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Title: how to install opnsense on a RAID1 of SSDs
Post by: vigilian on November 21, 2018, 12:52:19 am
Hi,

I will make a tutorial about it but I'm not so familiar with FreeBSD and certainly not with Opnsense.
What would be your advices on how to do it? Should I create a RAID from the live image first then reboot into the installation mode?
What kind of raid should I use? Should I use mdadm method or should I use the ZFS method?
Just enlighten me on how to do it the best way possible . It's nothing fancy, just a couple of samsung EVO 250G .

EDIT: After ahving some reading of the FreeBSD handbook and noticed finally the GEOM option on the installer, the configuration and the installation was full Auto . Sorry to have missed that.
Title: Re: how to install opnsense on a RAID1 of SSDs
Post by: Aloist on November 21, 2018, 02:09:12 pm
In case of hardware raid, the raid is managed by the raid controller, and the (mirrored raid) disk appears to higher levels, everything above bios, like the OS Freebsd, as a single (virtual) disk.

If this is the case, the OS will have to know nothing about the fact that it is running on a raid disk.

If case of software raid, this would be rather different.
Title: Re: how to install opnsense on a RAID1 of SSDs
Post by: jsrober on December 02, 2018, 04:02:02 pm
Is Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST) software raid or hardware raid? I think it is a hybrid. On my Linux systems the OS is aware that the raid array is an array and not a single physical disk.