i am trying to install a recent solaris (or one of it's derivates) on a new HP DL380p machine with dual Intel E5-2665 CPUs. Until now without success.
Solaris 11.1 text, booted from cd, panics when starting the installation after selecting the language and keyboard layout.
OpenIndiana 151a does not find the system disks on the P420 Smart Array controller
Solaris 10 1/13 boots and installs fine, but has no zfs dedup, which actually is the main reason to setup this machine.
On Solaris 11 I suspected the driver for the P420 to cause the panic and disabled it in the system BIOS and in the grub kernel options. Still no succes :(
I know this machine has no Oracle certification for any Solaris and HP lists it only as Solaris 10 compatible.
It seems that the support for the internal RAID controller is only available with Cpqary driver 2.5.2.
Currently, we have the revision 188.8.131.52, and a new version is under investigation but I cannot say for when we can obtain it.
Maybe with S11.2
Edited by: Pascal Kreyer - Oracle on Apr 9, 2013 5:23 AM
Installation went flawlessly. Right now i am having trouble to configure on of the two the 10G SX-network ports (HP branded Broadcom NetXtreme) connected to a 1G SX-link on a HP ProCurve switch. During boot the link is active, when activating network the link goes down. Sigh. Still, i am confident to get this machine up and running with all it's features. Wehen this is done AND it is running stable i will be happy to add this to the HCL database.
Ahh the old VT-D issue. I've been seeing this pop up in threads more frequently now, surprised to not see it in an SRU yet. Interestingly I thought this issue might be isolated to Supermicro boards, but hearing that HPs are exhibiting it sorta points to Solaris's kernel.