mfi and Dell PERC 6/i
danilobaio at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 13:51:44 UTC 2010
On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 10:24 AM, Ian FREISLICH <ianf at clue.co.za> wrote:
> Danilo Baio wrote:
> > > Scott Long wrote:
> > > The firmware on the controller crashed. The best I can suggest is to
> > > for newer firmware (mfiutil can flash firmware) and to call LSI or Dell
> > > tech-support and report the problem. In the past, there have been bugs
> > > patrol reads causing crashes under heavy load, so you might also look
> > > disabling that option.
> Dell will not be interested unless the adapter is running the most
> recent firmware.
> > Intersting, patrol read is automatic and before crash show on the logs
> > patrol read has started.
> > I disabled this feature, rebooted the server and didn't show that
> > error...
> > I will test for some days.
> Dell, (maybe) Scott and I recomend that you ensure you're on the
> latest firmware:
> [firewall2] ~ # mfiutil -u0 show adapter
> mfi0 Adapter:
> Product Name: PERC 6/i Adapter
> Serial Number: 1122334455667788
> Firmware: 6.2.0-0013
> RAID Levels: JBOD, RAID0, RAID1, RAID5, RAID6, RAID10, RAID50
> Battery Backup: present
> NVRAM: 32K
> Onboard Memory: 256M
> Minimum Stripe: 8K
> Maximum Stripe: 1M
> I'm sure there are bugs on this firmware too, but reading the fixes
> that were made between the version that came on the adapter and
> this version were Truely Frightening.
> It's trivial to update the firmware with the mfiutl program.
> Ian Freislich
It´s already running the last one.
bazinga# mfiutil -u0 show adapter
Product Name: PERC 6/i Integrated
Serial Number: 1122334455667788
RAID Levels: JBOD, RAID0, RAID1, RAID5, RAID6, RAID10, RAID50
Battery Backup: present
Onboard Memory: 256M
Minimum Stripe: 8K
Maximum Stripe: 1M
bazinga# mfiutil -u0 show firmware
mfi0 Firmware Package Version: 6.2.0-0013
mfi0 Firmware Images:
Name Version Date Time Status
APP 1.22.02-0612 Mar 30 2009 14:41:22 active
BIOS 2.04.00 active
BCON 1.1-46-e_15-Rel Mar 2 2008 14:06:08 active
CTLR 1.02-015B Jan 27 2009 12:02:58 active
PCLI 01.00-023:#%00006 Nov 25 2008 17:21:50 active
BTBL 1.00.00.01-0011 Nov 27 2007 18:29:20 active
It is the last one that i've found on dell website:
This is a firmware release for the Dell PERC 6/i Adapter.
Component Current Version Previous Version
Package 6.2.0-0013 6.1.1-0047
Firmware 1.22.02-0612 1.21.02-0528
Bootblock 1.00.00.01-0011 1.00.00.01-0011
Ctrl-R 1.02.015B 1.02.014B
Danilo Gonçalves Baio (dbaio)
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