I see, it is rather interesting. I suppose there is something it does not like about the SBR.yup just tried that, edited my previous post with the results of the command.
Tried with jumper on and off, no difference in result, fails with ERRCD 33110 on SBRI see, it is rather interesting. I suppose there is something it does not like about the SBR.
Did you have J4 shorted or not, when running completedowload command? If it was shorted try with J4 open.
Can you confirm that you got file 9440-8i_nopad.rom from Lenovo update package and not from LSI's website.Tried with jumper on and off, no difference in result, fails with ERRCD 33110 on SBR
storcli /c0 download completeflash fileone=vtboot01.rom filetwo=9440-8i_nopad.rom
storcli /c0 download completeflash fileone=vtboot01.rom filetwo=adp_ctl_dump_flash.rom
I suggest your make usb boot disk for UEFI shell , and run it in newer MB support UEFI shell . and user storcli.efi to run update FW operation.Just join the ride to flashing 530-8i into IT mode, but the card can't detect by storcli.... via Ubuntu or CentOS... any clue why?
Hi all.So there is still no known way to get a Lenovo 530-8i (or it seems a 930-8i for that matter) , to accept NVMe drives (ie like a 9440-8i will)?
Ive read all the posts since i was active here, but just wanted to check in , incase someone has made some progress on that front.
I think this is what he is referring to:Can anyone link to this "technical discussion thread" ?
I haven't been able to find it.
Perfect! Worked like a charm for me!Here are a bit more detailed flashing instructions for people brand new to this + some additional information.
Avago Tri-Mode cards support UEFI HII (Human Interface Infrastructure) configuration utility. What that means is that you might not have an option to hit CTRL+... during boot process and enter configuration screen like with older cards. The configuration options will instead appear somewhere inside your regular UEFI configuration screen. If and where exactly it appears will depend on your UEFI. This is how it looks in MSI's UEFI.
If you want to use HII config utility and you are using Secure Boot you need to flash signed rom file. If you flash regular file config utility will not appear. If you don't use Secure Boot then it does not matter if you flash signed or unsigned file.
These cards also no longer have IR firmware as such.
9400-8i firmware archive has two files HBA_9400-8i_SAS_SATA_Profile.bin and HBA_9400-8i_Mixed_Profile.bin. I am assuming SAS_SATA allows you to use SAS/SATA drives and Mixed_Profile allows SAS/SATA/NVMe drives, but I am not 100% sure about this.
9440-8i firmware archive has a single MegaRAID file 9440-8i_nopad.rom
Now onto flashing:
- Download required files:
- Go to HBA 9400-8i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
- Click on 'Firmware' and get latest fimware file: 9400_8i_Pkg_P10_SAS_SATA_NVMe_FW_BIOS_UEFI.zip
- Click on 'Management Software and Tools' and download latest STORCLI utility: STORCLI_SAS3.5_P10.zip
- Create a backup. You can do this in EFI shell or Windows/Linux. In Linux you need to run these commands as root, in Windows as administrator.
- #storcli show all
lists all available adapters; note the controller index, you will need to use it in all subsequent commands (/cx - specifies the controller where X is the controller index)
- #storcli /c0 show all
dumps all information about the controller. I recommend saving the whole output, at a minimum write down the SAS Address
- Backup misc flash regions to files. Just in case you need them later.
#storcli /c0 get bios file=backup_bios
#storcli /c0 get firmware file=backup_firmware
#storcli /c0 get mpb file=backup_mpb
#storcli /c0 get fwbackup file=backup_fwbackup
#storcli /c0 get nvdata file=backup_nvdata
#storcli /c0 get flash file=backup_flash
- If you are flashing from MegaRAID firmware to IT firmware:
- Copy below files to USB drive:
- ..\SAS35BIOS_Rel\mpt35sas_legacy.rom (optional)
- ..\UEFI_BSD_HII_SAS3.5_IT_X64\mpt35sas_x64.rom (optional) if secure boot is not used
..\UEFI_BSD_HII_SAS3.5_IT_X64\Signed\mpt35sas_x64.rom (optional) if secure boot is used
- Place jumper on J4 SBR (Serial Boot Rom) header.
- Boot into EFI shell.
- Flash firmware:
#storcli /c0 download file=HBA_9400-8i_SAS_SATA_Profile.bin
once complete it will show: Description = CRITICAL! Flash successful. Please power cycle the system for the changes to take effect
- Power off.
- Remove jumper from J4 header.
- Boot into EFI shell or OS.
- Flash legacy BIOS. This step is optional, if you are not sure what this is do not flash it. There is no easy way to remove this, but this can be added later.
#storcli /c0 download bios file=mpt35sas_legacy.rom
- Flash UEFI BSD - UEFI HII config utility. This step is also optional. There is no easy way to remove this, but this can be added later. Again, flash signed/unsigned file depending if you use Secure Boot.
#storcli /c0 download efibios file=mpt35sas_x64.rom
- Set SAS address
#storcli /c0 set sasadd=500...
- Set assembly number
#storcli /c0 set assemblynumber=03-5000...
- Set tracer number/serial number
#storcli /c0 set tracernumber=SP...
- If you are flashing from IT firmware to IT firmware. Upgrading or switching from SAS_SATA to Mixed profile. Run this from EFI shell or OS (no need to set J4 jumper):
- #storcli /c0 download file=HBA_9400-8i_SAS_SATA_Profile.bin