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Cross flashing firmware for Supermicro AOC-S2308L-8i

I was trying to install Openindiana using the Supermico AOC S2308L-L8i HBA but I was unable to get Openindiana to recognize the card.

At this point I decided to cross flash the card to the LSI SAS 9207-8i firmware that uses the same controller.

As a back up I downloaded the original Supermicro firware from there ftp server.

In the original firmware there is a nice script for UEFI boot that shows you how to flash the card.
This is the original script:

echo -off 
sas2flash.efi -o -e 7
cls
sas2flash.efi -f <del datetime="2013-04-16T15:43:11+00:00">2308IT14.ROM</del>9207-8.BIN
cls 
sas2flash.efi -b mptsas2.rom
cls
sas2flash.efi -o -sasaddhi 5003048

To flash using the LSI firmware you just need to replace the 2308IT14.ROM with the 9207-8.BIN. Copy the script and the 9207-8.ROM and mptsas2.bin into the same folder and you are good to go.