Even easier ..... it works on my IBM ThinkPad. The 3i version anyway. I found that out by accidentally booting off the thumbdrive.
Here is what i want to know:
Boot up the 3.5 CD, sees my SATA drive, install to it. Reboot, and i get the whole "Mounting root failed"
So not supported right? well if i boot into the recovery console option it boots like a champ. Debug mode doesn't work also. I am thinking the damn kernel image is missing the SATA drivers, cause it isn't loading them. If you dmesg and look at the two diffrent boots they are VERY diffrent.
So what is up there?
I have been using the LSI MegaRAID 150-6 SATA now for some time and it's great!
Also you may want to consider using OpenFiler. With OpenFiler I can do iSCSI SANs or NAS. This allows me to do vmotion.
Good Price, but I'm running 5 ESX Hosts, Openfiler, UDA, Lab Manager Server & VC all within WS 6 on a PC running Vista x64 & 4GB RAM , the hosts have VMs on them too, obviously this is a dev environment.
Also using the LSI LogicMegaRAID 150-4 SATA and works great on my ESX 3.0.2/HP ML110 G4 XEON Core DUO 3040 1.86GHZ, 4GB RAM. Thinking of getting (2) 500GB SATA drive and add more storage to make it 1TB. Does anyone knows the limit storage on 3.0.2? Also, how can I clock the speed to the maximum if possible?
Regarinding Openfiler, do you need a solid machine to host this or a low budget should do as i'm planning to test out the Vmotion aspect as well?
The OpenFiler requires as a minimum P3 256 MB RAM and 4GB HDD. I'm using P3 (Dual) 1GHz, 2GB RAM and 2 TB (5-500GB HDD) RAID 5
Dont forget to add the $3000 for ESX.
Hope your not running it on the same license
the same kit these days can be built from MSY for $312AUD
anyone know if this same rig works for vi3.5?
E4600 | $133au
Gigabyte GB-P35-DS3R | $139au
4GB 800 RAM | $96au
128MB 7300 Video Card | $28au
SATA HDD | $43au
Intel 10/100 nic | $20au
Case | $40au
$499 for an ESX server
like youngy100 said ; i had to also boot from an external USB DVD as it will boot from the ESX CD on the onboard IDE but will not install.
i used the same SATA port on board as well.
in BIOS i have the RAID disabled and the SATA set to IDE
i don't use an external SATA controller in the machine ; my disk is all NFS (presented from a W2k3 server running Windows Services for Unix.
big thanks to youngy100 for the post and the idea. cheap way to create your home lab ; and with 3.5 having the 60 day eval, and a rebuild taking only a short period of time, its a winner!
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