Hello, We have 3 SR1695WBAC with any LSI HBA we cannot access the LSI BIOS but when we put the same card ( LSI SAS 9200-8E ) into another system we are able to access the LSI BIOS. Its hard to believe that any LSI HBA is incompatible with this system, could it be a setting I am missing?
Thanks in advance.
Try to disable Quiet Boot in the BIOS. Though it's highly recommended to select a RAID card from http://serverconfigurator.intel.com/sctthol.aspx?search=Server+System+SR1695WBAC http://serverconfigurator.intel.com/sctthol.aspx?search=Server+System+SR1695WBAC.
you may want to disable the option rom for the on board devices. (NIC and Driver controller) if not needed for boot.
Option rom space is limited and you many not have enought space to load all the boards Option ROMs and the LSI cards.