[CentOS] ssacli start rebuild?

Sun Nov 15 03:31:54 UTC 2020
John Pierce <jhn.pierce at gmail.com>

On Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 6:32 PM hw <hw at gc-24.de> wrote:

> I don't like the idea of flashing one.  I don't have the firmware and I
> don't
> know if they can be flashed with Linux.  Aren't there any good --- and cost
> efficient --- ones that do JBOD by default, preferably including 16-port
> cards
> with mini-SAS connectors?
the firmware is freely downloadable from  lsi/broadcom, and linux has
sas2flash or sas3flash (for 2x08/3008 respectively) command line tools to
do the flashing.

pretty much standard procedure for the ZFS crowd to flash those...  the
2x08 cards often come with "IR" firmware that does limited raid, and its
preferable to flash them with the IT firmware that puts them in plain HBA
mode, stands for Initiator-Target.

-john r pierce
  recycling used bits in santa cruz