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ZFS for ESXi on HP Microserver, pass through not possible?

Hi,

So, I have my 16GB Microserver, LSI-card, sharkoon 6 SSD's seen by server.

The all-in-one guide for ZFS/napp-it says to use pass-through (http://www.napp-it.org/doc/downloads/all-in-one.pdf):

passthrough
... but my microserver does not support it?
passthrough2
Anything that can be done about it? Or should I map again (raw mapping) each ssd? Hoped not to need to do this but go directly via lsi.

Please advise.
J.
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David

8/22/2022 - Mon
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David

It is a great server, but the controller/backplane isn't for ZFS.  Get a LSI JBOD SAS2/SATA controller and use external storage.  Heck, these are SSDs so if you don't want to spend any extra money, you can duct tape them, for all that matters, to the top of enclosure.  But that controller just isn't going to fly.
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