H310 Mini IT Mode Flashing
Instructions for flashing the H310 Mini Mono. Full credits for this guide go to fourlynx and his original H310 Mini guide. As we were working on these H710 guides together and building a convenient live ISO, we figured we might as well add an easy H310 script to it.
Boot into the Linux ISO from the ZIP. Use the following credentials to login: user/live
We highly recommend SSH'ing to the live ISO so you can copy/paste commands and not have to use the iDRAC virtual console. To do so, run the following to find the IP of the install:
Flashing IT Firmware
Now, still in Linux, we need to change to the root user:
sudo su -
Note: For some reason, the very first boot after crossflashing the card will cause a kernel panic - I believe it's iDRAC not letting go of something (I was able to see the card put in a fault state via the debug UART when this happens). This only happens the first reboot after crossflashing. When you boot back into the live ISO and get the panic, either let it reboot itself, or use iDRAC to force a reboot. After that boot back into the live ISO again and all will be well.
Programming SAS Address Back
Now rebooted back into the live Linux image, just run the following commands, filling in the example address with your own, that you noted down earlier:
sudo su - setsas 500605b123456777
Controller Number : 0 Controller : SAS2008(B2) PCI Address : 00:02:00:00 SAS Address : 5b8ca3a-0-f37a-4500 NVDATA Version (Default) : 14.01.00.08 NVDATA Version (Persistent) : 14.01.00.08 Firmware Product ID : 0x2213 (IT) Firmware Version : 20.00.07.00 NVDATA Vendor : LSI NVDATA Product ID : SAS9211-8i BIOS Version : N/A UEFI BSD Version : N/A FCODE Version : N/A Board Name : SAS9211-8i Board Assembly : N/A Board Tracer Number : N/A
Optional: Boot Images
Note: flashing these can add up to 2 minutes to server boot time if you have a lot of drives. Be sure you need them!
If you need to boot from drives connected to this adapter, you'll need to flash a boot image to it. Otherwise, skip it. This is what gives you the "press blahblah to enter the LSI boot configuration utility" text when the server boots. To flash the regular BIOS boot image:
If for some reason you need to revert back to the stock Dell PERC firmware, that's easy. Boot into the FreeDOS live image, and run the following command:
Note: This uses the unmodified latest Dell firmware
20.13.3-0001,A11extracted from the update EXE found here.