What it has is i chipset, which offers software- aka bios-, fake-, etc raid. I can pop a Windows Server CD and it recognizes the raid configuration without any hassles. Thank you all for your contributions. Thanks for the link. I’m going to attempt some of the suggestions on the thread.
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All I can see are SAS controllers.
Anyways, I guess either I just use the adaptec embedded sata raid controller supermicro drives as they are or buy a sata raid controller. Either I’m blind or something, but I can’t find a sata raid controller. I’m going to attempt some of the suggestions on the thread.
However, when I start going thru the installation process of ESXi 5. I’d figure I tried using an older version to see supericro it contains the drivers necessary to make it work and attempt to port those drivers into ESXI 5.
Activate OnBoard SATA RAID on Supermicro Motherboards – Thomas-Krenn-Wiki
Please enter a title. Thank you all for your contributions.
I have tried both Intel and Adaptec embedded controllers and ESXi just doesn’t recognize the raid configuration. I’ll just deal with it or save up. If it can’t be done, then it can’t be done, it is what it is. This is not supported by ESXi for very good reasons.
Ok, I have attempted the suggestions posted on the controoller and none has worked. To enable the raid controllers, I go into the BIOS and enable the raid configuration for either intel or adaptec. I have the same question Show 0 Likes 0.
I will post any results later.
Adaptec ESB2 SATA RAID controller in SupermicroX7DBE motherboard – CentOS
Any suggestions would be appreciated it. And even if it were, without cache you’d get terrible performance You can not post a blank message. I attempted to download ESXi 4 but it is no longer available.
This content has been marked as final. It is too bad that it just doesn’t It’s sad to see that VMware just doesn’t put a lot of effort in supporting hardware like Microsoft supermkcro.
I can pop a Windows Server CD and it recognizes the raid configuration without any hassles. Others have had similar issues with that motherboard. Please type your message and try again. Not sure about that “r1.