gunmetal
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ESXi Hardware RAID ISSUE.

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Hello,

I have A Dedicated Server of Asus & Supermicro, I am trying to Configure Intel Hardware RAID on ESXi 7.0, Like I am trying to Configure RAID 0 With 2 Disk on 1TB After Configuring RAID From Intel Bios, and after that, I boot up to ESXi and during Installation, it shows 2 Separate Disk of 1TB but it should show 1Disk of 1TB, Any Solution For that?

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bluefirestorm
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Intel RST/RSTe is not true hardware RAID. It is pseudo-RAID/software RAID.

For ESXi RAID, you need a true hardware RAID controller that is found in the VMware ESXi HCL.

https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=io

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bluefirestorm
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Intel RST/RSTe is not true hardware RAID. It is pseudo-RAID/software RAID.

For ESXi RAID, you need a true hardware RAID controller that is found in the VMware ESXi HCL.

https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=io

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daphnissov
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Any Solution For that?

Yes, use a supported RAID controller and supported server-class hardware. Also, unless you truly don't care about your data you should never be using RAID-0 for a VMFS datastore.

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gunmetal
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So it means I will not be able to create a Hardware RAID on intel based controller, is there any way to configure Soft RAID.

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daphnissov
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Yes, get a supported RAID controller as two people have now told you.

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gunmetal
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OK Hardware RAID is not Supported Except HCL as replied below, Noted That.

Is there any way that I can configure the Soft RAID VIA CLI Method, For Ex Something zpool, in ZFS Filesystem.

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daphnissov
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Not in ESXi there is not. And software ("fake") RAID is generally terrible and should generally be avoided.

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gunmetal
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oh that's sad because there are other hypervisors like proxmox which support's both, also I'm sure ESXi is not based upon any Linux distro.

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daphnissov
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Correct, ESXi is not Linux nor is it based upon it.

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gunmetal
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ok thanks for the update that saves the sweat.

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