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Raid Driver for VMware ESXI 4.1.0, Raid card 9690 Se Install problems

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I am trying to install the raid driver for secondary storage on our ESXI server. I have posted the instructions I am following below. they are the same as it was for Version 4.0. Anyway This time when running the command 'perl vihostupdate.pl -server 192.168.123.149 -username root -password "" -b c:\offline-bundle.zip --nosigcheck -i'

I get this
No Matching bulliten or VIB was found in the metadata. No bullitens for this platform could be found. Nothing to do.

Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong. I have dome the same procedure on the same server when we used ESXI 4.0. There are the new drivers for it from LSI.





See also http://kb.lsi.com/KnowledgebaseArticle15753.aspx#vmware

Prerequisites:

a. LSI 3ware 9750 RAID Controller(s).
b. ESX and/or ESXi 4.1 Installation Media
c. 3ware driver image on CD (attached to this KB article)
d. Windows 2000; XP; Server 2003; Vista or Server 2008 on the local Network
ESX or ESXi 4.1:

1). Install 3ware RAID Controller, drives and define RAID Unit(s). (Please reference 3ware Quick Installation

Guide for further information)

2). Boot from the VMware ESX or ESXi 4.1 DVD-ROM. When prompted for additional driver support, please provide

the 3ware driver CD attached to this KB article and click next. Once the driver is loaded proceed with the

installation, choosing the volume, etc.

3). Download and install the VMWare vSphere Client/CLI Version 4.0.0-161974.

4). Launch the vSphere client providing the root account and password. Once the vSphere Client is running,
you can setup Vms; Storage Pools, etc.

5). You MUST run VMware patch ESX400-200907001 for ESX 4.0 or ESXi400-VEM-200907001 for ESXi 4.0
    due to a bug in the VMkernel not calling the drivers pci_driver->shutdown entrypoint, causing the array to
    occasionally get an unclean shutdown.   This issue will be fixed in ESX/ESXi 4.0 "update 1", at which

time,
    the above patches are no longer needed.

Please note:  You can use the 64-bit tw_cli from the 10.0 code set or newer

http://www.lsi.com/channel/ChannelDownloads/


VMWare ESX or ESXi 4.1:
(RAID Device can only be Secondary Storage)

1). Install 3ware RAID Controller, drives and define RAID Unit(s). (Please reference 3ware Quick Installation

Guide for further information)

2). Boot from the ESXi 4.0/4.0 update 1 Installation Media and install to Primary Hard Drive.

3). Once completed take note of the IP address or hostname of the ESXi server and make sure you can ping the

host.

4). From the Windows system, download and install the combination VMware vSphere Client/CLI Version

4.0.0-161974.
General link: http://www.vmware.com/download/vsphere/open_source.html
VMWare CLI: http://communities.vmware.com/community/developer/vsphere_cli
VMWare client:  Please follow these steps to download the needed VMWare client:
   a.  Go to http://www.vmware.com, and click on "Downloads"
   b.  Next to VMware ESXi click on "Free Download"
   c.  Under 'VMware ESXi 4 Installable' click on "Download".  
   d.  At this point you must login.  If you don't have a login with VMware, you will need to create a free

account.  
   e.  After logging in, click on "Continue".  You will now be able to download "VMware vSphere Client and

Host Update Utility".

5). Download and install the VMWare-viclient 4.0.0-162856

6). Insert the 3ware Driver CDROM or medium that contains the driver file. Copy the file, 'offline-bundle.zip'
to the root of C:\ e.g. C:\offline-bundle.zip.

7). Launch the vSphere Client providing the credentials for root.

8). Put the ESXi server into Maintenance Mode from Vsphere Client.
(Double click on Inventory-->Click Summary tab-->click Enter Maintanence Mode.)

9). Go to Programs>VMware> and launch the vSphere CLI.

10). You should have a command prompt showing the following path, 'C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vSphere CLI'

11). Change directory to bin e.g. 'cd bin'

12). Now enter the following command via the VMWare CLI:
perl vihostupdate.pl -server 192.168.123.149 -username root -password "" -b c:\offline-bundle.zip --nosigcheck -i

If you see this error: "metadata.zip.sig does not exist/signature mismatch : metadata.zip/Unable to unpack

update package" be sure that you are using verison 4.0 of the VMware RCLI , and not an older version.

13). Once the driver load using vihostupdate is finished, close the VMWare CLI.

14). Go back into the vSphere Client and take the Esxi server out of maintenance mode
(Click Summary tab-->click Exit Maintanence Mode.)

15). Reboot it.
(Click Summary tab-->click Reboot, then Yes to confirm)

16). As the ESXi server comes back up, you should see the 3warexxx driver loading on the ESXi server.

17). Once the system has fully completed the reboot and all services have loaded, on Vsphere you'll see the

connection to the ESXi Server will be automatically reestablished through the vSphere Client.

18). Now you are ready to create VMs; Storage Pools, etc.
vSphere

19). You MUST run VMware patch ESX400-200907001 for ESX 4.0 or ESXi400-VEM-200907001 for ESXi 4.0
    due to a bug in the VMkernel not calling the drivers pci_driver->shutdown entrypoint, causing the array to
    occasionally get an unclean shutdown.   This issue will be fixed in ESX/ESXi 4.0 "update 1", at which

time,
    the above patches are no longer needed.

Please note:  When running VMware ESXi 4.0 with the 9750, you can't use the tw_cli from a standard 3ware code

set.  You should use the tw_cli that is included with this readme.txt file.  You can run this special version

of the attached binary of tw_cli in ESXi 4.0 by ssh’ing into the machine.  The user's guide for the tw_cli

gives the syntax for all commands, and can be found on the LSI 3ware support page

http://www.lsi.com/channel/ChannelDownloads/.


CLI Syntax Legend:
x.x.x.x - ESXi Server System IP

"" - default password [if not changed]
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It appears maybe you are using the 4.0 version of the driver. You should download VMware_certified_ESX_and_ESXi_4.1_for_9750.zip from the link you posted. Click vmware, then it would be the bottom right link on the page. The readme for that file references 4.1 instead of 4.0:

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See also http://kb.lsi.com/KnowledgebaseArticle15753.aspx#vmware

Prerequisites:

a. LSI 3ware 9750 RAID Controller(s).
b. ESX and/or ESXi 4.1 Installation Media
c. 3ware driver image on CD (attached to this KB article)
d. Windows 2000; XP; Server 2003; Vista or Server 2008 on the local Network
ESX or ESXi 4.1:

1). Install 3ware RAID Controller, drives and define RAID Unit(s). (Please reference 3ware Quick Installation Guide for further information)

2). Boot from the VMware ESX or ESXi 4.1 DVD-ROM. When prompted for additional driver support, please provide the 3ware driver CD attached to this KB article and click next. Once the driver is loaded proceed with the installation, choosing the volume, etc.

3). Download and install the VMWare vSphere Client/CLI Version 4.0.0-161974.

4). Launch the vSphere client providing the root account and password. Once the vSphere Client is running,
you can setup Vms; Storage Pools, etc.

5). You MUST run VMware patch ESX400-200907001 for ESX 4.0 or ESXi400-VEM-200907001 for ESXi 4.0
    due to a bug in the VMkernel not calling the drivers pci_driver->shutdown entrypoint, causing the array to
    occasionally get an unclean shutdown.   This issue will be fixed in ESX/ESXi 4.0 "update 1", at which time,
    the above patches are no longer needed.

Please note:  You can use the 64-bit tw_cli from the 10.0 code set or newer http://www.lsi.com/channel/ChannelDownloads/


VMWare ESX or ESXi 4.1:
(RAID Device can only be Secondary Storage)

1). Install 3ware RAID Controller, drives and define RAID Unit(s). (Please reference 3ware Quick Installation Guide for further information)

2). Boot from the ESXi 4.0/4.0 update 1 Installation Media and install to Primary Hard Drive.

3). Once completed take note of the IP address or hostname of the ESXi server and make sure you can ping the host.

4). From the Windows system, download and install the combination VMware vSphere Client/CLI Version 4.0.0-161974.
General link: http://www.vmware.com/download/vsphere/open_source.html
VMWare CLI: http://communities.vmware.com/community/developer/vsphere_cli
VMWare client:  Please follow these steps to download the needed VMWare client:
   a.  Go to http://www.vmware.com, and click on "Downloads"
   b.  Next to VMware ESXi click on "Free Download"
   c.  Under 'VMware ESXi 4 Installable' click on "Download".  
   d.  At this point you must login.  If you don't have a login with VMware, you will need to create a free account.  
   e.  After logging in, click on "Continue".  You will now be able to download "VMware vSphere Client and Host Update Utility".

5). Download and install the VMWare-viclient 4.0.0-162856

6). Insert the 3ware Driver CDROM or medium that contains the driver file. Copy the file, 'offline-bundle.zip'
to the root of C:\ e.g. C:\offline-bundle.zip.

7). Launch the vSphere Client providing the credentials for root.

8). Put the ESXi server into Maintenance Mode from Vsphere Client.
(Double click on Inventory-->Click Summary tab-->click Enter Maintanence Mode.)

9). Go to Programs>VMware> and launch the vSphere CLI.

10). You should have a command prompt showing the following path, 'C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vSphere CLI'

11). Change directory to bin e.g. 'cd bin'

12). Now enter the following command via the VMWare CLI:
perl vihostupdate.pl -server x.x.x.x -username root -password "" -b c:\offline-bundle.zip -i

If you see this error: "metadata.zip.sig does not exist/signature mismatch : metadata.zip/Unable to unpack update package" be sure that you are using verison 4.0 of the VMware RCLI , and not an older version.

13). Once the driver load using vihostupdate is finished, close the VMWare CLI.

14). Go back into the vSphere Client and take the Esxi server out of maintenance mode
(Click Summary tab-->click Exit Maintanence Mode.)

15). Reboot it.
(Click Summary tab-->click Reboot, then Yes to confirm)

16). As the ESXi server comes back up, you should see the 3warexxx driver loading on the ESXi server.

17). Once the system has fully completed the reboot and all services have loaded, on Vsphere you'll see the connection to the ESXi Server will be automatically reestablished through the vSphere Client.

18). Now you are ready to create VMs; Storage Pools, etc.
vSphere

19). You MUST run VMware patch ESX400-200907001 for ESX 4.0 or ESXi400-VEM-200907001 for ESXi 4.0
    due to a bug in the VMkernel not calling the drivers pci_driver->shutdown entrypoint, causing the array to
    occasionally get an unclean shutdown.   This issue will be fixed in ESX/ESXi 4.0 "update 1", at which time,
    the above patches are no longer needed.

Please note:  When running VMware ESXi 4.0 with the 9750, you can't use the tw_cli from a standard 3ware code set.  You should use the tw_cli that is included with this readme.txt file.  You can run this special version of the attached binary of tw_cli in ESXi 4.0 by ssh’ing into the machine.  The user's guide for the tw_cli gives the syntax for all commands, and can be found on the LSI 3ware support page http://www.lsi.com/channel/ChannelDownloads/.


CLI Syntax Legend:
x.x.x.x - ESXi Server System IP

"" - default password [if not changed]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Good Luck
   
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