The controller selection screen there will tell you the make and firmware of your controller. Note firmware version 15 and IT mode. Confused about that LSI card? 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. The eBay price on the i appears to have dropped substantially, I don’t really know what the reason for that might be.
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You need to boot into UEFI shell and use the sas2flash. Motherboard ports are generally fine. Thank You for the education. Apparently it is possible to configure the LSI dreebsd 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 have one I wouldn’t spend money in it. The card consumes around 10 watts and should have at least some airflow in order to maintain proper cooling. However, even once that happens, they will not show up as FreeBSD CAM devices, so if you’re used to being able to do “camcontrol freebds or other camcontrol ops, they won’t be there for management in that manner.
A “dmesg grep mps” would show something like: Shows you the adapter type and firmware revision. 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.
The controller selection screen there will tell you the make and firmware of your controller.
LSI SAS2008 mps driver preferred firmware version
Joined Oct 9, Messages Thanks Be warned that creating Lsj is almost certainly guaranteed to be overwriting what is on the disk. 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.
M on the way. What’s new New posts New resources Latest activity. Note firmware version 15 and IT mode. Directly attached drives look just about the same, just fewer of them: View attachment 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.
Joined Mar 25, Messages 19, Thanks 1, It works just fine. LSI makes a lot of hardware. View attachment And so far, things like hot adding a drive seem to work fine. And it is more difficult because the disks don’t show up in “camcontrol freebwd. Joined Oct 15, Messages Thanks It’s basically an LSI i.
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Resources Latest reviews Search resources. I used a different computer to perform the flash without issue.
So the question becomes, what then. The eBay price on the i appears to have dropped substantially, I don’t really know what the reason for that might be. Joined Dec 3, Messages Thanks 7. If you haven’t figured it out, the point is to steer away from port-dense and extremely pricey RAID controllers.