99% sure my controller is hardware based configured in the BIOS.
I have a Lenovo P500. ESXi sees 2 individual disks during install. I proceed with a single selection and upon first reboot it notes volume0 degraded. Seems ESXi sees it after the install but not during.
Secondly I am installing 2 x 800GB SSDs RAID1 with the intention of partitioning for the creation of vdevs for TrueNAS Core and a few others VMs. Can I resize afterwards or should I pre-partition the RAID1 (not sure if pre-partitioning is possible, it's not an option in the Intel RSTe bios).
***I found a dual M.2 to 2.5" SATA RAID adapter but still have the partition problem. ESXi recognizes the SSD as 1 partition even though I pre-partitioned it beforehand.