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.
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?
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.[
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 =(