Lsi 9211-8i IR to IT in Esxi

Jannis Jacobsen

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Mar 19, 2016
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Hey!

I have managed to flash it in esxi via sas2flash to the newest firmware when I tried using the raid functionality.

Now I try to flash it with IT firmware so it is ready for use with freenas when I got my 2 new esxi nodes built.

Has anyone been able to do sas2flash -o -e 6 in esxcli?
sas2flash refuses to flash it over ir firmware.

-Jannis
 

pricklypunter

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Nov 10, 2015
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Boot from a USB stick and then flash it to IT mode, either from DOS or using an EFI shell. Do not try to do this from within a running ESXi instance, you run the risk of corrupting something rendering the card inoperable :)