kopecek
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ESXi 3.5U3 on HP DL320 G5p with RAID (Intel 82801IR )

Hi all,

I just buyed this server with 1 Quad Core CPU,8G RAM and 2x500G SATA HDD. When I enable SATA, ESXi instalation didn't complete - no disks found. When I disable it, everything is fine. But I need to run RAID1 for a security reason, so I have a problem....

Searched HCL, google, I found that Intel 82801IR seems not be supported by ESXi 3.5U3. Is any way to make RAID working under ESXi? Manual driver instalation, etc. ?

I don't want to use Vmware Server 2.0, because I need to run several virtual machines and Server 2.0 is not good solution if you have more virtuals due to performance losts.

Thanks for any help...

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weinstein5
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You can check the www.vm-help.com web site to see if anyone has gottent it to work - the only thing is find a supported raid controller on the HCL and install that

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kopecek
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Thanks, but not helpfull for me. There is no help on vm-help.com Still seems to be no way to make RAID controler working. Only when RAID is disabled in BIOS. But I need RAID. It seems I need to use Vmware Server 2.0 on Linux platform to make my virtuals beeing protected before HDD failures. Big disappointment for me...

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weinstein5
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You can always aquire a RAID card that is on the HCL and install into your server -

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