You will likely want to note the SAS address first. 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. Now it is time to flash the controller. If the download links change, you should look for the SAS i downloads. Now you can navigate back to the USB drive.

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If you took a picture of the SAS address sticker, you may not need this. Thanks for such a detailed and useful article! Please enter your name here. Congratulations, you are ready to go after a reboot.

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By following this guide, you accept all risks of damaging your card. This is also the preferred mode if you are using scale-out storage systems such as Ceph. 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.

Most major manufacturers include this option in their BIOS boot menu.

I will be trying this tomorrow. 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 ass card.


Sign me up for the STH newsletter! Please enter your comment! 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? Note the SAS Address as we will use it later.

You can simply replace P13 with P10 if you want to flash P10 firmware instead. We will not be held responsible if this happens to your card. 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. According to the below broadcom article, you have to use sas2flsh to flash IR to IT. Check with the distribution of your choice and find the recommended LSI firmware version.

If it does not, we may suggest using your smartphone for a quick picture as noted in Step 2. Anyone know if the white pin headers are for a fan?

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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. Here is the command you will need. They are usually flashed to IR mode so they do need to be updated to the latest firmware. Currently, that is located here. Although we are going to need to access it ssa, ensure that it has proper cooling.


How to flash a LSI SAS 3008 HBA (e.g. IBM M1215) to IT mode

Many szs prefer P10 firmware due to it being older and better known. On my system the adapter was not seen by sas3flash. Overall, this is a great way to save money on HBAs which can get quite expensive across many nodes and in large single nodes. Question as to the purpose and pinout of the connector labeled J5.

The first command we will use is erasing the flash region on the card. Also it looks like the P15 firmware is out now. We will note that depending on your distribution, you may want to start with P10 firmware. Boot the server you are using to an UEFI shell.

Now you can navigate back to the USB drive.