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bl460c g1 + sb40c -No Left-hand s/w

O.C. Native
Occasional Advisor

bl460c g1 + sb40c -No Left-hand s/w

HP told me that we could install ESX v3.5i on a bl460c g1 with an sb40c connected for use as extra storage for the blade without the Left-hand s/w.
However, when we bring up the ESX host, it doesn't see the sb40c HDD. (Single RAID-5 using all six HDDs.) ESX does see the SmartArray P400 in the sb40c, just not the RAID array.
Any ideas, or wise counsel or advice would all be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
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Jan Soska
Honored Contributor

Re: bl460c g1 + sb40c -No Left-hand s/w

O.C. Native
Occasional Advisor

Re: bl460c g1 + sb40c -No Left-hand s/w

Thank you for your kind reply. I will check this out immediately.
O.C. Native
Occasional Advisor

Re: bl460c g1 + sb40c -No Left-hand s/w

Solution:
(Duh.) The RAID-5 Array was 2.38TB, which is over the 2TB limitation for VMFS. I reconfigured the Array as a 1.82TB RAID-6, and the server sees it just fine.
Thanks.
O.C. Native
Occasional Advisor

Re: bl460c g1 + sb40c -No Left-hand s/w

Solution:
(Duh.) The RAID-5 Array was 2.38TB, which is over the 2TB limitation for VMFS. I reconfigured the Array as a 1.82TB RAID-6, and the server sees it just fine.
Thanks.