leoleokid
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HP ML30 Gen10 Smart Array

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I would like to install the ESXi on HP ML30 Gen10, and I set the Smart Array on RAID 1, however I cannot detect any HDD while I set on RAID.

And I have download VMware-ESXi-6.7.0-Update2-13006603-HPE-Gen9plus-670.U2.10.4.1.8-Apr2019, how can I fix it or make a custom ISO which support Smart Array.

Thanks!

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gregsn
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The HPE Smart Array S100i SR appears to be a software raid controller.  This raid controller will likely not work under ESXi directly.  Your options are to either install a hardware raid controller in the ESXi box, or move the raid controller (if possible) into a different, external systems and use it for external storage (eg. iSCSI or NFS).

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VysakhNair
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leoleokid

Can you please try with HPE Custom ESXi Images

Also which RAID controller is used in this model ?

Download VMware vSAN

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leoleokid
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I think the RAID Controller for HP ML30 Gen10 should be HPE Smart Array S100i SR Gen10.

Thanks!

And as my post, I mentioned the custom ESXi image for HPE. Thanks!

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VysakhNair
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leoleokid

S class controller is only compatible with Windows 2012 R2 and Windows 2016 only, please check below HPE link

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00026319en_us

Operating environments

Operating System

S-class

E-class

P-class

Windows

Yes

Yes

Yes

Linux

No

Yes

Yes

VMware

No

Yes

Yes

Legacy Boot mode

No

Yes

Yes

UEFI Boot mode

Yes

Yes

Yes

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gregsn
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The HPE Smart Array S100i SR appears to be a software raid controller.  This raid controller will likely not work under ESXi directly.  Your options are to either install a hardware raid controller in the ESXi box, or move the raid controller (if possible) into a different, external systems and use it for external storage (eg. iSCSI or NFS).

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leoleokid
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Actually, HPE ML30 Gen9 is using HPE|Dynamic Smart Array B140i RAID Controller which is SoftwareRAID, but which is supported by ESXi 6.5. So I think Gen10 also be fine, but seems so sad now.