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      • 105. Re: SATA Support Clear as Mud!?
        bards1888 Novice

         

        For information, another unsupported card that works out of the box is;

         

         

         

         

         

        Silicon image 3512 PCI SATA 'RAID'

         

         

         

         

         

        I'd guess that any from /etc/vmware/pciid/sata_sil.xml would work;

         

         

         

         

         

        <?xml version='1.0' encoding='iso-8859-1'?>

        <pcitable>

          <vendor id="1095">

            <short>CMD Technology Inc</short>

            <name>CMD Technology Inc</name>

            <device id="3112">

              <vmware label="scsi">

                <driver>sata_sil</driver>

              </vmware>

              <name>SiI 3112 Serial ATA Controller</name>

            </device>

            <device id="0240">

              <vmware label="scsi">

                <driver>sata_sil</driver>

              </vmware>

              <name>Adaptec AAR-1210SA SATA HostRAID Controller</name>

            </device>

            <device id="3512">

              <vmware label="scsi">

                <driver>sata_sil</driver>

              </vmware>

              <name>SiI 3512 Serial ATA Controller</name>

            </device>

            <device id="3114">

              <vmware label="scsi">

                <driver>sata_sil</driver>

              </vmware>

              <name>SiI 3114 Serial ATA Controller</name>

            </device>

          </vendor>

        </pcitable>

         

         

         

        • 106. Re: SATA Support Clear as Mud!?
          blackforce Novice

          I couldn't get the 1210SA to work. It installs ESX, then it reboots. It does boot up. But then it comes up with loads of disk errors and driver errors in the console screen, which is not good news.

           

          My mate has the same card and he got the same results

          • 107. Re: SATA Support Clear as Mud!?
            boabie Novice

             

            I can confirm that the ML110 G4 with embedded SATA RAID works.

             

             

            Must be turned on in the BIOS for RAID to work (default is off weirdly) otherwise its just normal SATA.  VT is also turned off in the BIOS by default.

             

             

            • 108. Re: SATA Support Clear as Mud!?
              supahted Novice

              Boadie: Thanks for the information!

              Do you use ESX 3.5? Did you install on a RAID configuration? I've looked at the HP website and ML 110 G5 is based on the same SATA RAID controller but it is a newer version. Can you use your SATA disks as a VMFS volume?

              • 109. Re: SATA Support Clear as Mud!?
                boabie Novice

                 

                I only tried it with a single disk with the RAID off.  Did it just as a test for a bit of a laugh.  Got the servers very cheap from a distributor (£89 ex vat)

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                Pretty sure it would work though.  Worked fine on the single disk though, no issues.

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                Yeah I had VMFS on the SATA disk.

                 

                 

                • 110. Re: SATA Support Clear as Mud!?
                  achana Lurker

                   

                  Hi ALL,

                   

                   

                  I can't boot ESX 3.5 using an NEC Express 5800 120Ri-2 with a megaRAID 8300XLP controller. It installs successfully, but fails mounting the root.

                   

                   

                  Can anyone help hack a driver for this?

                   

                   

                  Newbie!!

                   

                   

                  • 112. Re: SATA Support Clear as Mud!?
                    rpartmann Expert

                    Hi,

                     

                     

                    use the way that  bards1888 posted.

                    And i think you must use the megaraid2.xml file and pobably adidionaly add the pci subsystems id´s.

                     

                    http://communities.vmware.com/message/876485 and look for scrs28x for an example,

                     

                    hth,

                    Reinhard.

                     

                     

                    ps: Award points if you find answers helpful. Thanks.

                    • 113. Re: SATA Support Clear as Mud!?
                      achana Lurker

                      Thanks for the advice guys.

                       

                      Wasn't 100% sure on how to run through all the procedures, but this is what I have tried.

                       

                       

                      1. Booted ESX server using the console option.

                       

                       

                      2. Executed lspci to find the device id for the controller. name: LSE LOGIC / SYMBIOLOGIC: UNKNOWN DEVICE 0413 (rev 02)

                       

                       

                      3. The vendor/device id is 1000:0413

                       

                       

                      4.The driver file being used is megaRAID_sas.xml, which I modifed an exisiting device with id 0411 to 0413. The reason why I chose megaRAID_sas.xml and not megaRAID2.xml is because this is the driver ESX uses during the first install.

                       

                       

                      Is this correct, or do I have to add the whole sub-section in the .xml file in _sas.xml in ..raid2.xml?

                       

                       

                      This is really annoying the hell out of me now.. Please help!

                       

                       

                      http://SORRY GUYS, BUT HAVING RE-READ  THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY I HAD FORGOT TO RUN *ESXCFG-PCIID.*

                       

                       

                      IT WORKED!

                       

                       

                      BUT NOW Vertual Centre is complaining when you try to add it as a host!

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                      THANKS GUYS. YOU WILL ALL BE GETTING POINTS!

                      Newbie

                      • 114. Re: SATA Support Clear as Mud!?
                        supahted Novice

                        To add to the list, I can conform that ESX 3.5 is running on a HP Proliant ML 110 G5. Here are the Specs:

                         

                        HP ProLiant ML110 G5 - Microtower model - 1 x Dual-Core Xeon 3065 / 2.33 GHz - RAM 8 GB - Harddisk 2 x 250 GB - DVD±RW- Gigabit Ethernet.

                         

                         

                        The integrated Broadcom NetXtrem NIC is not recognized so you have to add a supported (intel) NIC. SATA configuration works default with ESX 3.5 and you can use the SATA disks for VMFS storage. Using the integrated SATA RAID controller is not recognized by ESX 3.5. I'm trying to get the RAID controller recognized using the method described in this thread. I will post my results in this thread.

                         

                         

                        This is a very cheap and quiet whitebox system for ESX 3.5!

                        • 115. Re: SATA Support Clear as Mud!?
                          Tses Lurker

                          Hi All,

                           

                          I just make my cheap home server box working with ESX 3.5 adding

                          <device id="0550">

                          <vmware label="scsi">

                          <driver>sata_nv</driver>

                          </vmware>

                          <name>MCP68 SATA Controller</name>

                          </device>

                          in /etc/vmware/pciid/sata_nv.xml

                           

                          Unfortunately the system detects only the first HD but it works fine two days now.

                          Using ubuntu live cd the O/S detects all hd correctly

                          If anyone has any idea or solution please let me know.

                           

                          M/B ASRock ALiveNF7G R5.0 (nForce 630A – MCP68?)

                          NIC : Intel Pro /1000T - 82544GC (the M/B integrated NIC does not work)

                           

                          Thanks for this great topic.

                          • 116. Re: SATA Support Clear as Mud!?
                            sshd.root Lurker

                            Hi, all.

                             

                            I trying start ESX 3.5 on the Intel 865 chipset ( ICH5 ). After install I loading in "troubleshooting mode", customize gosata.sh and run it.

                             

                             

                            root@localhost root# ./gosata.sh

                            SATA BootFix for VMware ESX Server  by Reinhard Partmann

                            check ifrunning on an ESX host :

                            isESX: 1

                            isESXfailsafe: 1

                            DEBUG: BOOT_MOUNTED 1

                            DEBUG: 1==BOOT_MOUNTED 1

                            INTeL ...

                            VENDOR_FILENAME: ata_piix

                            DEVICE_ID: 24d1

                            DEVICE_ID_REPLACE: 2920

                             

                            creating temp directories...

                            patching xml files...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pci.xml...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pciid/3c90x.xml...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pciid/DAC960.xml...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pciid/aacraid_esx30.xml...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pciid/adp94xx.xml...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pciid/ahci.xml...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pciid/aic79xx.xml...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pciid/aic7xxx.xml...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pciid/ata_piix.xml...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pciid/bnx2.xml...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pciid/cciss.xml...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pciid/e100.xml...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pciid/e1000.xml...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pciid/forcedeth.xml...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pciid/igb.xml...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pciid/ioat.xml...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pciid/ips.xml...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pciid/iscsi_mod.xml...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pciid/lpfc_740.xml...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pciid/megaraid2.xml...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pciid/megaraid_sas.xml...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pciid/mptscsi_2xx.xml...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pciid/qla2300_707_vmw.xml...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pciid/qla4010.xml...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pciid/qla4022.xml...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pciid/s2io.xml...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pciid/sata_nv.xml...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pciid/sata_promise.xml...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pciid/sata_sil.xml...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pciid/sata_svw.xml...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pciid/sata_vsc.xml...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pciid/tg3.xml...

                            loading /etc/vmware/pciid/unm_nic.xml...

                            writing /etc/vmware/pci.xml.merged

                            Replacing /etc/vmware/pci.ids file...

                            Replacing /etc/vmware/pcitable file...

                            Replacing /etc/vmware/pcitable.Linux file...

                            Replacing /etc/vmware/vmware-devices.map file...

                            cleanup...

                            1

                            DONE.

                            happy ESXing...

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                            But the server still does not run.



                            I run /bin/vm-support and collect log to usb flash.


                            /log/messages



                            Loading vmnixmod

                            Warning: loading /lib/vmware/vmnixmod.o will taint the kernel: non-GPL license - proprietary

                            See http://www.tux.org/lkml/#export-tainted for information about tainted modules

                            Module vmnixmod loaded, with warnings

                            Loading VMkernel

                            Using /lib/vmware/vmkernel

                            0:            0x0:0x0

                            1: .text      0x600000:0x226f90

                            2: .data      0x1403000:0x261e8

                            3: .rodata    0x826fa0:0x492d3

                            4: .bss       0x1429200:0x13f2840

                            5: .comment   0x0:0x1ea8

                            6: .shstrtab  0x0:0x3d

                            7: .symtab    0x0:0x29450

                            8: .strtab    0x0:0x32b0f

                            The vmkernel is loaded.

                            Loading vmklinux

                            Using /lib/vmware/vmklinux

                            Module load of vmklinux succeeded with --exportsym option.

                            Loading configuration

                            No driver found for 'Vend:Dvid' 'Subv:Subd' at Bus:Sl.F. Trying just id

                            No vmkernel driver found for 'Vend:Dvid' 'Subv:Subd' at Bus:Sl.F.

                            No driver found for 'bus' '' at Spawned. Trying just id

                            No vmkernel driver found for 'bus' '' at Spawned.

                            No driver found for '8086:2570' '1458:2570' at 000:00.0. Trying just id

                            No vmkernel driver found for '8086:2570' '1458:2570' at 000:00.0.

                            No driver found for '8086:2572' '1458:2572' at 000:02.0. Trying just id

                            No vmkernel driver found for '8086:2572' '1458:2572' at 000:02.0.

                            No driver found for '8086:24d2' '1458:24d2' at 000:29.0. Trying just id

                            No vmkernel driver found for '8086:24d2' '1458:24d2' at 000:29.0.

                            No driver found for '8086:24d4' '1458:24d2' at 000:29.1. Trying just id

                            No vmkernel driver found for '8086:24d4' '1458:24d2' at 000:29.1.

                            No driver found for '8086:24d7' '1458:24d2' at 000:29.2. Trying just id

                            No vmkernel driver found for '8086:24d7' '1458:24d2' at 000:29.2.

                            No driver found for '8086:24de' '1458:24d2' at 000:29.3. Trying just id

                            No vmkernel driver found for '8086:24de' '1458:24d2' at 000:29.3.

                            No driver found for '8086:24dd' '1458:5006' at 000:29.7. Trying just id

                            No vmkernel driver found for '8086:24dd' '1458:5006' at 000:29.7.

                            No driver found for '8086:244e' '0000:0000' at 000:30.0. Trying just id

                            No vmkernel driver found for '8086:244e' '0000:0000' at 000:30.0.

                            No driver found for '8086:24d0' '0000:0000' at 000:31.0. Trying just id

                            No vmkernel driver found for '8086:24d0' '0000:0000' at 000:31.0.

                            No driver found for '8086:24d1' '1458:24d1' at 000:31.2. Trying just id

                            No driver found for '8086:24d3' '1458:24d2' at 000:31.3. Trying just id

                            No vmkernel driver found for '8086:24d3' '1458:24d2' at 000:31.3.

                            No driver found for '8086:24d5' '1458:a600' at 000:31.5. Trying just id

                            No vmkernel driver found for '8086:24d5' '1458:a600' at 000:31.5.

                            No driver found for '8086:1051' '1458:e000' at 001:08.0. Trying just id

                            Loading VMkernel ata_piix.o (options: '')

                            Using lib/vmware/ata_piix.o

                            Module load of ata_piix succeeded.

                            Loading VMkernel e100.o (options: '')

                            Using lib/vmware/e100.o

                            Module load of e100 succeeded.

                            All drivers successfully loaded.

                            Loading lvmdriver

                            Using /lib/vmware/lvmdriver

                            Module load of lvmdriver succeeded.

                            Loading vmfs3

                            Using /lib/vmware/vmfs3

                            Module load of vmfs3 succeeded.

                            (forcing normal run)

                            Red Hat nash version 3.5.13.6 starting

                            Creating block devices

                            /lib/usb-ohci.o: init_module:

                            Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.

                            You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg 

                            </div>

                            • 117. Re: SATA Support Clear as Mud!?
                              rpartmann Expert

                              Hi,

                               

                              when you boot your std. entry in ESX mode. Which error message do you get?

                               

                              Please post also the output of  "mount" when in troubleshooting mode.

                               

                              bye,

                              Reinhard.

                               

                              ps: Award points if you find answers helpful. Thanks.

                              • 118. Re: SATA Support Clear as Mud!?
                                rpartmann Expert

                                Hi Dave,

                                 

                                hp dc 7800:

                                - installs when you add an supported NIC to the system. Builtin NIC is NOT WORKING!

                                 

                                - SATA drive is only detected as "hda"  ->>  NO VMFS support.

                                 

                                bye,

                                Reinhard

                                 

                                ps: you have the Promise 300 TX4 two times in your  SATA section on http://www.vm-help.com/esx/esx3.5/Whiteboxes_SATA_Controllers_for_ESX_3.5_3i.htm.

                                 

                                ps: Award points if you find answers helpful. Thanks.

                                • 119. Re: SATA Support Clear as Mud!?
                                  Grimfish Novice

                                   

                                  I would like to add a system to the list of comaptible systems t the list. I have purchased an ASUS V3 P5 G33 Barebones box. This has an ASUS P5K-VM motherboard in it and runs the ICH9 controller for SATA. I have had a full install of ESX 3.5 (not the 3i version, untested at this point in time but I am almost certain it will work as other posts for systems with the same MB have indicated this worked).

                                   

                                   

                                  The only issue you will find is if you use a PATA DVD Drive as the PATA controller is not supported (I disable the PATA Controller in the BIOS). I used an ASUS SATA DVD drive an it installed like a dream.

                                   

                                   

                                  Also to my suprise when I connected to the VI Console I could use the VMFS Partition on the local to run VM's from as the HDD (320GB Samsung SATA 2 HDD) was detected as a SCSI disk and as such ESX classes this as Enterprise so it will run :^0.

                                   

                                   

                                  As a side bonus I am running 8 GB of Ram as the board supports this so I have plenty of head room for VM's to run on. All in all it is a quick system that runs ESX 3.5 very well. The total sysem parts are:

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                  ASUS V3 P5G33 Barebones

                                   

                                   

                                  Intel Q6600 Processor

                                   

                                   

                                  Kingston Value Ram 8GB (KVR667D2N5K2/4G) Incedentally the 800 MHz ram will work also (KVR800D2N5K2/4G)

                                   

                                   

                                  2 * Intel Pro 100 Nic's (Will be upgrading to the Intel Pro 1000 PT Dual Adaptor soon

                                   

                                   

                                  I have a Gigabyte 7800 GTX 256 Graphics card (NOT NEEDED as onboard card works fine, I swap drives from a caddy and use this system for games as well hence the extra card)

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                  All up less the graphics card it was under $800.00 AUS. I plan to buy another system exactly the same and run a Thecus N5200B Pro with ISCSI for VMotion and HA. (At the moment however the Thecus isn't capable of doing thi sproperly yet but I am sure it is just a matter of time before Thecus release a new firmware version to do it)

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                  Cheers and thatks all that posted their systems as it really helped me narrow down my choice to this config.

                                   

                                   

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