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LSI 9260-8i firmware version 2.0x

the controller menu does only have RAID: 0, 5, & 6

Solaris ZFS requires passthrough or Initiator-target mode to get direct access to to get that accomplished?

does it need a firmware upgrade..? any special commands?

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No. It will not work. You need to use a basic SAS controller. I personally use the LSI 9211-8i and 9211-4i controllers.

Also see: ZFS SAS/SATA controller recommendations

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LSI RAID controllers do not officially support direct access to the target, they only export the disk through a RAID volume. People have tweaked drivers to allow direct access but they're unsupported hacks. The LSI 9211 works fine with recent Solaris releases (mpt_sas). – gtirloni Mar 26 '11 at 21:56

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