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VMWare ESX 4i on ML 330 G6 SATA RAID - no raid set visible

 
MarcusJocham
Occasional Contributor

VMWare ESX 4i on ML 330 G6 SATA RAID - no raid set visible

Hi there,

I configured RAID 1 on the server, seeing 1 logical volume in SmartArray Manager, but when I try to install ESX it brings up the two separate 250 GB HDDs

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance
2 REPLIES
Michael A. McKenney
Respected Contributor

Re: VMWare ESX 4i on ML 330 G6 SATA RAID - no raid set visible

Did you install the RAID controller drivers with ESXi?
Daniel Bowers
Trusted Contributor

Re: VMWare ESX 4i on ML 330 G6 SATA RAID - no raid set visible

It sounds like you're using the embedded Embedded HP Smart Array B110i SATA RAID Controller. ESX doesn't have a driver (included or installable) for this controller in RAID mode. The B110i is chipset-based RAID, which ESX doesn't support.

ESX will load a SATA driver for this controller, so it just sees 2 drives.

If you use a RAID controller like the P212 in a slot, this should work.