I have installled ESXi 5.0 on a computer with an Intel RAID saswt4i card. The computer has a RAID 1 (mirrored) drive. I am running the vSphere Hypervisor on another computer on my network, a Windows system. vSphere works fine, I have installed guests. I believe that the Intel RAID card is working properly.
RAID Web Console 2 is running on the Windows system and I want to communicate with the RAID card in the ESXi system. I want it to confirm that it rebuilds from a hot spare when I test it by unplugging a drive cable. When I run RAID Console 2 and give it the IP of the ESXi server it says "no servers found". The Intel web site has some info, http://communities.intel.com/message/74217
says to open port 3071 in the ESXi firewall.
Within ESXi I went to the host system configuration, firewall, and added "gdbserve", which appears to open ports 1000 to 9999 for TCP. I do not see a way to open only port 3071. The 4.0 CLI commands for firewall port settings don't work.
There is a similar question for ESXi 4.0, one person said they did resolve the problem, but there were no details.