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Smart Array 6400 HP Esxi 5.1

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Smart Array 6400 HP Esxi 5.1

I've got two Proliant DL380s (1 x G6 and 1 x G7), both with Smart Array 6400 controllers connecting to MSA20's.


ESXi 4.1 is working fine on the current hardware, nd I want to upgrade to 5.1u1.

However, I can't see or find any information on whether the Smart Array 6400 (or the MSA's) will work with 5.1


This document lists the drivers included in the HP 5.1 install, and includes the NICs and onboard array controller. However it doesn't mention anything about the 6400 card, and i've no idea if an upgrade will retain the current drivers or not.


I don't want to just go ahead and put the HP 5.1 disk in and install/upgrade if it won't see my storage and VM's.


Does anyone have any help on this?





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Re: Smart Array 6400 HP Esxi 5.1

i have the same


6400 controller and hp esxi 51u1


i see the drives in the smartarray but have no idea how to put them in raid?


Re: Smart Array 6400 HP Esxi 5.1

Hi Carl,


SA 6400 is not supported on ESXi 5.x.


Click here for the compatiblity of the adapter.



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