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LSI Logic / Symbios Logic SAS1068 PCI-X Fusion-MPT SAS problems

Postby ihubay » 2009/10/11 18:13:41

Hi all,

I have for the past few day's been trying to set-up a "LSI Logic / Symbios Logic SAS1068 PCI-X Fusion-MPT SAS" raid controller on my CentOS 5.3 system.

I have tried everything but the HD's/array are never made available. If I start-up MegaRAID Storage Manager a "no server's" error is returned. fdisk -l only show's up HD's hooked up to my SATA controller. I have downloaded and installed drivers from LSI website at http://www.lsi.com/storage_home/product ... &locale=EN Driver's are complied for kernel 2.6.18-128.el5PAE which I rebooted into.

(messages in log, lsmod output and lspci -v bellow)

I am out of ideas. Can anyone answer if this controller is supposed to give me a BIOS configuration utility? Is there any jumper setting on the controller that enables or disables this? (I ask btw because I am attempting this remotely and don't have easy access to machine).

Well any help will be much appreciated.

Thanks,
ihubay

# /var/log/messages
Oct 11 17:48:24 nas01 kernel: Fusion MPT base driver 4.18.00.00
Oct 11 17:48:24 nas01 kernel: Copyright (c) 1999-2008 LSI Corporation
Oct 11 17:48:24 nas01 kernel: Fusion MPT SPI Host driver 4.18.00.00
Oct 11 17:48:24 nas01 pcscd: pcscdaemon.c:507:main() pcsc-lite 1.4.4 daemon ready.
Oct 11 17:48:24 nas01 kernel: Fusion MPT FC Host driver 4.18.00.00
Oct 11 17:48:24 nas01 kernel: Fusion MPT SAS Host driver 4.18.00.00
Oct 11 17:48:24 nas01 kernel: device-mapper: uevent: version 1.0.3
Oct 11 17:48:24 nas01 kernel: device-mapper: ioctl: 4.11.5-ioctl (2007-12-12) initialised: dm-devel@redhat.com
Oct 11 17:48:24 nas01 kernel: device-mapper: dm-raid45: initialized v0.2429
Oct 11 17:48:24 nas01 kernel: kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
Oct 11 17:48:24 nas01 kernel: EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
Oct 11 17:48:24 nas01 kernel: SELinux: Disabled at runtime.
Oct 11 17:48:24 nas01 kernel: type=1404 audit(1255279672.366:2): selinux=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295
Oct 11 17:48:24 nas01 kernel: input: PC Speaker as /class/input/input2
Oct 11 17:48:24 nas01 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0 <<<<----???????? what's this?
Oct 11 17:48:24 nas01 kernel: sd 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 0 <<<<----????????
Oct 11 17:48:24 nas01 kernel: sd 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0 <<<<----????????
Oct 11 17:48:24 nas01 kernel: sd 3:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 0 <<<<----????????
...
Oct 11 18:20:38 nas01 kernel: Fusion MPT misc device (ioctl) driver 4.18.00.00
Oct 11 18:20:38 nas01 kernel: mptctl: Registered with Fusion MPT base driver
Oct 11 18:20:38 nas01 kernel: mptctl: /dev/mptctl @ (major,minor=10,220)
Oct 11 18:21:20 nas01 kernel: Fusion MPT LAN driver 4.18.00.00
Oct 11 18:22:29 nas01 MR_MONITOR[3827]: No controllers detected
...

# lsmod
Module Size Used by
mptlan 18176 0
mptctl 81668 0
megaraid 40745 0
ipv6 261473 24
xfrm_nalgo 13381 1 ipv6
crypto_api 12609 1 xfrm_nalgo
autofs4 24261 2
lockd 61257 0
sunrpc 144765 2 lockd
ipt_REJECT 9537 0
xt_tcpudp 7105 0
x_tables 17349 2 ipt_REJECT,xt_tcpudp
dm_multipath 24013 0
scsi_dh 11713 1 dm_multipath
video 21193 0
hwmon 7365 0
backlight 10049 1 video
sbs 18533 0
i2c_ec 9025 1 sbs
button 10705 0
battery 13637 0
asus_acpi 19289 0
ac 9157 0
lp 15848 0
snd_hda_intel 343537 0
snd_seq_dummy 7877 0
snd_seq_oss 32577 0
snd_seq_midi_event 11073 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 49585 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device 11725 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss 42817 0
snd_mixer_oss 19009 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 72133 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
igb 73553 0
parport_pc 29157 1
snd_timer 24517 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
parport 37513 2 lp,parport_pc
ide_cd 40161 0
snd_page_alloc 14281 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
i2c_i801 11725 0
snd_hwdep 12869 1 snd_hda_intel
snd 55237 9 snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_hwdep
sg 36061 0
cdrom 36577 1 ide_cd
i2c_core 23745 2 i2c_ec,i2c_i801
serio_raw 10693 0
soundcore 11553 1 snd
pcspkr 7105 0
dm_raid45 66509 0
dm_message 6977 1 dm_raid45
dm_region_hash 15681 1 dm_raid45
dm_mem_cache 9537 1 dm_raid45
dm_snapshot 22245 0
dm_zero 6209 0
dm_mirror 22981 1
dm_log 14529 4 dm_raid45,dm_region_hash,dm_mirror
dm_mod 62201 17 dm_multipath,dm_raid45,dm_snapshot,dm_zero,dm_mirror,dm_log
mptsas 57612 0
scsi_transport_sas 30528 1 mptsas
mptfc 22788 0
scsi_transport_fc 37449 1 mptfc
ata_piix 23621 0
mptspi 23048 0
mptscsih 40832 3 mptsas,mptfc,mptspi
mptbase 86948 6 mptlan,mptctl,mptsas,mptfc,mptspi,mptscsih
scsi_transport_spi 26305 1 mptspi
ahci 34377 2
libata 156933 2 ata_piix,ahci
sd_mod 25153 2
scsi_mod 141589 13 mptctl,megaraid,scsi_dh,sg,mptsas,scsi_transport_sas,mptfc,scsi_transport_fc,mptspi,mptscsih,scsi_transport_spi,libata,sd_mod
ext3 124233 3
jbd 56937 1 ext3
uhci_hcd 25549 0
ohci_hcd 24809 0
ehci_hcd 33613 0


# lspci -v
06:02.0 SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic SAS1068 PCI-X Fusion-MPT SAS (rev 02)
Subsystem: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic Unknown device 3001
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 11
I/O ports at 3000 [size=256]
Memory at d0410000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Memory at d0400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at d0000000 [disabled] [size=2M]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [98] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [68] PCI-X non-bridge device
Capabilities: [b0] MSI-X: Enable- Mask- TabSize=1
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LSI Logic / Symbios Logic SAS1068 PCI-X Fusion-MPT SAS probl

Postby pschaff » 2009/10/12 01:22:30

Not familiar with this particular hardware, but if it is not true hardware RAID, you might try software RAID.

Might google
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Symbios Logic SAS1068 PCI-X Fusion-MPT SAS site:centos.org

Turns up 2^^5 hits - probably more after this post.
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Re: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic SAS1068 PCI-X Fusion-MPT SAS problems

Postby ihubay » 2009/10/12 16:17:17

Hi thanks for your reply.

Unfortuantely software RAID is not an option since I do not have any SATA ports available. I specifically need to get this controller working to allow for 10 HD's.

In any case after further investigation I decided to go over to the datacenter. I removed the controller and found that on the card itself the model is stated diferently, specificaly on the card it sayis its a:

MegaRaid SAS 8204XLP more info as http://www.lsi.com/storage_home/product ... =EN&remote

I thought that now I could definately get it working, but again same problem! In the web address above I downloaded latest driver's and wrote them on a disquette I booted a CentOS cd with "linux dd" option as to load driver's in disquette, even after this step HD's/controller is still not detected.

I am going mad!

My question is just if anyone else managed to get such a controller working in CentOS 5 and if so how did you manage?
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[SOLVED] LSI Logic / Symbios Logic SAS1068 PCI-X Fusion-MPT SAS problems

Postby ihubay » 2009/10/13 16:04:15

I have solved the problem (well not solved but more realised what I was doing wrong)

Basically I was trying to install CentOS 5.3 / RHEL 5.3 when there are modules only for 5.0, 5.1 and 5.2.

My confusion was with LSI's site that stated "RedHat 5.x - This driver supports Red Hat 5.0 GA, U1, and U2 for both x86 and x64." only.

Apparently U1 and U2 mean, 5.1 and 5.2.

Oh well now everything seem to be working and my sanity is in check!

Thanks
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Re: [SOLVED] LSI Logic / Symbios Logic SAS1068 PCI-X Fusion-MPT SAS problems

Postby pjwelsh » 2009/10/13 16:30:58

The (seemingly) almost identical Dell PERC version seems to *not* have your issue. Our "lspci" match all but the "rev 02" part...

0f:08.0 SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic SAS1068 PCI-X Fusion-MPT SAS (rev 01)

This one requires *no* external driver help in order to get CentOS working.
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