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For best results (enterprise grade hardware) see

While people have had success with these configurations, you might have different results.

This is not intended as an exhaustive list - other combinations may work. Your mileage may vary.

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  • Supermicro X9DRH-7F
  • 6x 2Gb disks, working off the on-board LSI 2208 controller w/ the new mr_sas driver.
    • Setting up the disks for JBOD was not well documented. You need to use the Pre-boot CLI, and the commands PDEnableJBOD, PDMakeGood and PDMakeJBOD on each drive. You do not need to re-flash your card.


  • Supermicro X8SIL
  • Intel Xeon X3440
  • LSI SAS9200-8e HBA, WD WD1003FBYX and Intel SSDSA2CT040G3 disks
  • Booted via USB
  • Supermicro X9SCL/X9SCM
  • Intel Xeon E3-1230
  • Seagate ST2000DM001 disks on on-board SATA, correctly detected as needing ashift=12
  • Booted via USB


  • HP Proliant N40L "Microserver" (Model #658553-001)
    • Booted via USB
    • Zones Only, no KVM support on AMD as of Apr. 2012


  • Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E31230 ( i3 )
  • Supermicro X9SCL/X9SCM
  • Booted via USB


  • Intel Core i3
  • ASUS P8Z68-V LX Z68 LGA1155 ATX
  • Booted via USB

konobi (mobile development server)

  • Intel NUC DC3217IYE
  • Core i3-3217U
  • Crucial 16GB RAM
  • Intel gigabit NIC
  • Crucial M4 128GB mSATA SSD
  • Booted via USB

MerlinDMC (local playground)

  • Intel Core i3
  • Gigabyte H67N-USB3-B3 LGA1155 mATX
  • LSI SAS 9211-8i HBA
  • Booted via USB

MerlinDMC (remote playground)

  • Intel Core i7
  • ASUS P8H67-M PRO LGA1155 ATX
  • Booted via USB


  • Intel Core i3 2120T
  • Intel DH77DF
  • LSI SAS9220-8i Controller
  • Booted via USB
  • Intel Celeron G530
  • MSI H61I-E35 (B3) Mini-ITX
  • Booted via USB


  • Intel Core i7
  • Gigabyte X79-UD5
  • Booted via USB
  • Had to update the firmware to the latest to be able to successfully enable Intel VT support.


  • Intel Xeon E5606
  • Intel S5520HCR
  • USB Boot via on bord USB (in the case) USB slot
  • Super Micro 502L-200B
  • Intel Xeon E3-1220V2
  • Booted via internal USB and micro usb stick.


  • Intel Core i5
  • Gigabyte Z68-MA-D2H-B3
  • Boots via USB & PXE Boot
  • Had to disable USB3 in BIOS
  • Intel S5520UR
  • Intel Xeon CPU E5645
  • LSI SAS1064ET
  • pxe-boot
  • Intel S5520UR
  • Intel Xeon CPU E5620
  • LSI SAS2008
  • pxe-boot
  • Intel S3420GP
  • Intel Xeon CPU X3450
  • pxe-boot
  • Gigabyte Z68XP-UD4
  • Intel Core i5-2400
  • LSI SAS1068E
  • USB3 disabled in bios
  • pxe-boot


  • Intel Core i7
  • Dell Optiplex 990 MT CI7 3.4 8GB/500 HD6350
  • LSI 9211-8i 2.0 SAS/SATA PCI-E (IT)
  • Boots via USB & PXE Boot
  • Dell Inc. PowerEdge R710
  • Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5520
  • Dell Inc. PowerEdge M610
  • Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5690


  • Intel Q6600 
  • 8GB Ram
  • Gigabyte P35-DS3L
  • Boots via CD & USB & PXE Boot (altough USB is slower then CD)
  • No KVM as EPT is not available.
  • Cisco C200 M2
  • 2 x Intel X5640
  • 24GB Ram
  • 4 x 1T SAS 7.2k drives
  • Cisco LSI 1064E Mezzanine


  • Dell Inc. PowerEdge R410
  • Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5645
  • Dell Inc. PowerEdge R610
  • Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5645
  • Dell Inc. PowerEdge R710
  • Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5630
  • Dell Inc. PowerEdge R910
  • Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X7550
  • IBM x3550 M3 -[7944AC1]-
  • Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5690


  • Supermicro X8DTL
  • Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5645
  • kvm, pxeboot


  • Intel DBS1200KPR Mini-ITX Motherboard
  • Intel(R) Xeon(R) E3-1245v2
  • LSI SAS9220-8i Storage Controller (Flashed with SAS2008 IT Firmware)
  • All works as intended


  • Supermicro SuperServer 6016T-MTLF
  • Super X8DTL-iF motherboard BIOS version 2.1a
  • Intel Xeon 5606
  • Message: "WARNING: Couldn't read ACPI SRAT table from BIOS. lgrp support will be limited to one group." Thus far, I haven't found a BIOS option to fix this. 
  • Otherwise works as intended


  • Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
  • Model: PowerEdge R720xd
  • CPU Type: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2640 0 @ 2.50GHz
    • Total Cores reported in SmartOS: 24
    • VM Capable: true
    • CPU Virtualization: vmx
  • PERC H710 mini
    • 4x 3TB Seagate Constellation ES.2 6Gbps SAS (ST33000650SS)
  • Intel(R) Ethernet 10G 2P X520 Adapter
    • Latency between SmartOS hosts across Cisco Nexus fabric extension: 75-200us.
  • Configured with mirrored vdev zpool: 5481 GiB usable
  • Booted via iDRAC Virtual Media using latest.iso DVD image (PXE not attempted yet)
  • No known issues.
  • Disk Hotplug not attempted yet.

Nahum Shalman (nahamu / nshalman)

  • Intel S1200BTLR ATX Server Motherboard
  • Intel Xeon E3-1245v2
  • 4x Crucial 8GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory Module ECC Unbuffered
  • 2x Intel 520 Series 240GB SSD



  • Intel Pentium G645 (A consumer price-point Sandy Bridge that includes both VT-x and EPT) 
  • Gigabyte H61M-DS2 (USB & PXE boot support). Onboard SATA, Ethernet and VGA works fine.
  • Sil3132 PCI-e 1x 2-port SATA Controller card
  • Supports KVM.


  • Manufacturer: Fujitsu
  • Model: Primergy RX300 S7
  • Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620
  • All works as intended


  • White Box Server
  • 2x Intel Xeon E5-2640 2.5GHz cpus
  • 64GB DDR-3-1600 ECC RAM
  • 16 x3Tb Hitachi SAS Drives (6Gb/s, 7200RPM)
  • 1x120Gb SSD Drive, DVD-RW
  • Supermicro X9DR3-F Motherboard with 2x GigE LAN, IPMI
  • ARECA ARC 1882-ix16 SAS 6GB/s RAID Controller
  • 3U Chassis rackmount with 900W redundant power supply.
  • Supported as of SmartOS 20130321
  • HP Z210 Workstation (Small Form Factor)
  • Intel(R) Xeon(R) E31225
  • 16Gb RAM
  • On-board Intel 82579LM GigE
  • Intel(R) Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter (82574L) PCIe 1x
  • 2x 2.0Tb WD Caviar Black HDD
  • update to latest BIOS 01.44 (01.41 causes a Grub Error 28: Selected item cannot fit in memory)
  • usb boot issues - BIOS requires the usb key partition flag must be marked "bootable" - I do this from CentOS Disk Utility 
  • all works as intended
  • Lenovo Ideacentre Q110 10032
  • Intel(R) Atom(TM) 230 1.6GHz
  • Updraded to 5120MB RAM
  • 64-bit SmartOS all works, but does not support KVM


  • HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 (Model 712317-001)
    • Intel® Celeron® G1610T (2 core, 2.3 GHz, 2MB, 35W)
    • Boots from internal USB port.
    • All works as intended
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