I recently upgraded Dell OMSA to 6.0.1 on a number of Ubuntu Intrepid and Jaunty hosts using sara.dl’s packages and got a warning that the mptsas driver version 3.04.07 was below the minimum supported version. The version from ‘modinfo mptsas’ confirmed I was on the right track looking at this driver. A quick look revealed no update in 126.96.36.199 or 2.6.30-rc8, so I went searching for the drivers source.
LSI’s site is terrible. I have Dell 1955 blades, and the Dell SAS5/iR chipsets are really LSI SAS1068s. I searched the drivers page for SAS1068 eventually and found the right download page. I grabbed the 4.18.00 archive file.
After decompressing it I found a dkms folder and rpm. I eventually gave up and used this to build a dkms deb with the following commands:
sudo apt-get install dkms
sudo rpm -i mptlinux-4.18.00.00-1dkms.noarch.rpm --no-deps
sudo dkms mkdeb -m mptlinux -v 4.18.00.00
scp /var/lib/dkms/mptlinux/4.18.00.00/deb/mptlinux-dkms_4.18.00.00_all.deb OTHERHOST:
Then install that deb on the otherhost (with the LSI based chipset) and it will install the correct modules via dkms. I rebooted and used modinfo to verify that mptsas was now version 4.18.00 and ‘omreport storage controller’ now reports ‘Ok’ instead of ‘Degraded’ again.