9 Replies Latest reply on Oct 6, 2020 7:36 PM by TopHatProductions115

    Enabling an HBA for use in ESXi 6.5

    TopHatProductions115 Enthusiast

      It's been just under a week since we figured out the last issue, but now I'm getting pretty close to the end-game. I'll try to keep it short, for all of you busy experts out there.

       

      I have an HBA (LSI SAS9201-16e) connected to a drive cage (Kingwin MKS-435TL) that is holding four SAS HDDs (IBM Storwize V7000 98Y3241). I wish to be able to pass each individual drive to a different VM. I originally thought that this would involve SR-IOV, but now I am not so sure. Instead of wandering around in the dark, I'll ask this:

       

      What is the recommended method for enabling passthrough of individual drives, that are connected via an HBA?

       

      If you want/need more info about my setup, tell me - I'll give you the info you request.

       

       

      Here are some of the sources that I've read thus far:

       

       

      I've had no luck getting it to work thus far:

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      Your assistance is greatly appreciated.