Unable to Create RAID Volumes With 8-Port 12Gbps SAS-3 HBA(Estes) on X86 Servers

(Doc ID 2336341.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Server X6-2L - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Oracle Server X7-2L - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Oracle Server X5-2L - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
x86

Symptoms

Attempts to create a hardware RAID volume with disks attached to the 8-Port 12Gbps SAS-3 HBA(Estes) HBA result in an error and are not created.

Using the sas3ircu utility to create a single disk stripe you will see the following error message:

#sas3ircu 0 create 0 1:0
Avago Technologies SAS3 IR Configuration Utility.
Version 12.00.00.00 (2015.11.19)
Copyright (c) 2009-2015 Avago Technologies. All rights reserved.

SAS3IRCU: The CREATE command is not supported by the firmware currently loaded on controller 0.

 

Using the raidconfig utility which is part of Oracle Hardware Management Pack(OHMP)

#raidconfig create raid -c c0 --level 0 -d c0d0
Option is not supported --c

Cause

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