Raid Utility Inside of ESX 3.5 VM Guest OS
Posted on 2008-06-19
I have a windows 2008 guest running on esx 3.5.
I am running a dell perc 5 i controller card. I am not able to get the dell server admin or lsi megaraid admin utility to detect the controller so that i can use the raid admin inside of the os. I have not installed the specific raid card drivers (esx detects the perc and loads a lsi driver for the raid controller), should I install the actual driver from dell inside the VM or are you suppose to use the "Virtual" device driver.
is there something else causing the problem? This is my first test vm box and i am not sure if it is general practice to load the specifc hard ware drivers like you normally would or if you are suppose to continue to use the somewhat more generic drivers that are presented to the OS.