UCS C240 M3 LFF - Not detecting RAID controller/option ROMs at all?
I've just lodged a service request for this, but as I don't have a service contract I'm not sure how much support I will get from Cisco vs them just replacing the whole unit..
In any case, It's a LFF C240 M3, dual CPU. It was purchased with an LSI2008 SAS Mez card.
- Mezz card was installed, and all the drives are lighting up, however I am getting no option ROM to boot/see the drives at all. BIOS shows "PCI-E: M" (I'm assuming this is the mezzanine card) as not populated, however I have the option rom set to enabled for this slot. I have no SCU setting, and no software RAID jumper is installed or being used. I have connected the correct SAS cables from the mezz card to the SAS expander.
- As well as this, I have two PCI-E SSD's that also have option ROMs - these are detected by OS's, however the option roms are not booting despite them being set in BIOS to load.
- I also have a 10GBE NIC that IS loading its boot rom. Strangely, if I disable the boot rom for the 10GBe NIC, and Enable the boot rom for the PCI-E SSDs, the 10GBE boot rom still loads (If I disable the PCI-E SSD boot roms, the 10GBe boot rom stops loading)
There are possibly 2 issues here - One is that the mainboard/mezz card/both are DoA. The other is that the BIOS is buggy, as enabling and disabling PCI-E slot option roms do not seem to correlate with the correct slots/boot at all.
Any input would be appreciated before I DoA the lot
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