I tryed adding a 1.6 GB ATA IDE Drive to that port and it sill would not see it.
Right now if you go to Configuration \ Storage and then start the Add Storage wizard does it see the 1 TB drive there?
I cant get that far, I have not been able to get past trying to load the software onto the server. I get the following error when I try to install
VMWare ESX Server 31 3.5.0 Installer
Installation operation failed!
The installation operation has encountered a fatal error:
Unable to find a supported device to writethe VMware ESX Server 3i 3.5.0 image to.
The following system inforamtion will assist the VMware Support team with your problem. Please record this inforamtion before proceeding
Model : 132-CK-NF78
Service Tag: 1
Bios Rev: P06
Sorry - I thought you were booting for the USB flash drive. When you get to the point of getting the 'can't find support hardware' try this install method - http://www.vm-help.com/esx/esx3i/ESXi_install_to_IDE_drive/ESXi_install_to_IDE_drive.php.
SUCCESS!!!! Its up and loaded and can see the drive in storage!
Thank you everyone for all your help!!!!!
Are you able to see and use multiple drives with this setup now?
Scott, Yes I was able to see 2 SATA II Drives after I performed the ISCSI bypass in the install config.
On a side note, I have since added a Adaptec ICP5125BR 12-Port SATA/SAS PCIe RAID adapter, and it works great!
OK, that's good to know. I was experiencing a problem with my motherboard, and their tech support suggested I RMA it.
The problem I was seeing was that apparently the BIOS was reporting incorrect disk geometry.
Can you confirm that when you are in the standard BIOS settings page, and you open up one of your SATA drives, does it properly show you your disks geometry?
I am expecting a replacement MB today so hopfully I can get it up and running, but I would be curious if yours works properly...
Thanks in advance!
So, my replacement MB had same problem, and I even tried re-flashing the BIOS, and even going back to BIOS version P06. All had the same problem.
Essentially what I am seeing is that the disk geometry reported by the BIOS doesn't match the actual geometry of the drive. I am seeing this error message in the /var/log/messages file:
Mar 2 12:37:16 Hostd: 2009-03-02 12:37:16.675 'Partitionsvc' 16384 info
Error Stream from partedUtil while getting partitions: Error: The partition
table on /dev/disks/vmhba501:0:0:0 is inconsistent. There are many reasons why
this might be the case. However, the most likely reason is that Linux detected
the BIOS geometry for /dev/disks/vmhba501:0:0:0 incorrectly. GNU Parted
suspects the real geometry should be 238475/64/32 (not 30401/255/63). You
should check with your BIOS first, as this may not be correct. You can inform
Linux by adding the parameter disks/vmhba501:0:0:0=238475,64,32 to the command
line. See the LILO or GRUB documentation for more information. If you think
Parted's suggested geometry is correct, you may select Ignore to continue (and
fix Linux later). Otherwise, select Cancel (and fix Linux and/or the BIOS now).
Geometry Known: 0
While it appears that the machine is working OK, as soon as I really start using it (copy new VMs to it using the VI Client for example), it just hangs. Locks up tighter than a drum.
So, the only way I have been able to get this to run reliably was to go into the BIOS and turn off APICID. However, I seem to be running on just one CPU (atleast that's what the client tells me).
Did you set anything interesting in your BIOS by any chance?
May I ask how you did the iSCSI bypass, as I am experiecing the same problem ?:|
I have this same motherboard, P10 BIOS and I'm having this exact same problem. ESXi 6.0.0 installs but locks up trying to copy a VM using VMware converter to the server; tried both from either a VMware image and a shut down VM on another ESXi 6.0.0 host.
Did anyone ever find a solution to this issue? Is it a geometry issue, or and ACPI setting?
Thanks for any assistance that can be offered!