I am a n00b & I just setup my first official esxi server. I have the latest version of ESXi installed.
I have created a 2TB RAID5 volume out of 3TB using ARC-1222 Raid Controller. When I login to the vSphere Client, to add a datastore from the "configuration" tab, it does not recognize the 2TB volume. Do I need to add a driver? If so, how would I add the driver?
I hope you can help me.
Thanks a lot!
Download the driver CD. Installation instructions are on the CD. You will need to download the vCLI tools. A link to the tools is on the web interface for your ESXi host machine. http://your_server_ip
Thanks a lot guys!
- the driver that was in the Driver CD from VMware did not work. It gave me an error. (I rebooted the server, and did not see the Areca Storage Controller).
- I found that Areca provides drivers for VMware ESX and ESXi here at: ftp://ftp.areca.com.tw/RaidCards/AP_Drivers/VMware/ESXi_4.x/ So I downloaded the latest build and the installation was successful. I can see the Storage Controller and the 1.8TB Raid5 volume & was able to add it as a datastore.
I really appreciate all your help!
I would do some searching through the VMware forums for Areca. There are or were very recent problems with the Areca cards and drivers. http://communities.vmware.com/search.jspa?q=Areca
1. download !latest! driver from areca-ftp ftp://areca.starline.de/ (mirror germany)
-> areca has newer driver for ESX5.x ,maybe try beta it will fix some problems
2. copy it on the esx host
3a. esxcli system maintenanceMode set --enable true
3b. run: localcli software vib install --no-sig-check –v scsi-arcmsr-1.20.00.15.vmk5.130419-1vmw.500.0.0.472560.x86_64.vib
5. esxcli system maintenanceMode set --enable false