Hello everyone! I came across your forum trying to find a solution to a problem I am having with my server and I thought I'd make a post and see if anyone here has any ideas.
Here is my setup:
Motherboard - ASRock 970 Extreme4
CPU - AMD FX-8320
Memory - 32GB (G.SKill Ripjaws X Series 4 x 8GB DDR3 1600 PC3 12800 (F3-1600C9Q-32GXM)
Drive Controller - IBM M1015 flashed to LSI SAS2008
NIC - Intel PRO/1000 Dual Port Server Adapter (disabled the onboard Realtek NIC)
On the M1015, I'm running 3 4TB Seagate NAS ST4000VN000 drives, 2 3TB Seagate drives (not sure the version) and 2 2TB Western Digital Green Drives. I have a couple 256GB SSDs and a 750GB WD plugged into the controllers on the motherboard.
Here's how the VM's breakout:
WHS2011 - 8GB RAM, 4 cores (1 socket), passed through the M1015 (with its 8 disks) and it has two virtual disks (1 on an SSD for the OS, one on the 750GB for torrents). I am running StableBit DrivePool. I was running FlexRAID (tried SnapRAID too), but I'll get to that later
Windows 7 VM - hosts an Emby server and I use this for playing around - 8GB Ram, 4 cores (1 socket), 1 Virtual disk on an SSD
Windows 7VM 2 - hosts a Plex Server - 8GB Ram, 4 cores (1 socket), 1 Virtual disk on an SSD
Windows Xp VM - 1GB Ram, 1 cores, 1 virtual disk on SSD (not usually running)
What ESXi version are you running? Is it your hardware on the supported list?
Seems you trying to run ESXi on home PC? Could you provide more details about issue you have?