Upgrade LSI 2116IT in X10SDV-4C-7TP4F to P20

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  1. K D

    K D Well-Known Member

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    I have been trying to upgrade the firmware that is in P19 to P20 without success using the 9210-16i_it firmware. For now, I have reverted back to P19 using the firmware downloaded from supermicro's ftp site.

    Can anyone provide some instructions?
     
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    What is erroring out for you?
     
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    I had this same problem. I tried for days using the typical BIN files one uses to flash LSI cards with no success. Finally I reached out to SuperMicro support and they provided me with the necessary files (ROM) for a successful upgrade. Let me see if I can find them.

    EDIT: See attached.
     

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    @Patrick : Did not save the exact errors. Should have but was multi tasking. The process failed with Fault Code 0A. After that sas2flash.efi gave an error about a missing firmware for every command. Finally booted into freedos and updated with the SM default drivers.

    @IamSpartacus : Thanks. I will try this out tomorrow. Just shutdown for the day. Have to finish a few work related items.
     
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    I have no doubt it will work. The errors you're describing are exactly what I was getting before I tried the files SM provided.
     
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    I had started out a large file transfer to the system and that is still running. Another 26 hours to go. Waiting for it to complete before I can reboot the host to apply the firmware update.
     
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    Worked flawlessly. Created a FreeDos bootable image that I used to install remotely. Attached it here in case anyone else needed it.

    Thanks @IamSpartacus
     

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    Will this work for any SuperMicro motherboard with the LSI2116-IT HBA? Is there an article that outlines the upgrade process?
     
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    I'm having issues with 4.15.0-34-generic Ubuntu system detecting the HBA over here. The controller is enabled and I can see and access the BIOS during boot, but lspci shows no love. I might try upgrading.
     
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