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Fibre Channel to PCI-X HBA driver for ESXi 5!?

Posted on 2012-03-31
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Hi,

I've upgraded my ESXi 4 to ESXi 5 (via a new install - upgrading didn't work). I've added my iSCSI datastores = no problem. But I can't connect to my FibreChannel disks ... how do I do that again!? The storage added (which is not visible in the host configuration either right now) is a 2 Gb Fibre Channel to PCI-X HBA.

Any help is greatly appreciated!!! It's quite urgent of course ...

Thanks a loz!
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Is the 2 Gb Fibre Channel to PCI-X HBA support by ESXi 5.0, and on the Hardware Compatibility List?


Check the VMware HCL (Hardware Compatability Lists) here
http://www.vmware.com/go/hcl

Can you see the storage controller HBA, under storage adaptors, or is it missing?
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by:Xeronimo
ID: 37791029
Uh, I'm not sure it's on the list ... I totally forgot to do this :/ I have to check that now ...

In the worst case scenario: could I reinstall ESXi 4 and then active the HBA again? It worked with ESXi 4
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by:Xeronimo
ID: 37791048
Update: I don't see the storage controller HBA under 'storage adaptors' ... i think I'll reinstall ESXi 4 and hope to get the HBA working again there! Any help is appreciated ...
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Okay, you need to check if the FC HBA is supported on ESXi 5.0.
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ID: 37791059
what is your storage controller?
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ID: 37791060
you may need to install drivers for it?
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by:Xeronimo
ID: 37791065
Here the versions are only 4.0 and 4.1: http://partnerweb.vmware.com/comp_guide2/detail.php?deviceCategory=io&productid=4009&vcl=true

But the previous link had a driver for esxi 5.0?
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by:Xeronimo
ID: 37791070
The storage controller is a QLogic QLA2340 ...
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ID: 37791073
looks like support has been dropped for ESXi 5.0.

those drivers appear to be for the 2462, you could try adding those drivers to your ESXi 5.0 installation.
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by:Xeronimo
ID: 37791075
Argh, yes, I just found this comment in another forum: "at Qlogic QLA2340 is not supported on the new ESXi5."

So I guess I have to reinstall ESXi 4.1, right?

Where would I find the drivers for that version again?

Thanks a lot, man!!
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by:Xeronimo
ID: 37791098
Ah, wait, I think the drivers for the QLA2340 are in the ESXi 4.1 package ... I'm gonna try that reinstall now ...
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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yes, QLA2340 on supported and included in ESXi 4.1.
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by:Xeronimo
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I had to reinstall 4.1 because 5.0 doesn't support the device anymore.
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