AdvNetSol
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ESXi 5.0.0 and UNMAP / SSD / Win2003 or Win2008 support

I want to add an SSD to my ESXi server to act as a drive to store the Host Cache Configuration.  My real concern is this:

My server is an ESX 5.0.0 build and i want to use an Intel 710 series SSD (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167077)

My concern is this, the operating systems I plan to test this with are Win2003 and Win2008 (not R2 - the Vista build).  Will VMWare handle the UNMAP commands for the OS or will this just not working without the OS supporting UNMAP?

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AdvNetSol
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Oh, the RAID controller is a PERC H700i INTG RAID CTL NVDIMM 512MG Cache, 12HD Chassis (Dell part numbers 330-5575 330-9853 342-0999)

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AdvNetSol
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Correction: The RAID controller is an Adaptec 5805z running their latest firmware.

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sparrowangelste
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esxi should handle the unmap since the vm wont be aware of the storage type it writes to the vmdk unless you are making a RDM

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