Is it possible to boot from a H310 flashed to IT mode?

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Fritz

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I googled and came up with nothing. Sorry if it's a stupid question. :(
 

andrewbedia

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You probably have to go into the bios of the card and pick which drive you want to boot from.
 

Jannis Jacobsen

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If you flashed with it firmware and bios it should be possible.
If flashed just with it firmware, you need to reflash it and add bios aswell

For IT mode without bios (perfect for zfs)
sas2flsh.exe -o -f 2118it.bin
This will have the quickest boot, and you will not see anything during boot regarding the controller-

Flash with bios:
sas2flsh.exe -o -f 2118it.bin -b mptsas2.rom
With this, it'll load the bios on boot, and let you enter the lsi sas config util on the card.

-Jannis
 
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Fritz

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If you flashed with it firmware and bios it should be possible.
If flashed just with it firmware, you need to reflash it and add bios aswell

For IT mode without bios (perfect for zfs)
sas2flsh.exe -o -f 2118it.bin
This will have the quickest boot, and you will not see anything during boot regarding the controller-

Flash with bios:
sas2flsh.exe -o -f 2118it.bin -b mptsas2.rom
With this, it'll load the bios on boot, and let you enter the lsi sas config util on the card.

-Jannis
Thank you sir. Windows Server is loading as I type this. :)
 

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If you flashed with it firmware and bios it should be possible.
If flashed just with it firmware, you need to reflash it and add bios aswell

For IT mode without bios (perfect for zfs)
sas2flsh.exe -o -f 2118it.bin
This will have the quickest boot, and you will not see anything during boot regarding the controller-

Flash with bios:
sas2flsh.exe -o -f 2118it.bin -b mptsas2.rom
With this, it'll load the bios on boot, and let you enter the lsi sas config util on the card.

-Jannis
Just for clarification and anyone that happens upon this thread wondering the same thing... you don't need to re-flash the firmware. You can just do a sas2flsh -o -b mptsas2.rom from cmd, linux or windows or sas2flash.efi -o -b mptsas2.rom from efi shell.
 
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Fritz

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Yep, that's exactly what I did. In fact, I used a flash drive set up to flash an IBM M1015 to IT mode. It had all the proper files on it so I went for it (couldn't find my H310 flash drive).

On a side note, I was not able to load Windows server on an STEC IOPS 200GB SSD. It would hang right where the Install actually got rolling. Don't know why but I tried it 3 times with the same results. Switched to an Intel S3700 400GB and Windows loaded without a hitch.