Support for M1

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Alex Geis posted this 30 November 2020

I was looking to migrate from a MacPro 2014 to a Mac Mini M1 for a storage server and currently use the SanLink2 10g sfp+. Is that device known to be compatible with the new M1 machines as of yet?

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R P posted this 01 December 2020

Hi Alex,

The new M1 Big Sur will not use intel format drivers, the drivers must be native ARM. The drivers on the downloads page are currently all compiled for intel.

Promise is currently undergoing certification testing for the M1 Pegasus driver.

I do not know the status of M1 Sanlink drivers. But it's likely that they will be out soon after the M1 Pegasus driver is released.

Palle Jensen posted this 03 December 2020

Speed it up :-)

I just got my mac mini M1 today, and it will not see my 3 Pegasusboxes, and the present utility will not execute.

 

Palle

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Thomas Agatz posted this 08 December 2020

Got the new Macbook Pro M1, but damn I miss my lovely Promise R6 back online, so I can continue my work. Any news about a driver?

Gautham Sakthi posted this 08 December 2020

Hi Thomas,

Promise is currently undergoing certification testing for the M1 Pegasus driver. The driver should be available by mid to end of December.

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Pat Govan posted this 14 December 2020

Is there a timeline for updating firmware for Pegasus drivers that will work with the Mac M1?  I hope the firmware update will include the  Pegasus2 R4!  I'm trying to decide what to do with my Intel Mac and need to make a decision very soon.

Pat 

Thomas Agatz posted this 14 December 2020

Is there a timeline for updating firmware for Pegasus drivers that will work with the Mac M1?  I hope the firmware update will include the  Pegasus2 R4!  I'm trying to decide what to do with my Intel Mac and need to make a decision very soon.

Pat 

 

I seriously can't wait for the driver to be released! Then it'll do what Promise is promising :) :)

R P posted this 15 December 2020

Hi All,

I have just discovered that the M1 Pegasus driver (v6.2.16) is now available for download on the Promise support page.

Or you can download it from this link...

Please read the install guide. Big Sur has security features that must be modified.

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Enable System Extensions

M1 Mac running macOS 11 or later requires a one-time change to the Boot Policy before you install
the
Promise Pegasus Driver. Follow the instruction in this section if the Boot Policy setting has not
yet been changed. First check to see if the Boot Policy needs to be changed

Alex Geis posted this 15 December 2020

Any updates on the Sanlink drivers?

R P posted this 15 December 2020

Hi Alex,

Sorry, I have raised the issue but have not gotten a response yet. I will ask again tomorrow.

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Pat Govan posted this 15 December 2020

Is there a timeline for updating firmware for Pegasus drivers that will work with the Mac M1?  I hope the firmware update will include the  Pegasus2 R4!  I'm trying to decide what to do with my Intel Mac and need to make a decision very soon.

Pat

I was able to install the Pegasus Driver for the M1 Mac with no problem but I'm not able to connect to the raid nor see the raid with Disk Utility. When I varified the the driver install from System information > Software > Extension > PromiseSTEX, I get the following.

 Notarized: Yes

 Loaded: No

  Get Info String: Version: 6.2.16, Copyright (c) 2010-2021 Promise Technology, Inc.

 Obtained from: Identified Developer

  Kind: Universal

  Architectures: arm64e, x86_64

 

Does Loaded: No mean that the Driver didn't install?

 

 

 

 

R P posted this 15 December 2020

Hi Pat,

Did you follow all the steps in the included Installation guide?

The STEX driver should work with the Pegasus2, but I'm not sure about the Pegasus2 R2+.

Alex Geis posted this 15 December 2020

much appriciated!

Hi Alex,

Sorry, I have raised the issue but have not gotten a response yet. I will ask again tomorrow.

Pat Govan posted this 15 December 2020

Yes, I followed the instructions and the install went well with no error messages.

R P posted this 15 December 2020

Hi Pat,

Unfortunately, CA has a stay in place order and I can't check this now. I will go to the office tomorrow and test this.

R P posted this 15 December 2020

Hi Pat,

I wonder if the kext can be manually loaded?

Please open a terminal and enter the following...

sudo kextload /Library/Extensions/PromiseSTEX.kext

Pat Govan posted this 15 December 2020

Kextload is dreprecated so I tryed  sudo kextunload /Library/Extensions/PromiseSTEX.kext and got back "Executing: /usr/bin/kmutil unload -p /Library/Extensions/PromiseSTEX.kext" . It didn't seem to change anything.

 

 

Thomas Agatz posted this 15 December 2020

Hi R P

YES!!! It's working! I got my old Promise R6 back online on my new MacBook Pro M1 - just followed the guide and installed the driver package. Lovely! 

Thank you so much!

R P posted this 15 December 2020

Hi Pat,

We don't want to unload the driver, we want to load it. That's the problem, that it's not loaded.

Let's try kmutil then...

sudo /usr/bin/kmutil load -p /Library/Extensions/PromiseSTEX.kext

I knew kextload was deprecated, but it still worked in Catalina. Guess Big Sur is different.

Pat Govan posted this 15 December 2020

Hi Pat,

We don't want to unload the driver, we want to load it. That's the problem, that it's not loaded.

Let's try kmutil then...

sudo /usr/bin/kmutil load -p /Library/Extensions/PromiseSTEX.kext

I knew kextload was deprecated, but it still worked in Catalina. Guess Big Sur is different.

Tried Kmultil and got back,

 Error Domain=KMErrorDomain Code=71 "Incompatible architecture: Binary is for x86_64, but needed arch arm64e" UserInfo={NSLocalizedDescription=Incompatible architecture: Binary is for x86_64, but needed arch arm64e}

 

Palle Jensen posted this 5 weeks ago

Speed it up :-)

I just got my mac mini M1 today, and it will not see my 3 Pegasusboxes, and the present utility will not execute.

 

Palle

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