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Can't see local storage on HP ML350 G6

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I've got a new HP ML350 G6, using the on board Smart Array p410i Raid Controller with 8 x 1TB SAS drives, configured in a RAID 1+0.  I've got ESXi 4.1 installed on a SD Card.  ESXi boots fine.

However, whenever I attempt to add the local storage, ESXi does not see the available storage.  ESXi does however properly detect the RAID controller.  Is there something I'm missing from the configuration?
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The issue is the fact that you have >2TB of storage. I recommend creating separate pieces of storage (datastores) such that they are < 2TB (specifically 2TB - 512MB = aboug 1.94TB).

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Ahhh, I think that is whats up.  I don't recall having the option to split up the array into datastores; I believe it might be a limitation of the p410i.  The server is at home; I'll have an update later tonight.
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Create the array, and then split it up into what HP calls Logical Drives < 2TB. Available on most Smart Arrays.
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Well, you'll have to split up the Array actually into different RAIDs. Just create different RAIDs that has no more than 1.94TB each.

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Or yes..different logical drives. Good one "hanccocka" (I always forget that cuz...well...I just create  separate RAIDs) :)

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And, I just wanted to make sure that the P400i card was on the HCL...it is, but it's only supported for 3.5 U5 and earlier versions of ESX/i. Another issue to be aware of...

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Looks like I didn't realize that the p410i Raid Controller doesn't have memory to perform more complicated RAIDs nor split into logical drives.  I ordered a 256mb BBWC module for the p410i, set it to RAID5, and then used logical drives to set up several datastores.  Thanks for the help guys!
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