Overall, this is a great way to save money on HBAs which can get quite expensive across many nodes and in large single nodes. Now it is time to flash the controller. 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. According to the below broadcom article, you have to use sas2flsh to flash IR to IT. That will give you output similar to the following. Question as to the purpose and pinout of the connector labeled J5. Please enter your name here.

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Avago/LSI SAS – Citrix XenServer HCL

New Broadcom Tomahawk 3 Switch Chip for The first command we will use is erasing the flash region on 3080 card. Here is the command you will need. Thanks for such a detailed and useful article!

Sign me up for the STH newsletter! On my system the adapter was not seen by sas3flash.

Congratulations, you are ready to go after a reboot. Worked but had to power cycle a few times lsj the first flash as it kept locking up psi system, certainly raised my heart rate: Many users prefer P10 firmware due to it being older and better known.


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. Before proceeding, do note that this is a risky process. Now you can navigate back to the USB drive. According to the below broadcom article, you have to use sas2flsh to flash IR to IT. You can also rename sas3flsh.

You have entered an incorrect email address! I will be trying this tomorrow. We will show another way to get the SAS address but this is useful in the event you forget it later.

Replace the address string without dashes or spaces:. Also it looks like the P15 firmware is out now.

Please enter your name here. Currently, that is located here. That will give you output similar to the following. Saturday, December 29, After this is in place, take the controller and place it in the motherboard.

If you took a picture of the SAS address sticker, you may not need this. We are also going to flash the BIOS files in the event we want to boot from the device later. Although we are going to need to access it again, ensure that it has proper cooling.


Boot the server you are using to an UEFI shell. You can simply replace P13 with P10 if you want to flash P10 firmware instead. Most major manufacturers include this option in their BIOS boot menu. If it does not, we may suggest using your smartphone for a quick picture as noted in Step 2. Take these three files and copy them to a USB thumb drive.

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

Here is the jumper you need to connect:. If you were to do sas3flash. We will note that depending on your distribution, you may want to start with P10 firmware. 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? Anyone know if the white pin headers are for a fan?