|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:
The SG-XPCIE8SAS-I-Z HBA is supported by the platforms listed in TABLE 2-1.
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:
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.
TABLE 2-2 shows an active URL for the Tools & Drivers download site for each host platform.
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.
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: