Broadcom LSISAS9211-8i PCI Express to 6Gb-s SAS Host Bus Adapter User Guide

Broadcom LSISAS9211-8i PCI Express to 6Gb-s SAS Host Bus Adapter User Guide
Quick Installation Guide
LSISAS9211-8i PCI Express to 6Gb/s SAS Host Bus Adapter
To install the LSISAS9211-8i, follow these steps:
1. Unpack the HBA and inspect it for damage. Unpack the HBA in a static-free
environment. Remove the HBA from the antistatic bag and carefully inspect the device
for damage. If you notice any damage, or if any component is missing, contact LSI or your
reseller support representative.
Thank you for purchasing the
LSISAS9211-8i PCI Express to
6Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Host Bus Adapter (HBA). Please
take a few minutes to read this
quick installation guide before
you install the LSISAS9211-8i.
For more information about any
topic covered in this guide, refer
to the documents on the
accompanying LSI 6Gb/s
SAS/SATA Drivers, Utilities, and
Documentation CD.
Make a backup of your data before changing your system configuration.
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.
WARNING: Be certain to disconnect the computer from the power supply and from any networks
before installing the controller card.
3. Insert the LSISAS9211-8i in an available PCI Express slot. Locate an empty PCI Express
slot. Remove the blank bracket panel on the back of the computer that aligns with the
empty PCI Express slot. Save the bracket screw, if applicable.
Align the HBA to a PCI Express slot. Press down gently but firmly to properly seat the HBA
in the slot. The following figure illustrates how to insert the HBA in a PCI Express slot.
Mini-SAS x4 (SFF-8087)
Internal Connector with Shell
The LSI HBA CD contains utility programs,
device drivers for various operating
systems, and the following LSI
Mini-SAS x4
to SAS x1
• PCI Express to 6Gb/s Serial Attached
SCSI (SAS) Host Bus Adapters User
• Fusion-MPT™ Device Management User
• LSI HBA technical product briefs
32-bit Slots
(3.3 V Only)
Edge of
Host Board
PCI Express
X8 Slot
64-bit Slot
(3.3 V Only)
NOTE: The host adapter shape, size, and locations of components may vary from this illustration.
4. Secure the bracket to the system’s chassis. Install the bracket screw, if applicable, or
engage the system retention mechanism to secure the HBA to the system’s chassis.
5. Connect the serial cable(s) between the HBA and the serial hard disk drive(s) (HDD).
The LSISAS9211-8i has two internal X4 mini-SAS connectors, each connecting to four
6Gb/s SAS ports. Use the appropriate cable to connect the HBA to SAS or SATA storage
For connection to internal drives or backplanes, use an internal cable with a standard
mini-SAS connector (SFF-8087) on the controller side of the cable. The other end of the
cable may fan out into four SAS-style cables for direct connection to SAS or SATA disk
drives. The previous figure illustrates the connector locations on the LSISAS9211-8i and
the use of a controller-based, fan-out cable to connect to drives that require a SAS-style
signal connector.
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 on the power.
The LSISAS9211-8i hardware installation is complete. The next procedure is to install the
appropriate operating system drivers.
Use the LSI_GEN2.SYS driver for Windows® XP x86, or the LSI_SAS2.SYS driver for Windows XP
x64, Windows Server 2003 (x86, x64 or A64), Windows Server 2008 (x86, x64 or IA64), Windows
Vista® (x86 or x64), Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
To load the LSI_SAS2.SYS or LSI_GEN2.SYS miniport driver during a new Windows system
installation, you can boot directly from the Microsoft installation CD-ROM. The Windows drivers
are not interchangeable; however, the instructions are similar.
To install a new Windows operating system and its appropriate device driver, follow these steps:
1. Using another computer, copy the appropriate driver files supplied on the LSI Device
Drivers & Utilities CD onto a disk. This disk is needed in Step 6. To create the driver disk,
open the driver folder on the CD, and then open the folder for the version of the
Windows operating system to be installed on the new system. Next, select all folders and
files within the directory and copy them to the root directory of a blank disk.
2. Boot the computer from the Windows CD.
3. Press F6 when you see the message Setup is inspecting your computer's
hardware configuration or when the Windows operating system prompts you for
nonsupported drivers.
NOTE: 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.
4. Follow the instructions until a window appears displaying the message Setup could
not determine the type of one or more mass storage device… .
5. Select S to specify additional devices.
6. Follow the prompts. At the prompt to insert the hardware support disk, insert the
Windows driver disk. Select the driver version appropriate for your system.
7. Follow the Windows installation procedure to complete the installation. Microsoft
provides documentation with its installation CD.
NOTE: Refer to the Fusion-MPT Device Management User’s Guide for detailed configuration and
installation instructions for all firmware and drivers.
Consult the Linux ReadMe.txt file on the LSI Device Drivers & Utilities CD. LSI provides Open
Source Drivers that you can implement in the following ways:
• Adding precompiled binaries to an existing installation using driver update disks or RPMs for
selected distributions.
• Adding or updating the Fusion-MPT source in the Linux kernel for any distribution.
Version 1.0, June 2009
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Document Number: DB11-000103-00
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All Rights Reserved
For assistance installing, configuring, or
running the LSISAS9211-8i, contact LSI
Technical Support:
Phone: 1-800-633-4545 (North America)
+44.1344.413.115 (Europe)
Corporate Headquarters
Milpitas, CA
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