Lost Raid 6 on LSI 9266-8i

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  1. BigXor

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    I was messing around with the 9266-8i I just got. I wanted to load Dell H710 Firmware so I could have array power down.

    The firmware didn't take so I reloaded the LSI firmware, but lost all options including ability to have Raid 6,60.

    Anybody know how to re-enable the standard card options
     
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    what did you do? These options are impossible to edit. step by step tell us what you did because it holds the golden key!

    you can power down 9266 array out of the box, mine had that feature for spare drives (phase 1,2) and unconfigured drives.

    Did you flash the SPD? tell us what utilities and what steps. This is key information to help you.
     
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  3. BigXor

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    I wanted to power down the arrays not just spare drives.

    I used dos and megacli -adpm0flash -f dell_fw_rom. The card would not initialize so I used megacli to reload the LSI FW. I got some kind of message about disabling options when it was booting up and I pressed the continue key. The card booted up, went into windows and had to rebuild the arrays, but Raid 6 was no longer there.
     
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  4. mobilenvidia

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    Ah, I did the same thing.

    Not being at home right now so going my memory (like a sieve my Wife tells me)

    Try this

    m0flash an older H710, I think the FW thats 2 updates older than the FW released a couple of days ago.
    This FW will work with the 9266, but you loose Cachecade.
    Now do a normal update to the LSI FW (not M0flash)

    M0flashing from Dell FW seems to loose the 1GB cache.
    Without cache the card won't do RAID6 you'll also find that Cachecade is also disabled (if you have this)
    The new Dell FW don't work with the LSI9266 :(

    I've been through this my a few times in my testing, and have been able to get back with some fiddling (as above)

    If you still have issues, when I get home from work, I can work out the exact fix.


    Also, don't do this with valuable data, I've found that importing the foreign configs proved very difficult to setting up new Array.
     
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  6. BigXor

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    M0flash fails with whatever FW I try.

    After reloading LSI FW from MSM, I did get the CacheVault back and Raid 5 but no Raid 6
     
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    Does the 1GB cache show in MSM ?
    If its enabled it will be in the properties on the left (UPDATE) hand side.
    If it's not enabled it won't show at all.
    RAID6 won't work without it.

    I have gone through this a few times over the last few weeks, and have come back fully working.
    Just not having my machine in front of me is not helping.
     
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  8. BigXor

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    Memory Size does not show up.
     
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    There's the RAID6 issue

    Unless you sort this out before I get home.
    I'll go and do the samething.
    Then work out a step by step process to undo what has been done.

    Have you tried H710 FW 21.0.0-0132 Driver Details | Dell US
    Pretty sure the key was the old H710 FW flash, which worked and fixed the Cache issue
    Then flashing the LSI FW


    Another thing.
    Have a look in first post here http://forums.servethehome.com/raid...arec-sas2flash-megaoem-commands.html#post3248
    grab the file via 'DOS' link
    In here I put a newer MegaREC that works with SAS2208's
    Now try MegaREC to flash it might be better suited to fixing the cache issue.
    You may need to m0flash nothing ie just clear the FW, reboot, then flash.

    Becareful !!
     
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    With Megarec (newer version) use -cleanflash of course to clear the Firmware then reboot and flash.

    Not getting much work done may as well go home ;)
     
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  11. BigXor

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    I did the following procedures:

    FIRST
    megarec -cleanflash 0
    [reboot]
    megarec -m0flash mr2208fw.rom
    [reboot]

    no luck

    SECOND
    megarec -cleanflash 0
    [reboot]
    megarec -m0flash 0 del_fw.rom
    {reboot]

    controller failed to initialize and could not log into MSM

    THIRD
    same as first only used an older version of LSI FW

    no luck

    Fourth
    logged into MSM and flashed latest LSI FW

    no luck.

    I just can't get the the cache enabled by flashing the controller.

    I wonder if using the newest Dell firmware in the first place is what screwed things up? Raid 6 has been missing since then.
     
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  12. mobilenvidia

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    I'll be home in a couple of hours
    Will have a go at this, I've been here before and got out of it.

    I've got about a dozen SAS2208 FW's at home incl the Alpha 9266 version I can try
    I'll get back and can give access to anything needed.
     
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    Alrighty, I broke my 9266 like yours, no have no Cache no RAID6 and no Cachecade, this was easy, flash newer Dell FW then flash back LSI FW = no cache
    I'll write down my steps here to get back:

    Megarec -cleanflash 0
    reboot
    As I also have a IBM M5016 in my machine it locked up at boot time
    Put LSI9266 in my old ASRock P55 board and booted up (no LSI splash screen)
    Megarec -m0flash 0132_del.rom (this rom with a different name can be found here Driver Details | Dell US
    reboot (or in my case put 9266 back in main system)

    MSM now displays 1GB cache :)
    I have a working Dell FW on the 9266

    Before I fix will try to update to latest Dell FW first while I'm here.

    [UPDATE]
    Newer Dell FW via normal (not m0flash) flash megacli adpfwflash doesn't work, new FW corrupt, but I think LSI have blocked it.
    So
    Megacli -adpfwflash -f -120011.rom -a0 (120011.rom = latest LSI rom 23.12.0011)
    reboot

    9266 back to normal, 1GB Cache back, RAID6 and Cachecade back, all is good again.

    I hope this helps you.
     
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    I can't get any Dell FW to work. Get Error - Megaraid in failed state MFI Register State 0xF0010002

    Can't get normal flash to work Megacli -adpfwflash, It starts to read usb stick for like one second and then the cursor just sits and blinks. I have to reboot and use M0flash. Doesn't have to be in dos root does it?
     
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    Megarec = DOS only

    MegaCLi = DOS and Windows
    MegaSCU = DOS and Windows

    StorCLI = Windows

    Try the Megacli windows version
    Same commands
    You will need to run 'command' with admin privileges

    Another option in Windows:
    Storcli /c0 download file = c:\firmware.rom
    also give 'storcli /c0 flasherase' ago, should be same as Megaraid cleanflash 0 but in Windows

    Or:
    MegaSCU -AdpFwFlash -f firmware.rom -a0

    Try it with doing a Megarec -cleanflash 0 first in DOS and then reboot to windows.
    There could be chance that windows might not see the 9266 with no Fimrware in which case you will need to go back to DOS
     
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    I give it a try tomorrow. Got to catch some snooze now (doctors appt. in in a few hours).
     
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    This given you heart palpitations ?

    Odd that I can go back and forth with the no cache.
     
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    Dain Bramage :p
     
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    LSI has agreed to replace the card after a couple days troubleshooting with their tech support team. :)
     
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