primergy tx150 s6 sas disk not detected

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primergy tx150 s6 sas disk not detected

Postby fzalfa » Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:08

Hello

i have a primergy tx 150 s6, equiped with 2 sas discs, the SAS controller bios do not detect them.

if i boot with a sata disc directely connected to the sata ctrl on the mobo, it boot, and the disc conected on the backplane are present in windows.

do i have missed something somewhere ?

regards

Laurent

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Re: primergy tx150 s6 sas disk not detected

Postby Davie » Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:22

Which SAS RAID controller do you have fitted? Have you DISABLED the onboard SATA controller? Have you routed the cables from the disk backplane to the plug in SAS card instead of the onboard controller?

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Re: primergy tx150 s6 sas disk not detected

Postby fzalfa » Tue Jun 28, 2016 16:17

Hi Davies

i use the LSI SAS 3000 board, the backplane cable is routed to this board.

the onboard SATA is enabled , i use one HD on to boot.

the LSI board bios startup do not detect the disc, and by the way, it's not possible to use the configuration utility.

regards

Laurent

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Re: primergy tx150 s6 sas disk not detected

Postby Davie » Tue Jun 28, 2016 16:20

You mean you can't get into the BIOS utility for the SAS card? CTRL-H?

You need to enable the option ROM for the PCI slot the card is fitted in. Also the onboard and plug in RAID don't always work well together. Onboard should be disabled when a card is fitted

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Re: primergy tx150 s6 sas disk not detected

Postby fzalfa » Tue Jun 28, 2016 16:30

if i do not plug a sata disk on the motherboard i cannot use the LSI bios utility.
If the sata is used (insteaed of the dvdrom drive) i can, but the disks attached to the SAS backsplane aren"t available and listed.

i only access them with windows's disk management utility.

so, i like to know how to make this SAS backplane bootable and by the way detect the SAS disk attached.

if you have any ideas

regards

Laurent

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Re: primergy tx150 s6 sas disk not detected

Postby me@work » Tue Jun 28, 2016 16:43

Davie already told you what needs to be done:
You need to enable the option ROM for the PCI slot the card is fitted in.

Onboard controller and plug-in card do NOT use the same configuration utility. The onboard controller's utility is entered with Ctrl-M, the plug-in card's utility gets started with Ctrl-H (but only if the controller's Option ROM is enabled in mainboard's BIOS, of course).

Only ENABLED Option ROMs will get included into boot options.

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Re: primergy tx150 s6 sas disk not detected

Postby fzalfa » Tue Jun 28, 2016 17:11

Hi me@work
ok, i do not really notice this detail, i'm new with Fujitsu products (was usaly use SGI stuff)

Edit:

ok, i have found it, seem ok, now it work !

thanks for the help, i tought this one have lost his Bios config during transport.

Laurent

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Re: primergy tx150 s6 sas disk not detected

Postby battsengel » Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:34

Hi fzalfa

I faced the same problem. We are using Primergy Rx200 s7 with Raid Ctrl SAS controller.
Windows 2008 r2 operation system was running on this server and it couldn't start after we restart it. we couldn't boot it from sas.
Can you tell me that how did you solve it? What was the configuration that you did in BIOS?

Thanks, i hope you can help me.
Tsengel

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Re: primergy tx150 s6 sas disk not detected

Postby Davie » Fri Jul 01, 2016 14:04

As I have said you need to ENABLE the option ROM for the PCI slot that you have the card in - this is under the ADVANCED tab in the F2 system BIOS

Alternatively you could just put the card in the recommended slot for the card and the correct slot will be already enabled by default :)

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Re: primergy tx150 s6 sas disk not detected

Postby battsengel » Fri Jul 01, 2016 14:35

Hello Davie,

Yes, I enabled option ROM in BIOS. By default, 1 PCI slot was enabled and other 3 were empty in PCI status of BIOS. Also, there was 4 option ROMs appeared on Option ROM Configuration in BIOS. We enabled all option ROMs one by one. But server still not come up.

Also, I saw below text in BIOS starting phase:

1st screen:

1 Virtual Drive(s) found on the host adapter.
1 Virtual Drive(s) handled by BIOS

2nd screen

No Virtual drive(s) configured
No Hard Disks found. LSI Software RAID can not be Configured!

I checked raid configuration and drives by WebBIOS. And those were fine.
Do you have any idea for above message?

Tsengel

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Re: primergy tx150 s6 sas disk not detected

Postby fzalfa » Sat Jul 02, 2016 20:32

i had the same messages, i do what davie told me, and it work !!

i have turn this server to a workstation, with a Pcie Geforce Titan and a pci audio board

work fine with a 4 cores Xeon 3360

cheers

Laurent


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