Flashing Asus 2008 PIKE to IT Mode
Used on an Asus Z8PE-D18 board with no EFI boot options. These instructions were written using Linux Mint to create the media, most distributions will work with little modification.
The PIKE 2008 is basically a LSI 9220-8i which you can flash with 9211-8i firmware. Flashing to IT mode allows you to have direct access to the disks to use
zfs or some kind of software RAID instead of the card's RAID.
Here is a reference for chipsets and motherboard support for various PIKE cards. Check out the LSI RAID Controller and HBA Complete Listing Plus OEM Models thread on ServeTheHome for more on RAID cards and flashing options.
- PIKE 1064E → LSI SAS 1064E
- Unknown Board Support