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LSI 9260 based controller Firmware page.

Here all the latest LSI SAS2108 based FW can be found.

It includes FW from LSI, IBM, Dell, Oracle, SuperMicro, Fujitsu and Intel.

sas2108

How to flash the SAS2108 based cards:

Make a bootable DOS USB disk (Google it)

Place the above files on the USB

Boot to USB

Megarec -cleanflash 0 (0 = if only one LSI card in computer, you'll need to work out which number to flash if more than one)

Reboot to USB

Megarec -m0flash 0 0xxx_yyy.rom (xxx= version number, yyy= OEM version)

Megarec -writesbr 0 sbrzzzzz.bin (zzzzz= Card type you are trying to flash to, only really needed with M5014/5015)

Reboot

Done

Latest BIOS from Firmware Package 12.12.0-0124

BIOS 3.25.00_4.12.05.00_0x05180000.00 7/25/20

Use Megarec or Megacli or MSM to flash to controller, nothing else will be updated only BIOS

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Added Latest LSI Firmware 12.12.0.0090

************************************

LSI Corp. MegaRAID Firmware Release

************************************

Release date: 01/30/12

======================

Supported Controllers:

======================

MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i

MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i

MegaRAID SAS 9260DE-8i

MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i

MegaRAID SAS 9280-4i4e

MegaRAID SAS 9280-8e

MegaRAID SAS 9280DE-8e

*******THIS FIRMWARE DOES NOT SUPPORT CACHECADE PRO 2.0 OR CACHEVAULT CONTROLLERS.

*******PLEASE REFER TO DIFFERENT FIRMWARE IMAGES ON LSI.COM FOR CACHECADE 2.0 AND CACHEVAULT SUPPORT

Component:

=========

SAS MegaRAID Firmware Release for MegaRAID Controllers

Release date: 01/30/12

Version Numbers:

===============

Current Firmware Package: 12.12.0-0090

Current Package Details:

APP-2.120.243-1482_BB-2.02.00.00-0000_BIOS-3.24.00_4.12.05.00_0x05120000_HII-_WEBBIOS-6.0-46-e_42-Rel_PCLI-04.04-01900008_BOOT-09.250.01.219_NVDATA-2.09.03-0028_2011_12_29

Previous Firmware Package: 12.12.0-0073

Previous Package Details:

APP-2.120.183-1415_BB-2.02.00.00-0000_BIOS-3.23.00_4.11.05.00_0x05080000_HII-_WEBBIOS-6.0-45-e_40-Rel_PCLI-04.04-017_SPRINT400008_BOOT-09.250.01.219_NVDATA-2.09.03-0024_2011_10_05

Bug Fixes and Enhancements:

===========================

Firmware:

=========

LSIP200209948 (CO) Generally available support of selected battery modes for iBBU08.

LSIP200211360 (DFCT) (CL LSIP200209847) Pulling VD 0 from an R60 and rebooting, 2 foreign configs when array 0

LSIP200199863 (DFCT) UnconfigGood PD fails to kick in as EHS (Emergency Hot Spare)

LSIP200212811 (DFCT) Advanced features key have to be re-entered

LSIP200050209 (DFCT) DATA TLB error exception in case of manual removal/insertion of drives.

LSIP200051385 (DFCT) R1 rebuild hangs at 50% mark after CC is run

LSIP200051392 (DFCT) Fw broke into MegaMon while writing a test file to a VD (R6) from a non MR disk.

LSIP200221925 (DFCT) SATA workaround handles LBA incorrectly for 6-byte read CDB

LSIP200212818 (DFCT) Port forward LSIP200211068 to main stream liberator maintenance

LSIP200212644 (DFCT) noticed additional fan speed event messages every 2 minutes

LSIP200198466 (DFCT) wrong slot # reported by megaraid compared to physical slot for EG disk

LSIP200199687 (DFCT) “Non-Transparent” learns seen with Mode 3

LSIP200210349 (DFCT) BBUmode incorrectly set

LSIP200210823 (DFCT) No data is copied to target array after more than 15 secs

LSIP200212264 (DFCT) Multibit ECC error with customer Liberator MR board and vmware ESXi5.0

LSIP200199735 (DFCT) LSI Mega RAID SAS-MFI BIOS Register state 0xF0010002

LSIP200211484 (DFCT) MR bios show "adapter at baseport is not repoonding" intermittence

LSIP200210596 (DFCT) too many messages in fw log "ArDiskTypeMisMatch : SAS_SATA_MIXING_VIOLATION”

LSIP200155948 (DFCT) FW seems to incorrectly mark ibbu's SOH bad (iBBU07, ibbu05, ibbu01)

LSIP200209279 (DFCT) additional reboot required after updating ibbu FCC to design capacity

LSIP200210505 (DFCT) OEM requests qty of prints to be reduced in fw log for ibbu i2c communication retries

LSIP200212471 (DFCT) FW automatically starts learn cycles on ibbu08 every reboot

LSIP200211810 (DFCT) Battery failed message during learn cycle

LSIP200212311 (DFCT) Battery failed message during learn cycle

LSIP200200117 (DFCT) unexpected Power State Change events occur

LSIP200185441 (DFCT) Disk performance disparity between WB controller cache on and off on system disks

LSIP200210751 (DFCT) Patrol Read fails on R1 with around 2000 double medium errors

LSIP200210768 (DFCT) Enabling security causes the config to be missing, and a configured FDE array to be seen as foreign on reboot.

Webbios:

========

LSIP200210939 (DFCT) (N/A) System showed error message when entering uFEI web-bios

LSIP200210311 (DFCT) Adding OK button instead of cancel in "Advance software Options" page

LSIP200199865 (CO) MegaRAID Missing Stop Locator for Volume

LSIP200209946 (CO) Generally available support of selected battery modes for iBBU08.

LSIP200150553 (CR) MegaRAID Missing Stop Locator for Volume

LSIP200187637 (CR) Generally available support of selected battery modes for iBBU08.

BIOS:

========

LSIP200199737 (DFCT) server System posts 'R00' as 'R0' during the reboot

LSIP200199163 (DFCT) Legacy BIOS BBS Boot Issues

Numerous UEFI and HII updates

NVDATA:

=======

Numerous NVDATA changes

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Added LSI firmware v12.12.0.0091 which supports CacheCade

Added latest windows driver package v5.2.112 (signed)

Bug Fixes and Enhancements:

===========================

Firmware:

=========

LSIP200209948 (CO) Generally available support of selected battery modes for iBBU08.

LSIP200199484 (CO) Enable copy back on SMART - Liberator

LSIP200151375 (CO) Need StopOnError functionality when SafeStore passphrase is enabled

LSIP200199858 (CO) add display of ibbu communication retry counter in fw log

LSIP200188345 (DFCT) (CL LSIP200185468) extended retries of write verify command causes driver timeout

LSIP200211360 (DFCT) (CL LSIP200209847) Pulling VD 0 from an R60 and rebooting, 2 foreign configs when array 0

LSIP200199863 (DFCT) UnconfigGood PD fails to kick in as EHS (Emergency Hot Spare)

LSIP200212811 (DFCT) Advanced features key have to be re-entered

LSIP200050209 (DFCT) DATA TLB error exception in case of manual removal/insertion of drives.

LSIP200051385 (DFCT) R1 rebuild hangs at 50% mark after CC is run

LSIP200051392 (DFCT) Fw broke into MegaMon while writing a test file to a VD (R6) from a non MR disk.

LSIP200221925 (DFCT) SATA workaround handles LBA incorrectly for 6-byte read CDB

LSIP200186584 (DFCT) Logical Unit ID (VPD page 0x83) changed after foreign import

LSIP200198521 (DFCT) P16 set properties command fails

LSIP200212818 (DFCT) Port forward LSIP200211068 to main stream liberator maintenance

LSIP200212644 (DFCT) Sepaton noticed additional fan speed event messages every 2 minutes

LSIP200186884 (DFCT) DelaySOD is not working on customer Liberator boards

LSIP200150532 (DFCT) Liberator FW cause system (sles11sp1/rhel6) reset while lspci -vvx

LSIP200188226 (DFCT) can't sustain at least 950 MBps performance with Cache Flush setting 1 sec

LSIP200200459 (DFCT) MegaCli prematurely returns exit 0x0 status on drive firmware flash

LSIP200209349 (DFCT) Enable PCI capability Bit for VPD exsupport.

LSIP200198466 (DFCT) wrong slot # reported by megaraid compared to physical slot for EG disk

LSIP200199687 (DFCT) “Non-Transparent” learns seen with Mode 3

LSIP200210349 (DFCT) BBUmode incorrectly set

LSIP200210823 (DFCT) No data is copied to target array after more than 15 secs

LSIP200212264 (DFCT) Multibit ECC error with customer Liberator MR board and vmware ESXi5.0

LSIP200199735 (DFCT) LSI Mega RAID SAS-MFI BIOS Register state 0xF0010002

LSIP200211484 (DFCT) MR bios show "adapter at baseport is not responding" intermittence

LSIP200186966 (DFCT) configuration becomes foreign after fw fails 3-4 attempts to access raid key during boot

LSIP200210596 (DFCT) too many messages in fw log "ArDiskTypeMisMatch : SAS_SATA_MIXING_VIOLATION”

LSIP200155948 (DFCT) FW seems to incorrectly mark ibbu's SOH bad (iBBU07, ibbu05, ibbu01)

LSIP200209279 (DFCT) additional reboot required after updating ibbu FCC to design capacity

LSIP200210505 (DFCT) OEM requests qty of prints to be reduced in fw log for ibbu i2c communication retries

LSIP200212471 (DFCT) FW automatically starts learn cycles on ibbu08 every reboot

LSIP200211810 (DFCT) Battery failed message during learn cycle

LSIP200212311 (DFCT) Battery failed message during learn cycle

LSIP200199812 (DFCT) Alarm sounds with online VD's after flashing latest 10M09 Patch 16 firmware (2.120.163-1343)

LSIP200199961 (DFCT) LDBBM entries are incorrect after foreign import

LSIP200186336 (DFCT) Controller does not work with pci set to nomsi in kdump kernel

LSIP200209455 (DFCT) Potential data integrity issue while running the IO on degraded R5 VDs with 32 drives.

LSIP200200117 (DFCT) unexpected Power State Change events occur

LSIP200185441 (DFCT) Disk performance disparity between WB controller cache on and off on system disks

LSIP200210751 (DFCT) Patrol Read fails on R1 with around 2000 double medium errors

LSIP200210768 (DFCT) Enabling security causes the config to be missing, and a configured FDE array to be seen as foreign on reboot.

LSIP200209385 (DFCT) Intermittent RAID key failure during power-on

LSIP200209329 (DFCT) FoD features will not activate or deactivate

LSIP200199416 (DFCT) Change BBU-08 support Firmware Mode5 WB capacity from 960mAh to 674mAh for low power DDR-2

LSIP200199331 (DFCT) Older ibbu batteries display 65K capacity and are marked SOH bad

LSIP200199335 (DFCT) Request FW to not mark ibbu battery as bad when very high capacity is detected

LSIP200196885 (DFCT) Batteries Not Charging properly on OEM controller

LSIP200209376 (DFCT) OEM requests ibbu i2c communication retries to be displayed in fw log

Webbios:

========

None

BIOS:

========

LSIP200199737 (DFCT) server System posts 'R00' as 'R0' during the reboot

LSIP200199163 (DFCT) Legacy BIOS BBS Boot Issues

LSIP200196810 (DFCT): SWR-Macon: After installing the OS, unable to boot from SCU VD

LSIP200199602 (DFCT): FW hangs during POST after flashing new BIOS

LSIP200018807 (DFCT): BIOS sees extra characters "0%" at end of particular product name

LSIP200156493 (DFCT): There is no space between FW version and capacity in the table where Adp/VD/PD info is displayed

Numerous UEFI and HII updates

NVDATA:

=======

Numerous NVDATA changes

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Added all windows driver versions from v5.2.112, XPx64 is v5.1.112 as LSI made a booboo with XP actually being Vistax64 driver.

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Added V12.12.0.0095 from SuperMIcro

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Added v12.12.0.0098 from IBM

Version 12.12.0-0098 - Suggested

-------------------

Fixes:

- Fixed issue where the battery gauge is not accurate for aged batteries

due to the discharge profiles of aged batteries not matching that of the

new batteries. (RETAIN Tip H205013)

- Fixed a problem where a reboot would cause a hot spare to revert to

'Unconfigured Good' state when Performance Accelerator Key is attached. (RETAIN Tip H204925)

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Added Dell 12.10.3.0001

Dell FW is smaller than all others

Have renamed the 2x Dell FW

2004.del.rom - 12.10.2.0004

3001.del.rom - 12.10.3.0001

To keep DOS 8.3 naming compatability

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Renamed firmware file sas2108.zip

Zipped file for better OS support

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Added LSI Firmware 12.12.0-0102

Firmware - Support for CacheCade Pro 2.0 (and non-CacheCade enabled controllers) with MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i; MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-4i; MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i; MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-8i; MegaRAID SAS 9260DE-8i; MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i; MegaRAID SAS 9280-4i4e; MegaRAID SAS 9280-8e; MegaRAID SAS 9280DE-8e; MegaRAID SAS 9280-24i4e; MegaRAID SAS 9280-16i4e; MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i

Version:

12.12.0-0102

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Added IBM Firmware 12.12.0-0111

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Newest IBM firmware 12.12.0-0111 does not appear to be included in the linked file.

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mobilenvidia

I could have sworn I uploaded it.

Have now.

Added newest but unsigned driver as well

Tidied up some older FW

Added back in 0048_SUN/Oracle as still only FW with active spin down feature.

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mobilenvidia

I've just got an M5014 (smaller cache no BBU) and I've pulled the SBR off the card and put it here: http://co-lo.night-shade.org.uk/~tim/sbrm5014.bin if you want to add it to your collection

Cool next update will have this SBR included.

Any body with a Intel, Sun/Oracle or Supermicro SBR I'd love to include them too.

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Over a year ago I wrote an application modifies the LSI firmware. With this type of card can modify without programming SBR. There are many other options: replacement and modification of modules, rename :) Unfortunately, since not develop this application for lack of time ....

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The SBR is practically nothing, everything is NVDATA. I modified the module NVDATA, so my M5015 controller detects as LSI 9260-8i. It was enough to upload the modded firmware and nothing more. Disappeared 2 minutes waiting time for disks.

After that I had no time for further work and left on the side, but if some work is with the other users have met activation system "MegaRAID Advanced Software Options" by modifying the firmware.

Translated by Google

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Over a year ago I wrote an application modifies the LSI firmware. With this type of card can modify without programming SBR. There are many other options: replacement and modification of modules, rename :) Unfortunately, since not develop this application for lack of time ....

The SBR is practically nothing, everything is NVDATA. I modified the module NVDATA, so my M5015 controller detects as LSI 9260-8i. It was enough to upload the modded firmware and nothing more. Disappeared 2 minutes waiting time for disks.

After that I had no time for further work and left on the side, but if some work is with the other users have met activation system "MegaRAID Advanced Software Options" by modifying the firmware.

Translated by Google

Hmmm, I may do some work my self with this.

I've got a LSI9261-8i coming over so I can compare cards/Firmware

The SBR is only handy for just quickly changing the M5015 slow boot, any other SBR makes for a much faster boot.

Is there a version of the SW for me to have a look at ?

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Added Firmware:

12.12.0-0124 from LSI

12.12.0-0126 from IBM

Version 12.12.0-0126 - Critical

-------------------

Fixes:

- Fixed a problem where the RAID configuration can be lost when updating

from firmware package 12.0.1-0097 or below.

Version Numbers:

===============

Current Firmware Package (with CacheCade Pro 2.0): 12.12.0-0124 (Merged)

Firmware 2.130.363-1846

Medusa_Expander SAS2XFW-25.05.04.00_MFGIMG-25.05.04.00

NVDATA 2.09.03-0039

BootBlockCommon 09.250.01.219

BootBlock 2.02.00.00-0000

ROMENV 1.08

WebBIOS 6.0-51-e_47_Rel

PCLI 4.04.20

UEFI_Driver 0x05180000

Hii 1.32.00

BIOS 3.25.00

FCODE 4.12.05.00

Previous Firmware Package (with CacheCade Pro 2.0): 12.12.0-0111 (Merged)

Firmware 2.130.353-1663

Medusa_Expander SAS2XFW-25.05.04.00_MFGIMG-25.05.04.00

BootBlockCommon 09.250.01.219

BootBlock 2.02.00.00-0000

ROMENV 1.08

NVDATA 2.09.03-0032

PCLI 4.04.20

WebBIOS 6.0-49-e_45-Rel

Hii 1.28.00

UEFI_Driver 0x05160000

BIOS 3.24.00

FCODE 4.12.05.00

Bug Fixes and Enhancements:

===========================

Firmware:

=========

SCGCQ00263446 - (Closed) - Support SGPIO SideBand with/without Activity

SCGCQ00296744 - (Closed) - enable Emergency hotspare capability for channel

SCGCQ00323446 - (Closed) - Add NVDATA support to make 512 Emulated drive support as configurable for customers.

SCGCQ00286613 - (Closed) - ER corresponding to LSIP200230920

SCGCQ00290530 - (Closed) - Band Gap charging for iBBU08

SCGCQ00288679 - (Implemented) - ER corresponding to LSIP200122939

SCGCQ00290531 - (Closed) - Learn Improvement - Do not take Command block if there is no LD for which cache policy will change

SCGCQ00308820 - (Closed) - Bbumode is 5 instead of 0 for iBBU07

SCGCQ00311062 - (Closed) - Fatal firmware error: Line 1842 during FC import

SCGCQ00284536 - (Closed) - 9260 controller VD goes offline during Slow/Full/Foreground Initialize with 3TB Seagate SED SAS drives

SCGCQ00301160 - (Closed) - Limited band Charging for all OEMs

SCGCQ00298687 - (Closed) - Code Review defect to handle SA_INVALID_FIELD_IN_CDB

SCGCQ00292830 - (Closed) - FW correctly removes entries in the SBBM table by properly shifting the entries to the right.

SCGCQ00292943 - (Closed) - Allocate BBLog for iMR Initally during boot up

SCGCQ00295474 - (Closed) - BBU mode is set to 5 for BBU07 in ctrl-h

SCGCQ00294981 - (Closed) - FW Montask on every boot

SCGCQ00252606 - (Closed) - Drive fails after I/O timeout and subsequent target reset during continuous firmware flash.

SCGCQ00295130 - (Closed) - spare pointer is incorrectly used in MR_CONFIG_DATA

SCGCQ00290512 - (Closed) - Checked in the review comment for SCGCQ00286613

SCGCQ00313883 - (Closed) - Battery continually stating Battery Yearly Deep Discharge Relearn Pending. Please Initiate a manual Relearn

SCGCQ00319537 - (Closed) - System hang on OEM machine with a critical boot message

WebBIOS:

========

SCGCQ00295052 (DFCT) - Change BBU Mode description for Liberator batteries.

HII:

====

SCGCQ00294957 (DFCT) - Manage SSD Caching is showing all the VD's in the list in HII.

Installation:

=============

Use MegaCLI to flash the SAS controllers. MegaCLI can be downloaded from the support and download

section of www.lsi.com.

Command syntax: MegaCli -adpfwflash -f mr2108fw.rom -a0

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Added latet BIOS rom

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Great work on the M5014, guys!

I've read a lot of info, especially from 

mobilenvidia

 

I do have a question; which SRB / FW (BIOS) combination will produce the best boot time?

Right now i am running the latest FW on my M5014. But the boot time is killing!

 

I also discovered some other things;

 

-If you get a memory error when using MegaRec from a self-built BOOT USB, try the BOOT CD's. They work better.

-In some consumer boards the M5014 will not flash without a problem. In case of the Asus P6T, it will only work on the FIRST blue PCI slot. (Where your first videocard normally goes)

-As i've also read somewhere, it seems that motherboards with integrated video have less trouble flashing the card.

 

Another question i have; In the FW changelog a security check is mentioned that is suppose to prevent cross flashing. Is this working, and / or the cause of the painstaking slow boot/Init?

 

 

I hope you guys find the time to answer,... i've got some serious raiding to do!

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Make a backup of your SBR with megarec

Then grab LSI SBR flash this, you may have cleanflash first as later FW stops SBR crossflashing

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rafale

Hi guys,

 

I am going to start soon with experimenting with a Dell PERC H800. This basically is a H700 (9260) with external SAS ports. According to documentation the device cannot be used with sata disks, it's worth a try using the LSI 9280-8e firmware which supposed to be cross flashable (and which does support sata disks).

I ordered some external SAS SFF-8088 to SATA fanout cables on ebay to try.

 

Can anyone post/email (dump with megarec) an original LSI 9280-8e SBR file?

I read a 9260 SBR could be used and works, but the original 9280-8e SBR probably is the cleanest solution.

 

Thanks!

 

Keep you posted if I have any results. The Dell Perc h800 are quite cheap on ebay these days.

Edited by rafale

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After all I didnt need to crossflash my Dell Perc H800

 

The Dell Perc H800 (=LSI 9280-8e) works fine with sata disks when you use latest firmware and use cheap ebay external SAS SFF 8088 to sata fanout cables. No support ofcourse since Dell officially only supports SAS disks.

 

So for €90 euro's I bought the H800 on ebay, and for €30 the two fanout cables to support 8 sata disks. It might nog be the most beautiful solution (External connector which goes back into the case through PCI slot ;)). But for €120 total the performance of a battery backed Dell H800 PCIE 8x cannot be beaten. Grab them from ebay while they are cheap.

 

Connected 4x 750GB sata disks now, just imported my old raid5 config (from Perc5/i) and working great (170-250 MB transfer).

Ordering 4x 3TB disks soon, to create additonal 9TB RAID5 redundant storage.

Edited by rafale

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After all I didnt need to crossflash my Dell Perc H800

 

The Dell Perc H800 (=LSI 9280-8e) works fine with sata disks when you use latest firmware and use cheap ebay external SAS SFF 8088 to sata fanout cables. No support ofcourse since Dell officially only supports SAS disks.

 

So for €90 euro's I bought the H800 on ebay, and for €30 the two fanout cables to support 8 sata disks. It might nog be the most beautiful solution (External connector which goes back into the case through PCI slot ;)). But for €120 total the performance of a battery backed Dell H800 PCIE 8x cannot be beaten. Grab them from ebay while they are cheap.

 

Connected 4x 750GB sata disks now, just imported my old raid5 config (from Perc5/i) and working great (170-250 MB transfer).

Ordering 4x 3TB disks soon, to create additonal 9TB RAID5 redundant storage.

 

Sorry to bring back an old thread but is there something I am missing here.

 

I have just aquired a Perc H800 Adapter and bought some fanout cables for it and I cant get it to detect any drives at all (even SAS).  I updated the firmware from the Dell website to the latest and it made no difference.

 

I tried a different H800 card and it was just the same.  I am suspecting it may be the cables but it would be odd that it would be both cables that would be duff. 

 

Any help you can give?

 

Cheers

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The cables need are forward cables ie controller to drive

There are reverse cables which combine 4x SATA/SAS port to a controller ie on a Mobo 4x sata ports to an expander

 

The cables are directional, it's very easy to do as you can't tell them apart visually

Example here

http://www.cableleader.com/cables/mini-sas-cables/0-5m-30awg-internal-mini-sas-36pin-sff-8087-male-w-latch-to-sata-7pin-femalex4-forward-breakout-cable.html

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I have followed the steps from this posting

 

=======================================[begin]
LSI 9260 based controller Firmware page.

Here all the latest LSI SAS2108 based FW can be found.
It includes FW from LSI, IBM, Dell, Oracle, SuperMicro, Fujitsu and Intel.

sas2108

How to flash the SAS2108 based cards:

Make a bootable DOS USB disk (Google it)
Place the above files on the USB

Boot to USB
Megarec -cleanflash 0 (0 = if only one LSI card in computer, you'll need to work out which number to flash if more than one)
Reboot to USB
Megarec -m0flash 0 0xxx_yyy.rom (xxx= version number, yyy= OEM version)
Megarec -writesbr 0 sbrzzzzz.bin (zzzzz= Card type you are trying to flash to, only really needed with M5014/5015)
Reboot
Done

Latest BIOS from Firmware Package 12.12.0-0124
BIOS 3.25.00_4.12.05.00_0x05180000.00 7/25/20

Use Megarec or Megacli or MSM to flash to controller, nothing else will be updated only BIOS

==========================================[end]

I have an IBM M5015 controller which was not seeing any HDDs installed in my X3500 (7977) server. I installed a longer cable from the backplane to the controller, and disabled the ONBOARD SAS - as nothing was attached to it. None of the HDDs were seen in the Web Setup tool, although they all lit up on boot up. The server has an IBM ServeRAID 8k-l controller - which is like a DIMM (server does not boot without it installed).

I was told this was because the HDDs were not IBM and the controller was looking for specific drives. It was suggested that I flash the controller to the 9260-8i. I found the steps above, and performed them exactly.

Now when I boot the server I am no longer getting the BIOS information for the controller card. I get nothing at all.

Did I kill my controller? Can it be fixed?

Please help.

*BH*

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