LSI HBA Firmware Downgrade

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This article explains how to downgrage the firmware and the Bios into a DOS environment using an LSI HBA.

In the following example, an LSI 9211 8i is used with the firmware 8.00.00.00-IT. The firmware will be downgraded to 7.00.00.00-IT.

The DOS environment should already be provided via a bootable USB stick.

IMPORTANT: The server can not be restarted during the process!

Preparations

Step 1: The appropriate package must be downloaded from the LSI download page and unpacked.

The most important information data is:

  • sas2flsh - The actual flash tool
  • mptsas2.rom - The BIOS Image
  • 2118IT.BIN / 2118IR.BIN - The firmware, first as an Initiator Target then as an Integrated Raid version

Steps

After the server has booted in the DOS environment the old firmware is deleted:

sas2flsh -o -e 6

Now the new firmware can be loaded:

sas2flsh -o -f 2118IT.BIN

And last, but not least, the BIOS:

sas2flsh -o -b mptsas2.rom

Now the server can be restarted and the corresponding firmware version should appear.

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