Category Archives: Hardware

Hardware Raid

3ware Replacing A Degraded Drive With tw_cli

Repairing a RAID can be a frightening task if you aren’t comfortable in what you are doing. It also can be difficult to find a reliable, clear, and straight forward article about how the process is done. Working as a technician in a Data Center we are replacing drives in RAID arrays regularly. This is …

FreeBSD Hardware

Get CPU Information

You can use the dmesg utility to display the contents of the system message buffer when FreeBSD comes up. For accuracy I recommend querying /var/run/dmesg.boot file. Usually a snapshot of the buffer contents taken soon after file systems are mounted at startup time and dumped to /var/run/dmesg.boot file. Check CPU Speed in FreeBSD using sysctl …