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Author:  Svein_Skogen [ Mon May 25, 2009 9:07 pm ]
Post subject:  ASRock ALiveNF6G-DVI

Tested: Main bus chipsed (nForce 430)

Not tested:
-Onboard SATA (shows up as controllers, but not actually tested)
-Onboard GBit-lan (disabled in bios)

Booting off Corsair USB flash-stick (Voyager)

Running with
-Athlon64x2 @ 2712MHz
-8GB Ram in Dual Channel mode
-LSILogic Megaraid SAS 8308ELP
-Intel E1000m pci-express x1
-SiI 3512 eSATA controller

Not Working after 3.5->4.0
-Adaptec 2940UW (used to run my autoloader)


Author:  Dave.Mishchenko [ Mon May 25, 2009 9:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ASRock ALiveNF6G-DVI

Hello Svein, what sort of problem did you have with going to 4.0?

Author:  Svein_Skogen [ Tue May 26, 2009 12:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ASRock ALiveNF6G-DVI

The upgrade process refused to run, as it saw the adaptec 2940 and stated "will not find disks after upgrade" efev if no disks was attached to that controller.

So I installed from CD to the USB stick, and just imported the VMs straight off the raid, no sweat. (Just had to remember the order they were supposed to boot).

I then informed vmware about my FreeBSD vms being FreeBSD (instead of other - 64bit even for non-64bit just to get E1000), upgraded vm hardware to v7, and swapped VM scsi-controller to lsilogic SAS, then upgraded vm tools on each of them. Noticable increase in speed, and decrease in latency.

For the Windows boxen, I upgraded vm tools, then upgraded hardware. Here too there was a noticable increase in speed and decrease in latency.


Author:  Svein_Skogen [ Sat May 30, 2009 6:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ASRock ALiveNF6G-DVI

Minor update:

Did a little testing of io speeds in vmware ESXi 4 using hdtune.

Placed the results here.

Tested the new LSI SAS and PV SCSI interfaces

Some surprises there.


Author:  Svein_Skogen [ Sun May 31, 2009 2:39 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ASRock ALiveNF6G-DVI

onboard MCP61 SATA now tested and verified working.


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