How I enable RAID on the LSI SAS 9207-8i

Thanks to the post by Bryn V.  is was able to enable the RAID features on my LSI SAS 9207-8i controller.
Here are the steps:  *** WARNING *** this could easily brick your controller.  Please read Bryn’s  and others post.

1) download the LSI UEFI installer: “
2) download the P15 BIOS and Firmware: “”
3) Extract to USB Disk “9217-8i.bin”, “mptsas2.rom”, and “sas2flash.efi”
4) Boot to UEFI BIOS
5) At the Shell> prompt  type “map”
6) At the Shell> prompt  type “fs0:”
7) At the Shell> prompt type “sas2flsh.efi -listall"
8) At the Shell> prompt type "sas2flsh.efi -o -e 7"
9) At the Shell> prompt type "sas2flsh.efi -o -f 9217-8i.bin -b mptsas2.rom"
10) At the Shell> prompt type “sas2flsh.efi -listall"

I verified the BIOS was updated and rebooted.





The first server has arrived

Here is the configuration.  This is first half of a two node HA Cluster LAB.

Intel Xeon E3-1225 v2 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz
Intel S1200BTSR Server Motherboard
Case, Power Supply, Cables, Fans, DVD ROM, Etc
LSI LSI00301 (9207-8i) PCI-Express 3.0
Adaptec 71605E 16-Ports SAS/SATA RAID Controller
Qty 1 – Intel 520 Series 120GB SSD (boot)
Qty 6 – Intel 520 Series 240GB SSD (RAID 0)
Intel Dual Port 10Gbe X540-T2 ServerNIC
Server 2012 Standard