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Re: Cisco UCS?

5108 is only the chassis, you can't run anything on it, you'll need a
blade (and some more infrastructure, called Fabric Interconnects). The
blades come in many different configurations, so they might react
differently to NetBSD. I think I haven't tried NetBSD bare metal, but
given my experience with other servers, I expect trouble. We are
running VMware ESXi on UCS, and NetBSD runs just fine on that
platform. ESXi is available for free, if you don't need any of the
advanced features of vCenter.


On Sat, Feb 22, 2020 at 7:31 AM Thor Lancelot Simon <tls%panix.com@localhost> wrote:
> Has anyone here run NetBSD on a Cisco UCS server, specifically a UCS 5108?
> They seem to be rolling out of other people's datacenters / coming off
> lease at a good price point right now and I'm wondering if modern UCS
> hardware is less weird than I'd heard the old stuff was.

Joern Clausen

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