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Judguh
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ESXi 4 RAID

I recently purchased a Tyan 2927-E motherboard and have found out that the onboard RAID (Nvidia MCP55) isn't supported as a RAID solution for ESXi 4.0. What is a good, reasonably priced solution for a RAID controller card to host two or four 300 GB HDD's?

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BoneTrader
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I am using Addaptec 2405 with 2 1TB Samsungs as Raid 1 -> works great

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TimPhillips
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You know, the most trustworthy way to ensure that your RAID array will be supported by VmWare ESX - to use software RAID. For this case I can recommend you the choice of mine - Starwind iSCSI. It supports RAID-0, what lets you to easily create also a failover server.

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Tim.

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norregaard
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Here's a good place to start:

http://www.vm-help.com

And maybe specifically here: http://www.vm-help.com//esx40i/esx40_whitebox_HCL.php#Storage

AntonVZhbankov
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Tim, with all the respect to Starwind iSCSI it can not be used as RAID for local storage.


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TimPhillips
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For local it maybe not best solution, but because of it`s iSCSI solution it allows to connect to RAID from remote machine.

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Judguh
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That is definitely an interesting and helpful site. I see that many people use the Adaptec 2410SA RAID controller. My only question then is if people are using this in a bootable RAID 1 fashion?

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BoneTrader
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I am using Addaptec 2405 with 2 1TB Samsungs as Raid 1 -> works great

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Judguh
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I've got that adapter on order and from the reviews I've seen online, I shouldn't have too much of a problem with it. Thank you all for your help!

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