It has been a very pleasant and flexible controller to work with, as we use them with ESXi in -IR mode as well. Any use of “virtual drives” or one-drive RAID0 JBOD modes likely involves the controller writing its own proprietary configuration to the drive and then that means that if you ever need to switch controllers, you’re going to have extra special trouble because you need to copy the data off the old drive, not just move the old drive to a new SATA controller port. M on the way. It is important to crossflash this card! Here’s how they look at the moment: Joined Mar 25, Messages 19, Thanks 1, And it is more difficult because the disks don’t show up in “camcontrol devlist”.

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Hello Jason, you got the point treebsd A quick search of the web turned up the same results for others during the flash process. Next stage is, to attach one of the expanders with a bunch of Disks to the internal connector of the HBA and the trouble begins PatrickFeb 12, If they are not detected, this likely is a compatibility issue between the controller and expanders.


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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.

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Any info how you got this to work JBOD? The firmware does recognize drives that are plugged into it, so hopefully that means the card isn’t defective, at least. Searching for devices at HBA Shows you the adapter type and firmware revision. If that’s also the case for you, you could pick the L8i instead and have the extra ports available for the future. Sometimes the driver gets into a state where devices arrive and depart multiple times, without user intervention.

It is also expected that most of these limitations or issues would be fixed since both LSI and BSD people are working on this new driver together.

PatrickDec 31, Normally the 4 port variants have a “4” instead of an “8” in the model number such as the i 8 port versus the i 4 port. Mine came with 4. Found the IT-mode firmware here: Hello Jason, your imagination came true, i’m really not in a comfortable position at the moment.


You can find a picture here: No userland utility support e. Directly attached drives look just about the same, just fewer of them: Though I have no experience with the L4i, i have no reason to think it works any less good than the L8i which i’m using. They are often bandwidth-limited. 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.

Here’s how they look at the moment: Jan 10, Messages: View attachment You can hit control-C during that to get to the card configuration utility.

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I would love to see benchmarks of that many disks, but feel 8GiB RAM is rather limited for that armada of disks; 50 disks is quite alot! If anybody knows a comparable Chassis or an adequate motherboard, i would appreciate recommendations.

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