Installing VMWare ESX 3.5 on a white box system with Intel ICH6R South Bridge & ITE 8212F IDE RAID
Posted on 2008-10-27
I'm setting up a sandbox WMWare ESX 3.5 server. I'm using a white box with an ASUS P5AD2-E Deluxe motherboard. It has Intel ICH6R RAID support for SATA drives (0, 1, or 0+1). I have two SATA drive in the system and have successfully configured a RAID0 array using the onboard Intel config utility. However, when I go to install ESX 3.5 it only sees two phyisical SATA drives (which are identical, by the way), not as a single RAID volume. Under the ESX intstallation options it really just provides a prompt, which I think would allow me to load othe modules for device support, similar to LINUX. Might I need to load some other module to support this RAID, or maybe since it's not a true server m/b it's just not supported, ???