12-25-2013 04:04 PM
Having a problem with one of our Z820´s , on boot it displays an error message "Unable to load LSI Logic Corp MPT BIOS"
I have searched for bios/firmware files on the Z820 download page with no luck.
If i had those files I could try to flash the controller using sas2flsh. And perhaps solve my problem.
So my question for you here, how do I get the flashroms for the LSI SAS2308 onboard raidcontroller?
12-26-2013 01:07 AM
In the Download page for LSI SAS 2308/9212-4i Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit Editions), under System Requirements, it says:
- HP SoftPaq Number SP56144, "LSI SAS 9212-4i Firmware Utility", is also required with this SoftPaq. HP SoftPaq Number SP56144 can be downloaded from the HP website.
So, you can download the required firmware package using Windows Explorer from:
There you will find three items of importance: sp56144.cva (lists the relevant HP platforms for this software), sp56144.html (kind of Release Notes for the software), and sp56144.exe - the firmware package itself.
12-27-2013 04:24 AM
Unfortunately it says the firmware is incompatible with the 2308 controller.
It says the Bios file is compatible but in order to flash the bios, it first requires a firmware download, i tried specifying the fw included in the HP SoftPaq Number SP56144.
Seems to me that firmware is for the "LSI SAS 9212-4i" controller only.
Guess my only option is to relace the motherboard if I cant find a correct FW, or, the controller might be broken?
Thanks so far anyway !
12-28-2013 04:17 AM
As far as I am informed, the 2308 chipset matches the PCI-E card 9212, however you should contact two reliable sources of support in order to verify that the same firmware may be suitable for both platforms:
- HP support - I understand you own HP Z820 workstations so you are fully entitled to receive HP support.
- LSI support - http://www.lsi.com/company/contact/pages/default.a
Again, personally I gather from the various HP support sites for Z-series workstations that the chipset onboard matches the separate PCI-E controller card, but don't rely on my word on this. Make Sure!
12-29-2013 06:17 PM
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12-30-2013 01:24 AM
no other cards installed.
Since the error message is "Unable to load LSI Logic Corp MPT BIOS", I try to reflash the BIOS, but when i try that i get a message like this: "A firmware hostboot is required"
And also when trying to flash the firmware I get an error that it doesnt match this card.
So I think I need the correct firmware for the 2308 controller. But i cant find it.