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Re: HP 10G 554FLR freebsd driver

 
ServerPains
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HP 10G 554FLR freebsd driver

It's a real shame I cannot use the 10G NICs on these sl230s blades and everyone I've asked says there are no drivers anywhere to be found.

 

Does anyone know where I can find drivers or confirm that these cannot be used on these blades?
Or, is there another model of 10G that can work on these? I have a free PCIe slot too.

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Suman_1978
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Re: HP 10G 554FLR freebsd driver

Hi,

If you are referring to FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLR-SFP+ Adapter, its compatible with ProLiant SL230s Gen8.
Here are the drivers for this card.

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Re: HP 10G 554FLR freebsd driver

Hi,

 

Yes, that's the card but even in the list you show me, I don't see any drivers for bsd (freebsd 13).

Is there a driver there that works and it just doesn't say bsd?

HP FLEXFABRIC 10GB 2-PORT 554FLR-SFP+ ADAPTER CARD 634026-001 629140-001

Suman_1978
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Re: HP 10G 554FLR freebsd driver

Hi,

FreeBSD is not officially supported,
You can install but It may or may not work properly.

Few reference document:
https://techlibrary.hpe.com/us/en/enterprise/servers/supportmatrix/index.aspx
https://www.hpe.com/jp/ja/servers/bsd.html
https://people.freebsd.org/~jcagle/

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Re: HP 10G 554FLR freebsd driver

It's a production environment so I really cannot play with it. I need something reliable right from the start.

I guess I'll have to swp out the adapters for PCIe cards then.

 

Thanks very much for your help.

 

ServerPains
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Re: HP 10G 554FLR freebsd driver

It was n fact pretty simple to enable.

To enable the Emulex 10G cards on freebsd;
Add into /boot/loader.conf
if_oce_load="YES" (or what ever your card is)

To enable the interface for DHCP, add in rc.conf for which ever NIC you want;

ifconfig_oce0="DHCP"
#ifconfig_igb0="DHCP"

# /etc/netstart # To restart network

 

Seems to work fine but I'll test since you mention it's not officially supported and may not behave correctly.

 

Suman_1978
HPE Pro

Re: HP 10G 554FLR freebsd driver

Hello @ServerPains 

Let me know if you were able to resolve the issue.

If you have no further query and you are satisfied with the answer then kindly mark the topic as Solved so that it is helpful for all community members.

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Re: HP 10G 554FLR freebsd driver

The driver seems to work fine but you have me nervous with your comment that it may not work properly.

What does that mean specifically? How would I know if it's ok to put into production?

Suman_1978
HPE Pro

Re: HP 10G 554FLR freebsd driver

Hi,

I understand your concern.
Here is the link to check HPE Servers Support & Certification Matrices.
Here we can know HPE matrices of servers and supported operating systems and virtualization software versions.
As per this, freebsd is not listed as supported.

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Re: HP 10G 554FLR freebsd driver

So the fact that the driver works and gives a solid 900Mbps+ doesn't mean anything?
It means it could fail any time or just that it wasn't completely tested to be certified by HP?

I'm trying to understand why someone would build a driver and not bother to make sure it's usable?