If you took a picture of the SAS address sticker, you may not need this. Although we are going to need to access it again, ensure that it has proper cooling. 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? Many users prefer P10 firmware due to it being older and better known. We will not be held responsible if this happens to your card. It is much easier to upgrade firmware than it is to downgrade firmware.

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Please enter your name here. If you were to do sas3flash. We will show another way to get the SAS address but this is useful in the event you forget it later.

Here is the command you will need. According to the below broadcom article, li have to use sas2flsh to flash IR to IT.

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

New Broadcom Tomahawk 3 Switch Chip for Take these three files and copy them to a USB thumb drive. There are some other options out there but this is a ssas bet given those factors.


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. Also it looks like the P15 firmware is out now. Finally, you will likely want to add the SAS address back to the controller. This is also the preferred mode if you are using scale-out storage systems such as Ceph. Sign me up for the STH newsletter! You have entered an incorrect email address! After this is in place, take the controller and place it in the motherboard.

We will note that depending on your distribution, you may want to start with P10 firmware. If it does not, we may suggest using your smartphone for a quick picture as noted in Step 2.

That will give you output similar to the following. Now it is time to flash the controller. Here is the jumper you need to connect:. We will not be held responsible if this happens to your card. Sad can simply replace P13 with P10 if you want to flash P10 firmware instead.

Although we are going to lso to access it again, ensure that it has proper cooling. Please note, if you have sas3flsh.


Overall, this is a great way to save money on HBAs which can get quite expensive across many nodes and in large single nodes. They are usually flashed to IR mode so they do need to be updated to the latest firmware. On my system the adapter was not seen by sas3flash. You will likely want to note the SAS address first.

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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. I will be trying this tomorrow. Check with the distribution of your choice and find the recommended LSI firmware version.

Most major manufacturers include this option in their BIOS boot menu. You can also rename sas3flsh. Now you can navigate back to the USB drive. After this is complete, you can do sas3flash.

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