Only half of the LSI 9210-8i is working?

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    Only one of the two 4x SAS ports on my LSI HBA appears to be working.

    I have an 8 drive backplane, this HBA card has one 4x port feeding the top 4 drives and the other 4x port feeding the bottom 4 drives.

    Only port 1, the slot at the back of the card works. Allowing the 4 drives connected to it to be recognized.

    If I simply swap the two breakout cables at the HBA, then the other 4 drives will be recognized. This pretty much verifies that the backplane, both sets of break out sas cables, and drives are all working properly.

    Am I missing anything else that could be causing this? is this a bad card or should I be trying anything else?

    Additionally, I connected one of the breakout cables to the onboard SCU (X9DR3-LN4F+)

    All of the drives will show up as recognized in the bios and during boot. But I cannot get these embedded SCU connected drives to show up in Hyper-V 2016. Any help here is appreciated too. I'm assuming this type of embedded controller is just not supported by hypervisors?

    Background, I just bought one of these used supermicro servers for a home lab. So far the shakedown is going really well with the exception of this LSI HBA.

    Thank you,

    Dallas
     
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    Additionally,

    When I boot from a linux usb boot image. It will find all my drives. The 4 LSI HBA SCU drives plus the embedded motherboard SCU attached drives.

    It is just Hyper-V that is not finding the drives. I've tried manually installing the intel drivers via .inf files etc.
     
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    I recalled somewhere saying that some firmware has only half of ports enabled. If you have flashed the card, this could be the problem. Otherwise the card may be broken.
     
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    That Solved it! It looked like it had a current firmware, but i downloaded new copies and reflashed... All is well.

    Thank you.
     
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    You are very welcome XD
     
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