LSI MegaRAID Adventures, Guide and HowTo

LSi Megaraid
At first it was configured as a RAID 0, then I deleted the Virtual Disk Group.
I thought both drives would be shown and detected in Linux as sda and sdb but it actually shows nothing.

To make them work you have to hit Ctrl+R before the system boots (when prompted) and create a Virtual Disk Group. In my case I created each one as RAID 0 (with a single drive only) as I just wanted JBOD but there is no such option or default in these Dell Perci6 cards/LSI Logic MegaRAID SAS 1078 cars that I know of. I would prefer a default of JBOD and AHCI like a normal standard SATA controller.


http://www.lsi.com/downloads/Public/MegaRAID%20Common%20Files/8.04.07_MegaCLI.zip
unzip 8.04.07_MegaCLI.zip
Archive: 8.04.07_MegaCLI.zip
extracting: Win_CliKL_8.04.07.zip
inflating: 8.04.07_MegaCLI.txt
extracting: CLI_DOS_8.04.07.zip
extracting: CLI_FreeBSD_8.04.07.zip
extracting: CLI_Lin_8.04.07.zip
extracting: CLI_Solaris_8.04.07.zip
extracting: CLI_VMWare_8.04.07.zip
extracting: CLI_VMWare_MN_8.04.07.zip
extracting: CLI_Win_8.04.07.zip
extracting: Lin_CliKL_8.04.07.zip

unzip CLI_Lin_8.04.07.zip
Archive: CLI_Lin_8.04.07.zip
extracting: MegaCliLin.zip
inflating: readme.txt
[root@fs12home ~]# unzip MegaCliLin.zip
Archive: MegaCliLin.zip
inflating: Lib_Utils-1.00-09.noarch.rpm
inflating: MegaCli-8.04.07-1.noarch.rpm

[root@fs12home ~]# rpm -ivh MegaCli-8.04.07-1.noarch.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
Lib_Utils is needed by MegaCli-8.04.07-1.noarch
[root@fs12home ~]# rpm -ivh MegaCli-8.04.07-1.noarch.rpm ^C
[root@fs12home ~]# rpm -ivh Lib_Utils-1.00-09.noarch.rpm
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
Installing....
1:Lib_Utils ########################################### [100%]
[root@fs12home ~]# rpm -ivh MegaCli-8.04.07-1.noarch.rpm
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
1:MegaCli ########################################### [100%]


/opt/MegaRAID/MegaCli/MegaCli64 -AdpAllinfo -aALL
/opt/MegaRAID/MegaCli/MegaCli64 -h

/opt/MegaRAID/MegaCli/MegaCli64 -PDList -aALL

Adapter #0

Enclosure Device ID: 32
Slot Number: 1
Drive's postion: DiskGroup: 0, Span: 0, Arm: 0
Enclosure position: N/A
Device Id: 1
WWN:
Sequence Number: 2
Media Error Count: 0
Other Error Count: 0
Predictive Failure Count: 0
Last Predictive Failure Event Seq Number: 0
PD Type: SATA

Raw Size: 232.885 GB [0x1d1c5970 Sectors]
Non Coerced Size: 232.385 GB [0x1d0c5970 Sectors]
Coerced Size: 232.375 GB [0x1d0c0000 Sectors]
Firmware state: Online, Spun Up
Device Firmware Level: 5.01
Shield Counter: 0
Successful diagnostics completion on : N/A
SAS Address(0): 0x1221000001000000
Connected Port Number: 1(path0)
Inquiry Data: 5ND2NS2GST3250823NS 5.01
FDE Capable: Not Capable
FDE Enable: Disable
Secured: Unsecured
Locked: Unlocked
Needs EKM Attention: No
Foreign State: None
Device Speed: Unknown
Link Speed: Unknown
Media Type: Hard Disk Device
Drive Temperature : N/A
PI Eligibility: No
Drive is formatted for PI information: No
PI: No PI
Port-0 :
Port status: Active
Port's Linkspeed: Unknown
Drive has flagged a S.M.A.R.T alert : No



Adapter #1

Enclosure Device ID: 32
Slot Number: 1
Drive's postion: DiskGroup: 0, Span: 0, Arm: 0
Enclosure position: N/A
Device Id: 1
WWN:
Sequence Number: 2
Media Error Count: 0
Other Error Count: 0
Predictive Failure Count: 0
Last Predictive Failure Event Seq Number: 0
PD Type: SATA

Raw Size: 232.885 GB [0x1d1c5970 Sectors]
Non Coerced Size: 232.385 GB [0x1d0c5970 Sectors]
Coerced Size: 232.375 GB [0x1d0c0000 Sectors]
Firmware state: Online, Spun Up
Device Firmware Level: 5.01
Shield Counter: 0
Successful diagnostics completion on : N/A
SAS Address(0): 0x1221000001000000
Connected Port Number: 1(path0)
Inquiry Data: 5ND2NTQDST3250823NS 5.01
FDE Capable: Not Capable
FDE Enable: Disable
Secured: Unsecured
Locked: Unlocked
Needs EKM Attention: No
Foreign State: None
Device Speed: Unknown
Link Speed: Unknown
Media Type: Hard Disk Device
Drive Temperature : N/A
PI Eligibility: No
Drive is formatted for PI information: No
PI: No PI
Port-0 :
Port status: Active
Port's Linkspeed: Unknown
Drive has flagged a S.M.A.R.T alert : No



Enclosure Device ID: 32
Slot Number: 3
Enclosure position: N/A
Device Id: 3
WWN:
Sequence Number: 1
Media Error Count: 0
Other Error Count: 0
Predictive Failure Count: 0
Last Predictive Failure Event Seq Number: 0
PD Type: SATA

Raw Size: 1.819 TB [0xe8e088b0 Sectors]
Non Coerced Size: 1.818 TB [0xe8d088b0 Sectors]
Coerced Size: 1.818 TB [0xe8d00000 Sectors]
Firmware state: Unconfigured(good), Spun Up
Device Firmware Level: AB51
Shield Counter: 0
Successful diagnostics completion on : N/A
SAS Address(0): 0x1221000003000000
Connected Port Number: 3(path0)
Inquiry Data: WD-WCAZA9921354WDC WD20EARX-00PASB0 51.0AB51
FDE Capable: Not Capable
FDE Enable: Disable
Secured: Unsecured
Locked: Unlocked
Needs EKM Attention: No
Foreign State: None
Device Speed: Unknown
Link Speed: Unknown
Media Type: Hard Disk Device
Drive Temperature : N/A
PI Eligibility: No
Drive is formatted for PI information: No
PI: No PI
Port-0 :
Port status: Active
Port's Linkspeed: Unknown
Drive has flagged a S.M.A.R.T alert : No




Exit Code: 0x00


0000:00:00.0 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP55 Memory Controller (rev a2)
0000:00:01.0 ISA bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP55 LPC Bridge (rev a3)
0000:00:01.1 SMBus: NVIDIA Corporation MCP55 SMBus (rev a3)
0000:00:02.0 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP55 USB Controller (rev a1)
0000:00:02.1 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP55 USB Controller (rev a2)
0000:00:05.0 RAID bus controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP55 SATA Controller (rev a3)
0000:00:05.1 RAID bus controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP55 SATA Controller (rev a3)
0000:00:05.2 RAID bus controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP55 SATA Controller (rev a3)
0000:00:06.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP55 PCI bridge (rev a2)
0000:00:08.0 Bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP55 Ethernet (rev a3)
0000:00:09.0 Bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP55 Ethernet (rev a3)
0000:00:0e.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP55 PCI Express bridge (rev a3)
0000:00:0f.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP55 PCI Express bridge (rev a3)
0000:00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
0000:00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
0000:00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
0000:00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
0000:00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
0000:00:19.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
0000:00:19.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
0000:00:19.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
0000:00:19.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
0000:00:19.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
0000:01:03.0 VGA compatible controller: XGI Technology Inc. (eXtreme Graphics Innovation) Z9s/Z9m (XG21 core)
0000:02:00.0 RAID bus controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 1078 (rev 04)
0000:03:00.0 RAID bus controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 1078 (rev 04)




-bash-3.1# cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 16
model : 4
model name : Quad-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2373 EE
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 2099.998
cache size : 512 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 4
core id : 0
cpu cores : 4
apicid : 0
initial apicid : 0
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 5
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow constant_tsc nonstop_tsc extd_apicid pni monitor cx16 popcnt lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw ibs skinit wdt npt lbrv svm_lock nrip_save
bogomips : 4199.99
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 48 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management: ts ttp tm stc 100mhzsteps hwpstate

processor : 1
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 16
model : 4
model name : Quad-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2373 EE
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 2099.998
cache size : 512 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 4
core id : 1
cpu cores : 4
apicid : 1
initial apicid : 1
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 5
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow constant_tsc nonstop_tsc extd_apicid pni monitor cx16 popcnt lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw ibs skinit wdt npt lbrv svm_lock nrip_save
bogomips : 4200.03
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 48 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management: ts ttp tm stc 100mhzsteps hwpstate

processor : 2
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 16
model : 4
model name : Quad-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2373 EE
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 2099.998
cache size : 512 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 4
core id : 2
cpu cores : 4
apicid : 2
initial apicid : 2
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 5
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow constant_tsc nonstop_tsc extd_apicid pni monitor cx16 popcnt lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw ibs skinit wdt npt lbrv svm_lock nrip_save
bogomips : 4200.03
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 48 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management: ts ttp tm stc 100mhzsteps hwpstate

processor : 3
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 16
model : 4
model name : Quad-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2373 EE
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 2099.998
cache size : 512 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 4
core id : 3
cpu cores : 4
apicid : 3
initial apicid : 3
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 5
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow constant_tsc nonstop_tsc extd_apicid pni monitor cx16 popcnt lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw ibs skinit wdt npt lbrv svm_lock nrip_save
bogomips : 4200.04
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 48 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management: ts ttp tm stc 100mhzsteps hwpstate

processor : 4
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 16
model : 4
model name : Quad-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2373 EE
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 2099.998
cache size : 512 KB
physical id : 1
siblings : 4
core id : 0
cpu cores : 4
apicid : 4
initial apicid : 4
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 5
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow constant_tsc nonstop_tsc extd_apicid pni monitor cx16 popcnt lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw ibs skinit wdt npt lbrv svm_lock nrip_save
bogomips : 4200.04
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 48 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management: ts ttp tm stc 100mhzsteps hwpstate

processor : 5
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 16
model : 4
model name : Quad-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2373 EE
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 2099.998
cache size : 512 KB
physical id : 1
siblings : 4
core id : 1
cpu cores : 4
apicid : 5
initial apicid : 5
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 5
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow constant_tsc nonstop_tsc extd_apicid pni monitor cx16 popcnt lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw ibs skinit wdt npt lbrv svm_lock nrip_save
bogomips : 4200.08
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 48 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management: ts ttp tm stc 100mhzsteps hwpstate

processor : 6
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 16
model : 4
model name : Quad-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2373 EE
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 2099.998
cache size : 512 KB
physical id : 1
siblings : 4
core id : 2
cpu cores : 4
apicid : 6
initial apicid : 6
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 5
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow constant_tsc nonstop_tsc extd_apicid pni monitor cx16 popcnt lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw ibs skinit wdt npt lbrv svm_lock nrip_save
bogomips : 4200.10
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 48 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management: ts ttp tm stc 100mhzsteps hwpstate

processor : 7
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 16
model : 4
model name : Quad-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2373 EE
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 2099.998
cache size : 512 KB
physical id : 1
siblings : 4
core id : 3
cpu cores : 4
apicid : 7
initial apicid : 7
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 5
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow constant_tsc nonstop_tsc extd_apicid pni monitor cx16 popcnt lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw ibs skinit wdt npt lbrv svm_lock nrip_save
bogomips : 4200.04
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 48 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management: ts ttp tm stc 100mhzsteps hwpstate


partprobe
Warning: /dev/sdb contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table. However, it does not have a valid fake msdos partition table, as it should. Perhaps it was corrupted -- possibly by a program that doesn't understand GPT partition tables. Or perhaps you deleted the GPT table, and are now using an msdos partition table. Is this a GPT partition table?
A bug has been detected in GNU Parted. Refer to the web site of parted http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/parted.html for more informations of what could be useful for bug submitting! Please email a bug report to bug-parted@gnu.org containing at least the version (1.7.1) and the following message: Assertion ((PedSector) PED_LE64_TO_CPU (gpt->AlternateLBA) <= disk->dev->length - 1) at ../../../libparted/labels/gpt.c:738 in function gpt_read() failed.
-bash-3.1# mdadm --create /dev/md0 --level=1 --raid-devices=2 /dev/sda1
mdadm: You haven't given enough devices (real or missing) to create this array
-bash-3.1# mdadm --create /dev/md0 --level=1 --raid-devices=2 /dev/sda1 missing
mdadm: Note: this array has metadata at the start and
may not be suitable as a boot device. If you plan to
store '/boot' on this device please ensure that
your boot-loader understands md/v1.x metadata, or use
--metadata=0.90
Continue creating array?
Continue creating array? (y/n) y
mdadm: Defaulting to version 1.2 metadata
mdadm: array /dev/md0 started.


mdadm --manage /dev/md0 -a /dev/sdb1
mdadm: added /dev/sdb1


=============
The good thing about fake RAID 0 is that I confirmed the drives work normally without the LSI/Perc6i controller so you can boot them directly on other systems.
The bad news is that the MegaCli command for MakeJBOD does not work it says State Failed.

MegaCli64 -PDOnline -PhysDrv [32:0] -a1

Adapter: 1: Failed to change PD state at EnclId-32 SlotId-0.

wget http://www.lsi.com/downloads/Public/MegaRAID%20Common%20Files/11.0.1-0048_SAS_FW_Image_1.40.342-1650.zip
--2013-08-25 14:57:35-- http://www.lsi.com/downloads/Public/MegaRAID%20Common%20Files/11.0.1-0048_SAS_FW_Image_1.40.342-1650.zip
Resolving www.lsi.com... 192.19.195.176
Connecting to www.lsi.com|192.19.195.176|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 1528036 (1.5M) [application/x-zip-compressed]
Saving to: `11.0.1-0048_SAS_FW_Image_1.40.342-1650.zip'

48% [===============================================> ] 742,171 341K/s z100%[==================================================================================================>] 1,528,036 343K/s in 4.4s 1

2013-08-25 14:57:40 (342 KB/s) - `11.0.1-0048_SAS_FW_Image_1.40.342-1650.zip' saved [1528036/1528036]

[root@fs12home ~]# unzip 11.0.1-0048_SAS_FW_Image_1.40.342-1650.zip
Archive: 11.0.1-0048_SAS_FW_Image_1.40.342-1650.zip
inflating: mr1078fw.rom
inflating: 11.0.1-0048_SAS_FW_Image_1.40.342-1650.txt
[root@fs12home ~]# cat 11.0.1-0048_SAS_FW_Image_1.40.342-1650.
cat: 11.0.1-0048_SAS_FW_Image_1.40.342-1650.: No such file or directory
[root@fs12home ~]# cat 11.0.1-0048_SAS_FW_Image_1.40.342-1650.txt
************************************

LSI Logic MegaRAID Firmware Release

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

Release date: 06/18/12

======================
Supported Controllers:
======================
MegaRAID SAS 8704ELP
MegaRAID SAS 8704EM2
MegaRAID SAS 8708ELP
MegaRAID SAS 8708EM2
MegaRAID SAS 8880EM2
MegaRAID SAS 8888ELP


Component:
=========
SAS MegaRAID Firmware Release for MegaRAID 1078 Controllers
Release date: 06/18/12


Version Numbers:
===============

Current Firmware Package: 11.0.1-0048 (EF-P34)
Current Package Details: APP-1.40.342-1650_BB-1.00.00.01-0012_BIOS-2.07.00_WEBBIOS-2.2-22-e_15-Rel_CTRLR-_PCLI-01.40-01000008_2012_05_11

Previous Firmware Package: 11.0.1-0042 (EF-P28)
Previous Package Details: APP-1.40.282-1279_BB-1.00.00.01-0012_BIOS-2.07.00_WEBBIOS-2.2-22-e_14-Rel


Bug Fixes and Enhancements:
===========================
Firmware:

LSIP200197364 (DFCT) HWR: EF: after 5 failed relearns the iBBU with 65K capacity is enabled from write-true to write-back
LSIP200199415 (DFCT) Need new Fail and Pre-Fail Limits on OEM controller
LSIP200186083 (DFCT) error when flash new FW for 1078
LSIP200199577 (DFCT) (N/A) Need new Fail and Pre-Fail Limits on OEM controller
LSIP200210019 (DFCT) (CL LSIP200188135) Potential data integrity issue when running the IO on degraded R5 VDs with 32 drives.
LSIP200200327 (DFCT) MR_PD_QUERY_TYPE_EXPOSED_TO_HOST: PD:xx print statements fill up fwtermlog
LSIP200149678 (DFCT) HDD dropped during IO testing with 8708EM2
LSIP200185803 (DFCT) Number of devices exceeded the maxinum limit error
LSIP200211447 (DFCT) Dummy defect for checking changes for LBC on OEM battery(PR 210358)
LSIP200149687 (CR) Disables all requirement for human input at boot time
LSIP200221362 (DFCT) HWR: EF: No GlobalHS possible in case of mixed SAS / SATA arrays on one controller
LSIP200212889 (DFCT) (CL LSIP200209279) HWR: EF: additional reboot required after updating ibbu FCC to design capacity
LSIP200223601 (DFCT) Performance effect due to inaccurate flush interval
LSIP200223423 (DFCT) (CL LSIP200222658) OEM controller shows foreign config without any hardware change.
LSIP200187373 (DFCT) Unplug hard disk will be cause some issues during run IO
LSIP200222581 (DFCT) Firmware 11.0.1-0046 Has Codename in Firmware Log
LSIP200221359 (CR) EF: FW seems to incorrectly mark ibbu's SOH bad (ibbu05)
LSIP200229651 (DFCT) 'clear' tasks on disks always show 0% complete when doing 'init' task on RAID volume
LSIP200231486 (DFCT) Phy link drop will cause the PDs out from configuration.
LSIP200230082 (DFCT) (None) Carbonite IS1116 JBoD Drivers....(bad sensor messages)
LSIP200221716 (CR) EF: FW seems to incorrectly mark ibbu's SOH bad (ibbu01)
LSIP200230550 (CR) Reset FCC register with Design Capacity value and Relearn is initiated

WebBIOS:
LSIP200210937 (DFCT) System showed error message when entering uFEI web-bios


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 mr1078fw.rom -a0





=============================
Previous Releases
=============================
Component:
=========
SAS MegaRAID Firmware Release for MegaRAID 1078 Controllers
Release date: 08/11/11


Version Numbers:
===============

Current Firmware Package: 11.0.1-0042 (EF-P28)
Current Package Details: APP-1.40.282-1279_BB-1.00.00.01-0012_BIOS-2.07.00_WEBBIOS-2.2-22-e_14-Rel

Previous Firmware Package: 11.0.1-0039 (EF-P25)
Previous Package Details: APP-1.40.252-1113_BB-1.00.00.01-0012_BIOS-2.07.00_WEBBIOS-2.2-22-e_14-Rel


Bug Fixes and Enhancements:
===========================
Firmware:
LSIP200123949 (CO) Backport Online-Controller-Reset(OCR) to Estatouh Falls FW.
LSIP200084698 (CR) Backport Online-Controller-Reset(OCR) to Estatouh Falls FW.
LSIP200151769 (DFCT) Possible I/O miscompares when issue OCR.
LSIP200152108 (DFCT) 6Gb/S SATA Drives Negotiate at 1.5Gb/S
LSIP200151771 (DFCT) With multipath setting, found potential miscompares while IOs across 2 enclosures
LSIP200159667 (DFCT) Provide Environmental Stamping for OCR
LSIP200144457 (CO) Need ability to RESET Expander from behind MegaSAS
LSIP200083986 (CR) Need ability to RESET Expander from behind MegaSAS
LSIP200169877 (DFCT) While correcting massive UNC sectors, I/O will be interrupted, OS becomes unusable
LSIP200169379 (DFCT) HWR 1078: HDD Fault LED turns ON (amber HDD fail) for the empty slots in OEM enclosure
LSIP200140942 (DFCT) SPD problems on Boot
LSIP200060954 (DFCT) no amber LED after removing online disk from R1
LSIP200148664 (DFCT) Firmware Incompleted Writes During Power Fail and Recovery
LSIP200148875 (CO) Battery Management for 1078 and Liberator products
LSIP200169355 (CR) Battery Management for 1078 and Liberator products


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 mr1078fw.rom -a0






Component:
=========
SAS MegaRAID Firmware Release for MegaRAID 1078 Controllers
Release date: 02/07/11


Version Numbers:
===============
Current Firmware Package: 11.0.1-0039 (EF-P25)
Current Package Details: APP-1.40.252-1113_BB-1.00.00.01-0012_BIOS-2.07.00_WEBBIOS-2.2-22-e_14-Rel

Previous Firmware Package: 11.0.1-0036 (EF-P23)
Previous Package Details: APP-1.40.232-1007_BB-1.00.00.01-0011_BIOS-2.07.00_WEBBIOS-2.2-21-e_13-Rel


Bug Fixes and Enhancements:
===========================
Firmware:
LSIP200119109 (DFCT) Misleading event is generated with EF FW
LSIP200121991 (DFCT) 2 reboots required when fw clears unqualified relearn counter
LSIP200122583 (DFCT) Code review task to scrub SRAM of 1078 IOP
LSIP200113941 (DFCT) 8888ELP does not complete its post in time and therefore is not seen by the host OS
LSIP200113939 (DFCT) F/W change for a single retry on error

Bootblock:
LSIP200098136 (CR) PCR 228 Check SDRAM Connection Message
LSIP200098136 (CR) PCR 228 Check SDRAM Connection Message


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 mr1078fw.rom -a0


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

Component:
=========
SAS MegaRAID Firmware Release for MegaRAID 1078 Controllers
Release date: 10/29/10


Version Numbers:
===============
Current Firmware Package: 11.0.1-0036 (EF-P23)
Current Package Details: APP-1.40.232-1007_BB-1.00.00.01-0011_BIOS-2.07.00_WEBBIOS-2.2-21-e_13-Rel

Previous Firmware Package: 11.0.1-0034 (EF-P21)
Previous Package Details: APP-1.40.212-0971_BB-1.00.00.01-0011_BIOS-2.07.00_WEBBIOS-2.2-21-e_13-Rel


Bug Fixes and Enhancements:
===========================
Firmware:
LSIP200097088 (DFCT) PL is not returning correct data for CONFIG_PAGE_SAS_PHY_0.
LSIP200095503 (DFCT) Clear Battery Unqualified Relearn Counter when Battery is Replaced
LSIP200089942 (DFCT) EF patch 21 : FW Fatal Error happens when consecutive Medium Errors are found in Degraded SATA RAID5, 6.
LSIP200064308 (CR) BBU AEN Change for 3G SAS controllers


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 mr1078fw.rom -a0

[root@fs12home ~]# MegaCli64 -adpfwflash -f mr1078fw.rom -a1

Adapter 1: PERC 6/i Adapter
Vendor ID: 0x1000, Device ID: 0x0060

Package version on the controller: 6.2.0-0013
Package version of the image file: 11.0.1-0048
Download Completed.
Flashing image to adapter...
Adapter 1: Flash Completed.
Please reboot the system for the changes to take effect

Exit Code: 0x00

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

The bad news is that this flash seems to ruin the BIOS and worse if you have any connected drives that were configured with the MegaRAID /the card recognizes from before, you won't be able to post (and I mean you can't even USB boot or PXE boot even if you tell it to, it seems to need to finish some routine and then pass back to the BIOS which it won't do). But usually unplugging the drives it knows will allow you to get past that.

The Ctrl+R prompt appears but it DOESnot work at all.

So what to do? I have connected one of my boot drives directly to the motherboard on this Dell server and thankfully this is how I confirmed they boot fine even though they were known as RAID 0 on the LSI card.

Now the issue is how do I flash back to the original firmware ? (INever backed up what I had) and also how do Iupgrade to makeJBOD work with a proper firmware?

One thing I'll also confirm is that you can still use PDList and have the drive information returned, so the card is definitely functioning fine, minus the broken BIOS and boot failure for disks it knows.

===========

There is also this page:

http://lime-technology.com/forum/index.php?topic=12767.0

I'm going to try and figure out how to flash it with those utilities.


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