[CentOS] CentOS 6, mptfusion software?

Tue Jul 12 17:52:03 UTC 2016
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Hi, John,

John R Pierce wrote:
> On 7/12/2016 10:19 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>>     Got an older Dell R410, with an LSI 1068E PCI-Express Fusion-MPT SAS
>> (rev 08). It*appears*  that a) trying MegaRaid, and b) from what I'm
>> googling, that what I need are mptfusion-related packages.
>> Unfortunately, yum shows me nothing available in base, epel, or
>> rpmfusion. Am I looking for the wrong thing, or does anyone have a
>> source (no, I haven't looked at LSI, sorry Avago's website, which I
>> don't find overly friendly...)
> wait, a 1068E is not a megaraid, thats a HBA (host bus adapter) with
> optional very limited raid in firmware (typically raid0, 1, 10 only).
> Those have two firmware sets, IR or IT, if your card has the IR
> firmware, do yourself a favor, find the "IT" Firmware on Avago's
> webpile, and reflash the card with it, and now its a straight SAS card,
> your disks are seen as native SAS drives, and you can use linux native
> mdraid on it (and/or LVM or whatever).   I believe the 1068E was used on
> the SAS3081/3082 cards

Ahhh! Thanks, that's a useful bit of info.
> thats an older SAS1 card, and has 2TB disk limits, I believe, which
> can't readily be circumvented.
> Confusing, but to flash these, you need to get the
> SAS3081ER_Package_P21_IR_IT_Firmware_BIOS_for_MSDOS_Windows, unzip it,
> and locate the firmware and BIOS files for IT mode, then get the
> flash2sas utility for Linux to actually flash the files.  or flash it
> using MSDOS (freedos on a usb stick) or using EFI shell (if your system
> is so endowed).
> to find this stuff, go here,
> http://www.avagotech.com/support/download-search   select "Legacy Host
> Bus Adapters", and LSI SAS 3081E-R, and Search...
I'll mention it to my manager. However, much more important is finding
something that will tell me *which* drive in a RAID just failed so I can
replace it....