I have a IBM x3200 M3 running 16Gb of RAM and an Adaptec 6405 RAID card. I have 4 x 1Tb harddrives with 2 x RAID 1 arrays setup for simple redundancy for now. I have previously installed Windows Server 2012 on it without issue so I know the hardware is setup correctly. However, when I boot up the ESXi5.1 installation disk it doesn’t see either of the arrays. I’ve done the following:
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You can find the latest drivers and instructions for creating a custom ESXi image in Adaptec Support Knowledgebase article 17202, located here: http://ask.adaptec.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17202
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