Run lsiutil in interactive mode (see To Use the Interactive lsiutil Menus).
Type 1 and press Enter.
The basic (incomplete) interactive menu opens.
Tip - You cannot see all the commands in the menu, but you can enter any command number if you know what it is. In this case you want to open the Persistence menu. This is done with command 15.
Type 15 and press Enter.
The Persistence menu opens.
Type 7 and press Enter.
You are prompted for the name of the file where you want to store the host bus adapter persistent mappings snapshot.
Note - If you expect to boot from DOS when you restore the persistent mappings snapshot, you must restrict the file name to 8 characters.
Enter a file name. For example, HBA33_persistence_file.
The file is saved to the current directory. lsiutil confirms this by displaying a statement of the number of persistent entries saved.
Type 0 (zero) and press Enter three times to exit lsiutil.
Caution - You must save the persistence table snapshot to external media as you will not be able to reinstall it from a local disk if your LSI host bus adapter fails. You must have a snapshot for every server blade in the chassis. Label them carefully.