Please be gentle if this is a silly question, I am very "Green" to all things VMware and currently still learning.. and will try make this as simple as possible
In a nut shell the issue is that when in VShere client it doesnt see my RAID'd hard disks not even as 1 Array.
It DOES see the P420i Raid card in Manage>Hardware
It DOES see the Logical drive when I come to install esxi (install is on a USB internal drive)
All disks are brand new and they were formatted in the HP smart Array BIOS before being made into a RAID array.
My head is battered from googling and reading.. mainly as I dont fully know what I am doing yet as from what I can tell I have the correct drivers from the HPE image, the RAID card is on the latest firmware (also read thats correct and wrong some say needs a lower version)
Any help or a finger in the right direction would be appreciated.
Thanks in advanced.
When upgrading ESXI to 6.5 you have to install a new Smart Array driver please find below the article from HPE and download the driver: