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Crossflashing of LSI 9341-8i to LSI 9300-8i. Success (but no SMART pass through)

Discussion in 'RAID Controllers and Host Bus Adapters' started by vorticity_flux, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. Aldoszx

    Aldoszx New Member

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    I think you should extract SBR file from 9361-8i with megarec.
    MegaRec -readsbr <n> <image>
    and probably SPD
    MegaRec -readspd <n> <image>

    9361-8i firmware is on Broadcom website.
     
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  2. whitey

    whitey Moderator

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    Finally swooped up a Dell OEM 9341-8i for a decent price, hope it's as easy to flash as well. Shows Dell PN OWFN6R but hell if I can find any info on it.
     
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  3. nthu9280

    nthu9280 Active Member

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    Awesome! Guess I need to tweak my alerts. Cheapest I've seen recently been over $135 OBO. May be spoiled by the past $65 - $75 deals for M1215s. I've been on the hunt too now that I have SC216 chassis.

    IIRC, process should be similar other the location of Jumper is different. Scan thru this thread.


    Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
     
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  4. whitey

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    Just flashed my 9341-8i, used P10 first (as I had it stashed from a few months back), put it in IT mode, FreeNAS b|tched abt firmware mis-match and wanting/needing P12, couldn't find that on 9300-8i/9311-8i on FW download page, only P14, flashed it up to P14 and now FreeNAS is still complaining that I am not on P12 since I flashed P14, even the archive link on broadcom's site did not show me P12.

    SMH.

    Whatever, it's working.

    My notes for a thread refresher
    Code:
    Jump J6
    
    * Boot FreeDOS *
    
    sas3flsh.exe -f SAS9300_8i_IT.bin -noreset
    
    * Power Down *
    * Remove Jumper *
    * Boot FreeDOS *
    
    sas3flsh.exe -o -e 7
    sas3flsh.exe -f SAS9300_8i_IT.bin
    sas3flsh.exe -o -sasadd 500605BXXXXXXXXXX
    
    * Reboot *
    
    Reflash from P10 to P14 went like this
    Code:
    sas3flsh.exe -o -e 6
    sas3flsh.exe -f SAS9300_8i_IT.bin
    
     
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  5. nthu9280

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    May be a browser issue or something on your machine. The previous versions are still there under archive. If you can't find and still need them Let me know. I have copies of P10 thru P13.
     
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  6. whitey

    whitey Moderator

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    I see it, stupid chrome, FF worked, need to close my chrome browser apparently. Question is, is P14 the best/most current/solid FW or should I go back to P12?

    I have P10, P12, P14 stashed/prepped now on my flasher stick. :-D
     
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  7. mrrensing01

    mrrensing01 New Member

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    I just rolled with P14 on my Quanta 3008 mezzanine adapter (1st of 4). I don't know if there are pros/cons to P14 over previous releases, but so far so good. I am using this host as a vSAN node so I should hopefully know if there are any issues shortly.

    I'm pretty surprised that I didn't have any problems picking up all 6 disks in the sled since the adapter is non-standard. Here's a shot before I ripped out the IR firmware:

    [​IMG]


    I followed Patrick's article and only deviated on:
    • the jumper (mine had none)
    • I used sas3flash.efi -o -e 6 instead of -e 7
    After it flashed, I reseated the server node and the adapter picked up my disks on reboot.
     
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  8. mrrensing01

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    I am having some issues with P14 in ESXi 6.0u1. Don't know if it's driver or firmware but consistently had an issue deploying an OVF to a single disk datastore that did not have a problem deploying to a datastore I had on the satadom...
     
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