muellererwin
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RDM pyhsical passthrough of disk problem with partition type 0xfd (raid autodetect arrays)

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I tried to passthrough my synology nas disks with partition type 0xfd.

vmkfstools -z vmfs/devices/disks/t10.ATA_____ST2000DL0032D9VT166__________________________________XXXXXXXX /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/RDM/NAS2TB_1_XXXXXXXX.vmdk -a lsilogic

results in: Failed to create virtual disk: The specified device is not a valid physical disk device (20).

The reason seems to be the partition type 0xfd (raid autodetect arrays). This problem is shown with the disk itself.

Any idea how to solve it?

P.S.:

I also tried to passthrough my onboard sata of my intel DH87RL Lynx Point AHCI, but it failed when connecting it to the VM:

Re: DirectPath I/O support for Haswell Lynx Point SATA AHCI controller

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muellererwin
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I found the failure myself. It's a little bit embarrassing.

It was just the missing "/" in front of vmfs... .

Now my disks are up and running in RDM physical mode.

P.S.: Just the passthrough of the SATA Controller doesn't work. See link of the last thread.

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muellererwin
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I found the failure myself. It's a little bit embarrassing.

It was just the missing "/" in front of vmfs... .

Now my disks are up and running in RDM physical mode.

P.S.: Just the passthrough of the SATA Controller doesn't work. See link of the last thread.

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