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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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I want to reset a FC_HOST before the multipath tries to mount paths from it

I have an HPE SN1100Q 2port 16G HBA card on my hpe proliant gen10 server which is connected to HPE 3par storage direct attach. And some wierd stuff happening. Im using qla2xxx driver version 10.01.00....
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ZFS disk error on write

our ZFS backup pool is producing strange disk errors when writing data. This pool is replicated via DRBD on a second server with identical hardware which is also experiencing the same errors. This is ...
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SAS HBA card not working

I have a NAS server with three SAS HBA cards. Two are SAS3 and work just fine, they connect to three 48 drive JBOD cabinets. The third is SAS2, connecting to a tape robot with 5 drives, and does not ...
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SAS3 HBA / Backplane Issue

I have the Supermicro BPN-SAS3-743A backplane hooked up to a AOC-S3008L-L8i RAID card in IT mode using a regular mini SAS SFF-8643 to SFF-8643 cable bought from Amazon. When I'm in the HBA bios, the ...
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Linux doesn't boot when HP HBA controller is connected

I have an HP H240 Smart HBA. On Windows 10, it works without a problem, but any Linux I tested refuses to boot with a connected controller. Platform: AMD B450 (AM4, various processors) List of tested ...
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Is there a list of linux compatible RAID/HBA cards?

I purchased an LSI Logic HW RAID controller on ebay without doing much research and discovered the hell of 10-year old proprietary drivers and command line tools with no documentation. I'd like to ...
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HBA mode - B140i vs P440ar

I have an HP DL360 g9 server running RHEL8.1 on a P440ar controller running in HBA mode whereby exposing my SSD's to do software RAID under mdadmin. If I get another server with another HP DL360 g9 ...
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HP Proliant ML350 Gen9 Server with Debian Linux Kernel Does not boot HBA mode SAS drives. initramfs timeout. long disk detection. disks not recognized

This is what I have: 1- HP Proliant ML350 Gen9 with SAS LFF (3.5 inch) Disks running in HBA mode. 2- Debian Linux version 10 (Buster) Kernel Does not boot HBA mode SAS drives normaly. I have to go to ...
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Issue with LSI SAS2116 - no drives being detected on Fedora 32 kernel 5.8.*

Last week I updated my kernel using the regular DNF update process. On reboot, none of the drives in my mdadm arrays were detected. I narrowed down the issue to a problem with the kernel and used an ...
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Linux Can't Detect Some Hard Drives

I have a dell R820 with an LSI 9211-8i HBA installed. I connected one hard drive, a dell with model number HUC101890CSS204, and installed ubuntu 18.04 onto it from a usb stick. I then added 3 HGST ...
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New server has a HBA mini-sas-hd connector. How can I connect 24 disk to one raid card?

Is it possible to connect all 24 disks to one raid card ? How do I connect these physically ? Do I need an expander ? Or is it-mode flushing sufficient ? I read it-mode flushing permits up to 1024 ...
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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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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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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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