Installing LSI MegaRAID Storage Manager on Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit Desktop

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):,+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

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 ./
    click on the link for your controller and log in using root and the password you created earlier