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nirene
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Controller Intel/Marvell with ESXi 5

Hi All
I have a trouble with installation of ESXi 5.0. My problem is in two step:
In wizard configuration at the moment of scanning device, VMWare don't see:
1) WD sata3 10K on Marvell controller 88SE9128
2) Logical Raid5 disk preconfigured on Intel bios chipset but all four phisical disks

In detail all component are on ASUS Sabertooth x58 with:
CPU Intel Core i7 960
RAM 24Gb DDR3 1600
DISK OS: single WD3000HLHX on Marvell PCIe 9128 (88SE9128)
DISK DATA: four ST31000528AS on Intel ICH10R in R5

How can I see the sata3 hdd ?

How can I see a logical R5 drive ?


Someone can you help me for solution ?

Many thanks in advice

Alessandro

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I'm afraid this setup won't work.

1) WD sata3 10K on Marvell controller 88SE9128

The Marvell controller is not supported by ESXi, nor am I aware of a Whitebox driver that you could use for it.

2) Logical Raid5 disk preconfigured on Intel bios chipset but all four phisical disks

Only hardware RAID controllers are supported. The Intel ICH10R is a so called "Fake-RAID" controller, that's why you see the four disks instead of the logical disk.

André

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nirene
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Many thanks for your faster answare.

From my two problem, most serious is first (Marvell).

How can solve this ? With sobtitution controller or what ?

best regards

Alessandro

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