This is from the LSI Knowledge Base and I've followed these instructions, yet I cannot get the 3Ware driver for my 3Ware 9550 controller card to load. See the error I'm getting at the end:
VMWare ESXi4.0/4.0 update 1:
(RAID Device can only be Secondary Storage)
1). Install 3ware RAID Controller, drives and define RAID Unit(s).
2). Boot from the ESXi 4.0/4.0 update 1 Installation Media and install to Primary Hard Drive. I have an IDE drive installed in addition to the 3Ware controller card.
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.
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, 'AMCC_2.26.08.035vm40-offline_bundle-265875.zip'
to the root of C:\ e.g. C:\AMCC_2.26.08.035vm40-offline_bundle-265875.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 Maintenance 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:\AMCC_2.26.08.035vm40-offline_bundle-265875.zip -i
At this point, I get "host was not updated, no changes required. Skipping bulletin AMCC-2.26.08.035vm40; it is installed or obsoleted.
It drops me to a CLI\bin prompt. I reboot ESXi and the 3Ware driver never loads and I can't see the 500 GB drives attached to the controller.
What am I doing wrong?