mfi and Dell PERC 6/i
danilobaio at gmail.com
Wed Oct 13 13:53:54 UTC 2010
On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 10:51 AM, Danilo Baio <danilobaio at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
>> > > tech-support and report the problem. In the past, there have been
>> bugs with
>> > > 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
> Hi Ian,
> It´s already running the last one.
> bazinga# mfiutil -u0 show adapter
> mfi0 Adapter:
> Product Name: PERC 6/i Integrated
> 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
> 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
Solved my problem.
The support DELL replaced the battery and the problem persisted, so they
replaced all the controller for a new one and solved the problem.
Today this controller is running on a production/stress server with no
problem, uptime 31 days.
Raid 1 (2 disks sata 500) and Raid 10 (four disks sas 15k)
Thank you all.
Danilo Gonçalves Baio (dbaio)
danilobaio (*) gmail . com
+55 (44) 8801 1257
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