The MM# on the box needs to be 892598.
The above mentioned PCN came to us via the Intel support technician we spoke with on the phone today.
Intel Product Change Notification: 108057-00
Now, we have mentioned in the past on a number of occasions how we need to research our system components to see if there were any compatibility issues relative to the revision level of the components.
It is very important, because in the case of Intel desktop and server boards one runs into the board revision level being too low for a particular processor on a somewhat frequent basis.
The same is true for compatibility between RAID controllers and a given desktop or server board.
In the Tested Hardware and OS List document we see the following:
Note the BIOS, BMC, FRU/SDR, and HSC revision levels required.
Intel Server Board S5400SF Successfully Tested with SRCSASRB
At the bottom of the Tested Hardware document we find:
Intel's products all of a PBA number on them. In this case, the product we pulled out of the SRCSASRB box had a PBA number of: D928906-152.
SRCSASRB Stepping C1 not compatible with Gen2 PCI-E
As indicated in the above PCN, we needed to have -153 in order to have the correct stepping for the second generation PCI-E slot that the SR1560SF/S5400SF has.
But, our box has an MM# 892598, which by the above PCN should have had a -153 in the box.
We did not however find out about the above PCN and the correct PBA number until after the SR1560SF would freeze during POST with the SRCSASRB installed and the Intel technician supplied us with a link to the PCN.
It is truly amazing how Murphy's Law finds its way into situations where timing is of the essence! ;)
Our supplier has shipped us another SRCSASRB to replace this one. Hopefully it is correctly boxed! 8*O
Product related links:
- Intel RAID Controllers
- Intel RAID Controllers: Intel RAID Controller can not be detected after installed [sic] into PCI-E GEN 2
- Intel SRCSASRB Support Page
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