The following steps show how to update the Intel® PCIe Expander, Intel® Storage Expander, or the Intel® Storage Systems JBOD Family using the EFI shell.
- The firmware upgrade requires a compatible expander to be connected to Intel® SAS/RAID Host Bus Adapter (HBA).
- Intel® RAID Controller RS2PI008
- Intel® RAID Controller RS2MB044
- Intel® RAID Controller RS2SG244
- Intel® RAID Controller RS25GB008
- Intel® RAID Controller RS25NB008
- Intel® RAID Controller RS25FB044
- Intel® RAID Controller RS25SB008
- LSI* 9286-8e
- The firmware upgrade requires a supported operating system to perform.
- Firmware upgrade through SAS host bus adapter, supported with Windows*, Linux*, and UEFI* (EFI 2.0)
- Firmware upgrade through RAID host bus adapter, supported with Windows, and Linux
- Firmware upgrade through the On-board SATA/SAS Capable Controller, supported with Linux only
- Flash drive formatted as FAT32
- Firmware Package
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- Extract the downloaded firmware package onto the Root directory of the formatted (FAT32) flash drive.
- With the USB thumb drive inserted into any of the back-panel USB ports of the board, boot the system into the EFI shell. To do this, press [F6] during POST.
- Select Internal EFI Shell from the menu below:
- At the prompt type: fs0 and press Enter, located under the Device mapping table.
- The USB flash drive may also mount to fs1, depending on the other installed devices on your system.
- Run the command map -r on the EFI shell, if needed, to mount the USB flash drive. The number of fs# depends on the result of command map -r.
- Change directories to the folder containing the UEFI folder, where the needed files are.
- On the flash drive, type: cd [space] name of folder until you get to the UEFI directory.
- If you don't know the name of the directories, type DIR+Enter for a list of files and directories.
- Once in the UEFI directory, confirm the update file update.nsh is present.
- Type DIR to display a list of files.
- At the prompt, type updsate.nsh and press Enter. This loads the update to the expander card.
Note Don't restart or shut the system down while this is in process.
- Once done, a Firmware update complete message appears. Exit UEFI and reboot the system.
|Demo: How to Perform a Firmware Update of Intel® RAID Controllers on EFI Shell|