zenomorph
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VMFS and VMware partition

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I have a quick question which I'd like to clarify, I can't remember whether is the VMware parition or the VMFS parition that must be installed on a SCSI for ESX requirement. Can someone please clarify?

many thanks

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awong505
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SAS and SATA controllers are supported but its fairly limited as far as SATA specific controllers that are on the HCL. Many SAS controllers also support SATA drives. Make sure you check the compatibility lists. http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php

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jbruelasdgo
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the VMFS partition (just not only SCSI)

can be SAS, SATA now

just do not try to install on IDE

Jose

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awong505
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SAS and SATA controllers are supported but its fairly limited as far as SATA specific controllers that are on the HCL. Many SAS controllers also support SATA drives. Make sure you check the compatibility lists. http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php

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Texiwill
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Hello,

Not really sure what you mean by 'VMware Partition'.

But there are really 4 basic partition types in use. They are types Linux (83), Linux Swap (82), vmkcore (fc), and VMFS (fb). There will often be many Linux partitions, 1 Linux Swap, 1 vmkcore, and at least 1 VMFS. vmkcore and VMFS should exist only on SCSI, SAS, and SATA. The Linux or Linux Swap partitions can exist anywhere.


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