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

K D

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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?
 

IamSpartacus

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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?
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.

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K D

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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.
 

IamSpartacus

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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.
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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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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Any actually important changes between P19 and P20? For SAS3 and SATA drives... I recently downgraded with the official fw from Supermicro and it's running perfectly fine with MSX interrupts and what not, 5.4 and up (as in Linux kernel).