weaK_NOOB
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PSOD with LSI 9341-8i

Hello All,

I've been trying to install ESXI 6.7u1 (Driver Rollup) on my Home Lab.

Motherboard: Gigabyte 7PESH2

CPU: 2x Xeon E5-2380

RAM: 128GB (16GBX8)

Storage: 8x8TB HDD, attached to LSI2008 in IT mode

Storage: 2x400GB SATA SSD attached to LSI 9341-8i Raid Card, will setup in Raid-1 for

My issue: Every time I connect my LSI 9341-8i Raid Card, I get a PSOD when ESXI tries to load from the USB boot drive. When I remove the 9341-8i from the PCI slot, everything is fine and ESXI boots normally.

9341-8i Firmware Flashed to version 4.680.01-8293

ESXI Drivers tested: 7.705.09.00-1OEM & 7.707.11.00-1OEM

Attached is the PSOD i'm getting.

help please!

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vmrale
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Hi,

check if there's a newer version of BIOS firmware and update it on motherboard. Are You sure this RAID controller is not broken and works correctly? Could You check it on other server?

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Radek

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weaK_NOOB
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vmrale I just upgraded my Gigabyte 7Pesh2 Drivers to the latest version available on their website. Same PSOD on boot =(

I've noticed when I uninstalled the ls_mr3 Vib from ESXI, It boots fine with the LSI 9341-8i physically installed. But once I install the latest lsi_mr3 VIB that is stated compatible on the Vmware website, then reboot, i always get a PSOD.

I currently do not have another server available to test it on. At my home, I have only Mac Mini's and MacBooks, and a SFF Gaming PC that does not have enough space for another PCI card.[

[EDIT]:

To add, I just bought this 9341-8i brand new within the past month... I would hope there's nothing wrong with it, but it's always a possibility =(

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vijayrana968
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Please check if you have correct driver and firmware for this controller.

VMware Compatibility Guide - I/O Device Search

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weaK_NOOB
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My 9341-8i is currently running the firmware version: 4.680.01-8293

9341-8i ESXI driver version installed: 7.707.11.00-1OEM

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