Drivers for VMware ESXi 4.1 or Tale of how to feed the red pill rests on Neo?

Good afternoon, Gabrieli!


Lived-was the server on Intel S5000PSL motherboard and two Xeon-and with hardware support for virtualization. A census of this population revealed a hardware SAS RAID controller LSI 1064e. Notlong after this, we gathered in a RAID 5 array with 4 drives and be reinicializacao it.


While hard spun in anticipation of formatting for a license for vSphere 4 Essentials Plus from the site vmware.com was downloaded the original iso image VMware ESXi 4.1


The boot disk has been successfully written and we moved on to the installation overseas of the beast.

After accepting the license agreement the installer seditious stated that he did not know where to install and that generally all went to the forest, press a single button Reboot.


To test for experimental PXE was launched SYSRESCD, which partially confirmed the statement of the vmware controller is, but it does not contain partitions. In contrast, the previously sacrificed Windows Server 2003 quite successfully worked for allegedly missing a RAID array.


We were already going to be sad, but just remember on the Intel website. From there, the unknown American lands were downloaded archive drivers for ESXi 4.1 that contains the iso image of the disc on 450кb

The driver disk has been successfully written, but the tale breaks off, because we don't know how to feed their picky installer VMware ESXi 4.1. Unfortunately during the installation process the installer does not hint about a possible bait third-party RAID driver.


Please help to complete the tale.
October 8th 19 at 01:03
5 answers
October 8th 19 at 01:05
Create a custom ESXi image for your RAID Driver is an example of integrating the RAID driver from 3ware. Judging by the tale you are a man with straight hands can figure out how to make similar, difficult there. If difficulty with English — us, will do the translation.
I will try - ellen.Veum24 commented on October 8th 19 at 01:08
October 8th 19 at 01:07
There you have fake-raid apparently.
On account of the "slip driver" alas, will not help.
The motherboard is clearly seen that the soldered mykruha from LSI Logic, on the other hand, the array is called in the BIOS as "SW RAID" - ellen.Veum24 commented on October 8th 19 at 01:10
October 8th 19 at 01:09
The easiest thing is to put ESX on the disk outside of the RAID, after which it established to slip the driver that he saw the main section for storage of virtualos.
How to slip the wood that is already installed? - ellen.Veum24 commented on October 8th 19 at 01:12
October 8th 19 at 01:11
You got lucky, most likely your RAID ESRTII (onboard 1064e) is not supported. Podpilivaya drivers will not help.
VmWare is really a piece of metal does not, but if it is wood then it is necessary to try - ellen.Veum24 commented on October 8th 19 at 01:14
October 8th 19 at 01:13
on one of the 4.1 we have completely do not see screws more terabytes.
The screw on 73GB - ellen.Veum24 commented on October 8th 19 at 01:16

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