I wanted to make a quick post about the Failed to Validate Mfg Page 2 error you may run into while flashing a Dell Perc H310 to LSI 9211-8i firmware. For most of the people I’ve talked to that have run into this the cause was that they were trying to flash the LSI firmware without first flashing the Dell 6Gbps SAS HBA firmware.

Make sure you flash the Dell 6Gbps SAS HBA firmware after running the megarec -cleanflash command. Then you should be able to flash the LSI 9211-8i firmware without error.