Re: storcli: howto crossflash Fujitsu PRAID400i to LSI3008 HBA?

From: Rainer Duffner <rainer_at_ultra-secure.de>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2021 16:14:29 +0200
> Am 23.06.2021 um 13:04 schrieb O. Hartmann <ohartmann_at_walstatt.org>:
> 
> Does anyone have had success on flashing this type of SAS controller from IR
> firmware to IT firmware?



Hi,

I once tried to cross-flash a HP H220 (IIRC) to LSI 2008 (or whatever), because HP would not update the firmware (anymore) and obviously does not bother about FreeBSD (never did…).

It actually worked, but only with a very old version of LSI’s flash tools (newer versions refused to do it).

Of course, the HBA did not work better afterwards and the only „fix“ was to buy actual LSI hardware.

IIRC, for our Supermicro Servers, the firmware is/was really identical, except for a vendor-string (which a co-worker changed using a hex-editor).

But you can never be too sure about that and the best (and only IMO) way is to avoid OEM HBAs like the plague and buy them directly from the people who designed the hardware in the first place.
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