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Lenovo RAID adapters 530-8i and 430-8i


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Hello, I'm trying to install Nutanix CE on a Lenovo SR550 Server with Raid adapters commented above (430-8i will arrive next Monday)

Nutanix Installer can't see disks, and I think it's a driver problem, because can't see them with JODB or RAID 0 configuration.

I can't find properly drivers for CENTOS 7.3, but I'm sure that these RAID adapters are supported by Nutanix.

Any help with this?

Thx in advance.
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Best answer by LenovoRyan 19 October 2018, 21:31

Please go into the management interface (XClarity Controller) and check the firmware of the ServeRAID card under the inventory or firmware update screen.

If the code code level is above the best recipe level the Nutanix Foudnation will not see your disks and fail. There is 6.x firmware out but that does not work with the Foundation. The 3.x code listed in the best recipe is as high as you can go.

Unfortunately, back leveling this code does not typically work from the XCC and you should call Lenovo ThinkAgile support about flashing the code down or getting replacement adapters.

US/Canada +1-919-804-6900

The servers should not come out of the factory above best recipe as well, so please be careful to stick to the beat recipe and/or let support know if they were received at 6.x.

ThinkAgile HX Serve Best Recipe:

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht507044

(Note that this applies to the ServeRAID 430-16i option for HX5520 as well)

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Hi! We are facing similar issues with a SR630 and a 430-8i, you can take a look here. I'll get you updated if we make some progress 😉


Hope we can find the solution soon!!
Please go into the management interface (XClarity Controller) and check the firmware of the ServeRAID card under the inventory or firmware update screen.

If the code code level is above the best recipe level the Nutanix Foudnation will not see your disks and fail. There is 6.x firmware out but that does not work with the Foundation. The 3.x code listed in the best recipe is as high as you can go.

Unfortunately, back leveling this code does not typically work from the XCC and you should call Lenovo ThinkAgile support about flashing the code down or getting replacement adapters.

US/Canada +1-919-804-6900

The servers should not come out of the factory above best recipe as well, so please be careful to stick to the beat recipe and/or let support know if they were received at 6.x.

ThinkAgile HX Serve Best Recipe:

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht507044

(Note that this applies to the ServeRAID 430-16i option for HX5520 as well)

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