11 Replies Latest reply on Nov 21, 2009 12:39 PM by asp24

    SuperMicro H8QME-2, 4x Shanghai, ICP Vortex 5085BR SAS Controller?

    sr_whq Enthusiast

       

      Hi!

       

       

      I've go two of the systems you can see in the subject. I'm currently trying to evaluate ESX 4 / VSphere, which is not possible because it seems the storage controller "ICP Vortex 5085B_R_" is not supported in 4.0 (although it was in 3.5i, please see http://www.vm-help.com/esx/esx3i/Hardware_support.php). Another model of the same ICP series is the ICP 5085B_L_, which is even officially supported by "aacraid version 3.5.10.5vmw.

       

       

      Why? The way a driver talkes to either the BL or BR models differs probably only by the deviceID - so why are not both models supported? Above all there is even a 3rd party ESX driver available from the adaptec website.

       

       

      Please help me to get my configuration to work without changing hardware parts. How could I e.g. modify the install DVD to include and probe the 3rd party drive?

       

       

      Best Regards,

       

       

      Mike

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      p.s.: In my opinion the controller is identical to the quite common IBM ServeRaid 8s, which is of course supported.

      p.s: To get the installer running on the H8QME-2, set the following options in BIOS: Operating System - LINUX (vs. OTHER), ACPI - 2.0 (vs. 1.0 / 3.0), USB 1.1 - disabled (vs. Enabled)