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LSISAS3442E-R PCI Express to 3.0 Gbit/s Serial
Attached SCSI (SAS) Host Bus Adapter
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Quick Installation Guide
Step 3
Insert the LSISAS3442E-R in an available PCI
Express slot.
Locate an empty PCI Express slot. Remove the blank
bracket panel on the back of the computer that is aligned
with the PCI Express slot you have selected. Save the
bracket screw when present.
Align the host adapter with a PCI Express slot. Press
down gently but firmly to properly seat the host adapter
in the slot. The following figure illustrates how to insert
the host adapter in a PCI Express slot.
Step 4
Secure the bracket to the system chassis.
Install the bracket screw, when present, or engage the
system’s retention mechanism to secure the host
adapter to the system’s chassis.
Thank you for purchasing the LSI Logic LSISAS3442E-R PCI
Express to 3.0Gbit/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Host Bus Adapter
(HBA). Please take a few minutes to read this Quick Installation
Guide before you install the LSISAS3442E-R.
If you need more information about any topic covered in this guide,
please refer to the other documents on the accompanying LSI Device
Drivers & Utilities CD.
CONTENTS OF THE LSI DEVICE DRIVERS &
UTILITIES CD
HDD
Connector
Serial Signal
Cables
Bracket
Screw
Press Here
The LSI HBA CD contains utility programs, device drivers for various
operating systems, and the following documentation:
• PCI Express to 3.0Gbit/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Host
HBA to HDD
Breakout Cable
Adapters User’s Guide
• LSI Fusion-MPT Device Management User’s Guide
• LSI HBA technical product briefs
Q U I C K H O S T A D A P T E R I N S TA L L AT I O N
To install the LSISAS3442E-R host adapter, follow these steps:
Step 1
Unpack the host adapter and inspect it for damage.
Unpack the host adapter in a static-free environment.
Remove the host adapter from the antistatic bag and
inspect it for damage. If it appears to be damaged, or if
any component is missing, contact LSI or your reseller
support representative.
Make a backup of your data before changing your
system configuration.
Step 2
Prepare the computer.
Turn off the computer and remove the power cord from
the back of the power supply. Remove the cover from
the chassis.
Be certain to disconnect the computer from the power
supply and from any networks before installing the
controller card.
Press Here
4-Lane
External
PCB
Receptacle
and Cable
with
Jackscrews
SFF-8470
4-Lane Internal
HBA Connector
SFF-8484
32-bit Slots
(3.3 V Only)
Edge of
Host Board
PCI Express
X8 Slot
64-bit Slot
(3.3 V Only)
Note:
The HBA shape, size, and locations of components may
vary from this illustration.
8 0 - 0 0 1 4 8 - 0 1
Step 5
Connect the serial cable(s) between the host adapter
and the serial hard disk drive(s) (HDD).
The LSISAS3442E-R has two SAS signal connectors
(one external and one internal), each connecting to four
3 Gbit/s SAS ports. The HBA needs to be connected to
SAS storage devices using the appropriate cable. A SAS
External Cable with a standard SAS External Plug
connector (SFF-8470) is required to connect to
external devices.
For connection to internal drives or backplanes, an
internal cable with a standard SAS Internal Wide Port
connector (SFF-8484) on the controller side of the cable
is required. The other end of the cable may fan out into
four cables with either SATA-style signal connectors or
SAS device connectors at the end for direct connection
to disk drives (and some backplanes) or single SAS
Internal Wide Port connector for backplane attachment.
The preceding figure illustrates the connector locations
on the LSISAS3442E-R HBA and use of controllerbased, fan-out cable to connect to drives requiring a
SATA-style signal connector.
Step 6
Follow the prompts and insert the Windows driver diskette
when prompted to insert the hardware support disk.
Select the driver version appropriate for your system.
Step 7
Follow the Microsoft Windows installation procedure to
complete the installation. Microsoft provides
documentation with its installation CD-ROM.
Note:
Refer to the Fusion-MPT™ Device Management User’s
Guide for detailed configuration and installation
instructions for all firmware and drivers.
L I N U X D R I V E R I N S TA L L AT I O N
Consult the Linux ReadMe.txt file on the LSI Device Drivers & Utilities
CD. LSI provides Open Source drivers that may be implemented in
the following ways:
Step 1
Adding precompiled binaries to an existing installation
using driver update disks or RPMs for selected
distributions.
Step 2
Adding or updating the Fusion-MPT™ source in the
Linux kernel for any distribution.
Step 6
Replace the cover, the power cord(s) and power-up
the system.
Replace the system’s cover, reconnect the power cord(s)
and any network cables. Turn power on to the system.
The LSISAS3442E-R host adapter hardware installation is complete,
and you are ready to install the operating system drivers.
W I N D OW S D R I V E R I N S TA L L AT I O N
To load the SYMMPI.SYS miniport driver during a new Windows 2000
or Windows XP system installation or to load the LSI_SAS.SYS
driver during a new Windows 2003 installation, you can boot directly
from the Microsoft installation CD-ROM. The Windows drivers are not
interchangeable; however, the instructions are very similar.
To install a new Windows operating system and its appropriate device
driver, follow these steps:
Step 1
Using another computer, copy the appropriate driver files
supplied on the LSI Device Drivers and Utilities CD onto
a diskette. This will be needed in Step 6.
To create the driver diskette, open the driver folder on
the CD, then open the folder for the version of Windows
to be installed on the new system. Next, select all folders
and files within the directory and copy to the root director
of a clean floppy diskette.
Step 2
Boot the computer from the Microsoft Windows CD-ROM.
Step 3
Shortly after Windows Setup begins, press F6 when the
words Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware
configuration appear, or when prompted to press F6
if you need to install a third-party SCSI or RAID driver.
Important:
You must press F6 for the new driver to be recognized.
Otherwise, the system does not recognize the devices
controlled by the driver during the Windows setup.
Step 4
Follow the instructions until a screen displaying the
words Setup could not determine the type of one or
more mass storage device… appears.
Step 5
Press S to Specify Additional Devices.
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Technical Support
For assistance installing, configuring, or running the LSISAS3442E-R,
contact LSI Technical Support:
Phone Support
1-800-633-4545 (North America)
+44 1344 413 441 (Europe)
Web Site
http://www.lsilogic.com/support/
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