Hi, mighty <all>
Did you ever try to install a fresh new install of VMWare ESX 3.0 on a server with SATA drives?
What I have is IBM x3400 with on-baord SATA RAID (does not get recognised by ESX Installer) and two 250 GB SATA drives. The task is to install ESX server on it. I know, I know that RTFM says ESX does not support it but...
I have bumped in to this thread http://www.run-virtual.com/?p=88
where someone successfuly did it. The post says that LSI MegaRAID emulates SCSI (ESX uses the same megaraid driver for sata and SCSI) cheating the installer.
My question is - did you, <all>, ever tried this trick? Any help on that matter is greatly appreciated.