FreeBSD on IBM x345 2U server?

Scott_Koh/Bluewave.BLUEWAVE at Scott_Koh/Bluewave.BLUEWAVE at
Wed May 21 05:29:15 PDT 2003


We have installed FreeBSD 4.8 successfully on x345 using the integrated
Raid LSI1030. For FreeBSD 5 and 5.1 beta encountered keyboard freeze on
setup menu screen and kernel panic during booting respectively. (ServeRAID
5i still unable to be used for the moment).

To enable the x345 integrated Raid
F1 to bios setup and Go IO devices to ensure Planar SCSI is enabled. Save
setting and exit.
F1 again and then CTRL C to invoke LSI RAID configuration utility.

This will bring you to LSI Logic MPT SCSI Setup utility
<Boot Adapter List>  <Global Properties>
<LSI1030 8 38> 2400 9 Yes 0    Enabled
<LSI1030 8 39> 2500 9 Yes 1    Enabled

Highlight the 1st line <LSI.... Hit enter

This will brings you to Adapter Properties with
<Device Properties>
<Mirror Properties>  <Sycnronise Whole Mirror>

Select <Devices Properties> and hit enter.
The default setting shows ID 0  80Mb/sec with bandwidth 8 <- move cursor to
bandwidth column and press spacebar to change it to 16
this will automatically change the MB/sec to 160Mb/sec to match the rest of
the harddisks to 160Mb. You can leave as default if you do
not wish to change it. Press ESC to go back to Device properties menu

Move cursor to <Mirroring Properties>
Set your Primary Mirror, Secondary Mirror and hot spare accordingly under
the Mirror Pair. Use Spacebar to change.
Once done you can press Esc and Esc to Save your configuration and Reboot
Note: If you do not want Mirroring you can leave Mirror Pair column blank
but it will shows all the available harddisk during FreeBSD setup.

Once done and rebooted you should see LSI scanning for SCSI devices and
displayed the configured setting.
Your FreeBSD setup should be smooth sailing from here..

Hope the above helps.

Scott Koh

                      Christoffer Pio                                                                                                      
                      <cp at>                     To:       Erwin Lansing <erwin at>                                           
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                      owner-freebsd-questions@        Subject:  Re: FreeBSD on IBM x345 2U server?                                         
                      05/21/2003 05:11 PM                                                                                                  

Actually, I tried install FreeBSD 4.8 at first, it did not
detect the controller. Then I tried 5.0 and checked out
the drivers.flp option as well. No luck either .. I'm installing
from floppies (kern.flp and mfsroot.flp), I cannot imagine
how it could make a difference installing from a CDROM.


Erwin Lansing wrote:
> On Wed, May 21, 2003 at 11:17:03AM +0200, Erwin Lansing wrote:
> > On Wed, May 21, 2003 at 10:54:31AM +0200, Christoffer Pio wrote:
> > > Hello,
> >
> > Howdy,
> > >
> > > I'm trying to install FreeBSD 5.0 on the new IBM x345
> > > 2U server, it comes with the LSI 53C1030 scsi raid
> > > controller onboard the motherboard, this controller is
> > > listed as supported hardware, however the FreeBSD
> > > does not find the controller or any disks at boot-time.
> > >
> > > The driver is not included on the drivers.flp.
> > >
> > > Anyone running FreeBSD on the IBM x345 2U box, and if so
> > > any suggestions on how to get this controller to work?
> > >
> > This sound awfully similar to the LSILogic 1030 Ultra4 Adapter in an
> > x335 1U, which is supported by the mpt driver. I never tried a disk
> > install, but it works perfectly from a cd install.
> >
> I should get better at reading the whole message before answering...
> This is on 4.x, not 5.0
> Cheers,
> -erwin
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