[OpenIndiana-discuss] Automatic reboots

Volker A. Brandt vab at bb-c.de
Sun Oct 14 16:10:17 UTC 2012

Jim Klimov writes:
> 2012-10-14 14:11, Michelle Knight wrote:
> > On Sun, 14 Oct 2012 11:18:52 +0200 Roel_D
> ><openindiana at out-side.nl> wrote:
> >
> >> HP N40L
> >> Runs every OI version out of the box.
> >> Although it has a ventilator....


> > On the tech sheet it is one data port short and max internal
> > storage is 4 x 2tb drives.
> Most people on the list have tweaked theirs, either by flashing
> another BIOS which allows generic uses for "ODD" SATA port

Yes.  Works fine.

> or
> adding an LSI controller with internal and/or external ports
> and IT firmware, often not using mobo ports at all. Some tweaks
> replace the CD bay with a 4x2.5" or even a 6*2.5"(7.5mm) tray
> and use the smaller disks for rpools and caches.

The disk backplane is connected to the motherboard via a standard
SFF-8087 connector.

> It also has ECC RAM which is a very good thing (esp. with ZFS),
> though seems limited to its 8Gb.

There are reports of successful configs using 8GB Samsung modules,
giving a total of 16 GB ECC RAM.  Haven't tried it myself yet.

> I hope other list members who have actual practice with these
> can elaborate more; I don't think HDD size is really limited
> (especially if you use another HBA).

3TB Hitachi disks work fine.  The disks clock down to 3Gbit SATA2,
of course.

Regards -- Volker
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