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How to change SAS address on Expander

I have the following setup - two supermicro backplane attached to one controller LSI SAS 9207-4i4e and unfortunately cannot access the disks, during boot there are disks only in one backplane, the ...
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LSI SMC2108 hardware to HBA

I have SMC2108 (LSI controller) hardware controller, which I want to replace with LSI SAS 9207-4i4e (it's HBA - fakeraid). Can I switch the controllers and to access my data (even with readonly). I ...
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Move raid10 from LSI 9750-8i to 3ware 9650SE-8LPML

This is a little risky task I want to try. I have a 4 SATA III disks RAID10 array running on LSI (former 3ware) 9750-8i controller with BBU (read and write cache enabled). In case of hardware failure ...
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Consumer level motherboards that play nicely with large numbers of drives [closed]

I currently have a system with 25 hard drives - 24 for data and one for OS. This machine is built on a budget, featuring a cheap Gigabyte motherboard (GA-990FXA-D3), a four port LSI SAS controller, a ...
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How to perform disk test attached to LSI RAID controller

I have four Seagate ST33000657 SAS drives attached to LSi 9260-4i controller. I want to test them for hw errors and bad sectors, before launching into production. I ve tried SeaTools, but it's not ...
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Correct VHDX sector size in Hyper-V enviroment for a RAID array

What is the correct sector size (which available in Powershell as options, when creating a new vhdx) for RAID10 array with default stripe size? I am using LSI 9271-4i controller and 4x Seagate ...
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LSI RAID: Write cache policy affects read performance?

I have a server with a LSI MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i controller, RAID-5 with 3 x 2 TB disks. I did some performance testing (with iozone3) and the numbers show clearly that the write cache policy affects ...
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Perc battery shown as missing

I replaced a failed battery in a Perc 5/i. The original and replacements are the same DLU8735 model. I couldn't find any special battery replacement procedures in the manual, so I just turned the ...
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LSI Megaraid 150-6 as regular SATA controller

I have an old but reliable server board that does not have any SATA ports on it. Also i have LSI Megararaid 150-6 (with latest firmware) which i want to use as ordinary "dumb" SATA controller. I ...
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LSI Cachecade Pro 2.0 with RAID10 SSD Cache?

I'm trying to add a RAID10 SSD Cache to a VD by this command: [root@livecd storcli]# ./storcli64 /c0 add vd cachecade type=r10 drives=252:4,252:5,252:6,252:7 assignvds=0 Controller = 0 Status = ...
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SSDs, Hardware RAID, and TRIM

I was told by my datacenter that all HW raid, specifically the LSI 9260-4i hardware RAID controller, does not support SSD TRIM command. My question is, are there severe longevity/speed issues due to ...
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Strange performance issue with Dell R7610 and LSI 2208 RAID controller

Connecting controller to any of the three PCIe x16 slots yield choppy read performance around 750 MB/sec Lowly PCIe x4 slot yields steady 1.2 GB/sec read Given same files, same Windows Server 2008 ...
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LSI MegaRAID Expected Chip Temperature?

We recently built a replicating SAN array from 2x Dell R720XD's, we are using LSI 9270-8i MegaRAID cards with CacheCade 2.0, BBU and Write Back cache enabled. Our cards are showing HUGE chip ...
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How to address a recurring low temperature error seen at every boot-up?

After updating to latest controller firmware, I started receiving the following error messages: LSI 2208 ROC: Temperature sensor below error threshold on enclosure 1 Sensors 5 thru 7 Is this ...
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Should I enable “Patrol Read” on SSD drives?

LSI, Intel and Dell RAID controllers (perhaps others) have a "Patrol Read" feature to try to spot when a drive is failing before it completely fails. LSI seems to disable patrol read on SSD by ...
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Managing battery relearn cycles on LSI and similar RAID controllers

How do engineers deal with RAID controller battery "relearn" cycles? As noted in: What's a "battery relearn" on a LSI MegaRaid?, relearn cycle discharges the RAID controller battery ...
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S.M.A.R.T data from disks behind LSI MegaRAID Controller in ESXi 5.1

I was looking at ways to get S.M.A.R.T info and R/W stats from drives behind LSI MegaRAID controller (9260-4i) in ESXi 5.1. ESXi has a command "esxcli storage core device smart get" to get S.M.A.R.T ...
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Possible to build a RAID 1 with only one drive with LSI 9260-4i? [closed]

I have a LSI 9260-4i RAID card plus 1x 300GB Drive. My issue is I have to ship out the server for the 2nd drive to be installed onsite. Can I configure a RAID 1 with only 1 drive, and plug in the ...
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How to understand the LSI HBA connector specs?

When reading the specifications for the LSi SAS 9206-16e HBA, it says Storage Connectivity; Data Transfer Rates * 16 ports; 6Gb/s SAS 2.1 compliant SAS Bandwidth * Half Duplex 2400MB/s, x4, ...
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Configuring RAID 10 using MegaRAID Storage Manager on an LSI 9260 RAID card

Using MegaRAID Storage Manager 13.04 on an LSI 9260 RAID card, which is the correct way to create RAID 10 using 8 drives with maximum redundancy? There appears to be multiple ways to reach the same ...
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RAID1: Can I do 'write-mostly' in hardware (LSI type cards) so Drive A: 100% READ and WRITE and Drive B: ONLY WRITE?

The Google hammer has failed me, so I turn to this august body for help :-) I'm interested in doing SSD/HDD RAID1 pairs using the principle of 'write-mostly' as available in Linux's software RAID ...
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How effective is LSI CacheCade SSD storage tiering?

LSI offers their CacheCade storage tiering technology, which allows SSD devices to be used as read and write caches to augment traditional RAID arrays. Other vendors have adopted similar ...
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megaraid: Logical Drives at different RAID levels

I am currently using a SuperMicro machine that has an on-board LSI 2208 controller (MegaRAID class). I want to create a single array from two drives and then carve that up into: one RAID1 100GB ...
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Upgrading Firmware on LSI 9211-4i to IT

I've been trying to get my LSI SAS 9211-4i moved over to IT mode. But I cannot for the life of me get it erased so I can flash the IT firmware to it. I've tried using FreeDOS (from the website) and ...
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LSI RAID not synchronizing

There is a HS22 Blade with RAID. I removed one of the mirrored disk, and used it for other, but now I'm inserting it back, but it doesn't sync from the working disk. cfggen shows the following: ...
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LSI 3042 supported with Oracle VM Server

Trying to install an HP DL165 1U server with an LSI 3042 SAS card. I get to the install, selected a language, select a keyboard screens then it asks me for a location for the driver (it doesn't tell ...
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LSI MegaRAID : what does “transient error detected while communicating with PD : -:-:1” mean?

I've got a LSI MegaRAID 9260-16i card running in a server, and it keeps logging the error Controller ID: 0 Transient error detected while communicating with PD: -:-:1 I can't find anything about ...
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Why is the 9650SE RAID1 not showing the full size of the disks?

This is a follow-on to How can I grow a 3Ware 9650SE RAID1 under ESXi 5.0? I've successively replaced 1TB drives in my RAID1 with 2TB drives hoping that I can grow the datastore I've got in ESXi 5.0. ...
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How can I grow a 3Ware 9650SE RAID1 under ESXi 5.0?

Thanks to this question I've now got my ESXi 5.0.0 (Build 623860) running/booting off a physically enlarged 9650SE controlled RAID1 array. The 1TB drives had been replaced with 2TBs; I'd like to ...
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How to find out the amount of sectors available in a RAID physical disk for replacement?

So, to start with, let me confess I have no knowledge of RAID besides what I read in a few APC mags 5 years back and what the acronym stands for. Everything I know now comes from assumptions and the ...
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LSI 2208 9286-8e MegaRAID controller beeping when connected to 24-bay NexentaSTOR JBOD enclosure

I am getting beeping from the LSI external RAID controller even if I properly shutdown and there is no array re-initialization. Would I be required to use a battery back (BBU) with the LSI controller ...
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No drives showing on LSI 2008 SAS + HP SAS Expander

Followin this guide http://www.servethehome.com/supermicro-x8si6-f-motherboard-review-including-onboard-lsi-sas-2008-controller/ I got myself an RPC 4224 case (They are called Inter-Tech in Europe, ...
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How do I banish desktop alerts on an LSI MegaRAID-equipped Win 2008 installation?

A bit of background - recently we've been upgrading Win2003 systems to Win2008, and all of these servers have an LSI RAID controller card installed. The previous system image had popup and email ...
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LSI SAS 1064E drivers for Server 2012

I have a need to place Windows Server 2012 onto a Sunfire X4100 blade server that contains a LSI SAS 1064e RAID controller (2006). The LSI site only has drivers up to server 2008 R2. I did attempt ...
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LSI RAID-on-chip with RAID6 over two SAS links goes red when HDD enclosure is powered cycled; how to recover?

I have a RAID6 array managed by LSI 9286-8e card. I also have Sans Digital 24-bay NexentaSTOR JBOD enclosure with SAS extender built-in. They are connected to separate UPS devices. Normally, I'd ...
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Possible bad raid card / hard disks (LSI 9261-8i)

I am in a bit of bad spot at the moment, i have a dedicated server hosted by someone else, it has a LSI 9261-8i raid card installed, attached is: 3x300GB SAS 15K rpm disks (in RAID5) 5x2TB SATA ...
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mount hardware raid disk 1 with one disk and no hardware raid controler

I have one of two raid disk (from LSI raid card) There is a way to mount it in a PC and access to the disk without the raid card? Maybe mounting or skipping the first bytes!? Thanks in advance. ...
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All paths down on vSphere esxi 5.1, LSI 9211-8i

Works 100% ESXi 5.1 HBA (LSI 1064e) > 1x SAS2 100GB SSD Doesn't work ESXi 5.1 HBA (LSI 9211-8i IT /IBM M1015) > 1x SAS2 100GB SSD After a few hours of heavy HD load i get: - ...
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LSI 9260-8i w/ 6 256gb SSDs - RAID 5, 6, 10, or bad idea overall?

We're provisioning a new production server for our reasonably busy website. Our choice of host have available a 6 drive configuration with a LSI 9260-8i card. My initial thought was to fill all six ...
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megaraid 8308ELP upgrade Recommendation [closed]

I have a Gateway E-9525R 2U, and I am looking to replace the raid card (an LSI 8308ELP) What I need (in order of necessity) is Vsphere Esx 5 compatibility Dual SFF-8087 (as it has a 6x backplane) ...
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Does the Intel DX79TO motherboard support x8 devices (SAS HBAs) on PCIe x16 slots?

Context: I have an Intel DX79TO motherboard and a Sun SAS3081E-S/LSI 1060E-S HBA card with a PCIe x8 interface. I plug the HBA into my mobo next to my graphics card, and the HBA power lights ...
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Dell 2970 - HP 1/8 G2 autoloader keeps falling off LSI 2032 SCSI chain

I've a somewhat irritating problem with a Dell 2970 that has a HP 1/8 G2 autoloader (the Ultrium LTO 2 model) attached to the Dell/LSI 2032 non-RAID SCSI card. In essence, sometimes the ...
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How many RAIDs per RAID controller

I am going to build a SQL server and I need to have four independent RAID 10s. I am looking at different RAID controllers to choose from. For instance I am looking at LSI 9260-8I but I cannot figure ...
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LSI RAID monitor reports “Consistency Check inconsistency logging disabled”

I have a server with a LSI MegaRAID 9261-8i controller. Recently I started getting alerts like this one: Controller ID: 1 Consistency Check inconsistency logging disabled, too many ...
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MegaRAID Storage Manager Error 1920 “Service MRMonitor (MegaMonitorSrv) failed to start.” on Windows Server 2003 R2 x64

I'm trying to install the MegaRAID Storage Manager 8.10 provided by SUPERMICRO, but I keep getting an error 1920 that "Service MRMonitor (MegaMonitorSrv) failed to start. Verify that you have ...
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LSI Storage Manger for Windows PERC H700 Controller

I have a PERC H700 controller from Dell which appears to be a re-badged LSI 9260-16i raid card. I looked in the download link from LSI, but it only has the MegaRaid Storage Manager for Linux. MegaCLI ...
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Difference between LSI SAS3081E-R vs. LSI SAS3081E-S SAS/ATA HBAs

I'm trying to figure out if there are any differences between the "R" vs. the "S" of this SAS controller. As far as I can tell, the "S" is a Sun Microsystems re-branded version. I can't find much ...
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Why has VMWare ESXi 5 slow access to IBM M1015 / LSI 9240-8i RAID?

I am building server for virtualization and wanted to go with VMWare ESXi 5. I configured RAID10 on 4 disks connected to internal RAID controller IBM M1015 (identical to LSI 9240-8i) and installed ...
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Megaware Raid 10

I have 22 disks and would like to create a Raid 10. Unfortunately my raid controller (MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i) is only capable to handle 8 arrays within a RAID 10. Because of that I could only use 16 ...
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LSI 9285-8e and Supermicro SC837E26-RJBOD1 duplicate enclosure ID and slot numbers

I am working with 2 x Supermicro SC837E26-RJBOD1 chassis connected to a single LSI 9285-8e card in a Supermicro 1U host. There are 28 drives in each chassis for a total of 56 drives in 28 RAID1 ...