[nycbug-talk] Looking for a good NIC

Andy Michaels lego at therac25.net
Wed Mar 14 14:41:25 EDT 2007

On Wed, 14 Mar 2007, Brian McGonigle wrote:

> Hi All,
> I'm trying to find a very good pci-express NIC. We've started buying
> HP DL360G5's and we're running into problems with the bce NIC. We're
> considering buying new NIC's but I'd like to find something with no
> known issues. Also, has anyone worked with the DL360G5's or know of a
> rock-solid NIC? We're using FreeBSD 6.2 on x86_64 Intel Xeons.
> Thanks,
> Brian
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Brian, you can try http://www.small-tree.com  They carry a line of intel 
based ethernet adapters (PCI-e) and have a 4-port and 6-port model.  We 
just put a 6-port model in one of our new Xeon-based XServes.  I haven't 
had a chance to play with it yet :(

The cards are supported under a variety of OSes including FreeBSD 4.x or 
later and NetBSD 1.6x and later.  Company-wise, they're pretty cool to 
work with, too.  We're also investigating their AoE solution as a 
replacement for our SAN.  If anyone is interested I can post our findings.


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