I'm in the same boat. Did you find a solution?Could someone with the mezzanine HBA post some pictures and measurements of the plastic standoffs it connects to the main board with? Mine didn't come with any and I want to see if I can get a friend of mine to 3d model some for me so that I can order some 3d printed copies.
Unless you guys know of a place I can buy the standoff directly but I would've thought that they would be uncommon or specific to the board.
Is it possible to crossflash the 85M9R card? In Dell's "R" series servers with the 'mini' HBA / RAID cards in the dedicated storage slots you can't crossflash them - as soon as you wipe out the original BIOS / Firmware the server throws an error that there's an unsupported card in the storage slot.The c2100 has a dedicated connector for the 85M9R so it will not use up one of your two pci-e slots.
Working fine for me. I flashed it with 9211-8i. Some useful commands:Is it possible to crossflash the 85M9R card?
Can you provide some more information such as... where to download this firmware and explain a little bit more on which each step is doing? I'd love to be able to keep the C2100... but I need to add a Quadro P2000 GPU for Transcoding and I already have the 2nd PCI-e Slot filled with a 10Gbe SFP+. If I can get rid of my PCI-e HBA then I'm golden! So please as detailed as you can get would be extremely helpful!Working fine for me. I flashed it with 9211-8i. Some useful commands:
sas2flsh -c 1 -list # the '-c 1' tells it to look at the 2nd adapter. Add that to the below if necessary.
sas2flsh -o -e 6 # only needed if crossflashing
sas2flsh -f 2118it.bin -b mptsas2.rom
That particular Mezzanine card should work as a 10GbE SFP+ network card - but unless you have a major need for an extra PCI-E card slot, there are a lot cheaper ways to get 10GbE on your server. I don't personally have experience with that card, but it should show up as a standard NIC in FreeNAS.On the topic of flashing, I came across a dual 10Gbe Mezzene slot card. But it appears it is Fibre Channel. Does anyone know if that will work as a TCP SFP+ Nic? Part - Dell 1YT6X
The 85M9R Mezzanine SAS adapter works great and crossflashing was no problem.Rick, Did it work? Can you provide a decent DIY and location to download the file that you used?
root@storage04:~ # sas2flash -c 0 -list 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: SAS2008(B1) Controller Number : 0 Controller : SAS2008(B1) PCI Address : 00:01:00:00 SAS Address : 6c93b83-1-ea2a-9c11 NVDATA Version (Default) : 14.01.00.08 NVDATA Version (Persistent) : 14.01.00.08 Firmware Product ID : 0x2213 (IT) Firmware Version : 20.00.04.00 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 Finished Processing Commands Successfully. Exiting SAS2Flash.