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JWise5
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CentOS 6.6 Intel SRCSAS18E

I have been running an intel mobo with hardware RAID and 6 x 1TB Drives for about four years. The server stopped booting a few weeks ago and I am trying to resurect it and if possible salvage the data. It was not even showing up in POST cycle as a controller, so I moved it to another board I had around and it shows up, but still not working correctly. The original system was running CentOS 5.x and controller moved to new system running CENTOS 6.6

Issue: RAID SRCSAS18E RAID 5 Volume not showing up. Cannot do "ctrl+G" from POST stage (it pauses for about 45seconds during post). OS driver installed as well as CLI and web tool but controller does not show up to web tool, and when I issue command to re-flash (likly it would be an upgrade as I don't recall last time I did a firmware flash on it) it does not give me very useful response.

Hardware:

[root@titan1 ~]# lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: NVIDIA Corporation C55 Host Bridge (rev a2)

00:00.1 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)

00:00.2 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)

00:00.3 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)

00:00.4 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)

00:00.5 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a2)

00:00.6 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)

00:00.7 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)

00:01.0 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)

00:01.1 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)

00:01.2 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)

00:01.3 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)

00:01.4 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)

00:01.5 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)

00:01.6 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)

00:02.0 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)

00:02.1 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)

00:02.2 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation C55 Memory Controller (rev a1)

00:03.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation C55 PCI Express bridge (rev a1)

00:06.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation C55 PCI Express bridge (rev a1)

00:07.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation C55 PCI Express bridge (rev a1)

00:09.0 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP51 Host Bridge (rev a2)

00:0a.0 ISA bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP51 LPC Bridge (rev a3)

00:0a.1 SMBus: NVIDIA Corporation MCP51 SMBus (rev a3)

00:0a.2 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP51 Memory Controller 0 (rev a3)

00:0b.0 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a3)

00:0b.1 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a3)

00:0d.0 IDE interface: NVIDIA Corporation MCP51 IDE (rev a1)

00:0e.0 RAID bus controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP51 Serial ATA Controller (rev a1)

00:0f.0 RAID bus controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP51 Serial ATA Controller (rev a1)

00:10.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP51 PCI Bridge (rev a2)

00:10.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation MCP51 High Definition Audio (rev a2)

00:14.0 Bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller (rev a3)

01:00.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 80333 Segment-A PCI Express-to-PCI Express Bridge

01:00.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 80333 Segment-B PCI Express-to-PCI Express Bridge

02:0e.0 RAID bus controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 1068

06:08.0 VGA compatible controller: Matrox Electronics Systems Ltd. MGA 1064SG [Mystique] (rev 02)

06:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82544EI Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) (rev 02)

[root@titan1 ~]# lspci -vv

02:0e.0 RAID bus controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 1068

Subsystem: Intel Corporation RAID Controller SRCSAS18E

Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping+ SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-

Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- SERR-

Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16

Region 0: Memory at cfef0000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64K]

Region 2: Memory at cfdc0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]

[virtual] Expansion ROM at cfe00000 [disabled] [size=32K]

Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2

Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)

Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

Capabilities: [d0] MSI: Enable- Count=1/2 Maskable- 64bit+

Address: 0000000000000000 Data: 0000

Capabilities: [e0] PCI-X non-bridge device

Command: DPERE- ERO- RBC=512 OST=4

Status: Dev=02:0e.0 64bit+ 133MHz+ SCD- USC- DC=bridge DMMRBC=1024 DMOST=4 DMCRS=16 RSCEM- 266MHz- 533MHz-

Kernel modules: megaraid_sas

[root@titan1 CmdTool2]# dmesg |less

scsi 2:0:0:0: Direct-Access ATA Hitachi HTS72322 FCDO PQ: 0 ANSI: 5

ata4: SATA link up 3.0 Gbps (SStatus 123 SControl 300)

ata4.00: ATA-8: WDC WD2500BEKT-60PVMT0, 01.01A01, max UDMA/133

ata4.00: 488397168 sectors, multi 16: LBA48 NCQ (depth 31/32)

ata4.00: configured for UDMA/133

scsi 3:0:0:0: Direct-Access ATA WDC WD2500BEKT-6 01.0 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5

ata6: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 300)

megasas: 06.803.01.00-rh1 Mon. Mar. 10 17:00:00 PDT 2014

megasas: 0x1000:0x0411:0x8086:0x1001: bus 2:slot 14:func 0

megaraid_sas 0000:02:0e.0: enabling device (0080 -> 0082)

ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [AXV7] enabled at IRQ 16

alloc irq_desc for 16 on node -1

alloc kstat_irqs on node -1

megaraid_sas 0000:02:0e.0: PCI INT A -> Link[AXV7] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16

megasas: Waiting for FW to come to ready state

sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 40x/40x writer cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray

Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20

sr 0:0:1:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0

STARTING CRC_T10DIF

sd 2:0:0:0: [sda] 488397168 512-byte logical blocks: (250 GB/232 GiB)

sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] 488397168 512-byte logical blocks: (250 GB/232 GiB)

sd 2:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off

sd 2:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00

sd 2:0:0:0: [sda] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA

sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off

sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00

sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA

sda:

sdb: sdb1 sdb2

sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI disk

sda1 sda2

sd 2:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk</...

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Silvia_L_Intel1
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Hello Penguinpages, thanks a lot for posting your question at Intel communities.

I would like to inform you that I have moved your post to the Server Community at the following URL /community/tech/servers https://communities.intel.com/community/tech/servers

Regards,

David_A_Intel
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We have done http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/srcsas18e/sb/CS-022722.htm validation to Red Hat Operating System up to 5.0 Update 3. My concern is that if the RAID controller is not initializing properly you might not be able to access the volume.

I would probably disconnect the data cable from the RAID controller and see if you can access the RAID BIOS (Ctrl+G) without the drives. You might as well want to try the firmware update with the drives disconnected.

JWise5
Beginner
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I will try unplugging the drive connections and see if I can get into / RAID BIOS.

I did also note your comment about "Tested to CentOS 5.3" but the website does not RHEL (CENTOS) 6 drives... hense why I moved it to a system which had CENTOS 6.6 already running so I could use that and avoid driver / base load os issues. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&keyword=srcsas18e+ https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&keyword=srcsas18e+

Please validate that CentOS 6.x is valid.

*****************

MR_Linux_drv_v6.705.07.00.tgz

==========================

Supported RAID Controllers

==========================

SRCSAS18E*,

===================

Package Information

===================

Driver Version = 6.705.07.00

Driver update for RHEL 5.11, RHEL 6.6, SLES 12

*****************

Thanks,

JWise5
Beginner
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I know it has been several weeks on this thread but I have been plodding away on this. I have tried every way I can think of toe resurect this card. 1) Rule out USB keyboard not sending Ctrl+G by digging out old PS2 2) removing all drives from SATA ports 3) Unpluging all devices from motherboard that could interupt bus 4) disable all components in motherboard that could interupt 5) Try two different motherboards. 6) Pull cache upgrade off card to see if it would boot without cache (though this just ended in the card not even showing up on POST cycles)

I spent $500+ on this card only a few years ago... so I am really trying not to give up on it. Any other suggestions?

David_A_Intel
Moderator
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I believe you have exhausted all possible troubleshooting steps to bring the controller back to function properly. I would recommend contacting our http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/contactsupport Intel® Customer Support team for a proper follow up of this situation.

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