don't even know if our servers in our
datacenters have started to receive any Sandy Bridge-based Xeons.
Best suggestion would be to check Tyan and Intel server boards.
On Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 18:15, Matt Connolly <matt.connolly.au at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 05/12/2011, at 6:41 AM, Geoff Flarity wrote:
>> On Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 3:37 PM, Lou Picciano <loupicciano at comcast.net> wrote:
>>> Harry - You may be getting into SuperMicro mobo space at this point... (others here will have some specific recommendations for you).
>>> On the other hand - the latest Sandy Bridge Architectures will support 32 GB even on lower-end boards.
>> Be aware that there's bug withSandy Bridge + KVM that will require
>> using a kernel parameter change work around. I forget the exact
>> details, see the SmartOS archives.
> I just set up a Sandy Bridge Xeon E3-1230 on an Intel S1200BTL which supports 32GB ECC memory. It's a bit fussy about what memory it supports - make sure you get the right type. There appears to be no BMC driver at present, but other than that, it's running well.
> To get KVM to load without crashing, you need to add "set apix_enable=0" in /etc/system and reboot before installing kvm. It's also mentioned in an issue for illumos-kvm on github:
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