Systems WorkFriday April 01, 2011 by cl0secall
I've been working to consolidate and replace older, lower powered systems that I use with newer and better hardware. As part of this I acquired some Dell PowerEdge 2850's. I recently built out one of them with FreeBSD 8.2 in an attempt to stage a replacement for my HP ProLiant DL380G3 that I use to host mumble, and another white box server that I run Asterisk on.
The asterisk side of that equation hasn't worked out so well. I finally figured out how to get the DAHDI drivers to try to attach, and the system panicked. It didn't automatically reset either. I'll have to add that to my checklist. The mumble side of the equation did work out though, and I had already replicated a lot of the files off of the system so I ended up doing the cutover this morning.
The net result is that I've managed to power down the most noisy server in my rack and quiet down the house a bit. At some point in the future I want to follow up with more details on the kernel panic in the hopes that I can spare some agony for others.