Broadcom 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS RAID Controllers User Guide

Broadcom 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS RAID Controllers User Guide

6Gb/s MegaRAID® SAS RAID Controllers User Guide

41450-04, Rev. C August 2013 41450-04C

6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS RAID Controllers User Guide August 2013

Revision History

Version and Date Description of Changes

41450-04, Rev. C, August 2013 41450-04, Rev. B, February 2013 41450-04, Rev. A, August 2012 41450-03, Rev. A, April 2012 41450-02, Rev. E, February 2011 41450-02, Rev. D, June 2010 Updated the environmental conditions for the RAID controllers.

Updated the environmental conditions for the RAID controllers.

Updated this guide to the new template.

Added the MegaRAID SAS 9270-8i, SAS 9271-4i, SAS 9271-8i, SAS 9271-8iCC, SAS 9286-8e, SAS 9286CV-8e, and SAS 9286CV-8eCC RAID controllers.

Added the MegaRAID SAS 9265CV-8i, SAS 9266-4i, SAS 9266-8i, and SAS 9285CV-8e RAID controllers.

Added the MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-4i, SAS 9260CV-8i, SAS 9265-8i, and SAS 9285-8e RAID controllers.

Added the MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i, SAS 9280-16i4e, and SAS 9280-24i4e RAID controllers.

41450-02, Rev. C, April 2010 Put this guide in the new template.

41450-02, Rev. B, November 2009 Added the MegaRAID SAS 9240-4i, SAS 9240-8i, SAS 9261-8i, and SAS 9280-4i4e RAID controllers.

41450-02, Rev. A, July 2009 41450-01, Rev. A, June 2009 41450-00, Rev. A, March 2009 Added the MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i, SAS 9260DE-8i, SAS 9280-8e, and SAS 9280DE-8e RAID controllers.

Added the MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i RAID controller.

Initial release of this document.

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6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS RAID Controllers User Guide August 2013 Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

1.1 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1.1.1 MegaRAID SATA+SAS Controllers with Disk Encryption Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1.1.2 MegaRAID SATA+SAS Controllers with Support for Battery Backup Units and Cache Vault Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

1.1.3 SAS/SATA Standards and Communication Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1.2 General Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

1.3 6Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID Controller Detailed Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 1.3.1 MegaRAID SAS 9240 RAID Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 1.3.2 MegaRAID SAS 9260 RAID Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 1.3.3 MegaRAID SAS 9261 RAID Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

1.3.4 MegaRAID SAS 9265 RAID Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 1.3.5 MegaRAID SAS 9266 RAID Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 1.3.6 MegaRAID SAS 9270 RAID Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 1.3.7 MegaRAID SAS 9271 RAID Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 1.3.8 MegaRAID SAS 9280 RAID Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

1.3.9 MegaRAID SAS 9285 RAID Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 1.3.10 MegaRAID SAS 9286 RAID Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 1.4 Configuration Scenarios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

1.5 Benefits of the SAS Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

1.5.1 PCIe Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 1.5.2 Operating System Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 1.6 Summary of 6Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID Controller Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

1.6.1 SAS Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

1.6.2 SAS Array Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

1.6.3 SATA III Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 1.6.4 PCIe Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 1.6.5 Usability Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 1.6.6 Flexibility Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

1.6.7 Drive Roaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 1.6.8 Drive Migration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

1.7 Hardware Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

1.8 Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Chapter 2: MegaRAID SAS Hardware Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

2.1 Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 2.2 Quick Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

2.3 Detailed Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

2.4 After Installing the RAID Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 2.5 SAS Device Cables and Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

2.5.1 Connecting a SAS RAID Controller with Internal Connectors to the Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

2.5.2 Connecting a RAID Controller with External Connectors to a Drive Enclosure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Chapter 3: MegaRAID SAS RAID Controller Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

3.1 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS RAID Controller Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 3.1.1 MegaRAID SAS 9240 RAID Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

3.1.2 MegaRAID SAS 9260 RAID Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

3.1.3 MegaRAID SAS 9261 RAID Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

3.1.4 MegaRAID SAS 9265 RAID Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

3.1.5 MegaRAID SAS 9266 RAID Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

3.1.6 MegaRAID SAS 9270 RAID Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

3.1.7 MegaRAID SAS 9271 RAID Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

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3.1.8 MegaRAID SAS 9280 RAID Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

3.1.9 MegaRAID SAS 9285 RAID Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

3.1.10 MegaRAID SAS 9286 RAID Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

3.2 MegaRAID SAS 6Gb/s RAID Controller Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 3.3 Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

3.3.1 RAID Controller Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

3.3.2 Array Performance Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 3.3.3 Fault Tolerance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

3.3.4 Electrical Characteristics and Environmental Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

3.3.5 Safety Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

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Chapter 1: Overview

This document is the primary reference and user’s guide for the LSI® MegaRAID® SATA+SAS RAID controllers based on the 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID on a chip devices. This document contains complete installation instructions for these RAID controllers and includes specifications for them.

1.1

1.1.1

1.1.2

Overview

The MegaRAID 6Gb/s SAS RAID controllers are high-performance intelligent PCI Express® (PCIe®)-to-SATA+SAS controllers with RAID control capability. The MegaRAID 6Gb/s SAS RAID controllers provide reliability, high-performance, and fault-tolerant drive subsystem management. They are an ideal RAID solution for the internal storage of workgroup, departmental, and enterprise systems. The MegaRAID 6Gb/s SAS RAID controllers offer a cost-effective way to implement RAID in a server.

SAS technology brings a wealth of options and flexibility with the use of SAS and SATA devices within the same storage infrastructure. However, SAS devices and SATA devices bring individual characteristics that make each one a more suitable choice depending on your storage needs. MegaRAID controllers offer the flexibility to combine these two similar technologies on the same controller and within the same enclosure.   

NOTE

You can have both SAS drives and SATA drives within the same virtual drive, too; however, the practice is strongly discouraged.

LSI offers a family of MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID controllers that address the needs for both internal and external solutions. The MegaRAID 6Gb/s SAS RAID controllers are based on the LSI first-to-market SAS IC technology and proven MegaRAID technology. As second-generation PCIe RAID controllers, these controllers address the growing demand for increased data throughput and scalability requirements across midrange and enterprise-class server platforms. These controllers provide these features: 6Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) performance 6Gb/s SATA III performance Eight-lane, 5 GT/s PCIe host interface

MegaRAID SATA+SAS Controllers with Disk Encryption Support

The MegaRAID SAS 9260DE-8i RAID controller and the MegaRAID SAS 9280DE-8i RAID controller offer data security using disk encryption. This feature offers the ability to encrypt data on drives and use disk-based key management to provide data security. This solution provides data protection in the event of theft or loss of physical drives. With self-encrypting drives, if you remove a drive from its storage system or the server in which it is housed, the data on that drive is encrypted and is useless to anyone who attempts to access without the appropriate security authorization.

For more information about self-encrypting drives, refer to the

MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide

on the

MegaRAID Universal Software Suite

CD.

MegaRAID SATA+SAS Controllers with Support for Battery Backup Units and Cache Vault Modules

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1.1.3

Overview General Description            The following MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID controllers can use a Cache Vault Flash Module (CVFM) with a Cache Vault Power Module (CVPM) to protect cached data in case of a power failure or outage: MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-4i MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-8i MegaRAID SAS 9265CV-8i MegaRAID SAS 9266-4i MegaRAID SAS 9266-8i MegaRAID SAS 9271-4i MegaRAID SAS 9271-8i MegaRAID SAS 9271-8iCC MegaRAID SAS 9285CV-8e MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8e MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8eCC Refer to the

Cache Backup Products for MegaRAID SAS RAID Controllers User Guide

, the

MegaRAID Cache Vault Power Module 02 Quick Installation Guide

, the battery backup unit quick installation guides, and the RAID controller quick installation guides on the

MegaRAID Universal Software Suite

CD for more information about the battery backup units and the Cache Vault modules.

SAS/SATA Standards and Communication Protocols

   MegaRAID SATA+SAS controllers support the ANSI

Serial Attached SCSI standard, version 2.0

. In addition, the controller supports the SATA III protocol defined by the

Serial ATA specification, version 3.0

. Supporting both the SAS interface and the SATA interface, the SAS controller is a versatile controller that provides the backbone of both server and high-end workstation environments.

Each port on your MegaRAID SAS RAID controller supports SAS devices, SATA devices, or both, by using the following protocols:  SAS Serial SCSI Protocol (SSP), which enables communication with other SAS devices SATA, which enables communication with other SATA devices Serial Management Protocol (SMP), which communicates topology management information directly with an attached SAS expander device Serial Tunneling Protocol (STP), which enables communication with SATA devices through an attached expander

1.2

General Description

   The MegaRAID 6Gb/s SAS RAID controllers bring 6Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI and 6Gb/s SATA III performance to host adapter, workstation, and server designs. The controllers support internal storage devices and external storage devices, which allow you to use a system that supports enterprise-class SAS drives and desktop-class SATA III drives. Each MegaRAID 6Gb/s SAS RAID controller can connect to drives directly and can use expanders to connect to additional drives. Simplified cabling between devices is an additional benefit.

These MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID controllers are based on the following chips and devices: LSISAS2008 PCIe-SAS/SATA I/O Processor chip LSISAS2108 RAID On-a-Chip (ROC) device LSISAS2208 RAID On-a-Chip (ROC) device LSI Corporation - 6 -

6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS RAID Controllers User Guide August 2013 Overview 6Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID Controller Detailed Descriptions These devices are compliant with the Fusion-MPT™ architecture and provides a PCIe x8 interface. Each port on the MegaRAID SAS controllers supports SAS devices, SATA devices, or both, using SSP, SMP, STP, and SATA. The SSP protocol enables the MegaRAID SAS controllers to communicate with other SAS devices. The SATA protocol enables the MegaRAID SAS controllers to communicate with SATA devices.

NOTE

All of these RAID controllers provide an x8 PCIe 2.0 or x8 PCIe 3.0 interface.

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6Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID Controller Detailed Descriptions

The 6Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID controllers are described in detail in the following subsections.

MegaRAID SAS 9240 RAID Controllers

  The MegaRAID SAS 9240-4i PCIe 2.0 Low-Profile Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller is a PCIe 2.0, half-size, full-height RAID controller based on the LSISAS2008 PCIe-SAS/SATA I/O Processor chip. The MegaRAID SAS 9240-4i controller controls four internal 6-Gb/s SAS/SATA ports through one SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector.

The MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i PCIe 2.0 Low-Profile Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller is a PCIe 2.0, half-size, full-height RAID controller based on the LSISAS2008 PCIe-SAS/SATA I/O Processor chip. The MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i controller controls eight internal 6-Gb/s SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connectors.

MegaRAID SAS 9260 RAID Controllers

      The 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i PCIe 2.0 Low-Profile Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller controls four internal SAS/SATA ports through one SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector.

The 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i PCIe 2.0 Low-Profile Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller controls eight internal SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connectors.

The 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i PCIe 2.0 Standard-Height Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller controls 16 internal SAS/SATA ports through four SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connectors.

The 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-4i PCIe 2.0 Low-Profile Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller controls four internal SAS/SATA ports through one SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector, and it has an onboard Cache Vault Flash Module 01 (CVFM01) that connects to a remote Cache Vault Power Module 01.

The 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-8i PCIe 2.0 Low-Profile Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller controls eight internal SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connectors, and it has an onboard Cache Vault Flash Module 01 (CVFM01) that connects to a remote Cache Vault Power Module 01.

The 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9260DE-8i PCIe 2.0 Low-Profile Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller controls eight internal SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connectors and offers data security using disk encryption.

MegaRAID SAS 9261 RAID Controller

The 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i PCIe 2.0 Low-Profile Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller controls eight internal SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8087 mini-SAS 4i internal connectors.

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MegaRAID SAS 9265 RAID Controllers

LSI Corporation - 8 Overview 6Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID Controller Detailed Descriptions   The 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i PCIe 2.0 Low-Profile Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller controls eight internal SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8087 x4 mini internal SAS connectors.

The 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9265CV-8i PCIe 2.0 Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller controls eight internal SAS+SATA ports through two SFF-8087 mini-SAS 4i internal connectors, and it has an onboard Cache Vault Flash Module 03 (CVFM03) that connects to a remote Cache Vault Power Module 02 (CVPM02).

MegaRAID SAS 9266 RAID Controllers

  The 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9266-4i PCIe 2.0 Low-Profile Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller controls four internal SAS+SATA ports through one SFF-8087 mini SAS 4i internal connector.

The 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9266-8i PCIe 2.0 Low-Profile Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller controls eight internal SAS+SATA ports through two SFF-8087 mini SAS 4i internal connectors, and it has an on-board Cache Vault Flash Module 02 (CVFM02) that connects to a remote Cache Vault Power Module 02 (CVPM02).

MegaRAID SAS 9270 RAID Controller

The 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9270-8i PCIe 3.0 Low-Profile Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller controls eight internal SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8087 mini-SAS 4i internal connectors.

MegaRAID SAS 9271 RAID Controllers

The 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9271-4i PCIe 3.0 Low-Profile Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller controls four internal SAS/SATA ports through one SFF-8087 mini-SAS 4i internal connector.

The 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9271-8i PCIe 3.0 Low-Profile Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller controls eight internal SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8087 mini-SAS 4i internal connectors.

The 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9271-8iCC PCIe 3.0 Low-Profile Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller controls eight internal SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8087 mini-SAS 4i internal connectors. This RAID controller supports CacheCade® Pro 2.0 and Fast Path software enabled out of the box, which optimize application performance in direct-attached storage environments configured with solid-state drives (SSDs).

MegaRAID SAS 9280 RAID Controllers

     The 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9280-4i4e PCIe 2.0 Low-Profile Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller controls four internal SAS/SATA ports through one SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector and four external SAS/SATA ports through one SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connector.

The 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9280-8e PCIe 2.0 Low-Profile Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller controls eight external SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connectors.

The 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9280DE-8e PCIe 2.0 Low-Profile Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller controls eight external SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connectors and offers data security using disk encryption.

The 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9280-16i4e PCIe 2.0 Standard-Height Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller controls 16 internal SAS/SATA ports through four SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connectors and four external SAS/SATA ports through one SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connector.

The 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9280-24i4e PCIe 2.0 Standard-Height Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller controls 24 internal SAS/SATA ports through six SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connectors and four external SAS/SATA ports through one SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connector.

6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS RAID Controllers User Guide August 2013 Overview Configuration Scenarios

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1.3.10

MegaRAID SAS 9285 RAID Controllers

  The 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9285-8e PCIe 2.0 Low-Profile Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller controls eight external SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connectors.

The 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9285CV-8e PCIe 2.0 Low-Profile Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller controls eight external SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connectors, and it has an onboard Cache Vault Flash Module 03 (CVFM03) that connects to a remote Cache Vault Power Module 02 (CVPM02).

MegaRAID SAS 9286 RAID Controllers

   The 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9286-8e PCIe 3.0 Low-Profile Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller controls eight external SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connectors.

The 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8e PCIe 3.0 Low-Profile Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller controls eight internal SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8088 x4 mini external SAS connectors. This RAID controller supports the CVFM03 module, which connects to a remote Cache Vault Power Module 02.

The 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8eCC PCIe 3.0 Low-Profile Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller controls eight internal SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8088 x4 mini external SAS connectors. This RAID controller supports the CVFM03 module, which connects to a remote Cache Vault Power Module 02. In addition, this controller supports CacheCade Pro 2.0 and Fast Path software enabled out of the box, which optimize application performance in direct-attached storage environments configured with solid-state drives (SSDs).

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Configuration Scenarios

You can use the MegaRAID SAS RAID controllers in three main scenarios:   

Low-end, internal SATA configuration:

In this configuration, use the RAID controller as a high-end SATA, SATA II, or SATA III compatible controller that connects up to eight drives either directly or through a port expander. This configuration is mostly for low-end or entry servers. An out-of-band I 2 C bus provides enclosure management. Side bands of both types of internal SAS connectors support the SFF-8485 (SGPIO) interface.

Midrange internal SAS configuration:

This configuration is like an internal SATA configuration, but with high-end SAS drives. This configuration is more suitable for low-range to midrange servers.

High-end external SAS/SATA configuration:

This configuration is for external connectivity using SATA drives, SATA II drives, SATA III drives, SAS drives, or combinations of SATA and SAS drives. External enclosure management is supported through in-band, SCSI-enclosed storage. The configuration must support STP and SMP.

The following figure shows a direct-connect configuration. The Inter-IC (I 2 C) interface communicates with peripherals. The external memory bus provides a 32-bit memory bus, parity checking, and chip select signals for pipelined synchronous burst static random access memory (PSBRAM), nonvolatile static random access memory (NVSRAM), and Flash ROM.

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Figure 1 Example of an LSI SAS Direct-Connect Application

SAS/SATA III Device SAS/SATA III Device SAS/SATA III Device SAS PCIe RAID Controller 32-Bit Memory Address/Data Bus Flash ROM/ PSBRAM/ NVSRAM I 2 C Interface I 2 C SAS/SATA III Device Overview Benefits of the SAS Interface PCIe Interface The following figure shows an example of a SAS RAID controller configured with an LSISASx12 expander that is connected to SAS drives, SATA III drives, or both.

Figure 2 Example of an LSI SAS RAID Controller Configured with an LSISASx12 Expander

PCIe Interface 8 SAS RAID Controller LSISAS2108 PCIe to SAS ROC Peripheral Bus 72-bit DDR/DDR2 with ECC Interface Flash ROM/ NVSRAM/ I C/UART LSISASx12 Expander LSISASx12 Expander

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Benefits of the SAS Interface

SAS is a serial, point-to-point, enterprise-level device interface that leverages the proven SCSI protocol set. SAS is a convergence of the advantages of SATA, SCSI, and Fibre Channel, and it is the future mainstay of the enterprise and high-end workstation storage markets. SAS offers a higher bandwidth per pin than parallel SCSI, and it improves signal and data integrity. The SAS interface uses the proven SCSI command set to ensure reliable data transfers, while providing the connectivity and flexibility of point-to-point serial data transfers. The serial transmission of SCSI commands eliminates clock-skew challenges. The SAS interface provides improved performance, simplified cabling, smaller connectors, lower pin count, and lower power requirements when compared to parallel SCSI. LSI Corporation - 10 -

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1.5.2

Overview Summary of 6Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID Controller Characteristics SAS controllers leverage a common electrical and physical connection interface that is compatible with Serial ATA technology. The SAS protocols and the SATA III protocols use a thin, 7-wire connector instead of the 68-wire SCSI cable or 26-wire ATA cable. The SAS/SATA III connector and cable are easier to manipulate, allow connections to smaller devices, and do not inhibit airflow. The point-to-point SATA III architecture eliminates inherent difficulties created by the legacy ATA master-slave architecture, while maintaining compatibility with existing ATA firmware.

PCIe Architecture

PCIe is a local bus system designed to increase data transfers without slowing down the central processing unit (CPU). You can install MegaRAID PCIe RAID controllers in PCIe computer systems with a standard bracket type. With these controllers in your system, you can connect SAS devices and SATA III devices over the bus.

NOTE

This controller is a PCIe x8 card, and it can operate in x8 or x16 slots. Some PCIe slots, however, support only PCIe graphics cards; if the remote mount board is installed in one of these slots, the controller will not function. Refer to the guide for your motherboard for information about the PCIe slot.

PCIe goes beyond the PCI specification in that it is intended as a unifying I/O architecture for various systems: desktops, workstations, mobile devices, servers, communications, and embedded devices.

Operating System Support

        The MegaRAID 6Gb/s SAS RAID controllers support the following operating systems:  Windows® 2000, Windows XP, Windows XP x64, Windows Server® 2003 (x86), Windows Server 2003 (x64), Windows Vista®, Windows Server 2008, and Window Server 2012 Red Hat® Linux® SuSE® SLES Novell® NetWare® SCO® OpenServer® SCO UnixWare® Solaris® FreeBSD® VMware® Refer to the

MegaRAID SAS Device Driver Installation User Guide

for more information about the drivers. To download the latest operating system drivers, go to: http://www.lsi.com/cm/DownloadSearch.do

. The MegaRAID 6Gb/s SAS RAID controllers use Fusion-MPT architecture for all major operating systems, thinner drivers, and better performance.

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Summary of 6Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID Controller Characteristics

   This section summarizes the features and benefits offered by the MegaRAID 6Gb/s SAS RAID controllers. It contains information on SAS features, SATA features, PCI performance, integration, usability, and flexibility.

The MegaRAID 6Gb/s SAS RAID controllers have the following features: PCIe x8 lane width (with support for x16 connections) PCIe performance up to 5GT/s (4Gb/s) per lane Support for a 512-MB DDR2 800-MHz onboard SDRAM for LSISAS2108-based controllers LSI Corporation - 11 -

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Overview Summary of 6Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID Controller Characteristics            Support for a 1-GB DDR3 1333-MT/s onboard SDRAM for LSISAS2208-based controllers One internal connector for the MegaRAID SAS 9240-4i, SAS 9260-4i, SAS 9260CV-4i, SAS 9266-4i, SAS 9271-4i, and SAS 9280-4i4e RAID controllers Two internal connectors for the MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i, SAS 9260-8i, SAS 9260CV-8i, SAS 9260DE-8i, SAS 9261-8i, SAS 9265CV-8i, SAS 9265-8i, SAS 9266-8i, SAS 9270-8i, and SAS 9271-8i RAID controllers Four internal connectors for the MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i and SAS 9280-16i4e RAID controllers Six internal connectors for the MegaRAID SAS 9280-24i4e RAID controller One external connector for the MegaRAID SAS 9280-4i4e, SAS 9280-16i4e, and SAS 9280-24i4e RAID controllers Two external connectors for the MegaRAID SAS 9280-8e, SAS 9280DE-8e, SAS 9285-8e, SAS 9285CV-8e, SAS 9285DE-8e, SAS 9286-8e, SAS 9286CV-8e, SAS 9286CV-8eCC RAID controllers Support for RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60 Advanced array configuration and management utilities Support for global hot spares and dedicated hot spares Support for user-defined strip sizes: 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, or 1024 KB   

NOTE

RAID 0, 1, and 10 configurations for MegaRAID SAS 9240 RAID controllers are limited to 16 drives and 64K stripe size. To exceed these limitations, you can plug in a new MegaRAID SAS 9260 RAID controller or a new MegaRAID SAS 9280 RAID controller. The MegaRAID Storage Manager utility recognizes and imports the existing array with no reconfiguration required.

Advanced array configuration and management utilities offer these capabilities:

Online capacity expansion to add space to an existing drive or a new drive

— — — —

Online RAID level migration Drive migration Drive roaming No reboot necessary after expansion

— —

Load balancing Media scan User-specified rebuild rate (specifying the percentage of system resources to use from 0 percent to 100 percent) Nonvolatile random access memory (NVRAM) of 32 KB for storing RAID system configuration information; the MegaRAID SAS firmware is stored in flash ROM for easy upgrade.

SAS Features

        The MegaRAID 6Gb/s SAS RAID controllers support the following SAS features: Four fully independent PHYs or eight fully independent PHYs, depending on the controller.

Support of 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SAS data transfers per PHY.

Support of SMP to communicate topology-management information.

Support of SSP to enable communication with other SAS devices.

Support of STP to enable communication with SATA devices through an attached expander.

Serial, point-to-point, enterprise-level storage interface.

Simplified cabling between devices.

Scalable interface that supports up to 240 devices through the use of expanders

NOTE

The number of devices varies depending on the MegaRAID product. Check the LSI website ( http://www.lsi.com

) for specific details about your product.

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Support of narrow ports consisting of a single PHY.

Data transfer using SCSI information units.

SAS Array Limitations 1.6.2

This section describes the array limitations of the MegaRAID 6Gb/s SAS RAID controllers. These limitations include the number of drives supported per controller, the maximum number of drives per controller, and the maximum number of virtual drives allowed per controller.

The following table lists the array limitations for the MegaRAID 6Gb/s SAS RAID controllers.

Table 1 6Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID Controllers Array Limitations Specification

Maximum virtual drives per controller Maximum drive groups per controller Maximum virtual drives per drive group 16 16 16 Maximum drives per drive group Maximum drives per controller 16 16 a Maximum hot spares per controller 16

a

Maximum spans per virtual drive 8 Maximum enclosures per port b Number of port connectors 2 1 16 16 16 16

16 a 16 a

8 2 2 a.

b.

64 128 16 32 128 128 8 2 1 64 128 16 32 128 128 8 2 2 64 64 128 128 16 8 10 4 16 32 32 128 128 128 128 8 2 2 64 128 16 32 128 128 8 2 2 64 128 16 These controllers can support up to 64 devices, but only 16 can be used in a RAID configuration.

The number assumes one storage enclosure processor (SEP) per enclosure.

32 128 128 8 2 1 64 128 128 128 128 128 128 16 32 128 128 8 2 2 64 16 8 10 2 64 16 8 10 2 64 16 8 2 2 64 16 8 10 5 64 16 32 32 32 32 32 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 8 10 7 The maximum numbers in the previous table depend on how many physical devices you have connected to the RAID controller. For example, the maximum number of drive groups is equal to the number of drives that are supported by the controller. Thus, for the MegaRAID SAS 9240-4i RAID controller, the maximum number of drive groups per controller is 16, which is based on the maximum number of physical devices that you can connect. In addition, the maximum number of hot spares per controller is equal to the maximum number of drives per controller. Although you can have up to 16 virtual drives per drive group, and up to 128 drive groups on most of the controllers, a limit of 64 virtual drives exists on those controllers. These RAID controllers support 64-bit logical block addressing (LBA), which makes it possible to connect a large number of drives to the RAID controller, directly and through expanders. However, the actual number of drives that you can attach depends on the limits listed in this table rather than by actual RAID volume capacity.

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SATA III Features

Overview Summary of 6Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID Controller Characteristics       The following list describes the SATA III features of the RAID controllers:  They support SATA III data transfers of 3Gb/s (for LSISAS2108-based controllers) and 6Gb/s (for LSISAS2208-based controllers).

They support STP data transfers of 3Gb/s.

They provide a serial, point-to-point storage interface.

They simplify cabling between devices.

They eliminate the master-slave construction used in parallel ATA.

They permit addressing of multiple SATA targets through an expander.

They permit multiple initiators to address a single target (in a failover configuration) through an expander.

PCIe Performance

The following list describes the PCIe performance features of the RAID controllers:    They provide a PCIe interface that does the following:

Supports a dedicated PCIe bus.

— —

Supports x8 lane configuration.

Supports transfer rates of up to 5GT/s (4Gb/s) per lane.

Complies with the

PCI Express specification, Revision 2.0

, and the

Serial ATA specification, version 3.0

. They provide unequaled performance through the Fusion-MPT architecture.

They provide high throughput and low CPU utilization to offload the host processor.

Usability Features

    The following list describes the usability features of the RAID controllers: They simplify cabling with point-to-point, serial architecture.

They support smaller, thinner cables that do not restrict airflow.

They provide drive spin-up sequencing control.

They provide one LED signal for each PHY to indicate link activity (this is a fault LED only for controllers with internal port connectors).

 

NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9280-8e RAID controller and the MegaRAID SAS 9280DE-8e RAID controller do not have any LEDs to indicate link activity.

They provide an I 2 C interface for enclosure management.

They support the internal SAS Sideband signal SFF-8485 (SGPIO) interface.

Flexibility Features

   These features increase the flexibility of the RAID controllers:  They support a Flash ROM interface, a nonvolatile static RAM (NVSRAM) interface, and a pipelined synchronous burst SRAM (PSBRAM) interface.

They offer a flexible programming interface to tune I/O performance.

They permit mixed connections to SAS targets or SATA III targets.

They leverage compatible connectors for SAS connections and SATA III connections.

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1.6.8

Overview Summary of 6Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID Controller Characteristics   They permit grouping of up to four PHYs in a single quad port to form a wide port.

They permit programming of the World Wide Name.

Drive Roaming

Drive roaming occurs when the drives are changed to different ports on the same controller. When the drives are placed on different channels, the controller detects the RAID configuration from the configuration data on the drives. Configuration data is saved in both the NVRAM on the RAID controller and on the drives attached to the controller. This action maintains the integrity of the data on each drive, even if the drives have changed their physical device ID.

NOTE

If you move a drive that is being rebuilt, the rebuild operation restarts; it does not resume from the stopping point.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Follow these steps to use the drive roaming feature: 1.

6.

7.

Turn off the power to the server and all drives, enclosures, and system components. Disconnect the power cords from the system.

Open the host system by following the instructions in the host system technical documentation.

Move the drives to different positions on the backplane to change the targets.

Determine the SAS target requirements.

Perform a safety check. a.

b.

Make sure that the drives are inserted correctly.

Close the cabinet of the host system.

Reconnect the power cords to the system.

Turn on the power to the system.

The controller then detects the RAID configuration from the configuration data on the drives.

Drive Migration

Drive migration is the transfer of a set of drives in an existing configuration from one controller to another. The drives must remain on the same channel and must be reinstalled in the same order as in the original configuration. The controller to which you migrate the drives cannot have an existing configuration.

NOTE

Partial configurations, which include individual virtual drives, can be migrated.

NOTE

Drive roaming and drive migration cannot be supported at the same time. Follow these steps to migrate drives: 1.

Make sure that you clear the configuration on the system to which you migrate the drives to prevent a configuration data mismatch between the drives and the NVRAM.

2.

NOTE

When you migrate drives, move only the drives that make up the virtual drive (not all of the drives in a drive group), so that you do not see an NVRAM mismatch error (providing a configuration is on the destination controller). The NVRAM mismatch error appears only if you move all of the drives to the other controller.

Turn off power to the server and all drives, enclosures, and system components. Disconnect the power cords from the systems.

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4.

Open the host system by following the instructions in the host system technical documentation.

Either remove the SAS cable connectors from the internal drives, or remove the shielded cables from the external drives that you want to migrate.

a.

b.

Make sure that pin 1 on the cable matches pin 1 on the connector.

Make sure that the SAS cables conform to all SAS specifications.

5.

6.

7.

8.

Remove the drives from the first system, and insert them into the drive bays on the second system.

Connect the SAS cables to the drives in the second system.

Determine the SAS target requirements.

Perform a safety check.

9.

a.

b.

c.

Make sure that all of the cables are attached correctly.

Make sure that the RAID controller is installed correctly.

Close the cabinet of the host system.

Reconnect the power cords to the system.

10. Turn on the power to the system.

The controller detects the RAID configuration from the configuration data on the drives.

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Hardware Specifications

You can install the MegaRAID 6Gb/s SAS RAID controllers in a computer with a motherboard that has a PCIe slot. The following table describes the hardware configuration features for the MegaRAID 6Gb/s SAS RAID controllers.

Table 2 6Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID Controller Features

RAID levels

Specification

Devices supported per port Number of ports

MegaRAID SAS 9240, SAS 9260, SAS 9261, SAS 9265, SAS 9266, SAS 9270, SAS 9271, SAS 9280, SAS 9285, and SAS 9286 RAID Controllers

0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60

NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9240-4i RAID controller and the MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i RAID controller do not support RAID 6 or RAID 60.

Up to 15 SAS devices or SATA III devices (such as drives and expanders)    MegaRAID SAS 9240-4i RAID controller – Four ports through one SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i RAID controller – Eight ports through two SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connectors MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i RAID controller – Four ports through one SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector LSI Corporation - 16 -

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Table 2 6Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID Controller Features (Continued)

Data transfer rate

Specification

Number of ports (continued)

MegaRAID SAS 9240, SAS 9260, SAS 9261, SAS 9265, SAS 9266, SAS 9270, SAS 9271, SAS 9280, SAS 9285, and SAS 9286 RAID Controllers

                        MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i RAID controller – Eight ports through two SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connectors MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-4i RAID controller – Four ports through one SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-8i RAID controller – Eight ports through two SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connectors MegaRAID SAS 9260DE-8i RAID controller – Eight ports through two SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connectors MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i RAID controller – Sixteen ports through four SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connectors MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i RAID controller – Eight ports through two SFF-8087 mini-SAS 4i connectors MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i RAID controller – Eight ports through two SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connectors MegaRAID SAS 9265CV-8i RAID controller – Eight ports through two SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connectors MegaRAID SAS 9266-4i RAID controller – Four ports through one SFF-8087 mini SAS 4i internal connector MegaRAID SAS 9266-8i RAID controller – Eight ports through two SFF-8087 mini SAS 4i internal connectors MegaRAID SAS 9270-8i RAID controller – Eight ports through two SFF-8087 mini SAS 4i internal connectors MegaRAID SAS 9271-4i RAID controller – Four ports through one SFF-8087 mini-SAS 4i internal connector MegaRAID SAS 9271-8i RAID controller – Eight internal SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8087 mini-SAS 4i internal connectors MegaRAID SAS 9271-8iCC RAID controller – Eight internal SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8087 mini-SAS 4i internal connectors MegaRAID SAS 9280-4i4e RAID controller – Four ports through one SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector and four ports through one SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connector MegaRAID SAS 9280-8e RAID controller – Eight ports through two SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connectors MegaRAID SAS 9280-16i4e RAID controller – Sixteen ports through four SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connectors and four ports through one SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connector MegaRAID SAS 9280-24i4e RAID controller – Twenty-four ports through six SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connectors and four ports through one SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connector MegaRAID SAS 9280DE-8e RAID controller – Eight ports through two SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connectors MegaRAID SAS 9285-8e RAID controller – Eight ports through two SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connectors MegaRAID SAS 9285CV-8e RAID controller – Eight ports through two SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connectors MegaRAID SAS 9286-8e RAID controller – Eight ports through two SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connectors MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8e RAID controller – Eight internal SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8088 x4 mini external SAS connectors MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8eCC RAID controller – Eight internal SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8088 x4 mini external SAS connectors Up to 6Gb/s per PHY LSI Corporation - 17 -

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Table 2 6Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID Controller Features (Continued)

Bus Cache function

Specification

Multiple virtual drives per controller Online capacity expansion Dedicated and global hot spares Hot-swap devices supported Non-drive devices supported Mixed-capacity drives supported Number of external connectors Number of internal connectors

MegaRAID SAS 9240, SAS 9260, SAS 9261, SAS 9265, SAS 9266, SAS 9270, SAS 9271, SAS 9280, SAS 9285, and SAS 9286 RAID Controllers

  PCIe 2.0 (for LSISAS2108-based controllers) PCIe 3.0 (for LSISAS2208-based controllers) Write-back, write-through, non-read-ahead, read-ahead, cache I/O, direct I/O

NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9240-4i RAID controller and the MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i RAID controller do not support write-back mode.

Up to 64 (this value is dependent on the firmware) Yes Yes Yes Yes                     Yes           MegaRAID SAS 9280-4i4e RAID controller – One SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connector MegaRAID SAS 9280-8e RAID controller – Two SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connectors MegaRAID SAS 9280DE-8e RAID controller – Two SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connectors MegaRAID SAS 9280-16i4e RAID controller – One SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connector MegaRAID SAS 9280-24i4e RAID controller – One SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connector MegaRAID SAS 9285-8e RAID controller – Two SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connectors MegaRAID SAS 9285CV-8e RAID controller – Two SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connectors MegaRAID SAS 9286-8e RAID controller – Two SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connectors MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8e RAID controller – Two SFF-8088 x4 mini external SAS connectors MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8eCC RAID controller – Two SFF-8088 x4 mini external SAS connectors MegaRAID SAS 9240-4i RAID controller – One SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i RAID controller – Two SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connectors MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i RAID controller – One SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i RAID controller – Two SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connectors MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i RAID controller – Four SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connectors MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-4i RAID controller – One SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-8i RAID controller – Two SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connectors MegaRAID SAS 9260DE-8i RAID controller – Two SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connectors MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i RAID controller – Two SFF-8087 mini-SAS 4i connectors MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i RAID controller – Two SFF-8087 internal mini SAS 4i connectors MegaRAID SAS 9265CV-8i RAID controller – Two SFF-8087 internal mini SAS 4i connectors MegaRAID SAS 9266-4i RAID controller – One SFF-8087 internal mini SAS 4i connector MegaRAID SAS 9266-8i RAID controller – Two SFF-8087 internal mini SAS 4i connectors MegaRAID SAS 9270-8i RAID controller – Two SFF-8087 mini-SAS 4i internal connectors MegaRAID SAS 9271-4i RAID controller – One SFF-8087 mini-SAS 4i internal connector MegaRAID SAS 9271-8i RAID controller – Two SFF-8087 mini-SAS 4i internal connectors MegaRAID SAS 9271-8iCC RAID controller – Two SFF-8087 mini-SAS 4i internal connectors MegaRAID SAS 9280-4i4e RAID controller – One SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector MegaRAID SAS 9280-16i4e RAID controller – Four SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connectors MegaRAID SAS 9280-24i4e RAID controller – Six SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connectors LSI Corporation - 18 -

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Table 2 6Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID Controller Features (Continued)

Hardware exclusive OR (XOR) assistance Direct I/O Architecture

Specification MegaRAID SAS 9240, SAS 9260, SAS 9261, SAS 9265, SAS 9266, SAS 9270, SAS 9271, SAS 9280, SAS 9285, and SAS 9286 RAID Controllers

Yes Yes Fusion-MPT

1.8

Technical Support

For assistance installing, configuring, or running your MegaRAID 6Gb/s SAS RAID controller, contact LSI Technical Support. Click the following link to access the LSI Technical Support page for storage and board support: http://www.lsi.com/about/contact/pages/support.aspx

From this page, you can email or call LSI Technical Support, or submit a new service request and view its status.

NOTE

Record your controller serial number in a safe location in case you need to contact LSI.

Documents and Downloads:

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2.1

2.2

MegaRAID SAS Hardware Installation Requirements

Requirements

The following items are required to install a MegaRAID 6Gb/s SAS RAID controller:   A MegaRAID SAS 92

xx

RAID controller A host system with an available x8 PCIe 2.0 slot   

NOTE

SAS drives or SATA drives These controllers also work in PCIe first generation slots. The PCIe software is backward compatible with previous revisions of the PCI bus and the PCI-X bus.

The

MegaRAID Universal Software Suite

CD, which contains the drivers and documentation The necessary internal cables, external cables, or both

NOTE

Make sure to use an uninterruptible power supply.

Quick Installation

The following steps quickly install your MegaRAID 6Gb/s SAS RAID controller. These steps are for experienced

computer users or installers. Section 2.3, Detailed Installation

, contains the steps for all other users to follow.

1.

2.

3.

Turn off the power to the system and all drives, enclosures, and system components, and disconnect the PC power cord.

Open the cabinet of the host system by following the instructions in the host system technical documentation.

Check the jumper settings to make sure that they are in the desired position. The jumpers are set at the factory. and you usually do not need to change them.

4.

5.

6.

7.

NOTE

See

Chapter 3 , MegaRAID SAS RAID Controller Characteristics

, for detailed information about the jumpers and the connectors.

Install the MegaRAID 6Gb/s SAS RAID controller in the server, and connect SAS devices or SATA II devices to it. Make sure that the cables you use conform to all specifications.

Perform a safety check. a.

b.

c.

Make sure that all cables are attached correctly.

Make sure that the RAID controller is installed correctly.

Close the cabinet of the host system.

Reconnect the power cords to the system.

Turn on the power to the system.

Make sure that the power is turned on to any external drives before the power is turned on to the host computer. If the computer is powered up before these devices, the devices might not be recognized.

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Detailed Installation

MegaRAID SAS Hardware Installation Detailed Installation This section provides detailed instructions for installing your MegaRAID 6Gb/s SAS RAID controller. 1.

2.

3.

4.

Unpack the MegaRAID 6Gb/s SAS RAID controller.

Unpack and remove your RAID controller. Inspect it for damage. If it appears damaged, or if any of the following items are missing, contact your LSI Customer and Technical Support representative. The RAID controller is shipped with the following items:

— — —

A CD that contains an electronic version of this user’s guide, and other related documentation A license agreement Warranty information Turn off the power to the system.

Turn off the power to the computer, and disconnect the AC power cord. Remove the computer cover. Refer to the system documentation for instructions. Before you install the controller, make sure that the computer is disconnected from the power and from any networks.

Review the RAID controller jumpers and connectors.

The jumpers are set at the factory, and you usually do not need to change them. See

Chapter 3

,

MegaRAID SAS RAID Controller Characteristics , for diagrams of the MegaRAID 6Gb/s SAS RAID controllers that show their

jumpers and connectors.

Install the RAID controller.

Select a PCIe slot, and align the controller’s PCIe bus connector to the slot. Press down gently, but firmly, to make sure that the card is seated correctly in the slot. Secure the bracket to the computer chassis with the bracket screw. The following figure shows the installation of the MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i RAID controller in a PCIe slot.

ATTENTION NOTE

If your RAID controller has a battery backup unit (BBU) attached, do not press down on the BBU when you insert the card.

This controller is a PCIe x8 card, and it can operate in x8 or x16 slots. Some PCIe slots, however, support only PCIe graphics cards; if the remote mount board is installed in one of these slots, the controller will not function. Refer to the guide for your motherboard for information about the PCIe slot.

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Figure 3 Example of the MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i Board Installation in a PCI Express Slot

Bracket Screw MegaRAID SAS Hardware Installation Detailed Installation Press here Press here 85039-05 Edge of Motherboard PCI-e slot 64-bit slots (3.3 V) 32-bit slots (3.3 V) 5.

6.

7.

Configure and install the SAS devices, the SATA devices, or both in the host computer case.

Refer to the documentation for the devices for any preinstallation configuration requirements.

Connect the RAID controller to the devices.

Use SAS cables to connect SAS devices, SATA devices, or both to the MegaRAID 6Gb/s SAS RAID controller. See

Section 2.5, SAS Device Cables and Connectors

, for SAS cable and connector information. See

Section 2.5.1, Connecting a SAS RAID Controller with Internal Connectors to the Drives

, for information about connecting the controller to the drives. The maximum cable length is 10 meters (393.37 in.). You can connect one device per SAS PHY unless you use an expander.

System throughput problems can occur if the SAS cables are not the correct type. To minimize the potential for problems, use the following guidelines:

— — —

Use cables no longer than 10 meters (393.37 in.). (Use shorter cables, if possible.) Use cables that meet the SAS specification.

Route the SAS cables carefully.

Turn on the power to the system.

Reinstall the computer cover, and reconnect the AC power cords. Turn on power to the host computer. Make sure that the power is turned on to the SAS devices, SATA devices, or both before or at the same time that the power is turned on to the host computer. If the computer is powered on before these devices, the devices might not be recognized.

During boot, a BIOS message appears. The firmware takes several seconds to initialize. The configuration utility prompt times out after several seconds. The second portion of the BIOS message shows the MegaRAID 6Gb/s SAS RAID controller number, firmware version, and cache SDRAM size. The numbering of the controllers follows the PCI slot scanning order used by the host motherboard.

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9.

Run the WebBIOS Configuration Utility.

Run the WebBIOS Configuration Utility to configure the drive groups and the virtual drives. When the message Press CTRL+H for WebBIOS appears on the screen, immediately press Ctrl+H to run the utility.

Install the operating system driver.

MegaRAID SAS RAID controllers can operate under various operating systems. To operate under these operating systems, you must install the software drivers. The

MegaRAID Universal Software Suite

CD includes software drivers for the supported operating systems, along with documentation. You can view the supported operating systems and download the latest drivers for RAID controllers from the LSI website.

For information about installing the driver, refer to the

MegaRAID SAS Device Driver Installation User Guide

on the

MegaRAID Universal Software Suite

CD. Be sure to use the latest service packs provided by the operating system manufacturer and to review the readme file that accompanies the driver.

2.4

2.5

After Installing the RAID Controller

After you install the MegaRAID 6Gb/s SAS RAID controller, you must configure the controller and install the operating system driver. The

MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide

instructs you on the configuration options and how to set them on your MegaRAID 6Gb/s SAS RAID controller. The

MegaRAID SAS Device Driver Installation User Guide

provides detailed installation instructions for operating system drivers.

SAS Device Cables and Connectors

This section describes the cables and the connectors used on the MegaRAID SAS controllers and provides step-by-step instructions for connecting SAS drives, SATA drives, or both to the MegaRAID SAS RAID controller. The SAS protocol and the SATA protocol use a thin, 7-wire connector instead of the 68-wire SCSI cable or the 40-wire ATA cable.

NOTE

Use only straight SAS cables, not crossover SAS cables.

The following figure shows the SAS cable that connects the internal connectors on a SAS RAID controller to SAS drives, SATA drives, or both.

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Figure 4 Internal SAS Cable for Connection to SAS Drives, SATA II Drives, or SATA III Drives

MegaRAID SAS Hardware Installation SAS Device Cables and Connectors HDD Connector Power Connector 85039-06 The following figure shows the SATA III device plug connector that connects a SAS RAID controller with internal connectors to the host receptacle connector on a backplane. A SATA III connector consists of a signal connector and a power connector.

Figure 5 SATA III Connectors Device Plug Connector

Serial ATA Signal Connector (pin 1) Serial ATA Power Connector (pin 1)

Host Receptacle Connector

The following figure shows SAS connectors and SATA connectors on SAS drives and SATA drives, respectively. Cables connect internal connectors on the RAID controllers to connectors on SAS drives, SATA drives, or both. Both SAS drives and SATA drives can connect to SAS backplane receptacle connectors. The difference between the SAS connector and the SATA connector is the bridge between the SAS primary physical link and the power connector on the SAS controller, which the SATA connector does not have.

NOTE

SAS backplane connectors accept SAS drives or SATA drives, but SATA backplane connectors

cannot

accept SAS drives.

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Figure 6 SAS Plugs and SATA Plugs and SAS Backplane Receptacle Connector

SAS Primary Physical Link Power

Serial Attached SCSI SAS Backplane Receptacle Connector

SAS Secondary Physical Link MegaRAID SAS Hardware Installation SAS Device Cables and Connectors

2.5.1

Power SATA II Physical Link

Serial ATA

Power SAS Secondary Physical Link SATA II/SAS Primary Physical Link Note: SATA backplane connectors do

not

accept SAS drives.

The following subsections provide step-by-step instructions for connecting the MegaRAID SAS RAID controllers to SAS drives and SATA drives, either directly or through an expander.

Connecting a SAS RAID Controller with Internal Connectors to the Drives

This section provides step-by-step instructions for connecting the SAS cable from the internal connectors on the RAID controller to SAS drives and SATA drives. Follow these steps to connect your RAID controller with internal SAS port connectors directly to SAS drives or SATA drives. 1.

2.

3.

NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i RAID controller is shown as an example. You can connect other MegaRAID SAS controllers with internal SAS port connectors in the same way.

Insert the SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector on the cable into a SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector on the MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i RAID controller, as shown in the following figure.

Plug the HDD connector on the other end of the internal cable into the connector on the SAS drive or the SATA drive. If you have another drive, connect it to another plug on the internal cable. You can connect other devices if the cable has more connectors.

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Figure 7 Connecting the MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i RAID Controller to a Drive

MegaRAID SAS Hardware Installation SAS Device Cables and Connectors HDD Connector Power Connector 85039-06

2.5.2

Connecting a RAID Controller with External Connectors to a Drive Enclosure

This section provides step-by-step instructions for connecting a MegaRAID SAS RAID controller with external SAS port connectors to a drive enclosure containing SAS drives, SATA drives, or a combination of both drive types. Follow these steps to connect the cable from your controller to a drive enclosure.

1.

2.

NOTE

The following figure shows the MegaRAID SAS 9280-8e RAID controller as an example. You can connect other MegaRAID SAS controllers with external SAS port connectors in the same way.

Connect the connector on one end of the cable to external port J1A4 or J1B1 on the MegaRAID SAS 9280-8e RAID controller, as shown in the following figure.

Connect the other end of the cable to the external port on the drive enclosure.

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Figure 8 Connecting the MegaRAID SAS 9280-8e RAID Controller to a Drive Enclosure

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Chapter 3: MegaRAID SAS RAID Controller Characteristics

3.1

3.1.1

3.1.1.1

6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS RAID Controller Family

The 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS RAID controllers are dual-PHY, SAS PCI Express RAID controllers and are used in a system with a PCI Express slot. PCIe goes beyond the PCI specification in that it is intended as a unifying I/O architecture for various systems: desktops, workstations, mobile devices, servers, communications, and embedded devices. The following subsection provides figures and connector information for the 6Gb/s SAS RAID controllers.

MegaRAID SAS 9240 RAID Controllers

The MegaRAID SAS 9240-4i low-profile SAS/SATA RAID controller controls four internal SAS/SATA ports through one SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector.

The MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i low-profile SAS/SATA RAID controller controls eight internal SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connectors.

MegaRAID SAS 9240 RAID Controllers – Board Layout and Jumper and Connector Information

This subsection provides the board layout, and the connector and jumper information for the MegaRAID SAS 9240 RAID controllers. The following figure shows the jumpers and the connectors on the MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i RAID controller.

NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9240-4i RAID controller is like the MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i RAID controller except that the MegaRAID SAS 9240-4i RAID controller does not contain the J5 connector, which supports ports 4 to 7.

Figure 9 Card Layout for the MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i RAID Controller

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MegaRAID SAS RAID Controller Characteristics 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS RAID Controller Family The following table describes the jumpers and the connectors on the MegaRAID SAS 9240-4i and MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i RAID controllers.

Table 3 MegaRAID SAS 9240-4i and MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i RAID Controllers – Jumpers and Connectors Jumper

J1 J2 J3 J4 J5 J6 TP1

Type Description

RISCwatch header CPLD header x4 SAS Ports 4 to 7 16-pin header Reserved for LSI use.

10-pin header Reserved for LSI use.

External LED drive activity/fault header 4-pin connector Connects to external, green or red LEDs that indicate drive activity or faults.

x4 SAS Ports 0 to 3 SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector Connects the cables from the controller to SAS drives or SATA drives, or a SAS expander.

SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector Connects the cables from the controller to SAS drives or SATA drives, or a SAS expander.

PCIe x8 Board Edge connector Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) debugging

NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9240-4i RAID controller does not have the J5 connector.

x8 interface that provides connections on both the top and the bottom of the board.

4-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

MegaRAID SAS 9260 RAID Controllers

The MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i low-profile SAS/SATA RAID controller controls four internal SAS/SATA ports through one SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector.

The MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i low-profile SAS/SATA RAID controller controls eight internal SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connectors.

The MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-4i low-profile SAS/SATA RAID controller controls four internal SAS/SATA ports through one SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector, and has a nonvolatile CVFM01 module attached. The CVFM01 module connects to a CVPM01 module to provide backup for your data in case of power loss.

The MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-8i low-profile SAS/SATA RAID controller controls eight internal SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connectors, and has a nonvolatile CVFM01 module attached. The CVFM01 module connects to a CVPM01 module to provide backup for your data in case of power loss.

The MegaRAID SAS 9260DE-8i low-profile SAS/SATA RAID controller controls eight internal SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connectors and offers data security by using disk encryption.

The MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i standard-height SAS/SATA RAID controller controls 16 internal SAS/SATA ports through four SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connectors.

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3.1.2.1

MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i, SAS 9260-8i, and SAS 9260DE-8i RAID Controllers – Board Layout and Jumper/Connector Information

This subsection provides the board layout, and the connector and jumper information for the MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i, SAS 9260-8i, and SAS 9260DE-8i RAID controllers. The following figure shows the connectors on the MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i RAID controller.

NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i RAID controller has the same connectors as the MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i RAID controller except for the JT7 connector, which supports ports 4 to 7. The MegaRAID SAS 9260DE-8i RAID controller has the same connectors as the MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i RAID controller.

Figure 10 Card Layout for the MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i RAID Controller

JT12 JT13 JT4 JT2 JT1 JT10 JT7 JT9 JT11 JT8 JT6 t JT3 3_01400-00

NOTE

JT1, JT2, and JT4 are behind the LSIiBBU07 unit when the iBBU unit is installed, but they are still accessible.

NOTE

Pin 1 on the headers and connectors is highlighted in red in this figure.

The following table describes the jumpers and connectors on the MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i, SAS 9260-8i, and SAS 9260DE-8i RAID controllers.

Table 4 MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i, SAS 9260-8i, and SAS 9260DE-8i RAID Controllers – Jumpers and Connectors Jumper

JT1

Type

Write-Pending Indicator (dirty cache) LED connector JT2 JT3 JT4 JT6 SAS Activity LED header Battery Backup Unit connector Global Drive Fault LED header x4 SAS Ports 3 to 0

Description

2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates when the data in the cache has yet to be written to the storage devices. Used when the write-back feature is enabled.

2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates drive activity.

20-pin connector Connects the optional LSIiBBU07 intelligent Battery Backup Unit or the optional LSIiBBU08 unit to the RAID controller remotely.

2-pin connector Connects to a single LED to indicate whether any drive is in a fault condition.

SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector Connects the cables from the RAID controller to SAS drives, SATA drives, or a SAS expander.

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Table 4 MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i, SAS 9260-8i, and SAS 9260DE-8i RAID Controllers – Jumpers and Connectors (Continued) Jumper

JT7 JT8 JT9 JT10 JT11 JT12 JT13

Type Description

x4 SAS Ports 7 to 4

NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i RAID controller does not have this connector.

Advanced Software Options Hardware Key header 2-pin connector Enables support for the Advanced Software Options features, which include CacheCade, FastPath, Recovery, and SafeStore™ disk encryption.

Set Factory Defaults connector LSI Test header 2-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

2-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

IPMI-style SMBus (System Management)/I 2 C header Individual Drive Fault LED header for Eight Phys (0 to 7) 3-pin shielded header Provides enclosure management support.

16-pin connector Indicates drive faults. There is one LED per port. When lit, each LED indicates the corresponding drive has failed or is in the Unconfigured-Bad state. Refer to the

MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide

for more information about drive states.

The LEDs function in a direct-attach configuration (there are no SAS expanders). Direct attach is defined as a maximum of one drive connected directly to each port.

Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) debugging SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector Connects the cables from the RAID controller to SAS drives, SATA drives, or a SAS expander.

NOTE

This header is used for RAID controllers with internal SAS ports only.

4-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

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MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i RAID Controller – Board Layout and Jumper/Connector Information

This subsection provides the board layout, and the connector and jumper information for the MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i RAID controller. The following figure shows the jumpers and connectors on the MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i RAID controller.

Figure 11 Card Layout for the MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i RAID Controller

J2B1 Ports 0-3 J2B2 Ports 4-7 J3B1 Ports 8-11 J4A1 J4B2 Ports 12-15 J4A3 J4A2 J5A2 J1A2 J1B1 J4A4 J5B3 J1B3 J1C1 85068-00

NOTE

J2D1 Pin 1 on the headers and connectors is highlighted in red in this figure.

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Table 5 MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i RAID Controller – Connectors Jumper/ Connector

J1A2 J1B1

Type Description

Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) for the Expander 4-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

LED Locate and Fault Indication header Ports 0 to 3 Ports 4 to 7 +ve a k -ve 2x8-pin connector Connects to an LED array that indicates whether a drive is in a fault condition. There is one LED per port. When lit, each LED indicates the corresponding drive has failed or is in the unconfigured-bad state.

The LEDs function in a direct-attach configuration (there are no SAS expanders). Direct attach is defined as a maximum of one drive connected directly to each port.

PORT 0

NOTE

This header is used for RAID controllers with internal SAS ports only.

J1B3 J1C1 J1L1 J2B1 J2B2 J2D1 PORT 7 J1B1 Advanced Software Options Hardware Key header IPMI-style I 2 C connector 2-pin header Enables support for the Advanced Software Options features, which include CacheCade, FastPath, Recovery, and SafeStore disk encryption.

3-pin connector Supports SES (SCSI enclosure services) over I 2 C through an internal I 2 C backplane cable.

Remote Battery Backup connector (on the rear of the controller) 20-pin connector Connects the optional LSIiBBU07 intelligent Battery Backup Unit or the optional LSIiBBU08 unit to the RAID controller remotely.

x4 SAS Ports 0 to 3 Internal connector x4 SAS Ports 4 to 7 Internal connector SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA 2 drives. SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA 2 drives. Standard Edge Card connector The RAID controller interfaces with the host system though a standard edge card.

This interface provides power to the board and an I 2 C interface connected to the I 2 C bus for IPMI.

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J3B1

Type

x4 SAS Ports 8-11 internal connector J4A1 J4A2 Module CPLD Activity LED header +ve a -ve k

Description

SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA 2 drives.

1x8-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates activity on the drives connected to the controller.

J4A3 J4A2 Global Drive Fault LED header 2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates whether a drive is in a fault condition.

J4A4 +ve a -ve k J4A3 LED Locate and Fault Indication header Ports 8 to 11 Ports 12 to 15 PORT 8 -ve k a +ve 2x8-pin header Connects to an LED array that indicates whether a drive is in a fault condition. There is one LED per port. When lit, each LED indicates the corresponding drive has failed or is in the Unconfigured-Bad state.

The LEDs function in a direct-attach configuration (there are no SAS expanders). Direct attach is defined as a maximum of one drive connected directly to each port.

NOTE

This header is used for RAID controllers with internal SAS ports only.

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J4B2

Type

x4 SAS Ports 12 to 15 Internal connector J5A2 Write-Pending LED header +ve a -ve k

Description

SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA 2 drives. 2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates when the data in the cache has yet to be written to the storage devices. Used when the write-back feature is enabled.

J5B3 J5A2 Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) debugging 4-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-4i and MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-8i RAID Controllers – Board Layout and Jumper/Connector Information

This subsection provides the board layout, and connector and jumper information for the RAID controller. The following figure shows the location of the jumpers and the connectors on the MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-8i RAID controller. The jumpers are set at the factory, and you usually do not need to change them.

NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-4i RAID controller does not contain the JT2B1 connector, which supports ports 4 to 7. The JT2B1 connector is on the MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-8i RAID controller.

Figure 12 Card Layout for the MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-8i RAID Controller

JT6A1 JT6A2 JT6A3 JT1A1 JT1A2 JT1A3 JT2B1 JT2B2 Ports 7-4 Ports 3-0 J5A1 JT1A4 JT1B1 JT1B2 85081-00

NOTE

Pin 1 on the headers and connectors is highlighted in red in this figure.

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Table 6 MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-4i and MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-8i RAID Controllers – Jumpers and Connectors Jumper/ Connector

J5A1

Type

Board-to-Board Mezzanine connector

Description

JT1A1 LED Locate and Fault Indication header Ports 0 to 3 Ports 4 to 7 PORT 0 +ve a k -ve 240-pin 01 nonvolatile memory module interface Connects the controller directly to a CVFM01 module. The CVFM01 module connects to a remote CVPM01 module.

Refer to the

MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-4i and SAS 9260CV-8i RAID Controllers Quick Installation Guide

for the procedure used to connect a CVFM01 module to a remote CVPM01 module.

2x8-pin header Connects to an LED array that indicates whether a drive is in a fault condition. There is one LED per port. When lit, each LED indicates the corresponding drive has failed or is in the Unconfigured-Bad state.

The LEDs function in a direct-attach configuration (there are no SAS expanders). Direct attach is defined as a maximum of one drive connected directly to each port.

NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-4i RAID controller does not contain the JT2B1 connector, which supports ports 4 to 7.

JT1A2 JT1A3 JT1A4 JT1B1 JT1B2 JT2B1 PORT 7 JT1A1 LSI Internal Use header SBR Firmware Recovery header Serial UART header SEP Enclosure Support header Advanced Software Options Hardware Key header x4 SAS Ports 4 to 7 Mini-SAS 4i Internal connector Reserved for LSI internal use.

2-pin header The SBR FW recovery header is used when SBR corruption is suspected. Installing the jumper lets the unit boot while bypassing the SBR information. You can then reprogram the SEEPROM using external utility software. No jumper is present for normal operation.

Reserved for LSI internal use.

3-pin header Used for connection to the Port0 enclosure.

2-pin header Enables support for the Advanced Software Options features, which include CacheCade, FastPath, Recovery, and SafeStore disk encryption.

SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA 2 drives.

NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-4i RAID controller does not contain the JT2B1 connector.

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JT2B2

Type

x4 SAS Ports 0 to 3 Mini-SAS 4i Internal connector

Description

JT2B3 JT6A1 Standard Edge Card connector Global Drive Fault LED header +ve a -ve k SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA 2 drives.

The RAID controller interfaces with the host system though a standard edge card.

This interface provides power to the board and an I 2 C interface connected to the I 2 C bus for IPMI.

2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates whether a drive is in a fault condition.

JT6A2 JT6A1 Hard Disk Drive Activity LED header +ve a -ve k 2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates activity on the drives connected to the controller.

JT6A3 JT6A2 Write-Pending LED header +ve a -ve k 2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates when the data in the cache has yet to be written to the storage devices. Used when the write-back feature is enabled.

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MegaRAID SAS 9261 RAID Controller

The MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i low-profile SAS/SATA RAID controller controls eight internal SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8087 mini-SAS 4i connectors.

MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i RAID Controller – Board Layout and Jumper/Connector Information

This subsection provides the board layout, and the connector and jumper information for the MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i RAID controller. The following figure shows the jumpers and connectors on the MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i RAID controller.

Figure 13 Card Layout for the MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i RAID Controller

The following table describes the jumpers and the connectors on the MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i RAID controller.

Table 7 MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i RAID Controller – Jumpers and Connectors Jumper

J4L1 JT3B1 JT5A1 JT5B1 JT5B2 JT5B3 JT6B1 JT6B2 JT6B3

Type Description

Remote Battery Backup Unit connector (on the rear of the controller) 20-pin connector Connects an optional remote LSIiBBU07 intelligent Battery Backup Unit or an LSIiBBU08 unit to the RAID controller.

Battery Backup Unit connector 20-pin connector Connects an optional LSIiBBU07 intelligent Battery Backup Unit or an optional LSIiBBU08 unit directly to the RAID controller.

x4 SAS Ports 0 to 3 Mini-SAS 4i connector x4 SAS Ports 4 to 7 Mini-SAS 4i connector Connects the cables from the RAID controller to SAS drives or SATA drives, or a SAS expander.

Connects the cables from the RAID controller to SAS drives or SATA drives, or a SAS expander.

Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) debugging Set Factory Defaults connector 4-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

Test header Global Drive Fault LED header SAS Activity LED header 2-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

2-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates whether a drive is in a fault condition.

2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates drive activity.

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MegaRAID SAS 9265 RAID Controllers

The 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i low-profile SAS/SATA RAID controller controls eight internal SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connectors.

The 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9265CV-8i low-profile SAS/SATA RAID controller controls eight internal SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connectors. This controller supports a Cache Vault Flash Module, CVFM03, that connects to a CVPM02 module to provide backup for your data in case of power loss.

MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i RAID Controller – Board Layout and Jumper/Connector Information

This subsection provides the board layout, and the connector and jumper information for the MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i RAID controller. The following figure shows the location of the jumpers and the connectors on the MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i RAID controller. The jumpers are set at the factory, and you usually do not need to change them.

Figure 14 Card Layout for the MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i RAID Controller

J1A1 J1A2 J1A3 J5A1 J6A1 J1A4 J1A5 J1A7 J2B1

NOTE

J2B2 J5B1 J2B3 85079-00 J2B4 Pin 1 on the headers and connectors is highlighted in red in this figure.

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Table 8 MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i RAID Controller – Jumpers and Connectors Jumper/ Connector

J1A1

Type

Global Drive Fault LED header J1A1

Description

2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates whether a drive is in a fault condition.

J1A2 Write-Pending LED header J1A2 2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates when the data in the cache has yet to be written to the storage devices. Used when the write-back feature is enabled.

J1A3 J1A4 J1A5 LSI Test header Activity LED header J1A4 +vea -ve k 2-pin connector Reserved for internal use.

2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates activity on the drives connected to the controller.

Individual PHY and Drive Fault Indication header Ports 0 to 3 Ports 4 to 7 -ve k +ve a 2x8-pin header Connects to an LED that indicates whether a drive is in a fault condition. There is one LED per port. When lit, each LED indicates the corresponding drive has failed or is in the Unconfigured-Bad state.

The LEDs function in a direct-attach configuration (there are no SAS expanders). Direct attach is defined as a maximum of one drive connected directly to each port.

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J1A7

Type

I 2 C Enclosure Management connector J1B1 J2B1 J2B2 J2B3 J2B4 J5A1 J5B1 J6A1 1 2 3 J1A7

Description

3-pin connector Supports SES (SCSI enclosure services) over I 2 C through an internal I 2 C backplane cable.

Serial EEPROM (SBR) x4 SAS Ports 0 to 3 Internal connector x4 SAS Ports 4 to 7 Internal connector Advanced Software Options Hardware Key header Standard Edge Card connector Serial Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) connector for the Expander Board-to-board Mezzanine connector Serial Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) connector for the expander 2-pin connector Provides controller information, such as the serial number, revision, and manufacturing date. The default is no shunt installed.

SFF-8087 mini SAS 4i internal connector Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA 2 drives. SFF-8087 mini SAS 4i internal connector Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA 2 drives. 3-pin header Enables support for the Advanced Software Options features, which include CacheCade, FastPath, Recovery, and SafeStore disk encryption.

The RAID controller interfaces with the host system though a standard edge card.

This interface provides power to the board and an I 2 C interface connected to the I 2 C bus for IPMI.

4-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

240-pin DDR3 nonvolatile memory module interface Connects the controller directly to a CVFM module. The CVFM module can connect to an optional remote LSIiBBU09 intelligent battery backup unit.

Refer to the

MegaRAID LSIiBBU09 Intelligent Battery Backup Unit Quick Installation Guide

for the procedure used to connect a CVFM module to a remote LSIiBBU09 unit.

4-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

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MegaRAID SAS 9265CV-8i RAID Controller – Board Layout and Jumper/Connector Information

This subsection provides the board layout, and the connector and jumper information for the MegaRAID SAS 9265CV-8i RAID controller. The following figure shows the location of the jumpers and the connectors on the MegaRAID SAS 9265CV-8i RAID controller. The jumpers are set at the factory, and you usually do not need to change them.

Figure 15 Card Layout for the MegaRAID SAS 9265CV-8i RAID Controller

J1A1 J1A2 J1A3 J5A1 J6A1 J1A5 J1A8 J1A7 J2B1 J2B2 J5B1 J1B1 J2B3 3_00792-00 J2B4

NOTE

Pin 1 on the headers and connectors is highlighted in red in this figure.

The following table describes the jumpers and the connectors on the MegaRAID SAS 9265CV-8i RAID controller.

Table 9 MegaRAID SAS 9265CV-8i RAID Controller – Jumpers and Connectors Jumper/ Connector

J1A1

Type

Global Drive Fault LED header J1A1

Description

2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates whether a drive is in a fault condition.

J1A2 Write-Pending LED header J1A2 J1A3 LSI Test header 2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates when the data in the cache has yet to be written to the storage devices. Used when the write-back feature is enabled.

2-pin connector Reserved for internal use.

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J1A4 Activity LED header

Type

2-pin connector

Description

Connects to an LED that indicates activity on the drives connected to the controller.

J1A4 +vea -ve k J1A5 Individual PHY and Drive Fault Indication header Ports 0 to 3 Ports 4 to 7 -ve k +ve a 2x8-pin header Connects to an LED that indicates whether a drive is in a fault condition. There is one LED per port. When lit, each LED indicates the corresponding drive has failed or is in the Unconfigured-Bad state.

The LEDs function in a direct-attach configuration (there are no SAS expanders). Direct attach is defined as a maximum of one drive connected directly to each port.

J1A7 J1B1 J1A5 I 2 C Enclosure Management connector 1 2 3 J1A7 Serial EEPROM (SBR) J2B1 J2B2 x4 SAS Ports 0 to 3 Internal connector x4 SAS Ports 4 to 7 Internal connector 3-pin connector Supports SES (SCSI enclosure services) over I 2 C through an internal I 2 C backplane cable.

2-pin connector Provides controller information, such as the serial number, revision, and manufacturing date. The default is no shunt installed.

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Table 9 MegaRAID SAS 9265CV-8i RAID Controller – Jumpers and Connectors (Continued) Jumper/ Connector

J2B3 J2B4 J5A1 J5B1 J6A1

Type

Advanced Software Options Hardware Key header Standard Edge Card connector Serial Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) connector for the expander Board-to-Board Mezzanine connector Serial Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) connector for the expander

Description

3-pin header Enables support for the Advanced Software Options features, which include CacheCade, FastPath, Recovery, and SafeStore disk encryption.

The RAID controller interfaces with the host system though a standard edge card.

This interface provides power to the board and an I 2 C interface connected to the I 2 C bus for IPMI.

4-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

240-pin 02 DDR3 nonvolatile memory module interface Connects a Cache Vault Flash Module, CVFM03, directly to the RAID controller. The CVFM03 module connects to a Cache Vault Power Module 02, CVPM02, that is mounted on a remote mount board.

Refer to the

MegaRAID SAS 9265CV-8e RAID Controller Quick Installation Guide

for the procedure used to connect the CVFM03 module to the CVPM02 module.

4-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

MegaRAID SAS 9266 RAID Controllers

The MegaRAID SAS 9266-4i low-profile SAS/SATA RAID controller controls four internal SAS/SATA ports through one SFF-8087 mini SAS 4i internal connector.

The MegaRAID SAS 9266-8i low-profile SAS/SATA RAID controller controls eight internal SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8087 mini SAS 4i internal connectors. This controller supports a nonvolatile CVFM02 module that connects to a CVPM02 module to provide backup for your data in case of power loss.

NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9266-4i RAID controller does not contain the J5B1 connector, which supports ports 4 to 7. The J5B1 connector is on the MegaRAID SAS 9266-8i RAID controller.

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MegaRAID SAS 9266 RAID Controller – Board Layout and Jumper/Connector Information

This subsection provides the board layout, and the connector and jumper information for the MegaRAID SAS 9266-8i RAID controller. The MegaRAID SAS 9266-4i RAID controller is the same as the MegaRAID SAS 9266-8i RAID controller, except that it does not support the J5B1 port connector.

The following figure shows the jumpers and the connectors on the RAID controller. The jumpers are set at the factory, and you usually do not need to change them.

Figure 16 Card Layout for the MegaRAID SAS 9266-8i RAID Controller

J1A3 J3L1 J5A2 J3A1 J4B1 J5A1 J1A2 J1A4 J1B1 J2B4 J6B3 J5B1 J6B1 J6B2 J6B4 J6B6 J6B5 3_00890-01 The following table describes the jumpers and the connectors on the MegaRAID SAS 9266 RAID controller.

Table 10 MegaRAID SAS 9266 RAID Controllers – Jumpers and Connectors Jumper/ Connector

J1A2

Type

SCS Backplane Management connector J1A3 J1A4 J1B1 Local Battery Backup Unit connector SCS Backplane Management connector Individual PHY and Drive Fault Indication header Ports 3 to 0 Ports 7 to 4

Description

3-pin shielded header Implements an enclosure management module that is responsible for providing enclosure management functions for storage enclosures and server backplanes.

20-pin connector Connects the LSIiBBU09 unit directly to the RAID controller.

3-pin shielded header Implements an enclosure management module that is responsible for providing enclosure management functions for storage enclosures and server backplanes.

2x8-pin header Connects to an LED that indicates whether a drive is in a fault condition. There is one LED per port. When lit, each LED indicates the corresponding drive has failed or is in the Unconfigured-Bad state.

The LEDs function in a direct-attach configuration (there are no SAS expanders). Direct attach is defined as a maximum of one drive connected directly to each port.

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Table 10 MegaRAID SAS 9266 RAID Controllers – Jumpers and Connectors (Continued) Jumper/ Connector

J2B4 J3A1 J3L1 J4B1 J5A1 J5A2 J5B1 J6B1 J6B2 J6B3 J6B4 J6B5 J6B6

Type Description

Standard Edge Card connector Drive Activity LED header Remote Battery Backup connector The interface between the RAID controller and the host system.

This interface provides power to the board and an I 2 C interface connected to the I 2 C bus for the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI).

2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates activity on the drives connected to the controller.

20-pin connector Connects a remote LSIiBBU09 unit to RAID controller.

Cache Vault Flash Module DDR3 interface Write-Pending LED header 70-pin connector Connects the RAID controller to a CVFM02 module. The CVFM02 module connects to a remote CVPM02 module.

x4 SAS Port 0 through Port 3 Internal connector SFF-8087 mini SAS 4i internal connector Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA drives. 2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates when the data in the cache has yet to be written to the storage devices. Used when the write-back feature is enabled.

x4 SAS Ports 4 to 7 Internal connector SFF-8087 mini SAS 4i internal connector Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA drives. Advanced Software Options Hardware Key header SBR Bypass header Global Activity LED header Onboard Serial Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) connector Global Drive Fault LED indicator Onboard Serial Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) connector

NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9266-4i RAID controller does not contain the J5B1 connector. 3-pin header Enables support for the Advanced Software Options features, which include CacheCade, FastPath, Recovery, and SafeStore disk encryption.

2-pin connector Lets you bypass the SBR EEPROM during boot in case the EEPROM contents are corrupt or missing.

2-pin header Connects to a single LED that indicates drive activity on either port.

4-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

2-pin header Connects to a single LED that indicates drive activity on either port.

4-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

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3.1.6.1

MegaRAID SAS 9270 RAID Controller

The MegaRAID SAS 9270-8i low-profile SAS/SATA disk array controller controls eight internal SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8087 mini-SAS 4i internal connectors.

MegaRAID SAS 9270-8i RAID Controller – Board Layout and Jumper/Connector Information

This subsection provides the board layout, and the connector and jumper information for the MegaRAID SAS 9270-8i RAID controller. The following figure shows the location of the jumpers and the connectors on the MegaRAID SAS 9270-8i RAID controller. The jumpers are set at the factory, and you usually do not need to change them.

Figure 17 Card Layout for the MegaRAID SAS 9270-8i RAID Controller

J1A1 J1A2 J1A3 J5A1 J6A1 J1A4 J1A5 J1A7 J2B1 J2B2 J5B1 J2B3 85079-00 J2B4

NOTE

Pin 1 on the headers and connectors is highlighted in red in this figure.

The following table describes the jumpers and the connectors on the MegaRAID SAS 9270-8i RAID controller.

Table 11 MegaRAID SAS 9270-8i RAID Controller – Jumpers and Connectors Jumper/ Connector

J1A1

Type

Global Drive Fault LED header J1A1

Description

2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates whether a drive is in a fault condition.

J1A2 Write-Pending LED header J1A2 J1A3 LSI Test header LSI Corporation - 47 2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates when the data in the cache has yet to be written to the storage devices. Used when the write-back feature is enabled.

2-pin connector Reserved for internal use.

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J1A4 Activity LED header

Type

2-pin connector

Description

Connects to an LED that indicates activity on the drives connected to the controller.

J1A4 +vea -ve k J1A5 Individual PHY and Drive Fault Indication header Ports 0 to 3 Ports 4 to 7 -ve k +ve a 2x8-pin header Connects to an LED that indicates whether a drive is in a fault condition. There is one LED per port. When lit, each LED indicates the corresponding drive has failed or is in the Unconfigured-Bad state.

The LEDs function in a direct-attach configuration (there are no SAS expanders). Direct attach is defined as a maximum of one drive connected directly to each port.

J1A7 J1B1 J2B1 J2B2 J2B3 J1A5 I 2 C Enclosure Management connector 1 2 3 J1A7 Serial EEPROM (SBR) 3-pin connector Supports SES (SCSI enclosure services) over I 2 C through an internal I 2 C backplane cable.

x4 SAS Ports 0 to 3 Internal connector x4 SAS Ports 4 to 7 Internal connector Advanced Software Options Hardware Key header 2-pin connector Provides controller information, such as the serial number, revision, and manufacturing date. The default is no shunt installed.

SFF-8087 mini SAS 4i internal connector Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA 2 drives. SFF-8087 mini SAS 4i internal connector Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA 2 drives. 3-pin header Enables support for the Advanced Software Options features, which include CacheCade, FastPath, Recovery, and SafeStore disk encryption.

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Table 11 MegaRAID SAS 9270-8i RAID Controller – Jumpers and Connectors (Continued) Jumper/ Connector

J2B4 J5A1 J5B1 J6A1

Type

Standard Edge Card connector Serial Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) connector for the Expander Board-to-board Mezzanine connector Serial Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) connector for the expander

Description

The RAID controller interfaces with the host system though a standard edge card.

This interface provides power to the board and an I 2 C interface connected to the I 2 C bus for IPMI.

4-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

240-pin DDR3 nonvolatile memory module interface Connects the controller directly to a CVFM module. The module can connect to an optional remote LSIiBBU09 intelligent battery backup unit.

Refer to the

MegaRAID LSIiBBU09 Intelligent Battery Backup Unit Quick Installation Guide

for the procedure used to connect a CVFM module to a remote LSIiBBU09 unit.

4-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

MegaRAID SAS 9271 RAID Controllers

The MegaRAID SAS 9271-4i low-profile SAS/SATA RAID controller controls four internal SAS/SATA ports through one SFF-8087 mini SAS 4i internal connector.

The MegaRAID SAS 9271-8i low-profile SAS/SATA RAID controller controls eight internal SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8087 mini SAS 4i internal connectors. This controller supports a nonvolatile CVFM02 module that connects to a CVPM02 module to provide backup for your data in case of power loss.

The MegaRAID SAS 9271-8iCC RAID controller controls eight internal SAS+SATA ports through two SFF-8087 mini SAS 4i internal connectors. This RAID controller ships as standard with CacheCade (CC) Pro 2.0 and Fast Path software enabled out of the box.

NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9271-4i RAID controller does not contain the J5B1 connector, which supports ports 4 to 7. The J5B1 connector is on the MegaRAID SAS 9271-8i RAID controller and on the MegaRAID SAS 9271-8iCC RAID controller.

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MegaRAID SAS 9271 RAID Controller – Board Layout and Jumper/Connector Information

This subsection provides the board layout, and the connector and jumper information for the MegaRAID SAS 9271-8i RAID controller. The following figure shows the jumpers and the connectors on the RAID controller. The jumpers are set at the factory, and you usually do not need to change them.

Figure 18 Card Layout for the MegaRAID SAS 9271-8i RAID Controller

J1A2 J1A4 J1B1 J1A3 J3A1 J4B1 J2B4 J3L1 J5A2 J6B1 J6B3 J6B5 J5A1 Ports 0-3 J5B1 Ports 4-7 J6B2 J6B4 J6B6 3_01760-01

NOTE

Pin 1 on the headers and connectors is highlighted in red in this figure.

The following table describes the jumpers and the connectors on the MegaRAID SAS 9271 RAID controllers.

Table 12 MegaRAID SAS 9271 RAID Controllers – Jumpers and Connectors Jumper/ Connector

J1A2

Type

SCS Backplane Management connector J1A3 J1A4 J1B1 Local Battery Backup Unit connector SCS Backplane Management connector Individual PHY and Drive Fault Indication header Ports 3 to 0 Ports 7 to 4

Description

3-pin shielded header Implements an enclosure management module that is responsible for providing enclosure management functions for storage enclosures and server backplanes.

20-pin connector Connects the LSIiBBU09 unit directly to the RAID controller.

3-pin shielded header Implements an enclosure management module that is responsible for providing enclosure management functions for storage enclosures and server backplanes.

2x8-pin header Connects to an LED that indicates whether a drive is in a fault condition. There is one LED per port. When lit, each LED indicates the corresponding drive has failed or is in the Unconfigured-Bad state.

The LEDs function in a direct-attach configuration (there are no SAS expanders). Direct attach is defined as a maximum of one drive connected directly to each port.

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Table 12 MegaRAID SAS 9271 RAID Controllers – Jumpers and Connectors (Continued) Jumper/ Connector

J2B4 J3A1 J3L1 J4B1 J5A1 J5A2 J5B1 J6B1 J6B2 J6B3 J6B4 J6B5 J6B6

Type Description

Standard Edge Card connector Drive Activity LED header Remote Battery Backup connector The interface between the RAID controller and the host system.

This interface provides power to the board and an I 2 C interface connected to the I 2 C bus for the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI).

2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates activity on the drives connected to the controller.

20-pin connector Connects a remote LSIiBBU09 unit to RAID controller.

Cache Vault Flash Module DDR3 interface Write-Pending LED header 70-pin connector Connects the RAID controller to a CVFM02 module. The CVFM02 module connects to a remote CVPM02 module.

x4 SAS Port 0 through Port 3 Internal connector SFF-8087 mini SAS 4i internal connector Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA drives. 2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates when the data in the cache has yet to be written to the storage devices. Used when the write-back feature is enabled.

x4 SAS Ports 4 to 7 Internal connector SFF-8087 mini SAS 4i internal connector Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA drives. Advanced Software Options Hardware Key header SBR Bypass header Global Activity LED header Onboard Serial Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) connector Global Drive Fault LED indicator Onboard Serial Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) connector

NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9271-4i RAID controller does not contain the J5B1 connector. This connector is on the MegaRAID SAS 9271-8i RAID controller.

3-pin header Enables support for the Advanced Software Options features, which include CacheCade, FastPath, Recovery, and SafeStore disk encryption.

2-pin connector Lets you bypass the SBR EEPROM during boot in case the EEPROM contents are corrupt or missing.

2-pin header Connects to a single LED that indicates drive activity on either port.

4-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

2-pin header Connects to a single LED that indicates drive activity on either port.

4-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

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3.1.8.1

MegaRAID SAS 9280 RAID Controllers

The MegaRAID SAS 9280-4i4e low-profile SAS/SATA RAID controller controls four internal SAS/SATA ports through one SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector and four external SAS/SATA ports through one SFF-8087 x4 external mini SAS connector.

The MegaRAID SAS 9280-8e low-profile SAS/SATA RAID controller controls eight external SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connectors.

The MegaRAID SAS 9280DE-8e low-profile SAS/SATA RAID controller controls eight external SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connectors and offers data security using disk encryption.

The MegaRAID SAS 9280-16i4e standard-height SAS/SATA RAID controller controls 16 internal SAS/SATA ports through four SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connectors and four external SAS/SATA ports through one SFF-8087 x4 external mini SAS connector.

The MegaRAID SAS 9280-24i4e standard-height SAS/SATA RAID controller controls 24 internal SAS/SATA ports through six SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connectors and four external SAS/SATA ports through one SFF-8087 x4 external mini SAS connector.

MegaRAID SAS 9280-8e and SAS 9280DE-8e RAID Controllers – Board Layout and Jumper/Connector Information

This subsection provides the board layout and the connector information for the MegaRAID SAS 9280DE-8e RAID controller and the MegaRAID SAS 9280-8e RAID controller.

The following figure shows the jumpers and the connectors on these RAID controllers.

NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9280DE-8e RAID controller has the same connectors as the MegaRAID SAS 9280-8e RAID controller.

Figure 19 Card Layout for the MegaRAID SAS 9280-8e RAID Controller

J1A4 J1A2 J1B1 85040-00

NOTE

J6B2 J6B1 The J6A1, J6A2, and J6A3 connectors are behind the iBBU unit when the unit is installed, but are still accessible.

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Table 13 MegaRAID SAS 9280-8e and MegaRAID SAS 9280DE-8e RAID Controllers – Connectors Connector

J1A1 J1A2 J1A3 J1A4 J1B1 J6A1 J6A2 J6A3 J6B1 J6B2

Description Comments

Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) debugging Test header 4-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

Set Factory Defaults connector x4 SAS Ports 4 to 7 x4 SAS Ports 0 to 3 2-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

2-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connector Connects the cables from the controller to SAS drives or SATA drives or a SAS expander.

SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connector Connects the cables from the controller to SAS drives or SATA drives or a SAS expander.

Global Drive Fault LED header SAS Activity LED header 2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates whether a drive is in a fault condition.

2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates drive activity.

Write-Pending Indicator (dirty cache) LED connector Remote Battery Backup Unit connector 20-pin connector Connects an optional remote LSIiBBU07 intelligent Battery Backup Unit or an LSIiBBU08 unit to the RAID controller.

Battery Backup Unit connector 2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates when the data in the cache has yet to be written to the storage devices. Used when the write-back feature is enabled.

20-pin connector Connects an LSIiBBU07 intelligent Battery Backup Unit or an LSIiBBU08 unit directly to the RAID controller.

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MegaRAID SAS 9280-4i4e RAID Controller – Board Layout and Jumper/Connector Information

This subsection provides the board layout and the connector information for the MegaRAID SAS 9280-4i4e RAID controller.

The following figure shows the jumpers and the connectors on the MegaRAID SAS 9280-4i4e controller.

Figure 20 Card Layout for the MegaRAID SAS 9280-4i4e RAID Controller

J6A1 J6A2 J6A3 J1A4 J1A2 J1A3 J1A5 J1A1 J2B2 J1B1 J6B2 J6B1 85062-00

NOTE

The J6A1, J6A2, and J6A3 connectors are behind the iBBU unit when the unit is installed, but are still accessible.

The following table describes the jumpers and the connectors on the MegaRAID SAS 9280-4i4e RAID controller.

Table 14 MegaRAID SAS 9280-4i4e RAID Controller – Connectors Connector

J1A1 J1A2 J1A3 J1A4 J1A5 J1B1 J2B1 J2B2 J6A1

Description

Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) debugging LSI Test header Set Factory Defaults connector IPMI-style I Advanced Software Options Hardware Key header 2 C connector x4 SAS Ports 7 to 4 Standard Edge Card connector x4 SAS Ports 3 to 0 Global Drive Fault LED header

Comments

4-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

2-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

2-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

3-pin connector.

Supports SES (SCSI Enclosure Services) over I 2 C over an internal I 2 C backplane cable.

2-pin shielded header Enables support for the Advanced Software Options features, which include CacheCade, FastPath, Recovery, and SafeStore disk encryption.

SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connector Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives, SATA drives, or a SAS expander.

The RAID controller interfaces with the host system though a standard edge card x8 PCIe 2.0 bus connection as defined in the PCIe specification. This interface provides power to the board and to an I 2 C interface connected to I 2 C bus one for IPMI.

SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector Connects to an LED that indicates whether a drive is in a fault condition.

2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates whether a drive is in a fault condition.

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Table 14 MegaRAID SAS 9280-4i4e RAID Controller – Connectors (Continued) Connector

J6A2 J6A3 J6B1 J6B2

Description Comments

SAS Activity LED header Remote Battery Backup Unit connector 2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates drive activity.

Write-Pending Indicator (dirty cache) LED connector 2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates when the data in the cache has yet to be written to the storage devices. Used when the write-back feature is enabled.

Battery Backup Unit connector 20-pin connector Connects a remote optional LSIiBBU07 intelligent Battery Backup Unit or a remote LSIiBBU08 unit to the RAID controller.

20-pin connector Connects an optional LSIiBBU07 intelligent Battery Backup Unit or an optional LSIiBBU08 unit to the RAID controller remotely.

NOTE

The J6A1, J6A2, and J6A3 connectors are behind the LSIiBBU07 unit when the iBBU unit is installed, but are still accessible.

MegaRAID SAS 9280-16i4e and MegaRAID SAS 9280-24i4e RAID Controllers – Board Layout and Jumper/Connector Information

This subsection provides the board layout and the connector information for the MegaRAID SAS 9280-16i4e RAID controller and the MegaRAID SAS 9280-24i4e RAID controller.

The following figure shows the jumpers and the connectors on the MegaRAID SAS 9280-24i4e controller.

Figure 21 Card Layout for the MegaRAID SAS 9280-24i4e RAID Controller

J4A5 J4A4 J5B3 J2B1 Ports 0-3 J2B2 Ports 4-7 J3B1 Ports 8-11 J4A1 J4A3 J4A2 J5A2 J4B2 Ports 12-15 J1A2 J1B1 J1L1 on back J1B3 J1B2 Ports 24-27 J1C1 J2D1 85067-07 LSI Corporation - 55 -

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NOTE

Pin 1 on the headers and connectors is highlighted in red in this figure.

NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9280-16i4e RAID controller is like the MegaRAID SAS 9280-24i4e RAID controller except that the MegaRAID SAS 9280-16i4e controller does not contain the J4A5, J5A1, or J5B2 connectors.

The following table describes the jumpers and the connectors on the MegaRAID SAS 9280-24i4e RAID controller. It includes diagrams showing Pin1 and its orientation for several of the connectors.

Table 15 MegaRAID SAS 9280-24i4e RAID Controller – Connectors Jumper/ Connector

J1A2 J1B1

Type Description

Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) for the expander 4-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

LED Locate and Fault Indication header Ports 0 to 3 Ports 4 to 7 +ve a k -ve 2x8-pin connector Connects to an LED array that indicates whether a drive is in a fault condition. There is one LED per port. When lit, each LED indicates the corresponding drive has failed or is in the Unconfigured-Bad state.

The LEDs function in a direct-attach configuration (there are no SAS expanders). Direct attach is defined as a maximum of one drive connected directly to each port.

PORT 0

NOTE

This header is used for RAID controllers with internal SAS ports only.

J1B2 J1B3 J1C1 J1L1 J2B1 J2B2 PORT 7 J1B1 x4 SAS Ports 24 to 27 External connector Advanced Software Options Hardware Key header SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connector Connects the controller by cable to a SAS/SATA backplane or an expander.

2-pin header Enables support for the Advanced Software Options features, which include CacheCade, FastPath, Recovery, and SafeStore disk encryption.

IPMI-style I 2 C connector 3-pin connector Supports SES (SCSI enclosure services) over I 2 C through an internal I 2 C backplane cable.

Remote Battery Backup connector (on the rear of the controller) 20-pin connector Connects an optional remote LSIiBBU07 intelligent Battery Backup Unit or an LSIiBBU08 unit to the RAID controller.

x4 SAS Ports 0 to 3 Internal connector SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA 2 drives. x4 SAS Ports 4 to 7 Internal connector SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA 2 drives. LSI Corporation - 56 -

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Table 15 MegaRAID SAS 9280-24i4e RAID Controller – Connectors (Continued) Jumper/ Connector

J2D1

Type

Standard Edge Card connector J3B1 J4A1 J4A2 x4 SAS Ports 8 to 11 internal connector Module CPLD Activity LED header

Description

The RAID controller interfaces with the host system though a standard edge card.

This interface provides power to the board and an I 2 C interface connected to the I 2 C bus for IPMI.

SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA drives.

1x8-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates activity on the drives connected to the controller.

+ve a -ve k J4A3 J4A2 Global Drive Fault LED header 2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates whether a drive is in a fault condition.

J4A4 +ve a -ve k J4A3 LED Locate and Fault Indication header Ports 8 to 11 Ports 12 to 15 PORT 8 -ve k a +ve 2x8-pin header Connects to an LED array that indicates whether a drive is in a fault condition. There is one LED per port. When lit, each LED indicates the corresponding drive has failed or is in the Unconfigured-Bad state.

The LEDs function in a direct-attach configuration (there are no SAS expanders). Direct attach is defined as a maximum of one drive connected directly to each port.

NOTE

This header is used for RAID controllers with internal SAS ports only.

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Table 15 MegaRAID SAS 9280-24i4e RAID Controller – Connectors (Continued) Jumper/ Connector

J4A5

Type

LED Locate and Fault Indication header Ports 16 to 19 Ports 20 to 23 PORT 16 -ve k a +ve 2x8-pin header

Description

Connects to an LED array that indicates whether a drive is in a fault condition. There is one LED per port. When lit, each LED indicates the corresponding drive has failed or is in the Unconfigured-Bad state.

The LEDs function in a direct-attach configuration (there are no SAS expanders). Direct-attach is defined as a maximum of one drive connected directly to each port.

NOTE

This header is used for RAID controllers with internal SAS ports only.

3.1.9

PORT 23 J4A5 x4 SAS Ports 12 to 15 Internal connector J4B2 J5A1 J5A2 x4 SAS Ports 16 to 19 Internal connector Write-Pending LED header +ve a -ve k SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA 2 drives. SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA 2 drives.

2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates when the data in the cache has yet to be written to the storage devices. Used when the write-back feature is enabled.

J5B2 J5B3 J5A2 x4 SAS Ports 20 to 23 Internal connector SFF-8087 x4 internal mini SAS connector Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA 2 drives.

Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) debugging 4-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

MegaRAID SAS 9285 RAID Controllers

The MegaRAID SAS 9285-8e low-profile SAS/SATA RAID controller controls eight external SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connectors.

The MegaRAID SAS 9285CV-8e low-profile SAS/SATA RAID controller controls eight external SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connectors. This controller supports the CVFM03 onboard 1-GB nonvolatile DDR3 1333MT/s Cache Vault Flash Module 03, which connects to a remote Cache Vault Power Module 02 to provide backup for your data in case of power loss.

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MegaRAID SAS 9285-8e RAID Controller – Board Layout and Jumper/Connector Information

This subsection provides the board layout and the connector information for the MegaRAID SAS 9285-8e RAID controller. The following figure shows the location of the jumpers and the connectors on the MegaRAID SAS 9285-8e RAID controller. The jumpers are set at the factory, and you usually do not need to change them.

Figure 22 Card Layout for the MegaRAID SAS 9285-8e RAID Controller

J1A1 J1A2 J2A1 J2A3 J2A2 J4A1 J4A2 J5A2 J6A1 J1A3 J1B1 J5B1 J2B1 85082-00

NOTE

Pin 1 on the headers and connectors is highlighted in red in this figure.

The following table describes the jumpers and the connectors on the MegaRAID SAS 9285-8e RAID controller.

Table 16 MegaRAID SAS 9285-8e RAID Controller – Connectors Jumper/ Connector

J1A1

Type

Write-Pending LED header +ve a -ve k

Description

2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates when the data in the cache has yet to be written to the storage devices. Used when the write-back feature is enabled.

J1A2 J1A3 J1B1 J1A1 Global Drive Fault LED header +ve a -ve k J1A2 x4 SAS Ports 4 to 7 External connector x4 SAS Ports 0 to 3 External connector 2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates whether a drive is in a fault condition.

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Table 16 MegaRAID SAS 9285-8e RAID Controller – Connectors (Continued) Jumper/ Connector

J2A1 Activity LED header +ve a -ve k

Type

2-pin connector

Description

Connects to an LED that indicates activity on the drives connected to the controller.

J2A2 J2A3 J2B1 J4A1 J4A2 J5A2 J5B1 J6A1 J1A4 I 2 O Mode jumper Advanced Software Options Hardware Key header Standard Edge Card connector Serial EEPROM LSI Test header Serial Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) connector for the expander Board-to-board Mezzanine connector Serial Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) connector for the expander 2-pin connector Installing this jumper causes the RAID controller to run in I 2 O mode. The default mode of operation is without the shunt and running in Fusion mode. 3-pin header Enables support for the Advanced Software Options features, which include CacheCade, FastPath, Recovery, and SafeStore disk encryption.

The RAID controller interfaces with the host system though a standard edge card.

This interface provides power to the board and an I 2 C interface connected to the I 2 C bus for IPMI.

2-pin connector Provides controller information, such as the serial number, revision, and manufacturing date. The default is no shunt installed.

2-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

4-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

240-pin 02 DDR3 nonvolatile memory module interface Connects the memory module directly to the RAID controller. The module connects to an LSIiBBU09 Battery Backup Unit that is mounted remotely.

Refer to the

MegaRAID LSIiBBU09 Intelligent Battery Backup Unit 09 Quick Installation Guide

for the procedure used to connect the memory module to the remote LSIiBBU09 unit.

4-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

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MegaRAID SAS 9285CV-8e RAID Controller – Board Layout and Jumper/Connector Information

This subsection provides the board layout and the connector information for the MegaRAID SAS 9285CV-8e RAID controller. The following figure shows the location of the jumpers and the connectors on the MegaRAID SAS 9285CV-8e RAID controller. The jumpers are set at the factory, and you usually do not need to change them.

Figure 23 Card Layout for the MegaRAID SAS 9285CV-8e RAID Controller

J1A1 J1A3 J2A1 J2A2 J2A4 J4A1 J4A2 J5A1 J6A1 J1A4 J1B1 J5B1 3_00922-00 J2B1

NOTE

Pin 1 on the headers and connectors is highlighted in red in this figure.

The following table describes the connectors on the MegaRAID SAS 9285CV-8e RAID controller.

Table 17 MegaRAID SAS 9285CV-8e RAID Controller – Connectors Jumper/ Connector

J1A1

Type

Write-Pending LED header +ve a -ve k

Description

2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates when the data in the cache has yet to be written to the storage devices. Used when the write-back feature is enabled.

J1A3 J1A4 J1B1 J1A1 Global Drive Fault LED header +ve a -ve k J1A3 x4 SAS Ports 4 to 7 External connector x4 SAS Ports 0 to 3 External connector 2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates whether a drive is in a fault condition.

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Table 17 MegaRAID SAS 9285CV-8e RAID Controller – Connectors (Continued) Jumper/ Connector

J2A1 J2A2 J2A4 J2B1 J4A1 J4A2 J5A1 J5B1 J6A1 I Activity LED header

Type

Advanced Software Options Hardware Key header 2 O Mode jumper Standard Edge Card connector Serial EEPROM LSI Test header Serial Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) connector for the expander DDR3 Board-to-Board Mezzanine connector Serial Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) connector for the expander

Description

2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates activity on the drives connected to the controller.

3-pin header Enables support for the Advanced Software Options features, which include CacheCade, FastPath, Recovery, and SafeStore disk encryption.

2-pin connector Installing this jumper causes the RAID controller to run in I 2 O mode. The default mode of operation is without the shunt and running in Fusion mode. The RAID controller interfaces with the host system though a standard edge card.

This interface provides power to the board and an I 2 C interface connected to the I 2 C bus for IPMI.

2-pin connector Provides controller information, such as the serial number, revision, and manufacturing date. The default is no shunt installed.

2-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

4-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

240-pin DDR3 nonvolatile memory module interface Connects the controller directly to a CVFM02 module. The CVFM02 module connects to a remote CVPM02 module.

Refer to the

MegaRAID Cache Vault Flash Module 02 Quick Installation Guide

for the procedure used to connect a CVFM02 module to a remote CVPM02 module.

4-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

MegaRAID SAS 9286 RAID Controllers

The MegaRAID SAS 9286-8e low-profile SAS/SATA RAID controller controls eight external SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connectors.

The MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8e low-profile SAS/SATA RAID controller controls eight external SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connectors. This controller supports the CVFM03 onboard 1-GB nonvolatile DDR3 1333MT/s Cache Vault Flash Module 03, which connects to a remote Cache Vault Power Module 02 to provide backup for your data in case of power loss.

The MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8iCC RAID controller controls eight internal SAS+SATA ports through two SFF-8087 mini SAS 4i internal connectors. This controller supports the CVFM03 onboard 1-GB nonvolatile DDR3 1333MT/s Cache Vault Flash Module 03, which connects to a remote Cache Vault Power Module 02 to provide backup for your data in case of power loss. This RAID controller ships as standard with CacheCade (CC) Pro 2.0 and Fast Path software enabled out of the box.

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3.1.10.1

MegaRAID SAS 9286-8e RAID Controller – Board Layout and Jumper/Connector Information

This subsection provides the board layout and the connector information for the MegaRAID SAS 9286-8e RAID controller. The following figure shows the location of the jumpers and the connectors on the MegaRAID SAS 9286-8e RAID controller. The jumpers are set at the factory, and you usually do not need to change them.

Figure 24 Card Layout for the MegaRAID SAS 9286-8e RAID Controller

J1A1 J1A2 J2A1 J2A3 J2A2 J4A1 J4A2 J5A2 J6A1 J1A3 J1B1 J5B1 J2B1 85082-00

NOTE

Pin 1 on the headers and connectors is highlighted in red in this figure.

The following table describes the jumpers and the connectors on the MegaRAID SAS 9286-8e RAID controller.

Table 18 MegaRAID SAS 9286-8e RAID Controller – Connectors Jumper/ Connector

J1A1

Type

Write-Pending LED header +ve a -ve k

Description

2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates when the data in the cache has yet to be written to the storage devices. Used when the write-back feature is enabled.

J1A2 J1A3 J1B1 J1A1 Global Drive Fault LED header +ve a -ve k J1A2 x4 SAS Ports 4 to 7 External connector x4 SAS Ports 0 to 3 External connector 2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates whether a drive is in a fault condition.

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Table 18 MegaRAID SAS 9286-8e RAID Controller – Connectors (Continued) Jumper/ Connector

J2A1 Activity LED header +ve a -ve k

Type

2-pin connector

Description

Connects to an LED that indicates activity on the drives connected to the controller.

J2A2 J2A3 J2B1 J4A1 J4A2 J5A2 J5B1 J6A1 J1A4 I 2 O Mode jumper Advanced Software Options Hardware Key header Standard Edge Card connector Serial EEPROM LSI Test header Serial Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) connector for the expander Board-to-board Mezzanine connector Serial Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) connector for the expander 2-pin connector Installing this jumper causes the RAID controller to run in I 2 O mode. The default mode of operation is without the shunt and running in Fusion Mode. 3-pin header Enables support for the Advanced Software Options features, which include CacheCade, FastPath, Recovery, and SafeStore disk encryption.

The RAID controller interfaces with the host system though a standard edge card.

This interface provides power to the board and an I 2 C interface connected to the I 2 C bus for IPMI.

2-pin connector Provides controller information, such as the serial number, revision, and manufacturing date. The default is no shunt installed.

2-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

4-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

240-pin 02 DDR3 nonvolatile memory module interface Connects the memory module directly to the RAID controller. The module connects to an LSIiBBU09 Battery Backup Unit that is mounted remotely.

Refer to the

MegaRAID LSIiBBU09 Intelligent Battery Backup Unit 09 Quick Installation Guide

for the procedure used to connect the memory module to the remote LSIiBBU09 unit.

4-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

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MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8e RAID Controller – Board Layout and Jumper/Connector Information

This subsection provides the board layout and the connector information for the MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8e RAID controller. The following figure shows the location of the jumpers and the connectors on the MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8e RAID controller. The jumpers are set at the factory, and you usually do not need to change them.

Figure 25 Card Layout for the MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8e RAID Controller

J1A1 J1A3 J2A1 J2A2 J2A4 J4A1 J4A2 J5A1 J6A1 J1A4 J1B1 J5B1 3_00922-00 J2B1

NOTE

Pin 1 on the headers and connectors is highlighted in red in this figure.

The following table describes the connectors on the MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8e RAID controller.

Table 19 MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8e RAID Controller – Connectors Jumper/ Connector

J1A1

Type

Write-Pending LED header +ve a -ve k

Description

2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates when the data in the cache has yet to be written to the storage devices. Used when the write-back feature is enabled.

J1A3 J1A4 J1A1 Global Drive Fault LED header +ve a -ve k J1A3 x4 SAS Ports 4 to 7 External connector 2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates whether a drive is in a fault condition.

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Table 19 MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8e RAID Controller – Connectors (Continued) Jumper/ Connector

J1B1 J2A1 J2A2 J2A4 J2B1 J4A1 J4A2 J5A1 J5B1 J6A1 I Activity LED header 2 O Mode jumper Serial EEPROM LSI Test header

Type

x4 SAS Ports 0 to 3 External connector Advanced Software Options Hardware Key header Standard Edge Card connector Serial Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) connector for the expander DDR3 Board-to-Board Mezzanine connector Serial Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) connector for the expander

Description

SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connector Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA drives. 2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates activity on the drives connected to the controller.

3-pin header Enables support for the Advanced Software Options features, which include CacheCade, FastPath, Recovery, and SafeStore disk encryption.

2-pin connector Installing this jumper causes the RAID controller to run in I 2 O mode. The default mode of operation is without the shunt and running in Fusion mode. The RAID controller interfaces with the host system though a standard edge card.

This interface provides power to the board and an I 2 C interface connected to the I 2 C bus for IPMI.

2-pin connector Provides controller information, such as the serial number, revision, and manufacturing date. The default is no shunt installed.

2-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

4-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

240-pin DDR3 nonvolatile memory module interface Connects the controller directly to a CVFM02 module. The CVFM02 module connects to a remote CVPM02 module.

Refer to the

MegaRAID Cache Vault Flash Module 02 Quick Installation Guide

for the procedure used to connect a CVFM02 module to a remote CVPM02 module.

4-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

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MegaRAID SAS 6Gb/s RAID Controller Characteristics

MegaRAID SAS RAID Controller Characteristics MegaRAID SAS 6Gb/s RAID Controller Characteristics The following table shows the general characteristics for all of the 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS RAID controllers.

Table 20 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS RAID Controller Characteristics

Yes

Flash ROM a Serial EEPROM

Yes

b Data Transfer Rates

Up to 6Gb/s per port for SAS and up to 6Gb/s per port for SATA III

SCSI Features

Plug-and-Play Scatter/Gather Activity LED

SCSI Termination

Active a.

b.

For boot code and firmware.

For BIOS configuration storage.

Each 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS RAID controller ensures data integrity by intelligently validating the compatibility of the SAS domain. The 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS RAID controllers use Fusion-MPT architecture, which allows for thinner drivers and better performance.

3.3

Technical Specifications

                    The design and implementation of the 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS RAID controllers minimize electromagnetic emissions, susceptibility to radio frequency energy, and the effects of electrostatic discharge. The 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS RAID controllers show the following marks and certifications: CE mark C-Tick mark FCC Self-Certification logo Canadian Compliance Statement Korean MIC Taiwan BSMI Japan VCCI CISPR Class B The following hardware is compliant with CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1, UL 60950-1 First Edition-listed accessory, UL file number E257743: MegaRAID SAS 9240-4i RAID controller (model 25083) MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i RAID controller (model 25091) MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i RAID controller (model 25121-45A) MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i RAID controller (model 25121-44) MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i RAID controller (model 25243-06) MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-4i RAID controller (model 25377-00) MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-8i RAID controller (model 25377-00) MegaRAID SAS 9260DE-8i RAID controller (model 25121) MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i RAID controller (model 25239) MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i RAID controller (model 25366-00) MegaRAID SAS 9265CV-8i RAID controller (model 25422-00) MegaRAID SAS 9266-4i RAID controller (model 25413-00) LSI Corporation - 67 -

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RAID Controller Specifications

MegaRAID SAS RAID Controller Characteristics Technical Specifications The following table lists the specifications for the 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS RAID controllers.

Table 21 RAID Controller Specifications Specification

Processor (PCIe host controller to PCI secondary I/O controller) Part number Operating voltage

MegaRAID SAS 9240, SAS 9260, SAS 9261, SAS 9265, SAS 9266, SAS 9270, SAS 9271, SAS 9280, SAS 9285, and SAS 9286 RAID Controllers

MegaRAID SAS 9240 RAID controllers: LSISAS2008 PCIe-SAS/SATA I/O Processor chip MegaRAID SAS 9260, SAS 9261, and SAS 9280 RAID controllers: LSISAS2108 ROC device with Integrated PowerPC ® processor MegaRAID SAS 9260, SAS 9261, and SAS 9280 RAID controllers: LSISAS2208 ROC device                            +3.3 V, +12 V MegaRAID SAS 9240-4i RAID controller: 25083 MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i RAID controller: 25091 MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i RAID controller: 25121 MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i RAID controller: 25121 MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i RAID controller: 25243-06 MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-4i RAID controller: 25377-00 MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-8i RAID controller: 25377-00 MegaRAID SAS 9260DE-8i RAID controller: 25121 MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i RAID controller: 25239 MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i RAID controller: 25366 MegaRAID SAS 9265CV-8i RAID controller: 25422 MegaRAID SAS 9266-4i RAID controller: 25413 MegaRAID SAS 9266-8i RAID controller: 25413 MegaRAID SAS 9270-8i RAID controller: 25422 MegaRAID SAS 9271-4i RAID controller: 25413 MegaRAID SAS 9271-8i RAID controller: 25413 MegaRAID SAS 9271-8iCC RAID controller 25413 MegaRAID SAS 9280-4i4e RAID controller: 25305 MegaRAID SAS 9280-8e RAID controller: 25152 MegaRAID SAS 9280DE-8e RAID controller: 25152 MegaRAID SAS 9280-16i4e RAID controller: 25243-07 MegaRAID SAS 9280-24i4e RAID controller: 25243-05 MegaRAID SAS 9285-8e RAID controller: 25367 MegaRAID SAS 9285CV-8e RAID controller: 25421 MegaRAID SAS 9286-8e RAID controller: 25421 MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8e RAID controller: 25421 MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8eCC RAID controller: 25421 LSI Corporation - 69 -

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Table 21 RAID Controller Specifications (Continued)

Card size

Specification

                       

MegaRAID SAS 9240, SAS 9260, SAS 9261, SAS 9265, SAS 9266, SAS 9270, SAS 9271, SAS 9280, SAS 9285, and SAS 9286 RAID Controllers

MegaRAID SAS 9240-4i RAID controller: Low-profile PCIe adapter card size (68.90 mm x 167.65 mm) MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i RAID controller: Low-profile PCIe adapter card size (68.90 mm x 167.65 mm) MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i RAID controller: Low-profile PCIe adapter card size (68.90 mm x 167.65 mm) MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i RAID controller: Low-profile PCIe adapter card size (68.90 mm x 167.65 mm) MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i RAID controller: Standard-height PCIe adapter card size (111.15 mm x 167.64 mm) MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-4i RAID controller: Low-profile PCIe adapter card size (68.90 mm x 167.65 mm) MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-8i RAID controller: Low-profile PCIe adapter card size (68.90 mm x 167.65 mm) MegaRAID SAS 9260DE-8i RAID controller: Low-profile PCIe adapter card size (68.90 mm x 167.65 mm) MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i RAID controller: Low-profile PCIe adapter card size (68.90 mm x 167.65 mm) MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i RAID controller: Low-profile PCIe adapter card size (68.90 mm x 167.65 mm) MegaRAID SAS 9265CV-8i RAID controller: Low-profile PCIe adapter card size (68.90 mm x 167.65 mm) MegaRAID SAS 9266-4i RAID controller: Low-profile PCIe adapter card size (68.90 mm x 167.65 mm) MegaRAID SAS 9266-8i RAID controller: Low-profile PCIe adapter card size (68.90 mm x 167.65 mm) MegaRAID SAS 9270-8i RAID controller: Low-profile PCIe adapter card size (68.90 mm x 167.65 mm) MegaRAID SAS 9271-4i RAID controller: Low-profile PCIe adapter card size (68.90 mm x 167.65 mm) MegaRAID SAS 9271-8i RAID controller: Low-profile PCIe adapter card size (68.90 mm x 167.65 mm) MegaRAID SAS 9271-8iCC RAID controller: Low-profile PCIe adapter card size (68.90 mm x 167.65 mm) MegaRAID SAS 9280-4i4e RAID controller: Low-profile PCIe adapter card size (68.90 mm x 167.65 mm) MegaRAID SAS 9280-8e RAID controller: Low-profile PCIe adapter card size (68.90 mm x 167.65 mm) MegaRAID SAS 9280DE-8e RAID controller: Low-profile PCIe adapter card size (68.90 mm x 167.65 mm) MegaRAID SAS 9280-16i4e RAID controller: Standard-height PCIe adapter card size (111.15 mm x 167.64 mm) MegaRAID SAS 9280-24i4e RAID controller: Standard-height PCIe adapter card size (111.15 mm x 167.64 mm) MegaRAID SAS 9285-8e RAID controller: Low-profile PCIe adapter card size (68.90 mm x 167.65 mm) MegaRAID SAS 9285CV-8e RAID controller: Low-profile PCIe adapter card size (68.90 mm x 167.65 mm) LSI Corporation - 70 -

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Table 21 RAID Controller Specifications (Continued)

Card size (continued) Array interface to the host PCIe bus data transfer rate Serial port SAS controller SAS bus speed SAS ports

Specification

Cache configuration Size of flash ROM for firmware NVRAM

MegaRAID SAS 9240, SAS 9260, SAS 9261, SAS 9265, SAS 9266, SAS 9270, SAS 9271, SAS 9280, SAS 9285, and SAS 9286 RAID Controllers

   MegaRAID SAS 9286-8e RAID controller: Low-profile PCIe adapter card size (68.90 mm x 167.65 mm) MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8e RAID controller: Low-profile PCIe adapter card size (68.90 mm x 167.65 mm) MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8eCC RAID controller: Low-profile PCIe adapter card size (68.90 mm x 167.65 mm)     PCIe Rev. 2.0

PCIe Rev. 3.0

Up to 5 Gb/s per lane x8 lane width 4-pin RS232-compatible connector (for manufacturing use only)    LSISAS2008 PCIe-SAS/SATA I/O Processor chip LSISAS2108 Single SAS controller LSISAS2208 SAS Interface controller 6Gb/s SAS connectors with four SAS ports each The RAID controllers support the following battery-backed cache configuration:  MegaRAID SAS 9260, SAS 9261, and SAS 9280: 

512 MB – 72b arrangement (5) 1Gbx16, Double Data Rate II (DDR2) @ 800 MHz battery-backed module MegaRAID SAS 9265, SAS 9266, and SAS 9285: 

1 GB – 72b arrangement (5) 2Gbx16, Double Data Rate III (DDR3) @ 1333 MHz with iBBU support MegaRAID SAS 9265CV, SAS 9266, and SAS 9285CV:

1 GB – 72b arrangement (5) 2Gbx16, Double Data Rate III (DDR3) @ 1333 MHz custom module with Cache Vault support

NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9240-4i RAID controller and the MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i RAID controller are software RAID controllers and do not support cache.

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3.3.3

Array Performance Features

MegaRAID SAS RAID Controller Characteristics Technical Specifications The following table shows the array performance features for the 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS RAID controllers.

Table 22 Array Performance Features Specification

PCIe host data transfer rate Drive data transfer rate Maximum scatter/gather I/O Maximum size of I/O requests Maximum queue tags per drive Strip sizes Maximum number of concurrent commands

MegaRAID SAS 9240, SAS 9260, SAS 9261, SAS 9265, SAS 9266, SAS 9270, SAS 9271, SAS 9280, SAS 9285, and SAS 9286 RAID Controllers

5Gb/s per lane 6Gb/s per lane 80 elements 6.4 MB in 64-KB strips As many as the drive can accept 8 KB, 16 KB, 32 KB, 64 KB, 128 KB, 256 KB, 512 KB, or 1 MB

NOTE

RAID 0, 1, and 10 configurations for MegaRAID SAS 9240 RAID controllers are limited to 16 drives and 64K stripe size. To exceed these limitations, you can plug in a new MegaRAID SAS 9260 RAID controller or a new MegaRAID SAS 9280 RAID controller. The MegaRAID Storage Manager utility recognizes and imports the existing array with no reconfiguration required.

255

Fault Tolerance

The following table lists the fault tolerance features for the 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS RAID controllers.

Table 23 Fault Tolerance Features

a.

Specification

Support for SMART a Drive failure detection Drive rebuild using hot spares Parity generation and checking

MegaRAID SAS 9240, SAS 9260, SAS 9261, SAS 9265, SAS 9266, SAS 9280, and SAS 9285 RAID Controllers

Yes Automatic Automatic Yes The Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) detects up to 70 percent of all predictable drive failures. In addition, SMART monitors the internal performance of all motors, heads, and drive electronics.

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3.3.4.1

3.3.4.2

3.3.4.3

Electrical Characteristics and Environmental Conditions

This subsection provides the power supply requirements, and the operating (thermal and atmospheric) and non-operating conditions, for the 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS RAID controllers.

Power Supply Requirements for MegaRAID SAS 9240 RAID Controllers

All power is supplied to the MegaRAID SAS 9240-4i RAID controller and the MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i RAID controller through the PCIe 3.3-V rails and the 12-V rail. Onboard switching regulator circuitry operating from the 3.3-V rails and the 12-V rail provides the necessary voltages. The following states determine the typical current consumption of the controller:    State 1: During a hard reset State 2: During a drive stress test State 3: While sitting idle at the DOS® prompt The supply voltages are 12 V ± 8 percent (from the PCI edge connector only) and 3.3 V ± 9 percent (from the PCI edge connector only). The following table lists the power supply for the RAID controllers for each of the three states at the different voltages.

Table 24 Power Supply for the MegaRAID SAS 9240 RAID Controllers PCI Edge Connector

+3.3-V supply +12-V supply +3.3-V auxiliary supply Total Power

State 1

N/A 350 mA N/A 4.2 W

State 2

N/A 520 mA N/A 6.24 W

State 3

N/A 470 mA N/A 5.64 W

Operating and Nonoperating Conditions for MegaRAID SAS 9240 RAID Controllers

For the MegaRAID SAS 9240 RAID controllers, the operating (thermal and atmospheric) conditions are as follows:    Relative humidity range is 20 percent to 80 percent noncondensing.

Airflow must be at least 200 linear feet per minute (LFPM) to avoid operating the LSISAS2008 processor above the maximum ambient temperature.

Temperature range: +10 °C to +55 °C The parameters for the nonoperating (such as storage and transit) environment for these controllers are as follows:   Relative humidity range is 5 percent to 90 percent noncondensing.

Temperature range: –40 °C to +70 °C   

Power Supply Requirements for MegaRAID SAS 9260 RAID Controllers

All power is supplied to the MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i, SAS 9260-8i, SAS 9260CV-4i, SAS 9260CV-8i, and SAS 9260DE-8i RAID controllers through the PCIe 3.3-V rails and the 12-V rail. Onboard switching regulator circuitry operating from the 3.3-V rails and the 12-V rail provides the necessary voltages. The following states determine the typical current consumption of the controller: State 1: During a hard reset State 2: During a drive stress test State 3: While sitting idle at the DOS prompt LSI Corporation - 73 -

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3.3.4.4

3.3.4.5

The supply voltages are 12 V ± 8 percent (from the PCI edge connector only) and 3.3 V ± 9 percent (from the PCI edge connector only). The following table lists the power supply for the RAID controllers for each of the three states at the different voltages.

Table 25 Power Supply for MegaRAID SAS 9260 RAID Controllers PCI Edge Connector

+3.3-V supply +12-V supply +3.3-V auxiliary supply Total power

State 1

553 mA 773 mA N/A 11.047 W

State 2

713 mA 923 mA N/A 13.362 W

State 3

557 mA 710 mA N/A 10.307 W

Operating and Nonoperating Conditions for MegaRAID SAS 9260 RAID Controllers

For the MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i, SAS 9260-8i, SAS 9260CV-4i, SAS 9260CV-8i, and SAS 9260DE-8i RAID controllers, the operating (thermal and atmospheric) conditions are as follows:    Relative humidity range is 20 percent to 80 percent noncondensing.

Airflow must be at least 200 linear feet per minute (LFPM) to avoid operating the LSISAS2108 processor above the maximum ambient temperature.

Temperature range:

+10 °C to +55 °C (without BBU or a Cache Vault module)

— — —

+10 °C to +45 °C (with BBU) +10 °C to +55 °C (with LSIiBBU08 mode 1 through 5) +10 °C to +55 °C (with a Cache Vault module)

NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i RAID controller, the MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i RAID controller, and the MegaRAID SAS 9260DE-8i RAID controller support the LSIiBBU07 unit and the LSIiBBU08 unit, but the controllers do not support Cache Vault modules.

The MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-4i RAID controller and the MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-8i RAID controller support the CVFM01 module and the CVPM01 module, but the controllers do not support iBBU units.

The parameters for the nonoperating (such as storage and transit) environment for these controllers are as follows:   Relative humidity range is 5 percent to 90 percent noncondensing.

Temperature range:

— — —

–40 °C to +70 °C (without BBU or a Cache Vault module) 0 °C to +45 °C (with BBU) 0 °C to +55 °C (with a Cache Vault module)

Power Supply Requirements for the MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i RAID Controller

All power is supplied to the MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i RAID controller through the PCIe 3.3-V rails and the 12-V rail. Onboard switching regulator circuitry operating from the 3.3-V rails and the 12-V rail provides the necessary voltages. The following states determine the typical current consumption of the controller:   State 1: During a drive stress test State 2: While sitting idle at the DOS prompt

NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i RAID controller supports the LSIiBBU07 unit and the LSIiBBU08 unit, but the controller does not support Cache Vault modules.

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3.3.4.6

The supply voltages are 12 V ± 8 percent (from the PCI edge connector only) and 3.3 V ± 9 percent (from the PCI edge connector only). The following table lists the power supply for the controller for each of the three states at the different voltages.

Table 26 Power Supply for the MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i RAID Controller PCI Edge Connector

+3.3-V supply +12-V supply +3.3-V auxiliary supply Total power

State 1

1225 mA 1487 mA 214 mA 22.593 W

State 2

1174 mA 1426 mA 26 mA 21.072 W

Operating and Nonoperating Conditions for the MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i RAID Controller

The operating (thermal and atmospheric) conditions for the MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i RAID controller are as follows:    Relative humidity range is 20 percent to 80 percent noncondensing.

Airflow must be at least 200 linear feet per minute (LFPM) to avoid operating the LSISAS2108 processor above the maximum ambient temperature.

Temperature range:

+10 °C to +55 °C (without BBU)

— —

+10 °C to +45 °C (with BBU) +10 °C to +55 °C (with LSIiBBU08 mode 1 through 5) Operating ambient temperature: +55 °C. (The iBBU unit is not included in the limit because it is present remotely in the system. You need to make sure that maximum operating ambient temperature around the LSIiBBU07 unit is 45 °C, and 55 °C for the LSIiBBU08 unit.)

NOTE

The operating ambient temperature of these RAID controllers can be raised to +60 °C, provided the airflow over the controller is at least 300 LFPM.

The parameters for the nonoperating (such as storage and transit) environment for these controllers are as follows:   Relative humidity range is 5 percent to 90 percent noncondensing.

Temperature range:

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Power Supply Requirements for the MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i RAID Controller

All power is supplied to the MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i RAID controller through the PCIe 3.3-V rails and the 12-V rail. Onboard switching regulator circuitry operating from the 3.3-V rails and the 12-V rail provides the necessary voltages. The following states determine the typical current consumption of the controller:   State 1: During a drive stress test State 2: While sitting idle at the DOS prompt The supply voltages are 12 V ± 8 percent (from the PCI edge connector only) and 3.3 V ± 9 percent (from the PCI edge connector only). The following table lists the power supply for the RAID controller for each of the three states at the different voltages.

Table 27 Power Supply for the MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i RAID Controller PCI Edge Connector

+3.3-V supply +12-V supply +3.3-V auxiliary supply (iBBU applications only) Total power

State 1

1060 mA 1416 mA 48 mA 20.65 W

State 2

1083 mA 803 mA 33 mA 13.32 W

NOTE NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i RAID controller supports the LSIiBBU07 unit and the LSIiBBU08 unit, but the controller does not support Cache Vault modules.

The charging circuitry for the battery pack on the optional iBBU battery-backed daughter card uses +12 V. If the BBU daughter card is mounted, the following power consumption figures apply in addition to the +12-V consumption figures listed in the previous table:   During trickle charging of the battery pack: Not applicable (no trickle charge for Li-ION).

During fast charging of the battery pack: 230 mA in +12-V current.

Operating and Nonoperating Conditions for the MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i RAID Controller

For the MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i RAID controller, the operating (thermal and atmospheric) conditions are as follows:    Relative humidity range is 20 percent to 80 percent noncondensing.

Airflow must be at least 200 linear feet per minute (LFPM) to avoid operating the LSISAS2108 processor above the maximum ambient temperature.

Temperature range:

+10 °C to +55 °C (without BBU)

+10 °C to +45 °C (with BBU)

NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i RAID controller supports the LSIiBBU07 unit and the LSIiBBU08 unit, but the controller does not support the Cache Vault modules.

The parameters for the nonoperating (such as storage and transit) environment for these controllers are as follows:   Relative humidity range is 5 percent to 90 percent noncondensing.

Temperature range:

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Power Supply Requirements for the MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i RAID Controller

All power is supplied to the MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i RAID controller through the PCIe 3.3-V rails and the 12-V rail. Onboard switching regulator circuitry operating from the 3.3-V rails and the 12-V rail provides the necessary voltages. The following states determine the typical current consumption of the controller:    State 1: During a hard reset State 2: During a drive stress test State 3: While sitting idle at the DOS prompt The supply voltages are 12 V ± 8 percent (from the PCI edge connector only) and 3.3 V ± 9 percent (from the PCI edge connector only). The following table lists the power supply for the RAID controller for each of the three states at the different voltages.

Table 28 Power Supply for the MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i RAID Controller PCI Edge Connector

+3.3-V supply +12-V supply +3.3-V auxiliary supply Total Power

State 1

956 mA 809 mA 10 mA 12.896 W

State 2

919 mA 555 mA 39 mA 9.821 W

State 3

916 mA 559 mA 19 mA 9.973 W

NOTE NOTE

The charging circuitry for the battery pack on the optional iBBU battery-backed daughter card uses +12 V. If the BBU daughter card is mounted, the following power consumption figures apply in addition

to the +12-V consumption figures listed in Table 28 :

During trickle charging of the battery pack: Not applicable (no trickle charge for Li-ION).

During fast charging of the battery pack: 230 mA in +12-V current.

The MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i RAID controller supports the LSIiBBU09 unit, but it does not support Cache Vault modules.

Operating and Nonoperating Conditions for the MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i RAID Controller

For the MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i RAID controller, the operating (thermal and atmospheric) conditions are as follows:    Relative humidity range is 20 percent to 80 percent noncondensing.

Airflow must be at least 200 linear feet per minute (LFPM) to avoid operating the LSISAS2108 processor above the maximum ambient temperature.

Temperature range:

+10 °C to +55 °C (without BBU)

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+10 °C to +45 °C (with BBU) +10 °C to +55 °C (with LSIiBBU09 mode 1 through 5) The parameters for the nonoperating (such as storage and transit) environment for these controllers are as follows:   Relative humidity range is 5 percent to 90 percent noncondensing.

Temperature range:

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3.3.4.12

3.3.4.13

Power Supply Requirements for the MegaRAID SAS 9265CV-8i RAID Controller

All power is supplied to the MegaRAID SAS 9265CV-8i RAID controller through the PCIe 3.3-V rails and the 12-V rail. Onboard switching regulator circuitry operating from the 3.3-V rails and the 12-V rail provides the necessary voltages. The following states determine the typical current consumption of the controller:    State 1: During a hard reset State 2: During a drive stress test State 3: While sitting idle at the DOS prompt The supply voltages are 12 V ± 8 percent (from the PCI edge connector only) and 3.3 V ± 9 percent (from the PCI edge connector only). The following table lists the power supply for the RAID controllers for each of the three states at the different voltages.

Table 29 Power Supply for the MegaRAID SAS 9265CV-8i RAID Controller PCI Edge Connector

+3.3-V supply +12-V supply +3.3-V auxiliary supply Total Power

State 1

582 mA 476 mA 2.3 mA 7.640 W

State 2

929 mA 560 mA 0.7 mA 9.788 W

State 3

971 mA 614 mA 0.9 mA 10.575 W

Operating and Nonoperating Conditions for the MegaRAID SAS 9265CV-8i RAID Controller

For the MegaRAID SAS 9265CV-8i RAID controller, the operating (thermal and atmospheric) conditions are as follows:    Relative humidity range is 20 percent to 80 percent noncondensing.

Airflow must be at least 200 linear feet per minute (LFPM) to avoid operating the LSISAS2208 processor above the maximum ambient temperature.

Temperature range: +10 °C to +55 °C (with or without a Cache Vault module)

NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9265CV-8i RAID controller support the CVFM03 module and the CVPM02 module, but the controller does not support iBBU units.

The parameters for the nonoperating (such as storage and transit) environment for these controllers are as follows:   Relative humidity range is 5 percent to 90 percent noncondensing.

Temperature range:

— —

–40 °C to +70 °C (without a Cache Vault module) 0 °C to +55 °C (with a Cache Vault module)   

Power Supply Requirements for the MegaRAID SAS 9266 RAID Controllers

All power is supplied to the MegaRAID SAS 9266-4i RAID controller and the MegaRAID SAS 9266-8i RAID controller through the PCIe 3.3-V rails and the 12-V rail. Onboard switching regulator circuitry operating from the 3.3-V rails and the 12-V rail provides the necessary voltages. The following states determine the typical current consumption of the controller: State 1: During a hard reset State 2: During a drive stress test State 3: While sitting idle at the DOS prompt LSI Corporation - 78 -

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The supply voltages are 12 V ± 8 percent (from the PCI edge connector only) and 3.3 V ± 9 percent (from the PCI edge connector only). The following table lists the power supply for the RAID controllers for each of the three states at the different voltages.

Table 30 Power Supply for MegaRAID SAS 9266 RAID Controllers PCI Edge Connector

+3.3-V supply +12-V supply +3.3-V auxiliary supply Total Power

State 1

548.7 mA 331 mA 0.6 mA 5.783 W

State 2

916.7 mA 723.3 mA 0.3 mA 11.705 W

State 3

910 mA 663.3 mA 0.1 mA 10.959 W

NOTE NOTE NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9266-8i RAID controller supports the CVFM02 module, CVPM02 module, and the LSIiBBU09 unit.

The charging circuitry for the battery pack on the optional iBBU battery-backed daughter card uses +12 V. If the BBU daughter card is mounted, the following power consumption figures apply in addition to the +12-V consumption figures listed in the previous table:   During trickle charging of the battery pack: Not applicable (no trickle charge for Li-ION).

During fast charging of the battery pack: 250 mA in +12-V current.

If a CVFM02 module is attached to the RAID controller, and the CVFM02 module is connected to a CVPM02 module, the following power consumption figure applies in addition to the +12-V consumption figures listed in the previous table:  During CVPM module charge cycle: 500 mA in +12-V current.

Operating and Nonoperating Conditions for the MegaRAID SAS 9266 RAID Controllers

For the MegaRAID SAS 9266-4i RAID controller and the MegaRAID SAS 9266-8i RAID controller, the operating (thermal and atmospheric) conditions are as follows:    Relative humidity range is 20 percent to 80 percent noncondensing.

Airflow must be at least 200 linear feet per minute (LFPM) to avoid operating the LSISAS2208 processor above the maximum ambient temperature.

Temperature range:

+10 °C to +55 °C (without BBU or a Cache Vault module)

— — —

+10 °C to +45 °C (with BBU) +10 °C to +55 °C (with LSIiBBU09 mode 1 through 5) +10 °C to +55 °C (with a Cache Vault module) The parameters for the nonoperating (such as storage and transit) environment for these controllers are as follows:   Relative humidity range is 5 percent to 90 percent noncondensing.

Temperature range:

— — —

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Power Supply Requirements for the MegaRAID SAS 9270-8i RAID Controller

All power is supplied to the MegaRAID SAS 9270-8i RAID controller through the PCIe 3.3-V rails and the 12-V rail. Onboard switching regulator circuitry operating from the 3.3-V rails and the 12-V rail provides the necessary voltages. The following states determine the typical current consumption of the controller:    State 1: During a hard reset State 2: During a drive stress test State 3: While sitting idle at the DOS prompt The supply voltages are 12 V ± 8 percent (from the PCI edge connector only) and 3.3 V ± 9 percent (from the PCI edge connector only). The following table lists the power supply for the RAID controller for each of the three states at the different voltages.

Table 31 Power Supply for the MegaRAID SAS 9270-8i RAID Controller PCI Edge Connector

+3.3-V supply +12-V supply +3.3-V auxiliary supply Total Power

State 1

956 mA 809 mA 10 mA 12.896 W

State 2

919 mA 555 mA 39 mA 9.8214 W

State 3

916 mA 559 mA 19 mA 9.793 W

NOTE NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9270-8i RAID controller supports the LSIiBBU09 unit, but the controller does not support Cache Vault modules.

The charging circuitry for the battery pack on the optional iBBU battery-backed daughter card uses +12 V. If the BBU daughter card is mounted, the following power consumption figures apply in addition to the +12-V consumption figures listed in the previous table:   During trickle charging of the battery pack: Not applicable (no trickle charge for Li-ION).

During fast charging of the battery pack: 230 mA in +12-V current.

Operating and Nonoperating Conditions for the MegaRAID SAS 9270-8i RAID Controller

For the MegaRAID SAS 9270-8i RAID controller, the operating (thermal and atmospheric) conditions are as follows:    Relative humidity range is 20 percent to 80 percent noncondensing.

Airflow must be at least 200 linear feet per minute (LFPM) to avoid operating the LSISAS2208 processor above the maximum ambient temperature.

Temperature range:

+10 °C to +55 °C (without BBU)

— —

+10 °C to +45 °C (with BBU) +10 °C to +55 °C (with LSIiBBU09 mode 1 through 5) The parameters for the nonoperating (such as storage and transit) environment for these controllers are as follows:   Relative humidity range is 5 percent to 90 percent noncondensing.

Temperature range:

— —

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Power Supply Requirements for the MegaRAID SAS 9271 RAID Controllers

All power is supplied to the MegaRAID SAS 9271-4i RAID controller, the MegaRAID SAS 9271-8i RAID controller, and the MegaRAID SAS 9271-8iCC RAID controller through the PCIe 3.3-V rails and the 12-V rail. Onboard switching regulator circuitry operating from the 3.3-V rails and the 12-V rail provides the necessary voltages. The following states determine the typical current consumption of the controller:    State 1: During a hard reset State 2: During a drive stress test State 3: While sitting idle at the DOS prompt The supply voltages are 12 V ± 8 percent (from the PCI edge connector only) and 3.3 V ± 9 percent (from the PCI edge connector only). The following table lists the power supply for the RAID controllers for each of the three states at the different voltages.

Table 32 Power Supply for MegaRAID SAS 9271 RAID Controllers PCI Edge Connector

+3.3-V supply +12-V supply +3.3-V auxiliary supply Total Power

State 1

548.7 mA 331 mA 0.6 mA 5.785 W

State 2

916.7 mA 723.3 mA 0.3 mA 11.7057 W

State 3

910 mA 663.3 mA 0.1 mA 10.963 W

NOTE NOTE NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9271 RAID controllers support the CVFM02 module, CVPM02 module, and the LSIiBBU09 unit.

The charging circuitry for the battery pack on the optional iBBU battery-backed daughter card uses +12 V. If the BBU daughter card is mounted, the following power consumption figures apply in addition to the +12-V consumption figures listed in the previous table:   During trickle charging of the battery pack: Not applicable (no trickle charge for Li-ION).

During fast charging of the battery pack: 250 mA in +12-V current.

If a Cache Vault Flash Module 02 (CVFM) is attached to the RAID controller, and the CVFM02 module is connected to a Cache Vault Power Module 02 (CVPM), the following power consumption figure applies in addition to the +12-V consumption figures listed in the previous table:  During CVPM module charge cycle: 500 mA in +12-V current.

Operating and Nonoperating Conditions for the MegaRAID SAS 9271 RAID Controllers

For the MegaRAID SAS 9271-4i RAID controller, the MegaRAID SAS 9271-8i RAID controller, and the MegaRAID SAS 9271-8iCC RAID controller, the operating (thermal and atmospheric) conditions are as follows:    Relative humidity range is 20 percent to 80 percent noncondensing.

Airflow must be at least 200 linear feet per minute (LFPM) to avoid operating the LSISAS2208 processor above the maximum ambient temperature.

Temperature range:

+10 °C to +55 °C (without BBU or a Cache Vault module)

— — —

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3.3.4.20

The parameters for the nonoperating (such as storage and transit) environment for these controllers are as follows:   Relative humidity range is 5 percent to 90 percent noncondensing.

Temperature range:

— — —

–40 °C to +70 °C (without BBU/a Cache Vault module) 0 °C to +45 °C (with BBU) 0 °C to +55 °C (with a Cache Vault module)

Power Supply Requirements for MegaRAID SAS 9280-4i4e, SAS 9280-8e, and SAS 9280DE-8e RAID Controllers

All power is supplied to the MegaRAID SAS 9280-4i4e, SAS 9280-8e, and SAS 9280DE-8e RAID controllers through the PCIe 3.3-V rails and the 12-V rail. Onboard switching regulator circuitry operating from the 3.3-V rails and the 12-V rail provides the necessary voltages. The following states determine the typical current consumption of the controller:    State 1: During a hard reset State 2: During a disk stress test State 3: While sitting idle at the DOS prompt The supply voltages are 12 V ± 8 percent (from the PCI edge connector only) and 3.3 V ± 9 percent (from the PCI edge connector only). The following table lists the power supply for the controller for each of the three states at the different voltages.

Table 33 Power Supply for MegaRAID SAS 9280-4i4e, SAS 9280-8e, and SAS 9280DE-8e RAID Controllers PCI Edge Connector

3.3-V supply +12-V supply 3.3-V auxiliary supply Total Power

State 1

623 mA 813 mA N/A 11.812 W

State 2

697 mA 963 mA N/A 13.856 W

State 3

617 mA 767 mA N/A 11.240 W

NOTE NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9280 RAID controllers support the LSIiBBU07 unit and the LSIiBBU08 unit, but the controllers do not support Cache Vault modules.

The charging circuitry for the battery pack on the optional iBBU battery-backed daughter card uses +12 V. If the iBBU daughter card is mounted, the following power consumption figure applies in addition to the +12-V consumption figures listed in the previous table:  During fast charging of the battery pack: 230 mA in +12-V current.

Operating and Nonoperating Conditions for MegaRAID SAS 9280-4i4e, SAS 9280-8e, and SAS 9280DE-8e RAID Controllers

The operating (thermal and atmospheric) conditions for the MegaRAID SAS 9280-4i4e, SAS 9280-8e, and SAS 9280DE-8e RAID controllers are as follows:    Relative humidity range is 20 percent to 80 percent noncondensing.

Airflow must be at least 200 linear feet per minute (LFPM) to avoid operating the LSISAS2108 processor above the maximum ambient temperature.

Temperature range:

+10 °C to +55 °C (without BBU)

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The parameters for the nonoperating (such as storage and transit) environment for these controllers are as follows:   Relative humidity range is 5 percent to 90 percent noncondensing.

Temperature range:

— —

–40 °C to +70 °C (without BBU) 0 °C to +45 °C (with BBU)

Power Supply Requirements for the MegaRAID SAS 9280-16i4e RAID Controller and the MegaRAID SAS 9280-24i4e RAID Controller

All power is supplied to the MegaRAID SAS 9280-16i4e RAID controller and the MegaRAID SAS 9280-24i4e RAID controller through the PCIe 3.3-V rails and the 12-V rail. Onboard switching regulator circuitry operating from the 3.3-V rails and the 12-V rail provides the necessary voltages. The following states determine the typical current consumption of the controller:   State 1: During a hard reset State 2: During a drive stress test

NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9280-16i4e RAID controller supports the LSIiBBU07 unit and the LSIiBBU08 unit, but the controller does not support Cache Vault modules.

The supply voltages are 12 V ± 8 percent (from the PCI edge connector only) and 3.3 V ± 9 percent (from the PCI edge connector only). The following table lists the power supply for the controller for each of the three states at the different voltages.

Table 34 Power Supply for the MegaRAID SAS 9280-16i4e and SAS 9280-24i4e RAID Controllers PCI Edge Connector

+3.3-V supply +12-V supply +3.3-V auxiliary supply Total power

State 1

1174 mA 1426 mA 26 mA 21.072 W

State 2

1225 mA 1487 mA 214 mA 22.593 W

Operating and Nonoperating Conditions for the MegaRAID SAS 9280-16i4e RAID Controller and the MegaRAID SAS 9280-24i4e RAID Controller

The operating (thermal and atmospheric) conditions for the MegaRAID SAS 9280-16i4e RAID controller and the MegaRAID SAS 9280-24i4e RAID controller are as follows:    Relative humidity range is 20 percent to 80 percent noncondensing.

Airflow must be at least 200 linear feet per minute (LFPM) to avoid operating the LSISAS2108 processor above the maximum ambient temperature.

Temperature range:

+10 °C to +55 °C (without BBU)

— —

+10 °C to +45 °C (with BBU) +10 °C to +55 °C (with LSIiBBU08 mode 1 through 5)

NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9280-16i4e RAID controller and the MegaRAID SAS 9280-24i4e RAID controller support the LSIiBBU07 unit and the LSIiBBU08 unit, but the controllers do not support Cache Vault modules.

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 Operating ambient temperature: +55 °C. (The iBBU unit is not included in the limit as it is present remotely in the system. You need to make sure that maximum operating ambient temperature around the LSIiBBU07 unit is 45 °C and 55 °C for the LSIiBBU08 unit.)

NOTE

The operating ambient temperature of these RAID controllers can be raised to +60 °C, provided the airflow over the controller is at least 300 LFPM.

The parameters for the nonoperating (such as storage and transit) environment for these controllers are as follows:   Relative humidity range is 5 percent to 90 percent noncondensing.

Temperature range:

— —

–40 °C to +70 °C (without BBU) 0 °C to +45 °C (with BBU)

Power Supply Requirements for the MegaRAID SAS 9285-8e RAID Controller

All power is supplied to the MegaRAID SAS 9285-8e RAID controller through the PCIe 3.3-V rails and the 12-V rail. Onboard switching regulator circuitry operating from the 3.3-V rails and the 12-V rail provides the necessary voltages. The following states determine the typical current consumption of the controller:    State 1: During a hard reset State 2: During a disk stress test State 3: While sitting idle at the DOS prompt The supply voltages are 12 V ± 8 percent (from the PCI edge connector only) and 3.3 V ± 9 percent (from the PCI edge connector only). The following table lists the power supply for the controller for each of the three states at the different voltages.

Table 35 Power Supply for MegaRAID SAS 9285-8e RAID Controllers PCI Edge Connector

+3.3-V supply +12-V supply +3.3-V auxiliary supply (iBBU applications only) Total Power

State 1

934 mA 807 mA 14 mA 12.812 W

State 2

901 mA 542 mA 43 mA 9.621 W

State 3

893 mA 541 mA 43 mA 9.581 W

NOTE NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9285-8e RAID controller supports the LSIiBBU09 unit, but it does not support Cache Vault modules.

The charging circuitry for the battery pack on the optional iBBU battery-backed daughter card uses +12 V. If the iBBU daughter card is mounted on the controller, the following power consumption figures apply in addition to the +12-V consumption figures listed in the previous table:   During trickle charging of the battery pack: Not applicable (no trickle charge for Li-ION).

During fast charging of the battery pack: 250 mA in +12-V current.

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3.3.4.25

3.3.4.26

Operating and Nonoperating Conditions for the MegaRAID SAS 9285-8e RAID Controller

The operating (thermal and atmospheric) conditions for the MegaRAID SAS 9285-8e RAID controller are as follows:    Relative humidity range is 20 percent to 80 percent noncondensing.

Airflow must be at least 200 linear feet per minute (LFPM) to avoid operating the LSISAS2108 processor above the maximum ambient temperature.

Temperature range:

+10 °C to +55 °C (without BBU)

— —

+10 °C to +45 °C (with BBU) +10 °C to +55 °C (with LSIiBBU09 mode 1 through 5) The parameters for the nonoperating (such as storage and transit) environment for these controllers are as follows:   Relative humidity range is 5 percent to 90 percent noncondensing.

Temperature range:

— —

–40 °C to +70 °C (without BBU) 0 °C to +45 °C (with BBU)

Power Supply Requirements for the MegaRAID SAS 9285CV-8e RAID Controller

All power is supplied to the MegaRAID SAS 9285CV-8e RAID controller through the PCIe 3.3-V rails and the 12-V rail. Onboard switching regulator circuitry operating from the 3.3-V rails and the 12-V rail provides the necessary voltages. The following states determine the typical current consumption of the controller:    State 1: During a hard reset State 2: During a disk stress test State 3: While sitting idle at the DOS prompt The supply voltages are 12 V ± 8 percent (from the PCI edge connector only) and 3.3 V ± 9 percent (from the PCI edge connector only). The following table lists the power supply for the controller for each of the three states at the different voltages.

Table 36 Power Supply for the MegaRAID SAS 9285CV-8e RAID Controller PCI Edge Connector

+3.3-V supply +12-V supply +3.3-V auxiliary supply Total Power

State 1

593 mA 598 mA 0.4 mA 9.134 W

State 2

974 mA 768 mA 0.3 mA 12.431 W

State 3

963 mA 816 mA 0.1 mA 12.970 W

Operating and Nonoperating Conditions for the MegaRAID SAS 9285CV-8e RAID Controller

The operating (thermal and atmospheric) conditions for the MegaRAID SAS 9285CV-8e RAID controller are as follows:    Relative humidity range is 20 percent to 80 percent noncondensing.

Airflow must be at least 200 linear feet per minute (LFPM) to avoid operating the LSISAS2208 processor above the maximum ambient temperature.

Temperature range: +10 °C to +55 °C (with or without a Cache Vault module)

NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9285CV-8e RAID controller supports the CVFM03 module and the CVPM02 module, but the controller does not support BBU units.

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3.3.4.28

The parameters for the nonoperating (such as storage and transit) environment for these controllers are as follows:   Relative humidity range is 5 percent to 90 percent noncondensing.

Temperature range:

— —

–40 °C to +70 °C (without a Cache Vault module) 0 °C to +55 °C (with a Cache Vault module)

Power Supply Requirements for the MegaRAID SAS 9286-8e RAID Controller

All power is supplied to the MegaRAID SAS 9286-8e RAID controller through the PCIe 3.3-V rails and the 12-V rail. Onboard switching regulator circuitry operating from the 3.3-V rails and the 12-V rail provides the necessary voltages. The following states determine the typical current consumption of the controller:    State 1: During a hard reset State 2: During a disk stress test State 3: While sitting idle at the DOS prompt The supply voltages are 12 V ± 8 percent (from the PCI edge connector only) and 3.3 V ± 9 percent (from the PCI edge connector only). The following table lists the power supply for the controller for each of the three states at the different voltages.

Table 37 Power Supply for MegaRAID SAS 9286-8e RAID Controllers PCI Edge Connector

+3.3-V supply +12-V supply +3.3-V auxiliary supply (iBBU applications only) Total Power

State 1

934 mA 807 mA 14 mA 12.812 W

State 2

901 mA 542 mA 43 mA 9.619 W

State 3

893 mA 541 mA 43 mA 9.581 W

NOTE NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9286-8e RAID controller supports the LSIiBBU09 unit, but the controller does not support Cache Vault modules.

The charging circuitry for the battery pack on the optional iBBU battery-backed daughter card uses +12 V. If the iBBU daughter card is mounted on the controller, the following power consumption figures apply in addition to the +12-V consumption figures listed in the previous table:   During trickle charging of the battery pack: Not applicable (no trickle charge for Li-ION).

During fast charging of the battery pack: 250 mA in +12-V current.

Operating and Nonoperating Conditions for the MegaRAID SAS 9286-8e RAID Controller

The operating (thermal and atmospheric) conditions for the MegaRAID SAS 9286-8e RAID controller are as follows:    Relative humidity range is 20 percent to 80 percent noncondensing.

Airflow must be at least 200 linear feet per minute (LFPM) to avoid operating the LSISAS2208 processor above the maximum ambient temperature.

Temperature range:

+10 °C to +55 °C (without BBU)

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The parameters for the nonoperating (such as storage and transit) environment for these controllers are as follows:   Relative humidity range is 5 percent to 90 percent noncondensing.

Temperature range:

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–40 °C to +70 °C (without BBU) 0 °C to +45 °C (with BBU)

Power Supply Requirements for the MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8e RAID Controller

All power is supplied to the MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8e RAID controller through the PCIe 3.3-V rails and the 12-V rail. Onboard switching regulator circuitry operating from the 3.3-V rails and the 12-V rail provides the necessary voltages. The following states determine the typical current consumption of the controller:    State 1: During a hard reset State 2: During a disk stress test State 3: While sitting idle at the DOS prompt The supply voltages are 12 V ± 8 percent (from the PCI edge connector only) and 3.3 V ± 9 percent (from the PCI edge connector only). The following table lists the power supply for the controller for each of the three states at the different voltages.

Table 38 Power Supply for the MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8e RAID Controller PCI Edge Connector

+3.3-V supply +12-V supply +3.3-V auxiliary supply Total Power

State 1

593 mA 598 mA 0.4 mA 9.134 W

State 2

974 mA 768 mA 0.3 mA 12.431 W

State 3

963 mA 816 mA 0.1 mA 12.970 W

Operating and Nonoperating Conditions for the MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8e RAID Controller

The operating (thermal and atmospheric) conditions for the MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8e RAID controller are as follows:    Relative humidity range is 20 percent to 80 percent noncondensing.

Airflow must be at least 200 linear feet per minute (LFPM) to avoid operating the LSISAS2208 processor above the maximum ambient temperature.

Temperature range: +10 °C to +55 °C (with or without a Cache Vault module).

NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8e RAID controller supports the CVFM03 module and the CVPM02 module, but the controller does not support BBU units.

The parameters for the nonoperating (such as storage and transit) environment for these controllers are as follows:   Relative humidity range is 5 percent to 90 percent noncondensing.

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3.3.5

Power Supply Requirements for the MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8eCC RAID Controller

All power is supplied to the MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8eCC RAID controller through the PCIe 3.3-V rails and the 12-V rail. Onboard switching regulator circuitry operating from the 3.3-V rails and the 12-V rail provides the necessary voltages. The following states determine the typical current consumption of the controller:    State 1: During a hard reset State 2: During a disk stress test State 3: While sitting idle at the DOS prompt The supply voltages are 12 V ± 8 percent (from the PCI edge connector only) and 3.3 V ± 9 percent (from the PCI edge connector only). The following table lists the power supply for the controller for each of the three states at the different voltages.

Table 39 Power Supply for the MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8eCC RAID Controller PCI Edge Connector

+3.3-V supply +12-V supply +3.3-V auxiliary supply Total Power

State 1

864 mA 832 mA 8 mA 12.862 W

State 2

989 mA 639 mA 31.2 mA 11.035 W

State 3

986 mA 633 mA 40 mA 10.982 W

Operating and Nonoperating Conditions for the MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8eCC RAID Controller

The operating (thermal and atmospheric) conditions for the MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8eCC RAID controller are as follows:    Relative humidity range is 20 percent to 80 percent noncondensing.

Airflow must be at least 200 linear feet per minute (LFPM) to avoid operating the LSISAS2208 processor above the maximum ambient temperature.

Temperature range: +10 °C to +55 °C (with or without a Cache Vault module)

NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8eCC RAID controller supports the CVFM03 module and the CVPM02 module, but the controller does not support BBU units.

The parameters for the nonoperating (such as storage and transit) environment for these controllers are as follows:   Relative humidity range is 5 percent to 90 percent noncondensing.

Temperature range:

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–40 °C to +70 °C (without a Cache Vault module) 0 °C to +55 °C (with a Cache Vault module)

Safety Characteristics

All 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS RAID controllers meet or exceed the requirements of UL flammability rating 94 V0. Each bare board is also marked with the supplier name or trademark, type, and UL flammability rating. For the boards installed in a PCIe bus slot, all voltages are lower than the SELV 42.4V limit.

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Glossary

B BIOS C configuration D device driver domain validation drive group E EEPROM external SAS device F Fusion-MPT architecture H host host adapter board hot spare

Acronym for Basic Input/Output System. Software that provides basic read/write capability. Usually kept as firmware (ROM-based). The system BIOS on the motherboard of a computer boots and controls the system. The BIOS on your host adapter acts as an extension of the system BIOS.

Refers to the way a computer is set up, the combined hardware components (computer, monitor, keyboard, and peripheral devices) that make up a computer system, or the software settings that allow the hardware components to communicate with each other.

A program that permits a microprocessor (through the operating system) to direct the operation of a peripheral device.

A software procedure in which a host queries a device to determine its ability to communicate at the negotiated data rate.

A group of physical drives that combines the storage space on the drives into a single segment of storage space. A hot spare drive does not actively participate in a drive group.

Acronym for Electronically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory. It is a memory chip that typically stores configuration information, as it provides stable

storage for long periods without electricity and can be reprogrammed. See NVRAM .

A SAS device installed outside the computer cabinet. These devices are connected using specific types of shielded cables.

An acronym for Fusion-Message Passing Technology architecture. Fusion-MPT consists of several main elements: Fusion-MPT firmware, the Fibre Channel and SCSI hardware, and the operating system-level drivers that support these architectures. Fusion-MPT architecture offers a single binary, operating system driver that supports both Fibre Channel and SCSI devices.

The computer system in which a RAID controller is installed. It uses the RAID controller to transfer information to and from devices attached to the SCSI bus.

A circuit board or integrated circuit that provides a device connection to the computer system.

An idle, powered on, standby drive that is ready for immediate use in case of drive failure. A hot spare does not contain any user data. A hot spare can be dedicated to a single redundant array or it can be part of the global hot-spare pool for all arrays managed by the controller. When a drive fails, the controller firmware automatically replaces and rebuilds the data from the failed drive to the hot spare. Data can be rebuilt only from virtual drives with redundancy (RAID levels 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60; not RAID level 0), and the hot spare must have sufficient capacity.

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I internal SAS device M main memory N NVRAM P PCI PCI Express (PCIe) peripheral devices PHY R RAID RAID levels

A SAS device installed inside the computer cabinet. These devices are connected by using a shielded cable.

The part of computer memory that is directly accessible by the CPU (usually synonymous with RAM).

Acronym for nonvolatile random access memory. An EEPROM (electronically erasable read-only memory) chip that stores configuration information. See

EEPROM

.

Acronym for peripheral component interconnect. A high-performance, local bus specification that allows the connection of devices directly to computer memory. The PCI Local Bus allows transparent upgrades from 32-bit data path at 33 MHz to 64-bit data path at 33 MHz, and from 32-bit data path at 66 MHz to 64-bit data path at 66 MHz.

Acronym for peripheral component interconnect Express. A high-performance, local bus specification that permits the connection of devices directly to computer memory. PCI Express is a two-way, serial connection that transfers data on two pairs of point-to-point data lines. PCI Express goes beyond the PCI specification in that it is intended as a unifying I/O architecture for various systems: desktops, workstations, mobile, server, communications, and embedded devices.

A piece of hardware (such as a video monitor, drive, printer, or CD-ROM) used with a computer and under the control of the computer. SCSI peripherals are controlled through a MegaRAID SAS RAID controller (host adapter).

The interface required to transmit and receive data packets transferred across the serial bus. Each PHY can form one side of the physical link in a connection with a PHY on a different SATA device. The physical link contains four wires that form two differential signal pairs. One differential pair transmits signals, while the other differential pair receives signals. Both differential pairs operate simultaneously and allow concurrent data transmission in both the receive and the transmit directions.

Acronym for Redundant Array of Independent Disks (originally Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks). An array (group) of multiple independent drives managed together to yield higher reliability, performance, or both exceeding that of a single drive. The RAID array appears to the controller as a single storage unit. I/O is expedited because several drives can be accessed simultaneously. Redundant RAID levels (RAID levels 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60) provide data protection.

A set of techniques applied to drive groups to deliver higher data availability, performance characteristics, or both to host environments. Each virtual drive must have a RAID level assigned to it.

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S SAS SAS device SATA SMP SSP STP strip stripe size striping strip size

Acronym for Serial Attached SCSI. A serial, point-to-point, enterprise-level device interface that leverages the proven SCSI protocol set. The SAS interface provides improved performance, simplified cabling, smaller connections, lower pin count, and lower power requirements when compared to parallel SCSI. SAS controllers leverage a common electrical and physical connection interface that is compatible with Serial ATA. The SAS controllers support the ANSI Serial Attached SCSI Standard, Version 2.0. In addition, the controller supports the Serial ATA III (SATA III) protocol defined by the

Serial ATA Specification, Version 3.0

. Supporting both the SAS interface and the SATA III interface, the SAS controller is a versatile controller that provides the backbone of both server and high-end workstation environments. Each port on the SAS RAID controller supports SAS devices, SATA devices, or both.

Any device that conforms to the SAS standard and is attached to the SAS bus by a SAS cable. This includes SAS RAID controllers (host adapters) and SAS peripherals.

Acronym for Serial Advanced Technology Attachment. A physical storage interface standard, SATA is a serial link that provides point-to-point connections between devices. The thinner serial cables allow for better airflow within the system and permit smaller chassis designs.

Acronym for Serial Management Protocol. SMP communicates topology management information directly with an attached SAS expander device. Each PHY on the controller can function as an SMP initiator.

Acronym for Serial SCSI Protocol. SSP enables communication with other SAS devices. Each PHY on the SAS controller can function as an SSP initiator or an SSP target.

Acronym for Serial Tunneling Protocol. STP enables communication with a SATA device through an attached expander. Each PHY on the SAS controller can function as an STP initiator.

The portion of a stripe that resides on a single drive.

The total drive space consumed by a stripe not including a parity drive. For example, if a stripe contains 64 KB of drive space and has 16 KB of data residing on each drive, the stripe size is 64 KB and the strip size is 16 KB.

A larger stripe size produces improved read performance, especially if most of the reads are sequential. For mostly random reads, select a smaller stripe size.

Drive striping writes data across two or more drives. Each stripe spans two or more drives but consumes only a portion of each drive. Each drive, therefore, may have several stripes. The amount of space consumed by a stripe is the same on each drive that is included in the stripe. The portion of a stripe that resides on a single drive is a strip, also known as a stripe element. Striping by itself does not provide data redundancy; striping in combination with parity provides data redundancy.

The drive space consumed by a strip. For example, if a stripe size contains 64 KB of drive space and has 16 KB of data residing on each drive, the stripe size is 64 KB and the strip size is 16 KB. The stripe depth is four (four drives in the stripe). You can specify stripe sizes of 8 KB, 16 KB, 32 KB, 64 KB, 128 KB, 256 KB, 512 KB, or 1 MB.

RAID 0, 1, and 10 configurations for MegaRAID SAS 9240 RAID controllers are limited to 16 drives and 64K stripe size. To exceed these limitations, you can plug in a new MegaRAID SAS 9260 RAID controller or a a new MegaRAID SAS 9280 RAID controller. The MegaRAID Storage Manager utility recognizes and imports the existing array with no reconfiguration required.

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