Lenovo ServeRAID M5210 controller in non Lenovo/IBM Servers

ee flag

I hope you can help me. I purchased this controller "ServeRAID M5210"

I am trying to use it in a custom build home lab server. However I do not get it working. I see the controller being recognized during boot, but I am not able to access the controller bios. Also in the OS it is shown as faulty. I tried Windows, Linux and ESXi. No luck.

Is it possible that this controller only works with Lenovo / IBM servers?

Many thanks for your help.

BR Markus

ng flag

According to the documentation, the controller is only supported on a subset of Lenovo / IBM servers:; not even all servers from the same vendor are supported.

So, yes, it's completely possible for it to just not work outside its support boundaries.

cn flag

It's an ordinary LSI-based controller, it may require a custom tool (like Dell-badged LSI-based controllers) but it should work in any server. Maybe it's really faulty? In Linux does it appear in lspci?

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