SCSI controller driver, Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Kremlar, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Kremlar

    Kremlar Guest

    Configuring our first Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 and need a SCSI controller.
    We sourced the typical card we use - an LSI Logic LSI20160 PCI controller,
    which works great in our other Server 2008 x64 server (driver built into
    OS).

    Sure enough, the R2 server does not seem to have a driver for this card. I
    contacted LSI and they indicated they did not plan on furthering driver
    support for this card, and said if it's not built into the OS there is no
    driver - even though this card is still sold through distribution.

    Is this common - that 2K8 R2 lacks drivers that 2K8 has built-in? Do I have
    any alternate way of getting this card working?

    Can anyone recommend a 68-pin Ultra 160 or greater SCSI card compatible with
    2K8 R2 x64?

    Thanks
     
    Kremlar, Dec 15, 2009
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    Dave Patrick, Dec 15, 2009
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    Kremlar Guest

    Thanks for the reply. So, is the driver model that different with R2? Is
    this typical?

     
    Kremlar, Dec 15, 2009
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    Dave Patrick Guest

    I sure wouldn't think so.


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  5. Kremlar

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    Did you download and burn an ISO? If so there may be some corruption so I'd
    try another download.



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    Kremlar Guest

    No, this is an install right off of OEM media.

    Is there a way to extract a driver off of a non-R2 media or installation to
    try on R2?
     
    Kremlar, Dec 15, 2009
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    Kremlar Guest

    I ended up cheating and pulling the .inf, .sys, and .pnf files off of a
    working 2008 non-R2 x64 install and loading the driver onto the R2 x64
    install. Despite a warning about an unsigned driver, the driver loaded and
    it seems to be working fine.

    Note that the card wasn't even listed (that I can find) on that
    WindowsServerCatalog site as compatible with 2K8, though Microsoft included
    the driver with the non-R2 OS.


     
    Kremlar, Dec 15, 2009
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    Dave Patrick Guest

    It was probably the OEM that added it. Good idea.



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    Dave Patrick, Dec 16, 2009
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  9. I am also trying to get the LSI card to work in 2008 R2. I tried finding the
    driver on the non-R2 disk without luck.

    Could you tell me what OEM media you are using? Or, if I could be so bold as
    to ask for the drivers, I'd really appreciate it.

     
    Jack Thompson, Jan 30, 2010
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  10. Kremlar

    Dave Patrick Guest

    Most likely Dell installation media


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    You might also try booting the Dell OpenManage Server Assistant Media


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    Check the manufacturer's web site.



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    emilec Guest

    @Kremlar

    Thanks for the info. I also managed to pull the files from a 2008 x64 server
    and install them on a 2008 R2 x64 one.

    For the benefit of others I have upload this along with the other "legacy"
    LSI drivers.

    Details from the INF files:
    SYM_HI.INF
    DevDesc2 = "LSI Logic 22910, 21002 PCI SCSI Adapter; 53C896 Device"
    DevDesc3 = "LSI Logic 8953U PCI SCSI Adapter; 53C895A Device"

    SYMC8XX.INF
    DevDesc5 = "LSI Logic 8600SP PCI SCSI Adapter; 53C860 Device"
    DevDesc6 = "LSI Logic 8951U, 8952U PCI SCSI Adapter; 53C895 Device"
    DevDesc8 = "LSI Logic 875XS|D, 2280X PCI SCSI Adapter; 53C875, 53C876 Device"

    SYM_U3.INF
    DevDesc1 = "LSI Logic Ultra160 PCI SCSI Adapter; 53C1010-33 Device"
    DevDesc2 = "LSI Logic Ultra160 PCI SCSI Adapter; 53C1010-66 Device"

    Download:
    http://sharingmatrix.com/file/3695634/LSI_Logic_20160_win2k8r2_x64_drivers.zip
     
    emilec, Apr 21, 2010
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