There is a very tight relationship between the FreeBSD driver and the firmware of the card. M on the way. And so far, things like hot adding a drive seem to work fine. Thank You for the education. I always stick with buyers that have good return policies in case they are fakes. They’re not hopeless, but the inexpensive HBA models are more appropriate and better suited to the task. View attachment Shows you the adapter type and firmware revision.
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If you haven’t figured it out, the point is to steer away from port-dense and extremely pricey RAID controllers. There is a very tight relationship between the FreeBSD driver and the firmware of the card.
Joined Mar 19, Messages Thanks It’s totally unrealistic to require Windows in order to update firmware on a network or storage controller, because you’re not going to install Windows on your massive UNIX server just to update some firmware. What’s new New posts New resources Latest activity.
Apparently it is possible to configure the LSI controllers to pass through unconfigured-good drives to the underlying OS but they don’t do it by default, and I don’t see an immediately obvious way to set that. If you don’t, then it is under the “mfi” driver and it is a RAID card. Within FreeBSD, that’ll probe as a controller serviced by the mps driver, and the drives will appear as normal “daX” devices and appear in “camcontrol devlist”, so pretty straightforward pleasure there. These devices are intended to abstract out the physical storage and present the system with virtual devices, which means that they’ve got an incredibly flexible and rich featureset and the ability to attach lots of drives both directly and indirectly, in many RAID levels, etc.
Motherboard ports are generally fine. Joined Sep 9, Messages Thanks It is important to crossflash this card! Thread starter jgreco Start date Mar 19, In other words save yourself a ton of trouble and pull the card and put it in a junk box and flash it.
Good point, I had forgotten about that.
LSI SAS2008 mps driver preferred firmware version
Why is it that whenever I go to buy something on eBay, I can see that some of them sold two months ago for half what people are asking for it today. Any use of “virtual drives” or one-drive RAID0 JBOD modes likely involves the controller writing its own proprietary configuration to the drive and freevsd that means that if you ever need to switch controllers, you’re going to have extra special trouble because you need to copy the data off the old drive, not just move the old drive to a new SATA controller port.
If sli don’t have one I wouldn’t spend money in it. As per the readme make sure you use firmware version Actually for LSI cards you can make a DOS bootable using some old USB thumb drive with the firmware files on it and slip that into your uber Unix box and boot it up and do the firmware work without messing up your nice unix box.
LSI SAS HBAs (mps) utility
Getting a proper bracket is recommended. In some cases, users have come to the forum inquiring about a many-port controller where some combination would do. You need to boot into UEFI shell and use the sas2flash. M on the way. If you have one already I’d try it and post back.
They’re not hopeless, but the inexpensive HBA models are more appropriate and better suited to the task. You can hit control-C during that to get to the card configuration utility.
Flashing IT firmware for LSI i on FreeBSD – Dan Langille’s Other Diary
Note firmware version 15 and IT mode. Shows you the adapter type and firmware revision. You can do a “mfiutil show drives” to see attached drives and “mfiutil show volumes” to show the available volumes.