Questions tagged [hba]

HBAs are host bus adapters. They are a type of special purpose network card specifically designed for talking to storage systems. Typically via Fiber Channel, SCSI or eSATA.

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Dell H730 in HBA mode - Why are there issues with performance and SMART data? [duplicate]

I recently purchased a Dell R730xd that came with an H730 RAID card. I would like to bring an existing 6 disk ZFS pool to this server as well as create an additional 6 disk hardware RAID. In my ...
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SAS drives not recognized in Netapp DS4486

To start off with, here are the relevant hardware specs: Dell R710 w/ Windows Server 2016 Dell PERC H200e Dell PERC H810 Dell PowerVault MD1200 w/ 03DJRJ controllers NetApp DS4486 w/ IOM6 ...
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Gluster configuration with JBOD

I have 2 of Dell MD3060e, which each includes 60 of 10TB 7.2k NLSAS. The JBODs are connected to a server via Dell SAS 12G HBA (based on LSI 9300-8e, non-raid). We used mixture of software raid6 or ...
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max out bandwidth of old 3Gb/s SAS JBOD

I just acquired a JBOD which was made in 2011, it has 60 2TB 7.2k SATA disks but using SATA-to-SAS adapters on each disk. There are two IO modules on the enclosure, each module offer 4 SFF-8088 ports, ...
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What is meant by outstanding IO request in a host controller (e.g. HBA/RAID card)

In context of a host controller (HBA/RAID card) which sends IO traffic to SAS/SATA drives which are part of logical volume - so in such setup, generally I hear a term "Outstanding commands". I did got ...
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Ubuntu won't boot with disks connected using LSI 9200-8e

I'm using an old workstation (HP Z420) as a backup server. I has a xeon 1680 v2 cpu in it and it has the ‎Intel C602 chipset. In the machine I have 7 disks attached to the existing sata ports. It is ...
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2 hba controllers plugged, but only 1 detected

I have 2 hba controllers (lsi 9211-8i). Recently both on them have been individually flashed to it mode (also made sure to assign different sas addresses to each one). On it's own each card looks to ...
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Possible to use SAS-2 and SAS-3 HBA in the same system?

I'm wondering if it is possible to use a SAS-2 HBA in a "SAS-3" system. I have a Supermicro X11DPH-T and have attempted to install an LSI 9201-16e. From what I understood (which may be wrong), a ...
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Configure single LTO tape drive over Fiber Channel HBA

How do you set up a single tape storage drive over an FC HBA? As far as I can tell, these things are not "plug and play". The tape drive I bought is an lto-5 FC taken from a tape library. I have ...
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How does HP DL380e G8 support 12 sas disks

I have an HP DL380e Gen 8. it has 12 3.5/LFF slots on the front. The backplane has two SFF8087 cables to the HBA. I thought that SFF8087 could only carry 4 SAS channels, so how do 12 disks work over 2 ...
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How is FC HBA card compatibility on Ubuntu? [Solved]

I have a server running on Ubuntu 16.04, and need to connect this server to a SAN storage via FC. I wonder which kind of HBA FC card does Ubuntu support? For example, this card is suggested by a ...
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Are there any ultra 320 scsi hba that have Windows Server 2016 compatible drivers?

We've been using Adaptec 29320LPE cards but the latest compatible OS is 2008. We have this card running in a 2016 box in-house and it works fine. The issue is we need to update a client and I'm ...
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How do I get rid of this SATARaid screen on boot?

I have a server with a SuperMicro X8SIL-V motherboard. Here's the manual. Every time it boots, it spends about three minutes at this screen: Sil 3124 SATARaid BIOS Version 6.3.18 Copyright (C) 1997-...
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Can SAS Expander's OUT port be used as IN?

Assuming there is only one HBA and no failover intended. The card is an HP 468405-001 or 487738-001 with 6x Mini-SAS OUT and 2x IN internal. Its 1x external connector is dubbed 'HPE Tape.' If I ...
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Disabling JBOD mode from command line for LSI (Dell H330)

I'm unable to disable JBOD mode on H330 (dell): I've tried: megacli -AdpSetProp -EnableJBOD -0 -a0 Adapter 0: Failed to Set Adapter Properties. megacli -CfgClr -a0 Adapter 0: Failed to Clear ...
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RedHat 7.6\8.0 and LSI SAS 2008 controllers

Starting with versions 7.6 \ 8.0beta, RedHat has disabled support for SAS controllers on the LSI SAS 2008 chip. However, in Fedora 29 with the kernel 4.18, the controllers work. So, RedHat simply ...
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LSI 9211-8 or 9650se for a ZFS Pool

I'm putting together a white box (smartos) for our dev team with some of the leftover hardware we have. The server chassis I'm going to use has 8 swappable drives and I'm trying to determine which hba ...
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RAID Controller Firmware Issue

Background: I'm a Linux newbie with very limited knowledge, I wanted to build a RAID 10 for our startup after experiencing a complete loss of several terabytes of data from Dropbox recently. Setup: ...
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CentOS7 and LSI-9200-8E: How to see all external drives?

I'm working on a low-budget configuration change that involves a migration from a working reflashed IBM M1010 (LSI9220-8i) environment to a newer server running an LSI9200-8e SAS HBA. Everything ...
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Get firmware version for InfiniBand adapter from QLogic

How can I find the correct firmware version number for a QLogic InfiniBand adapter on a Debian server? ibstat displays an empty version number like so: Firmware version: Hardware version: 2 lspci -...
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Compatibility criteria between PCIe component and the motherboard

I have a Gigabyte (GA-B85-HD3 2.0) motherboard and an LSI SA9201-16e, however am not seeing the BIOS configuration menu for the card on boot. The motherboard only has one PCIe slot that can accept the ...
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Reconnecting SAS equipment

I need to reconfigure the cabling between some LTO tape drives and a server. Are they plug and play or do I need to do any configuration? From what I've read so far, it seems that recycling the power ...
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install grub in a usb and boot proxmox from another drive

Good morning my friends! I'm tryng a solution before buy some new hardware. So this is my situation: I have some beautifull hp dl360p gen8 that comes with an p420i hardware raid controller. What ...
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SAS 3.0 cabling without a backplane - SFF-8680 vs SFF-8482

I would like to connect six HGST He10 SAS drives (model 0F27402) to a Lenovo M1215 HBA using direct cabling. I originally bought two SFF-8643 to 4*SATA breakout cables before seeing the drives as I ...
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Can I Add HBA Card to A Workstation Or It Need to be Server?

I have "HP Z440 Workstation" and I want to connect SAN Storage to it. My Search Lead me To HBA cards as the answer, But I cant Confirm if its going to work or not. and what is the OS requirements, ...
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Fiber channel HBA, backwards compatibility

I'm pretty new to using FC HBA's, but planning on expanding my server with a storrage array. I found a cheap older (but good enough for my use case) LSI Engenio 1932. It has dual 4Gbs FC connection. ...
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Can a drive connected to a P410 SmartArray in a single drive “RAID 0” be read on a normal HBA?

I've got an older machine (HP DL180 G6) using an HP SmartArray controller (model P410) with 12 drives connected to it. I was not all that interested in the controller's functions, as I wanted to set ...
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Hyper-V Point to Point using FC HBA

Is it possible to connect Point to Point two Hyper-V servers using FC HBA to replicate data without connection to external storage?
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Disk transfer rate random behaviour

Okay so I am facing a strange situation with a server build I've completed. Prior to getting a Tyan S7012, sticking it in a case with some RAM, I didn't notice any strange disk behaviour. But now, ...
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Diagnosing system which persistently recognises SATA drives but refusing to recognise SAS drive or its replacement?

I've done a fair bit of troubleshooting but I'm completely at a loss what could be going on. Hardware / platform Supermicro X10SRi-F motherboard EVGA 850W G2 PSU (one of the highest rated for power ...
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HP DL180G6 - Getting a SATA HBA that works with the backplane

I've got the above mentioned server in a particularly strange configuration right now. This is the 12x3.5" drive configuration model of the 180. From the backplane, the drives go into an HP Smart ...
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Can I use a HBA to connect to Internet

I recently got a QLogic QLE2460 network card which seems to be a Host Bus Adapter. Can I somehow use it as a network interface (NIC) between my server/workstation and a Cisco Catalyst switch with ...
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No disks visible behind SAS Expander

I'm trying to hook up an Infortrend SAS shelf and I have a big issues to get the disks visible. The shelf is connected via a LSI Logic SAS1068E B3 HBA with current IT firmware, and 2 SAS cables. The ...
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How to find wwn through EFI Shell?

I have not installed any OS in the server. HBA card is attached to the server and after power ON it enters into EFI shell. I entered below command and it show FC driver drivers Output like 17F ...
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System fails to boot after successful LSI 9211-8i firmware update

So, here we go. I purchased a used LSI 9211-8i to use in my NAS. I installed the card, attached a few drives, booted the system, and everything looked OK. I'm using FreeNAS and there was a warning ...
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How to automatically detect inserted SATA disk in Solaris if cfgadm status is disconnected?

My goal is to automate a backup routine on a small OpenSolaris NAS (running OmniOS + napp-it on a HP Microserver N54L) in combination with SATA disks. Background: I have installed one of those 5.25" ...
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S5000PSL PCIe slots dead?

Summary: PCIe HBAs do not function in 2 out of 4 slots on board. Setup detail and previous steps: I have an Intel S5000PSL board currently populated with dual xeon CPUs and 32GB RAM (8x4GB). The ...
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Mixing HBAs in a failover cluster?

I have a two server failover cluster, and for various reasons - they're on mismatched hardware. One has Emulex HBAs installed, the other Qlogic. I'd be twitchy about using two different makes/...
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How to find out driver and firmware version of my ESXi Fiber Channel HBA? (via SSH)

I have an ESXi 5.5 Server (HP DL380 G7). How can i figure out the driver and firmeware version of my HP-QLOGIC Fiber Channel HBA via SSH? I think i am too stupid... :-/ Thx for help.
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LSI HBA cards - span a virtual drive across two RAID controllers

I am able to create a virtual drive on one of the RAID controllers, but that virtual drive is isolated to that RAID controller. I setup four (4) eval RAID cards: LSI MegaRAID SAS 9271-8iCC + ...
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What does “low profile” stand for, connected to hardware?

When it comes to hardware I often read something like "Apple Mac computers, and other lower profile ...." For me it sounds like a better word for low end segment hardware but I am not sure about it. ...
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Slow write Performance with HP H240 HBA using internal Storage with Raid 5 SSD's

I am having a HP Proliant DL 160 Gen9 Server with a HP H240 Host Bus Adapter. 6x 1 TB Samsung SSD's configured in a raid 5 directly using the internal storage of the machine. After installing a VM on ...
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HDD LEDs stopped working after exchanged raid controller in HP DL380 G5

I recently went ahead and exchanged the p400 RAID controller in my HP DL380 G5 server with an LSI HBA card (SAS 9207-8i). I did this to get better disk compatibility, and I didn't need RAID ...
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Unexpected LSI SAS 9211-8i RAID x8 SSD Performance

After attaching 8 850 EVO SSD to my LSI 9211-8i and creating a Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Spaces 8 column virtual disk I copied a VHD from and to the virtual disk and observed ~300 MB/s transfer ...
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What does the designation “SGL” mean for a SAS Host Bus Adapter?

We're looking for a non-RAID SAS Host Bus Adapter to connect a tape drive to our Dell PowerEdge server. Shopping around online for an LSI 9300-8e we see models listed as just "9300-8e" and models ...
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“Failed to initialize PAL.” while upgrading an LSI 9211-8i to IT?

When attempting to flash my LSI SAS 9211-8i card on my ASUS H87I-PLUS LGA 1150 Intel H87 Mini ITX Motherboard, I was able to get through all of the instructions until I was finally ready to flash, ...
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Redundant Paths between DELL R720 and MD3420 in ESXi 5.5

We had some trouble configuring redundant paths between a DELL R720 and MD3420 storage connected via two LSI 12GB SAS-HBAs using ESXi 5.5. The datastore was accessible and worked fine, except for the ...
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Can I use Emulex LP9802DC-E Dual Channel PCI-X host bus adapter to replace failed LP9002DC-E?

One LP9002DC-E HBA card has failed, and I have trouble finding an exact replacement. However, I was able to find a supplier for LP9802DC-E. From what I can understand on paper, the only substantial ...
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Storage Spaces Write Rate Issue

I am setting up a Windows 2012 R2 Storage Spaces array. It is setup with 24 drives, 22 of them mirrored, with 2 hot spares, in 11 columns. I am useing a LSI 9207-8e HBA card with the latest IT ...
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What is the difference between a HBA card and a RAID card?

I thought I knew the difference between HBA and RAID. In my mind, HBA is offloading from the main motherboard/CPU and is simply JBOD... usually has an external SAS ports, whilst a RAID card does the ...