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LSI Storage Authority management software with VMWare

Ben Conner
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Hi

Has anyone installed the LSI Storage Authority management package for use with a LSI RAID card on a VMWare host box?  The user guide (dated November 25, 2015) is a bit thin on details.

Am using vSphere version 6.0.

Thanks!

--Ben
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Yes, it's painful, and very rarely works!
Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developer

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Well, at least they're consistent from previous packages. :)  Is there any documentation on it?  Would like to try regardless.

--Ben
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Other than what is provided on the LSI website, but to be honest with you since  Avago Technologies acquired LSI and now Broadcom Limited,  information is less, other than what you can find using Google.

Also it's difficult to work out what LSI controllers are supported and work with this function, as their are so many OEM versions in use.
Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developer

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Interesting; do the OEMs have the opportunity to tweak the firmware?

--Ben
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Oh yes!

LSI just supple the chip, and then the OEM's can change the firmware completely!

OEM devices with LSI chipsets, IBM, DELL etc
Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developer

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Hm.  That sure has implications on firmware upgrades, then.  Complicates another project I have for 9260-8i cards.  Shoot.
Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developer

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The LSI Storage Authority package isn't the old Megaraid Storage Manager just rebranded, is it?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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It's the re-invention of the  Megaraid Storage Manager
Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developer

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Sigh.  Will contact Broadcom and see if they have a complete set of instructions on getting it going.  Don't put much hope in that, but at least it can't be worse than the old MSM package. ;-)

Thanks much!

--Ben