Dell Perci 6/i Firmware Upgrade Guide Tutorial

 

One thing to remember is that you need MegaCli to do the flashing.

You also need the correct file, I tried at least 2 different Perc 6 firmwares from Dell that kept getting rejected as corrupt by MegaCli (they were really the wrong version).  I have an external PCI-E Dell 6 Perc/I but I chose images from the 'Integrated" on motherboard version as it was all I could find.  They are different, and below is my first time finding success.

The reason I had to do this is because I nearly broke the card by flashing an LSI image even though it was for my chipset 1078.

03:00.0 RAID bus controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 1078 (rev 04)
 

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03:00.0 RAID bus controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 1078 (rev 04)
http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/driverdetails?driverid=392W6#


wget http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER00416685M/1/SAS-RAID_Firmware_392W6_LN32_6.3.1-0003_A14.BIN
--2013-08-26 16:33:01--  http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER00416685M/1/SAS-RAID_Firmware_392W6_LN32_6.3.1-0003_A14.BIN
Resolving downloads.dell.com... 143.166.135.12
Connecting to downloads.dell.com|143.166.135.12|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 5111364 (4.9M) [application/x-binary]
Saving to: `SAS-RAID_Firmware_392W6_LN32_6.3.1-0003_A14.BIN'

54% [=====================================================>                                             ] 2,791,323    624K/s  eta 4s      c56% [======================================================>                                            ] 2,872,411    587K/s  eta 4s      m60% [==========================================================>                                        ] 3,068,267    592K/s  eta 4s      d86% [====================================================================================>              ] 4,435,083    595K/s  eta 1s      A100%[==================================================================================================>] 5,111,364    701K/s   in 7.6s    -

2013-08-26 16:33:09 (654 KB/s) - `SAS-RAID_Firmware_392W6_LN32_6.3.1-0003_A14.BIN' saved [5111364/5111364]

[root@fs12home ~]# chmod +x SAS-RAID
SAS-RAID-FIRMWARE/                               SAS-RAID_Firmware_W83M2_LN32_6.3.1-0003_A14.BIN
SAS-RAID_Firmware_392W6_LN32_6.3.1-0003_A14.BIN 
[root@fs12home ~]# chmod +x SAS-RAID
SAS-RAID-FIRMWARE/                               SAS-RAID_Firmware_W83M2_LN32_6.3.1-0003_A14.BIN
SAS-RAID_Firmware_392W6_LN32_6.3.1-0003_A14.BIN 
[root@fs12home ~]# chmod +x SAS-RAID_Firmware_
SAS-RAID_Firmware_392W6_LN32_6.3.1-0003_A14.BIN  SAS-RAID_Firmware_W83M2_LN32_6.3.1-0003_A14.BIN
[root@fs12home ~]# chmod +x SAS-RAID_Firmware_392W6_LN32_6.3.1-0003_A14.BIN
[root@fs12home ~]# ./SAS_SNMP_Linux_Installerc^C
[root@fs12home ~]# ./SAS-RAID_Firmware_
SAS-RAID_Firmware_392W6_LN32_6.3.1-0003_A14.BIN  SAS-RAID_Firmware_W83M2_LN32_6.3.1-0003_A14.BIN
[root@fs12home ~]# ./SAS-RAID_Firmware_392W6_LN32_6.3.1-0003_A14.BIN --extract SAS
SAS6IRA.FW                                       SAS_SNMP_Linux_Installer-3.16-1006/
SAS-RAID-FIRMWARE/                               SAS_SNMP_Linux_Installer-3.16-1006.zip
SAS-RAID_Firmware_392W6_LN32_6.3.1-0003_A14.BIN  SAS_SNMP_Linux_Installer.zip
SAS-RAID_Firmware_W83M2_LN32_6.3.1-0003_A14.BIN  SASverde_FW_Image.rom
SAS_SNMP_Linux_Installer/                       
[root@fs12home ~]# ./SAS-RAID_Firmware_392W6_LN32_6.3.1-0003_A14.BIN --extract SAS
SAS6IRA.FW                                       SAS_SNMP_Linux_Installer-3.16-1006/
SAS-RAID-FIRMWARE/                               SAS_SNMP_Linux_Installer-3.16-1006.zip
SAS-RAID_Firmware_392W6_LN32_6.3.1-0003_A14.BIN  SAS_SNMP_Linux_Installer.zip
SAS-RAID_Firmware_W83M2_LN32_6.3.1-0003_A14.BIN  SASverde_FW_Image.rom
SAS_SNMP_Linux_Installer/                       
[root@fs12home ~]# ./SAS-RAID_Firmware_392W6_LN32_6.3.1-0003_A14.BIN --extract SAS-RAID_Firmware_392W6_LN32_6.3.1-0003_A14
Successfully extracted to SAS-RAID_Firmware_392W6_LN32_6.3.1-0003_A14
[root@fs12home ~]# cd SAS-RAID_Firmware_392W6_LN32_6.3.1-0003_A14
[root@fs12home SAS-RAID_Firmware_392W6_LN32_6.3.1-0003_A14]# ls
00-secupd-dell.rules    en.prop             libstorelib.so  sasdupie        spUtilityHelp.txt
98-secupdusb.rules      ESX                 mc.txt          smbiosHelp.txt  srvadmin-storelib-sysfs-7.0.0-4.73.1.el4.i386.rpm
buildVer.sh             getSystemId         package.xml     spconfig.xml    svmExeMsg.xsl
doRPM.sh                hapi                payload         sphelp.txt      uni-eol.txt
dupdisneyinstall.sh     libstorelibir-2.so  PIEConfig.sh    spsetup.sh      Version.txt
duppmdatacollector.bin  libstorelibir.so    PIEInfo.txt     sputility.bin
[root@fs12home SAS-RAID_Firmware_392W6_LN32_6.3.1-0003_A14]# cd payload/
[root@fs12home payload]# ls
FW1371iA.rom
[root@fs12home payload]# MegaCli64 adpwflash
Invalid input at or near token adpwflash                                          

Exit Code: 0x01
[root@fs12home payload]# MegaCli64 -adpfwflash -f FW1371iA.rom -a0
                                    
Adapter 0: PERC 6/i Adapter
Vendor ID: 0x1000, Device ID: 0x0060

Package version on the controller: 11.0.1-0048
Package version of the image file: 6.3.1-0003
ERROR: The image file has older version than or same as that on the
       controller. The controller is not flashed.


Exit Code: 0x01
[root@fs12home payload]# MegaCli64 -adpfwflash -f FW1371iA.rom -NoVerChek -a0
Invalid input at or near token -NoVerChek                                          

Exit Code: 0x01
[root@fs12home payload]# MegaCli64 -adpfwflash -f F^C
[root@fs12home payload]# MegaCli64 -h|grep adpfw -i
MegaCli -AdpFwFlash -f filename [-NoSigChk] [-NoVerChk] [-FWTYPE n] -aN|-a0,1,2|-aALL 
[root@fs12home payload]# MegaCli64 -adpfwflash -f FW1371iA.rom -NoVerChk -a0
                                    
Adapter 0: PERC 6/i Adapter
Vendor ID: 0x1000, Device ID: 0x0060

Download Completed.    
Flashing image to adapter...
Adapter 0: Flash Completed.
Please reboot the system for the changes to take effect

Exit Code: 0x00
 


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