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LSI 9260-8i: all disks are “Unconfigured bad”

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/29

This is the second time in about 6 years that somehow after an ESXi reboot all of the drives on an LSI 9260-8i controller got into the state “Unconfigured bad”.

The trick to solve this is to:

  1. go into the WebBIOS of the LSI card
  2. mark all drives as “Unconfigured good”
  3. rescan for devices
  4. import the existing configuration
  5. reboot

More in depth steps with images:


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LSI sense codes

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/04/29

A while ago, I had RAID arrays suddenly drop out with unexpected sense codes.

I had a hard time tracking down what was wrong (it ended up being a faulty LSI Multi-lane Internal SFF-8087  to SATA/SAS Cable).

This caused all sorts of unexpected failures, hard to track down to any specific sense code.

As drives are bound to fail, and finding sense codes is a bit difficult, here are a few links that might help if I ever run into trouble again:

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Some links on recovery of drives on LSI megaRAID controllers.

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/03/30

Some links on recovery of drives on LSI megaRAID controllers.


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Some links on SSD RAID

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/03/29

In the future, I need to add my own experience as well. For now some links:


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LSI MegaRAID 9361-4i, 9361-8i or 9380-8e: cables and BBUs

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/01/25

A few links just in case you want to get a BBU or SFF cables with SAS or SATA connectors for your LSI MegaRAID adapters 9361-4i, 9361-8i9380-4i4e or 9380-8e.

If you do hardware RAID over software RAID, use a BBWC or better: FBWC.

  • RAID adapters (HBAs):
    • LSI00406 or LSI00419: LSI MegaRAID Entry 9341-4i (1 internal connector)
    • LSI00407 orLSI00408: LSI MegaRAID Entry 9341-8i (2 internal connectors)
    • LSI00414 or LSI00415: LSI MegaRAID SAS 9361-4i (1 internal connector)
    • LSI00416 or LSI00417: LSI MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i (2 internal connectors)
    • LSI00438: LSI MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e (2 external connectors)
    • LSI00438: LSI MegaRAID SAS 9380-4i4e (1 external, 1 internal connector)
  • BBU (which is actually a flash based CacheVault. So it’s FBWC, not just a BBWC):
    • LSI00418 (LSICVM02)
  • Internal cable: SFF-8643 Mini-SAS HD to …
    • LSI00400: 0.6m straight SFF-8643 to straight SFF-8087
    • LSI00401: 0.8m straight SFF-8643 to straight SFF-8087
    • LSI00402: 1.0m straight SFF-8643 to straight SFF-8087
    • LSI00403: 0.6m straight SFF-8643 to straight SFF-8643
    • LSI00404: 0.6m straight SFF-8643 to straight SFF-8643
    • LSI00405: 0.6m straight SFF-8643 to straight SFF-8643
    • LSI00409: 0.5m straight SFF-8643 to4x straight SA​TA-SB
    • LSI00410: 0.6m straight SFF-8643 to4x straight SA​TA-SB
    • LSI00411: 1.0m straight SFF-8643 to 4x straight SA​TA-SB
    • LSI00412: 0.6m straight SFF-8643 to 4x straight SATA/SAS-8482 with power
    • LSI00413: 0.4m right-angled SFF-8643 to straight SFF-8643
  • External cable: SFF-8644 Mini-SAS HD to …
    • LSI00336: 1.0m straight SFF-8644 to straight SFF-8088
    • LSI00337: 2.0m straight SFF-8644 to straight SFF-8088
    • LSI00338: 6.0m straight SFF-8644 to straight SFF-8088
    • LSI00339: 1.0m straight SFF-8644 to straight SFF-8644
    • LSI00340: 2.0m straight SFF-8644 to straight SFF-8644
    • LSI00341: 6.0m straight SFF-8644 to straight SFF-8644


via: Which BBU should I use with my LSI RAID controller or Supermicro RAID controller based on LSI technology?  What do I include if I need to RMA my LSI BBU?

Video on the LSI00417:

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