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Board has built in Esata connection will it work in vsphere

Posted on 2010-01-05
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Since the esata is not an add on pic card but integrated to the board, can an esata drive be attached and formatted to support VMFS? Will Vsphere see it as local storage?





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if the esata card is on the VMWare HCL, it should work. Verify it here
http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php
 
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Example of an esata controller supported by ESX
http://ultimatewhitebox.com/iocontroller/19
 
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I went to the the ultimatewhitebox and it shows only 1 card, I checked the vmware site and it shows nothing for esata

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Just try it ... it may work! If it doesnt ... well then you know! That's what I do :-)
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i need to save $$$ :-)
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