Note the SAS Address as we will use it later. If I wanted to flash a 16 or 24 port version to the IT firmware, would I just sub the correct files, or is the process more complex than that? Question as to the purpose and pinout of the connector labeled J5. You will likely want to note the SAS address first. Although we are going to need to access it again, ensure that it has proper cooling. Thanks for such a detailed and useful article!

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Please note, if you have sas3flsh.

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Also it looks like the P15 firmware is out now. The first step we need to do is to put a jumper on J6 we want to reset the firmware and ensure we have a successful flash. Currently, that is located here. If you have a more generic card such as a LSI brand i or i in IR mode you can skip steps 2 and 3.

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If the download links change, you should look for the SAS i downloads. We will note that depending on your distribution, you ssas want to start with P10 firmware. On my system the adapter was not seen by sas3flash. If I wanted to flash a 16 or 24 port version to the IT firmware, would I just sub the correct files, or is the process more complex than that?

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We are also going to flash the BIOS files in the event we want to boot from the device later. Overall, this is a great way to save money on HBAs which can get quite expensive across many nodes and in large single saz. If you were to do sas3flash. You can also rename sas3flsh.

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Saturday, December 29, We will not be held responsible if this happens to your card. Replace the address string without dashes or spaces:.

Congratulations, you are ready to go after a reboot. Before proceeding, do note that this is a risky process.

One other tip we have is to use your mobile phone to take a picture of the SAS Address sticker usually located on the rear of the card. Sign me up for the STH newsletter! Worked but had to power cycle a few times after the first flash as it kept locking up my system, certainly raised my heart rate: Thanks for such a detailed and useful article!

Check with the distribution of your choice and find the recommended LSI firmware version. There are some other options out there but this is a good bet given those factors. It is much easier to upgrade firmware than it is to downgrade firmware. After this is in place, take the controller and place it in the motherboard. Many users prefer P10 firmware due to it being older and better known.


I will be trying this tomorrow.

They are better able to handle the IOPS of several SSDs and provide more host bandwidth as well as more bandwidth to attached drives and drives located on expanders. The first command we will use is erasing the flash region on the card.

We will show another way to get the SAS address but this is useful in the event you forget it later. Please enter your name here. Take these three files and copy them to a USB thumb drive. You have entered an incorrect email address! By following this 3080, you accept all risks of damaging your card. Again, boot the server to the UEFI shell.