Topic: [SLVD] Dell SAS 6 RAID issue

Hi All,

I recently downloaded and imported the latest version of the Mass Storage driver packs for the UBCD4WIN as it wouldn't boot up (BSOD) on the Dell PowerEdge T105 and T110 model servers.

Now that the drivers are there, it no longer blue screens, but I now have another issue.

You see, everything works great on the T105. I can see the RAID drive when booting from the UBCD4WIN CD, and Ghost works wonderfully with it.

But this is not the same with the T110. The T110 will boot, but it still will not show any drives.

Both model servers we get in use the Dell SAS 6 model SATA/SAS RAID Card, which is based on the LSI chipset.

The ONLY difference I can find between the 2 cards is the BIOS and firmware versions;

T105 - Dell SAS6 Firmware 29/09/2007, BIOS v6.14.10.00
T110 - Dell SAS6 Firmware 06/08/2008, BIOS v6.22.03.00

So, my question is should I get the latest Dell driver for the SAS6 on the T110? If not what could be the issue, and if so how do I integrate it in to the CD - I've seen some posts on how to do it but find them a little confusing.

Thanks!

Re: [SLVD] Dell SAS 6 RAID issue

HWIDs please?  OS version?
Yes, sometimes BIOS versions DO have an effect on which driver to choose.  We split the driver versions for the Silicon Image chips for precisely this reason.
But I don't see any different drivers for your card based on firmware.  Looks like the latest firmware for those cards is from 2009.
Was there a previous build of dpms that worked on both machines?  If so, which one?

Re: [SLVD] Dell SAS 6 RAID issue

and UBCD4Win ver too please

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Re: [SLVD] Dell SAS 6 RAID issue

Hi guys, Hardware IDs are:

*T105
PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0058&SUBSYS_1F0E1028&REV_08
PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0058&SUBSYS_1F0E1028
PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0058&CC_010000
PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0058&CC_0100

*T110
PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0058&SUBSYS_1F0E1028&REV_08
PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0058&SUBSYS_1F0E1028
PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0058&CC_010000
PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0058&CC_0100

I am using a Windows XP ISO for the files on UBCD4WIN Builder 3.6 (latest version as of mid-may) - it was suggested by a workmate that I try and build it with a Windows Server 2003 ISO but I'm not sure that's going to make a difference.

No previous version of the driver pack seems to work on these servers.

Re: [SLVD] Dell SAS 6 RAID issue

Alright.  I'm working on updating the drivers.  I'm comparing the drivers from your Dell to the newer ones I've found from Tyan supporting the same hardware.

Re: [SLVD] Dell SAS 6 RAID issue

OK, I have this "fixed" in our test packs since late June but I forgot to post a link for you to test.

Updated
- L8\ LSI Logic SAS 3000/Dell SAS 5X/6I (XP) DriverVer=01/30/2009,1.30.02.00
- L9\ LSI Logic SAS 3000/Dell SAS 5X/6I (w2k3) DriverVer=01/30/2009,1.30.02.00

@brettfk, can you test the below pack in both XP and 2k3 and report back?
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Re: [SLVD] Dell SAS 6 RAID issue

Hi mr_smartepants,

Finally got to replying! Thanks alot, I will download the beta and see how it goes for me. I'll try to get back to you by Monday.

Cheers!

Re: [SLVD] Dell SAS 6 RAID issue

Sorry guys, I've just extracted the 7zip file.. but noticed there is no slipstream... whats the best way to get these drivers on the build?

Re: [SLVD] Dell SAS 6 RAID issue

nevermind... that was a dumb question lol

Re: [SLVD] Dell SAS 6 RAID issue

Actually the latest RC is here:
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I plan on releasing it this weekend, so please report back very soon.

Re: [SLVD] Dell SAS 6 RAID issue

dpms 11.07 released

Re: [SLVD] Dell SAS 6 RAID issue

Hi mr_smartepants,

Bad news... it still isn't working with the SAS card on the T110. I have used version 11.07...

I was going to try and integrate the drivers from the Dell web site into the UBCD4WIN but it's a little confusing.

Any more ideas?

Re: [SLVD] Dell SAS 6 RAID issue

Well, that's disappointing. sad
I'll see what I can do.
Here you go, I added the older Dell driver in here.
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Re: [SLVD] Dell SAS 6 RAID issue

@brettfk, Still waiting for your response...

Re: [SLVD] Dell SAS 6 RAID issue

Hi mr_smartepants,

Sorry dude, I never got an email that there was an update on my post...

I have just downloaded the driver pack; as I have a new laptop I need to re-set up UBCD4Win again on my laptop, so I'll get back to you in a day or two.

Thanks muchly for the ongoing assistance.

Re: [SLVD] Dell SAS 6 RAID issue

The 11.071 beta:
http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/2187/ms71b1.png

Re: [SLVD] Dell SAS 6 RAID issue

Fixing now...
11071b2 download

Re: [SLVD] Dell SAS 6 RAID issue

Hi mr_smartepants,

Still no luck ... error in text mode: The file lsi_sasd.SY_ could not be found.

Re: [SLVD] Dell SAS 6 RAID issue

Well Shizle-FRAK! sad
I don't know when I'll have time to look at that.  I'll see what I can do.

Re: [SLVD] Dell SAS 6 RAID issue

I still don't know what's causing your problem.  I can't replicate it here.
*Edit
I see it now.  I'll have to look into it later this week when I get back from vacation.
Did any previous versions of dpms work?  That would give me a head start...

Re: [SLVD] Dell SAS 6 RAID issue

This should be fixed in dpms 11.09.  Marking as solved.