This article explains the process: Motherboard ports are generally fine. And once they do update the FreeBSD driver you need to either compile it yourself or wait for FreeNAS to include it at which time I’m sure they’ll update the readme to list the required firmware version. It has been a very pleasant and flexible controller to work with, as we use them with ESXi in -IR mode as well. As per the readme make sure you use firmware version
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In other words save yourself a ton of trouble and pull the card and put it in a junk box and treebsd it. Aimed at high performance and high availability applications, they tend to have more ports, cache, perhaps battery for the cache, and options for managing and configuring the array.
Within FreeBSD, that’ll probe as a controller serviced by the feeebsd driver, and the drives will appear as normal “daX” devices and appear in “camcontrol devlist”, so pretty straightforward pleasure there.
Joined May 29, Messages 11, Thanks 2, If you’re confused, it is probably understandable Joined Mar 19, Messages Thanks It is worth noting: Once the M was flashed to IT mode, I was able to place the card back into the intended machine and use it with out issue. I always stick with buyers that have good return policies in case they lssi fakes.
It’s may be supported. View attachment Within FreeBSD, that’ll probe as a controller serviced by the mps driver, and the drives will appear as normal “daX” devices and appear in “camcontrol devlist”, so pretty straightforward pleasure there.
If you haven’t figured it out, the point is to steer away freebs port-dense and extremely pricey RAID controllers. Motherboard ports are generally fine. You can look under SAS Topology at your attached disks, but really there’s not a whole lot to be seen here in IT mode. And once they do update the FreeBSD driver you need to either compile it fresbsd or wait for FreeNAS to include it at which time I’m sure they’ll update the readme to list the required firmware version.
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The eBay price on the i appears to have dropped substantially, I don’t really know what the reason for that might be. If you have one already I’d try it and post back. As per the readme make sure you use firmware version If you don’t, then it is under the “mfi” driver and it is a RAID card. Why is it that whenever I go to buy something on eBay, I can see that some of them sold two months ago for half what people are asking for it today.
Note firmware version 15 and Freebad mode. But if you’re stuck with an LSI RAID controller, here’s some hopefully helpful information because you’re probably sitting there wondering “what now.
Directly attached drives look just about the same, fresbsd fewer of them: And so far, things like hot adding a drive seem to work fine. Thread starter jgreco Start date Mar 19, If you don’t have one I wouldn’t spend money in it. But that’s not really what you want for FreeNAS. Fakes are becoming a bigger and bigger problem.
If you do, it works under the “mps” driver, and it becomes a plain HBA. Good point, I had forgotten about that. A quick search of the web turned up the same results for others during the flash process.
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LSI makes a lot of hardware. It is caused by UEFI and there is a work around.
There are so many vendors with so many stupid flash update requirements that we normally don’t bother trying to upgrade card firmware in-place unless it is something like the HP gear which just gives you a CD image to update everything in the system automatically. They try to make it look Windows-y and while it’s possible to control from the keyboard use ALT plus the highlighted characters, and ENTER to selectit helps to have a freebsd.
Confused about that LSI card? The card consumes around 10 watts and should have at least some airflow in order to maintain proper cooling.