Bhagwan
Contributor
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RAID-5 ON VMWARE ESXI

Hello,

I have installed VMware esxi 4.0 on HP ML 115 G5 server with single 80

HDD and configured raid-5 with 3*160 HDD. Now I am not able to see raid-5

volume in VMware esxi server. When I am trying to add datastorage in

configure windows there are showing all raid-5 HDD individual Please let me

know how I can configure datastorage on esxi server with raid-5.

Thanks,

Bhagwan Solanki

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Dave_Mishchenko
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Welcome to the VMware Community forums. Your server has a software RAID controller (Intel ICH*R or nVidia MCP) which is not a true hardware RAID controller. The drivers with ESX(i) don't support software RAID for such controllers thus the best you get is a bunch of individual disks.

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J1mbo
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Dave is absolutely correct, a hardware RAID controller is needed (and with BBWC). This article might help you.

Please award points to any useful answer.

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