C H A P T E R  2

Preparing to Use the SAS HBA

This chapter describes the host platform and driver requirements for the SG-XPCIE8SAS-I-Z host bus adapter. It contains the following sections:

Host Platform Support

The SG-XPCIE8SAS-I-Z HBA is supported by the platforms listed in TABLE 2-1.

TABLE 2-1 Host Platform Support for the SG-XPCIE8SAS-I-Z Host Bus Adapter

Platform Type



Sun Ultratrademark 40 M2 workstation



Sun Firetrademark X4140 server


Sun Fire X4150 server


Sun Fire X4240 server


Sun Fire X4250 server


Sun Fire X4440 server


Sun Fire X4450 server

HBA Drivers

Your SG-XPCIE8SAS-I-Z adapter requires the correct drivers if it is to perform properly. The drivers you need depend on your OS, and can be found on the Tools & Drivers CD for your server.

There are various ways to make sure that you have the correct drivers:

The Tools & Drivers CD

A Tools & Drivers CD is delivered with your server.

You can also download an ISO image of the Tools & Drivers CD from the Sun web site.

procedure icon  To Download a Tools & Drivers CD Image

TABLE 2-2 shows an active URL for the Tools & Drivers download site for each host platform.

TABLE 2-2 URLs for Tools & Drivers CD Images

Host Platform

URL for Tools & Drivers CD

Sun Ultra 40 M2 workstation


Sun Fire X4140 server


Sun Fire X4150 server


Sun Fire X4240 server


Sun Fire X4250 server


Sun Fire X4440 server


Sun Fire X4450 server


1. Open the web page for your host platform (see TABLE 2-2).

2. Pick the Tools & Drivers version you want and click Download.

3. Log in as requested.

The Tools & Drivers download page opens for the version you selected.

4. Download the package that you want.

You can download an ISO image of the entire Tools & Drivers CD.

Alternatively, you can download only the drivers you want, such as windows.zip or linux.zip.

Note - You can also obtain the current drivers from LSI’s web site. Go to:
http://www.lsilogic.com/support/sun and click SG-XPCIE8SAS-I-Z.

Finding the Drivers You Need

Whether you are using a Tools & Drivers CD, a Tools & Drivers ISO image, or simply a downloaded zip file of drivers, you need to traverse the directory tree to locate the LSI drivers. For example: