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Need help determining proper firmware file for an Intel Motherboard's integrated RAID Controller.

Intel branded mobo.
S5000PSL

I am trying to determine the exact firmware file to use.
The support page for the mother board is pasted here -
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Server+Products&ProductLine=Intel%c2%ae+Server+Boards&ProductProduct=Intel%c2%ae+Server+Board+S5000PSL

The page for what appears to the correct firmware zip is here -
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=22142&lang=eng
This zip contains firmware for several products.
Within the readme(S) ((There are several readme's for this download)) there are details to use to determine which file to use, however i am at a loss.  

I was given this server to play around with, i am going to use it as a NAS for a lab setup.

I need to know how do i determine which file to execute.

I can take as many pics as anyone would like, just ask.

((The controller chip is an LSISAS1064E))


(((Next I will be asking for opinions on linux(freenas) vs windows storage server for a SAN install to this thing for iScsi for live clustering/failover, but that will wait.)))
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
as for recommendations for NAS, use I would use

Oracle Solaris 11, Nexenta or Open Indiana with Napp-It

http://www.napp-it.org/

it might be easier with Nexenta Community Edition.

http://www.nexentastor.org/projects/1/wiki/CommunityEdition

Far better, more performance than FreeNAS or Windows Stoage Server!

I'll have a look through the files...

why so keen to update the firmware?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
your update instructions are contained in the file

ESRT2_IR_readme.txt

for the S5000PSL motherboard.

 slsasupd.nsh        S5000PSLSAS and S5000XVNSAS

but if you have a working motherboard, at present, I would not update the flash unless required.
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TheEternalJourneymanAuthor Commented:
Why update the firmware?

The firmware for the built in controller was previously improperly flashed.
This is one of the reasons that i have received the machine for free.

Thanks for the confirmation.  I thought that would be the correct file, but was hesitant due to not finding the "sas" portion of the model printed on my board, just s500psl.  I had also determined that a few different flavors of this same model where produced.  Just made me nervous.....



I will now create a new thread about the lab setup I am working with, it is going to be for the purposes of getting familiar with Hyper-v 2012 and using it as a platform to virtualize a few server setups. It should be interesting to see opinions.
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TheEternalJourneymanAuthor Commented:
Acceptable confirmation.
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TheEternalJourneymanAuthor Commented:
New twist.

When i run that package i get an error.

Paraphrased it is "image is for 00000000106E-00000000B3 but target is 00000000106E-00000000B1"
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TheEternalJourneymanAuthor Commented:
Might re-open this as a new question.
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TheEternalJourneymanAuthor Commented:
Got it after a couple attempts.
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