Broadcom 12Gb/s MegaRAID SAS RAID Controllers User Guide

Broadcom 12Gb/s MegaRAID SAS RAID Controllers User Guide

12Gb/s MegaRAID® SAS RAID Controllers User Guide

April 2014 54027-00, Rev. B 54027-00B

12Gb/s MegaRAID SAS RAID Controllers User Guide April 2014

Revision History

Version and Date

54027-00, Rev. B, April 2014 54027-00, Rev. A, October 2013

Description of Changes

Added the MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID controller and the MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e RAID controller.

Initial release of the document.

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12Gb/s MegaRAID SAS RAID Controllers User Guide April 2014 Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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

1.1 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1.1.1 SAS/SATA Standards and Communication Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

1.2 General Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1.3 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID Controllers – Detailed Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1.3.1 MegaRAID SAS 9341-4i RAID Controller and MegaRAID SAS 9341-8i RAID Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1.3.2 MegaRAID SAS 9361-4i RAID Controller and MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i RAID Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1.3.3 MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

1.3.4 MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e RAID Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 1.4 Configuration Scenarios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

1.5 Benefits of the SAS Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 1.5.1 PCI Express Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

1.5.2 Operating System Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 1.6 Summary of 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID Controller Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

1.6.1 SAS Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 1.6.2 SAS Array Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

1.6.3 SATA III Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 1.6.4 PCI Express Performance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

1.6.5 Usability Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 1.6.6 Flexibility Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 1.6.7 Drive Roaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

1.6.8 Drive Migration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

1.7 Hardware Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

1.8 Technical Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

Chapter 2: MegaRAID SAS Hardware Installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

2.1 Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

2.2 Quick Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

2.3 Detailed Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

2.4 After Installing the RAID Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

2.5 SAS Device Cables and Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

2.5.1 Connecting a RAID Controller with Internal Port Connectors by Cable to Internal Drives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Chapter 3: MegaRAID SAS RAID Controller Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

3.1 12GB/s MegaRAID SAS RAID Controller Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

3.1.1 MegaRAID SAS 9341 RAID Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 3.1.1.1 MegaRAID SAS 9341-8i RAID Controller – Board Layout and Jumper and Connector Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

3.1.2 MegaRAID SAS 9361 RAID Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 3.1.2.1 MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i RAID Controller – Board Layout and Jumper and Connector Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

3.1.3 MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 3.1.3.1 MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID Controller – Board Layout and Jumper and Connector Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

3.1.4 MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e RAID Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 3.1.4.1 MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e RAID Controller – Board Layout and Jumper and Connector Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

3.2 12GB/s MegaRAID SAS RAID Controller Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

3.3 Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

3.3.1 RAID Controller Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

3.3.2 Array Performance Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

3.3.3 Fault Tolerance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

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3.3.4 Electrical Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 3.3.4.1 Power Supply Requirements for the MegaRAID SAS 9341 RAID Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 3.3.4.2 Operating and Nonoperating Conditions for MegaRAID SAS 9341 RAID Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

3.3.4.3 Power Supply Requirements for the MegaRAID SAS 9361 RAID Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 3.3.4.4 Operating and Nonoperating Conditions for MegaRAID SAS 9361 RAID Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 3.3.4.5 Power Supply Requirements for the MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

3.3.4.6 Operating and Nonoperating Conditions for MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID Controllers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 3.3.4.7 Power Supply Requirements for the MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e RAID Controllers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

3.3.4.8 Operating and Nonoperating Conditions for MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e RAID Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 3.3.5 Safety Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Glossary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

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12Gb/s MegaRAID SAS RAID Controllers User Guide April 2014 Chapter 1: Overview Overview

Chapter 1: Overview

This document is the primary reference and user’s guide for the LSI® MegaRAID® SATA+SAS RAID controllers based on the 12Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID-on-a-chip (ROC) devices. This document contains complete installation instructions and specifications for these RAID controllers.

1.1

1.1.1

Overview

The 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID controllers are high-performance intelligent PCIe®-to-SATA+SAS controllers with RAID control capability. The 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+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 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+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 devices 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 technology gives you the flexibility to combine these two similar technologies on the same controller, within the same enclosure, and in the same virtual drive.

  

NOTE

Carefully assess any decision to mix SAS drives and SATA drives within the same

virtual drive

. Although you can mix drives, 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 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID controllers are based on the LSI first-to-market SAS technology and proven MegaRAID technology. As third-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: 12Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) performance 6Gb/s SATA III performance Eight-lane, 8 GT/s PCIe host interface

SAS/SATA Standards and Communication Protocols

   MegaRAID SATA+SAS controllers support the ANSI®

Serial Attached SCSI standard, version 3.0

. 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 LSI Corporation - 5 -

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General Description

Chapter 1: Overview General Description    The 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID controllers bring 12Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI and 6Gb/s SATA III performance to host adapter, workstation, and server designs. The 12Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9341 RAID controllers are based on the LSISAS3008 PCIe-to-SAS/SATA controller. The following 12Gb/s MegaRAID SAS controllers are based on the LSISAS3108 PCIe RoC device: MegaRAID SAS 9361-4i and SAS 9361-8i RAID controllers MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID controller MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e RAID controller The controllers support internal storage devices and/or external storage devices, which allow you to use a system that supports enterprise-class SAS drives and desktop-class SATA III drives. Each 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID controller can connect to drives and can use expanders to connect to additional drives. Simplified cabling between devices is an additional benefit.

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 3.0 interface.

1.3

1.3.1

1.3.2

1.3.3

12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID Controllers – Detailed Descriptions

The 12 Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID controllers are described in detail in the following subsections.

MegaRAID SAS 9341-4i RAID Controller and MegaRAID SAS 9341-8i RAID Controller

  The 12Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9341-4i PCIe 3.0 Low-Profile Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller controls four internal SAS/SATA ports through one SFF-8643 mini-SAS HD-4i internal connector.

The 12Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9341-8i PCIe 3.0 Low-Profile Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller controls eight internal SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8643 mini-SAS HD-4i internal connectors.

MegaRAID SAS 9361-4i RAID Controller and MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i RAID Controller

  The 12Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9361-4i PCIe 3.0 Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller controls four internal SAS/SATA ports through one SFF-8643 mini-SAS HD-4i internal connector.

The 12Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i PCIe 3.0 Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller controls eight internal SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8643 mini-SAS HD-4i internal connectors.

MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID Controller

The 12Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e PCIe 3.0 Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller controls four internal SAS/SATA ports through one SFF-8643 mini-SAS HD-4i internal connectors and four external SAS/SATA ports through one SFF-8644 mini-SAS HD-4e internal connector.

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MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e RAID Controller

Chapter 1: Overview Configuration Scenarios The 12Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e PCIe 3.0 Serial-Attached SCSI/SATA Disk Array Controller controls eight external SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8644 mini-SAS HD-4e external connectors.

1.4

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 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 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 an 8-bit/16-bit interface for connecting peripheral devices, such as nonvolatile static random access memory (NVSRAM) and Flash ROM.

Figure 1 Example of an LSI SAS Direct-Connect Application

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

PCI Express Interface 8 SAS RAID Controller Peripheral Bus Flash ROM/ NVSRAM/ I 2 C/UART LSISAS3108 PCI Express to SAS ROC 72-bit DDR3 with ECC Interface LSISASx12 Expander LSISASx12 Expander

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1.5.1

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. 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.

PCI Express Architecture

PCI Express® (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 devices over the bus.

NOTE

Some PCIe slots support only PCIe graphics cards. RAID controllers installed in these PCIe slots do not function.

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.

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Operating System Support

Chapter 1: Overview Summary of 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID Controller Characteristics         The 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID controllers support the following operating systems:  Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2 (64-bit only), Windows 2003 R2 SP2, Windows Vista® SP2, Windows 7 Client SP1, Windows 8, Windows 2008 SP2, Windows 2008 R2 SP1, and Window Server® 2012 Red Hat® Linux® SuSE® SLES Ubuntu® Linux VMware® Solaris® FreeBSD® XenServer® Oracle® Enterprise Linux (OEL) 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 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID controllers use Fusion-MPT architecture for all major operating systems, which results in thinner drivers and better performance.

1.6

Summary of 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID Controller Characteristics

          This section summarizes the features and benefits offered by the 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID controllers. It contains information on SAS features, SATA features, PCI performance, integration, usability, and flexibility.

The 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID controllers have the following features:  PCIe x8 lane width (with support for x16 connections) PCIe performance up to 8Gb/s per lane Support for 1-GB and 2-GB DDR3 at 1866 MHz with ONFI cache offload support One internal connector for the MegaRAID SAS 9341-4i RAID controller, the MegaRAID SAS 9361-4i RAID controller, and MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID controller Two internal connectors for the MegaRAID SAS 9341-8i RAID controller and the MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i RAID controller One external connector for the MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID controller Two external connectors for the MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e RAID controller 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: 64 KB, 128 KB, 256 KB, 512 KB, or 1024 KB

NOTE NOTE

MegaRAID does not support strip sizes smaller than 64 KB. However, you can import virtual drives from legacy MegaRAID generations) that use strip sizes smaller than 64 KB.

The MegaRAID SAS 9341-4i RAID controller and the MegaRAID SAS 9341-8i RAID controller support a stripe size of 64 KB only. The stripe size for these two controllers cannot be changed.

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1.6.2

Chapter 1: Overview Summary of 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID Controller Characteristics    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) NVSRAM of 32 KB for storing RAID system configuration information; the MegaRAID SAS firmware is stored in flash ROM for easy upgrade.

SAS Features

        The 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID controllers support the following SAS features: They provide four fully independent PHYs or eight fully independent PHYs, depending on the controller.

They support 12Gb/s, 6Gb/s, and 3Gb/s SAS data transfers per PHY.

They support SMP to communicate topology-management information.

They support SSP to enable communication with other SAS devices.

They support STP to enable communication with SATA devices through an attached expander.

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

They simplify cabling between devices.

They provide a scalable interface that supports up to 255 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.

They support wide ports that consist of two, three, or four PHYs within a single quad port.

They support narrow ports consisting of a single PHY.

They transfer data by using SCSI information units.

SAS Array Limitations

This section describes the array limitations of the 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+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 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID controllers.

Table 1 12Gb/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 Maximum drives per drive group

MegaRAID SAS 9341-4i Controller MegaRAID SAS 9341-8i Controller MegaRAID SAS 9361-4i Controller MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i Controller

32 32 16 32 64 128 16 32

MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e Controller MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e Controller

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Table 1 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID Controllers Array Limitations Specification

Maximum drives per controller Maximum hot spares per controller Maximum spans per virtual drive Maximum enclosures

MegaRAID SAS 9341-4i Controller MegaRAID SAS 9341-8i Controller MegaRAID SAS 9361-4i Controller MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i Controller

240 64 (32 configurable drives) 32 8 2 240 8 16 per port

MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e Controller MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e Controller

240 240 240 8 16 per port 240 8 16 per port 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.

SATA III Features

        The following list describes the SATA III features of the RAID controllers: They support SATA III data transfers of 6Gb/s.

They support STP data transfers of 6Gb/s and 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 fail-over configuration) through an expander.

They comply with the

Serial ATA specification, version 3.0

.

PCI Express 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 8Gb/s per lane.

Complies with the

PCI Express specification, Revision 3.0

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

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

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1.6.6

1.6.7

Usability Features

Chapter 1: Overview Summary of 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID Controller Characteristics     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 LED is a fault LED only for controllers with internal port connectors).

They provide an I 2 C interface for enclosure management.

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

NOTE

LED signals indicate an error condition or drive activity. The MegaRAID controllers support different blink patterns for these LEDs, depending on the user configuration and storage enclosure. For information about the LED blink patterns, contact your storage enclosure manufacturer.

Flexibility Features

      These features increase the flexibility of the RAID controllers: They support a Flash ROM interface and a NVSRAM 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.

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 NVSRAM 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.

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.

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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 NVSRAM.

2.

3.

4.

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 NVSRAM mismatch error (providing a configuration is on the destination controller). The NVSRAM 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.

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.

5.

6.

7.

8.

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.

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.

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.

9.

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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1.7

Hardware Specifications

You can install the 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID controllers in a computer with a motherboard that has a PCIe slot. The following table describes the hardware configuration features for the 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID controllers.

Table 2 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID Controller Features

RAID levels

Specification

Devices supported per port Number of ports Data transfer rate Bus Cache function 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 internal connectors

MegaRAID SAS 9341-4i RAID Controller, MegaRAID SAS 9341-8i RAID Controller, MegaRAID SAS 9361-4i RAID Controller, MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i RAID Controller MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID Controller, MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e RAID Controller

MegaRAID SAS 9341 RAID controllers: 0, 1, 5, 10, 50 MegaRAID SAS 9361 RAID controllers: 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID controllers: 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e RAID controllers: 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 MegaRAID SAS 9341 RAID controllers: Up to 64 SAS devices or SATA III devices (such as drives and expanders) MegaRAID SAS 9361 RAID controllers: Up to 255 SAS devices or SATA III devices (such as drives and expanders) MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID controllers: Up to 255 SAS devices or SATA III devices (such as drives and expanders) MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e RAID controllers: Up to 255 SAS devices or SATA III devices (such as drives and expanders) MegaRAID SAS 9341-4i RAID controller: Four ports through one SFF-8643 mini-SAS HD-4i connector MegaRAID SAS 9341-8i RAID controller: Eight ports through two SFF-8643 mini-SAS HD-4i connectors MegaRAID SAS 9361-4i RAID controller: Four ports through one SFF-8643 mini-SAS HD-4i connector MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i RAID controller: Eight ports through two SFF-8643 mini-SAS HD-4i connectors MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID controller: Four ports through one SFF-8643 mini-SAS HD-4i connector and four ports through one SFF-8644 mini-SAS HD-4e connector MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e RAID controller: Eight ports through two SFF-8644 mini-SAS HD-4e connectors Up to 12Gb/s per PHY PCIe 3.0 (for LSISAS3108-based controllers) Write-back, write-through, non-read-ahead, read-ahead, cache I/O, direct I/O MegaRAID SAS 9341 RAID controllers: Up to 32 MegaRAID SAS 9361 RAID controllers: Up to 64 MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID controllers: Up to 64 MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e RAID controllers: Up to 64 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes MegaRAID SAS 9341-4i RAID controller: One SFF-8643 mini-SAS HD-4i connector MegaRAID SAS 9341-8i RAID controller: Two SFF-8643 mini-SAS HD-4i connectors MegaRAID SAS 9361-4i RAID controller: One SFF-8643 mini-SAS HD-4i connector MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i RAID controller: Two SFF-8643 mini-SAS HD-4i connectors MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID controller: One SFF-8643 mini-SAS HD-4i connector LSI Corporation - 14 -

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Table 2 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID Controller Features (Continued) Specification

Number of external connectors Hardware exclusive OR (XOR) assistance Direct I/O Architecture

MegaRAID SAS 9341-4i RAID Controller, MegaRAID SAS 9341-8i RAID Controller, MegaRAID SAS 9361-4i RAID Controller, MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i RAID Controller MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID Controller, MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e RAID Controller

MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID controller: One SFF-8644 mini-SAS HD-4e connector MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e RAID controller: Two SFF-8644 mini-SAS HD-4e connectors Yes Yes Fusion-MPT

1.8

Technical Support

For assistance installing, configuring, or running your 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+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/support/storage/tech_support/index.html

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.

Email:

http://www.lsi.com/support/email/Pages/default.aspx

Support Request:

http://www.lsi.com/support/Pages/submitsupportrequest.aspx

Telephone Support:

http://www.lsi.com/support/Pages/call-us.aspx

1-800-633-4545 (North America) 00-800-5745-6442 (International)

NOTE

The international toll-free number does not require country-specific access codes.

Documents and Downloads:

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Chapter 2: MegaRAID SAS Hardware Installation Requirements

2.1

2.2

Requirements

The following items are required to install a 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID controller:   A MegaRAID SAS 93

xx

RAID controller A host system with an available x8 PCIe 3.0 slot   

NOTE

SAS drives or SATA drives These controllers also work in PCI Express first generation slots. The PCI Express 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 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+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 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID controller in the server, and connect SAS devices or SATA 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

Chapter 2: MegaRAID SAS Hardware Installation Detailed Installation This section provides detailed instructions on how to install your 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID controller. The figure in this section shows the installation of the MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i RAID controller in a PCIe slot. You can install the other MegaRAID SAS RAID controllers in the same way.

1.

2.

3.

4.

Unpack your 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+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 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+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, as shown in the following figure. 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.

ATTENTION NOTE

If your RAID controller has a CacheVault® Flash Module (CVFM), do not press down on the module when you insert the controller.

This RAID controller is a PCIe

x

8 card, and it can operate in

x

8 or

x

16 slots. Some PCIe slots, however, support only PCIe graphics cards; if a RAID controller is installed in one of these slots, the RAID 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 9361-8i Controller Installation in a PCIe Slot

Bracket Screw Chapter 2: MegaRAID SAS Hardware Installation Detailed Installation Press Here Press Here 3_01495-02 PCIe Slot Edge of Motherboard 5.

6.

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 pre-installation configuration requirements.

Connect the RAID controller to the devices.

Use SAS cables to connect SAS devices, SATA devices, or both to the 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+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 RAID Controller with Internal Port Connectors by Cable to Internal Drives

, for information about connecting the controller to the drives. The maximum cable length is 1 meter (39.37 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 1 meter (39.37 in.). (Use shorter cables, if possible.) Use cables that meet the SAS specification.

Route the SAS cables carefully.

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8.

9.

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 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+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.

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 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+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 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+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

SAS/SATA III Device SAS/SATA III Device SAS/SATA III Device SAS/SATA III Device SAS PCI Express RAID Controller Peripheral Bus I 2 C Interface Flash ROM/ NVSRAM I 2 C PCI Express Interface 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, SATA Plugs, and SAS Backplane Receptacle Connector

SAS Primary Physical Link Power

Serial Attached SCSI SAS Backplane Receptacle Connector

SAS Secondary Physical Link Chapter 2: 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 RAID Controller with Internal Port Connectors by Cable to Internal Drives

This section provides step-by-step instructions for connecting the SAS cable from the internal SAS port connectors on the RAID controller to internal 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 9361-8i RAID controller is shown as an example. You can connect the other MegaRAID SAS 93xx controllers in the same way.

Insert the SFF-8643 internal mini-SAS HD-4i connector on the cable into a SFF-8643 internal mini-SAS HD-4i connector on the MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i RAID controller, as shown in the following figure.

Plug the HDD connector on the other end of the cable into the connector on the SAS drive or 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 9361-8i RAID Controller to a Drive

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3.1.1.1

12GB/s MegaRAID SAS RAID Controller Family

The 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID controllers are dual-PHY, SAS PCI Express (PCIe) RAID controllers and are used in a system with a 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. The following subsection provides figures and connector information for the 12GB/s MegaRAID SAS RAID controllers.

MegaRAID SAS 9341 RAID Controllers

The MegaRAID SAS 9341-4i low-profile SATA+SAS RAID controller controls four internal SAS/SATA ports through one SFF-8643 internal mini-SAS HD-4i connector.

The MegaRAID SAS 9341-8i low-profile SATA+SAS RAID controller controls eight internal SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8643 internal mini-SAS HD-4i connectors.

MegaRAID SAS 9341-8i RAID Controller – Board Layout and Jumper and Connector Information

This subsection provides the board layout, and the connector and jumper information for the MegaRAID SAS 9341 RAID controllers. The following figure shows the jumpers and the connectors on the MegaRAID SAS 9341-8 controller.

NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9341-4i RAID controller is the same as the MegaRAID SAS 9341-8i RAID controller, except that the MegaRAID SAS 9341-8i RAID controller contains an additional internal port connector, J1B.

NOTE

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

Figure 8 Card Layout for the MegaRAID SAS 9341-8i RAID Controller

J2 J4 J6 J3 J1B J1A

NOTE

J5 3_02070-00 EC1 Pin 1 on the headers and connectors is highlighted in red in this figure.

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The following table describes the jumpers and the connectors on the MegaRAID SAS 9341-8i RAID controller.

Table 3 Jumpers and Connectors Jumper/ Connector

EC1 J1A J1B J2 J3 J4 J5 J6

Type Description

Standard edge card connector The interface between the RAID controller and the host system.

Along with the PCIe interface, this connector 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).

x4 SAS Port 0 through Port 3 internal connector Two SFF-8643 mini-SAS HD-4i internal connectors Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA drives. x4 SAS Port 4 through Port 7 internal connector Two SFF-8643 mini-SAS HD-4i internal connectors Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA drives. CPLD header Modular RAID Key header 10-pin header Reserved for LSI use.

2-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

On-board Serial Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) connector RISCwatch header 4-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

LSI Test header 16-pin header Reserved for LSI use.

2-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

MegaRAID SAS 9361 RAID Controllers

The MegaRAID SAS 9361-4i low-profile SATA+SAS RAID controller controls four internal SAS/SATA ports through one SFF-8643 internal mini-SAS HD-4i connector.

The MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i low-profile SATA+SAS RAID controller controls eight internal SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8643 internal mini-SAS HD-4i connectors.

MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i RAID Controller – Board Layout and Jumper and Connector Information

This subsection provides the board layout, and the connector and jumper information for the MegaRAID SAS 9361 RAID controllers. The following figure shows the jumpers and the connectors on the MegaRAID SAS 9361-8 controller.

NOTE NOTE

The MegaRAID SAS 9361-4i RAID controller is the same as the MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i RAID controller except that the J5A1 connector on the MegaRAID SAS 9361-4i RAID controller is a single internal port connector. The J5A1 connector on the MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i RAID controller is a dual internal port connector.

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

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Figure 9 Card Layout for the MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i RAID Controller

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Table 4 Jumpers and Connectors Jumper/ Connector

J1A2 J1A4 J1B1 IPMI-style I IPMI-style I 2 2

Type

C connector for Ports 4 to 7 C connector for Ports 0 to 3 Individual PHY and drive fault indication header Ports 0 to 3 Ports 4 to 7 YH D N YH

Description

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

3-pin connector Supports SES over I 2 C through an internal I 2 C backplane cable.

2x8-pin header Connects to an LED that indicates whether a drive is in a fault condition. One LED exists 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 (no SAS expanders exist). Direct attach is defined as a maximum of one drive connected directly to each port.

NOTE

The J5A1 connector on the MegaRAID SAS 9361-4i RAID controller is a single internal port connector.

3257 J2B4 J4B1 J5A1 J5B1 3257 -% B Standard edge card connector The interface between the RAID controller and the host system.

Along with the PCIe interface, this connector 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).

CacheVault Flash Module (ONFI) interface 70-pin connector Connects the RAID controller to a flash module.

Dual x4 SAS Port 0 through Port 7 internal connector Two SFF-8643 mini-SAS HD-4i internal connectors Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA drives. LSI Test header 2-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

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Table 4 Jumpers and Connectors (Continued) Jumper/ Connector

J6B1 J6B2 J6B3

Type Description

Advanced software options hardware key header 3-pin header Enables support for selected advanced features, such as Recovery, CacheCade®, FastPath, and SafeStore™ disk encryption. Refer to the

MegaRAID Advanced Services Hardware Key Quick Installation Guide

for more information.

Default Serial boot ROM (SBR) header Global hard disk drive (HDD) activity LED header 2-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

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

YH D N YH J6B4 J6B5 -% B On-board Serial Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) connector Global drive fault LED header 4-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates whether a drive is in a fault condition YH N YH D J6B6 J6B7 -% B Complex programmable logic device (CPLD) header Cache write pending header 6-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

2-pin connector.

Connector for an LED mounted on the system enclosure. The LED indicates that the data in the cache has yet to be written to the storage devices.

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MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID Controllers

The MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e low-profile SATA+SAS RAID controller controls four internal SAS/SATA ports through one SFF-8643 internal mini-SAS HD-4i connector and four external SAS/SATA ports through one SFF-8644 mini-SAS HD-4e connector.

MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID Controller – Board Layout and Jumper and Connector Information

This subsection provides the board layout, and the connector and jumper information for the MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID controller. The following figure shows the jumpers and the connectors on the controller.

NOTE

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

Figure 10 Card Layout for the MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID Controller

J1A12 J1A7 J1A5 J1A10 J1B1 J1A6 J1A11 J1A4 J1A9 J4A1 J1A8 J1B2 J2A1 J2B4 3_02173-01 LSI Corporation - 28 -

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Table 5 Jumpers and Connectors Jumper/ Connector

J1A4

Type

IPMI-style I 2 C connector for Ports 4 to 7

Description

J1A5 J1A6 Default Serial boot ROM (SBR) header Global drive fault LED header 3-pin connector Supports SCSI Enclosure Services (SES) over I 2 C through an internal I 2 C backplane cable.

2-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

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

YH D N YH J1A7 -$ B Cache write pending header YH D N YH 2-pin connector.

Connector for an LED mounted on the system enclosure. The LED indicates that the data in the cache has yet to be written to the storage devices.

J1A9 -$ B On-board Serial Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) connector 4-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

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Table 5 Jumpers and Connectors (Continued) Jumper/ Connector

J1A10

Type

Individual PHY and drive fault indication header Ports 4 to 7

Description

2x4-pin header Connects to an LED that indicates whether a drive is in a fault condition. One LED exists 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 (no SAS expanders exist). Direct attach is defined as a maximum of one drive connected directly to each port.

J1A11 Global hard disk drive (HDD) activity LED header 2-pin connector Connects to an LED that indicates activity on the drives connected to the controller.

YH D N YH J1A12 J1B1 J1B2 J2A1 J4A1 -$ B LSI Test header 2-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

Advanced software options hardware key header 3-pin header Enables support for selected advanced features, such as Recovery, CacheCade, FastPath, and SafeStore disk encryption.

Refer to the

MegaRAID Advanced Services Hardware Key Quick Installation Guide

for more information.

SAS Port 0 through Port 3 external connector SAS Port 4 through Port 7 internal connector One SFF-8644 mini-SAS HD-4e external connector Connects the controller by cable to an enclosure containing SAS drives or SATA drives. One SFF-8643 mini-SAS HD-4i internal connector Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA drives. CacheVault Flash Module (ONFI) interface 80-pin connector Connects the RAID controller to a flash module.

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3.1.4.1

MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e RAID Controllers

The MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e low-profile SATA+SAS RAID controller controls eight external SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8644 mini-SAS HD-4e connectors.

MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e RAID Controller – Board Layout and Jumper and Connector Information

This subsection provides the board layout, and the connector and jumper information for the MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e RAID controller. The following figure shows the jumpers and the connectors on the controller.

NOTE

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

Figure 11 Card Layout for the MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e RAID Controller

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Table 6 Jumpers and Connectors Jumper/ Connector

J1A5

Type

Default Serial boot ROM (SBR) header

Description

J1A6 Global drive fault LED header 2-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

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

YH D N YH J1A8 J1A11 CPLD header Global hard disk drive (HDD) activity LED header 5-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

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

YH D -$ B N YH J1A12 J1B1 -$ B SAS Port 0 through Port 7 external connector Two SFF-8644 mini-SAS HD-4e external connectors Connects the controller by cable to an enclosure containing SAS drives or SATA drives. Advanced software options hardware key header 3-pin header Enables support for selected advanced features, such as Recovery, CacheCade, FastPath, and SafeStore disk encryption. Refer to the

MegaRAID Advanced Services Hardware Key Quick Installation Guide

for more information.

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Table 6 Jumpers and Connectors (Continued) Jumper/ Connector

J1B2

Type

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Description

2-pin connector.

Connector for an LED mounted on the system enclosure. The LED indicates that the data in the cache has yet to be written to the storage devices.

3.2

J1B3 J1B4 J2B4 J4A1 -% B LSI Test header On-board Serial Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) connector 2-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

4-pin connector Reserved for LSI use.

Standard edge card connector The interface between the RAID controller and the host system.

Along with the PCIe interface, this connector 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).

CacheVault Flash Module (ONFI) interface 80-pin connector Connects the RAID controller to a flash module.

12GB/s MegaRAID SAS RAID Controller Characteristics

The following table shows the general characteristics for all 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID controllers.

Table 7 12GB/s MegaRAID SAS RAID Controller Characteristics

Yes

Flash ROM a

a.

b.

Yes

Serial EEPROM

For boot code and firmware.

For BIOS configuration storage.

b Data Transfer Rates

Up to 12GB/s per port for SAS and up to 6GB/s per port for SATA III Each 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID controller ensures data integrity by intelligently validating the compatibility of the SAS domain. The 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID controllers use Fusion-MPT architecture, which allows for thinner drivers and better performance.

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3.3.1

Technical Specifications

Chapter 3: MegaRAID SAS RAID Controller Characteristics Technical Specifications               The design and implementation of the 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID controllers minimize electromagnetic emissions, susceptibility to radio frequency energy, and the effects of electrostatic discharge. The 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+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 9341-4i RAID controller (model 25461) MegaRAID SAS 9341-8i RAID controller (model 25461) MegaRAID SAS 9361-4i RAID controller (model 25420) MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i RAID controller (model 25420) MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID controller (model 25190) MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e RAID controller (model 25528)

RAID Controller Specifications

The following table lists the specifications for the 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID controller.

Table 8 RAID Controller Specifications Specification

Processor/SAS controller Part number Operating voltage

MegaRAID SAS 9341-4i RAID Controller, MegaRAID SAS 9341-8i RAID Controller, MegaRAID SAS 9361-4i RAID Controller, MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i RAID Controller, MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID Controller, MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e RAID Controller

MegaRAID SAS 9341 RAID controllers: LSISAS3008 PCIe-to-SAS/SATA controller MegaRAID SAS 9361 RAID controllers: LSISAS3108 PCIe RoC device MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID controllers: LSISAS3108 PCIe RoC device MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e RAID controllers: LSISAS3108 PCIe RoC device MegaRAID SAS 9341-4i RAID controller: 25461 MegaRAID SAS 9341-8i RAID controller: 25461 MegaRAID SAS 9361-4i RAID controller: 25420 MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i RAID controller: 25420 MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID controller: 25190 MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e RAID controller: 25528 +3.3 V, +12 V LSI Corporation - 34 -

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Table 8 RAID Controller Specifications (Continued)

Card size

Specification

Array interface to the host PCI Express bus data transfer rate Serial port SAS controller SAS bus speed SAS ports Cache configuration Size of flash ROM for firmware NVSRAM

MegaRAID SAS 9341-4i RAID Controller, MegaRAID SAS 9341-8i RAID Controller, MegaRAID SAS 9361-4i RAID Controller, MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i RAID Controller, MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID Controller, MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e RAID Controller

MegaRAID SAS 9341 RAID controller: Low-profile PCIe adapter card size (68.90 mm × 152.35 mm) MegaRAID SAS 9361 RAID controller: Low-profile PCIe adapter card size (68.90 mm × 167.65 mm) MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID controller: Low-profile PCIe adapter card size (68.90 mm × 167.65 mm) MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e RAID controller: Low-profile PCIe adapter card size (68.90 mm × 167.65 mm) PCIe Rev. 3.0

  Up to 8GB/s per lane x8 lane width 4-pin RS232-compatible connector (for manufacturing use only) MegaRAID SAS 9341 RAID controller: LSISAS3008 Single SAS controller MegaRAID SAS 9361 RAID controller: LSISAS3108 Single SAS controller MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID controller: LSISAS3108 Single SAS controller MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e RAID controller: LSISAS3108 Single SAS controller 12GB/s SAS connectors with four SAS ports each The MegaRAID SAS 9361, 9380-4i4e, and 9380-8e controllers support the following cache configuration:  1 GB – 72b arrangement (5) 128Mbx16, Double Data Rate III (DDR3) at 1866 MHz with ONFI Cache Offload Support 16 MB 32 KB for storing RAID configurations

Array Performance Features

The following table shows the array performance features for the 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID controllers.

Table 9 Array Performance Features Specification

PCI Express 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

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3.3.4

3.3.4.1

3.3.4.2

Fault Tolerance

The following table lists the fault tolerance features for the 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID controllers.

Table 10 Fault Tolerance Features

a.

Specification

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

MegaRAID SAS 9341-4i RAID Controller, MegaRAID SAS 9341-8i RAID Controller, MegaRAID SAS 9361-4i RAID Controller, MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i RAID Controller, MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID Controller, MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e RAID Controller

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.

Electrical Characteristics

This subsection provides the power supply requirements for the 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID controllers.

Power Supply Requirements for the MegaRAID SAS 9341 RAID Controller

All power is supplied to the MegaRAID SAS 9341 RAID controller through the PCIe 12V rail. Onboard switching regulator circuitry operating from the 12V rail provides the necessary voltages. The supply voltages are 12V ± 8 percent (from PCI edge connector only). The following table lists the power supply for the MegaRAID SAS 9341 RAID controller at peak mode and at normal power mode.

Table 11 Power Supply for MegaRAID SAS 9341 RAID Controller Power Mode

Peak (on-max) On-Normal/Typical

Power Mode Description

Maximum Typical

DC Power (Watts)

19.04 W 13 W

Operating and Nonoperating Conditions for MegaRAID SAS 9341 RAID Controllers

For the MegaRAID SAS 9341-8i RAID controller, the operating (thermal and atmospheric) conditions are as follows:    Relative humidity range is 5 percent to 90 percent noncondensing Airflow must be at least 75 linear feet per minute (LFPM) to avoid operating the LSISAS3008 processor above the maximum ambient temperature Temperature range: 0 °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.

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3.3.4.5

Power Supply Requirements for the MegaRAID SAS 9361 RAID Controllers

All power is supplied to the MegaRAID SAS 9361 RAID controllers through the PCIe 3.3V rails and the 12V rail. Onboard switching regulator circuitry operating from the 3.3V rails and the 12V rail provides the necessary voltages. The following states determine the typical current consumption of the controller:    State 1: While sitting idle at the DOS® prompt State 2: During a drive stress test State 3: Power on the controller with a deeply depleted CacheVault Power Module (CVPM) attached The supply voltages are 12V ± 8 percent (from PCI edge connector only) and 3.3V ± 9 percent (from PCI edge connector only). The following table lists the power supply for the RAID controllers for these three states at the different voltages.

Table 12 Power Supply for MegaRAID SAS 9361 RAID Controllers PCI Edge Connector

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

State 1

793 mA 915 mA 1 mA 13.95 W

State 2

793 mA 1090 mA 1 mA 16.15 W

State 3

789 mA 1.457 A 1 mA 20.062 W

Operating and Nonoperating Conditions for MegaRAID SAS 9361 RAID Controllers

For the MegaRAID SAS 9361 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 LSISAS3108 processor above the maximum ambient temperature Temperature range: 10 °C to +55 °C (with or without the CVFM04 module attached) 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 the MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID Controllers

All power is supplied to the MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID controllers through the PCIe 3.3V rails and the 12V rail. Onboard switching regulator circuitry operating from the 3.3V rails and the 12V rail provides the necessary voltages. The following states determine the typical current consumption of the controller: State 1: While sitting idle at the DOS prompt State 2: During a drive stress test State 3: Power on the controller with a deeply depleted CacheVault Power Module (CVPM) attached LSI Corporation - 37 -

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3.3.4.7

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

Table 13 Power Supply for MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID Controllers PCI Edge Connector

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

State 1

727 mA 1050 mA 10 mA 15.212 W

State 2

1030 mA 1410 mA 10 mA 20.574 W

State 3

1280 mA 1640 mA 10 mA 24.153 W

Operating and Nonoperating Conditions for MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e RAID Controllers

For the MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e 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 LSISAS3108 processor above the maximum ambient temperature Temperature range: 10 °C to +55 °C (with or without the CVFM04 module attached) 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 the MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e RAID Controllers

All power is supplied to the MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e RAID controllers through the PCIe 3.3V rails and the 12V rail. Onboard switching regulator circuitry operating from the 3.3V rails and the 12V rail provides the necessary voltages. The following states determine the typical current consumption of the controller:    State 1: While sitting idle at the DOS prompt State 2: During a drive stress test State 3: Power on the controller with a deeply depleted CacheVault Power Module (CVPM) attached The supply voltages are 12V ± 8 percent (from PCI edge connector only) and 3.3V ± 9 percent (from PCI edge connector only). The following table lists the power supply for the RAID controllers for these two states at the different voltages.

Table 14 Power Supply for MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e RAID Controllers PCI Edge Connector

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

State 1

800 mA 1000 mA 20 mA 14.95 W

State 2

880 mA 1220 mA 20 mA 17.91 W

State 3

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3.3.4.8

3.3.5

Operating and Nonoperating Conditions for MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e RAID Controllers

For the MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e 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 LSISAS3108 processor above the maximum ambient temperature Temperature range: 10 °C to +55 °C (with or without the CVFM04 module attached) 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

Safety Characteristics

All 12Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+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 PCI Express bus slot, all voltages are lower than the SELV 42.4V limit.

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12Gb/s MegaRAID SAS RAID Controllers User Guide April 2014 Glossary

Glossary

B BIOS

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.

C configuration

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.

D device driver

A program that permits a microprocessor (through the operating system) to direct the operation of a peripheral device.

domain validation

A software procedure in which a host queries a device to determine its ability to communicate at the negotiated data rate.

drive group

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.

E EEPROM

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

NVSRAM

.

external SAS device

A SAS device installed outside the computer cabinet. These devices are connected using specific types of shielded cables.

F Fusion-MPT architecture

An acronym for Fusion-Message Passing Technology architecture. Fusion-MPT architecture 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.

H host

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.

host adapter board

A circuit board or integrated circuit that provides a device connection to the computer system.

hot spare

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

A SAS device installed inside the computer cabinet. These devices are connected by using a shielded cable.

M main memory

The part of computer memory that is directly accessible by the CPU (usually synonymous with RAM).

N NVSRAM

Acronym for nonvolatile static random access memory. An EEPROM (electronically erasable read-only memory) chip that stores

configuration information. See EEPROM

.

P PCI

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.

PCI Express

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.

peripheral 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).

PHY

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.

R RAID

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.

RAID levels

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.

S SAS

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.

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SAS device

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.

SATA

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.

SMP

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.

SSP

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.

STP

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.

strip

The portion of a stripe that resides on a single drive.

stripe size

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.

striping

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.

strip size

The drive space consumed by a strip. 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. The stripe depth is four (four drives in the stripe). You can specify strip sizes of 8 KB, 16 KB, 32 KB, 64 KB, 128 KB, 256 KB, 512 KB, or 1 MB.

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