6 Replies Latest reply on Feb 9, 2008 4:25 PM by Luciano Patrao

    Add SATA disk to Vmware Server

    Luciano Patrao Hot Shot
    vExpert

      Hi

       

      I am testing the ESX 3.5. This new version is supporting SATA disks.

       

      My Server has two disks. One IDE(with 100Gb), and a SATA disk with 500Gb

       

      I want to install the ESX on the IDE, and use the SATA disk to hold the Virtual Servers

       

      In the installation of the ESX the Vmware recognize the SATA(as SCSI) and the IDE disks. I choose to install the VMware Server into the IDE disk. All is ok, the VMware is installed and fully functional. But i have i cant see the SATA this. In this case the disk must be a /dev/sda, but i have no /dev/sba

       

      I reinstall the ESX into the IDE again, but this time i choose advanced on the partition, and then add the sda partition, and choose as vmfs3. But still have no /dev/sda on the Linux console.

       

      So the question is, how to add this SATA disk to hold the Virtual Servers? How can i add this disk fully functional in the ESX Server?

       

      Thanks you

       

      JailBreak

        • 1. Re: Add SATA disk to Vmware Server
          Dave.Mishchenko Guru

          What model of motherboard and SATA controller are you using and do you see the SATA controller listed when you run the command lspci at the console?  If so, what is it recognized as / PCI device does it have?

          • 2. Re: Add SATA disk to Vmware Server
            Luciano Patrao Hot Shot
            vExpert

            Hi Dave

             

            Thank you for the reply

             

            My motherboard is a Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe

             

            Using lspci i get this

             

            00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0369 (rev a1)

            00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0360 (rev a2)

            00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0368 (rev a2)

            00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 036a (rev a2)

            00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 036c (rev a1)

            00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 036d (rev a2)

            00:04.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 036e (rev a1)

            00:05.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 037f (rev a2)

            00:05.1 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 037f (rev a2)

            00:05.2 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 037f (rev a2)

            00:06.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0370 (rev a2)

            00:06.1 Class 0403: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0371 (rev a2)

            00:08.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation nVidia NForce Network Controller (rev a2)

            00:09.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation nVidia NForce Network Controller (rev a2)

            00:0e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0375 (rev a2)

            00:0f.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0377 (rev a2)

            00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices K8 HyperTransport Technology Configuration

            00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices K8 Address MapK8 NorthBridge

            00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices K8 DRAM Controller

            00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices K8 Miscellaneous Control

            01:07.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905B 100BaseTX (rev 30)

            01:0b.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)

            03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0421 (rev a1)

             

            But in the instaltion of the ESX the Vmware recognice the SATA disk and asks if i want ti install on it. So why i have no SATA controller in here?

             

            JailBreak

            • 3. Re: Add SATA disk to Vmware Server
              rpartmann Expert
              vExpert

              Hi,

               

              please do

              1.) lspci -v

              2.) lspci -v -nn

               

              i assume the

               

               

              00:05.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 037f (rev a2)

              00:05.1 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 037f (rev a2)

              00:05.2 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 037f (rev a2)

               

              are the SATA interfaces.

               

              Find all infos here

              SATA Support Clear as Mud!?

               

              kind regards,

              Reinhard.

               

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

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              • 4. Re: Add SATA disk to Vmware Server
                Luciano Patrao Hot Shot
                vExpert

                Hi

                 

                This motherboard model as IDE and SATA controllers, so i dont no if that is only the IDE, or both.

                 

                Using lspci -v i get this

                 

                00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0369 (rev a1)

                     Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 8239

                     Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 0

                     Capabilities: #08

                     Capabilities: #00

                 

                00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0360 (rev a2)

                     Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 8239

                     Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 0

                 

                00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0368 (rev a2)

                     Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 8239

                     Flags: 66Mhz, fast devsel

                     I/O ports at fc00

                     I/O ports at 1c00

                     I/O ports at 1c40

                     Capabilities: Power Management version 2

                 

                00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 036a (rev a2)

                     Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 8239

                     Flags: 66Mhz, fast devsel

                 

                00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 036c (rev a1) (prog-if 10 )

                     Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 8239

                     Flags: 66Mhz, fast devsel

                     Memory at fe02f000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     Capabilities: Power Management version 2

                 

                00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 036d (rev a2) (prog-if 20 )

                     Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 8239

                     Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 0

                     Memory at fe02e000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     Capabilities: #0a

                     Capabilities: Power Management version 2

                 

                00:04.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 036e (rev a1) (prog-if 8a )

                     Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 8239

                     Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 0

                     I/O ports at f000

                     Capabilities: Power Management version 2

                 

                00:05.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 037f (rev a2) (prog-if 85 )

                     Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 8239

                     Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16

                     I/O ports at 09f0

                     I/O ports at 0bf0

                     I/O ports at 0970

                     I/O ports at 0b70

                     I/O ports at dc00

                     Memory at fe02d000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     Capabilities: Power Management version 2

                     Capabilities: Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/2 Enable-

                     Capabilities: #08

                 

                00:05.1 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 037f (rev a2) (prog-if 85 )

                     Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 8239

                     Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17

                     I/O ports at 09e0

                     I/O ports at 0be0

                     I/O ports at 0960

                     I/O ports at 0b60

                     I/O ports at c800

                     Memory at fe02c000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     Capabilities: Power Management version 2

                     Capabilities: Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/2 Enable-

                     Capabilities: #08

                 

                00:05.2 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 037f (rev a2) (prog-if 85 )

                     Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 8239

                     Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18

                     I/O ports at c400

                     I/O ports at c000

                     I/O ports at bc00

                     I/O ports at b800

                     I/O ports at b400

                     Memory at fe02b000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     Capabilities: Power Management version 2

                     Capabilities: Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/2 Enable-

                     Capabilities: #08

                 

                00:06.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0370 (rev a2) (prog-if 01 )

                     Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 0

                     Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=32

                     I/O behind bridge: 00009000-00009fff

                     Memory behind bridge: fde00000-fdefffff

                     Capabilities: #0d

                     Capabilities: #08

                 

                00:06.1 Class 0403: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0371 (rev a2)

                     Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 81f6

                     Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16

                     Memory at fe020000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     Capabilities: Power Management version 2

                     Capabilities: Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-

                     Capabilities: #08

                 

                00:08.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation nVidia NForce Network Controller (rev a2)

                     Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 8239

                     Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17

                     Memory at fe02a000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     I/O ports at b000

                     Memory at fe029000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     Memory at fe028000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     Capabilities: Power Management version 2

                     Capabilities: #11

                     Capabilities: Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/3 Enable-

                     Capabilities: #08

                 

                00:09.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation nVidia NForce Network Controller (rev a2)

                     Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 8239

                     Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17

                     Memory at fe027000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     I/O ports at ac00

                     Memory at fe026000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     Memory at fe025000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     Capabilities: Power Management version 2

                     Capabilities: #11

                     Capabilities: Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/3 Enable-

                     Capabilities: #08

                 

                00:0e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0375 (rev a2) (prog-if 00 )

                     Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0

                     Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0

                     I/O behind bridge: 00007000-00008fff

                     Memory behind bridge: fdd00000-fddfffff

                     Capabilities: #0d

                     Capabilities: Power Management version 2

                     Capabilities: Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/1 Enable-

                     Capabilities: #08

                     Capabilities: #10

                 

                00:0f.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0377 (rev a2) (prog-if 00 )

                     Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0

                     Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0

                     I/O behind bridge: 00006000-00006fff

                     Memory behind bridge: f8000000-fbffffff

                     Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000c0000000-00000000dff00000

                     Capabilities: #0d

                     Capabilities: Power Management version 2

                     Capabilities: Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/1 Enable-

                     Capabilities: #08

                     Capabilities: #10

                 

                00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices K8 HyperTransport Technology Configuration

                     Flags: fast devsel

                     Capabilities: #08

                 

                00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices K8 Address MapK8 NorthBridge

                     Flags: fast devsel

                 

                00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices K8 DRAM Controller

                     Flags: fast devsel

                 

                00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices K8 Miscellaneous Control

                     Flags: fast devsel

                     Capabilities: #0f

                 

                01:07.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905B 100BaseTX (rev 30)

                     Subsystem: 3Com Corporation 3C905B Fast Etherlink XL 10/100

                     Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 18

                     I/O ports at 9c00

                     Memory at fdeff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     Expansion ROM at fdec0000

                     Capabilities: Power Management version 1

                 

                01:0b.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link) (prog-if 10 )

                     Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 808b

                     Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 16

                     Memory at fdefe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     Memory at fdef8000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     Capabilities: Power Management version 2

                 

                03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0421 (rev a1) (prog-if 00 )

                     Subsystem: Unknown device 1682:2302

                     Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17

                     Memory at fa000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable)

                     Memory at f8000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     I/O ports at 6c00

                     Expansion ROM at fbfe0000

                     Capabilities: Power Management version 2

                     Capabilities: Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-

                     Capabilities: #10

                 

                 

                Usind lspci -v -nn i get this

                 

                00:00.0 Class 0500: 10de:0369 (rev a1)

                     Subsystem: 1043:8239

                     Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 0

                     Capabilities: #08

                     Capabilities: #00

                 

                00:01.0 Class 0601: 10de:0360 (rev a2)

                     Subsystem: 1043:8239

                     Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 0

                 

                00:01.1 Class 0c05: 10de:0368 (rev a2)

                     Subsystem: 1043:8239

                     Flags: 66Mhz, fast devsel

                     I/O ports at fc00

                     I/O ports at 1c00

                     I/O ports at 1c40

                     Capabilities: Power Management version 2

                 

                00:01.2 Class 0500: 10de:036a (rev a2)

                     Subsystem: 1043:8239

                     Flags: 66Mhz, fast devsel

                 

                00:02.0 Class 0c03: 10de:036c (rev a1) (prog-if 10)

                     Subsystem: 1043:8239

                     Flags: 66Mhz, fast devsel

                     Memory at fe02f000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     Capabilities: Power Management version 2

                 

                00:02.1 Class 0c03: 10de:036d (rev a2) (prog-if 20)

                     Subsystem: 1043:8239

                     Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 0

                     Memory at fe02e000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     Capabilities: #0a

                     Capabilities: Power Management version 2

                 

                00:04.0 Class 0101: 10de:036e (rev a1) (prog-if 8a )

                     Subsystem: 1043:8239

                     Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 0

                     I/O ports at f000

                     Capabilities: Power Management version 2

                 

                00:05.0 Class 0101: 10de:037f (rev a2) (prog-if 85 )

                     Subsystem: 1043:8239

                     Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16

                     I/O ports at 09f0

                     I/O ports at 0bf0

                     I/O ports at 0970

                     I/O ports at 0b70

                     I/O ports at dc00

                     Memory at fe02d000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     Capabilities: Power Management version 2

                     Capabilities: Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/2 Enable-

                     Capabilities: #08

                 

                00:05.1 Class 0101: 10de:037f (rev a2) (prog-if 85 )

                     Subsystem: 1043:8239

                     Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17

                     I/O ports at 09e0

                     I/O ports at 0be0

                     I/O ports at 0960

                     I/O ports at 0b60

                     I/O ports at c800

                     Memory at fe02c000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     Capabilities: Power Management version 2

                     Capabilities: Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/2 Enable-

                     Capabilities: #08

                 

                00:05.2 Class 0101: 10de:037f (rev a2) (prog-if 85 )

                     Subsystem: 1043:8239

                     Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18

                     I/O ports at c400

                     I/O ports at c000

                     I/O ports at bc00

                     I/O ports at b800

                     I/O ports at b400

                     Memory at fe02b000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     Capabilities: Power Management version 2

                     Capabilities: Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/2 Enable-

                     Capabilities: #08

                 

                00:06.0 Class 0604: 10de:0370 (rev a2) (prog-if 01)

                     Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 0

                     Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=32

                     I/O behind bridge: 00009000-00009fff

                     Memory behind bridge: fde00000-fdefffff

                     Capabilities: #0d

                     Capabilities: #08

                 

                00:06.1 Class 0403: 10de:0371 (rev a2)

                     Subsystem: 1043:81f6

                     Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16

                     Memory at fe020000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     Capabilities: Power Management version 2

                     Capabilities: Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-

                     Capabilities: #08

                 

                00:08.0 Class 0200: 10de:0373 (rev a2)

                     Subsystem: 1043:8239

                     Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17

                     Memory at fe02a000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     I/O ports at b000

                     Memory at fe029000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     Memory at fe028000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     Capabilities: Power Management version 2

                     Capabilities: #11

                     Capabilities: Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/3 Enable-

                     Capabilities: #08

                 

                00:09.0 Class 0200: 10de:0373 (rev a2)

                     Subsystem: 1043:8239

                     Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17

                     Memory at fe027000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     I/O ports at ac00

                     Memory at fe026000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     Memory at fe025000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     Capabilities: Power Management version 2

                     Capabilities: #11

                     Capabilities: Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/3 Enable-

                     Capabilities: #08

                 

                00:0e.0 Class 0604: 10de:0375 (rev a2)

                     Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0

                     Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0

                     I/O behind bridge: 00007000-00008fff

                     Memory behind bridge: fdd00000-fddfffff

                     Capabilities: #0d

                     Capabilities: Power Management version 2

                     Capabilities: Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/1 Enable-

                     Capabilities: #08

                     Capabilities: #10

                 

                00:0f.0 Class 0604: 10de:0377 (rev a2)

                     Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0

                     Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0

                     I/O behind bridge: 00006000-00006fff

                     Memory behind bridge: f8000000-fbffffff

                     Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000c0000000-00000000dff00000

                     Capabilities: #0d

                     Capabilities: Power Management version 2

                     Capabilities: Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/1 Enable-

                     Capabilities: #08

                     Capabilities: #10

                 

                00:18.0 Class 0600: 1022:1100

                     Flags: fast devsel

                     Capabilities: #08

                 

                00:18.1 Class 0600: 1022:1101

                     Flags: fast devsel

                 

                00:18.2 Class 0600: 1022:1102

                     Flags: fast devsel

                 

                00:18.3 Class 0600: 1022:1103

                     Flags: fast devsel

                     Capabilities: #0f

                 

                01:07.0 Class 0200: 10b7:9055 (rev 30)

                     Subsystem: 10b7:9055

                     Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 18

                     I/O ports at 9c00

                     Memory at fdeff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     Expansion ROM at fdec0000

                     Capabilities: Power Management version 1

                 

                01:0b.0 Class 0c00: 104c:8023 (prog-if 10)

                     Subsystem: 1043:808b

                     Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 16

                     Memory at fdefe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     Memory at fdef8000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     Capabilities: Power Management version 2

                 

                03:00.0 Class 0300: 10de:0421 (rev a1)

                     Subsystem: 1682:2302

                     Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17

                     Memory at fa000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable)

                     Memory at f8000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable)

                     I/O ports at 6c00

                     Expansion ROM at fbfe0000

                     Capabilities: Power Management version 2

                     Capabilities: Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-

                     Capabilities: #10

                 

                 

                Have any ideia?

                 

                Thanks for the help

                 

                JailBreak

                • 5. Re: Add SATA disk to Vmware Server
                  Dave.Mishchenko Guru

                  Take a look at this posting here - http://communities.vmware.com/message/834672#834672.  The device id 037f  is the MCP55 SATA controller so you'll want to substitute that pci id for what is used in the posting.

                  • 6. Re: Add SATA disk to Vmware Server
                    Luciano Patrao Hot Shot
                    vExpert

                    Hi

                     

                    OK problem resolved

                     

                    Changing the ID to 037f the VMware Virtual Center recognize the Storage(SATA Disk)

                     

                    Thank you Dave for the help. And thank you rpartmann for the help

                     

                    JailBreak