Running Freenas 11.2-U8 on a Dell Poweredge T310 on an aftermarket OEM LSI HBA card already in IT mode, that I thought was an LSI 9211-8i, but it turns out its actually an OEM IBM 9200 / SAS2008.
I honestly have no idea what LSI card is equal to what, I am...
I purchased a Dell PERC H310 off eBay with the idea of expanding the drives in my HP Microserver Gen8 after doing a fair amount of digging on here and finding that the general consensus was these are pretty cost effective and work great in IT mode.
I then headed over to mattr's tutorial here...
I hope my personal experience on this is helpful for others!
I utilized OCR software to capture some of the command outputs in text format. That's something which generally seem to be missing from forum posts on this topic.
A Dell PERC H310 was flashed, using a Dell PowerEdge R720xd.
My HBA firmware is out of date:
# sas2flash -listall
LSI Corporation SAS2 Flash Utility
Version 16.00.00.00 (2013.03.01)
Copyright (c) 2008-2013 LSI Corporation. All rights reserved
Adapter Selected is a LSI SAS: SAS2308_1(D1)
Num Ctlr FW Ver NVDATA x86-BIOS...
I ordered myself an IBM M1015 / LSI 9220-8i
I am following these 2 posts on how to flash it to IT-mode:
I started with...