Ok, more problems, and searched for this error but nothing recent. Every page that has anything to do with disks gives me "Failed to initialise libfdisk."
Half the drives are connected directly to teh supermicro mobo and other half to an lsi 9240. omnios saw all the drives fine during installation. Again, any ideas? Thanks
LSI 9240 is a LSI 2008 controller with Raid-5 firmware - not what you want for ZFS.
Ideal for ZFS would be a raidless HBA with IT firmware (aka LSI 9211-IT)
Maybee you can flash the LSI 9211-IT firmware just like many person do with IBM 1015 (a 9240 variant)