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VMWare esxi 5.0 compatiable with High Point 4 channel PCI express x4 sas raid controller?

Would the High Point 4 Channel PCI express x4 SAS Raid controller be compatiable with ESXI??

If so, how do you add the drivers for it to the install CD??
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If it's on the VMware HCL - YES, otherwise NO.


what is the exact model? do you have ESXi 5.0 drivers, in a vib file?

if drivers are available, they will be available as a VIB file, you upload the VIB file to ESXi server using WinSCP, and execute the following command

esxcli software install vib -d /vmfs/volumes/vib.zip

/vmfs/volumes/vib.zip - is path to drivers (leave in the zip file, do not unzip!)

i have a related problem.

i need a raid controller for my server running ESXi 5.1, but i dont know what to but. i dont want an expensive fancy model, just one for testing. i know that there is this compatible guide, but it only have some Xeon cpu compatible cards. And then i am a bit lost in the jungle..

can you recommend me an adapter.
my requirement is:
at least sata 2 (300)
at least 4 sata 2 ports
interface: Pci express 1 or 2 or 4 or 8
i would prefar: raid 5 if possible

thanks a lot..
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:

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