Installing MSM on a clean install of Ubuntu 16.04 desktop was surprisingly difficult. I’ve outlined the steps that worked for me with my SAS9271-8i controller card. Please change the filenames to match your versions etc. I had an existing logical volume and Ubuntu recognized it immediately so I did not see a need to install any driver from the LSI/Avago/Broadcom download site.
Enable root account on your system (only way to log into MSM) sudo -i passwd root Install alien to convert the LSI .rpm packages to .debs sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install alien Download the MegaRAID Storage Manager (link is for 9271-8i): https://www.broadcom.com/support/download-search/?pg=Storage+Adapters,+Controllers,+and+ICs&pf=RAID+Controller+Cards&pn=MegaRAID+SAS+9271-8i&po=&pa=Management+Software+and+Tools&dk= Extract the package - sudo tar xzvf filename.tar.gz Convert the packages to .deb (from the new "disk" folder) sudo alien --scripts *.rpm Install lib-utils2_xxxxxxx and megaraid-xxxxxxxx sudo dpkg -i lib-utils2_1.00-9_all.deb sudo dpkg -i megaraid-storage-manager_16.11.00-4_all.deb reboot Start the MSM service sudo /etc/init.d/vivaldiframeworkd start and make the service run at startup with sudo update-rc.d vivaldiframeworkd defaults Now run the GUI cd "/usr/local/MegaRAID Storage Manager" sudo ./startupui.sh click on the link for your controller and log in using root and the password you created earlier