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ML310 ESXI 3.5 U4 SATA RAID (ICH9)

Huijboos
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ML310 ESXI 3.5 U4 SATA RAID (ICH9)

Hi,

I ran ESXi 3.5 U4 on a single SATA disk for a while without any problems.
To boost HDD performance a bit, i ordered 3 additional disks, to put them in RAID and install ESXi on the array, only to find out that the ICH9 controller isn't recognized by ESXi.
Has someone successfully found a way to install ESXi on a RAID array on a ICH9 controller? How can i get the installer to recognize the RAID array?

Thanks!
1 REPLY
VORAV
Advisor

Re: ML310 ESXI 3.5 U4 SATA RAID (ICH9)

Use the follwing link :

http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESXe350-200904201-O-SG.zip
& update the patch.

Description : Firmware update

System Impact : VM Shutdown & Host Reboot

KB/Release :147633
KB : 1007992
KB : 1007991
KB : 1009853

Let me know then after.

ESXi 3.5 Update 4 includes some support for ICH9 and ICH10 controllers. If you are performing a new install you may not require a customized oem.tgz file. If you have been using a custom oem.tgz file you may be able to run without it. After you install patch ESXe350-200903201-O-UG - UPDATE, you can copy /bootbank/binmod.tgz to /tmp, extract it and check ./etc/vmware/simple.map to see if your PCI id for your ICH9 or 10 controller is now listed. You should also verify that the same driver is being used. If your oem.tgz simple.map file is listing ata_piix and the binmod.tgz copy of simple.map lists the ide driver then you should continue to use the modified oem.tgz file.

Or
Use :
â tar -cvzf oem.tgz * and cp oem.tgz /bootbank/oem.tgzâ
3) with Putty cp /bootbank/oem.tgz /tmp/oem.tgz
4) in tmp gzip -d oem.tgz
5) extract oem.tar (tar -x oem.tar)
6) with WinSCP copy Areca driver arcmsr.o into the mod folder
7) modifie pci.ids and simple.map with the correct entries for Areca
8) with WinSCP correct the permissions on the files
9) reboot and see both tha Areca and the ICH9/ICH10 storage adapter are seen !